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Going hungry at Suncoast

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Turtleman, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

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    Suncoast used to have a decent Mexican restaurant, a Friday's, and Café Sienna. They were all good and now they're all gone! In their place: Fans Sports Bar, which I find incredibly uninviting, with a very limited menu resembling what you might find in a bowling alley snack bar. (I checked on-line, as I've never felt like going in.) Forget Mexican altogether. And worst yet, the most excellent café has been replaced by Du-pars.

    Du-pars has a fair sized menu posted at their entrance, but prices are conspicuously missing. Personally, I've always found a correlation between no prices and red flags! Checking out their menu online reveals why prices aren't listed – who would go in! No wonder I've never seen it crowded. Sorry folks, but I don't feel like paying $13 for two eggs and bacon that I had at the Friday's at Gold Coast for around $4! And for whatever it's worth, Café Sienna had some of the best Chinese food I've ever tasted! So other than high-end Salvatore's Italian and S.C. Prime Steakhouse (that I particularly don't feel like going to alone), that leaves the buffet, Oyster Bar, Bagel Factory, or Subway. I had thought about staying at Suncoast for three nights in December, but am reconsidering. I'd get too fat eating at the buffet and too broke at the others!:cry:
     
  2. chitownjohn

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    Are there any local eateries in the area that offer variety at decent prices? I'm not familiar with the casino or area but I would look at options outside the resort, at least for 1 meal a day.

    Otherwise I hope the trip is going well.
     
  3. charliepeete

    charliepeete Low-Roller

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    salvatorres the best
     
  4. Joe

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    You forgot the worst part! The hotdog cart outside the sportsbook is now gone also. I certainly agree with your assessment of the non-fine dinning options. That Brigg's Oyster bar has to be one of the worst dinning atmospheres I have ever seen.

    The Bagel Corner Deli has decent food, but no drinks. OK, for a cafeteria feel, or a quick sandwich before a round of golf, but other than that, check that off the list also.
     
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  5. Turtleman

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    Joe: The hotdog cart used to be parked outside the sportsbook only when football was being shown. Not anymore? Fortunately, you can still get a dog from Bagel Corner. Taking one to the closet bar, ordering a beer, and playing a little VP is the first thing I did (as usual) after getting into my room a week ago. (I do the same at Gold Coast and Orleans.) Other than that, I'd either take a sandwich to the bar or to the room. I'm not that much on "atmosphere," but eating in the Corner just doesn't do it for me.

    Chitownjohn: Yes, there are many eateries in the area, but I don't drive there. And while a few places are within semi walking distance (been there done that), I'd much prefer grabbing something in the hotel. That never used to be a problem until they "improved" everything!

    How can they screw up everything all at once! Too bad Suncoast has the nicest rooms, but I guess I'll have to pick another property for the longer stays.
     
  6. kfn8ed

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    While I don't go to the Gold Coast often, I do get to the Sun Coast a few times a year. The same thing has happened there. Cafe gone replaced by Du-Pars, a step in the wrong direction. They also have the terrible Oyster Bar. My big complaint is with the Golden Gate. They replaced the Bay City Dinner with a Du-Pars also. Would seem to have been a mistake as there seemed to always be a waiting line for the Bay City but at Du-Pars it's just walk up and be seated. Food has gone down hill as well. As for other options check the Palms across the street.
     
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    At least GC still has Friday's; and truth be known, I like the place. While on the screwed up subject, I also miss the Mexican restaurant in the Orleans and Pasta Pirate in the Cal. What in the hell is going on?
     
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    I went to Bay City right before they changed to Du-Pars. They had switched the menu and I saw people get up and leave because they were unhappy with the changes. Was the excitement over Du-Pars just from West Coasters excited to see one of their own come to Vegas?
     
  9. BobK89

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    That's a travesty!!! There's one at the GC that always hits the spot. But, frankly they should have that cart open 24/7!!