Updated June 2nd, 2021
While not gone entirely, the days of incredibly cheap casino restaurant breakfast deals up and down the Las Vegas Strip are pretty much a thing of the past.
There are, however, a few select deals found on the Strip that will enable you to eat a decent, yet cheap breakfast.
First off, by “cheap,” I’m not talking about under $15, or even under $10. For cheapskates like me, a cheap Las Vegas Strip breakfast is defined as around five bucks.
I’m also talking about sit down restaurants.
There are numerous McDonalds along the Strip where you can get your cheap fast food breakfast, but in this article, we’re sticking with places where you sit down, are served, and can enjoy a leisurely morning meal that doesn’t involve a paper sack.
Casino Restaurants Aren’t Cheap
The key to finding a cheap casino restaurant breakfast, is to avoid casino restaurants. By that I mean the hotel/casino owned restaurants or coffee shops found easily on the main floor of every casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Due to their prime locations, these hotel-owned restaurants always have a steady business, and will always have the financial backing of their parent casino. Thus, there is no great incentive from them to offer incredible service or deals, as they are always guaranteed to have business.
The key, then, is to seek out the places competing for your meager breakfast dollars. And the place where numerous independent restaurants have to compete against each other is in the various shopping malls attached to casino/hotels along Las Vegas Boulevard.
Cheapest Breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip
The Holy Grail of cheap Las Vegas Strip breakfast deals can be found at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
The deals can be found at the numerous sidewalk cafe type restaurants all along the indoor Miracle Mile Shops. The deals start off good with the front facing restaurants, but get even better the further back you walk.
At the very back is Blondies and La Salsa Cantina. Both of these complete for the title of “The cheapest breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip.”
Blondie’s Breakfast Special
Blondie’s is a fun sports themed restaurant, with very pretty waitresses dressed like cheerleaders.
As of this update, their on-again, off-again $4 buck breakfast special is back on, seven days a week, making it the least expensive breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip.
For just $3.99, you can get one of the following menu items:
1) 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, and breakfast potatoes (the skillet kind with green peppers and onions).
2) A good sized breakfast burrito stuffed with eggs, cheese and meat.
They have a $1.99 cent Bloody Mary special as well as $7 mimosas.
If you get the breakfast and Bloody Mary special, your bill (after tax but before tip), is just $6.47. Pretty good for breakfast and a cocktail – especially by Las Vegas standards.
In addition, the menu boasts Skyy Vodka Bloody Marys and Bloody Marias specials for just $5.00.
La Salsa Cantina Breakfast Special
Just across the indoor “street” from Blondies is La Salsa Cantina.
For $4.79, you get two eggs cooked any way you like, your choice of bacon, ham or sausage, two tortillas (your choice of corn or flour), and potatoes.
The warm tortillas are a very nice touch, and there are a couple of different hot sauce options at the table to spice it up a bit.
A cup of coffee at La Salsa Cantina is $2.79 additional.
The special is offered seven days a week. Keep in mind however, this breakfast special ends at noon. (They open at 9 AM).
We sat on the little patio overlooking the Miracle Mile walkway, and really enjoyed both our meal, atmosphere, and excellent service.
Bloody Mary Special
The La Salsa Cantina also has a 99 cent Bloody Mary special. They aren’t very big, (six ounces I think), but for less than a buck, your expectations should be low.
Before tip, but after tax, the whole meal (with the small Bloody Mary thrown in) is less than $6.50, and these days in Las Vegas, that’s hard to beat. The day before, I dropped ten bucks for a coffee and bland yogurt parfait at the walk-up deli at the Flamingo. So the deal at La Salsa Cantina is definitely worth a little extra walk.
Previously there were two other convenient La Salsa Cantina restaurants with cheap breakfast deals. There was a cousin to La Salsa Cantina (called La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill) located at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, however it has since closed.
In addition, the Salsa Cantina restaurant location at the Showcase Mall near the MGM Grand closed in June of 2016.
Ocean One Bar & Grille
Another good breakfast deal is also in this mall area, just down the indoor walk from La Salsa Cantina and Blondies. It’s called the Ocean One Bar & Grille and it may be the best lunch deal in Las Vegas, with $4.99 meals.
For their breakfast special, they have a $5.99 breakfast deals. These include your standard two eggs, bacon, toast and potatoes meal, but there’s also a $5.99 pancake special that includes your choice of ham, bacon or sausage.
They also have 3 for 1 drinks, all day, every day.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill Breakfast Deal
In front of the Miracle Mile shops, facing the Strip, is the PBR Rock Bar & Grill, a fun, rockin’ country themed bar and restaurant with both a mechanical bull and an incredible breakfast deal.
This is now off our list of top breakfast deals for 2021. Before the Covid-19 shut down, they had a $4.95 breakfast special, which has since been increased to $7.95.
It includes two eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage, mixed fruit, and your choice between two pieces of either wheat or Texas toast. The deal is good until noon.
While they do not have a cheap Bloody Mary option as La Salsa Cantina does, they do offer bottomless mimosas for $27, as well as a bottomless bloody Mary for $27.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill opens at 9 AM on weekends, and at 10 AM, Monday through Thursday.
(By Steve Beauregard. Photo courtesy of Blondies Media page and Jared via Flickr.