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Stage Door & Ellis Island

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by DonnyC, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. DonnyC

    DonnyC VIP Whale

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    Staying at Bally's.

    What is the walking distance between Stage Door and Ellis Island? (I'm 32 going with brother who is 28).

    We are thinking of going to Stage Door for a drink and some of their cheap pub food and then heading over to Ellis Island - never been to either.

    As I am not a VP player I think that there isn't that much that Stage Door has to offer beside the food and drink, so after that we want to check out Ellis.

    Overambitious or very doable to enjoy them both in a 3 hour time span?
     
  2. C0usineddie

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    the stage door is cool but I would save the eating part for ellis island. Stagedoor basically has hot dogs and pizza. Ellis island has much better food and selections.

    Go through ballys to the sports book. There is a big exit there. You will see the stage door across the street in front of you. Turn right and you will see ellis island.
     
  3. Nevyn

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    Its probably 5 minutes (10 max) to walk from one to the other. I haven't been inside stage door so I'll leave that to others.
     
  4. DonnyC

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    I need an excuse to go to Stage Door as I have never been. So I want to try the food items there. I know that I am not going to be getting a great meal.

     
  5. Smo

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    The food items are as stated: hot dogs and pizza. It is a convenience store with a small bar attached to it. A quarter pound hot dog and a bottle of Bud or Bud Light for $2.50 is what I had Tuesday evening. It's a huge locals hangout.

    I went in there with nice jeans and a polo shirt and was wayyy over dressed for the place!

    You can see Ellis Island from the parking lot. It's like 2 or 3 blocks away!
     
  6. Wanger1969

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    Both are must do's for me every trip to Vegas. Its less than a 15 minute walk from the Strip. Better food at Ellis but Stage Door is just.......well, its awesome.
     
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    Have a drink at Stage Door, just for the experience. It has an interesting vibe so is worth a very short visit. Walk about 6 minutes to Ellis Island and get some food that probably won't make you ill. I'm not saying that the stage door will, but personally would walk the short way to EI.
     
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    Stage door is an awesome hole in the wall place! Great specials, friendly bar staff, and video poker. Their food is nothing to write home about, but their beer, liquor and shot specials make up for it. I will be there in 1 week for another visit.....can't wait.
     
  9. Julie888

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    Since you're staying at Bally's, you don't have to do both on the same day. Have lunch and a beer at the Stage Door. The next day have breakfast, lunch or dinner at Ellis Island. It's ten minutes max from Bally's.
     
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    I have made the same trek, Strip to Stage Door for drinks and then to Ellis Island several times. Stage Door is wild because it has the feel of a dive bar just a short distance from Bellagio. I enjoy the place but would never eat there!
     
  11. DonnyC

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    Does Ellis Island still offer the $6.99 steak dinner and what are the details
     
  12. DonnyC

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    Does Ellis Island still offer one dollar blackjack from 10 AM till 2 PM during the week?
     
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    No it's $8.99 with a coupon. You get a slot card and slide it thru a kisok and get the coupon, just give it to them when you pay.
     
  14. gradytripp

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    It should be noted that the Stage Door hot dogs ($2.50 for a hotdog and beer) are, I believe, Nathan's Famous hot dogs. They are really very good, and a fraction of the cost that you'll pay across the street at Bally's. Each trip we have planned to only stop there once, and each time we have made at least one return visit.

    I have not seen $1 blackjack at EI.
     
  15. DonnyC

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    From pictures on other websites it seems like. it is/was offered Monday - Friday 10am-2pm

     
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    I was there six weeks ago, including a Thursday and Friday. Saw no evidence of anything other than a $5 game. Pretty good rules (3/2 blackjack payout and surrender was an option). The tables are often empty, and the dealers deal fast, but they are friendly once you get past the intimidating exterior.
     
  17. kewidogg

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    Ellis Island is fantastic. Best deal on the strip in terms of food and gambling. Even though it's technically not on the strip, it might as well be. Very close, and GREAT blackjack rules for $5 blackjack. Also fun craps. All the dealers I played with were fun and nice, very patient for a group of us 8 guys who were all beyond drunk. Drinks were pretty quick. Food was awesome.
     
  18. DonnyC

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    The e-mail that I got back from Ellis Island was that they have $5 BJ, not $1.
     
  19. kewidogg

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    This is correct. Granted I was never there at like 7 am on a Tuesday or anything, but they ALWAYS had $5 blackjack even at 9pm on a Friday night.
     
  20. Jimmyredcab

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    This You-Tube clip may interest you --------

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