Food Court At Excalibur
Great restaurants can be found in nearly every casino on the Las Vegas Strip, but when you want a quick bite to eat without the time and expense of a waiter or waitress, plenty of options exist as well. Those inexpensive choices might not be the most easy to find, though, so Fuzzy Navels aims to solve that.
If you're on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, the food court at Excalibur has a dozen options ranging from international chains like McDonald's and Pizza Hut to more regional fast food selections like Hot Dog On A Stick and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
Incredibly, the cost at most of these places is only slightly more than you'd find in a non-tourist location. McDonald's still has a dollar menu and sodas top out at $1.99 for a large. Curiously, this is one of the few McDonald's in the world where you'll be getting a Pepsi instead of a Coke with your value meal, but that's an added perk in my book.
At Pizza Hut, you can pick up a personal pan cheese or pepperoni pizza for $4.99 or make it a combo with breadsticks and a soda (also Pepsi products) for $8.99. They've got pasta dishes as well and chicken wings, too.
A corn dog at Hot Dog On A Stick will only set you back $3.19, or you can opt for one in a bun for $3.69. Of course, if you're not a meat eater, you could choose the veggie dog on a stick for $3.69 or the cheese on a stick for $3.19. Hot Dog On A Stick also has french fries and funnel cake sticks, too, along with cherry, lime, and original flavor lemonades. Whatever your choice, $5 will be enough to make you happy.
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen is next door to Hot Dog On A Stick, and they've got all the usual fried chicken standards. Spicy or regular, chicken tenders or bone-in, whatever juicy fried goodness you desire, it'll run you no more than ten bucks. Grab a butter soaked biscuit if you want to indulge yourself without eating a whole meal.
If, however, you're saving your food calories for a spectacular Las Vegas dining experience later, Tropical Smoothie Cafe covers the more health minded crowd with a selection of blended fruit drinks and lifestyle conscious food choices. From fresh salads to toasted tortilla wraps and sandwiches with ingredients like guacamole, cilantro-lime, and field greens on nine-grain wheat bread, you'll find something for the non-gluttonous eater here.
Perhaps you're in the mood for fast food Asian : Pick Up Stix has you covered. Here you'll find trays of ready-made Chinese entrees along with appetizers like egg rolls, wontons, and potstickers. A two-item combo with your choice of rice or noodles can be had for $8.99. Or you can add a third item to it for only a buck more.
If, when you want to grab a bite to eat, it's your sweet tooth that's aching, Cinnabon is just a few feet to the right. They've got all the usual sticky goodness you've encountered at their other locations. The classic Cinnabon, one with pecans, mini buns, and Cinnabon sticks are all warm and ready to indulge your sugary, gooey carb cravings.
Of course, Krispy Kreme has a location just on the other side of the food court. They've got numerous varieties of fresh made donuts as well as coffees and blended ice drinks. If you've never had a Krispy Kreme donut, they're almost like eating sugar and air. Amazingly light, they practically melt in your mouth.
And next door to Krispy Kreme is Popcornopolis. Caramel apple concoctions mingle with many different flavors of popcorn in this bright red storefront. From jalapeno cheddar and sour cream & onion to popcorn that tastes like cinnamon toast, you'll find something salty to satisfy your cravings if that apple covered in chocolate, nuts, and caramel won't do.
That still leaves the fresh baked pretzels at Auntie Anne's, the deli sandwiches at Schlotzsky's, and the coffee related goodies at Starbucks : you'll even find a frozen boozy drink location here in what's touted as the largest food court on the Las Vegas Strip! — Once you know it's there, you'll be amazed at how many fast food options are in one space, and again, ten bucks will cover getting what you want at almost all of them.
So, if you're at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, or Tropicana and want to grab a quick, cheap bite to eat, head on over to the Excalibur food court. It's just up the escalators to the second floor and to the right.
Excalibur's "Castle Walk" Food Court:
- Pizza Hut
- Hot Dog On A Stick
- Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe
- Pick Up Stix
- Krispy Kreme
- Auntie Anne's Pretzels
- Schlotzsky's Deli
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