Start your day at these top Vegas breakfast spots

Your mom always told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we’re pretty sure she was right. So listen to mom and start your day with a hearty helping of eggs, bacon, pancakes or whatever else you might want.

Whether you’re fueling up for a day full of fun in Vegas or you’re recovering from last night, we have the perfect places for you to grab a good breakfast.

Pancakes at Du-Pars at the Golden Gate Hotel. Photo courtesy of Du-Par's.

Pancakes at Du-Pars at the Golden Gate Hotel. Photo courtesy of Du-Par’s.

Du-Par’s at the Golden Gate
vintage diner is famous for its pies and its pancakes. You can totally eat pie for breakfast if you want to, but we love digging into their mouthwatering buttermilk pancakes, which are available 24 hours a day.

If you’re really hungry you can even dive into a stack of 10 golden pancakes for the restaurant’s Stackzilla challenge. If you eat them in 15 minutes they’re free and you’ll get a T-shirt to prove you did it.

Other breakfast favorites at Du-Par’s include French toast topped with blueberry or boysenberry compote, eggs, corned beef hash, country fried steak, chicken apple sausage and a variety of omelets. Du-par’s also has a nice pastry case filled with doughnuts, muffins, Danish, bear claws and banana nut bread.

Peanut butter Cap ’n Crunch French toast, photo courtesy of Pete Rose Bar & Grill.

Peanut butter Cap ’n Crunch French toast, photo courtesy of Pete Rose Bar & Grill.

Pete Rose Bar & Grill, 3743 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
When you think sports bar you probably think chicken wings, burgers and nachos. Pete Rose Bar & Grill has all of that, but it’s also a great spot to grab breakfast, served from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. daily.

You’ll find a variety of omelets, egg dishes served with Rasher’s Irish bacon, apple cinnamon waffles, breakfast quesadillas and even a breakfast flatbread with bacon, arugula, cheese and fried egg. Our favorite is the peanut butter Cap ’n Crunch French toast, which is topped with bananas.

Eat, 707 Carson Ave.
Chef Natalie Young serves food with her signature French culinary-trained twist, using fresh, sustainable, and whenever possible, locally-sourced, organic ingredients.

Breakfast menu items at Eat include cinnamon biscuits with warm strawberry compote, pancakes with chicken-apple sausage and maple syrup, steel cut oats with cinnamon roasted apples and sugared pecans, a truffled egg sandwich, shrimp and grits, and chilaquiles with turkey jalapeno mango sausage, corn tortilla chips, red and green New Mexico chili and pico de gallo.

The $5 Breakfast Muffin Supreme, photo courtesy of Siegel's 1941.

The $5 Breakfast Muffin Supreme, photo courtesy of Siegel’s 1941.

Siegel’s 1941 at El Cortez
Got a group of picky eaters? Head to Siegel’s 1941 where you’ll find more than 30 items on the breakfast menu. There’s something for everyone.

If you’re watching your diet, there’s a yogurt and granola parfait, smoothies, a frittata or gluten-free corn cakes.

Not so concerned about your diet? How about some chocolate Nutella grilled flapjacks or Challah French toast?

Other menu items include Fat Irish Green Housemade Corned Beef Hash, omelets, eggs Benedict, chicken & waffles with sausage gravy, and bananas Foster pancakes.

If you’re on a budget, check out the $5 Breakfast Muffin Supreme, which includes crispy bacon, sliced Canadian bacon, a blend of Monterey jack and cheddar cheese and an egg tucked into an English muffin and served with unlimited coffee.

The Cabo breakfast quesadilla, photo by J. Rick Martin.

The Cabo breakfast quesadilla, photo by J. Rick Martin.

Cabo Wabo Cantina, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
For a south-of-the-border start to your morning, Cabo Wabo Cantina offers breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.

Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, Cabo’s breakfast menu has something for everyone. Selections include the HBLT breakfast sandwich, made with layers of ham, bacon, lettuce and tomato, topped with two fried eggs on thick brioche toast and the breakfast quesadilla, a combination of scrambled eggs, bacon, avocado, pico de gallo and cheddar and jack cheese served in a flour tortilla.

On the sweet side there’s croissant French toast, granola pancakes and banana nut bread.

The best part of breakfast is the bottomless mimosas and bellinis for $24.99.

The Tractor Driver Combo, photo courtesy of Hash House A Go-Go.

The Tractor Driver Combo, photo courtesy of Hash House A Go-Go.

Hash House A Go Go at The Plaza, Rio or The LINQ
Hash House is where you go if you’re hungry. Like really hungry. This place is famous for its oversized portions. We’re talking 18-inch flapjacks.

Hash House, as the name suggests, serves their famous hashes tossed with potatoes and two eggs including corned beef hash; roasted chicken, garlic, onions, asparagus and rosemary hash; and chorizo with jalapenos, cheddar and fresh tomato hash.

You will also find scrambles and Farm Benedicts like the HH Original with smoked bacon, tomato, spinach, roasted red pepper cream and topped with two basted eggs. It’s served on a biscuit with griddled mashed potatoes.

Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Cafe.

Rockin’ Corn Flake Crusted French Toast. Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Café on the Strip, 3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
If you like your breakfast with a side of music, try the acoustic breakfast at Hard Rock Café on the Strip. The breakfast is every morning from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The menu features things like the Rockin’ Corn Flake Crusted French Toast – Texas Toast dipped in cinnamon – vanilla cream, coated with crushed corn flakes and deep fried to a golden brown. It’s topped with mixed berry compote and served with choice of sausage links or smoked bacon.

Other choices include ricotta blueberry pancakes, chicken and waffles, omelets, slider Benedicts and the Whole Lotta Love Breakfast Burger – an Angus burger with lettuce, tomato, jack cheese, avocado, bacon and fried egg served with breakfast potatoes.

Besides the musical entertainment, you can entertain you and your friends with $15 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Bouchon at The Venetian
Feeling a bit sophisticated? If you’re looking for a refined, fancy French breakfast from chef Thomas Keller you’ll want to come to Bouchon. You’ll find treats like croissants, pain au chocolat, cheese Danish, blueberry muffin, beignets with house-made jam, French toast with brioche, vanilla custard, caramelized apples and bananas, and sourdough waffles with fresh strawberries and Tahitian vanilla bean butter.

There are also a variety of egg dishes, quiche and smoked salmon.

Ham and cheese croissant, photo courtesy of HEXX.

Ham and cheese croissant, photo courtesy of HEXX.

HEXX Kitchen & Bar at Paris Las Vegas
If you’re one of those people who’s using breakfast to recover from last night, HEXX might be a good spot. They even have a dish on their late-night breakfast menu called The Hot Mess, a serving of French fries topped with pork, BBQ gravy, cheese sauce and basted eggs.

Other breakfast favorites include the ham and cheese open-faced croissant, brioche French toast, chocolate pancakes, bacon and egg pizza, and veggie omelet.

Peppermill, 2985 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
This retro 24-hour restaurant has been in business in Vegas for 40 years, which tells you a little something about its food.

Breakfast is served around the clock. You can get traditional items like ham and eggs or steak and eggs. There’s also a breakfast favorites menu with chorizo and eggs, corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy and Joe’s San Francisco special — scrambled eggs with spinach, pork sausage, ground beef and onion served on crispy hash browns and smothered in cheese sauce. Want something a little lighter? Try the famous Western fruit plate served with banana nut bread and Peppermill’s creamy marshmallow sauce.

The Peppermill also serves huge omelets. We like the Maserati with sausage, cheese and mushrooms covered with Italian meat sauce and Parmesan.



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