Surf and turf for price of Happy Meal

Feb 15, 2005 9:19 AM

Jerry’s Nugget Casino has done it again! Another great meal value is offered in the Canal Street Café. Surf and turf lovers will enjoy a great deal on steak and lobster for $6.89. This special is served Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Also inside Jerry’s Nugget, Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint is now open for lunch and dinner. Specials include fresh chopped salads starting at $4, sandwiches like meatball parmesan and sausage and peppers for $4, a variety of wraps and panninis for $5, and executive lunch plates ranging from $8 to $13.

For more steak and lobster, head to the Cannery in North Las Vegas. Victory’s Café is serving an 8 oz. flame-broiled New York steak with a 5 oz. lobster tail that also includes a dinner salad, vegetables, choice of potato and fresh baked dinner rolls, available 24 hours, all for just $14.99. Bloody Mary’s in the Café are only 99 cents during February and all casino bars are serving Pabst Blue Ribbon beer for just a buck.

If you can live without the lobster, five local casinos are offering the $5.99 "Great Steak Special" during February. Check out the restaurants at Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company, Magic Star Casino, Wild Wild West, Gold Rush and Wildfire Casino for a N.Y. marinated steak deal that includes baked potato and vegetables. Sorry, salads are extra on this one.

You can get a salad with your steak, along with baked potato and veggies, for $7.99 at Victory’s Café at the Cannery. The New York steak special is served 24/7.

We mourn the loss of the once famous $1 Strawberry Tall Cake, formerly available from the Deli at Silverton Casino. It was legendary, big enough for two and a frequent mention in this column. They still offer it, but the price is up to $2.75, which is still okay when served with two spoons.

Can you handle a foot-long submarine sandwich? If so, head to Arizona Charlie’s where you get a free foot-long sub with the purchase of any other sub. You need a coupon but you can pick them up in the casino.

Over the years buffet prices have steadily increased. What was once a $9 dinner buffet has skyrocketed to $15 and more in many spots. Except at Palace Station, where they’ve actually decreased prices at The Feast, which pioneered the all-you-can-eat concept in the 1980s. Today, breakfast is only $4.99; lunch, $5.99 and dinner, $6.99 on Monday-Thursday and $7.99 on Friday-Sunday.

For a change of buffet pace, check out the $12.95 Hawaiian Luau Buffet at Rampart Casino on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. You won’t get lei’d, there are no tiki torches and you have to supply the grass skirt, but expect a nice selection of Polynesian and Asian cuisine.