You’re in Vegas. Chances are pretty good that you’re partying and staying up way later than you normally would at home. You blink and all of a sudden it’s 3 a.m. And you’re hungry. At home you’d just have to go home and heat up some pizza rolls or Hot Pockets in the microwave. Here in Vegas, we have plenty of restaurants that are either open 24 hours or at least late enough for you to grab a bite to eat when you’re done clubbing for the night.
Here’s a list of 10 places we like to go when we’re hit with a late-night food craving:
Secret Pizza at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: This place isn’t so secret anymore. Word got around pretty quickly that it’s a great spot to stop in for a slice of hot New York-style pizza after a night of cocktails at The Chandelier bar or dancing at Marquee Nightclub. It’s open late — until 4 or 5 a.m. and you can get tasty slices of fresh pepperoni, cheese, veggie and more. You can also take a whole pie to go. If you’re not in on the secret yet, there’s no signage, but just look for the hallway lined with old album covers on the third floor of the hotel.
Pantry at The Mirage: Breakfast lovers can get their fix around the clock at Pantry. They serve up healthy options like oatmeal or fruit salad but we suggest the short rib hash or chicken fried steak and eggs. There are also mouth-watering pancakes like the Valrhona Grand Cru Milk Chocolate Pancakes, a decadent take on a breakfast staple prepared with Valrhona Grand Cru milk chocolate, a smooth, mellow chocolate with a bittersweet hint and served with pure maple syrup and whipped butter. And you don’t have to be a kid to get a kick out of the Green Eggs and Ham, made with La Quercia prosciutto, pesto and arugula and served on an English muffin.
Peppermill, 2985 S. Las Vegas Blvd.: Late-night/early-morning diners have been getting their fill at the Peppermill since the 1970s. This old-school restaurant is open 24 hours and is known for its big menu and even bigger portions. Breakfast favorites include the Western fruit plate, served with fresh banana nut bread and creamy marshmallow sauce; chorizo and eggs; biscuits and gravy and corned beef hash with basted eggs.
Du-par’s at the Golden Gate: Du-par’s is famous for two things — its pies and its pancakes. Both of those sound pretty good for middle-of-the-night dining to us. Try one of their mouthwatering buttermilk hotcakes, which are available 24 hours a day. Other breakfast favorites include French toast topped with blueberry or boysenberry compote, eggs, corned beef hash, country fried steak, chicken apple sausage and a variety of omelets.
Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ: Did you work up a really big appetite on the dance floor? If you’re hungry — like “Man vs. Food” hungry — head to Hash House A Go Go. The restaurant, which is open 24 hours, has been featured on the TV show and is known for its monstrous portions of things like sage fried chicken and waffles, meat loaf, chicken pot pie and flapjacks.
Mr. Lucky’s Café at Hard Rock Hotel: Mr. Lucky’s has been around for years and is a great spot to grab a bite to eat after a late concert at The Joint or a night of partying at Body English. It’s open 24 hours and serves café classics like burgers, sandwiches and breakfast staples. You’ll also find some great milkshakes and bloody Marys to go along with your food. One of the best insider secrets in town is the $7.77 special at Mr. Lucky’s. You’ll get steak, three grilled shrimp, a choice of potato or broccoli and a salad. It’s an off-menu item — you have to ask for it specifically.
Citizens Kitchen and Bar at Mandalay Bay: This is where you go when you need some comfort food late at night. This 24-hour restaurant has a late-night menu with things like Kobe chili cheese fries, tater tots, burgers, sandwiches and more. If breakfast is what you’re looking for you’ll find Belgian waffles, banana pancakes and cereal. Not a bad way to end a night of partying at the nearby Light Nightclub.
Grand Lux Café at Venetian: If you’re familiar with the massive menu at Cheesecake Factory you’ll find something similar at its sister restaurant, Grand Lux Café, which is open 24 hours. That means you can have just about any food you could possibly be craving. The late-night menu, served from midnight to 6 a.m., includes eggs, omelets, chicken and waffles, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, steaks…and the list goes on.
Shake Shack at New York – New York: New Yorkers have been raving about Shake Shack for years and now Vegas knows why. The restaurant recently opened at New York – New York and lucky for us it’s open until 2 a.m. on the weekends. Its Strip-front location makes it easy to stop in and grab a delicious burger, fries and a creamy frozen custard shake as you’re stumbling back to your hotel late at night.
White Castle at Best Western Plus Casino Royale: Let’s face it. White Castle is really the ultimate food to eat when you’ve consumed one too many cocktails. Lots of Midwesterners and East Coasters have fond memories of White Castle and now Las Vegas boasts the first store this side of the Mississippi. White Castle is open 24 hours at the Best Western Plus Casino Royale so you can grab a bag full of sliders at any time of the night.