Living four miles east of The Las Vegas Strip is a great life. Close enough to the action but far enough away. Lots of places to find great meals at cheap prices with excellent value. No need to stay on the Strip and overpay for a mediocre meal.
Boulder Highway is a major six lane thoroughfare that traverses the East Side of Las Vegas and is the main corridor connecting Henderson to Downtown, the popular Fremont Street District. Locals call it The Boulder Strip because of the casinos, renown for their food specials and other amenities like multiplex movie theaters and bowling alleys. All offer expansive parking areas, 24 hour operation, ease of access to city buses and security.
Eastside Cannery–Boulder Hwy. And Harmon Ave.
Opened in 2008, The Cannery is a modern, open air design. My favorite destination on the weekends because of their $9.99 price for card holders and the “two for one” coupon in Friday’s local newspaper. The Cannery Row Buffet is a true Las Vegas smorgasbord with Carving stations. My favorite is the cook to order omelet station, the cinnamon toast, and corned beef hash. Don’t miss the Biscuits and Gravy.
Sam’s Town Gambling Hall–Boulder Hwy. And Flamingo Rd.
Besides the food court, and the sports book deli, Sam’s Town has a buffet, the Firelight Buffet. My favorite destination because of the $5.99 card holders special. Breakfast hours are 7-10am but I normally arrive towards the end, thus able to enjoy the overlap of foods offered for both the breakfast and lunch service I really love the “make your own” taco station, I can easily eat a half dozen of those bad boys.
Arizona Charlies Casino–Corner of Boulder Hwy. And East Twain Ave.
The Wild West Buffet is my yearly destination for Easter Brunch. Honey Glazed Spiral Ham, Eggs Benedict, and Roasted Leg of Lamb with Champagne for $8.99. The most amazing deal in Las Vegas.
Boulder Station Casino–Boulder Hwy. And East Desert Inn Rd.
The Feast Buffet is $9.99 with cooking stations offering Chinese, Italian, American, BBQ, Mexican entrees made to order. Besides the Salad and Dessert Bars that are a standard, my favorite are the Fajita and the BBQ stations. Slow cooked pulled pork and baby back ribs are to die for.
So next time in Las Vegas. Stop the insanity and the Strip Casino’s $30 breakfast menus. Come a few miles east and experience Las Vegas as a local and save lots of money.