Dining out in Las Vegas doesn’t have to be expensive. A quick bite to eat at one of the food courts on the Strip offers relatively inexpensive fare, sometimes with dining options, and not necessarily the usual fare. Many worked to bring a variety of restaurants not normally found in a food court. The Cosmopolitan has a collection of higher end fare, while Castle Walk at the Excalibur brought in some clever fries. Caesars Palace even has a group of restaurants that highlight New York fare, while even Fashion Show changes things up with some Asian options. Here’s a look at the food courts to visit in Las Vegas.
The fancy food court at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers more than the ordinary with a collection of restaurants hailing from Portland, Oregon, Nashville, and New Orleans. Start with breakfast at the Big Easy’s District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. with its rotation of more than 100 doughnut flavors, made-from-scratch breakfast biscuit sandwiches, and kolache. Lunch and dinner options include waffle cheese fries, pork belly sliders, and savory doughnut sandwiches. The hidden Ghost Donkey with roots in New York City brings a collection of mezcal and tequilas, by the glass, in a flight, or mixed in a cocktail. Do order the truffle nachos. Hattie B's Hot Chicken out of Nashville at Block 16 Urban Food Hall specializes in southern-fried chicken with heat levels from none to daredevil hot. Pimento mac and cheese, Southern greens, and banana pudding provide the perfect side. Lardo out of Portland specializes in sandwiches, especially pork, along with dirty fries and beer. Head to Pok Pok Wing for chef Andy Ricker’s chicken wings with fish sauce and Som Soda, drinking vinegars in ginger, Thai basil, grapefruit, and turmeric. And hometown favorite Tekka Bar features sushi rolls prepared counter-side and made-to-order with blue crab, yellowtail, salmon and more.
The Forum Food Court at Caesars Palace
This food court at Caesars Palace brings some New York City favorites to the table. The Halal Guys specializes in gyro sandwiches, falafel, platters, and hummus. The secret white sauce recipe makes it even more cravable. DiFara Pizza brings East Coast pies to the Strip. Other options at the Forum Food Court include Smashburger, Earl of Sandwich, TaCo, Tiger Wok & Ramen, and Crepes & More with sweets galore.
Castle Walk Food Court
While some of the options at the Castle Walk Food Court at the Excalibur are certainly expected (think Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Hot Dog on a Stick, and Pizza Hut Express), places such as Frites with its menu of fry concoctions and Krispy Kreme, baking doughnuts twice daily, give this food court an bump up. Grab cocktails at Big Chill, Caribou Coffee at the only Einstein Bros. Bagels on the Strip, Asian fare at Pick Up Stix, funnels of popcorn for walking around food at Popcornopolis, Popeyes Chicken, Schlotzsky's sandwiches and soups, and Starbuck’s.
The Venetian’s food court, small but mighty, features Pizzeria Da Enzo, San Gennaro Burger, Tacos N’ Ritas, Eats Italian, and Cafe Pan right off the casino floor.
The Grand Canal Shoppes has its own food court tucked away within the maze of the faux canal that snakes through its confines. Diners can pick up dishes at PrimeBurger, 7 Leaves, Wasabi Jane, Johhny Rockets, Lobster ME, Soci, Panda Express Cafe Pan, Chicken Now, Subway, Chipotle, or Cafe Pan.
Head up to the third level of Fashion Show mall for the food court with something a little different. The Habit Burger Grill, Ike's Love And Sandwiches, India Masala Cuisine, Opa! Of Greece, Panda Express, Philadelphia Steak & Hoagie, Suki Hana, and Villa Italian Kitchen all find a home here.
Family-friendly fare finds a home at the Flamingo Food Court with its casual-dining choices. Johnny Rockets, Bonanno’s Pizzeria, Pan Asian Express, and L.A. Subs & Salads make up the roster of fare found here.
The Village Eateries at New York-New York
The Village Eateries offer Sirrico’s New York pizza, sandwiches at Greenberg's Deli, fish and chips at Fulton’s Fish Frye, fresh baked pastries at the Village Bakery, and hot dogs at Times Square to Go. Bonus: The Village Street Eateries are open until 3 a.m.
Harrah’s Fulton Street Food Hall
This food court is more of a combination of a food hall and buffet, open 24 hours a day. Pastries, pies, muffins, and cakes join made-to-order burgers, tacos, burritos, and crepes. A sushi bar with bento boxes to go, a noodle bar, frozen yogurt, and more round out this quick-eats spot, Fulton Street Food Hall.