Sunday, February 20, 2011

Best Las Vegas graveyard dining specials

Flamingo Las Vegas, home of *The Burger Joint which offers some cheap graveyard specials on the Strip; image courtesy commons license

Las Vegas is obviously a 24/7 town. There are multiple casino cafes / coffee shops that cater to late night patrons (partiers and shift - change laborers ) by offering traditional graveyard dining specials. The majority of these late night spots are located off - Strip (a few listed exceptions) and many of the offered specials involve discounted breakfast - oriented meals. Vegas visitors can be encouraged to discover that there are still numerous late - night specials that can be had for under five bucks per person.

The following are our picks for specific locations with the best graveyard specials. The grand majority of these specials are available between 11pm and 7am, and some of the special's pricing are dependent on player's club membership (all are free to join). Patrons at most of these locales must be 21 years of age due to their close proximities to casinos.

Ellis Island - Scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, with choice of bacon or sausage all for $3.99 (served between 11pm and 6am). This location also offers New York steak and eggs (11pm to 11am) with potatoes and toast for $4.99.

Mr Lucky's 24-7 at Hard Rock 8oz New York steak and eggs, hash browns, and toast for $4.99 between midnight and noon. They also serve a Burger Basket with fries for $3.99 (midnight to noon).

South Point Coronado Cafe This cafe offers multiple late night (midnight to 6am) specials for unbelievable prices. Biscuits and gravy for $1.45; eggs, hash browns, choice of bacon or sausage, and toast for $2.45; pancake sandwich with fried egg and ham for $2.45; ham steak and eggs, hash browns, and toast for $2.95; half - pound cheeseburger and fries for $2.95; 7oz New York steak and eggs, hash browns, and toast for only $3.45.

California's Market Street Cafe This downtown area cafe is noted for it's late night (11pm - 9am) specials in Vegas. These include chicken strips and fries ($3.95); 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, and choice of bacon or sausage for $3.25; 2 eggs with hash browns and toast for $1.99; oxtail soup for $2.95.

Orleans Courtyard Cafe Hours for these specials are Monday - Thursdays from midnight - 6am. Specials include biscuits and gravy for $2.49; Eggs with bacon or sausage, hash browns, and toast for $3.49; ham and egg pancake sandwich for $3.49; bone-in ham steak and eggs for $4.49; 7oz New York steak and eggs, hash browns, and toast for $4.49.

Arizona Charlie's Decatur Sourdough Cafe All specials run from midnight - 7am and are cheapest with players club cards. Includes a Breakfast Skillet with bacon or sausage and toast or biscuit and gravy for $2.99; steak or ham and eggs for $3.99.

Bill's Gamblin Hall - Victorian Room This Vegas Strip location offers a graveyard (midnight - 8am) Steak and Eggs special for $5.99.

Flamingo Burger Joint Located inside the historic Flamingo on the Strip, the *Burger Joint offers these specials from midnight - 6am. Includes a burger and fries for $2; a steak and eggs breakfast for $5.99; and eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and toast for 99 cents!

Harrah's Cafe at Harrah's Representing another Strip location on our list, Harrah's Cafe offers a steak and eggs special for $5.89 from midnight - 6am.

Cannery Casinos Group The Cannery Casinos in Vegas include The Cannery, Eastside Cannery, and Rampart ( in Summerlin) , all of which offer great late night dining specials.

-- The Victory Cafe at The Cannery offers T-bone steak with hash browns and toast for $4.99; buffalo chicken finger burritos for $3.99; and two eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and toast for $1.99. Hours at Victory's Cafe are midnight - 7am (Sun - Thursdays) and 2am to 7am on Fri & Sat.
-- Snaps at Eastside Cannery offers ham steak and eggs with hash browns and toast for $2.99; 2 pancakes,and two strips of bacon or breakfast sausage for $1.99; 2 eggs with hash browns, toast, and bacon or sausage for $3.75. Hours are 11pm to 7am.
-- The Promenade Cafe at Rampart offers steak and eggs with hash browns and toast for $3.21; 2 eggs,2 bacon strips,2 sausages, and 2 pancakes for $2.21; biscuits and gravy for $2.21; 2 pancake breakfast for $2.21. Great deals, if you're staying there or don't mind the trip to Summerlin.

*Kady's Coffee Shop at the Riviera on the North Strip offers unlimited pancakes and coffee for $4.99 and a ham, steak, eggs, hash browns, and toast breakfast for $6.99. Hours here are Friday and Saturday only from 10pm - 6am.

Marilyn's Cafe at Tuscany Casino offers ever-changing late night specials and from experience the prices and food are quite good. Currently they're offering biscuits and gravy or a steak and eggs breakfast for only $3.99 each. Hours are from midnight to 5am.

The above are our picks for the best current graveyard specials in Las Vegas. Three other locations that offer great late night deals include Terrible's Bouganvillea Cafe, Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop , and Four Queen's Magnolia Verandas Cafe downtown. Again, check all links and individual locales through link contacts to verify Las Vegas ever - changing specifics / pricing.


* Article update : Both The Burger Joint at Flamingo and Kady's Coffee Shop at the Riviera are now closed.


Charisma Combestra said...

Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps. If you are out gambling or clubbing in the early hours of the money, sooner or later, you will need an after hour restaurant to dine. What better place to go than one of Las Vegas cheap eats or the so called "graveyard special".

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Just a cautionary tip when in Vegas.. there are active
pickpockets all over town. I experienced this first-hand
and came within 10 seconds of losing my cash stash last July
while visiting one of those upper end joints on the strip.

I was gambling significantly at a video poker machine, unabashedly slipping C-notes in them. Somebody had been
observing my wagering behavior. I was happily winning at the time and my cautionary tendencies regarding my bankroll
money went south and out the window.

A lady approached me from behind as I played and was all aglow with my run of good luck. She initiated a conversation about nothing and anything . I was concentrating on proper VP strategy and responding to her comments with a lot of "yeah-yeahs". I was fortunate enough to get ahead on the machine again and I cashed out. I had a satchel (I normally never gamble under those conditions) with me that had assorted trip stuff in it. The satchel presence and the relatively high denomination coin-in amount collectively screamed " please rob me!" I placed my wallet in the satchel along with the machine cash-out tickets and proceeded to reconnect with my family and head to our room.

I had developed a sense of cautionary unease as I mulled over the contact with the effusively talkative woman at the VP machine. My senses told me that something about that encounter was skewed, although at the time I didn't know what it was and I wasn't bleeding profusely..yet. My group then proceeded to meander through a very crowded slot machine aisle and some other 6th, 7th, or 8th sense that vaguely detected an impersonal yet succinct encroachment into my personal space kicked in. Instinctively, I immediately dug into the satchel to locate my wallet and it was gone. I then immediately turned around and backtracked about ten feet (a matter of maybe 3 seconds, tops) as my endogenous adrenaline kicked in. I'm not sure that my hair wasn't on fire briefly.

I then spotted my wallet (and life) in a woman's hand who was playing a slot machine. I walked straight at her and demanded it post-haste in a tone that screamed seriousness. I immediately grabbed the wallet and called for security. The woman claimed she picked it up off the floor and so did the man (her accomplice) behind her, both vowing that they were planning to remit it to the security desk. My svelte ass they were.

This team of thieves including the woman who was all goony-googoo at the VP machine were pros. I have to claim part of the blame for the openly careless manner I had displayed with my money. They were held by security and the eye-in-the-sky tapes were to be reviewed.

The good thing is I didn't lose a cent because my peripheral senses kicked in immediately and they didn't have time to bury the evidence ( perhaps they weren't the best of pros?). Take heed folks..these people are everywhere in Vegas. Know where your cash is at all times; take precautions to protect it, don't flaunt it around carelessly as I did, and if you sense something is awry while gambling trust your instincts.

Distractions from one member of a team of thieves is a common MO. Store your gambling session monies in a front pants pocket or in one of those god-awful front-loaded fanny packs (pride be damned). The lesson I learned here after several years of Vegas gambling experiences turned out to be one of the most valuable for me personally.