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WestsideLisa Jun 11, 2010 04:11 PM

We are looking for a breakfast place that won't break the bank. There will be 2 kids (10 and 13, first time to Vegas visiting from NJ), as well as the adults. We can't afford Bouchon or Verandah. If there is a place that would be fun for the kids, that's a big plus...but not a requirement. Where can we get a good breakfast that won't break the bank?

Thanks!

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    Eric RE: WestsideLisa Jun 11, 2010 08:05 PM

    How much are you looking to spend? Also, are you looking for place strictly on the Strip or is someplace off the Strip ok? Will you have a car?

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      WestsideLisa RE: Eric Jun 11, 2010 08:18 PM

      We will not have cars, but can take cabs. Off Strip is okay if it won't be a very expensive cab ride. For budget, I'd say "normal" breakfast prices...with entrees in the $15 or less range. It doesn't have to be a $1.99 special, but entrees of $25/person are too much.

      Thanks!

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        shamu613 RE: WestsideLisa Jun 12, 2010 01:29 AM

        It helps to know where you are staying. Your hotel may may have a good coffee shop, but a neighboring hotel may be better/more interesting/cheaper. Will you be staying during the week or on a weekend?

        When will you be visiting? I don't want to suggest walking to someplace on the other end of the Strip during the heat in the middle of August.

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          WestsideLisa RE: shamu613 Jun 12, 2010 07:41 AM

          Thanks for your help! We are staying at The Four Seasons. The other family (the one on a budget, with the kids) is staying at the Tuscany Suites on East Flamingo Rd. They are fine taking a cab to the Strip.

          We will be there on a Wednesday in the middle of June, so it will be hot, I'm sure!

    2. seal RE: WestsideLisa Jun 12, 2010 04:50 AM

      My kids liked Hash House A Gogo and The Original Pancake House when we have taken them there. HH has HUGE portions that my kids took pictures of before they ate. The OPH is more normal sized and has a few unusual things like the Dutch Baby. Both places are online if you want to check them out.

      I should add that I always rent a car and both places are off the beaten path.

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        WestsideLisa RE: seal Jun 12, 2010 07:42 AM

        Thanks for the tips. I have been to the OPH many times, as I live in Southern California. I will check out Hash House...if it's not too far away. Thanks!

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          Philber RE: WestsideLisa Jun 12, 2010 09:30 AM

          Another popular place, on the Strip (2985 Las Vegas Blvd S), is the Peppermill. They have large portions and reasonable prices (most expensive item on the menu is NY Steak and Eggs at around $17, evertything else is less than $15), along with an interesting interior design. As I recall, it was selected by the Review Journal as "Best of Las Vegas".

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            Dave Feldman RE: WestsideLisa Jun 12, 2010 01:53 PM

            You may want to check out Maple Tree and Hash House as well. Both are cheaper and serve more reasonable portions of food than Hash House a Go-Go, but cab rides might eat up as much money as the difference in tariff.

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            Hash House
            2605 S Decatur Blvd Ste 103, Las Vegas, NV 89102

            The Maple Tree
            6000 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89146

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            JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: seal Jun 12, 2010 01:06 PM

            Hash House A Go-Go does have a second Vegas location now, right inside Imperial Palace.

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            Hash House
            2605 S Decatur Blvd Ste 103, Las Vegas, NV 89102

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            WestsideLisa RE: WestsideLisa Jun 12, 2010 06:26 PM

            Is there anything at Paris? That's relatively close to the Tuscany, and might be fun for the kids to see The Eiffel Tower and fountains across at Bellagio.

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            Bellagio
            3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

            Eiffel Tower Restaurant
            3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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              Dave Feldman RE: WestsideLisa Jun 12, 2010 08:36 PM

              JJ's Boulangerie doesn't serve a "proper" breakfast, but offers OK pastries, light sandwiches, etc. The brunch buffet at the Paris is popular, but isn't what it used to be, is not cheap, and since the advent of the Harrah's all you can eat in a day buffet deal, overrun with people, according to my buffetophile friends.

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                WestsideLisa RE: Dave Feldman Jun 12, 2010 11:49 PM

                Any thoughts on Mon Ami Gabi?

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                Mon Ami Gabi
                3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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                kayoshi RE: WestsideLisa Jun 13, 2010 12:10 AM

                Mon Ami Gabi in Paris is a nice place for breakfast in your price range; Rainforest Cafe in the MGM; Grand Lux Cafe (owned by Cheesecake Factory) in the Venetian; Planet Hollywood Restaurant in The Forum Shoppes at Caesar's Palace. In PH resort across from Paris you can walk in the attached Miracle Mile Mall and get a $3.95 breakfast special at La Salsa Cantina, or look at the menus for the breakfasts at Cheeseburger in Paradise and the Ocean One Bar and Grille. Hope this helps!

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                Mon Ami Gabi
                3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                Grand Lux Cafe
                3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                Planet Hollywood
                3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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                CentralCoastTravels RE: WestsideLisa Jun 15, 2010 08:34 PM

                Anything near the Hilton/Convention Center? We'll be there next week for four nights.

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                  shamu613 RE: CentralCoastTravels Jun 15, 2010 09:53 PM

                  Lots of places... assuming you have a car.

                  Without a car, you're pretty much hosed. Closest place is the Peppermill and that's a good mile walk you don't want to do in June.

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                    CentralCoastTravels RE: shamu613 Jun 17, 2010 06:59 PM

                    No car but we'll have passes for the monorail.

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                      kayoshi RE: CentralCoastTravels Jun 18, 2010 03:07 PM

                      Hash House A Go Go (impressively large portions) in the Imperial Palace is just two monorail stops down from the Hilton. On the wall are pictures of celebrities who have eaten at Hash House including Martha Stewart and Dr. Phil. Then 4 stops down from the Hilton is Paris/Bally's where Mon Ami Gabi in Paris serves a nice breakfast. Have fun!

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                      Mon Ami Gabi
                      3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                      Hash House
                      2605 S Decatur Blvd Ste 103, Las Vegas, NV 89102

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                        shamu613 RE: CentralCoastTravels Jun 18, 2010 07:55 PM

                        You've tagged your question onto a thread about cheap breakfasts. I'm not sure if you're only interested in breakfasts near the Hilton/Convention Center or for any meals. Help me out so I can better advise you.

                        Having Monorails passes is a Good Thing[tm]! It opens you up to almost all the hotels on the east side of the Strip. There's also several restaurants on Sahara between Paradise (last Monorail stop) and Maryland Parkway.

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                          CentralCoastTravels RE: shamu613 Jun 19, 2010 06:05 AM

                          Primarily interested in reasonable breakfasts (ie: $15 or less) near the Hilton/Convention center. No problem walking a mile or so and also no problem taking a short monorail ride. We'll be meeting friends (with a car) for lunches & dinners. Thanks.

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                            westie RE: CentralCoastTravels Jun 20, 2010 03:38 AM

                            The Paris breakfast buffet is another option. With breakfast prices at $15.99. for adults, it is well within your price range and should appeal to the children.

                            CentralCoastTravels - probably your best option is the Peppermill.

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                              shamu613 RE: CentralCoastTravels Jun 20, 2010 04:37 AM

                              Other than the Paradise Cafe (coffee shop) and The Buffet inside the Hilton, anyplace else is going to take some travel time. Whether that's worth it to you for the variety is your call. Even the wait time at the coffee shop could be significant during a big convention.

                              The Peppermill on the Strip. About a mile walk from the front door of the Hilton.
                              Bagelmania on Twain. About a 1.5 mile walk from the BACK side of the Hilton out the door near the Sports book. Relatively cheap cab ride from the BACK side of the Hilton if your sharing with one or two other people. Catch that same cab from the front porte-cochere and the fare could be twice the price.

                              Hash House A GoGo inside the Imperial Palace. Take the Monorail to the Harrahs/Imperial Palace stop and walk to the restaurant. May find a line there too.

                              Café at Harrah's inside... well, I'll leave it to you to find that place from the clues. Take the Monorail to the Harrahs/Imperial Palace stop and walk to the restaurant. May find a line there too.

                              Rainforest Cafe inside the MGM. Last stop on the Monorail line. Long walk from the station. Have I mentioned the possibility of finding lines at coffee shops inside resort hotels during big conventions?

                              Cafeteria inside the Center Hall of the Convention Center. Not sure if it's open for breakfast. Don't eat there on your first day, but check to see if it's open for breakfast. Lines move quickly.

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                              Bagelmania
                              855 E Twain Ave # 120, Las Vegas, NV

                              Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
                              3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                              Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge
                              , Las Vegas, NV 89101

                              Rainforest Cafe
                              3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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                                CentralCoastTravels RE: shamu613 Jun 20, 2010 03:11 PM

                                Thank you kayoshi, westie & shamu613 for the great tips. Looking forward to our short vacation in Vegas.

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                      fishyak RE: WestsideLisa Jun 22, 2010 01:23 PM

                      What, no love for Ellis Island on this thread yet? On Koval behind Bally's. BIG breakfasts 24/7 - great value. Chicken fried steak and eggs or pork chops and eggs. Old school red vinyl booths. Avoid prime time, very busy. It won't be as kid fun as Rainforest in MGM, but WAY better food. It's too far to walk from 4 Seasons.

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                        shamu613 RE: fishyak Jun 22, 2010 11:34 PM

                        For breakfast? God I hope not. Ellis Island has a cult following based on one and only item, its cheap steak dinner special.

                        The restaurant is operated by a chain called Village Pub which has ten locations around the valley. It's original location was the current site of Ellis Island.

                        The breakfast menu is rather small, less than 15 items. They serve the greasiest hash browns I have ever eaten. There's really nothing special on their menu, only the most ubiquitous and ordinary breakfast choices.

                        As a local, I don't go anywhere near Ellis Island unless I'm dragged kicking and screaming by a visiting friend who has heard the legend of the steak dinner and thinks it must be the land of Goshen.

                        It's a reasonably good casino for locals and their micro brewery is decent. I have yet to get seated in less than an hour and a half for the restaurant. The only reason the BBQ place gets any business is the fact that waits for the regular restaurant are obscenely long.

                        There too many other really good or really cheap and good breakfast places in town to ever actually recommend a breakfast at Ellis Island.

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                        Village Pub
                        4563 E Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014

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