A dive on Polaris Street a delight
December 12, 2017 3:03 AM
by Marco D'Angelo
I’ve written many times over the years about all of the great breakfast and lunch places we have in Las Vegas. I’m always excited when I stumble upon a place I haven’t tried before.
We often like to use phrases like “a hole in the wall” or “dive” when describing places off the beaten path. This week I found one of those places and to be honest, if just driving by you probably wouldn’t give it a second look. Well here’s another cliché or phrase I’m using this week; “Never judge a book by its cover.”
If you do you are going to miss out on a hidden gem just off the Las Vegas Strip. I went to Polaris Street Café located at 3635 Polaris Ave. You will find it just past the Rio on Polaris, between Twain Ave. and Spring Mountain Road.
Once you step inside it’s a cozy looking diner complete with red checkerboard table coverings and old nostalgia posters and pictures on the walls. Just what you would expect from a dive or hole in the wall and I mean that as a compliment. They have a huge menu to pick from.
I was here for breakfast. The Café is best known for its skillets, scrambles and omelets. There is an entire page of breakfast skillets and scrambles to choose from. The skillets are huge but you can order a half portion.
Full size skillet dishes range from $10.99 to $12.99. If you get the full-size you won’t be hungry till dinner.
I ordered two eggs cooked perfectly, just the way I wanted them, with hash browns, toast and a big slice of bone-in ham steak for $11.25.
I’ll be back to try a skillet soon. I also want to stop back and have lunch as they’ve got a pretty extensive sandwich menu, and you can order your burgers, instead of on a bun, on grilled Texas toast for a nice change of pace.
So again, the lesson learned here is never judge a book by its cover. Trust me, as you pull into the lot you may say where the heck is Marco sending me. But once you go inside and order breakfast you’ll be thanking me. Good home cooked comfort food with big portions at a reasonable price, you can’t ask for much more.
The staff at Polaris Street Café was very friendly and attentive and the prices are very reasonable for being so close to the Strip. I give Polaris Street Café a rating of 3.75 forks.