These classic eateries are a piece of Vegas history!
Las Vegas is a vibrant city filled with epic history, neon lights, and everything in between! A big part of Vegas’s colorful story is seen in its iconic classic restaurants. These restaurants include steakhouses, Italian cuisine, and quintessential Vegas spots.
1. The Golden Steer Steakhouse
Las Vegas’s oldest steakhouse has been open since 1958 and has hosted legends such as Elvis, Sinatra, the Rat Pack, and Muhammad Ali, as well as modern regulars like Mario Andretti. You’ll find some booths named after celebrity guests who frequented them. This classic steakhouse has a dark-and-moody vibe and many vintage treasures throughout.
Location: 308 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
2. Italian American Club
The Italian American Club is the perfect spot for those looking for an evening straight out of the 60s! This Vegas eatery and the social club were formed in 1960 as a social club for local Italians. The restaurant has three dining rooms, and a bar is open Friday through Sunday from 5:00 pm until 10 pm. Many celebrities like Joe DiMaggio and Joe Pesci have visited the spot. You can also enjoy live entertainment making your evening one to remember.
Location: 2333 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104
3. The Hush Puppy
Hush Puppy has been famous for its outstanding southern-style food since 1975. They are a favorite among locals and visitors. Former president Jimmy Carter and First Lady are among those who love their food. They serve Shrimp Dinner on Tuesdays, BBQ Ribs on Wednesdays, Seafood Platter on Thursdays, and Catfish/Shrimp every day!
Location: 7185 W. Charleston. Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89117
4. Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, Downtown
This Vegas institution was once known as “Top of The Mint” back when The Mint tower was built in 1965. Top of Binion’s is located on the 24th floor and has a spectacular view. The steakhouse has a genuine old-school Vegas décor and is an ideal spot for a romantic date night. You’ll find delicious classics like Slow-Roasted Prime Rib or decadent Lobster, along with amazing desserts like Baked Alaska and Creme Brulée!
Location: 128 e E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
5. Chicago Joe’s, Downtown
This family-run spot is a truly cozy spot serving up delicous Italian food. The single-story brick structure was built in the 30s and officially became a restaurant in 1975. The classic Italian restaurant decor, like its red-and-white tablecloths, makes it feel like time has stood still at Chicago Joe’s. We recommend their Lasagna, Linguini, and Clam Sauce!
Location: 820 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
6. The Peppermill, The Strip
The Peppermill is all about funky 70s vibes. They have been serving up diner fare since 1972. The iconic decor includes kitschy fake trees and neon lights! It’s a Vegas right of passage to get your favorite breakfast in the middle of the night!
Location: 2985 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
7. Hugo’s Cellar, Four Queens
This dimly lit classic joint is found in the basement level of the Four Queens casino on Fremont Street. The aptly named Hugo’s Cellar serves up moody and romantic vibes. The restaurant even hands every woman a long-stem red rose as they walk in, as well as chocolate-dipped strawberries! The restaurant originally opened in 1976, and its food and wine menu are extensive.
Location: 202 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
8. Battista’s Hole In The Wall, The Strip
The instantly recognizable neon marquee is always a guarantee of a great meal at this classic Vegas spot. Batista’s Hole in the Wall is an Italian restaurant that stands out from its flashy neighbors. It instead offers up vintage vibes and comforting Italian cuisine. The kitsch decor includes retro vinyl records, framed pictures of stars on the screen and the stage, and a gigantic collection of miniature bottles!
Location: 4041 Linq Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89109
9. The Steakhouse, Circus Circus
THE Steakhouse is a traditional steakhouse located inside Circus Circus. Modeled after an English hunting lodge, The Steakhouse is a dark and timeless spot. Many staff members have been with the restaurant for decades and offer some of the best service in Vegas.
Location: 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
10. Triple George Grill, Downtown
The Triple George Grill is just a stone’s throw away from the old Las Vegas Courthouse, now the Mob Museum. We would love to have been a fly on the wall of this notorious power-lunch spot. The old-school Vegas atmosphere is felt all around. We highly recommend their steaks and seafood and the Chicken Pot Pie.
Location: 201 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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