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6 days downtown -- good quick eats

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by ohmom, Apr 24, 2014.

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  1. ohmom

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    appreciate recommendations to add to my list for quick eats downtown for our upcoming stay. So far I have Pizza Rock walk-up slices, Pop Up Pizza and the new improved café at Binions

    TIA! :wiggle:
     
  2. PopMegaphone

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    Le Thai might be the best downtown restaurant.
     
  3. Joe

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    777 brew pub inside Main Street Station. Chicago Brewing Co. upstairs at Four Queens.
    Market St Cafe in the Cal.
     
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  4. Bernie2

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    Another vote for the Brew Pub 777. The service has always been very good there. Fortunately, I've been able to travel internationally and know what customer service is and they do have it.
     
  5. robert m.

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    Not in any order -- just what pops into my head:

    1. The breakfast & lunch buffets at MSS can be very quick & economical when the lines look short.

    2. 777 Brewpub

    3. LeThai, but not during busy times

    4. DuPars diner at Golden Gate

    5. Binion's Cafe

    6. Pop Up Pizza at Plaza

    7. Magnolia's at Four Queens.

    8. D Grille on second floor of the D Casino

    9. Aloha Specialties at the Cal

    10. The D Casino has a 24 hr hot dog place

    11. The D has a McDonalds
     
  6. Love American Hot Dogs...The D might be getting a visit
     
  7. ohmom

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    this is fantastic everyone!!!! any more?
     
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    It's not fast...but very good. Lilly's Asian in the GN is outstanding. If you sit at one of the regular tables the service is very quick. Some of the best Chinese I've ever had. Portions are large - FYI.
     
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    ElCo for the $5 Jackie Burger, chips and a beer.

    Lanai Express in the Fremont. Similar to Panda Express.

    Sit at the counter at the Market St Cafe for quicker service.
     
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    Heart Attack Grill
     
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    I went to Nacho Daddy and had an amazing pork taco. I was hungry and had the taco and some chips with salsa and could not finish the chips. I have read that the nachos are great too.

    I liked Comida too.

    The other places I liked that fit the bill were already mentioned by robert m.
     
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    I like the cal lanai on the 1st floor by the entrance facing binions. Lots of "Hawaiian" type foods like fried noodles, bbq beef, katsu, and bentos. I usually eat the hamburger steaks or the chicken wing plate there.

    As others mentioned, aloha specialties restaurant is on the 2nd floor promenade with "Hawaiian" type food also.

    island sushi at the plaza was pretty good too.

    There are many places to eat, depends on how much you want to spend, sit down or take out place and how much you want to pay.
     
  13. Texas Gramma

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    I love Las Vegas and I love good food. I spent 6 days in Vegas downtown in late December and compiled this list of food specials downtown by casino... so when I got hungry at any casino, I would know which specials were nearby to me. Some are expensive, but are an extra good value. In 6 days we usually eat 2 really nice dinners. Most are things I would eat for a light lunch or just a regular dinner. Price were accurate in December 2013.
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    The “D” Casino and Hotel...
    Andiamo Steak House ... 5-11 pm. Comp basket olive bread, breadsticks, spread of olives and eggplant...Steaks great, their signature Tomahawk 32 oz. steak... $65. Crab-Lobster Louis, $17, shrimp stuffed with crab, lobster risotto, bisque ... banana fritters...$3.95. Great cheesecake to take to room for midnight snack.
    The D Grill... appetizers good. Mango relish coconut shrimp. Crab cakes, horseradish cream, jicama slaw.... french onion soup, ribs, reubens, sliders.
    American Coney Island.. Detroit style hotdogs
    Binion’s Casino
    Binion’s Steakhouse... steaks, prime rib, chicken fried lobster, lobster bisque. Binion’s Cafe ...chop steak dinner w/card $4.95 Best hamburger $4.95 w/potato salad... Chili dog, fries, $3.75... ordered side of bacon and grilled english muffin one day... the bacon was enough for 3 people and cooked just as I liked... Bennie’s Bullpen M-F 5pm-1:00 am Sat-Sun 9am-1:00am Hot dog $3.50, combo chips-beer... $4.95.
    Nearby is ...
    Mermaids... 99¢ Nathan's hot dog. $5.49 White Castle or chicken sliders, drink, fry, 99¢ fried twinkies or oreos. Dupar’s $2.99 giant shrimp cocktail... this one is a meal in itself with crackers. Take out at Luna Rossa’s by zip line... pepperoni pizza, crostini dellas tradizione toasted crispy bread, mozzarella, prosciutto, butter, sage.
    Fremont Hotel-Casino...
    2nd Street Grill...5pm-10pm closed Tue. Wed. king crab legs..$38 ask for american style. T-bone dinner $22. Surf and turf... 6 oz. filet, 8 oz. lobster tail. Card. Paradise buffet seafood night, $15.99: Tue. or Fri. Fremont $2.00 beersl Lanai hot dog-coke, $2.95
    California Club Hotel-Casino...
    Redwood Grill.. $24.00 ...porterhouse steak, 18 oz., soup or salad, starch, apple dumpling, ice cream, rum sauce. Reservations. King crab legs $40. Don’t order 16 oz. sirloin in error. Boyd card. Closed Wed. Thurs. California Market St. Cafe 4-10pm $9.95 Prime rib 8 oz. cut, veggie, soup or salad, starch, cherries jubilee. California Pasta Pirate Steak & Lobster ... $18. 7oz. sirloin Steak, 4oz. lobster tail, glass house wine, fresh bread zuppa di pesce seafood soup...can “up” to filet $8. open 5:30-11 Closed Mon.Tues. Boyd card 40%
    Golden Nugget...
    Chart House Seafood....11:30 am - 11 pm 75M gal. aquarium. $8 - 3 sample chowder, lobster bisque, gazpacho $15... grand marnier souffle for 3 $16... crab avocado & mango stack $21 ... iced seafood tower lobster, king crab, shrimp, oysters. Grotto Happy hour $3 peach bellini 2-6 M-F
    Four Queens...
    Chicago Brewing Company... Mon-Fri 11:30-1:30 am Sat-Sun 10:00 am - 1:30 am Happy hour 5-7 daily. Homemade root beer, good sandwiches, beer sampler. Hugo’s Sunday thru Sat. 5:30 -10:30 discount at club booth, use points to pay. Be 30 min. early, at bar, enjoy house wine complimentary pate, nuts. Magnolia’s Veranda... Prime rib dinner $9.95 4-12 pm. Eggs ’n ham steak, hash browns $6.50. Philly steak sandwich. Noon - 11 p.m., All need card gotten at players club booth for discounts. 2/1 for birthday people.
    Main Street Station...
    Main Street's Garden Court Buffet Regular Buffets... Breakfast Buffet $6.99 7-10:30 M-F Luncheon Buffet $7.99... Dinner Buffet Sun., Mon., Wed. 4-9 pm $10.99* Special Buffets... M-F Champagne Brunch $10.99 Sat Sun 7-3 Tue. 4-9 pm $13.99 T-Bone Steak... Thu. 4-9 pm $13.99* Steak-Scampi... Fri. 4-10 pm $21.99* Seafood Buffet ... Sat. 4-10 pm $13.88 Prime Rib... Triple 7 Brewery Happy Hr M - F 3-6:00pm, $2 Drink Specials Wine-Well drink 16oz micro-brew beer $4.99 Food Specials Calamari, Fried Mushrooms- 20 Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Cheezy Garlic Bread- Chili-Quesadilla -Cal. Roll, Philly Cheesesteak, snacks. Gambler’s Breakfast 2 am-7 am also available
    El Cortez Hotel-Casino
    Dlnner... Flame Steakhouse Specials Wed – Sun 5-10 pm $16.95...Idaho Trout $26 20 oz. Porterhouse or $7.99 Prime Rib, piano music. Café Cortez Special $7.99 Prime Rib Dinner, great breakfasts. Horse race sports-book Sat- Sun 10 am-6 pm. $2 Bud $1 Hotdogs. Gambling Gourmet...don't risk win streak just for a bite to eat? Dine game side. Food, beverage at table. Late Eve.. Parlour Bar small bites. Top Shelf 2 /1 Sun.-Thu 5-7pm-Elvis 6-10 pm Fri. Sat.
    Sorry I have not been to the revamped Lady Luck yet...
     
  14. ohmom

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    Thank you everyone!
     
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    the fremont has a couple of quick/easy places inside, as i recall, including an asian restaurant that has $1 shrimp cocktails. you can't find that anywhere else these days, TTBOMK.
     
  16. Electroguy563

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    Hey you guys..... How come nobody mentioned the Cal Club next to the craps tables at the Cal.

    This place is like the Lanai Express at the Fremont. Good, quick eats from burgers and sandwiches to plates like Teriyaki steak, hamburger steak, Steak and vegetable stir-fry (my favorite) among others.

    Prices ranges from 3 to 8 dollars. There are some tables to sit and eat there and take out is available.
     
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    OOOPS!!! Sorry everyone, Makikiboy did mention the Cal Club. Yeah, like he said.....good stuff!
     
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    Quick eats? If I don't want to sit down, probably Mermaids (dollar hot dogs, fries for like 1.25 and chili and cheese for a tiny bit extra). If I'm drunk, probably a couple McDoubles at the Ds or Plaza's McDonalds.

    IMO sit down restaurants are where it's at downtown. There are so many great options that doing fast food makes little sense to me. Magnolia's at Four Queens, Dupars at Golden Gate, Hash House a Go Go at the Plaza, the diner at the California, brew pub at Main Street Station, a burger at either Binions or El Cortez (5 bucks for a half pounder with a beer and chips) when I don't mind a little bit of a walk.
     
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    One place that barely gets mentioned is Cous cous mediterannean cafe in Neonopolis. If kabobs are your thing, this place is great. The kabob meals are huge, with tons of meat, and very good quality, Semi healthy too. Easily one of my favorite places in all of DT.
     
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    The Grill @ The Gold Spike, if it is still open. I think it is, their website is still up.
     
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