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Las Vegas eating for family, does not have to be on strip

dajuma39 May 7, 2008 11:51 AM

Hi, we will be going soon to Vegas on vacation, family in tow, my older is fairly open but my little one still likes kids menu's. We are staying off strip at a time share and will have a car so restaurants do not have to be on strip, off or on is ok by us.

Breakfast all kinds (would like to do one nice brunch with kids)
Dinner - will do 1 nice one for just Hubby and me, the rest with kids in tow.

I am like Rachel Ray, will wander for good food, but needs to be family friendly too!

Thanks for any assistance.

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    shellie RE: dajuma39 May 7, 2008 12:58 PM

    You should read this board for a lot of good recommendations. There are a LOT of chain places that are kid-friendly near the strip - like CheeseCake Factory, PF Changs, and mexican. For the special place - look on the strip at some of the celeb chef places.

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    1. re: shellie
      Grebby RE: shellie May 27, 2008 01:34 PM

      "Claim Jumper
      8040 Las Vegas Blvd S
      Las Vegas, NV 89123
      (In the parking lot of the outlet mall and across the freeway from Silverton Casino and the Bass Pro Shop)"

      I don't think this is right...there is a Claim Jumper at the new Town Square complex, but 8040 is well south of that. Well past the outlet mall even.

      Hash House A-Go-Go is my reccomendation for a BIG breakfast/brunch. You won't need to eat for the rest of the day.

      1. re: Grebby
        Wonginator RE: Grebby May 28, 2008 11:34 AM


        You are correct, the Claim Jumper address is 6629 Las Vegas Blvd S.

    2. shamu613 RE: dajuma39 May 11, 2008 09:05 PM

      Here's a few suggestions:

      For breakfasts:
      The Hash House
      2605 S Decatur Blvd # 103
      Las Vegas, NV 89102
      (702) 873-9479

      Tiffany's Cafe
      1700 Las Vegas Blvd S
      Las Vegas, NV 89104
      (702) 444-4459

      Jamms Restaurant
      1029 S Rainbow Blvd
      Las Vegas, NV 89145
      (702) 877-0749

      Ping Pang Pong
      (Inside the Gold Coast)
      4000 W Flamingo Rd
      Las Vegas, NV 89103
      (702) 367-7111
      Chinese breakfast and my idea of comfort.

      Maple Tree
      6000 Spring Mountain Rd # 1
      Las Vegas, NV 89146
      (702) 362-5151

      For lunches:
      Black Bear Diner
      6180 W Tropicana Ave
      Las Vegas, NV 89103
      (702) 368-1077

      BJ's Restaurant
      10840 Charleston Blvd
      Las Vegas, NV 89135
      (702) 853-2300
      (Right across the street from Red Rock casino.)

      Hot & Juicy Crawfish
      4810 Spring Mountain Rd
      Las Vegas, NV 89102
      (702) 891-8889
      This is my idea of comfort. Wear the bibs! Trust me on this one.

      Claim Jumper
      8040 Las Vegas Blvd S
      Las Vegas, NV 89123
      (In the parking lot of the outlet mall and across the freeway from Silverton Casino and the Bass Pro Shop)
      Portions are huge. Split a meal with your squeeze and save room for a late dessert.

      You may want to read this thread for other ideas.:


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      1. re: shamu613
        Dave Feldman RE: shamu613 May 11, 2008 11:14 PM


        I've never even heard of BJ' s or Jamm's. Could you tell us a little about them?

        I agree that Hash House would be a perfect family-friendly breakfast or lunch place -- I'm always surprised there aren't more kids there.

        1. re: Dave Feldman
          janetofreno RE: Dave Feldman May 12, 2008 02:30 PM

          Dave: I never heard of Jamm's either. BJs is a (mostly west-coast, but some midwest) chain of brewpubs, with portion sizes more atune to those of Claimjumper. I ate there once, at a pre-opening party for the Reno locale (My husband had set up their TVs; like most restaurants of that genre they also are a sports bar...). The food was ok but nothing memorable. The highlight was desert: something called a Pizookie: a large chocolate-chip cookie baked in a deep dish pizza pan with ice cream on top. I'm sure it contains a zillion calories.

          A PS to the OP: see this post I did recently: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/517702 The restaurant was definitely family friendly...and they had paper coverings on the tables that the kids could doodle on.....It would be a bit of a drive from the strip, but its near the Craig exit on I95 so accessible. Good if you're going out to Red Rock or somewhere more peripheral....

          1. re: Dave Feldman
            shamu613 RE: Dave Feldman May 17, 2008 08:34 PM

            BJ's Brewhouse is a chain. Good family restaurant with a microbrewery. Good pizza, good burgers, GREAT stuffed twice baked potatoes, surprisingly good jambalaya. My wife likes their avocado spring roll for her meal.


            Jamm's is a local family restaurant open only for breakfast and lunch. GREAT omelets. If you don't see what you want on the menu, they'll make it for you.


            BTW... double, triple second the recommendation of Original Pancake House. Certainly the best pancakes and waffles in town. Try the apple pancake. Leftovers for two days. Oven baked omelets. When have you ever seen that?



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              shamu613 RE: shamu613 May 18, 2008 10:07 PM

              BTW... this is a photo of the apple pancake from Original Pancake House.

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          MelissaC1 RE: dajuma39 May 11, 2008 09:10 PM

          When I lived there (albeit a LONG time ago), there was always Marie Callendars for breakfast.

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            The Old Man RE: dajuma39 May 12, 2008 03:33 PM

            Original Pancake House

            1. hoseman666 RE: dajuma39 May 17, 2008 08:46 PM

              Hash House A-Go-Go (monstrous sized fancy breakfasts). If you go to the OPH, go to the one at Green Valley Ranch, then mosey on down through The District. The bacon at OPH is incredible.

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                Steve Green RE: hoseman666 May 26, 2008 11:34 AM

                Interesting to hear that. We've been to the OPH on W. Cheyenne, and they can't make crisp bacon to save their souls. We tried sending it back, and it came back darker but still limp. Not sure what their secret is. We like other things there (apple pancakes, Dutch Baby), but have just given up on ordering bacon.

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                  hoseman666 RE: Steve Green May 27, 2008 01:15 PM

                  weird, my only problem with the bacon is the saltiness. The bacon lover's special (7 pieces) makes me thankful for free refills.

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