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A Guide to Budget Las Vegas Dining

Aug 17, 2007
There are many reasons for going to Las Vegas. For many it is an opportunity to enjoy a fantastic array of excess. You can endure excess drink, excess food and excess gambling in any combination you choose. Actually, the phenomenal choice of dining options is the main reason that many visit Vegas and no-one leaves disappointed - when it comes to dining anyway.

Las Vegas has so much more to offer its visitors than gambling. Gone are the days when gambling was the only income for the casinos or that they were the only businesses in town. Vegas has been revamping itself recently and slowly working towards changing its former, sometimes seedy, image.

Renowned for its shining lights and all too-often empty promises, Las Vegas also provides entertainment of world-class proportions and exhilaration to both its residents and visitors. With its variety, it is very difficult not too like it - but don't go there for a quite getaway.

We all need to eat and, without a doubt, Las Vegas has some of the best dining you'll find anywhere. As you would expect, a lot of the fantastic dining opportunities are associated with the casinos. Once a casino has you in its clutches it wants to keep you so there is no way they are going to let you leave the building to eat - you may not come back. They would not be the success they are if there was not a reason to keep the tables full.

People don't tend to eat where the food is bad and for a restaurant a bad review will travel around the world three times before ten good reviews will make it out of the city. For a restaurant, that means they really must earn their reputations to be able to bring business in and hence enable them to stay in business. This goes hand-in-hand with the reputation of the casino as a bad restaurant review can reflect on the casino that houses it.

Even though the casinos can offset pricing to keep gamblers in a casino, dining out can still be expensive so it is worth looking for bargains so that is what I wanted to concentrate on here. There is a great selection of amazing places to eat in Vegas that will not send you rushing to the ATM for extra cash. All you need to do is spend a little time looking around for the latest deals. Competition is so strong in Vegas that great deals are never far away. You'll also save a few bucks by stepping back from the strip a block or two or even going downtown to the older northern end of the strip .

You should also be on the lookout for the various coupons that are handed out or left lying around in shops and hotels.

You will find that they offer deals such as two-for-one or or dollars-off entree prices. The coupon values may not seem like much on their own but if you can save $2 each on dinner for two and you are in Vegas for a week or even two, that soon adds up to saving between $28 and $56. You could then either save that money or use it to spend a little more time on the slot machines or even visit one of the many shows in town.

Don't be concerned that by looking for cheap meal options you will be getting poor quality food. OK, it might not be as elegant an experience as some options available but you may well find that in searching out for meal-deals you can discover better flavor than some of the more expensive dining experiences. Also, it's nice to escape buffet food which is the normal cheaper dining option. There are only so-many buffets you can take before they all taste the same.

The key is to think ahead and look around and listen. People can tell you a lot about what's been a good or bad dining experience for them.
About the Author
David Robertshaw is a professional writer and frequent international traveler. His writing work includes articles and books on various travel topics. He has a free Las Vegas Review Site at http://lasvegas.reviewandresourcecenter.com
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