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Aug 6, 2011 04:15 PM

Thanksgiving and the week after

Hi, my husband and I will be visiting Vegas from Thanksgiving through the weekend. We are going to take a side trip down to the Grand Canyon (staying in Williams) and then back to Vegas from Tuesday through Saturday.

We are staying at the New Orleans for the first part to Vegas because we are attending a BB tournament. Any recommendations for food in that hotel. We like good food, but since this is a 1.5 week trip every meal cannot be $100 or more pp.

My husband mentioned he would like to have a steak at a ranch. Are there any between Vegas and Williams that anyone has any information on?

We are looking for some local food (I've been scouting the website and I'm excited about some of the possibilities.) Being from Asheville, NC we have so many food options in our area including Himalayan, Mediterranian, etc. The two cuisines that fall short for us are seafood and Chinese. I found a posting regarding Chinese food and hope we will get to try one or two of those options. The best and closest Mongolian BBQ is 4 hours from us. Are there any good options for Mongolian BBQ in Vegas?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. I think you're referring to the Orleans Casino on West Flamingo and not the New Orleans. I'd recommend the Prime Rib Loft and Canal Street at the Orleans. Joyful House, on Spring Mountain Road, is known for Chinese seafood. Rincon de Buenos Aires for their mixed grills of beef and for their empanadas. Nora's Italian Cuisine is very good and less than ten minutes west of the Orleans. They are both on West Flamingo. I do not believe that there are not any cattle ranches between here and Williams. You may want to post that request on the Southwest board.

    1. We attended this tournament a few years ago and ate quite a few meals at the hotel because of this. We much preferred the Prime rib loft to Canal St. The prices are quite reasonable and the wine prices don't have the typical Vegas markup. The 24 hour cafe isn't bad. I liked the fact that I could get anything on the menu for breakfast as I am not a fan of typical breakfast foods and my body was still on east coast time at 9am. A friend who was ther with us did give me a funny look when I ordered the french dip sandwich for breakfast. We also tried the buffet(comped)-not terrible and the pork on the mexican station was very good. I ordered the house red wine and the waitress said "it's $5.00 is that ok?". Of course, I said and went to get my food. When I returned to the table, my husband asked why I ordered a whole bottle of wine for myself. I told him for $5.00, I assumed it was a glass and not a bottle. Was it a sublime wine-no, but chilled, it was quite drinkable. They also have a Fuddruckers, which is my favorite chain burger. The hotel does(or did at the time) have a shuttle to the strip which lets out at Bill's Gamblin Hall which is right next to Caesers(sp?) Palace. The Bellagio is just next door. Don't miss a chance to go over and see the free fountain show-it is quite spectacular. Have fun!

      3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

      4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

      1. Thanks for the info. After we return I'll post a report. We have a Fuddruckers in Asheville so I won't be checking out Fuddrucker's but look forward to some of the other recommendations.

        4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103