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Eating Ideas for Downtown Vegas

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Texas Gramma, Oct 14, 2013.

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  1. Texas Gramma

    Texas Gramma Low-Roller

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    I am spending 6 days in Vegas downtown in late December and have compiled this list of food specials downtown by casino... have I missed any good ones? Let me know.
    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 ... $3.95 banana fritters,
    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
    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 shrimp cocktail. 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 for discounts. 2/1 for birthday boys.
    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.
     
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  2. smartone

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    Have read and heard GREAT things about Andiamo at the D, though I've yet to personally experience. I've enjoyed many a good meal at Chart House (Nugget). I also haven't eaten at the places you reference for the Four Queens, but LOVE Hugo's there!
     
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    Pretty damn impressive.
     
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    Andiamos is the best restaurant DT. Surprisingly not that pricey for what you get.
     
  5. Electroguy563

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    Great job in researching all the great places to dine! Enjoy! All of my favorites are on your list.

    On a more casual note you might consider Aloha Specialties on the mezzanine bridge between the Cal and MSS. Lots of 50th State local dishes that might catch your fancy.

    Also the Cal Club downstairs at the Cal by the craps tables. Simple diner-type foods like burgers and fries and they make a killer Steak Stir-Fry.

    Both places above have limited outside seating but they offer take-out too.

    There's a Lanai Express at Fremont but their foods sometimes suck, lol! (cheap, though...) :thumbsup:
     
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    RE: El Cortez - I think the $8 Prime Rib is in the Cafe Cortez only - not in The Flame. The Prime Rib in the Flame is much more expensive. But it is REALLY good. Even better if you've got MRB or ACG coupons to use for 50% discount.

    Cheers,
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    How is Andiamo for eating at the bar? I'm looking for a solo DT steakhouse.
     
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    That first post should get stickied. Very good.
     
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    EC also had a $5 Beer & Burger deal. Wasn't bad either.
     
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    Can someone post exactly where (at California) and when the Ox Tail Stew is available?
     
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    Market Street Cafe - but it is only a graveyard special. I have never had it but this is what I have heard. Maybe 11PM until sunrise-ish?
     
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    According to The Cal website, the Oxtail Stew is available nightly from 11 pm to 9 am. However, it also is one of the Market Street Cafe $7.95 daily specials on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 am to 11 pm.

    http://www.thecal.com/dine/market-street-cafe
     
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    I dont think the Stew is what is popular. It is the soup. Per the website

    "The oxtail soup is served from 11:00pm - 9:00am"

    I think it is only available late night, but from what I hear someone mentioned that it is possible to get it at Aloha Specialties? That will need a confirmation..
     
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    Hard to believe the soup could be that much better than the daily special stew.
    The stew was GREAT.
     
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    Just want to point out at Pasta Pirate, Redwood, Second St, Hugo's and Binion's all the sides are included with the meal.

    I know at Flame, Andiamo, Oscars & Chart House they are not.

    When looking at pricing, just something to consider. At least for me it is.
     
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    Both the Hotdog and the fries at Mermaids are $1.25 each, not $.99
    They are a good deal at $1.25 too.....I can never finish all the fries.
    Fremont Seafood buffet is $19.99 not $15.99
    I would imagine quite a few prices are wrong on this list
     
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    Thanks Foos!

    Thanks Foos for the price update... sorry for the seafood buffet price mistake. I tried to pick the prices up from their current websites, etc... but it's possible I picked that price up from last year's list or even read it wrong without my glasses!... Mermaids... I could not find prices online, but am not surprised it has gone up... everything at the grocery has... so why not Mermaids'
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    I am really looking forward to some good food on my vacation. We usually eat a nice breakfast... get something really small and light for lunch or snack... and have an early dinner at a nice restaurant... it's usually less crowded at the earlier times. I even have made a list of snack and light lunch specials.
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    To me half the fun of going to Vegas is researching what I want to do by reading this and other websites... I get to enjoy my vacation from when I start researching tentative plans until I leave for the airport ... just 67 more days!!!
     
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    and those fries at mermaid`s are pretty darn good!
     
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    Great Thread!!

    This thread is 1 of the best ever....for me...I wonder if there is some way to make it a sticky...with updates and additions!!!
    Same with a downtown gambling(gaming) thread that consolidates info. It could be broken down like; $3 blackjack with rules and casino's ID'd, 5 dollar bj, nickel VP, quarter VP, quarter VP bartop, craps minimums....etc. etc.
    I was able to print off the first post here at 50% size for my wallet "crib" notes. Only getting to Vegas once a year....this is very helpful!!
    Maybe another 1 with Hotels, amenities, prices (with resort fees), where to book, +'s and -'s...etc
    I realize all this info is here, but it would be so helpful to consolidate for us part-timers!!!
    Thanks all who contribute and help MAKE our trips!!
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    Downtown Eats

    At Binions Café they also have a couple of good specials: Ham & Beans and Beef Stew ( both were available last visit two months ago).
     
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