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.
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1. Steak Dinner - Ellis Island - 24 hours - $7.99
With The Park’s ceremonial stint at #1 concluded, the Ellis Island steak dinner reclaims it’s rightful spot at the top of the list as Las Vegas’ best ongoing value. We tried a couple of good bargain steaks this month, but none come close to the combination of quality and price of the EI offering. Served 24/7 in the Café, the filet-cut sirloin comes with soup or salad, choice of potato, and green beans. To get the $7.99 price you have to print out two coupons from an EI kiosk, the second after playing at least $5 in any slot machine with your club card inserted.
2. Shrimp Cocktail - Skyline - 24 hours - $1.49
The shrimp cocktail at Skyline is served 24/7 at the main bar and comes in a cocktail glass, with no filler lettuce or celery, and topped with a tangy sauce, 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.
3. Beer - Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1
While checking out a change in the Mac King deal, we dropped in next door at Casino Royale to get a $1 Michelob. The casino’s new center bar is now in full operation and you’d expect they might raise some prices, but the 24/7 Michelob deal (#3) is still going strong.
4. Oysters - Venetian - Daily - $1
Venetian/Palazzo might have 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.
5. Prime Rib - Downtown Grand - Daily - $9.95
Staying in the Top Ten is the $9.95 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.
6. $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.
7. 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.
8. Breakfasts/Burger - Arizona Charlie's - both locations - 24 hours - $4.99
The trio of specials in the Sourdough Cafés at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder have been raised to #8. 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.
Returning to the list after being bumped by The Park is the lunch comp at Crown & Anchor (#9). Play $20 through a machine and get anything on the menu. Hours are 8 am-2:30 pm at the east location (Tropicana/Maryland Pkwy.) and 11 am-3 pm at the west (Spring Mtn./Decatur). If you miss lunch, the offer is extended until 6 pm on the east and 7 pm on the west.
10. Photo - Binion's Gambling Hall - Daily - Free
It’s always a dilemma when a Top Tenner raises prices and still belongs on the list, which was the case this month with the Mac King show. Mac will be back, but while the show takes its turn in the penalty box, we’re inserting the free photo with $1 million at Binion’s in the #10 spot. It doesn’t have quite the cache of the original, when all of the bills in the display were hundreds (they’re mixed now), but it’s still a cool souvenir available 9 am-11:30 pm. The photo takes 30 minutes to process.