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May 2, 2009 07:44 PM

Recommendations for Primm?

I'm going to be shopping until I drop at the outlet in Primm. Does anyone know of a good place where I can grab some lunch, or will I have to deal with the food court instead? Thanks!

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  1. When I patiently waited for my wife's delirious shopping gig to be over, I ventured into the parking lot for a Six Dollar Burger @ Carl's Jr.
    Illy has a little Cafe where Starbucks used to be, I saw Paninis, but did not eat one.

    However, one place that may be worth a sit down, is that Japanese place on the back side of the Mall. (Yes, there is lots of japanese shopoholics in that Mall)

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    1. re: worldwidestuff

      And here I would have thought you'd have spent the whole time in the Williams Sonoma outlet! Thanks Peter. :)

      1. re: anonymoose was the one store I spent most of my time in, here are the pics to proove it.
        look at all those SALE signs!

    2. Now THIS is one of the hardest queries ever about the Las Vegas area. If you find any signs of life, please report back, but I suggest bringing something to eat.

      To be fair, I realize that I've never ventured outside of the hotel/casinos and mall in Primm. Are there many homes? Restaurants not associated with the hotels or mall?

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      1. re: Dave Feldman

        Well, no. There are modulars where a lot of the service people live. But if you'll notice, a great many of them are foreign nationals on work visas. When I lived in that desert, there seemed to be a lot of Poles and Czechs; one would come, more would follow, based on recommendations of others. Now? Who knows. But who else would work in Primm, when they could at least be in Vegas? Seems like we usually had good service there, tho. The employees are motivated; if they lose their jobs, they lose their visas. And they spoke better English than many other service workers elsewhere in the country. Seemed like it was a good deal for both the properties and the employees.

        1. re: desertsun

          Thanks for the info. Come to think of it, are there any good Polish restaurants in Las Vegas? I used to go to a place on Sahara and Maryland Parkway, but it is long gone.

          1. re: Dave Feldman

            Unfortunately, freshly made Polish food may be impossible to find in Las Vegas these days. There is/was a small deli on West Charleston that I have not been to in a while that offered a limited selection, but since Polonez closed down (the Sahara/Maryland venue) there are no other options that I know of. I miss that place, with their fresh deli and imported Polish products helping me to make up some nice Christmas baskets over the years. But Vegas being Vegas, they were added to that list of restaurants that actually did a good business (Saigon, San Francisco Bay, etc.), but had to close for nefarious reasons.

            1. re: QAW

              Yes, Polonez was it. Toward the end of its run, business was quite poor, but I was fond of it. I'm surprised, considering the number of Chicago transplants, and the huge Polish population there, more Polish restaurants haven't sprung up (there sure have been enough Chicago-Greek places).

      2. Cafe Koraku in the Primm outlet mall.
        Kind of like a Japanese coffee shop with ramen, teriyaki dishes, etc...
        Sit down and order from a server.

        Went with a bunch of Japanese American golfers one night because the Primm Casino Buffet closed at 8pm. They didn't complain because there's a Koraku in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles so they were familiar with the place.

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        1. re: monku

          That sounds somewhat promising. Real ramen, not the instant stuff? I'm there.

          1. re: anonymoose

            Not the instant stuff.
            The fried rice with an omelette on top and gravy is pretty good too.