Best Places to Eat when Attending a Convention in Las Vegas

Food in Las Vegas

If you’re a fan of good food, Las Vegas is one of the best towns to attend a convention in the world. Hundreds of world-class restaurants are within walking distance of all the major convention centers and many of the city’s top restaurants are only minutes away.

Since the Las Vegas Convention center is only minutes away from the Strip, and most of the city’s other convention venues are actually on the Las Vegas Strip, visitors won’t have to travel far to find some of the city’s top eats. For those at the actual Las Vegas Convention Center, your favorite restaurants are only a quick cab or monorail ride away.

The restaurants in Las Vegas are far beyond what you’ll find in most other convention cities, and with some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and cutting-edge menus, Las Vegas caters to every taste and craving imaginable.

Las Vegas Buffets

If you’re looking to really fill up before you hit the convention floor, Las Vegas is home to some of the best Buffets in the world. Every Resort on the Strip has one, but the best in the city are the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, the Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood and the International Carnival World Buffet at the Rio Hotel.

During most conventions, these Buffets are a great casual place to conduct some pre-show business meetings.

Best Las Vegas Happy Hour Spots

Las Vegas is one of the best towns for awesome happy hour deals.From about 3 – 6pm, most hotel lounges, restaurants, and bars have some really great Happy Hour Deals.

Only minutes from the Las Vegas Convention center, the Fashion Show Mall, across from the Wynn Casino and Resort, is one of the best places to find a good deal on some really great food. It’s also one of the best places to get a table overlooking the strip, with dozens of restaurants serving everything from Sushi to world-class burgers.

A number of these restaurants also have an after-hours happy hour, which usually starts at around 10 p.m.

El Segundo Sol @ Fashion Show Mall
Address: Fashion Show, 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:(702) 258-1211
Time: Daily 4-7
Best Deals: $5 margs, $3 tequila shots, $4 sangria, $3-$4.25 beers, $3 tacos, $4-$5 quesadillas, $2.75 nachos and more decent deals.

Stripburger @ Fashion Show Mall
Address: Fashion Show, 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 737-8747
Time: Daily 4-7
Best Deals: PBR, Bud Light and Coors Light on draft for $2

RA Sushi @ The Fashion Show
Address: 3200 Las Vegas Blvd South, Suite 1132, Fashion Show, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:(702) 696-0008
Time: Mon-Fri 3-6
Best Deals: Various Deals on drinks and Sushi Rolls. Happy hour drinks ($3.75 – $7.75) and Sushi($2.75 – $7.75)

Happy Hour Specials and Top places to Grab a Cheap Bite to eat:

Beyond what you’ll find at the Fashion Show, here are some of our favorite spots.

Milos @ Cosmopolitan
Address: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:(702) 698-7930
Time: Mon-Thu 5:30-7
Best Deals: $10 small plates, $6 Greek beers, $11-$12 Greek wines

Blue Ribbon @ Cosmopolitan
Address: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:(702) 736-0808
Time: Mon-Thu 5:30-7
Best Deals: $7 rolls and $7 Hitachino draft selection

STK @ Cosmopolitan
Address: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 698-7990
When Mon-Thu 5:30-7
Best Deals: $10 food, $5 beers, $8 vodka cocktails

Scarpetta @ Cosmopolitan
Address: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 698-7960
Time: Mon-Thu 5:30-7
Best Deals: $7 small plates and cocktails

Peppermill Lounge @ Somerset Shopping Center – North Strip
Address: Somerset Shopping Center, 2985 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:(702) 735-7635
Time: Daily 3-6, 9-11
Best Deals: 50% off well drinks, wine and beer, $4.50 martinis, $5.50 mozzarella sticks.

Taqueria Canonita @ The Venetian
Address: The Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 414-3773
Time: Daily 3-6, 9-close
Best Deals: $3 drafts, $5 margaritas and cocktails, $5 wines

Beer Garden @ SLS Las Vegas
Time: Daily 9-close
Best Deals: Drafts, call drinks and Umami fries for $5

Yard House @ The Linq
Address: The Linq, 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 597-0434
Time: Mon-Fri 3-6
Best Deals: $1 off domestic pints and other drink deals, decent food menu ($5-$8)

O’Shea’s Casino @ The Quad
Address: The Quad, 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:(800) 634-6441
Time: Mon-Fri 3-6
Best Deals: $3 Miller, Coors, and Blue Moon drafts, $7 Jameson shots, and $6 Fire Ball shots.

Hussong’s Cantina @ Mandalay Place
Address: The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 632-6450
Time: Mon-Thu 3-6
Best Deals: 50% off selected apps, margaritas, cocktails, draft beers – $3 tacos, too.

Red Square @ Mandalay Bay
Address: 3950 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 632-7407
Time: Daily 4-7 10-close
Best Deals: Complimentary vodka tastings, $5 beers, $7 wine, $11 cocktails, app specials

Phil’s Italian Steak House @ Treasure Island
Address: Treasure Island, 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 894-7351
Time: Daily 4-6
Best Deals: $7 appetizers, cocktails and wine

The Barrymore @ The Royal Resort
Address: 99 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 407-5303
Time: Daily, 5-7
Best Deals: $5 cocktails, wines and beer, oysters, bone marrow, grilled octopus and other serious eats for $7-$8. 50% off select bottles of wine.

Tacos & Tequila @ Luxor
Address: Luxor Hotel & Casino, 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 262-5225Time: Mon-Fri, 11-6
Best Deals: $5 apps and drinks

The Pub @ Monte Carlo
Address: Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:(702) 730-7420
Time: Mon-Fri 3-6
Best Deals: $3 off all drafts (down from $6+), $3-$6 food

Andre’s @ Monte Carlo
Address: 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 798-7151
Time: Tue-Sun 5-7
Best Deals: $5 beers, $6 cocktails, $7 small plates (stuffed dates, Roquefort sliders, charcuterie and more)