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Tony Romas @ fremont hotel

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by TOUR, Oct 26, 2013.

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  1. TOUR

    TOUR Low-Roller

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    We will be in Vegas in March and thinking of trying Tony Romas at Fremont. When we were there earlier this year it seemed to be very busy with a waiting list most nights. We wondered what the food is like ? Any comments would be appreciated thanks
     
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    It is food for the masses and you are correct, there is always a line. We ate there once and only once. Look around, there are plenty of reasonably priced places downtown for a nice dinner.
    Second St Grill inside the Fremont is one of them!
    Redwood inside Cal
    Pasta Pirate, also at the Cal.
    We both ordered a combo plate and they must have the smallest chickens in the world. I would never eat at a Romas again.
     
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    I will probably get flamed for saying this but I like Tony Roma's. I like their ribs because they are not served with a ton of sauce. I can add the amount I want. I like their sides and the service is usually pretty quick.
     
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    We ate at Tony Roma's once and did not care for it. There are many other
    places as stated that would be a better choice but everyone has their own tastes.
     
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    Like a few others here, I ate at that Tony Roma's once as well. It was busy, noisy and the service was minimal. My group felt very rushed - like we were just numbers they were pushing through.

    I like Tony Roma's (elsewhere) but the one on Fremont Street left me feeling flat. I'll be dining elsewhere on Fremont Street in the future.

    Bill
     
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    Do you think for a second that its worth waiting for?

    The line isnt there because the food is so good. Its there because it seems cheap and abundant.

    You know deep down that you will have to convince yourself it was good to justify the wait.

    There are so many other places nearby without lines.
     
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    I ate there once, roughly a year ago. I wouldn't do it again. The wait to get in is horrendous and once I finally got a table, it was hard to get the waiter's attention. I thought I was going to have to go on a Search and Tackle Mission just to get my check so I could leave.

    The food wasn't bad but it wasn't that good either. It was just okay. I've had better meals with less waiting and better service--and I'm not talking about anywhere fancy either. I've enjoyed my meals at Magnolia's over in Four Queens more than I did the one I got at Tony Roma's. With so many places to eat downtown now, I wouldn't waste my time going there again.
     
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    I hear the bad reviews but I'm a big ribs fan and I've been wanting to try the ribs here for sometime.

    Also on another note this the Tony Roma's that Lefty Rosenthal ate at before his car got blown up in the parking lot. This is the character that Robert DeNiro played in Casino. Apparently Rosenthal loved eating the ribs at this Tony Roma's and used to eat here all the time until they blew up his car.

    Looks like from the pictures in the movie he's at MSS but close enough.

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    Decent ribs, but it is loud and servers seemed harried. If you are in the mood for ribs go for it, but I agree that there are better choices downtown.
     
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    It's Tony Roma's, a reasonably decent Stateside BBQ chain.

    Good, but not outstanding ribs.

    If you want good ribs, I would suggest Memphis BBQ, but that's way off-Strip.

    Yes, there is a wait most evenings.
     
  11. TOUR

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    Thanks for all the replys it dosn,t sound too great especially that we don,t eat ribs. I like a bit of steak and the other half likes chicken. We are not expensive eaters & thought this might be a good place to try, perhaps not. Could not find the menu online either
     
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    You're correct about the placement of the vehicle in the movie, but I'm almost certain the Tony Roma's where Lefty ate regularly was on Sahara, a little ways east of LV Blvd.
     
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    Seeing this thread made me hungry for ribs, so I picked up a cryovac pack of baby backs at Sam's Club, three racks. Removed the silver skin on the back and liberally applied store bought Stubbs dry rub. Put them on a baking sheet, covered in foil then in the oven for 4 hours at 240 degrees F. Removed foil, drained the juice and slathered in Kraft BBQ sauce and in the oven for another hour, no foil. Served with baked potatoes and Sweet Restaurant Cole Slaw (allrecipes.com). I've had better, but these were pretty darn good and very easy.
     
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    You are correct just googled it. I always assumed it was this Tony Roma's since he use to run the Fremont. I figured once he was banned it was a way for him to get on the property and talk to people at the casino.
     
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    This is a 5 minute explanation about the moment:

    http://youtu.be/YDAfJbbcr24
     
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    Are you referring to "Memphis Championship Barbecue"? Or perhaps BBQ in Memphis, TN, which would be way off-strip.
     
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    Tour, Tony Roma's is a chain steakhouse and rib joint and is ok, but you can do a lot better in Vegas. One place I like downtown is Triple George across the street from the Downtown Grand, which is less than a five minute, and very safe, walk from The Fremont.

    There always seems to be a huge line for Tony Roma's whenever I go to the Fremont at night, not sure why.

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    Not Memphis, the city, but Memphis BBQ on Warm Springs. It's very good. :)
     
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    Ate there once... Never again. Had there steak and lobster special. Steak tough as shoe leather & and lobster was like rubber. Loud. Way too many moderately priced alternatives downtown nowadays with much better food and atmosphere
     
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    Bill's experience mirrors our own.
     
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