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Hellolaura Nov 9, 2006 05:23 PM

Hi Everyone!

I'm wondering if you could direct me to the best burger in Vegas. This is a "must have" for my boyfriend. He's into the big and juicy burgers.

Thanks!

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    burgerdan Jan 13, 2007 10:36 PM

    OK, don't hate me for this, but my wife and I were looking to avoid the $50+ dinner bill last night, and we ended up at Outback Steakhouse across from the Mirage. We both ordered burgers and they were great. We got out of there with drinks a salad, butger and fries for about $30. So if you want to save a few bucks (paying $20 or more for a burger seems criminal to me), don't avoid it just because of the name, IMHO.

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      civicisr Jan 13, 2007 10:48 PM

      u know, last time in vegas i actually stayed at casino royale which is where outback is located, and wanted to try a burger from there but never got around to it. i will definately try it next time.

      can't go wrong with burger bar... its a little pricey (i think burgers start at around $10) but well worth it

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      civicisr Jan 13, 2007 10:28 PM

      burger bar, period.

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        rileypiley Nov 10, 2006 07:53 PM

        just thought of the Grand Lux Cafe at the Venetian. they offer a few burgers, last time i had the burger melt and could only eat half. for big and juicy, check this out:
        The Max Burger
        Our Greatest Hamburger Creation! Certified Angus Beef Topped with Cheddar Cheese, Crisp Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sauteed Mushrooms, Onions and Roasted Short Ribs. Served with Fries

        http://www.grandluxcafe.com

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          lvmanager Nov 10, 2006 09:18 PM

          Actually this is a very tasty burger. I've had it several times and it's always huge and packed with flavor. I think for the best burger though, you must go to Burger Bar. You can get the EXACT burger you want with the EXACT toppings, cooked just the way you want. It's never disappoints. There is definitely soemthing to be said for In 'n' Out though. That place is an institution! 2 "double double"s, 2 orders of fries and a soda -- you can't go wrong.

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          rileypiley Nov 10, 2006 04:18 PM

          if you have never been to an In n Out - GO! for a burger fanatic, it must be experienced. be sure to get the fries too.

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            sivyaleah Nov 10, 2006 06:11 PM

            Be forewarned - apparently there is some special way to order there which we didn't know. We were very disappointed when we went - but maybe if we'd known about all the "in's and out's" we would have been more satisfied.

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              JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Nov 10, 2006 06:34 PM

              That would be In-N-Out's secret menu. There's a bunch of other things than just what's on the regular menu.

              http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp

              If you haven't been, the Double-Double is the thing to get (the burger patties themselves are small ones, the regular hamburger or cheeseburger is almost salad), along with fries and your choice of beverage. Go during less busy times if possible, the food comes out considerably better when they aren't working at warp speed.

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                sivyaleah Nov 10, 2006 06:50 PM

                That was exactly the problem - we both ordered singles and it was SO small and with a ton of lettuce. Talk about a let down! We also went at the height of lunch hour and had to wait nearly 1/2 hour to get our food. We thought we were going for "fast food" only to be kept waiting for what we found to be a rather pathetic excuse for a burger.

                Now that we know about the secret menu - the next time we're out there we might give it another try - but only if passing by. We're more looking forward to trying Burger Bar - which for some reason we haven't managed to get to yet with all the other great options around.

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            Hellolaura Nov 10, 2006 03:02 PM

            I also found these places....

            Any good?

            We don't have an In and Out or a Fat Burger near us. Are they worth a try?

            Also, I have written down the following:

            The Upper Deck in the Plaza
            PTSPubs burgers

            Thanks!

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              Debbie W Nov 10, 2006 04:23 PM

              In 'n' Out and Fatburger are both fast food burgers. I live in L.A. and there are plenty of both around, I prefer Fatburger by far but this is a subject of endless debate around here, with people squarely in one camp or the other. In any case neither can hold a candle in the "big and juicy" department to either Burger Bar or Mesa Grill - husband and I have enjoyed the burgers at both places on many occasions. If forced to choose I would probably go with Burger Bar because there are so many different choices of meats, toppings, buns, and the onion rings are great. Mesa Grill just has the one burger but it's a lovely burger indeed - thicker than Burger Bar's, in fact half a burger is about enough for me at Mesa whereas I can eat the whole thing at Burger Bar. After trying the various buns at Burger Bar I have settled on the whole wheat as being the best option insofar as holding its own against the burger's juices without being overly chewy or assertive. The spicy fries at Mesa are fine but I much prefer the onion rings at Burger Bar. Burger Bar has various thicknesses of fries but I haven't really had them other than snagging one or two from my husband. Mesa Grill has way more atmosphere than Burger Bar, vibe-wise, but people are lining up at Burger Bar every day.

            2. ciaogal Nov 10, 2006 02:24 PM

              Try the Burger @ Daniel Boulud @ the Wynn. It is stuffed w/ foie gras and short ribs...beware 'cause it's $32!
              It's fabulous!

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                Budser1228 Nov 10, 2006 02:00 PM

                The burger at Mesa Grill at lunch time is very good along with their spicy fries.

                1. hrhboo Nov 9, 2006 08:03 PM

                  Burger Bar in Mandalay Place has an awesome selection.

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