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Classic Breakfast Near Downtown Las Vegas

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We'll be staying at the Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on our next trip, our first time back in over 17 years. I'm looking for a great breakfast place, hopefully downtown or a short taxi ride away. An old time diner (if it exists) or coffee shop serving staples like corned beef hash, bacon, ham and eggs, great hashbrowns, pancakes or waffles with good coffee.

I recall the Peppermill from way back but that's about all I can conjure up from years past. I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have. Thanks for your help.

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  1. The Hash House A Go Go at the Plaza. It's about a five minute walk from the Nugget. http://www.hashhouseagogo.com/vegas/m...

      1. Just a short stroll from the casino area gets you to Eat - http://eatdowntownlv.com.

        1. Thanks for the suggestions, these all look like definite possibilities, walkable from the hotel with nice menus.

          1. If you are looking for a classic diner, I think DuPar's is probably what you want. I do think the food at EAT is better, though.

            1. Omelet House on Charleston is a short taxi ride from downtown. I've never had a better pancake anywhere but then I like flattish, dark-brown around the edges eggy pancakes, not puffy fluffy dry ones. The corned beef hash is homemade and the "spuds" are unique and memorable. Just what you're looking for in every way, right down to the side of homemade banana bread.

              1. If you like pancakes, Dupars (Golden Gate) may be up your alley. It has the old LV diner feel and the pancakes there are these huge buttery hotcakes. They're pretty dense too -- I don't know how an average person can eat more than 2 (the website shows a picture of 4, yikes!). My husband is a fan of pancakes, and we make the trip from Henderson every once in a while just for them.

                The rest of the menu is classic diner but nothing to write home about, unless it's to say that the prices are a lot higher than one would remember for diner food. The coffee is pretty burnt-tasting. They do have many varieties of pie, if you want a slice of pie with your breakfast (who doesn't?). So if you want to have a non-pancake breakfast, I would consider other alternatives before trying here.

                1. I hit Tiffany's Cafe for breakfast. I usually get the Western Omelete. Big portions, and decent prices. Sit at the bar, and watch it being cooked.