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rjohn40787 Feb 13, 2011 03:43 PM

I'm traveling to Las Vegas and would like to try out some local burgers and hot dogs. I will not have a car, so recommendations will have to be limited to the Strip and areas that are immediately adjacent to the monorail. My preference is for burger and hot dog joints, not upscale restaurants. However, any and all recommendations would be appreciated.

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    Eric Feb 13, 2011 04:16 PM

    Outside of the overpriced food courts at the various hotels, Fat Burger or McDonalds, there are no hamburger joints or hot dog joints on the Strip. There are some places such as BLT, KGB and the Burger Bar. These are more expensive, gourtmet burger restaurants. The only places to get hot dogs on the Strip are places like Nathans, etc. at food courts or hot dog carts at the various hotels.

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      sockster Feb 13, 2011 04:52 PM

      I'm thinking In N Out Burger!!

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        Eric Feb 13, 2011 06:10 PM

        In n Out does not fit the poster's requirnent of being on the Strip.

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          monku Feb 13, 2011 07:57 PM

          It's within sight of the strip on Sahara Avenue right next to the freeway if you're willing to hoof it.

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            Steve Green Feb 14, 2011 12:12 AM

            You must mean on _Tropicana_ , right next to the freeway, as the one on W. Sahara is almost a mile past I-15.

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              monku Feb 14, 2011 04:48 AM

              Right, Tropicana.

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                roadpilot Feb 14, 2011 08:51 PM

                There is a In and Out on Sahara, not far from Palace Station. Been there many times.

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                  monku Feb 14, 2011 09:05 PM

                  I knew I've seen that one too.

                  I should know better about the one on Tropicana...spent many New Year's Eve's watching the fireworks from there.

        2. David11238 Feb 13, 2011 06:45 PM

          I believe there are hot dog joints within some of the casinos themselves. I haven't been there for a few years, but I do remember seeing $1.99 foot longs. And I believe the deli in New York New York sells dogs and burgers, as well. You can also hop on a bus to downtown Vegas. I think it's a 15-20 minute ride. Lots of burger and dog options there. Or, what Eric said,

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            monku Feb 13, 2011 07:55 PM

            Slots-A-Fun used to have the 99 cent foot long which is now $1.99, it's nothing but a huge generic hot dog.

            You can also hop on a bus to downtown Vegas. I think it's a 15-20 minute ride. Lots of burger and dog options there. Or, what Eric said,

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            What are those places besides McDonalds ?
            My opinion there are no places worth that trip from the strip.

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              David11238 Feb 14, 2011 05:33 AM

              Inside the casinos to be honest. Supposedly there's a great hot & burger place in North Vegas. But looking at the map it's nowhere near the monorails and seems to be a bit of a haul from downtown Vegas. It's called Great Links Hot Dogs & Grill, 6010 W Craig Rd in Vegas.

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                monku Feb 14, 2011 07:23 AM

                I thought you had a specific place to go for a hamburger. I'm sure every casino coffee shop in LV has a hamburger on the menu, so why trek downtown?
                What's the intel on Great Links Hot Dog and Grill?...it's about 7 miles NW of Downtown LV.

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                  David11238 Feb 14, 2011 01:38 PM

                  True that, but some places are much better than others. Golden Nugget being one of the casinos with an inexpensive but very good kitchen. And Downtown is just as nice as the Strip in terms of aesthetics, and it's certainly less expensive.. The dirt I hear on Great Links is that it's good. Real good. Mostly local reviews on Yelp & Urbanspoon.

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                    Whisper Feb 14, 2011 05:34 PM

                    I took the 20-25 minute drive from my home to Great Links a couple of months ago just to see what it's all about. Had a Chicago dog, fried zucchini and root beer from tap. The dog was good, the root beer was good, the zucchini was average. The service was friendly and the place was clean.

                    Nothing about the food was special enough to make me want to take the drive out there again since then. Maybe next time I'm in the area and have a hankering for a hot dog I'll drop by. Otherwise I don't think it's worth going very far out of your way for.

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                      monku Feb 14, 2011 08:27 PM

                      one of the few business owners that uses YELP to better his business
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                      This was from the latest YELP posters. Should I be worried?
                      I never saw so many 5 star reviews for any place.

                      I don't think you're coming clean with us.

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                wrldsworstcook Feb 17, 2011 10:47 PM

                Slots-A-Fun is a stop you really MUSTmake at least once. Yep - those hot dogs would never have been mistaken for gourmet, but getting a half-pound hot dog for a buck while playing the penny slots at 3am in this little open-air Vegas establishment was always one of the guilty pleasures my sister and I looked forward to with each visit. HOWEVER, during my last Vegas trip about 3 yrs ago, sis and I made our mandatory Slots-A-Fun visit and were surprised to see that the half-pound dog had been replaced by the 1 pound hot dog for 2 bucks (still a good deal) -we could always split one if desired. It's just that....well, uh....the only Slots-A-Fun hot dogs I've ever seen were NOT the feeble licorice-strip sized foot long numbers we've all experienced. Nope - these hot dogs were maybe an inch or so longer than the regular hot dogs we buy at the store & were served in a regular-length bun. The added value here was not at all in the hot dog's length, but in its girth. Seemed to be a winning combination at the 1/2 lb size. But - when they handed my sister the FULL POUND 'girthy' hot dog - well...without becoming too graphic here, we laughed so hard we could barely walk!! The slot patrons nearby who didn't normally partake of the food here, stared at us with a mixture of disbelief & slack jawed respect, as they watched us clumsily grasping at it, trying in vain to hang onto such a heavy uh...menu selection, while simultaneously trying to figure out the best way to handle this hot dog and still look totally natural and casual, so as not to attract any more attention from the widely diverse 3am Vegas crowd milling about. Alas - in the end, neither of us ever even tasted it (big surprise there, huh? lol) But the memories of that visit will last a life time (thanks in part to my handy-dandy compact digital camera)! ** Note: if anyone does venture a Slots-A-Fun visit, give us an update on the hot dog status. Like I said, in the 3 or so years since my last visit, they may have decided that length was better than width when it comes the consumer's hot dog preference.

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                  monku Feb 18, 2011 04:53 AM

                  Not to debate you because I haven't been there since they were 99 cents, but are you sure they're 1 pound now?

            2. monku Feb 13, 2011 07:48 PM

              There are some Nathan's outlets on the strip.
              http://nathansfamous.com/PageFetch/ge...

              1. monku Feb 13, 2011 08:00 PM

                There's a Pink's Hot Dog stand at Planet Hollywood.

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                3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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                  jackattack Feb 14, 2011 12:49 PM

                  Is Pink's still charging $7.00 for a hot dog?

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                    monku Feb 14, 2011 07:57 PM

                    I wouldn't be surprised.
                    $3.25 for a chili dog at their original location is worth it.

                    No hot dog is worth $7.

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                      ellen4441 Feb 15, 2011 01:08 PM

                      well, the Pinks dog is 7 bucks and higher, if you want to jazz it up with bacon, or guacomole,etc..
                      I paid $4.50 for my NAKED dog in Dec., and 50 cents extra for grilled onions..

                       
                       
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                        mcegielski Feb 18, 2011 10:13 PM

                        Pink's is worth the $$$!!!!! Especially if your gambling. Pink's dogs taste the best. The cheap ones are nasty! Thanks for the menu post/ I head to Vegas Wednesday. I Hit Pink's in last October and it was awesome. Sorry Monku, I would pay $7 for a Pink's if I was hungry and walking on the Vegas strip late at night....

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                          monku Feb 19, 2011 05:14 AM

                          Good for you.
                          Hours at Pink’s Hot Dogs Las Vegas:
                          Weekdays 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
                          Weekends 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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                            mcegielski Feb 20, 2011 02:06 PM

                            i would pay $7 for a good chicago hot dog as well as i cannot get my hands on one down in louisiana.

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                            ellen4441 Feb 19, 2011 07:28 PM

                            agreed, that Pinks certainly hit the spot for a late night snack on the strip !
                            I wanted something simple, as it was late...
                            and I got to sit outside, and get a "hot dog with a view" ...
                            (it was late Saturday night , plenty of eye candy ...)

                    2. ellen4441 Feb 13, 2011 09:43 PM

                      I had a real decent charbroiled burger at the STRIPBURGER a few years back, right in front of the Fashion Show mall ....
                      outdoor seating....upscale casual....

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                        HoosierFoodie Feb 14, 2011 06:10 AM

                        Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay.....

                      2. linguafood Feb 14, 2011 08:25 AM

                        BLT Burger at the Mirage. Outstanding burgers, fantastic milkshakes.

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                          bestmomtofour Feb 15, 2011 07:31 PM

                          We really enjoyed BLT Burger in the Mirage and the adult milkshake was the best I've ever had. I don't think I would consider it upscale, just some more varied choices. We are thinking of trying Holsteins in the Cosmopolitan next month. Anyone have any experience with them?

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                            LisafromCalgary Feb 16, 2011 05:25 PM

                            We love Burger Bar at Mandalay and make a point of having lunch there every time we are in Vegas. The burgers are always done perfectly and they have a variety of fries to choose from (I love the zucchini fries). We always sit at the bar and find the staff to be great. That is part of the reason why we return.

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                              Steve Green Feb 17, 2011 07:41 PM

                              Although the food is good at Burger Bar, that music blasting isn't conducive to good digestion. It's so loud, I find myself rushing to eat and get out of there, which I guess is their exact intent.

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                                Whisper Feb 17, 2011 09:02 PM

                                Have to agree with you there Steve. The loud music, coupled with the fact that the place is always completely packed with people all trying to talk over the music, and then the rather confined space itself where sound has nowhere to go and folks are practically tripping over each other, doesn't lead to a very relaxing atmosphere. Good food, good beer list, but get me out of there quick please. Like you said, maybe it's by design.

                            2. lvburgerblog Feb 26, 2011 01:47 AM

                              My job took me to the Strip Thursday (I live in LV), and I discovered that there are like a half dozen burger options at the Venetian/Palazzo. There's I (heart) Burgers, which I liked; Emeril's Delmonico steakhouse has a burger on their lunch menu, in the Venetian food court (upstairs, next to the entrance to self parking) there's a Johnny Rockets, a Shake n' Burger, and a Nathan's. Yeah, I know Nathan's is for hot dogs, but they serve a burger too! Emeril's Lagasse Stadium (sports bar and race book) also has burgers. Harrah's next door has Kerry Simon's KGB. The place is huge and expect to get lost! But there are options if you're looking for a burger or hot dog.

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                              3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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                                mcegielski Feb 27, 2011 08:42 AM

                                HOT DOG HAUS 610 E Sahara. About three minutes off the Strip...well the end of the Strip.

                                I just got back from Vegas yesterday. Hot Dog Haus is a little side place built onto this German restaurant. They serve a few different types of hot dogs and sausages. They have Vienna hot dogs and they make real chicago dogs. They were great but they could of been hotter temperature wise and they could steam the buns but these are minor complaints. The dogs were good and if one is staying at the Sahara, Riveria, or Stratosphere you could walk there.....on a side note finally tried Boston Pizza which is past Stratosphere on the right hand side. It has intrigued me for years. It was not very good. It was simply ok. I have found much better pizza in Vegas.....I LOVE VEGAS!!!!!!!

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                                Boston Pizza
                                1507 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104

                              2. A5 KOBE Feb 28, 2011 09:39 PM

                                Easily the best burger in LV is at Bradley Ogden's on the lounge menu. Go eat it now!

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                                Bradley Ogden
                                3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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