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Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by 7out7, Oct 14, 2012.

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  1. 7out7

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    Are there any good bar-b-q places on the strip?
     
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    Short answer: No.

    Long answer: Hell no.

    And yes, I'm being serious. The mass food production the strip requires does not lend itself well to quality BBQ.
     
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    I've heard great things about the bbq at Ellis Island, which you can walk to from the strip (behind Bally's).
     
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    BBQ is a cuisine which is soooooo subjective!

    We like Memphis on Warm Springs.

    You may or may not. :)
     
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    I agree with the above call.
     
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    EI serves ribs with BBQ sauce, not BBQ. Tasty for the money, but not BBQ.
     
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    Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ at Excal is decent.
     
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    Never tried their BBQ, but it closed a few weeks ago.
     
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    Oh really?

    That was sure fast!
     
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    PopMegaphone called in the first response. For BBQ you have to head to North Las Vegas and try John Mull's Road Kill Grill.

    I predicted the Excalisuck place would close fast, but not that fast.
     
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    As seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. We tried to get there a couple of weeks ago, but it was too far off the beaten path.
     
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    I lived in Kansas City for 5 years and St Joe Missouri for two. If someone like Oklahoma Joes or Arthur Bryants ever opened a Vegas restaurant they could retire in a year. I could only imagine the business it would do. It would IMO have to be a stand alone or in a strip mall, not in a casino.
     
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    Bryant's has a branch in the KC Ameristar and it appears to be doing quite well. I would guess that it would work equally well in almost any mid-scale LV casino as well.
     
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    The reason I would take it outside of a casino is to get more families into it. There are people out there that won't take their kids into a casino, even to eat.
     
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    Makes you wonder how a real BBQ, with a couple of good smokers, would do in a place like Monte Carlo. I agree with Pop, Ellis is not really BBQ but I do enjoy it.
     
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    You really need someplace like Gates to open a place on Koval. I personally would prefer a branch of Lexington #1, but what can you do?
     
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    The challenge with making good BBQ is consistency. That'd be tough to do with the volumes the strip requires for a place to be profitable.
     
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    Ardee, your reference to Gates... that would be perfect. I grew up eating that in KC.
     
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    But on the other hand, there are people like me who wouldn't go outside of casinos, even to eat.
     
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    How's Lucille's in the District at GVR?
     
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