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Need some good, local places in Las Vegas
Self | August 27, 2009 | Bob

Posted on 08/27/2009 11:50:23 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob

Greetings!

An acquaintance of mine is going to be going to Las Vegas with a group of friends for the first time. I was stationed there from 84-94, and have been back once or twice since then. I told her that the best places in Las Vegas are the places that aren't on the strip. Not the big houses, but the mom and pop places out there.

Now, I need recommendations from the folks on scene. Food, shows, places to go, things to see and do - off the beaten track and away from all the big touristy stuff.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Travel
KEYWORDS: lasvegas; nevada
Let me know - I'll send her the link to this page and she'll be able to read it for herself.
1 posted on 08/27/2009 11:50:24 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Make them stay in a fleabag inn with the prostitutes and drug addicts


2 posted on 08/27/2009 11:52:06 AM PDT by GeronL (Ted is dead, sir- begins train ride to hell .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
I'll send her the link to this page and she'll be able to read it for herself.

doh!

Have you done a google or yahoo search?

3 posted on 08/27/2009 11:53:08 AM PDT by GeronL (Ted is dead, sir- begins train ride to hell .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

It’s been a while, but the best breakfast deals were always at Arizona Charlies.


4 posted on 08/27/2009 11:53:14 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Health Care Reform has met the DEATH Panel.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

http://www.cheapovegas.com/vegas_cheapo_sleep.php#cheapest


5 posted on 08/27/2009 11:54:31 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
It's been a few years ago, and our favorite place - The New Frontier - is gone, but I'd suggest Downtown. Places like the Four Queens and Golden Nugget have dining choices for every budget.....and everything's within easy walking distance.

If they want a kitschy hoot, take a cab to the Liberace museum.

6 posted on 08/27/2009 11:55:16 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Impeach now....not next month... now)
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To: GeronL

Anyone can search Google or Yahoo - I’d rather ask the locals in here for their recommendations.


7 posted on 08/27/2009 12:00:12 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: GeronL

http://www.cheapovegas.com/vegas_casino_full.php?hotel_id=1014#casino


8 posted on 08/27/2009 12:01:21 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

did you try the Nevada board? Find a Nevadan go to their homepage and click on the flag


9 posted on 08/27/2009 12:06:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Ted is dead, sir- begins train ride to hell .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Go to lasvegasadvisor.com.

It tells you whos got the loosest slot machines, The best buffets, best meal deals.

Usually #1 on meals is Ellis Island (At least when I was last there) $5 Filet with baked potato, string beans and salad. Very good steak.

They've also shown 1/4# hot dogs for $1, or ice cream cones for $1.

Make sure you check out the archives. Sometimes things aren't top rated anymore, not because they have changed, but other things come on that rate better.

10 posted on 08/27/2009 12:06:27 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Go to lasvegasadvisor.com.

It tells you whos got the loosest slot machines, The best buffets, best meal deals.

Usually #1 on meals is Ellis Island (At least when I was last there) $5 Filet with baked potato, string beans and salad. Very good steak.

They've also shown 1/4# hot dogs for $1, or ice cream cones for $1.

Make sure you check out the archives. Sometimes things aren't top rated anymore, not because they have changed, but other things come on that rate better.

11 posted on 08/27/2009 12:06:29 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

first time in vegas - stay on the strip - it must be experienced. Take the Deuce (double decker bus) downtown to Fremont St. - best gambling for low-rollers is downtown - walk to the El Cortez for good cheap blackjack and craps. On the strip is Casino Royale or O’Shea’s (across from the Mirage.

You don’t need a car if it’s first time in vegas. If you must have a car and venture off - try these places:
Crown and Anchor Pub on East Tropicana (a real British pub)
Double Down Saloon (south of Hard Rock Cafe) - a real punk bar.
Silverton - South on Las Vegas Blvd - a locals favorite casino and good food with a Bass Pro Shop
M Resort


12 posted on 08/27/2009 12:07:39 PM PDT by bagadonutz
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To: Tennessee_Bob

There’s a new place on the Boulder Highway, next to Sam’s Town.

It’s the Eastside Cannery. Nice rooms, LCD tvs, friendly and the rooms are $29/night. They just opened late last fall.

Great website for all things Vegas is www.lasvegasadviser.com


13 posted on 08/27/2009 12:07:57 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: bagadonutz

I wonder if there’s a discount on that $17,000 time share sales pitch i got about five years ago? I might be interested if it’s only a couple grand now.


14 posted on 08/27/2009 12:13:34 PM PDT by naturalborn
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To: Tennessee_Bob; Las Vegas Dave
Ping to the "Master of all things Vegas", Mr. Las Vegas Dave!
15 posted on 08/27/2009 12:26:41 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

There is a local’s casino and gas station chain called “Terrible’s”. They have a property that is on Paradise Road (parallels the strip about a mile east); Flamingo Road runs just north of the hotel. I regularly eat breakfast there when I go to Vegas every year for a convention; it is a throwback to when all the hotels had fantastic food specials. Despite the name, it is a nice place with friendly people.

For dinner, the best steakhouse in town used to be at Binion’s Horseshoe. The Binion family is no longer involved with the hotel (it is owned by MTR, the owners of Mountaineer Park in West Virginia), so I don’t know whether the food is as good as it used to be. When I first ate there 25 years ago, the restaurant used to be in the basement of the Horseshoe; it was moved to the penthouse of the old Del Webb’s Mint, which is the adjacent building and was bought by the Binion family and consolidated with the Horseshoe. This property is downtown, on the “Fremont Street Experience” at Casino Center Boulevard.

Another excellent breakfast restaurant not connected to a hotel is the Peppermill, which is near the Riviera on the strip.


16 posted on 08/27/2009 12:47:19 PM PDT by nd76
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Try “Rosemary’s” for lunch or dinner. My Niece and Nephews place.
Good Stuff!


17 posted on 08/27/2009 1:00:08 PM PDT by Airwinger (Semper Fi, Time to use that motto for our Constitution.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob; Caipirabob; Las Vegas Ron

It all in there!!

http://www.a2zlasvegas.com/


18 posted on 08/27/2009 3:47:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Thanks for the ping!!

Will you be attending the Tea Party next Monday?

19 posted on 08/27/2009 3:49:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: GeronL
Make them stay in a fleabag inn with the prostitutes and drug addicts

Wow, you really felt it necessary to post that?

20 posted on 08/27/2009 3:50:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

No, I was immediately embarrassed, did you see my next post?


21 posted on 08/27/2009 4:03:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking ... .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Yes, but it was too late....I guess we’re all a bit edgy, I should have known better and responded in kind, oy


22 posted on 08/27/2009 4:08:46 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Heck stop at a seedy motel and pretend its the place just as a joke. Just for the look on their faces.


23 posted on 08/27/2009 4:41:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking ... .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Look at yelp.com for Las Vegas. The best local places are off the Strip, and will require a car rental.


24 posted on 08/27/2009 4:48:55 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("If you cannot pick it up and run with it, you don't really own it." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
We went for the first time back in February. We stayed on the strip at New York, New York. Prices were good back then and I imagine even better now.

So glad we stayed on the strip, but I heard the Fremont area is much cheaper and was told the Golden Nugget is nice. I can tell you one thing, the drinks and food are much cheaper in Fremont. That said I wouldn't trade the strip experience. The buffet at the Bellagio is expensive at $30, but what a food extravaganza! Real gourmet and many varities of foods from all over the world. There is a lot to see for free in Vegas.

25 posted on 08/27/2009 4:56:19 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: nd76
For dinner, the best steakhouse in town used to be at Binion’s Horseshoe.

The place in the basement - yes! We used to get off duty on Friday nights, go back to the barracks and shower and change and go there. It got to the point where the wait staff recognized us (a group of ten jet engine mechanics is hard to forget) and put us in a dining room. It was always awesome. I'm glad it's still around (even if it's upstairs in the old Mint now). They were always good to us GIs.

26 posted on 08/28/2009 2:41:16 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: GeronL
Make them stay in a fleabag inn with the prostitutes and drug addicts

LOL! This is a group of Special Agents and their spouses - that could be interesting to do, as long as they don't come back looking for me :)

27 posted on 08/28/2009 2:42:36 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob; GeronL
Make them stay in a fleabag inn with the prostitutes and drug addicts

Besides which - the Sand Dunes is long gone. Used to be on LV Blvd, right across the street from where the Mirage is now, just down from the volcano. My ex-wife used to work there. Not that she was an addict or a hooker, mind you. LOL

28 posted on 08/28/2009 3:02:20 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

lol. If they need to come to Dallas I’ll find the Anchor Motel number where they can pay monthly or hourly.

Sorry, it really was a stupid joke but my intentions were honora.... okay a bit cruel actually =o)


29 posted on 08/28/2009 5:57:35 AM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking ... .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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