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Where to eat downtown?

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Where to eat downtown?

I know there are loads of similar topics that can be viwed using the search facility but they all seem to be from about 2006 and i'm sure things must have changed a bit.

We're heading Downtown to see the Fremont St experience (didn't get there last trip) for an afternoon / evening and was looking for some recommendations of where to eat dinner?

Not looking for anything fancy - just good food in a place with a nice atmosphere. A place with a good view would be nice!

I was thinking of Tony Romas (as my ncle raves about it) but looking at the reviews on here i'm not too sure.

Also, are there must do's / see's whilst Downtown - don't really know much about whats there. Any help would be great.

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Where to eat downtown?


We really liked the Triple 7 brewery in Main st Station. It is also a nice hotel to take a look around including the railcar's out front. To get to the hotel you leave freemont at the Plaza end and walk a few yards to it. There will not be a view from there though.

You could have drinks in the Golddiggers lounge in the Golden Nugget, it has a balcony overlooking the street. If you fancy a buffet the Fremont's is OK.


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2. Re: Where to eat downtown?

Thanks for that. Not too keen on a buffet as we're planning on having a couple of those elsewhere.

Thanks for the tip about the GN balcony for a drink.

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3. Re: Where to eat downtown?

Certainly not fancy, but insanely cheap was the Diner (Bay City I think) at Golden Gate. It was dark and crowded. Not much of a view. but the food was great and it hit the spot at 1am!!! I had a turkey club or maybe it was turkey rollers, and my travlling companions had ruebans. They were wonderful! I had a coupon from American casino Guide which made the whole meal come out to about 17 bucks for 3 people. Again, not fancy by n ay stretch of the imagination, but if you are hungry and need some midnight munchies, it was perfect!

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4. Re: Where to eat downtown?

I’ve eaten at Tony Romas downtown – it was OK, nothing special and I wouldn’t bother to go back.

If you want a good view, try Binion’s steakhouse, notwithstanding the fact you’ve specified ‘nothing fancy’. We’ve eaten there twice, fantastic old Vegas feel about the place and delicious unpretentious food.

While you’re downtown wander over to MSS and have a look at the chunk of the Berlin Wall in the men’s bogs. The shark tank/swimming pool at GN is also worth a visit. If you’re peckish, join the GG players club and have a 99 cent shrimp cocktail.

If you can fit it in, the Ratpack show at the Plaza is excellent!

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5. Re: Where to eat downtown?

How about Binion's Ranch Steakhouse? It may not be the cheapest, but was definitely the best view downtown (top floor of Binion's). We used a 2-1 coupon from ACG (Porterhouse and NY Steak), had a couple drinks and 1/2 dozen oysters. The bill was $54 before tip.

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6. Re: Where to eat downtown?

I've heard Vic and Anthony's at the GN is good.

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7. Re: Where to eat downtown?

Have to 2nd the 777 Brewpub at Mainstreet Station - we eat there everytime. If you want a buffet Mainstreet also has a really good buffet. Pasta Pirate at the California is also another good place.

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8. Re: Where to eat downtown?

How about Magnolia's in the 4 Queens? They have delicious food and ask to get a booth that over looks the casino! Get a players card and they will have discounts too!

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9. Re: Where to eat downtown?

I have to nix Tony Romas....very ordinary and too many other good places to consider. I also have to nix the 777 BrewPub at Main Street...in our three different meals, we found that the food was ordinary bar food and was always a noisy place to eat (no matter what time we ate or how crowded it was). I would highly recommend Binion's Steakhouse, as others have mentioned; however, the ACG does not have a coupon this year for the Steakhouse...it is only good for the downstaires Coffee Shop - which I think has the same quality prime rib as the Steak House for a 1/3 of the cost. I would recommend the Coffee Shop for any of the breakfast/lunch (they have wonderful hot deli sandwiches)/dinner.

The Steakhouse view is awesome; it is a lovely room but you don't have to "dress up" to eat there....our jeans were accepted.

I also heard Vic and Anthony's is very good but very pricey.

We love stay downtown. Have a good trip.

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10. Re: Where to eat downtown?

I second Miss Pook's choice of Magnolia's Veranda. ACG has a coupon for 2-4-1 here also.

Another suggestion, of a more upscale, but definitely a bargain choice is The Flame(used to be Roberta's) at the El Cortez. It has a nice atmosphere, you can sometimes hear the piano player playing at the piano bar right outside the door of this restaurant, AND... not to be forgotten, ACG or MRA books will give you a 50% off coupon up to $25, so you can get top of the line Prime Rib, or Filet mignon or several other choices, for a total of around $20 per person, including a salad, and a non alcoholic beverage. Service here is also outstanding. This restaurant has been the highlight of my last two trips to Vegas.. :-)