Sarah's Kitchen brings back the Vegas restaurant deals
May 02, 2017 3:00 AM
by Marco D'Angelo
A lot of things have changed in Las Vegas over the years. I remember my first trip to Las Vegas back in 1984. Sin City was known for its gambling and great food deals.
I still remember the big sign on Las Vegas Blvd. where the Sahara Casino proudly displayed on their marquee Steak n Lobster $7.77 as their main attraction.
Food was used as a draw to bring people into the casinos. Elaborate buffets at cheap prices drew the customers in and they would spend money in the casino before or after they ate, sometimes both. That was the business model for old school Las Vegas for many years but times have changed for the most part.
Gone is the steak and lobster for $7.77 and the cheap all you can eat buffets. Yes, we still have elaborate buffets but they now cost $30-$60 on the Strip. The $.99 shrimp cocktails downtown on Fremont Street were the good old days.
Vegas is still the entertainment capital along with fancy restaurants and hip night clubs now bringing in big revenue for the casinos. This week I found myself in a casino that was like I stepped into a time machine and went back to the good old days.
This place was Sarah’s Kitchen inside the Klondike Sunset Casino located at 444 W. Sunset Road in Henderson. One of my very frugal friends invited me to breakfast – his treat. I figured he must have cashed a big sports bet or hit another royal flush on video poker.
Not to my surprise, Mr. Frugal found a place that serves two eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns and toast all for $1.49. The only catch is that you get there between 7 and 11 a.m. Seriously though, how can you beat that breakfast for $1.49?
If you want to step up your game you can get the same breakfast and instead of bacon or sausage take a ham steak for just $4.99. They offer a steak and eggs for $5.99 or you can go prime rib and eggs for $6.99 during those hours.
If you like to sleep in and don’t make the early bird specials don’t worry, they have lunch and dinner specials as well. For lunch, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can get spaghetti with homemade meatballs and garlic bread sticks for just $3.49.
A burger and fries is just $4.99. They have daily dinner specials from 4 to 11 p.m. with the most popular being the prime rib dinner that comes with a potato and vegetable for $8.99. You can add shrimp to your prime rib dinner for just three dollars more.
They also have a Happy Hour special where you can get a pitcher of beer and chicken wings for just $5.
The food is good at Sarah’s and it’s refreshing to see a throwback to old-school Vegas. Located out in Henderson by itself it’s not a place that’s going to attract tourists but one where locals can get a good meal at a cheap price and hang out afterword to play some slots or video poker.
All of the waiters and waitresses are very friendly and attentive. If you want good comfort food at very comfortable prices check out Sarah’s Kitchen. I give it a rating of 3.75 forks.