Eating for $10 or less downtown Las Vegas

on April 17, 2017

Historically, downtown Las Vegas is known for being a great place to eat on a budget. So we’ve decided to point out some of the best places to have a great eats for less than $10 for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


The Donut Bar

124 S. 6th Street, Las Vegas NV 89101.

Voted the most decorated donut shop in the US – Featured on Food Network, Steve Harvey & Ellen DeGeneres

We are giving the Donut Bar our top pick for breakfast on a $10 budget. Go on the weekend and try the French Toast Donut Made with Saigon Cinnamon Sugar Donuts, dipped in their house-made 5-Star custard, sizzled on a griddle to golden perfection! The donut will cost $5 so you still have another $5 to splurge on another donut or coffee.

Helpful Hint – Free 15 minute parking in the John E. Carson lot located on 6th.


Chicago Joe’s

820 S.  4th Street, Las Vegas NV 89101

Featured on Food Paradise & Voted Best place for a power lunch and Best place to take a client to Lunch by the Review Journal.

Chicago Joe’s has been serving up Italian favorites in the downtown neighborhood since 1975. At $9 for the lunch special, this is a culinary home run every time! I stick to the basics, pasta with meat sauce. The lunch special also includes salad, bread, and a drink.

There are also other options to consider for the lunch special including the Chicago Combo (Beef & Sausage) Sandwich at $8.50 or the Grilled Chicken Sandwich at $9.50.

If you have never been, please check out your new best friend in the downtown community!

Helpful Hint – Free parking behind the building and on the street in front of the restaurant



Cornish Pasty Company

10 East Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89104

The Cornish pasty originates from Cornwall (Southwest England) and can be traced back as far as the 13th century. Traditional pasties were made with different fillings at each end; one end containing meat and vegetables, and the other end with a sweet filling. Today, Cornish Pasties are filled with steak, potatoes, swede (rutabaga) and onions. Cornish Pasty Company is a wonderful addition to the downtown Las Vegas Art’s District and I encourage you to experience this delightful baked pastry.  Your first time going, we recommend being a traditionalist and sticking with The Oggie (The traditional Pasty). The Oggie Pasty is served with steak, potato, onions, rutabaga (swede) with a side of red wine gravy or ketchup. At just $9.25, this is a great option on a budget!

Helpful Hint– There is no parking on Charleston; however, free parking on Casino (Street going North/South) near Vesta Coffee Roasters.

I also enjoy their soups and salads here.  A half order of the Garden Salad ($4.25) & Mushroom, Walnut, Spinach soup ($4.75) served together will cost you $9.00. Or check out their desserts like the Peanut Butter & Jelly Pasty (peanut butter, bananas, raspberry jelly served with whipped cream, or ice cream & raspberry sauce) costing $7.

Are you familiar with downtown Las Vegas eateries?  If so, please share your opinion (and pictures) about the best places to eat on a budget!

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