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Best lunch downtown?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by duoglide, Jun 18, 2014.

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  1. duoglide

    duoglide Tourist

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    Spending a day downtown on my trip to Vegas and was wondering if there are any hidden gems for lunch? Want to break away for a bite in between gaming.

    I'm not looking for something fancy, rather something affordable and tasty. Saving the big bucks for dinners. Looking for something preferably close or in casinos.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Cal Club in the California Hotel, 1st floor near the craps tables. They make burgers, sandwiches, and their teriyaki bowls and stir-fry is good. Prices usually under 8 dollars.

    Aloha specialties upstairs on the mezzanine between the Cal and MSS. This place serves plate lunches that are popular in Hawaii. Something different if you want to try foods unique to the 50th State. Prices are similar to the Cal Club.

    Lanai Express in the Fremont Hotel. Asian and other types of foods counter top style geared for fast eats and take-outs. All kinds of things: Hot Dogs, Spring Rolls, Soups, Noodles, Asian fast foods.

    Actually, all casinos Downtown has quick, economical places for lunch. The casinos are close together so it's easy to cruise in and out, keep your eyes open for quick eats, and try what looks appealing.

    Have fun and enjoy!!
     
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  3. kittyglitter_mm

    kittyglitter_mm Low-Roller

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    On the recommendation of Royal Flusher, I plan to try Le Thai this weekend. It's on East Fremont though, away from the casinos but not a long walk.
     
  4. NeilV

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    Triple George is good.
     
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    1. Le Thai

    2. Pop Up Pizza at Plaza

    3. MSS lunch buffet ( about $8 )

    4. D Grille

    5. Triple George ( near Downtown Grand )

    6. Binion's Cafe

    7. Triple 7 Brewpub at MSS

    The recommendations posted earlier regarding the choices at Cal & Fremont were very good. I just wanted to throw out a few others.

    Oh, I just remembered another one. Once I ate lunch at Grotto ay the Golden Nugget ( Italian/ pizza ). They seated me next to huge windows next to the pool. That was fun! Think I paid about $15.
     
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    I like the Triple 7 at MSS. Good beer and good food for a decent price.

    -Max
     
  7. Snidely

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    Triple George for lunch and then grab a beer at Hogs and Heifers.
     
  8. duoglide

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    Awesome, thanks! A great list!
     
  9. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Le Thai

    :)

    Be aware they are closed Sundays!
     
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    Just be aware that Triple George pricing for "house" wine is a little steep for downtown. iirc ~$15 a glass.
     
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    I recommend Nacho Daddy's. We ate there in May and it was excellent. It's at 113 N 4th St, right across 4th from Neonopolis.
     
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    I can also recommend Nacho Daddy. I had a pork taco that I cannot forget. It was absurdly good.
     
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  13. kittyglitter_mm

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    Thanks for the heads up! I'll be sure to go on Saturday.
     
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    they have this really good/affordable little "cafeteria" if u want to call it at the golden nugget. its really good. its my the craps table.
     
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    I'll take some liberties here and guess you'll be wandering around a bit. If you make it to Fremont East stop in the El Cortez cafe for the Jackie Burger Special. 5 bucks for a 1/2 lb. burger, potato chips and a beer. Available 24 hours. I had the best one ever at 5:30 am my last trip.
     
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    The IPA was certainly good at the 777 bar in MSS, and the oysters were good as well. Didn't care for the chicken wings much, though.

    Le Thai has been consistently good. I've tried heat level two, worked my way up to four, and I'll give five a try next time.

    On the backside of the Container Park there is a restaurant called Eat. I found it reminiscent of the kind of lunch places I'd eat at during a regular workday, a soup and sandwich kind of place. Food was good, but they shaved a bit too much cheese into the tomato soup, and it was too salty.

    There are also a number of restaurants in the Container Park, and while I don't recall seeing any menu boards outside them, you can look and see what everyone else ordered, and pick something that looks good. There was a Mexican place, Bar-B-Que, some place called "Pork and Beans", with the best looking food (to me) being served by the Vegetarian place on the second floor. I might have a hard time with an all veg meal, but it is all patio sort of seating, so if you can stand the heat, get some zucchini spaghetti or some such, then a light side of half a pound of brisket.
     
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