We have a ton of restaurants in this town, and an entire sub-culture of graveyard shift workers who eat dinner when most people are sound asleep. The options for late night dining in Las Vegas are endless and, unless you want to pay 12.95 for a fruit platter, your best bet is to wander off the strip. The coffee shops in the big hotels aren’t what they used to be. Since I started doing this blog, the hours I keep are out of whack. I often get hungry late at night, and I don’t want to wake up my family by banging around in the kitchen at 3 am. I thought it would be a good idea to share my outings, and compile a good list of graveyard cheap eats on BluntDinerz. Ellis Island on 4178 Koval Lane, is where I went this morning.
Ellis Island is known as being the best place in Las Vegas to find talented karaoke singers, as well as being the #1 spot for re-fueling after a night of clubbing. A popular pizza joint in town, ‘Metro Pizza’ has a little counter in there, they have a rib restaurant, and a brewery. The fish and chips at Ellis Island are a local favorite, although they’re only OK. It’s the price that keeps people coming back. $7.99 for a huge plate of house beer-battered fish, and fries.
By no means is the place luxurious. It’s kind of a dive, in fact. Four walls and mirrors. Totally tacky. Vegas, baby. It’s located about one block South of The Flamingo, and is kinda behind Paris, and Bally’s. When I walked in, a golden voiced gal was tearing up a version of “When Doves Cry”, in the karaoke bar. She was belting it out to an audience of about 7 people, and her voice carried through the entire casino.
”How could you just leave me standing…..” La la la, catchy song.
I was seated, and then asked to move to another table. The new table was right next to these two dudes who were practicing parlor tricks on each other, it was hilarious. One dude was trying to guess which movie the other dude was thinking of, and he would say things like, “I see movement,” “I see two people,” “There is an action scene.” Poor guy never guessed the movie was “Inception”. I love this town. I do, man. Where else is that conversation going to be overheard?
“Animals strike curious poses….” Bip de do.
3.99 for 2 scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and choice of bacon or sausage was highlighted in pale green on the gravy spotted menu. An enticement I could not say no to, I ordered mine with bacon. Cup of Joe, too.
The food arrived faster than it took him to pour the coffee. I’m not kidding, the waiter took my order walked into the kitchen, and walked right back out with my food that looked like he just picked it off a 2.99 breakfast buffet. “Thank you.” “Enjoy, sir”
“Maybe I’m just like my mother……” Hum hum hum.
Except for one of the biscuits being a little bit dry, my breakfast was muy supremo. The gravy had a little spiciness, and the bacon was crispy, and hot. My scrambee eggs were hot and tasted fresh, although I did have to add salt and pepper to them. For 3.99, with free entertainment, this can’t be beat. My breakfast was hot, and filling. My check came to $6.12 with the coffee and tax, plus a $2 tip.
I was completely satisfied.
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Vegas Cheap Eats. Ellis Island
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