Eating and Living in Las Vegas
We recently moved to Las Vegas from CT - and FOOD (not gambling) - is the most fun in the town! There are more outstanding/cheap eats/great values in this town - Here our some of our favorites... from eggs to ice-cream...
Luvit Frozen Custard is as big as a phone booth. It is near the STratosphere hotel. Not the best side of town. BUT - limos/kings/queens and politicians - all stop here for the home-made custard. This may be one of the best frozen custards on the planet... THere is one owner/employee - and he makes the custard and serves it to you. If you love ice-cream - and old fashioned frozen custard - DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE!! Try a Western sundae - half hot caramel/half hot fudge - and toasted pecans... heaven on earth!
If you want to take a drive out to Henderson or to Lake Las VEgas - then head to
SHERIDANS - BEst SUNDAE!!!!!!!! http://www.sheridansfrozencustard.com/
(Vegas' ice-cream places have a great choice of salted/toasted pecans - that just seem to add so much to a hot-fudge/caramel sundae - something about that sweet/salty that is just out of this world)
BUFFETS - We know a lot of folks say they can't do buffets every day - nobody can - however - at the end of the day - that's where some of your best values are. For under 20 bucks for dinner - how can you pass up all you can eat shrimp, crab legs, prime rib, steak, italian, mongolian bbq, mexican, sushi, cold salads, hot salads, pasta bars,etc. dessert,etc. all on the same bill?- Pretty much you get what you pay for - meaning - the more $$ the buffet is - usually the higher the quality. But sometimes you don't want all the shrimp and crab legs - and lower end/priced buffets fill the bill.
**All around our favorite buffets for breakfast/lunch/dinner is the Red Rock Hotel/Casino - with the players card during the week you save money - and it is nice atmosphere/great food/great value. http://www.redrocklasvegas.com/dining/feast_buffet.php
*** MAKE SURE YOU GET A PLAYERS CARD - SAVES $$ at buffet. Plus - if you play - you'll get point.. M-F breakfast buffet is 7.99 - you just can't beat it! Omlette station - and everything else you can think of for breakfast.
BREAKFAST On THE STRIP
1. Paris breakfast buffet - this is about 12 or 13 bucks (I think almost every day - Sundays after a certain time the price jumps for brunch so be sure to check) - but worth every penny - because it has everything you can or could dream up for breakfast (we mean everything - fresh crepes/omelettes/bagels & lox/french toast/pancakes/waffles/blintzes/crepes,fresh fruits/croissants - many varieties of sausages/and about 90 other items)- and will keep you full until at least 4 p.m. SOme say the MGM buffet is equally as good for breakfast - but we've never been. Make sure you sit in the center - this gives you the best "Disney/French/fake Europe" atmosphere.
2.Red Rock - The Red Rock is a few miles from our house in Summerlin. It has one of the best buffets for breakfast/dinner (and probably lunch) in VEgas. If you get a "players card" - it is only 7.99 for breakfast - and worth every cent. The quality is amazing... also fabulous for dinner. Quality food/great selection/healthy choices. After you eat - and the weather is cool - be sure to drive on to Red Rock park and hike (about ten minute drive) - good way to see the beautiful desert scenery - and perhaps take a walk to make room for your next meal.
3.Jamm's - Not a buffet. But one of our favorite omelette places and breakfast/brunch spots. The waitresses call you "Honey" - and it's really good eats! http://jammsrestaurant.com/
4.SUNCOAST - The Suncoast is also out in Summerlin. If you get a players card - and if you're 50 or older (you get a young at heart sticker) - this makes your M-F breakfast - just 4.99! The orange juice isn't great- but the rest of the buffet/omlette/pancakes/waffles,etc. stations - is good eats. Lunch/dinner here is pretty good too. But - If you wanna go another few bucks - we feel the Red Rock is better all around. But this is a good/cheap eat - and clean/new.
5.Arizona Charlies - Cheap eats. Home of the steak and egg special at under five bucks! Can you eat for more or higher end - YEAH - but this is still one of the great values in town. Breakfast/dinner buffet -
6.VALUE!!! Ellis Island - Ellis Island is behind the strip. People rave you can get steak and prime rib specials for practically nothing. Good drinks too. The food is good/cheap - but boy, this joint is smokey. If you don't mind the smoke - the food is good/cheap & fine. Steak specials here... ribs, BBQ chicken too.
4178 Koval Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 733-8901
7.Montesano's Italian Restaurant & Deli - Huge portions - good food - and home made garlic knots.
3441 W Sahara Ave Ste B2
Las Vegas, NV 89102-6058
Phone: (702) 876-0348
9)Tamales/Enchilada's - Great tamales and great margarita's.. Don't miss Dona Maria Tamale Restaurant, 910 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89101
10)Don Miguels - Mexican - The ORLEANS Hotel - has a great/cheap mexican restaurant that has great margaritas/ they give you salsa, bean dip and GUACAMOLE - all you can eat...which is rare to get all you can eat great guac... and the fajitas are fab. The price is right. Don Miguels @ the Orleans - 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV, 89103
11)FUN EATS - GOLDEN GATE HOTEL - One Fremont Street - oldest hotel/casino in LV - home of the 99 cent shrimp cocktail - this is a DEAL - the shrimp are small but plentiful and packed into an old fashioned large sundae glass - with a dollup of cocktail sauce - grab a dollar margarita or daquiri - and there's a nice snack to keep you fueled up until your next buffet.
12)Rampart Casino - Also out in Summerlin. WOW - they don't serve breakfast - but on Tuesday evening - they have a filet mignon/shrimp scampi all you can eat buffet that is hard to beat. It is 16 or 17 bucks - but it is really wonderful for dinner. Get a players card and then ask for the "monthly flyer" - this will give you five bucks each off the buffet. Great food - good deal - nice place.
13)Planet Hollywood Hotel - formerly The Aladdin (near Paris Hotel) - Always a good buffet - great choices/quality... italian, mexican, chinese, japanese, tandoor style chicken. shishkabab - roast stuffed pork with apricots, prime-rib,etc. - and even canoli and cotton candy fill out this buffet - plus mountains of shrimp and crab legs - you'll have to walk around some to figure out how to build your plate to make room.
14)Not Food - but Fun - Liberace Museum - picks you up for free on the strip - fun, kitschy - campy - excellent museum on everyone's favorite piano star - Liberace! His cars/his costumes - the originator of bling!
15)Other buffets which are fabulous (but maybe not dirt cheap)- but still a great value when you consider the food your are offered (steak/prime rib/crab legs/shimp etc.) - Harrah, Bellagio, Wynn, Caesars. We've eaten in almost all the hotel buffets - and the one's all listed are our favorites.
16)Deli - Vegas has the NYC Carnegie, Stage and L.A.'s Cantor's in Treasure Island. If you need some matzoh ball soup or corned beef it fits the bill.
More food adventures to come!