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Ellis Island Barbecue

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4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 733-8901
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Wed 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Simple and tasty

This place always has a long wait, but I get it. Menu is extremely simple. Chicken, ribs or both with corn and bread. Hit the spot! I had the 1/2 and 1/2. Food was really good and I had plenty of left overs to eat later that night after going out. Service was friendly and fast. We were in an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lindsay A
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place always has a long wait, but I get it. Menu is extremely simple. Chicken, ribs or both with corn and bread. Hit the spot! I had the 1/2 and 1/2. Food was really good and I had plenty of left overs to eat later that night after going out. Service was friendly and fast. We were in an... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best value in town. Great food every single time. From steaks to sandwiches to sea food. Club sandwich is definitely the best hangover food.

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Thank Laura C
Whitefish, Montana
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This review is for the bbq section of Ellis Island. Our second time there was almost as good as the first time. The ribs are very good. They were maybe better our first time there a few months back but still good. The sides are okay but nothing spectacular. They brew their own beer there and the wheat beer is... More 

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Thank FXDL07
New Brunswick Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the loaded omlette. It was tasty, filling and a decent price. We wanted to go to the BBQ but didn't make. They do offer to pick you up and take you to the restaurant. One night we ordered from the pizzaria and had a good calzone. It is very large you might save some fore the next day.

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Thank luvtravell
Whitby, ON
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came here with friends who had been before. I ordered chicken which was supposed to come with green beans. I got a plate of just chicken. Our waiter was non-existent, we had to ask for drink top ups. Menu has quite a bit on it but mostly fried.

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Thank Milo33
Trenton, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We go for at least one or 2 meals every time we visit Las Vegas. Get your players card and receive daily discounts on food purchases. Great customer experience from waitress.

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Thank Robert B
Wheatland, Wyoming
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time it was good. This time the food was barely warm and the lettuce was smudged with dirt. Good waiter.

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Thank Thom Y
Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly can't see what all the fuss is about, and had such high hopes from the reviews on here! Is it cheap? Yes. Is it good? No. At least not when we went. Got the steak special they advertised. Steak was so crispy and tough on the outside, was unpleasant to eat. And I ordered medium rare. Husbands was a... More 

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Thank PhillyGrl26
Las Vegas, Nevada
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769 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great rib platter with very good sauce. I like the ribs here and at Binion's if visiting Downtown Las Vegas. Friendly staff and I added recent photos.

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Thank Gary B
Reno, Nevada
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down this is the best BBQ in Las Vegas. Portions are huge (served on a platter) and prices are very reasonable. The hotel casino is located off the Strip, but very easy to find. The BBQ sauce is made in house and is a secret recipe, but is phenomenal. Ellis Island is frequented mostly by locals and if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: (702) 733-8901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?