Recently I moved from the south end of the Las Vegas Strip to the southwest area of town, so now I get to explore a lot of new places I didn’t know about.
One I stumbled upon is Stacks & Yolks (7150 S. Durango Dr.). I love breakfast and this is less than 10 minutes from me so I’ll be stopping quite often. It is open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This is different than most of the mom and pop places that generally just serve breakfast and lunch, closing at 3 p.m. So it’s nice to enjoy dinner here as well. But breakfast is served all day and so far it has been all about breakfast for me.
On my first trip I had the Ham & Eggs with a short stack of pancakes. They have so many different kinds of pancakes. This trip I went with the Red Velvet Pancakes, which were very good, but there are lots of other options.
Here are some combinations I haven’t seen before: Orange/Cranberry and Lemon/Blueberry. One of their most popular is Pumpkin or as our waiter described “a life changer.” They also have a Peanut Butter pancake.
My wife went with the pumpkin and enjoyed it very much. I was able to sneak a couple bites and it was just like eating a nice big slice of fresh warm pumpkin bread. This was indeed a very good choice. Lori also ordered a side of biscuits and gravy, which she said was very good as well.
On another visit I had the Chocolate pancake with Nutella and whip cream. This was basically like having a chocolate dessert for breakfast and there is nothing wrong with that.
They have specialty pancakes as well like the Elvis, which is a peanut butter-type with chocolate, topped with bananas and whipped cream. Trust me, with these pancakes at Stacks & Yolks, Elvis will not be leaving the building.
They are also known for their Breakfast Skillets. They have several different combinations, including the Hobo, 3 eggs with sausage and onion over home fries and cheese. Your entire breakfast is right there in the skillet. I didn’t have one this trip but saw plenty of them on the tables and they looked very good.
The only knock: seating is limited, but that’s also what gives it charm. You can see your food being cooked and because of the small size your wait staff is very attentive to your every need.
The food is excellent and the portions are big and reasonably priced. Add in a friendly wait staff and you have a place you’ll keep coming back to. I give Stacks & Yolks 3.75 Forks.
Marco D’Angelo is a Race Horse Owner & Breeder, Professional Sports Handicapper & Bettor. You can find Marco at WagerTalk.com and by following him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas @MarcoInVegas. You can contact him at [email protected].