This is an old school steak house, so suspend your desire for anything gourmet, but for what it is, it was great. I tried the signature grilled steak with sugar, which I found too sweet, but the rest of the food was well prepared, and my boyfriend's steak was good (in other words, go basic).
What I really liked was the ambiance. I was nervous walking in that Rod's would be totally cheesy. Of course, most of the establishments in town cater to tourists, but I'm really not into the Johnny-Rockets-style-neo-poodle-skirt-diner scene. Rod's seemed very for real to me. The history of the restaurant (printed on the placemat) provided lots of information about the founder, and also the new owner, who was a busboy who worked his way up through the ranks for years-- I found this very touching.
My favorite thing about Rod's is the dishware-- all 1940s style with custom printed cattle around the edges. And every, every dish set down matched, from the coffee cups to the butter pat plates to the credit card tray. They were adorable, and you can buy them in you want to take some home with you.
I found Rod's to be more laidback and truly route 66-y than some of the louder establishments on the strip.
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