A guide to dining at The Linq

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The Linq is one of Las Vegas’s newest hot spots. The pedestrian-friendly entertainment district features shops, bars and — the highlight — the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel.

There are also a lot of restaurant choices at The Linq so we put together a quick guide for you. Whether you’re looking for breakfast or you need to satisfy a late-night craving, The Linq has everything you’re looking for around the clock. Here’s how to navigate the dining scene:

Breakfast

Starbucks: You’re in Vegas. Odds are, you’re going to need coffee to jump start your day. Grab a pastry and your venti Frappuccino at Starbucks and you’ll be all set.

Squeeze: If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, Squeeze has fresh pressed organic juices, smoothies and gluten-free snacks. Throw in some protein powder, chia seeds or organic vegetables to build your own concoction.

Lunch

Haute Doggery: The Haute Doggery serves unique hot dog options including The Gold Standard, featuring smoked bacon, aged goat cheddar cheese, tomato confit, baby arugula and garlic-chive aioli. If you want to splurge, The Billionaire Dog is a grilled Kobe beef frank with foie gras torchon, port onion marmalade and truffle mayo.

Flour & Barley: For a great slice of brick oven pizza, head to Flour & Barley. The pizzas feature wood-fired crusts made with fresh ingredients and house-made toppings. Options include carbonara, margherita, vongole with clams and pancetta, and diavola with spicy capacolla, artichokes, olives and tomato with Calabrian chili. Relax with your meal on the outdoor patio or grab a quick slice from the walk-up window. Bonus: As the name suggests, Flour & Barley also serves a nice selection of craft beer.

Happy Hour

F.A.M.E.

Yard House: The perfect place to grab an appetizer and a beer before dinner is Yard House. The two-story restaurant has a large outdoor patio situated right next to the High Roller and the view is incomparable. Yard House features 160 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers. There’s also a large menu of tacos, sliders, flatbreads, lettuce wraps and much more.

Dinner

F.A.M.E.: Food.Art.Music.Entertainment is a high-energy restaurant that is meant to re-create a culinary bazaar serving authentic street fare. You’ll find foods from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, China and Malaysia on the menu, which offers everything from dim sum to stir-fry, ramen, barbecue, crepes and more. A stationary “food truck” from Fukuburger also offers burgers with an Asian twist.

Chayo

Chayo Mexican Kitchen: Chayo serves authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by the tastes of Mexico City. Start out with small bites like bass ceviche, queso fundido or guacamole served with pork rinds or tortilla chips. Entrees include dishes like pork tenderloin, fajitas, chicken enchiladas, tacos, pork sopes and more. Chayo has an upstairs patio with great views of the High Roller. Downstairs, the large selection of tequilas might be enough to get you on the mechanical bull after dinner.

Dessert

Sprinkles Cupcakes: Food Network star Candace Nelson started Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills and has since expanded the concept to several locations, including The Linq. The popular bakery serves fresh cupcakes in unique flavors like chocolate marshmallow, mocha, peanut butter chip, chai latte, lemon, pumpkin and many more.

Sprinkles also sells cookies and other baked goods, as well as ice cream. Trust us, you’ll want to try the ice cream. Flavors include salted caramel, red velvet, rocky road, blood orange sorbet, butter pecan and malted milk chocolate.

If Sprinkles happens to be closed when you have a craving for a cupcake or if you don’t want to wait in line, check out their “cupcake ATM,” which is restocked day and night with a variety of cupcakes and cookies. Put your money in the ATM and withdraw your treat.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop: This famous candy store is known for its chocolates and “World Famous Ice Cream Sundae” drenched with homemade hot fudge. Satisfy your sweet tooth with an array of ice cream creations, milkshakes, floats and chocolate drinks.

Brooklyn Bowl

Late-night snack

Brooklyn Bowl: Brooklyn Bowl is a fun bowling alley, restaurant and concert venue. If you need a bite after a show or you’re just strolling through The Linq late at night, Brooklyn Bowl is open until 2 or 3 a.m. They’ve got some great munchies like pork rinds, potato and onion knish, French bread pizza, sloppy Joe and milkshakes.

Tilted Kilt: The fun keeps going at this Celtic-themed bar and restaurant until 2 or 3 a.m. Tilted Kilt serves American bar favorites like mozzarella sticks, quesadillas, wings, burgers and wraps, as well as food with an Irish twist. For a midnight snack, try the Irish nachos, made with crispy potato chips smothered in Guinness beer cheese sauce, ground beef and tomatoes. Pub pretzels are another favorite, also served with the beer cheese sauce.

Kristine McKenzie

Kristine grew up in Minnesota and got tired of the Arctic weather so she left one extreme for another in 1994 and moved to Las Vegas where she much prefers the desert heat. She earned her degree in journalism and worked in radio, newspapers and magazines before joining Vegas.com in 2001. Kristine has covered a variety of topics for the website, writes blogs and loves her current assignment, which is to eat at some of the world's finest restaurants and write about the exciting Vegas dining scene. Follow Kristine on Google+ and Twitter.

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