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Feb 13, 2011 03:43 PM

Las Vegas Hot Dog & Burger Recommendations

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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  1. 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.

      1. re: sockster

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

        1. re: Eric

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

          1. re: monku

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

              1. re: Steve Green

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

                1. re: roadpilot

                  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. 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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          1. re: David11238

            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,

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

            1. re: monku

              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.

              1. re: David11238

                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.

                1. re: monku

                  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.

                  1. re: David11238

                    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.

                    1. re: Whisper

                      one of the few business owners that uses YELP to better his business
                      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.

              2. re: monku

                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.

                1. re: wrldsworstcook

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

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

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

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                1. re: monku

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

                  1. re: jackattack

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

                    No hot dog is worth $7.

                    1. re: jackattack

                      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..

                      1. re: ellen4441

                        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....

                        1. re: mcegielski

                          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.

                          1. re: monku

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

                          2. re: mcegielski

                            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 ...)