I am blessed to be married to an absolutely amazing cook, I mean skills that may one day land her on TV serving up dishes to Gordon Ramsay or Alton Brown. The woman can cook and she loves it. I have had many meals at some of the best restaurants from Austin, TX to NYC.
I’m also, in many aspects, still a college kid at heart. I drive a Tacoma just like I did in college, I play a ton of disc golf with my buddies, I’ve been known to down a few beers and break out in song and above all, I love cheap greasy breakfasts. The greasier the better.
For me butter and bacon fat are breakfast staples. Limping away from the tables after a hard night of gambling and “hydrating” can be rough for the best of us. What could be better than a fat carb-loaded breakfast to fill your belly for the impending nap?
That’s correct, nothing. If you have more sensible eating habits than me or perhaps dietary restrictions, don’t worry I’ve got you covered too.
You should remember that I’m giving you the best cheap breakfasts in Las Vegas. I’m not interested in the Le Parker Meridien’s $1000 breakfast omelet in New York, at least not for the purpose of this article.
I’m not going to embrace the Vegas strip and exclude the rest of the city. Nor will I shy away from it, should it have a place matching my stringent criteria.
Remember there are but three qualifiers:
- It’s breakfast.
- It’s cheap.
- It’s in Las Vegas
I do want to mention that a hamburger can be breakfast assuming it’s being served between midnight and noon, preferably with a fried egg on top. However, and as hypocritical as this sounds waffles, hashbrowns, eggs, bacon or other traditional breakfast menu items may be served 24/7, 365. After all, this is Vegas.
So without further adieu, let me share where you can find the best cheap breakfast in Las Vegas.
Located inside the Tuscany Suites and Casino, Marilyn’s is a 2019 Best of Las Vegas award winner. This nice little cafe offers an all-day, and late-night breakfast menu. So, try the ham and cheese or bacon and cheese omelets for $9.29 or $9.99, or go for burgers for $9.29.
Those who have late-night hunger pains can visit the Coronado Café located in South Point. Available from midnight to 6 a.m. Any time, day or night, the Coronado Café has something for everyone. The expansive American menu offers breakfast, lunch, or dinner 24 hours a day, and the Chinese kitchen offers delectable authentic dishes for lunch beginning at 11 am and dinner until Midnight.
Wake up to a bottomless cup of freshly brewed coffee, Eggs Benedict smothered with scratch-made hollandaise or a crisp Belgian waffle prepared to order. The prices, variety and quality can’t be beat, from the Coronado Burger to the Wor Won Ton Soup.
Service is fast, friendly and aims to please in Coronado’s bright, comfortable dining room.
Lou’s has been open for over 40 years and is famous for great comfort food at reasonable prices. They’re family-owned and operated and kid-friendly.
It was fall of 1969 and Joe Fallon was a cook at Decatur Drugs. His wife Ellen and he decided to open their own restaurant. They found a location across Decatur and named it Jo-Ells. They were opened six days a week and served breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
In July of 1972, a spunky and energetic woman applied for a job at the restaurant. Joe and Ellen loved her and hired her on the spot. This young woman was Louise Walters. It wouldn’t be unusual to find her three boys at the same table every morning before school. That booth, later on, became Lou’s office.
The current owners have continued the legacy of a family affair at Lou’s Diner, which is truly a place where you always feel welcome and right at home!
You might have guessed that they serve breakfast all day, you’d be right. They have offerings of all the typical breakfast items you’d expect and it all comes at a bargain price.
Vickie’s Diner is a true Las Vegas landmark.
Vickie’s uncle Pete was the original owner of the first diner in Las Vegas. Vickie is continuing his legacy at the same location being the oldest diner in Las Vegas, serving homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Many people call Vickie “Pete junior” for carrying on his legacy specializing in good food with large portions, old homemade recipes, soups and specials, customers being first while making you feel right at home.
The breakfast specials start at under $7 and come with enough food to satisfy even the hungriest gambler. Or hungover gambler, keep it clean though this is a family diner.
Munch Box is a must when I travel to Vegas with my wife. The excellent atmosphere, fair prices, and outstanding food make for a winning combination.
Offerings such as Quinoa and Eggs that include pepper jack, mushrooms, red peppers, spinach, and avocado appeal to my wife’s tastes. While the Meat Lovers Burrito full of bacon, ham, sausage, eggs, fries and cheese is right in my wheelhouse.
House specials include Prime rib and porterhouse steak entrees for $14.95, and six graveyard special entrees range from $2.95 to $4.95 seven days a week.
You can just drop your Thank You card in the comments below.
You won’t even have to leave the air-conditioned comfort of your hotel room to enjoy the Munch Box breakfast. Simply order online and have it delivered, but don’t forget to tip the delivery guy.
Mr. Mamas Breakfast and Lunch
If you aren’t eating breakfast at Mr. Mamas, are you really even in Vegas?
Mr. Mamas is home to the best breakfast and lunch in Las Vegas. Since 2012 they have been providing the best possible service and food to everybody who comes in.
They go above and beyond to make sure you feel at home from the second you walk in the door to the second you walk back out the door. The staff works hard to make sure that everyone who comes in leaves with a smile. Plain and simple, this place will put a smile on your face.
Over my last several trips to Las Vegas, this has become my go-to place. In fact, I spent 4 days in Vegas for a family members wedding and we ate at Mr. Mamas 5 times.
The steak and eggs breakfast is my favorite and I’ve been known to order a second. Mind you, these are not small portions.
Nick, the owner and Mr. Mama himself, is a Greek boy from Detroit Michigan. Having come from a family that knows the restaurant business, he has been able to handcraft the experience Mr. Mamas is known for.
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Before I go, I must first hit on a Las Vegas treasure. You are most likely familiar with the popular chain diner Denny’s. You likely have 1 or more in the town you call home.
The home of the Grand Slam breakfast isn’t just waffles and sausage links though. The Denny’s on Fremont Street near downtown offers a package for those looking to get married in Vegas.
For the reasonable price of only $199 includes the following:
- Use of the Chapel
- Silk Presentation Bouquet & Boutonniere – Available in red, white, pink or yellow
- Wedding Pancake Puppies® Cake
- Champagne Toast
- Two Wedding T-Shirts
- Two Original Grand Slams – (good for your next visit)
Now, I’m not sure why the Grand Slams are good for your next visit, but hopefully, it won’t be for another $200 wedding.
I can’t confirm whether the package comes with prewritten breakfast-themed vows or not. However, if it does, then it may just be the best value in Nevada. Maybe the world.
Obviously, this is largely subjective, but my hands-down pick for the best cheap breakfast in Las Vegas goes to Mr. Mamas. The staff at Mr. Mamas is top-notch from the hostess to the cooks, all are superstars and it shows in their product. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting.
Of course, you’ll have to choose for yourself. Please drop your picks for the best cheap breakfasts in the comments. I always love hearing from you.
I do believe I’ve set you on a solid path to finding one you’ll love both in your belly and your wallet.