Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Dining Guide
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is massive, with 110 gates in two separate terminal buildings.
The buildings are not connected, and each has options for a quick snack or coffee as well as more formal dining options.
After a vacation of touring both the desert and the strip, a relaxing meal at the airport can make the trip home much more enjoyable.
The offerings at McCarran airport have gotten much better in the last 10 years, you can now find a decent selection of local specialties scattered throughout the terminals.
Terminal 1 features one Starbucks in the baggage claim area before security.
On the second level, they have 45 different dining options!
To make it easier to understand, we will break the restaurants down by type and feature a few of our favorites.1. Quick Food
If you are in the mood for a quick snack between flights, there are some great options available.● Fresh Market On the Go● Fresh Attractions● Las MKT
Our Favorite: Fresh Market On the Go
Fresh Market On the Go is a small convenience store located at Gate C21.
The store offers a wide selection of snacks, fresh fruit (including bananas, apples, and oranges), drinks, and sandwiches.
Living up to its name, Fresh Market offers fresh, healthy choices that taste delicious and are reasonably priced.
The sandwiches contain plenty of ingredients so you can be confident you aren’t paying for just bread.
This store is perfect to grab a quick, prepackaged sandwich or salad, or any other snack between flights.2. Breakfast/ Coffee● Starbucks (There are 4 of them in Terminal 1)● Jamba Juice● The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf● Einstein Bros. Bagels● The Great American Bagel Bakery● Bagelmania (Coming Soon)
Our Favorite: Bagelmania
Bagelmania is a Las Vegas staple offering authentic New York Style bagels and traditional deli food.
While they do not have a location in the airport yet, this family-run Jewish deli has been located on East Twain Avenue and Swenson Street since 1973 and offers breakfast and lunch. The Airpor
Patrons have described this deli as having the exact atmosphere and taste of a true New York shop with no-nonsense.
They are known to have the best bagels in the Southwestern United States.
Make sure to try the lox when you stop by.3. Fast Food● Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs● Jersey Mike’s Subs● Pei Wei● Wendy’s● Auntie Anne’s● Burger King● Popeye’s● Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen● Jimmy John’s● 360° Gourmet Burritos● Port of Subs/ Mrs. Fields● Great Steak and Potato Company
Our Favorite: Great Steak and Potato Company
Great Steak and Potato Company is a cheesesteak chain promising fresh, grilled to order sandwiches.
They are known for using all American ingredients in all of their sandwiches, fries, and baked potatoes.
They have an almost Philly cheesesteak (which is impressive for the location) and are open late for passengers with red-eye flights.
They also have options that are cheaper than the restaurants around them.
They offer options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to accommodate whatever meal you need. Find it next to Gate 23.4. Casual Dining● Corcoran’s Irish Pub● Tequileria Grille● Jose Cuervo Tequileria● Brookwood Farms BBQ● Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill● Barney’s Lounge● Bud 29 Track Lounge● The Layover Bar● PGA Tour Grill● Shake Shack● The B Lounge● Moe’s Southwest Grill● Stella Artois Bar
Our Favorite: Shake Shack
Shake Shack is an American food restaurant that started in 2001 as a hotdog stand in New York City.
Since then they have had massive growth and expanded to locations in 30 states and 14 countries.
They serve burgers, hotdogs, frozen custard, and of course shakes.
Their ingredients are sourced in the United States from source-verified family farmers using vegetarian, humane practices while raising their livestock.
They also guarantee there is only real sugar and antibiotic and artificial growth hormone-free milk in every one of their shakes. Find it in the hallway before the turn off to the A and B gates.
Terminal 3/ Gate D
Terminal 3 has many of the same chains as terminal 1 but has a few unique options.1. Quick Food● Fresh Attractions● Pret A Manger● Ciao Gourmet Market
Our Favorite: Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger is another convenience store inside the airport that offers fresh, healthy alternatives to other places on this list.
They are reasonably priced and offer prepackaged, grab and go options including vegan, vegetarian, and organic options.
Pret also prepares all meals in the airport locations kitchen through-out the day so you know it is fresh.
They donate any food leftover at the end of the day to charities located in Las Vegas. Find it at Gate E4.2. Breakfast● Jamba Juice● Starbucks● Red Mango● The Great American Bagel Bakery● Cinnabon● The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Our Favorite: Red Mango
Red Mango is a smoothie bar that also offers all-natural frozen yogurt, parfaits, freshly squeezed juices, salads, wraps, and other light foods.
The flavors available rotate as ingredients enter and exit growing seasons.
The name Red Mango is an homage to the fact that mangos turn red when they are at peak ripeness and have the most flavor and nutritional value.
They use this name to show that they are dedicated to using the best natural ingredients possible in everything they make. Find it at Gate D36.3. Fast Food● Port of Subs● Quiznos Sub● Auntie Anne’s● TCBY/ Mrs. Fields● Baja Fresh Express● California Pizza Kitchen● Burger King● Rachel’s Kitchen● Pei Wei● Carl’s Jr.
Our Favorite: Rachel’s Kitchen
Rachel’s kitchen is a Las Vegas favorite and the location in the airport is no exception.
They offer high-quality bistro food with a gourmet twist at affordable prices.
The restaurant prides itself on the McCarran location and see’s it as an opportunity to introduce travelers from all over the world to the delicious meals the kitchen has to offer.
Make sure to try their lunch food! Find it at Gate D6.4. Casual Dining● Burke in the Box● Chili’s● Metro Pizza● Ruby’s Diner● Chili’s Too● Wolfgang Puck Express● Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill● Estrella Jalisco Bar● Village Pub● The Local● Las Vegas Chophouse & Brewery● PGA Tour Grill
Our Favorite: Las Vegas Chophouse & Brewery
Las Vegas Chophouse & Brewery is a local steakhouse. They offer beers made locally in Las Vegas along with gastropub-style meals with large portions.
If you are looking for an authentic sit-down meal and beer, this is the place to go! Find it at Gate E9.
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