Las Vegas for foodies is a delicious destination.  Las Vegas is known for its fun and excitement.  Whether you are into gambling or just want to look at the amazing hotels and hang out by the pool, Las Vegas does have something for everyone. One of the things that I love most about Las Vegas is the great food that is available.  Whether you are looking for a quick meal at a taco stand or a 5 star steak dinner, Las Vegas will not disappoint with the great food offerings.  Oh, and if you are having a hard time convincing your loved one to travel with you to Vegas, here are some tips on convincing them to go. There are several food festivals and great restaurants to check out in Las Vegas.  I have listed a few of my favorites below.  I hope that you find them just as delicious as I did.

The Great American Foodie Fest


Food Festival showing food cooking in las vegas


Usually taking place in May, this is one of the wonderful festival for true foodies.  This festival usually has over 50 gourmet food trucks and specialty foods vendors and some of them have been featured on Food Network, Cooking Channel, and the Travel Channel.  The Great American Foodie Fest has been voted as one of the Top 10 Food Festivals in America by The Telegraph Channel, and one of the Top 15 Food Festivals in the U.S. by  They have amazing food offerings and they also feature cooking demonstrations, eating contests, carnival rides, a beer garden, and a live DJ. Children 48 inches and under are free.  One ticket will provide admittance to all 3 days of the event.  Only service dogs will be admitted.  The carnival rides are not included and will require an additional ticket.  No outside food or beverage is allowed and no coolers may be brought in.  But, with all of the great food available, why would you want to right?  Parking is an additional fee.  Don’t forget your camera.  You will want to remember your vacation for a long, long time.  For the best cameras for vacation, click here. To see a full list of vendors and to purchase tickets, click here.


Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival


Wine bottle next to wine glass on table


This festival showcases the best of Las Vegas’ culinary offerings, including fine dining, wine, and spirits.  The Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival is one of the most sensational events that Las Vegas has to offer. This Festival offers every extravagance right at your fingertips, and is set against the luxury backdrop one of the most beautiful cities casinos. Savor the exceptional at every turn as you delight in the finest cuisine and spirits that Las Vegas has to offer. You are invited to partake in one of the most delicious and decadent culinary offerings.   The Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival is a celebration on every level, featuring an exciting and delicious selection of elegant fare from locally renowned celebrity chefs. Enjoy an array of delicious foods, taste sensational drinks, and enjoy the company of wonderful guests. The proceeds from this celebration will be donated to a worthy cause.  Usually taking place in the fall, grab your tickets early before they sell out.  Go here to find out more.  A truly spectacular experience awaits you.


Las Vegas Restaurant Week


Fine dining in a restaurant with the table set


Las Vegas Restaurant Week is an annual 12-day event, held every spring.  The event organizers encourage people to dine out for a good meal, a good value, and a good cause. The city’s finest restaurants offer special three-course prix fixe menus, donating a small portion of proceeds to Three Square Food Bank.
Since 2007, millions of meals have been provided for those in need through Restaurant Week. By joining this amazing dining experience, you are helping Three Square reach its goal of feeding hungry families and individuals in Southern Nevada.  A great meal, a worthy cause.

While not a traditional food festival, Las Vegas Restaurant Week is an annual event that allows visitors to indulge in the city’s dining scene at an affordable price. Participating restaurants offer prix-fixe menus.


Some Of My Favorite Restaurants




Bavettes restaurant in las vegas


All I can say is Wow!!!  I love Bavette’s.  Delicious steak perfectly cooked.  The pomme frites are not to be missed with paired their garlic aioli, I could eat these and leave Bavette’s fully satisfied.  The wedge salad is to die for.  Located in the Park MGM hotel, Bavette’s is a stylish departure from steakhouse tradition, the restaurant embraces French flair without the formality, blending fine dining with unabashed fun.  The housemade desserts are also delicious if you have room after the delicious steak and pomme frites.  The gilded space features red leather banquettes, glowing chandeliers, and upbeat jazz music.  Reservations are highly recommended. Book your table here.


Best Friend


Best Friend barbecue chick dish las vegas


Roy Choi’s Best Friend is another great choice while in Las Vegas, serving Chef Roy’s greatest hits and more from his famous LA food truck.   All of this is remixed and remastered in a new way for Las Vegas. I recommend that you order 3 or 4 different items for the table and enjoy it family style.  We loved the Korean Wings, the Spicy Pork and the Street Corn.  Don’t forget dessert.  Reservations are recommended.  Book your reservation here.


Hell’s Kitchen


Hells Kitchen Las Vegas

Hell’s Kitchen photo by Dave Burk


This restaurant by Gordon Ramsey is another one that we enjoyed.  The pan seared scallops and the Lobster Risotto were delicious.  We also enjoyed the baked macaroni and cheese.  All three were delicious.  For the finale, don’t forget the Sticky Toffee Pudding.  Worth a visit just for the amazing dessert.  I will say that this restaurant is somewhat a tourist destination, but, the food was delicious and is worth a visit at least once in your lifetime.  Of course, souvenirs are available for purchase.  Reservations once again are recommended.   Book a table here.


Nine Fine Irishmen


Nine Fine Irishmen dishes setting on a table


Located in New York, New York casino and hotel, this restaurant was also one of my favorites. The signature dishes are made of only the freshest, natural Irish ingredients that pair perfectly with the finest stouts, ales, lagers, and spirits.  I loved the traditional fish and chips.  They were served hot, fresh and were perfectly cooked.  The portion was large and delicious.  Another dish at our table was the bangers and mash – also delicious.  Not to be missed is the bread and butter pudding – absolutely delectable.  The dining room is comfortable, but relatively small, so, don’t forget to make your reservation!


In-N-Out Burger


Picture of In-N-Out burger in Las Vegas Nevada


I know, I know.  In-N-Out is not really considered fine dining.  But, when you just want a quick inexpensive meal, this little joint can’t be beat.  Especially when you live in an area that In-N-Out doesn’t have a restaurant.  I love the single patty burger with everything on it, crispy fries and a chocolate shake.  Yummy.  To find this sweet little fast food restaurant location, click here. Las Vegas has tons of restaurants that I haven’t had the privilege of trying yet.  Whether you are looking for a quaint little bistro or a fine dining location, you will find it in Las Vegas.  I hope you enjoy your trip and I hope you try some of these offerings that I have listed.

Until next time.

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