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Best Local Eats in Las Vegas?

i'm going to be in las vegas for about 5 days and would like to venture off the strip for some good local food. the good stuff that tourists don't know about but locals flock to. I'm talking about cheap eats, barbeque, steak, late night discounts, brunches, etc. thanks.

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  1. Are you going to have a car? If not, taking cabs in Las Vegas gets expensive. One of my favorite places is Rincon de Buenos Aires.

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    1. re: Eric

      yes, i'll be renting a car...so anyplace within 30min drive is even ok.

    2. there have been many a post on this issue. check the board for past threads then map out an itinerary , i'll gladly respond to any place you list if i've eaten there.

      Happy eating !

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      1. re: kjs

        i did a search for "local las vegas foods" and other keyword searches but couldn't find much. do you know of a good thread to use? thanks

      2. search on top of page; enter Vegas
        on search result page, click on tab 'Search Options'
        select 'Search within Boards' and 'past 30 days'
        here are some links also;

        1. Here's my trip report from last month: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/632669

          Other options include Rosemary's (for a solid neighbourhood restaurant) and Lotus of Siam (for Thai). If you go to Rosemary's, you can pick up a $100 gift cert from Costco for $80. Also, your best bet there is having their prix fixe lunch for $25. A pretty good brunch can be had @ Red Rock (dinner, $20).

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          1. re: OCAnn

            Yeah good recs. +ping pong.
            Noras should be ok.

          2. Go to the sandwich shop next to din'os if you know what's good for you cross the street from og's.
            Best sandwiches i ever did have. I felt like I was'ntin Vegas.
            Go there. Report back.
            GO. Thank me later.........

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            1. re: ChrisG.PersonalChef

              The NCSS moved out of that location, they're now inside a local bar on the NE corner of DI & Arville called Moon Doggie's. They seem to have expanded their menu since they moved. To evolnomis: if you like to go out to breakfast it's hard to beat The Omelette House. There's one just east of Charleston & Rancho, which you can get to in about ten mins. from the Strip, depending on where you're staying. There's also a location inside The Plaza on Fremont if you happen to be downtown. Right across the street fom The Plaza inside the Golden Gate is a Dupar's Diner location, which is actually an LA-area transplant, but it's been quite popular since it opened.

            2. I am a once a year visitor to Las Vegas, and will definitely agree with Lotus of Siam as a Vegas gem. I also never miss Ping Pang Pong or a few games of bowling upstairs in the Gold Coast. PPP is the real deal, and although its in a casino this place could be the hit of any Chinatown in any city in the US. Don't miss it. -Prizat

              Ping Pang Pong
              4000 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

              Lotus of Siam
              953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

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              1. re: prizat

                Definitely Ping Pang Pong. The roast duck is amazing.

                1. re: prizat

                  We liked PPP, and though we agree it is a welcome option in LV, we feel it would not be as warmly regarded in other cities with thriving Chinatowns. We prefer Noodles in Bellagio.

                  3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV