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cleopatra999 Apr 13, 2011 03:31 PM

To my know Guy has not done a show in Vegas. I love the places he visits. Can you recommend places that would fit the bill? Staying on strip but have vehicle.

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    Eric Apr 13, 2011 03:51 PM

    Actually he did two Southern Nevada restaurants. The Coffee Cup in Boulder City and the Copper Keg ( don't recall the address but in Las Vegas proper).

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    Coffee Cup
    512 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005

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      QAW Apr 13, 2011 05:06 PM

      The second place Guy Fieri hit was the "Four Kegs", at 276 North Jones, a rather non-descript bar that seemingly got chosen more for sentimental reasons (his college days) than a place that serves memorable food. And unfortunately it gets to the root of one of the sadder aspects of the Las Vegas dining scene - a genuine absence of the kind of places that other urban areas have when it comes to this type of dining option.

      Outside of ethnic restaurants, especially Asian/Mexican, we just do not have a lot of individually-owned places that have been able to withstand the test of time. The chain restaurants dominate the off-strip landscape, so places that cook from scratch and have their own signature dishes have a tough go of it. A couple of personal favorites are M&M Soul Food Cafe (3923 West Charleston), Catfish Alley (467 East Silverado Ranch), and perhaps the most "Fieriesque" of all would be Naked City, which is not exactly a restaurant per se, but a carry-out area inside of Moodoggie's Bar (3240 South Arrville). You can order at the counter and eat in the bar, but there is no table service, their way of working around the "No Smoking" regs (a bar like Moondoggies would lose too much of their customer base if they went smoke free). They cook just about everything from scratch, featuring Buffalo-style pizza, and a good way to get a feel for what they do might be the current sandwich of the month - "House cured pastrami on in-house baked garlic-cheddar-bacon baguette, with creamy mustard, 'honey' onions & sharp jack." You can picture Fieri taking a messy bite out of that.

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        jackattack Apr 13, 2011 05:28 PM

        Sammy's L.A. Pastrami Shack

        and maybe Omelet House on Charleston for breakfast

        http://www.omelethouse.net/Locations/...

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          shamu613 Apr 13, 2011 05:55 PM

          Both Sammy's and Omelete House are local chains. IMO, that removes them from Triple D consideration.

          I would suggest Jamms at Charleston and Rainbow. Only open for breakfast and lunch. Weiss Delicatessen in Henderson makes most everything they serve. And coffee shop at Jerry's Nugget in North Las Vegas has daily homemade specials and serves everything 24/7.

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          Jamms Restaurant II
          1029 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

          Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop
          1821 Las Vegas Blvd N, North Las Vegas, NV 89030

          Weiss Restaurant Deli Bakery
          2744 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89014

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            baron45 Apr 15, 2011 09:00 AM

            I remember eating at Jerry's and my buddy ordered their 50-oz prime rib for $26 but he couldn't finish it.

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              cleopatra999 Apr 15, 2011 11:32 AM

              Jerry's looks great from the menu I peeked at, definitely give it a go. Best for breakfast, lunch or dinner?

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                shamu613 Apr 15, 2011 05:18 PM

                Jerry's? Better for dinner or late night.

                For breakfast, I like Tiffany Cafe, Jamms, Weiss Deli, Original Pancake House and Hash House. (Not the A GoGo variety)

                For lunch I love a good Chinese dim sum breakfast at Orchids Garden or noodles at Monte Ramen.

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                Orchids Garden
                5485 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146

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

                Tiffany's Cafe
                1700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104

                Jamms Restaurant II
                1029 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

                Original Pancake House
                4833 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

                Original Pancake House
                2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052

                Original Pancake House
                4170 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147

                Weiss Restaurant Deli Bakery
                2744 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89014

                Original Pancake House
                7300 Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89084

                Monta Ramen
                5030 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

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                  BIGGUNDOCTOR Apr 9, 2013 11:29 AM

                  I second Tiffany's. Eaten there several times after a late night out.

                  Viva Arepas is also good.

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                janetofreno Apr 16, 2011 10:43 PM

                I work around the corner from Jerry's and the coffee shop is my staffs' favorite "lets all go out to lunch" place....and the prices are always right!

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                cleopatra999 Apr 15, 2011 11:31 AM

                Even if they are local chains, are they still good??

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                  jackattack Apr 15, 2011 03:44 PM

                  I think they are good or I would not have suggested them. Omelet House has had two locations and recently, after many years, has opened a third. Will I stop going if they keep growing? Not unless the food quality deteriorates.

                  Besides, Guy has visited and enjoyed places that have more than one location, sams3 for instance.

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                  Omelet House
                  2227 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89128

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                    HaroldandMaude Apr 27, 2013 11:31 AM

                    Omelet House on Charleston is definitely a dive! Best pancakes anywhere and their house potatoes are unique, Guy would love them!

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                Dave Feldman Apr 14, 2011 08:00 PM

                I'd vote for Hot & Juicy Crawfish as the Fieriest place in Las Vegas.

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

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                  danieli10 Apr 14, 2011 11:36 PM

                  Dave, I think I saw Adam from Man v. Food at this place in an episode a while back. Looked crazy.

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                    Dave Feldman Apr 15, 2011 08:12 PM

                    Hot & Juicy Crawfish is a lot of fun, and if you don't mind a one-dimensional meal (I don't!), it can be delicious, too.

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

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                      AdamRichmanJr Apr 19, 2011 11:49 AM

                      i did - this place is so much fun and the food is great.

                      oh yeah - i got that girl's phone number after the show. LOL

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                    foodiepie Apr 9, 2013 12:33 AM

                    Actually Guy has gone to Las Vegas for Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives since this was first posted. Below is the list so far...

                    * Bachi Burger ("Banh-Mi" Burger, Oxtail Chili Cheese Fries, Pork Belly Steam Buns)
                    * Forte Tapas Restaurant and Bar (Bulgarian Mixed Grill, Thracian Clay Pot)
                    * Four Kegs Sports Pub (Stromboli..."the best stromboli I've ever had"-Guy Fieri)
                    * John Mull's Road Kill Grill (Ribs, Hot Links)
                    * Lola's (Roast Beef Po Boy, Crawfish Boil)
                    * Naked City Pizza Shop (Pizza, Suicide Fries)
                    * UNLV (where Guy went to cooking school...they serve meals at the cooking school)
                    * Yayo Taco (Pollo Taco Plate, Shanghai Taco Plate)

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                      Michelle Apr 9, 2013 04:15 AM

                      We saw this episode, so made a list and the next time we were in Vegas, we went to Forte Tapas and Naked City Pizza.

                      Already had been to Bachi Burger, not a fan actually, the fries were great but the burgers just meh and the service was horrible.

                      Naked City Pizza was great. Ordered the pizza, then decided to get it to go since the bar was very crowded, noisy and smoky. That ended up being a great decision. The servers were very nice and helpful, we got our pizza, took it back to our room and really enjoyed it. I would definitely go back.

                      Forte Tapas was OK, nice variety of interesting foods but we weren't wowed by it, don't think we'll go back...

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                        Eric Apr 9, 2013 06:43 AM

                        I attended the same program as Guy at UNLV. It is not a cooking school. His degree is in hotel administration.

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                          foodiepie Apr 9, 2013 04:59 PM

                          I stand corrected. Thanks!

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                        Poerz May 4, 2013 12:16 PM

                        I concur with Hash House a Go Go but only the first one way out by the I-215. There are now others in strip hotels and they are disappointing. Surprised no one has mentioned Nevada Chicken Cafe. I can picture Guy working the ribs and chicken on the broiler.

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                          Steve Green May 4, 2013 12:32 PM

                          Poerz: Please re-read shamu613's post above. You're "concurring" about a place that no one has recommended on this thread. Don't feel bad; you're not the first to get them confused.

                          Hash House on 2605 S Decatur (http://hashouse.com/) is the place that was referred to above -- it's a board favorite. The "aGoGo" version, not so much.

                          Here's my post from last year on Hash House:
                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861255

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