When you come to Las Vegas, even the humble food court gets an upgrade.
All across the city, and especially on the Strip, you will find some great food courts that go beyond the greasy burger, or limp pizza.
So, don’t turn your nose up. We know that many come here for fine dining and the gourmet experience, but in-between the feasting, you still might need a snack. So look at these eating options if you want some good flavors in a hurry.
And don’t forget, most of these are open all-night long.
Block 16 at the Cosmopolitan
This is the best food court in Las Vegas. The ultra modern and super-chic Cosmopolitan has built a gourmet food court that caters to your taste buds. We love the Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, which brings a taste of Nashville. Their fried chicken is on the expensive side, but each tender is a full breast, and succulent. Just be warned, the heat is hot, so go mild if you need to.
Eataly at the Park MGM
Eataly is not just a food court, but an experience. Resembling a traditional Italian market, you will find cheesemongers, butchers, and bakers rolled into one beautiful pavilion. Get a sandwich if you just want a light nosh, or choose a cut of beef that you can eat at the steakhouse.
There is plenty to see and do here, with everything from breakfast to dinner, to dessert covered. Prices are steep, so don’t just go for a muffin. Get something good to truly enjoy Eataly.
Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Las Vegas
We love the Venetian, even if it is a maze. And the food court here is one of the better ones, offering the right mix of décor, privacy, and food. Adjacent to the self-parking and one floor up from the casino floor, you will find ample seating and a great variety of quick dining options. You’ll find deli sandwiches, two different burger stands, Nathan’s hot dogs, Panda Express Chinese, as well as Japanese, Italian and a Lobster ME.
Admittedly, the prices are not the cheapest. This is a Strip food court, so you are paying for location. But if you want to save money, we recommend going on over to Grimaldi’s for one of their pizzas.
Village Street Eateries at New York, New York
The Village Street Eateries are a collection of restaurants at New York, New York, themed around city streets, complete with steaming manholes. You will find a number of New York-style options, such as pizza, Italian, and a pretty good delicatessen. But don’t fret. You can also find a hamburger, Mexican food, pastries, ice cream, hot dogs, and more.
If that doesn’t cut it, right on the corner, you will find a Shake Shack that has you covered. We recommend the Shack Stack for the perfect mix of meat and mushroom.
Fashion Show Mall Food Court
The Fashion Show does everything right. The massive food hall is a bright and spacious area filled with seating and a selection of typical food court fare. A great view opens up to the Strip, where you can see the Wynn, the Trump Tower, and the Venetian.
Obviously, this is a great place to stop-by to recharge when you are in the middle of a shopping excursion. Get a bubble tea, or a crepe. There are even plenty of restaurants on-site, such as everybody’s favorite, the Sugar Factory.
Basic options include Wendy’s, Philadelphia Steak & Hoagie sandwiches, KFC Express chicken, Jac & Ray Sandwiches, Salads and More, Crazy Crepes, Great Wraps, Taco Maker, Chicken Connection, Hot Dog on a Stick, Nathan’s, Haagen Dazs, Subway, Panda Express, and Sbarro.
Just outside, you can end with a stop at Davidoff Of Geneva Cigar Bar. Women get two glasses of champagne free, so it is worth a visit.
Castle Walk Food Court at Excalibur
The Excalibur is showing its age, but is still a fun property that knows how to satisfy its guests. The family-oriented resort provides a big selections of quick eats that will satisfy even a picky eater. Here you’ll find McDonald’s, Pizza Hut Express, Hot Dog on a Stick, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Schlotsky’s Deli, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Pick Up Stix Chinese, Starbucks coffee, and Auntie Anne’s pretzels. For dessert, try Cinnabon, Krispy Kreme donuts, or Popcornopolis.
Of course, for a few dollars more, you can head down to the buffet, which is a great value, even for a snack between meals.
Mandalay Bay Event Center at Mandalay Bay
We are not sure if the Strip starts here, or at the newly renamed Sahara, but you will be surprised by the wide selection of food on offer at this food court. Built to serve convention visitors, it is open to any guests, and has a Subway, Pan Asian noodles, Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria, Johnny Rockets, Nathan’s Hot Dogs and plenty of seating.
When you are done, or even before getting lunch, the Shark Reef Aquarium and Mandalay Beach are right nearby, giving you plenty of reasons to come here.
The Bally’s food court offers many of the same options as Mandalay Bay. With views toward the pool deck, it might have a slightly better setting. Of course, right outside, you will find a selection of shops worth exploring. That is a great way to burn off some calories.