Las Vegas Top Ten ValuesSince 1983 the Las Vegas Advisor has provided hundreds of thousands of Las Vegas visitors with a monthly list of the best bargains in town.
About the Top Ten
1. The Park - New York-New York - 24 hours - Free
The Park occupies the ceremonial #1 spot this month as the newest must-see attraction in Las Vegas. Is it really a must-see? We think anything new in Vegas that comes with a $100 million price tag qualifies, and more than that, there really are some cool aspects to this new outdoor attraction. Not to mention you’ll get an upfront look at the outside of the $375 million T-Mobile Arena while you’re there. Read discussions and descriptions of The Park throughout this issue.
2. Steak Dinner - Ellis Island - 24 hours - $7.99
The complete steak dinner at Ellis Island (#2) consists of a filet-cut sirloin that comes with soup or salad, choice of potato, and green beans and is served 24/7 for $7.99. But to get that price you have to print out two coupons from an EI kiosk, the second after playing at least $5 in any slot or video poker machine with your club card inserted. Trading the action for the discount is a positive move, but be vigilant if you play at the bar.
3. Shrimp Cocktail - Skyline - 24 hours - $1.49
With one of its closest competitors biting the dust after the closing of the California snack bar, the value of the Skyline shrimp cocktail rises (#3). Served at the main bar for $1.49 around the clock, it’s a must if you find yourself down Boulder Hwy. way. And be sure to check out the Skyline’s excellent video poker inventory, including 9/6 Jacks or Better in quarters and dollars and an 8/5 Bonus Poker progressive for dollars at the bar.
4. Beer - Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1
There are some decent beer prices at The Park, but there’s nothing there, or anywhere on the Strip, that matches the beer deal at Casino Royal (#4), where you can get Michelob in the bottle for a buck, or slum it with 75¢ draft Coors Light. Both are available 24/7 at the main bar.
5. Mac King - Harrah's - Tues.–Sat. - $9.95
As the price to see a Las Vegas production show rises above $90, the incredible value of the $9.95 Mac King ticket deal becomes even more evident. You can usually get the discounted tickets (that come with one drink) at the players club booth or the concierge, or just use the offer in the Member Rewards Book.
6. Oysters - Venetian - Daily - $1
Venetian/Palazzo put out a press release touting its 14 happy hours between the two casinos, but none of the other 13 are as good as the oyster happy hour in the Venetian’s db Brasserie. The deal runs daily from 5 to 6 pm in the bar area.
7. Prime Rib - Downtown Grand - Daily - $9.95
Staying in the Top Ten is the $9.99 prime rib special in S+O at the Downtown Grand. This deal almost made the list last year, but was a little inconsistent. Lately, though, it's been reliably the best prime in town under $10. It's served daily from 5 to 10 pm and comes with a vegetable and mashed potatoes.
8. $500 Rebate - Plaza - Daily - Free
The Plaza rebate is a reimbursement of up to $500 in losses, paid in free-play via two installments on the first and second day after playing; must be a new club member.
9. Hot Dog - South Point - Daily - $1.25
The hot dogs served from a cart in the South Point sports book constitute the best dog deal in town, (limit of three). The hot dogs are available daily from 10 am until they close down the cart around 5 pm. Load up the Vienna all-beef franks with kraut, onions, and relish for no extra charge.
10. Breaksfasts/Burgers - Arizona Charlie's - both locations - 24 hours - $4.99
We couldn’t do a steak & eggs report with the special at Arizona Charlie’s topping the list and not have it in the Top Ten. Hence, the trio of specials in the Sourdough Cafés at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder have been reinstated to the list (#10) after a brief suspension for a 50¢ price hike. Get steak & eggs, ham & eggs, or a hamburger & fries for $4.99 when you show your club card. All three deals are offered 24/7, except mid.-6 am Mon.-Fri. at Boulder.