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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;
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/637549
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/637009
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614256
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/637341
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/632605

        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.
            THEY MAKE THIER OWN MAYO.
            GO. Thank me later.........
            http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/20...

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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.