Being a picky eater is hard work. Our diet is essentially exclusively filled with pizzas, burgers, chips (fries), and of course, sweets. Some call us fussy, personally, we consider ourselves to have a highly refined palate! This can make dining out a bit tricky, but certainly not impossible. Thankfully, Las Vegas is well-equipped to feed us problematic folk and even has some of the best restaurants in the world. Period! Being a fussy eater doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the amazing dining options in Las Vegas as there are many restaurants on and off the strip that will not only whet your appetite but will truly blow you away.
In this post, we discuss a few of our favourite spots in Las Vegas for a stress-free time when dining as (or with) a fussy eater. §
Best Buffets in Las Vegas
Buffets are the ideal dining situation for any fussy eater. The ability to swerve vegetables makes it a natural choice for us.
Las Vegas is the holy grail of buffets with over 70 to choose from. However, they are not cheap, especially if you opt to dine at a 5-star hotel.
There is the option to buy a dining plan which gives you unlimited access to several buffets for 24 hours. However, it is typically not worth the price as your eyes are often MUCH bigger than your belly!
Prices range from $30-80 depending on what buffet, what day, and what time you dine there. Weekday brunches are typically the cheapest option.
Notable mentions include:
- Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan.
- Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace.
However, in our opinion, the best buffet in Las Vegas (and probably the world) is undeniably The Buffet at the Wynn.
The Buffet at the Wynn
Have you ever seen a restaurant more divine and ostentatious? Towering topiaries and exquisite floral displays line the dining room. This opulent restaurant is an experience that can’t be missed! It’s easy to see why this is one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas (and probably the world!).
Not to be outdone by the decor, the food is also top-notch. There are 120 dishes to choose from, including 15 live-action cooking stations, so you are well and truly spoilt for choice.
Note: there is a high probability you will have to queue as the buffet is always packed. You can pay for priority queuing which drastically cuts the time you spend waiting.
Located in the Wynn, you will find this restaurant tucked behind the casino floor.
The price ranges significantly depending on when you visit. Varying from £46.99 for a weekday brunch to $70.99 for a weekend dinner. Both prices do NOT include drinks, tax, or a tip.
Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Las Vegas
Fine Dining is often only an option for people who are a little bit more open-minded to trying new foods and aren’t fussy. Thankfully in Las Vegas, there are a few fine-dining restaurants that are a little more accommodating to fussy eaters.
We personally find that Italian restaurants are typically the best fit for fussy eaters who want a touch of class.
In Las Vegas, the is one fine-dining Italian restaurant that trumps all the others – LAGO by Julien Serrano
LAGO by Julien Serrano
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LAGO is as much of a special experience as a gastronomic treat. Located on the perimeter of the iconic Bellagio fountains, there really is no better view in Las Vegas.
Specialising in coastal Italian cuisine with a twist, it is surprisingly easy to find something for fussy eaters. There are Italian classics like a margarita pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, and a chicken parmigiana to satisfy your simple needs! We have had the chicken parm on numerous occasions from LAGO and have never been disappointed, it is delicious.
TOP TIP: if you are celebrating a birthday or other special occasion, make sure to mention it on your booking as you may be treated to a FREE slice of cheesecake, like we were!
Lago is located in the Bellagio overlooking the iconic Bellagio fountains. You can easily find it by walking through the Bellagio casino floor whilst sticking the wall closest to the Fountains.
LAGO is without a doubt the most expensive restaurant on this list. However, that’s the price you have to pay to get a premium view of the fountains. Brunch is the cheapest option with prices per plate ranging from $18-145 with the average price being in the mid-30s for a main meal.
Their dinner menu is slightly more expensive with prices ranging from $19-155 with the average price of a main meal being approximately $50.
Best Themed Restaurant in Las Vegas
There are several restaurants in Las Vegas that provide some form of entertainment whilst you eat. These may not be to everyone’s taste, however, they really do make your meal memorable. Furthermore, they are one of the most accommodating restaurant type for fussy eaters as it is almost always simple fast food that they serve.
Dick’s Last Resort
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Warning: you’ll need a strong stomach if you’re going to eat here.
This is not because of the food – which is delightfully simple and tasty, but because you will witness a gyrating, thrusting man performing lapdances on anyone lucky (or unlucky) enough to be celebrating a birthday!
Your food will be served with a side of insults and you will be branded with a white paper hat adorned with an offensive phrase.
Located in Excalibur Hotel, you will find Dicks Last Resort immediately on the right as you cruise in via the travelators from the front. There is also, another Dicks Last Resort located on Fremont Street.
Perhaps slightly overpriced, you can expect to pay between $18-40 for a main meal. However, it’s a bargain if you consider how much fun and laughter you will get out of the evening.
Heart Attack Grill
The Heart Attack Grill is another unique experience.
This restaurant celebrates all things fatty and overweight! So much so that you eat for free if you are over 350lb.
With a menu featuring a burger with eight patties, eight slices of cheese, and 40 pieces of bacon (dubbed the “Octuple Bypass Burger”), it’s no surprise that you are made to wear a hospital gown – you know, just in case!
Warning: Do not bite off more than you can chew (literally)! You will be punished for not finishing your meal – this involves getting spanked by a waitress in the middle of the restaurant!
Fun Fact: their job application form is HILARIOUS, with questions including “was the American moon landing faked”, and “was there room for Jack on the raft?”! It speaks volumes about the type of people who work there! Click here to see it!
Located on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas, you will find this restaurant very near the entrance to the Slotzilla zip line. It is easy to find as it has a giant set of scales outside!
The prices range according to how many patties you want in your burger. From $8 for a single, to $22 for a whopping 8 patties!
Themed Restaurant Honourable Mentions
Other Notable Restaurants
(for picky eaters)
Battista’s Hole in the Wall
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Located just off the strip, this hidden gem is the best-kept secret in Las Vegas!
This Italian restaurant serves up a set menu, with the choice of about 20 main courses. These range from Italian classics like lasagne, to more American-style dishes such as a rib-eye steak. One thing is certain – you will be stuffed to the brim when you leave!
Undoubtedly, the most memorable part of your evening will be when Gordy, the adorable 4’11” accordion player makes his way through the restaurant filling the air with splendid melodies. Or perhaps, viewing the sprawling collection of miniatures scattered throughout the restaurant (probably the largest collection in the world)! This wildly unusual, eclectic, and eccentric restaurant is easily one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas!
Tucked behind the Flamingo Hotel you will stumble across Battista’s Hole in the Wall. The easiest way to get there is by walking down East Flamingo Road between Ballys and The Cromwell, and turning left when you approach the liquor and convenience stores. The restaurant will be immediately on your left.
This Italian restaurant serves up authentic food at an extremely reasonable price of $30-50 – this includes 3-courses, a cappuccino, and unlimited house wine!
Note: Book in advance as this restaurant is packed every night!
Specialising in sandwiches, the words deep-fill don’t do these towering stacks any justice. They have completely disregarded any “normal” sandwich ratio and the result is something special.
Each sandwich is served with a pickle – which is easily brushed to the side!
Where can I find it?
You can find Greenberg’s Deli in the “Greenwich Village” area within New York New York, on the strip.
For approximately $10-13, you can get your hands on one of these beauties!
Despite being a “boulangerie” (bakery), this place is home to some pretty fine pizza.
This convenient restaurant/cafe is dine-in or takeaway, so no matter how much of a hurry you are in, they will cater to you.
Located in Paris (the hotel, not the country – fortunately), it is the perfect pit stop when your belly is rumbling. More specifically, you can find JJ’s Boulangerie in the walkway area between Paris and Ballys.
You can grab a slice of pizza and a drink for less than $10 – a steal, by Vegas standards!
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Giordano’s Chicago-style pizza is unlike any other pizza you will ever taste. This loaded beast is a cheese lover’s heaven. At over an inch in depth, this pizza closely resembles a pie!
Where can I find it?
Found in the Grand Bazaar shops outside the Horseshoe, Giordano’s is located in the heart of the Vegas Strip.
The Giordano’s menu has much more than just the delicious deep-dish pizza, however, for the purpose of this post I am only taking them into consideration. The price of one of these bad boys is from $18-35.
Las Vegas is home to some of the best places to eat in the world – whether you are a picky eater or not!
Finding restaurants that cater to our selective palates can be a challenge, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth in Vegas. You will never be further than 50m from a fast-food restaurant, which is reassuring for us insatiable fusspots!
If you have any questions or would like any more information about what the best restaurants are in Las Vegas, leave a comment down below and we will get back to you very soon!
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