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Looking for American style Diner?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Pancakes, Apr 11, 2014.

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  1. Pancakes

    Pancakes Low-Roller

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    One of the things on my bucket list is to visit a typical American Diner type place like you see in the movies. If you watch NCIS, the kind like Gibbs frequents sometimes. Or do these places only exist in movies? :) Local and not a chain.

    Is there any such place in Vegas? I have done some searches, and found ones such as the Black Bear Diner, which gets very good reviews, but that's not quite what I'm after.

    We rent a car, so any area would be OK.

    I'm not sure I've explained what I mean too well :) but hopefully you guys know what I mean.

    Cheers,

    Justin
     
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    I have heard many good things about the Black Bear Diner on Tropicana Blvd.

    http://blackbeardiner.com/location/nevada/lasvegas/

    Being from NJ, there is at least diner in every town...I have actually seen two diners next to each other. It is definitely a real thing. Eating at them so often here in the Northeast kinda prevents me from eating at them on vacation so I have not gone to the Black Bear Diner. Yelp reviews are excellent as well.
     
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    Go to Jersey and you'll find one on every corner
     
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    DuPars at Golden Gate.
     
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    Dupar's downtown looks just like a 50's diner, complete with older waitresses with checked aprons and hats and they serve diner food... be sure and have their $2.99 shrimp cocktail if you do go there. It's an old fashioned ice cream sundae glass filled with good tasting shrimp and sauce just like I like.
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    If you are a bacon lover, Binion's in the same downtown area has an old fashioned diner... On our 6th breakfast in downtown Vegas, we visited Binion's Cafe with a comp. As I was getting a little jaded with all the fantastic breakfasts, I decided to simply order a grilled English Muffin and a side order of bacon. They asked how I liked my bacon and then bought a huge platter of bacon cooked exactly as I had ordered. Plenty for 2 or 3 people to feast upon.
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    Also, I like my coffee to stay hot, so I usually order a half cup of coffee and get a refill. They apparently think visitors to Las Vegas are caffeine deprived... they brought me a 16 oz. styrofoam cup half full of coffee. My son was given a full 16 oz. cup of coffee.
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    Hope you enjoy Las Vegas!
     
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    I've never been personally... But I'm sure someone here would know... would peppermill fit in the American diner category?
     
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    If you'll have a car go to the Grand Canyon and stop and get your kicks at the Route 66 Diner along the way.
     
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    Thanks for the great replies.

    'Fifties' was the key word I was missing, couldn't quite put my finger on it at the time, but now it's obvious :)

    Will have a look at those mentioned, we are spending a few of our days downtown so we can check out Du Pars and the others there.

    Cheers,

    Justin
     
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    Peppermill is awesome and definitely something to try at least once in Vegas, but it's not the quintessential American diner, 50s or otherwise....
     
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    Roxy's is an excellent 50's style American diner. Not only is the food great - but they screen 50's movies while you eat.

    Bill
     
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    While the service was slow at Roxy's, it has AMAZING 50s ambiance and a delicious milkshake I haven't forgotten.
     
  17. slot guppy

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    I agree with every word you said.
    It has been a few years since I have eaten at Roxys. I remember the food was good & the milkshakes were amazing. I also enjoyed the atmosphere there. I felt like it was the 50s.

    Don't know if I would call the Peppermill a diner. Its close though. If you go there plan to share a meal. The portions are huge!
     
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