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. Steak Dinner - Ellis Island - 24 hours - $7.99
As a result of room rates dropping off the list, the new #1 value is the complete steak dinner at Ellis Island. It’s the first time since November 2008 that this deal has been officially at the top, although it held down the second position behind room rates for most of that time. It’s a filet-cut sirloin that comes with soup or salad, choice of potato, and green beans. It’s 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 machine with your club card inserted. If you don’t use the coupons it’s still a deal at $11.99, and with the club discount only it’s $9.99. If you’re not a club member yet, you can get it via an instacomp.
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.
3. Beer - Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1
There are only a few casinos or bars offering $1 beers. That fact shines a light on why the Casino Royale’s $1-Michelob deal, available 24/7, holds its lofty spot (#3) on the list. Get them, or a 75¢ draft Coors Light, at the bar.
4. Mac King - Harrah's - Tues-Sat - $9.95
The awesome $9.95 show-and-drink deal for the Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah's (#4) is available to everyone, but you have to seek out the discount tickets that are usually available at either the players club booth or the concierge. It's even easier if you're an LVA member, since you can take the coupon in the MRB directly to the ticket booth.
5. Photo - Binion's Gambling Hall - Daily - Free
The free photo next to the $1 million display at Binion'’s (#5) is the best souvenir in town. The process couldn't be easier. Just show up between 9 am and 11:30 pm, say cheese, and your photo will be ready in 30 minutes. Unlike the old days when you got a black & white Polaroid, this is a full-color 6x8 presented in a cardboard carrier. You can get one per day. Join the players club while you wait to get a $10 first-ace coupon and other good sign-up offers, or use the time for a mini coupon run downtown using your Member Rewards Book.
6. Oysters - Venetian - Daily - $1
The $1 oysters at the Venetian (#6) are available daily from 5 to 6 pm in the bar area at db Brasserie.
7. Prime Rib - Downtown Grand - Daily - $9.95
A first-timer to the Top Ten this month is the $9.99 prime rib special in S+O at the Downtown Grand (#7). 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 (#8) 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 - 75¢
The hot dogs served from a cart in the South Point sports book are back on the list at #9. They’re 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. You can get a similar dog for less in Mesquite, but it’s not quite as good and South Point is a lot closer.
10. Lunch Comp - Crown & Anchor - Daily - $20 buy-in
The Crown & Anchor lunch comp (#10) runs daily from 8 am to 2:30 pm at the east location and 11 am to 3 pm at the west, and is good for an appetizer until 6 pm at the east and 7 pm at the west when you buy-in and play $20 at the bar.