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. Lucky Dragon - Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino - Daily - Free
As a new casino, Lucky Dragon takes the traditional top spot in the Top Ten this month, but the assignment is more than ceremonial. This place is breaking new ground in its dedication to its Chinese theme and target market.
2. Steak Dinner - Ellis Island - 24 hours - $7.99
The complete steak dinner at Ellis Island remains in the Top Ten. 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.
3. 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.
4. Beer - Best Western Plus Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1
The Casino Royale bar has completed its build-out and some drink prices have been raised, but the Michelob deal survives. You can still get a Michelob or Michelob Ultra in the bottle around the clock for just a buck.
5. $500 Rebate - Plaza - Daily - Free
This deal was discontinued on Jan. 1. The best current rebate deal in town is for $200 at Tropicana. New members only. Must have out-of-state ID.
6. Breakfast - Klondike Sunset - Daily - $1.49
The $1.49 bacon or sausage & eggs breakfast at Klondike Sunset is the lowest-priced eggs-and-meat breakfast in town, available every day from 7 to 11 am. Plus there are four more good specials served during the same hours.
7. Draft Beer - Flamingo Las Vegas - Daily - 5¢
Against the odds, the Flamingo’s 5¢ beer (#7) made it through its first month and continues to be served daily from 5 to 6 pm at the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar in the Margaritaville Casino area. This deal packs ’em in for an hour, so head over a little early and pay retail ($6) for the first one to stake out your position, then pop another five for just a quarter more.
8. Mac King - Harrah's - Tues.–Sat. - $14.98
It looks like the deal for the Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s (#8) has changed slightly. Rather than having to buy two tickets to get the discount, we’re told that you can buy single tickets for $14.98 apiece. Go to the players club and ask for the Mac King drink-ticket special, or just use the vouchers in the Member Rewards Book.
9. Hot Dog - South Point - Daily - $1.25
Returning to the list are the $1.25 hot dogs at South Point (#9). These are the best dogs at the best price in town and they come with onions, kraut, and relish at no additional charge. The dogs are sold from a cart in the sports book from 10 am until they close around 5 pm. There’s an equally good sports book hot dog at the Gold Coast, but it costs 25¢ more.
We told you we’d find an oyster replacement for the departed db Brasserie and we have. Andiron Steak & Sea isn’t on the Strip—in fact, it’s 10 miles away in Downtown Summerlin—but everything else about its $1 oyster deal (#10) is as good or better than its predecessor. The dollar oysters are served daily from 5 to 7 pm in the bar.