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Downtown dining suggestions

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by HardEight, Jun 26, 2019.

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  1. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    It has been 2 or 3 years since I ate at the GN buffet.
    I would like to try it again but I don't have any comps, coupons, offers or discounts.
     
  2. jrinct1

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    I agree with MANY of Robert M's choices(#1.5,6.9 and 14)... Surprised no one mentioned Chicago Joes for dinner.. has it gone downhill????
     
  3. VegasLover8

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    I love oxtail. So I always try to go to the Market Street Cafe at the Cal on a Friday when I visit. They are known for their oxtail soup, which is served late night from 11pm-8am. IMO it's ok. My mom makes it the best.

    What I get there is the Oxtail Stew. It's only offered on Fridays as a special for $9.99
     
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  4. pjbear05

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    Another vote for American Coney Island at The D. Love those Detroit style coney dogs.
     
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  5. DaiLun

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    OK, regarding the D Grille. I just ate breakfast there Sunday morning June 23rd.

    Service was fast, and the food was good. I'd rate this a "solid" diner type restaurant, equal to Magnolia's.
     
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  6. Trunkrat

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    My choices for downtown food:

    1. The Corn Dog and fries along with the deep-fried twinkie at Mermaids. Ooops... closed
    2. The 99 cent shrimp cocktail at Dupars. Ooops...closed
    3. The 99 cent breakfast served on a paper plate at Gold Spike. Ooops...closed
     
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  8. robert m.

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    Add DuPars at Golden Gate to the “Oops....closed” list.

    That used to be my favorite breakfast place.
     
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    But if you have a car, they are still open at the Suncoast Casino.

    Same high quality and large portions.
     
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  10. Electroguy563

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    There is only one way to make good oxtail soup. And that is time. It takes time. You can't rush it. The problem with the oxtail soup at the Market St. Cafe is that it is so popular that it became compromised so to speak as far as flavor. To meet the demands in my opinion the flavor, texture, and overall appearance of the dish suffered.

    It's still good but for aficionados like me it was really awesome back in the day when the demand wasn't so great as it is now. I agree the oxtail stew on Fridays is very good.
     
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  11. Rhinoman79

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    I have not much to add. I just wanted to repeat the advice.... Downtown buffets...... NO NO NO. Just don't. No matter how hungry you are you can eat until your gut explodes for not much greater cost at many of the excellent choices above.
     
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    Right you are, Mr. DaiLun!

    They do, indeed, have a DuPar’s at Suncoast Casino!

    Now, I could reach it via the WAX bus for minimal expense.

    Sadly, I am too lazy to go to that much effort. Haha! Similarly, I keep promising myself a leisurely breakfast at Mom Ami Gabi. But .... same excuse!

    Best wishes!
     
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    Breakfast: Eat or MTO Cafe
    Happy Hour: Chart House or Grotto @ Golden Nugget. Triple George or Pizza Rock across from The Grand
    Dinner or Lunch: Le Thai, Triple George, Triple 7 @ MSS, Chart House

    Enjoy your trip!!
     
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    I think there’s a lot of great places to eat downtown and most that I would recommend have already been mentioned. The only thing I take exception to is the No downtown buffets. I think the buffet at MSS is decent. I’ve had it both for breakfast and lunch. I think it was more than acceptable for both. Especially for breakfasts it was fairly inexpensive and I thought pretty decent choice for breakfast.
     
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    Breakfast: Donut Bar
    Lunch: Chicago Joe's
    Dinner: Pizza Rock Happy Hour (3-6PM) or Redwood
    Late Night: Market Street Cafe or late Pizza Rock Happy Hour (10PM-Midnight)
     
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    Donut Bar is one I plan to try on my trip in August. I also don't think any of the breakfast buffets downtown are bad at all.
     
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    Stopped by the donut bar on our last trip a few weeks ago. Really liked it. I had a French toast "donut" and my fiance had the strawberries and cream one. Both were great.

    Can never go wrong with Magnolia's. Never had a bad meal there, and with a 2 for 1 it's a great deal.

    Been to Hugo's twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times.

    If you're looking for some ice cream to cool off, definitely try Lappert's on the bridge between MSS and the Cal.
     
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    Golden Nugget both Grotto and Chart House, happy hours are fantastic. Great meatballs at Grotto and they now have a $ 15 lunch special(lasagna is superb, choice of 4 appetizers and 4 entrees). Chart house is wonderful as well. Second Street Grill at Fremont has a $26 T-bone special which is very good and reasonable( includes a salad, baked potato and veggie). Oscars happy hour at the bar is also a gem. Loved Hugo's Cellar at the 4 queens as well, the salad prepared table side is a home run as is the ambience and the food is excellent as well. I find the breakfast buffet at the Nugget to be very good, perhaps a little expensive but the quality is very good and many good offerings but i think it is closed on mondays and tuesdays.
     
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    You can get to Dupar's at the Suncoast by taking the WAX bus (North, last stop). $2 ($1 for seniors) each way.
     
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