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Jul 13, 2010 05:31 AM

Local eats in Vegas for Sunday afternoon

Howdy all, I'm going to be in Vegas for a Bachelor party this upcoming weekend; after all the debauchery, I have Sunday afternoon to myself before I head back to NYC on a red-eye.

I was wondering if y'all had any recs for a good "must-have" meal before I head back. Nothing fancy or hotel-oriented (I can get all that stuff here in NYC); more along the lines of a diner (with food suggestions), burger joint, taco stand, food truck, or some local great eatery that I'd have a hard time finding something similar outside of Vegas.

It'll be a late flight, so I will have a bit of time on my hands, but I don't want to get out of the city. Oh, and nothing too heavy either, I understand it'll be a million degrees out there...any help is appreciated, thanks!

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  1. How about In-n-Out Hamburger and its Double-double "animal style". You don't have that outside the West coast.

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    1. re: selfportrait93

      The thought definitely crossed my mind on In-N-Out.

    2. Unlike NYC, there is no "city" here. Once you leave Las Vegas, you are in the middle of the desert. I'd recommend RIncon de Buenos Aires on Spring Mountain Road between Decatur and Lindell.

      1. We got no diners here. Might I suggest New Jersey?

        Here's a few ideas:

        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)

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

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

        Hot & Juicy Crawfish
        4810 Spring Mountain Rd Ste C, Las Vegas, NV 89102

        Black Bear Diner
        6180 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

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

        Red Rock Bar
        1729 E Charleston Blvd Ste A, Las Vegas, NV 89104

        Claim Jumper Restaurants
        6629 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

        1. Shamu you just said there are no diners in Las Vegas, then you recommended the Black Bear Diner!

          dick, Will you have a car or are you cabbing it?

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          1. re: jackattack

            Jack, what is your definition of a diner? Just because Black Bear Diner has the word "diner" in its name does not make it a diner.


            All around the Vegas Valley there are scores of eateries with the word "deli" in their names. Are they really delicatessens; that synthesis of a grocery store and restaurant? A cursory look at the menus reveals that the vast majority are merely sandwich shops.

            There used to be a chain of three diners in the valley named Las Vegas Diner. It had all the classic elements of a diner, the Art-Deco railroad car covered in gleaming stainless steel, counters, open 24 hours and served typical diner cuisine. They lasted about two years and folded. The food sucked. One still sits empty, one became a sushi bar. Ginja Sushi in Henderson and the last one in Summerlin reopened as Shari's Diner. Shari's markets itself as a local's hangout. Its location is almost 15 miles from the south Strip; not terribly convenient for visitors.

            Names notwithstanding, I still submit there are no "diners" in the Vegas Valley.

            Black Bear Diner
            6180 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

            Ginja Sushi
            375 N Stephanie St, Henderson, NV 89014

            1. re: shamu613

              din·er   /] Show IPA
              1.a person who dines.
              2.a railroad dining car.
              3.a restaurant built like such a car.
              4.a small, informal, and usually inexpensive restaurant.

            2. re: jackattack

              I'll be cabbing it. I've checked out the recs y'all have had so far, I definitely want to try Hot & Juicy Crawfish, but it sounds like a recipe for disaster if the next thing I'm doing is hopping on a plane for a redeye. Got any recs for a good burger?

              Hot & Juicy Crawfish
              4810 Spring Mountain Rd Ste C, Las Vegas, NV 89102

              1. re: dick980

                Are you staying on the Downtown or the Strip? If you're Downtown, try 777 Microbrewery at the Main Street Station:

                The Strip has a number of places that you can try: the Burger Bar in the Mandalay Bay (http://www.mandalaybay.com/dining/bur...), BLT in the Mirage
                (http://www.mirage.com/restaurants/blt...) or Le Burger Brasserie in Paris (sorry, can't get the link to work).