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. Room Rates - D, the - - $14 and up
Our annual July room-rate survey once again shows why low room rates occupy the #1 spot in the Top Ten. Even with resort fees factored in, Las Vegas room prices are as low as you’ll find anywhere in the country, let alone in a premier resort destination. Many of the best deals were found using our room and show codes at LasVegasAdvisor.com. To get the latest on new deals as we find them, sign up for the LVA Gold online newsletter, which we send out every week for free.
2. Steak Dinner - Ellis Island - 24 hours - $7.99
The Ellis Island steak dinner (#2) is served in the Café and requires that you print out two coupons from an EI kiosk, the second after playing at least $5 in any slot machine with your club card inserted, to get the $7.99 price. This dinner includes a 10-ounce filet-cut sirloin, which comes with salad, garlic green beans, choice of potato, and fresh microbrewed beer.
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 - Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1
One of the town's best drinking options is located center-Strip at Casino Royale where Michelobs are $1 and a Coors Light draft is 75¢.
5. Mac King - Harrah's - Tues.–Sat. - $9.95
You have to seek out the $9.95 tickets for the Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s; they’re usually available at either the players club booth or the concierge, or ask the box office where they’re being distributed.
6. Buffets - Station Casinos - All locations - Daily - $5.99-$14.99
Station Casinos’ buffets (#6) are $5.99 for breakfast, $6.99-$7.99 for lunch, and $8.99-$10.99 for dinner and Sunday brunch at Palace, Boulder, Texas, Sunset, and Santa Fe Stations (except $10.99 for dinner and $13.99 on Saturdays at Santa Fe), and $1-$5 more for most meals at Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock; must show a Boarding Pass card.
7. Comedy Club - Downtown Grand - Thursdays - Free
The Thursday-night “Grand Laughs Comedy Show” at the Downtown Grand moves up a couple notches this month to #7. Whereas others of its ilk tend to fade after a few months, this 90-minute show that runs in the Mob Bar is picking up steam. Admission is free and there’s no drink minimum. The show starts at 8 pm, but get there earlier if you want a table; this thing is getting popular. Combine the show with the Grand’s awesome rebate-on-loss promotion discussed next.
8. Breakfasts/Burger - Arizona Charlie's - both locations - 24 hours - $3.49
Get steak & eggs, ham & eggs, or a hamburger & fries for $3.49 when you show your club card in the Sourdough Cafés at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder (#8), served 24 hours, except 6 am-mid. Mon.-Fri. at Boulder.
9. Rebate Parlay - Downtown Grand Plaza - Daily - Free
We don’t often combine two unrelated casinos, but the opportunity to parlay two strong rebate-on-loss deals without having to get into your car is too good to pass up. Combine the offers at the Downtown Grand and the Plaza or Las Vegas Club to get a $1,500 gambling free-roll (#9). Both deals are good for both out-of-staters and locals, but you must be a new club member to qualify.
10. Prime Rib - Planet Hollywood - Daily - $9.99
With the changes at Hooters, Planet Hollywood moves into the list with Las Vegas’ best prime rib deal (#10). Served every day from 4 to 8 pm in Planet Dailies, the 8-ounce prime comes with a salad, baked potato, and vegetable. There’s a bigger cut for $14.99, but the better play is the special. One warning: Everyone orders it and the restaurant sometimes runs out. Call ahead to check the supply if you can’t get there by six.