I know a lot of you are searching for cheap meals on or near the Las Vegas Strip, because one of the most popular posts on my site continues to be 10 Vegas Breakfasts Under $10, which I originally published in August 2010 (and have updated a couple of times since then).
I decided it was time to hunt up some more deals! (You can thank me later.) Here are 10 MORE Vegas Breakfasts Under $10. Again, prices do NOT include coffee, juice or other costly beverages. Drink water, it’ll probably be the only time all day that you do.
Peppermill Restaurant and Lounge
I love the Peppermill for its retro Vegas vibe. If you’re in search of Old School Vegas, you’ll find it here in spades. (Seriously, you should visit for that alone.) The restaurant serves breakfast 24 hours a day, so if you’re into the whole “breakfast-for-supper” thing, you can have a cheap dinner here, too. Score! Your under $10 options include: French Toast for $8.95, the Old Fashioned Belgian Waffle for $8.95, biscuits and gravy for $8.25, the granola and yogurt parfait (with seasonal fruit) for $9.75, or the Extraordinary Oatmeal (with bananas, raisins, walnuts, milk and brown sugar) for $9.50.
Tequila Bar at Ballys
Late risers, rejoice! The Tequila Bar at Ballys serves an All Day Breakfast (because it doesn’t open until noon). This one offers the Two Eggs Any Style for $10, French Toast for $8, a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for $8, or a Build-Your-Own Omelette for $10. If you have (or sign up for) a Total Rewards (players club) card and show it to your server, they’ll take $1 off those prices.
Sidewalk Cafe, Ballys
One thing you can count on at Ballys, it’s a budget traveler’s dream. Again, you’ll want the Total Rewards card to show your server so you can get the buttermilk or blueberry pancakes, belgian waffle, vanilla bean french toast, 2 eggs any style (with hash browns, meat, and bread), a ham and cheese omelet, or a build-your-own omelet—all for just $9.99. (If you’re too lazy to sign up for the Total Rewards card or forgot to bring it with you to breakfast, it’s only $1 more.)
PBR Rock Bar, Miracle Mile Shops
Get the Classic French Toast for $8.95 (if by “classic” you had bread dipped in crème brule batter when you were growing up—wow), a Belgian Waffle for $7.95, or a Classic Breakfast of 3 eggs with bacon or sausage, Texas toast and tater tots for just $9.95. If you must combat last night’s sinning with a healthy breakfast, they also have oatmeal for $8.95 or fruit and yogurt for $9.95. If you prefer the Southern breakfast of champions, try the biscuits and gravy for $9.95. Finally, for those really living on the edge, there is the cardiac arrest plate of Breakfast Skins: “Crispy potato skins filled with scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese, topped with sour cream and green onions” for $9.95. PBR also offers breakfast all day. Do these restaurants know the Vegas crowd, or what?
Cabo Wabo Cantina, Miracle Mile Shops
Outside of IHOP, it’s very rare to see a cheap breakfast that offers eggs and pancakes in the same dish, but Cabo Wabo has the Two & Two (for $9), which features two eggs and two buttermilk pancakes, served with bacon or sausage and breakfast potatoes. Or you could get the classic Two Eggs Any Style for $9, or three buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup, fresh berries and whipped cream for $8. If you’re an “El Healthyo,” you can get the breakfast bearing that name—fresh fruit, berries, plain yogurt, granola and honey—for $9.
America at New York New York
America, land of the free, home of the brave, and restaurant of the New York-New York Resort and Casino, has some cheap breakfasts, like the Empire State Plate (the standard 2 egg breakfast with bacon or sausage) for $8.95; 3 buttermilk pancakes $9.95; the Create Your Own omelet for $8.95; and biscuits and gravy for just $4.95. My God, you could even spring for a side of bacon with that price.
Il Fornaio, New York New York
Il Fornaio isn’t just a great restaurant for dinner when you’re craving Italian food. It also serves breakfast and has a ton of options under $10–pancakes, french toast, oatmeal, granola, eggs, omelettes, you name it. I recommend dining on the terrace if it’s available; it faces the casino and allows you some great people-watching opportunities while you eat.
Ports O’ Call Buffet, The Gold Coast
This buffet is rather like the one at its sister hotel, the Orleans: Good and cheap. For just $6.99, you can load up on all the usual breakfast suspects. The catch? It’s off-Strip. No problem, though. Just catch their free shuttle from the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. This probably isn’t a great choice for early risers (unless you have a car), as the shuttle doesn’t start running until 9am.
Bouchon Bakery, Venetian
For those of you who really can’t stomach much more than a coffee and pastry for breakfast, head on over to Bouchon at the Venetian, where you can start your day with such delightful morsels as the Beignets du Jour, house-made spiced donuts with Bouchon Bakery jam for $7, a baguette with butter, jam and Nutella for $4, a pecan sticky bun for $4.25, or Pain au Chocolat for $4. Those cheap prices mean you can actually afford a cup of coffee to go with your breakfast. After all, sometimes, caffeine really is more important than protein.
And then, there’s always. . . .
This restaurant really needs no introduction to Americans, but for our friends from other countries, Denny’s is a chain restaurant with low prices and large portions. They make skillet breakfasts, pancakes, and that sort of thing. I can’t vouch for quality—it’s been years since I’ve set foot in a Denny’s—but if you’re looking for a breakfast that costs less than $10, you’ll find that here. There are a couple of locations on the Strip—including one next door to the Monte Carlo and another inside the Casino Royale. Don’t set your expectations too high for this place, and you won’t be disappointed.
Disclaimer: The photos used in this post are not representative of the breakfasts at these restaurants, I just needed random shots of breakfast food.