Feast on steak specials at bargain prices

Jul 9, 2002 3:19 AM

For several years, Binion’s Horseshoe was famous for a late-night $2.99 steak special. At one time the price was even lower at a ridiculous $1.99! People lined up for an hour or two before the special time began to get in on the deal. They still offer a late-nighter, with an increased price tag of $4.99 (still worthwhile if you’re downtown late-night), but the best new steak deals we’ve encountered lately can now be found at Ellis Island, located on Koval Lane and Flamingo Road.

On Thursday evenings from 4-10 p.m., Ellis Island pulls out all the stops and serves a giant one pound Porterhouse steak with all the trimmings for an unbelievable $3.95! The huge steak comes with choices of soup or salad, potato or rice, plus the hot vegetable of the day, with dinner rolls and butter. They also serve a $4.95, 10-ounce top sirloin dinner (often touted around town as a "best value" deal by surveys and local polls) that includes the steak prepared to your liking, and all of the side dishes and choices that are included with the Porterhouse deal. Best of all, you don’t ever need to wait for any special day or time for this one. Stop by anytime you’re hungry. It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

The New Frontier’s Orchard Café has a new Steak and Shrimp special that is offered from Sunday through Thursday from 4-10 p.m. They also feature "Ladies Night" every Thursday in Gilley’s. All ladies get their favorite drinks for a buck a piece. Like the sign says, "If we can make it, you can drink it for $1." Gals get to ride and buck the mechanical bull for free on Thursdays, too. No bull!

Next door at the Stardust, Bono’s has opened a deli-snack shop located at the south end of the casino in the shopping area. The favorite is Chicago-style hot dogs. A mess of fries and a Vienna Hot Dog will run you $2.75.

Did you know the El Cortez downtown serves a buffet called "Fast Break" every Saturday and Sunday morning? Newly remodeled Roberta’s, usually only open in the evening for dinners, is the setting for breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. Cost is $4.95 per person.

In other restaurant news, the Rampart Casino (located inside the Marriott in Summerlin) has announced the opening of their new buffet this week. And the Golden Nugget downtown has opened a new contemporary restaurant called Zax, in the location formerly occupied by California Pizza Kitchen. We’ll provide any details on specials they may offer as we get them.

Until next week”¦ Eat well, play well, stay well.