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Three Awesome Meals in Las Vegas: A Diner’s Guide

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My top choices for breakfast, lunch & dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In This Culinary Article You Will Discover:

  • The Best Breakfast on the Strip
  • Off-the-Beaten Path Dinner Eatery
  • Quiet Lunch Spot in a Busy Hotel

Restaurants in Las Vegas are among the best in the world — and my personal pick for the number-one draw to Sin City. Chefs from Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse and more all have eateries right on the Vegas strip. There are so many choices, in fact, it’s utterly confusing.

So if you’re headed to Las Vegas, here are my Top Picks for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in America’s Sin City:

Breakfast: Hash House A-Go-Go

Location: Imperial Palace Hotel

Don’t let the location fool you — although the budget-special Imperial Palace is not exactly known for being a Las Vegas Top Spot, this centre-of-strip hotel does host the best breakfast joint in Vegas. Dubbed as serving “Twisted Farm Food,” Hash House A-Go-Go is a funky, high-energy eatery that does new twists on old favourites. Although it is open for all meals, breakfast is the Hash House’s specialty. Come hungry for one of their House Hashes or massive Farm Scrambles — and no matter what you order, ensure you get it with a signature buttermilk biscuit. And even coffee drinkers must try their Hot Chocolate — it is decadent beyond all belief. Breakfast prices range from about $8 to $15.

Lunch: Enoteca Otto Pizzeria

Location: The Venetian Hotel

Las Vegas is a crazy place, even during the daylight hours. Thankfully, there are quiet-ish places to eat, even right on strip. Step into the Grand Canal Shops at the Venetian Hotel and find your way to the Enoteca Otto Pizzeria if you feel like taking a time out from the ring-a-ding of slot machines and smoky bars. With a traditional Italian lunch menu co-created by Iron Chef Mario Batali, and 100 bottles of wine under $100, it’s a wonderful low-key eatery all set in the faux-open-air of the Grand Canal. Start your lunch with prosciutto and mozzarella then finish with a delicious thin-crust Pancetta & Goat Cheese Pizza. Bellissima! For an even more casual event, the quieter-still Trattoria Reggiano, also in the Grand Canal Shops, offers a similar menu at lower prices in a cozier atmosphere. Both represent a perfect Vegas Time Out. Prices range from $15 to $30.

Dinner: The Firefly

Location: 3900 Paradise Road

My personal favourite Las Vegas night consists of a short cab ride to the wonderfully busy, noisy and delicious Firefly restaurant on Paradise Road, just a few blocks off strip — where my friends and I order multiple pitchers of Mojitos and gorge ourselves on fresh-made Cuban tapas. (I personally recommend the Crispy Duck Rolls and Empanada.) Afterwards, we stroll over to the next-door Tobacconist, light up an obnoxiously fat cigar and walk back to the Strip, puffing sweet smoke, enjoying our Mojito buzz and working off the calories we just took in while sharing plate after plate after plate of fantastic Cuban food. It’s a party all the time at this local’s joint — go with friends you love to laugh and share with and you’ll leave with a full stomach and a full heart. Prices range from $3 to $10 per tapas; order lots and share.

Also Read: Vegetarian Dining In Las Vegas

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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

4 comments… add one
  • devin Mar 13, 2011

    Who knew the IP had anything decent going for it????

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