Cheap eats in NYC: The best budget dining in New York

From artisanal sandwiches to homey Southeast Asian fare, find out where to fill up for less with our guide to the best cheap eats in New York City.



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White-wine–steamed mussels at the Rabbithole

White-wine–steamed mussels at the Rabbithole Photograph: Jolie Ruben

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Cheap bar food

Belly up to the bar and dig in---these satisfying snacks won't kill your boozing budget.

Fill up for $15 or less

Try one of these nine spots for a hearty, affordable meal.

Dinner dates for less than $50

Impress someone special with great tastes, and have enough left over for a second date.

Affordable group and party dinners

Feast with your buddies over large portions, unlimited booze or prix fixes for posses.

Big meal deals

Prix-fixe dinners for $25 or less.

Best cheap burgers

Sink your teeth into our top five underrated patties.

Best cheap fried chicken

Proof that the golden-crusted classic doesn't have to break the bank.

Best cheap pizza

Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you should put up with a greasy slice.

Best cheap sushi

Try these affordable restaurants in Manhattan for sushi, sashimi, maki and nigiri.

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Brian Harley
Brian Harley

I wanted to add that there is also a pizza place called pizza king that Cheap Eats should review. This place has brought the families of the $1 slice with the gourmet slice under one roof.

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