Everyone knows the old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” So when you go out to a restaurant for breakfast, you want it to be really delicious and worth the efforts of getting up early. Fortunately, there are several good breakfast restaurants to visit in Las Vegas.
First, since it is Las Vegas, why not visit one of the many buffets at any of our local hotels? My family’s favorite hotel buffet is the Feast Buffet at Santa Fe Station. All of the Station Casinos in town have a Feast Buffet, but we really like the one at the Santa Fe because it is close by, it is clean, the staff is friendly, and the food is good. There are donuts and bagels, fresh fruit, made to order omelets and eggs, bacon, sausage, eggs benedict, hash browns and all the traditional breakfast dishes along with non-breakfast menu items like pizza, Asian cuisine and desserts. One of our family’s favorites is the cream of wheat, which is the best I’ve ever tasted. But you have to go fairly early to get it; after 10 or 11 A.M. it is removed from the buffet.
For those who don’t want to visit a hotel for breakfast, visit the Original Pancake House. There are four locations in Las Vegas, and they are so popular that if you want to get in without a wait, it is best to arrive by 8 A.M. The pancakes are very good, the bacon is thick, and the orange juice is tastes freshly squeezed.
The Egg Works, (formerly called The Egg and I), is a wonderful breakfast restaurant. Again, because the food is so tasty, try to arrive early to avoid a wait. The home fried potatoes are excellent. My son likes the biscuits and gravy, and the eggs are cooked to perfection. Like the Original Pancake House, the orange juice tastes freshly squeezed. The coffee is good too, and it is all you can drink. The restaurant is located at 4533 W Sahara, at Arville.
Finally, the Cracked Egg is another good breakfast restaurant. Again, it is crowded if you arrive late. There are three locations around town, at 7660 W. Cheyenne, one on 5570 Painted Mirage, and at 6435 S Rainbow. There is also a Henderson location at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 480. I have only been to the one on W. Cheyenne, and it was a good meal. The coffee cake, French toast, the eggs and the home fries are all worth sampling.
These are by no means all the breakfast restaurants in Las Vegas; they are just some of the ones I’ve personally tried. Wherever you eat for breakfast in Las Vegas, do check the time the restaurant opens and closes before you go. Most breakfast restaurants are only open for breakfast and brunch and are not open all day. Also, be prepared to see lots of children in the restaurant, especially if you are going on Sunday morning and will be at the restaurant with the church crowd. Lastly, prepare to have a full stomach! All of the above restaurants serve generous portions. Bon appétit!