Where to Find the Best Las Vegas Airport Food

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Whether you’re experiencing a layover or getting ready for a return flight home, when you arrive in the Harry Reid International Airport, you immediately get that Las Vegas vibe. Formerly known as McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas airport houses more than 1400 gaming machines. Expect to hear those familiar casino sounds like bells, funky music notes and maybe a happy shout or two from a gambler on a lucky streak.

While the slot machines provide a touch of the iconic Las Vegas Strip, the food scene isn’t quite as glitzy. The airport serves up a range of dining options including several well-known fast food chains including Burger King, Jimmy John’s and Popeye’s Chicken. Eateries like Las Vegas Chophouse & Brewery, the Village Pub or Wolfgang Puck Express aid in elevating the Las Vegas airport food scene above the fast food level.  This guide to Las Vegas airport food will help find you something to satisfy most any appetite.

Corcoran’s Irish Pub

Irish pubs typically deliver tasty dishes. Corcoran’s Irish Pub serves traditional pub fare including fish and chips, burgers, chicken tenders and more. Guinness and plenty of other beers are on tap. A full bar provides plenty of drink choices. And televisions keep everyone entertained as you dine. Order at the bar then take a seat at one of the tables featuring charging outlets. Located near the C Gates in Terminal 1.

Village Pub

Breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees are on the menu at The Village Pub. One tasty breakfast item, the BLT with eggs, includes crispy bacon, lettuce and tomatoes topped with two fried eggs on a toasted artisan roll served with a side of seasoned potatoes.

For lunch or dinner, the build your own burger entrée contains a hearty one-half pound angus beef patty with your choice of toppings on a kaiser bun. The Village Pub brews its own selection of beers and ciders served on tap along with several domestic and international labels by the bottle. They also feature root beer on tap. Located near the E Gates in Terminal 3.

Jose Cuervo Tequileria

Craving Mexican cuisine? Get your chips and salsa fix at Jose Cuervo Tequileria. The menu also includes burritos, salads, tacos and many Mexican favorites. With an extensive selection of tequilas to choose from, Jose Cuervo Tequileria is the place to spice up your layover. Located in Terminal 1 across from Gate C5.

PGA Tour Grill

For small bites, PGA Tour Grill features quesadillas, hummus with pita chips and chicken wings. If you’re looking for something more substantial, the Black & Blue Steak sandwich provides a delicious option. Other menu items include fish tacos, burgers, soups, salads and more. Located in Terminal 1 between Gates B15 and B17.

Wolfgang Puck Express

Enjoy Chef Wolfgang Puck’s master cuisine on the fly at Wolfgang Puck Express next to Gate D17. Choose from pizza, salads and more.

Siegel’s Bagelmania

Despite being a New York-style deli, Siegel’s Bagelmania is a Las Vegas original. The family-owned deli opened more than 30 years ago east of the Strip and has now expanded with a second location at the airport. Get your New York-deli fix with lox and bagels, black and white cookies, grilled Reubens with a choice of corned beef, pastrami or turkey. For something a bit different, try the Yiddish Bird – a combination of turkey and bacon with chive cream cheese and sprouts.

Las Vegas Chophouse and Brewery

For those with longer layovers hoping for a serious dining experience, the menu at Las Vegas Chophouse and Brewery located in Terminal 3 Gate E5 includes grilled sirloin and delicious seafood entrees. Salmon lovers should give the salmon sandwich a try.

Doughp

Founded in San Francisco, Doughp (pronounced “dope”) sells edible cookie dough in a variety of flavors from vending machines in the A or B concourses of Terminal 1. Eaten out of disposable containers like ice cream, Doughp’s egg-free recipe requires no refrigeration.

Starbucks

A Starbucks iced tea junkie, Starbucks Coffee is the first place I look for in every airport. Fortunately, in the Las Vegas airport, multiple locations allow me and other Starbucks Coffee fans to get our caffeine fix. Locations include the post-security food court, Gate A7, Gate D6, across from Gate D19 next to Gate D36 and Gate D55.

Fast Food at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas

Sometimes grabbing fast food is the easiest option especially on a short layover. Scattered about the Las Vegas airport, fast food eateries serve up burgers, burritos, subs, bagels, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and more. For food strategizing, here’s a rundown of eateries by location.

Terminal 1 – Post Security Food Court

After making your way through security, head to the post-security food court to find several well-known chain fast food options. Popular choices include the following:

  • Smoothies from Jamba Juice
  • Quality burgers at Shake Shack
  • Auntie Anne’s where the impossibly delicious aroma of pretzels reels us in (also at Gate C16)
  • Baja Fresh Express
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cinnabon
  • Fresh Attractions
  • Great American Bagel & Bakery
  • Mrs. Fields yummy cookies (also next to Gate D50)

Terminal 1 – A Gates

  • Near Gate A7, Dunkin’ Express adds a donut choice to your morning routine.
  • Enjoy a burrito from Moe’s Southwest Grill next to Gate A15.
  • For liquid nutrition, the brewery-branded Stella Artois Bar sits next to Gate A15.
  • Indulge in a hearty cheesesteak sandwich with fries at Great Steak & Potato Co. near Gate A23.

Terminal 1 – B Gates

  • Up your burrito game at 360° Gourmet Burritos with a build-your-own choice along with traditional burritos. Located next to Gate B15.
  • Get your bagel fix at Einstein Bros. Bagel located next to Gate B9.
  • For packaged salads, check out Fresh Attractions located just before Gate B15 and near Gates C4 and C14.
  • Satisfy those cookie cravings at Mrs. Fields Located next to Gate B25.
  • For an ideal sandwich to carry with you on the plane, order from Port of Subs located next to Gate B25.
  • Enjoy a Heineken beer at the Red Star Lounge next to Gate B9.

Terminal 1, C Gates

  • Pick up a chicken sandwich or chicken strips at Popeyes next to Gate C19.
  • Satisfy your BBQ cravings at Brookwood Farms BBQ with brisket, pulled pork and more near Gate C14.
  • A fast food classic Burger King has your Whopper next to Gate C14.
  • Non-Starbucks fanatics will find Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the post-security food court and near Gate C4).
  • Fresh Market on the Go offers pre-made salads and sandwiches for quick bites next to Gate C19 and C21 and near Gate C23.
  • Start your day with a bagel and cream cheese or pick up your favorite croissant at The Great American Bagel & Bakery next to Gate C16.
  • A New York classic, Nathan’s famous hot dogs await next to Gate C22.
  • Enjoy Asian favorites at Pei Wei Asian Diner next to Gate C19.
  • Who doesn’t love pizza and pasta? Order your favorites at Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen between Gates C23 and C24.
  • Another fast food classic, Wendy’s is located between Gates C23 and C24.
  • Take your taste buds to the Jersey Shore with a sub from Jersey Mike’s near Gate C22.
  • Leave the Las Vegas desert behind with burgers, drinks and salads from Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill situated between Gates C23 and C24.

Terminal 1 – D Gates

The food bonanza continues at Terminal 1 D gates with the following eateries:

  • Port of Subs next to Gate D4 and D5
  • Quiznos Subs near Gate D34
  • Panini and pizza from Burke in the Box next to Gate D52
  • Enjoy food and drinks at the members-only Centurion Lounge near Gate D1.
  • Chili’s between D18 and D26 and next to D35
  • Juices and smoothies from Rachel’s Kitchen by Gate D6.

Terminal 3, E Gates

The aforementioned Las Vegas Chophouse and Brewery serves as the best sit-down restaurant option in Terminal 3, but there are a few other food possibilities to choose from:

  • Burger King near Gate E11.
  • Carl’s Jr. near Gate E4.
  • Coffee Bea & Tea Leaf located near Gate E10.
  • The Local bar featuring grab-and-go options near Gate E11.
  • And for dessert, Sprinkles cupcakes vending machine at Gate E10 (also located in Terminal 1 across from Gate D51).

Who doesn’t want a vending machine cupcake? Bon Appetit!

Based in New York City, Terri Marshall is an award-winning writer covering cultural travel, multi-generational travel, road trips, soft-adventure, camping, cars and characters. From hanging out with penguins in Antarctica to fishing for piranhas in Peru to road-tripping through the jungles of Belize, Terri’s always up for an adventure. Drop her into a landscape filled with mountains, towering evergreens, waterfalls and a glacier or two and she’ll be in heaven. But what thrills her most of all is traveling with her teenage grandkids. Terri serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA). She also serves as the First Vice-Chair of the Eastern Chapter for the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). In addition to writing for SheBuysTravel, Terri’s publication credits include AARP, Island Soul, Girl Camper Magazine, A Girls Guide to Cars, CHILLED, World Footprints, North Hills Monthly, Alaska Business Monthly, Alaska Contractor and more. Follow her on Instagram at TrippingWithTerri.
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