This Las Vegas Restaurant Has Prices Like it’s 1979

Posted on: June 16, 2023, 03:04h. 

Last updated on: June 16, 2023, 05:27h.

Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s priciest dining experiences. But at Ocean One Bar & Grille on the Las Vegas Strip, 27 lunch entrees can each be had for just $5.99. The restaurant can be found inside the Miracle Mile Shops mall adjacent to Planet Hollywood.

Ocean One Bar & Grille is located in a busy corner of the Miracle Mile Shops adjacent to Planet Hollywood. It features coastal décor including string lights. (Image: Instagram/oceanonelasvegas)

For the price of a pack of gum at Harry Reid International Airport, you can enjoy Ocean One’s Half-Pound Sirloin Burger, Mexican Wings, or Tortilla Salad. Its chef’s specialties include Mahi Santa Fe Tacos, Marinated Skirt Steak with Cabernet Sauce, and Grilled Tenderloin Quesadilla.

Yes, all for $5.99 each from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Mahi Santa Fe Tacos are a chef’s specialty at Ocean One. And yes, they cost $5.99, too. (Image: Instagram/oceanonelasvegas)

And a range of specialty cocktails, including Cosmopolitans, Blue Hawaiians, and Tequila Sunrises, is available to wash down your cheap AF eats at $12 for three drinks.

The prices at Ocean One have remained head-scratchingly low for years. But that’s not to say that no adjustments are ever made for inflation. Last year, the establishment implemented its first major price hike in recent memory.

That hike saw the prices of its 27 lunch entries shoot up from $4.99 to $5.99, and the price of its three-for-one drink specials rocket from $10.99 to $12. This, while the price hikes at most other Strip eateries are all more than the actual prices of Ocean One’s dishes themselves.

How Can They Do It?

Not to sound like an advertisement, but Ocean One “serves millions of people per year” and is one of “Vegas’s busiest restaurants,” according to its website, which keeps tabs on how many meals it serves each day. As of 12:48 p.m. local time on Thursday, the tally was 1,415.

Dinner entrees are more expensive, ranging from a $6.99 half-pound sirloin burger to a $28.99 Classic Surf & Turf. But still.

Oh, and here’s the part where you become convinced that this was not an advertisement…

Cost-conscious tourists aren’t the only known devotees of the restaurant’s food. On Aug. 23, 2019, the Southern Nevada Health District shut down Ocean One due to a cockroach infestation, according to Eater Vegas.

The restaurant reopened three days later with a 9-demerit A grade, and has been squeaky clean since.

Ocean One is a walk-in situation only. No reservations are taken.