MaxPen
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January 27th, 2016 at 5:39:57 PM permalink
To address a few issues.

When you eat there you get a little card that counts as an ace for your fisrt card in Blackjack. Only good up to $5. There BJ is $2-$100.

The food is actually good and an exceptional value. The only things I eat there are the Cajun Prime Rib @ 11.99, comes with vegetables, choice of potato, dinner roll, and a salad. Regular prime rib with same is only 9.99. They have the best breakfast items 24 hours a day. Country scrambled eggs(country means real in Vegas- you have to ask at most places for country or your getting fake eggs), 4 slices bacon, camp spuds(potatoes sliced with onion and pepper prepared in a skillet), and choice of toast or english muffin 6.99.

They also have some open faced turkey or roast beef sandwiches for 4.99 with card that are fairly good. The place is always packed. Atmosphere is slightly dumpy with a heavy scent of smoke. Not for the faint of heart. The people are friendly and the food preparation is clean. They offer a terrific value in my opinion.

There are much better paycheck cashing options. One of the best in Vegas is Club Fortune 5% in Freeplay up to $100. $2000 paycheck equal $100 freeplay. Across the street at Eastside Cannery it used to be $75 for a paycheck 1500-3000 as well as for personal checks. Someone and his acquaintenances buried them with that promotion and its frequency of allowable use has substantially diminished. As of last week the $75 for 1500-3000 has been reduced to $50. personal checks are only allowed at one per two week period. There are some others that are better, which shall remain nameless for now. Most all casinos have paycheck cashing options.

Frequenting the Bighorn is not recommended unless armed. Longhorn is safe. Both have retired cops as security with 3 options to shoot troublemakers with.
mcallister3200
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January 27th, 2016 at 6:15:36 PM permalink
Food in longhorn is ok, the smell is not. Similar to the smell at silver sevens for reference
rxwine
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January 27th, 2016 at 6:49:51 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

The Longhorn is a casino on Boulder Highway a few block from Sams Town

I have only eaten breakfast there and I highly recommend it if you are not a snob on atmosphere. The food is good, big, and reasonably priced. I would relate it to eating at a truck stop.



I got food poisoning twice there. No kidding. Was years ago though.

(and you ask why did I go back twice -- I didn't make the connection the first time. The second time there was no ruling it out).
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
MaxPen
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January 27th, 2016 at 7:29:49 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I got food poisoning twice there. No kidding. Was years ago though.

(and you ask why did I go back twice -- I didn't make the connection the first time. The second time there was no ruling it out).



I highly doubt that. You sure it was the Longhorn? I eat there at least twice a month without incident and I am actually particular when it comes to prep and handling of the food. I always catch a glimpse of the establishments prep areas. The place is a dump no doubt. However, some of the best diners are as well.

My wife would get sick in a minute if there was anything questionable regarding the food and the place would be dead to us, like many are in and around Vegas. She has never gotten anything from the Longhorn. Believe me she's like a canary in a mine with stuff like that.
rxwine
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January 27th, 2016 at 7:49:09 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I highly doubt that. You sure it was the Longhorn? I eat there at least twice a month without incident and I am actually particular when it comes to prep and handling of the food. I always catch a glimpse of the establishments prep areas. The place is a dump no doubt. However, some of the best diners are as well.

My wife would get sick in a minute if there was anything questionable regarding the food and the place would be dead to us, like many are in and around Vegas. She has never gotten anything from the Longhorn. Believe me she's like a canary in a mine with stuff like that.



Why would you doubt it? I ate there quite a few times after midnight over 10 years without getting sick. One of those cheap breakfast stops I would make on the way home sometimes usually from other casinos.

Pretty sure it was spoiled gravy they put on toast for the egg breakfast which I decided to have each time. It was only a week apart.

I just mentioned it, and it was years ago. I did stop going there for breakfast after that though. You might say I lost my appetite for the gravy, eggs toast.
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MaxPen
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January 27th, 2016 at 8:11:29 PM permalink
Probably wrong choice of words. Sorry. In my opinion chances of something like that hapening, at least now, are very slim and much more likely less than average. That was the point I was trying to make. Please accept my apologies.
rxwine
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January 27th, 2016 at 8:25:31 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Probably wrong choice of words. Sorry. In my opinion chances of something like that hapening, at least now, are very slim and much more likely less than average. That was the point I was trying to make. Please accept my apologies.



No problem, I like a lot of the older casinos, the ones that still exist. I used to hit the Nevada Palace in that area as an alternative.
Was sorry to see it go actually.

It had 99cent breakfast, that went to 1.99 breakfast later on, before they tore it down finally,
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January 27th, 2016 at 9:10:10 PM permalink
This thread got me looking around on their website, and I see they have a William Hill outlet in there. I didn't realize that, and now it probably becomes one of the most handy places for me to stop if I want to do a quick transaction with my Wm.H. account that can't be done with the app. It would also be a pretty easy spot to drive up to for someone without an account and the mobile app who is around there and wants to quickly get down a cash sports wager, by buying a paper ticket using the self-serve kiosk that's always in Wm.H. locations, with odds lines that usually compare favorably to the Boyd (Sam's Town), and Station (Boulder, Sunset, Fiesta) books on that side of town that also take more doing to get into.

I always have a first choice in the back of my mind among a list of preferred low-rent places for my cheapo dive joint needs, but my choice for that seems to move from year to year. Currently I think of Jerry's Nugget first if I'm anywhere kind of near it at all, but if someone asked me to explain why, I'm not sure I have an answer, and I'd hesitate to tout it to someone for fear they'd believe me only to run away from it screaming about what a horrible place I sent them to.

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