Mother’s Day is one of busiest casino days in Vegas
May 07, 2013 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Mother’s Day is always one of the busiest days at casinos in Las Vegas, especially in all of the restaurants. If you plan to take Mom out, plan ahead, call for a reservation if the restaurant offers them.
Try off peak times, early morning, mid-afternoon or later evening to shorten the wait time. Otherwise, the lines will be long! But Mom’s worth it!
All buffets will be “putting on the Ritz” to impress. Here are a few suggestions for the special day. Mother’s Day buffet dining at The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town this Sunday will include regular options, plus the following holiday dishes all day.
These dishes include: Virginia glazed baked ham, roast leg of Colorado lamb, cracked pepper and rock salt roasted prime rib of beef, Coho salmon sides, southern fried chicken, grilled trout almandine and baked pork chops with sage.
Gold Coast and Sam’s Town Mother’s Day buffets are available for $12.99 ($15.99 non-member price); The Orleans and Suncoast are $14.99 ($17.99 non-member price). Get a club card – save some $$! Suncoast, Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town will have 15X points on all penny slots on Mother’s Day!
Golden Gate: In honor of National Shrimp Day, the downtown casino is rolling back the price of its famous shrimp cocktail to just 50 cents – the price it was in 1959 when the property introduced the “Original Shrimp Cocktail” to Las Vegas.
From 2-5 p.m. this Friday, guests can stop by Du-par’s Restaurant to enjoy the seafood snack at the special celebratory price. The resort’s founding partner, Italo Ghelfi, was inspired to bring the San Francisco staple to Sin City in the late 50s, starting a tradition spanning several decades and 40 million shrimp cocktails – that’s more than a billion individual shrimp!
The shrimp cocktail boasts a heap of ocean shrimp served in a classic “tulip” sundae glass, topped with a secret spicy cocktail sauce and garnished with a fresh lemon wedge.
Silverton: The special Mother’s Day buffet at Seasons will feature hand carved meats, rich and delicious sides and salads, and sugary desserts. Cost: $23.95 with a Rewards Club Card; $25.95 without a the card. Serving hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rampart: The Buffet will offer a special Mother’s Day menu from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $18.99 per person ($16.99 with a Resort Rewards card). Brunch specialties will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including Belgian waffles, omelets made to order, eggs benedict, corned beef hash and cheese blintzes. All other buffet stations will be available to diners all day.
LVH: Moms can stop by any of the restaurants and receive a complimentary entry into a special drawing for a chance to win a one night stay in a suite, dinner for two at TJ’s Steakhouse or a special room amenity. The drawing will take place at midnight outside of Tempo Lounge.
Ellis Island: An enjoyable Asian Surf & Turf Sauté dinner begins at 11 a.m. Dinner includes an appetizer, soup or salad, a refreshing Mimosa and a strawberry shortcake dessert all for only $12.99 per person.
El Cortez: Members of Club Cortez can treat Mom to a delicious and free steakhouse meal on May 12 at The Flame with the purchase of an adult entrée. Reservations are highly recommended!
South Point: Along with great dinner options for Mother’s Day (and new lower buffet prices) all day bargains include running 5X slot points and 2X video poker.
Until next week…good gaming and good luck! Happy Mother’s Day!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.