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Semi-affordable food options mid-strip (Bally's area)?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by johnnytwofingers, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. johnnytwofingers

    johnnytwofingers Low-Roller

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    I'm taking the wife and kid for 5 days at Bally's, hoping someone familiar with that general area of the strip (or walking distance nearby) could possibly suggest some relatively reasonable places for food and snacks.

    Or even better, is there a map anywhere online that might have a good inventory of food options along the strip?

    I suppose I'll want to pick up some beer, water, snacks and what not for the room as well, are there any convenience stores in that neighborhood?
     
  2. grosx2

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    Le Creperie at Paris is great for breakfast or a light lunch. About a dozen different types of crepes, both sweet and savory, for around $10 a piece. The Boulangerie nearby is also good for a snack or light meal.

    For a very reasonably priced sit down, semi-fine dining experience, Mon Ami at Paris can't be beat.

    Nosh at Ballys is open 24 hours and has decent sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches also available in the morning.

    Earl of Sandwich at Planet Hollywood is popular, cheap, and tasty.

    There was a CVS being built in front of Ballys, not sure if it's open yet, someone else can chime in on that. There is a Walgreens just south of Planet Hollywood.
     
  3. johnnytwofingers

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    Going to consolidate links from people's suggestions here:

    Mon Ami Gabi website with links to pdf's of menu with prices:
    http://www.monamigabi.com/menu/?loc=vegas

    Earl of Sandwich menu - have to click an item to see the price, but prices look very reasonable:
    http://order.earlofsandwichusa.com/menu/eos-las-vegas

    Seems CVS is open already: http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/cvs-by-ballys-finished-yet.132638/

    Nosh @ Bally's: https://www.caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/restaurants/nosh
    Nosh Menu: https://www.caesars.com/content/dam/blv/Dining/Quick Bites/nosh/Nosh Pillar Board.pdf
    https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g45963-d3542326-Reviews-Nosh-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html
    https://www.yelp.ca/biz/nosh-las-vegas

    Gordon Ramsey BurGr (Planet Hollywood): https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g45963-d3729453-Reviews-Gordon_Ramsay_BurGr-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html
    Bally's restaurants: https://www.caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/restaurants
    Tequila Taqueria (tacos): https://www.caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/restaurants/tequila-bar-and-grill
    Nathan's Famous (hot dogs): https://www.caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/restaurants/nathans-famous
    Food court (Johnny Rockets, Nathan's Famous, Pan Asian Express, Sbarro and Subway): https://www.vegas.com/searchagent/restaurant/ViewRestaurant.do?restaurantId=5985
    Fulton Street Market (Harrah's): https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-las-vegas/restaurants/fulton-street-food-hall

    List of restaurants near Bally's:
    https://www.tripadvisor.ca/RestaurantsNear-g45963-d121312-Bally_s_Las_Vegas-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html
    Ramen!!!!: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g45963-d9694642-Reviews-Ramen_Ya-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html
    Pizza: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g45963-d9717250-Reviews-La_Pizza-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html
    $4.29 breakfast in Planet Hollywood (Miracle Mile): https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g45963-d8527795-Reviews-LaSalsa_Cantina-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html

    Miracle Mile Shops Directory: http://www.miraclemileshopslv.com/mall-directory/
    Miracle Mile Shops Food & Drink: http://www.miraclemileshopslv.com/dine-and-drink/
     
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    Fulton Street Market in Harrahs(with an H) might be a good option
     
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    Nosh at Bally's by the Jubilee Tower elevators have really good, inexpensive sandwiches for breakfast. Heard the Mexican place at Bally's is pretty good too. There is a decent food court downstairs and there is a pizza / drink special at a place on the way to Paris.
     
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    The Cheesecake Factory at Caesars Forum Shops is one of my favorite restaurants for a casual and affordable meal.
    http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/menu/#

    Another good option, if you don't mind to share meals, is Hash House a Go Go at the LINQ. They serve nice food and very large portions, easily enough for two (or even three if you have sides) people.
    http://www.hashhouseagogo.com/

    And +1 for Earl of Sandwich. Very affordable and good food. Also free WiFi there, which is very convenient.
     
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    Behind Bally's (on Harmon Ave) is Ellis Island Casino with a great cafe/restaurant and a great BBQ restaurant. Their prices are literally about 1/2 of what the same food would cost on-Strip. If you don't want to do the 15 minute walk you could hire an Uber/Lift for about $4.
     
  8. Snidely

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    Right in front of Bally's are some stores. In the stores there is a waffle place. Good waffles. Waffles with Nutella. Mmmmmm.
     
  9. azlefty

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    I love the Island and often take my kids to Vegas but I wouldn't consider the Island very kid friendly. Maybe during daytime hours, but I have never been there at that time.

    May I suggest instead Marilyn's Cafe at Tuscany suites.

    Center strip is a challenging place for kids. One of the issues I found difficult is that hotels are so big, the distance from your room to anywhere can be too far for young kids to walk without complaining. I find they are more welcome at off strip casinos e.g. Orleans, Stations, etc where many local residents go with their families and where distances are shorter. That said, ballys may be a reasonable choice if you want to be on the strip. There will be lots of kids at the non gambling attractions e.g. Bellagio conservatory etc.

    There is a 7 eleven and I think also an AM-PM next to Ellis island. I've stopped there many times, sometimes with my kids, but the cast of characters can be interesting, so depending on your kid's age you may want to go there without them.
     
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    I plan to try Uber this time - how does one decide to use Uber or Lyft? Are they exactly the same? Would taking a car for such a short distance piss off the driver? Do you enter your desired destination before you hail a car? I think there is no tipping with Uber right, or in Vegas do the drivers suggest that a cash tip is "appropriate" in addition to the digital payment?

    I've been to Ellis Island many times but don't recall anything I'd consider not kid friendly, did you have something specific in mind? But as for the 7-11 and surrounding neighborhood, I would agree on that, I completely agree on that, it has "a feel" to it that I don't care for, I'm ok walking to Ellis by myself, but would be cabbing it if I had the wife and kids along.
     
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    Chipotle is at miracle mile shops or between harrah's and casino royale. That is the only food place that I have noticed on the strip whose prices actually match my metro area locations.
     
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    Both uber and lyft have sign up bonuses. So I would suggest both. You put in your destination before the ride is scheduled. This way the driver has the choice of accepting the ride or not.
    I always tip a couple bucks cash.
     
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    When I am at Ballys:
    Breakfast: La Salsa at PH; $3.99 eggs & breakfast meat sandwich. If you need coffee, do the $5.99 one at Cheeseburger in Paradise. MOG on the patio but it isn't what I would call cheap--but not terribly expensive for the experience. BEST eggs benedict ANYWHERE.
    Lunch: Sidewalk cafe at Paris $20 Prixe Fix (we like to add a salad & split it); PH: Earl of Sandwich or PF Changes; Johnny Rockets in Ballys food court
     
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    Not specifically. I've just never seen any kids there in the 3-4 times I have been there and I think of it as having a laid back dive bar kind of feeling. Sometimes when I have eaten there, they have made me wait 45 minutes even if there were obviously plenty of tables available, so that I would spend time gambling. I'm not aware of any amenities for children if you have to wait. On the other hand, there is a hotel, so presumably children have stayed there.
     
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    While this is perfectly acceptable, I just wanted to point out that Lyft allows you to tip directly on the app too. Very convenient in case you don't have any small bills on you.
     
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    For affordable meals, buffet is the way to go.
    On Sunday, go to Bally's Sterling Brunch buffet.
     
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    Food court options, all easy walking distance: Caesars Palace, Flamingo (only has 4 options), Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood - it's a mall, not a food court, but has lots of casual sit down and take out options, it takes some meandering to find a specific one though, the place has a horrible layout.
     
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    I think the OP suggested some relatively reasonable places for food and snacks. Sterling Brunch could be the 5 days worth of food.
     
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    Forgot to mention The Palm Restaurant in the Forum Shops. They do a three course power lunch for under $30. Soup or sald, entree with side, and dessert. Several options available for each.
     
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    If you sign up for Uber/Lift, make sure you wait until you're in Las Vegas. I read on this site that they have a sign-up bonus of something like 3 free rides upon sign-up but that they have to be in the city in which you're signing up.