There are cheap eats. And then there are cheap eats. If fancy food, sky-high prices and sit-down style dining does not appeal to you or is not necessary always, then this $2 meal challenge may be interesting to you. Or if you're broke, busted and just trying to save the little money your friend western union-ed you to survive :evillaugh after you went a little over-budget , then you may be in luck! What is the $2 meal challenge? It is not a real challenge whatsoever. In fact, you can eat decently, although not entirely healthfully, for something in the $1-3 range just to satiate that little bugger called your stomach. Here are some ideas... -Good ol' Mcds (always within a 5 minute walk) and the little-above $1 menu is still on the Strip. When I am busy at the slots or staying at Quad, $2 and change for a burger with small fries fills that hole enough to forget about food for another day of play and frolic. -A personal favorite of mine is Mermaids downtown, with $1 fried oreos (and twinkies!) and $1 hot dogs *still* in this day and age is fantastic! I get a meal and a full-on decadent, very tasty dessert for $2 bucks. I have seen fried oreos on the Strip from the $6-10 range. :confused2: And it tastes far better downtown. -$1.99 hot dog at Casino Royale is a real filler. I think it's foot-long but I am not sure. Taste fine to me. -A bit uncoventional but no one said you couldn't eat a Hershey's chocolate bar for a buck as a meal/satisfying snack from one of the many 7-elevens, Walgreens or CVS springing up all of the place. I am sure there are a few "quick-fillers" in these stores in the $2 range that is perfectly fine. -Speaking of 7-eleven, their glazed donuts are currently 2 for $1. So get a smooth BOGO for you and yours for a sweet breakfast. -Nathan's hot dogs are everywhere (notice a hot dog trend dominating this list? :evillaugh). Palms, Flamingo, Luxor, Ballys, New York-New York, Slots of Fun...and the list goes on and on for the number of places with Nathans. What not everyone knows is that you can basically get items on their list 50% off *all the time*. They have 50% coupons in the ACG book and all over websites online. That makes a typical $5 cheese fries, a great $2.50 for a meal! Yay! And good Nathan's cheese fries are quite nice. -Plenty of off-strip burgers are still in the $2 range from Wendy's, Burger King, In-and-Out(<---and this one is popular in the area). An ice cream or shake are usually in the $1+ range. -Dupar's pancakes are $3 bucks a piece, so a taste of these famous pancakes are near range. -If you have some Boyd points, consider that buying food with points take off 40% from the price. At 5.99, a Gold Coast buffet would be in the $3+ range. -Krispy Kremes are everywhere. $1.39 for popular donuts. Try this culinary adventure (and make sure to detox when you get home)! Any others? The meal can reach as high as $5-6.