Rebel Republic at Sahara Avenue and Valley View Boulevard has a good half-off deal on breakfast that’s recently been extended from 6-9 a.m. weekdays to seven days a week. But along with the added availability came a reduction in choices, and steak & eggs is no longer on the discount menu. That’s cool; there are plenty of bargain alternatives to fill the void.
The best deal on price is the South Point’s late-night special for $4.95. This is a seven-ounce New York strip with two eggs, hash browns and toast that is available daily. It gets raves, but the hours are tough, running from midnight to 6 a.m.
Another one with funny hours is the Stake Out across from UNLV, where steak (not Stake) & eggs is $6.99. But while the menu says it’s available from midnight to 11 a.m., the kitchen often closes from 3-10 a.m., leaving only about an hour window during normal breakfast hours.
On the other side of town, Lakes Lounge at 2920 Lake East Dr. doesn’t have the availability issue, with its $6.95 special running 24/7. It’s built around an 8-ounce New York strip that seems even bigger. The only problem is finding this off-the-beaten-path bar.
The best deal in the bars, though, is at PT’s, where all breakfasts are half-price from 6-10 a.m. daily, including steak & eggs for $6.50 after the discount. The portions are particularly large here, served with three eggs and an oversize helping of potatoes. There are more than two dozen PT’s around town, so this is a convenient breakfast no matter where you live.
Back to the casinos, you’d expect Ellis Island to have a cow in this race and indeed it does, with a $6.99 special available 11 p.m.-11 a.m. daily (till 2 p.m. weekends). This one also features a bigger-than-most New York strip, and the same meal is only $4.99 for cabbies.
As good as all of these deals are, top honors go to Arizona Charlie’s. The steak & eggs special comes with a choice of hash browns or home fries and toast or biscuit and gravy for just $4.99 when you show a players club card. The waitresses in the Sourdough Café have served this meal so many times they have it down cold, and odds are you won’t wait long and your order will be spot on. The deal is served 24/7 at the Decatur Boulevard location and most hours on Boulder Highway, along with almost-as-good ham & eggs and a hamburger & fries special for the same price.
And I can’t do a steak & eggs roundup without mentioning the creative Echo & Rig (440 S. Rampart Blvd.) version, served during its daily (except Sunday) happy hours from 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. till close. The steak is about two to four ounces of whatever cut they decide to use that day, perfectly cooked to order and served with a single fried egg for $1.99. Order three!
Anthony Curtis is the publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and LasVegasAdvisor.com.