Start Your Day at One of Las Vegas' 10 Best Breakfast Restaurants

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

French bistros, a patisserie, cafes, and classic restaurants all offer hungry diners a wide selection of places for breakfast in Las Vegas. If you're Las Vegas is a great place to visit if you love to eat, and if your favorite meal of the day is the first one, you'll find plenty of breakfast restaurants in Vegas.

Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas is often noted as an excellent people-watching spot on the Las Vegas Strip, but the food is also quite worthy of attention. A hearty and tasty selection of breakfast foods will help you keep your eyes on your plate, no matter what's going by on the Strip.

Another spot serving French bistro food for breakfast, Bouchon at the Venetian, offers diners a selection of fine foods that run the gamut from simple pastries to hearty morning dishes. For those who feel pastries are the best way to start the day, the Jean Philippe Patisserie at Aria delivers an extensive selection of sweet and savory ways to start your day.

One of the best things about many Las Vegas breakfast is the large portions. Be sure you’re hungry before stopping in for pancakes, eggs, or sausage–although those are far from the only types of breakfast foods you’ll find. Locally sourced foods and creative twists on standards are a few of the variations you’ll find throughout Las Vegas.

Check out our list of Las Vegas’ 10 best breakfast restaurants for more ideas on where to get your next pancakes in Sin City.

10. Original Pancake House
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If fluffy, syrupy pancakes are your idea of breakfast heaven, the Original Pancake House has a menu you'll enjoy. The Original Pancake House has a long history going back to 1953 in Portland, Oregon, and the modest franchise has developed a dedicated following. No style or flavor of pancake has been neglected, and a few you probably haven't thought of are included here. Want bacon in your pancake? You've got it. Coconut Pancakes? No worries. The restaurant's signatures remain the Apple Pancakes and German Pancakes, or Dutch babies. While pancakes are the signature dish here, you'll also find several other breakfast items on the menu. Look for standards like crepes, corned beef hash, waffles, and omelets.

9. Egg Works
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The Egg Works is a long-time favorite of Las Vegas locals. With "egg" in the restaurant's name, expect to find plenty of egg-centric dishes. Specials include a breakfast burrito, corn beef hash, country fried steak, pork chops and eggs, and steak and eggs. If you can think of a dish that centers around eggs, chances are Egg Works has it on the menu. Diners can also enjoy pancakes and waffles, biscuits and gravy, fruit plates, and French toast. You will have to travel a ways off the Strip to enjoy Egg Works, but if you're in the mood for an egg-ceptional breakfast, it might be worth the trip.

8. The Cracked Egg
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When you're off the Strip, any location of The Cracked Egg is a great place to stop for an old-fashioned breakfast served in a casual, family-friendly setting. Four locations in Las Vegas serve the population throughout the Valley. Judging from the restaurant's frequent listing on "best of" polls in the Las Vegas press, the locals find plenty to keep them coming back. As you might expect from the name, this is a restaurant dedicated to egg-based dishes. You'll find a full selection of basic combinations of eggs and meats, but the "Eggs With Attitude" section is full of scrambles that mix up eggs with all kinds of tasty foods into one big plate of food. You'll find a few varieties of Eggs Benedict here, as well as Huevos Rancheros, skillets (single-dish breakfast combinations), and burritos.

7. Jean Philippe Patisserie at Aria
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Whether you're craving something sweet or savory (or perhaps both) for breakfast, Jean Philipe Patisserie has something for you. This is not the place for counting calories, so forget about the diet and enjoy fresh crepes and tasty, sweet breakfast pastries, as well as breakfast sandwiches. If you're one of those folks who feels that chocolate is perfect for any meal, you'll find plenty of gourmet selections to satisfy your inner chocoholic. Dessert for breakfast? Why not--after all, you're in Vegas. Order some coffee to go along with your morning treat, and get ready for a serious infusion of tasty sweetness to begin your day.

6. Peppermill Restaurant
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This vintage Las Vegas bar and restaurant has been open since 1972. Although the Strip has changed, the Peppermill has retained its "Old Vegas" ambiance. This classic Vegas restaurant pays homage to the prior eras of the Strip when a hearty breakfast served round the clock was a standard feature of most Las Vegas restaurants. Ham, sausage, turkey sausage, bacon, chorizo, or a steak go along well with a plate full of eggs, bread, or hash browns. You'll find other breakfast staples like Eggs Benedict and biscuits and gravy. Munch's Breakfast combines peppers, onions, sausage, mushrooms, and tomatoes with hash browns, eggs, and cheese. Omelets, pancakes, and waffles are also served.

5. Citizens Kitchen and Bar
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The comfortable, easy-going atmosphere at Citizens Kitchen and Bar invites you to sit down and enjoy a tasty meal. The portions are big and the food is truly comforting: omelettes of every kind, including a "build your own" option; standards like oatmeal, granola, fruit and lox and bagel; and mouth-watering skillets like the Chicken Chilaquiles, with pulled chicken and three cheeses, or good old-fashioned biscuits and gravy. Citizens signature breakfasts include a Crab Cake Benedict, Belgium Waffles, and Creme Brulee French Toast. Enjoy a Citizens Mimosa or a Signature Bellini as the perfect note on a delicious breakfast. This 24-hour restaurant is a clear step above the coffee shop and has the food to prove it.

4. Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ
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Come hungry if you decide to eat breakfast at Hash House A Go Go. The restaurant has three locations in Las Vegas, but most visitors will be closest to The Linq location if they're staying on the Strip. "Twisted farm food" is what Hash House A Go Go specializes in, and that "twisted" food comes in very large portions. The House Hashes have potatoes and eggs to go along with combinations like smoked salmon, cream cheese and scallions. The Hash House Farm Benedicts completely transform the idea of Eggs Benedict, and the menu just keeps on going with a large selection of hearty food. You may not see meatloaf on many breakfast menus, but at Hash House A Go Go, it's only one of many dishes that may challenge your ideas about the first meal of the day.

3. Eat.
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Eat's motto is "Good food for good people, made with love in downtown Las Vegas," and this breakfast and lunch "joint" has been winning fans with that attitude. Chef Natalie Young's menu is full of soulful and delicious breakfast food, like the golden-brown pancakes with chicken apple sausage and maple syrup, or her truffle egg sandwich with two scrambled eggs, onions, feta and bacon. The Huevos Motulenos is prepared with over-easy eggs, chilies, black beans, peas, feta and sautéed bananas. And who can resist shrimp and grits? Eat was among the first of a wave of new restaurants in downtown Las Vegas to focus on sustainable, fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients.

2. Bouchon
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Chef Thomas Keller offers an array of delicious breakfast food at Bouchon, his beautifully designed French bistro-style restaurant at the Venetian. Consistently named one of the best breakfasts in Las Vegas, Bouchon offers its guests a breakfast menu with a comprehensive range of dishes. Whether you're only hungry enough for a Danish or scone, or want a full breakfast with eggs, meat, and potatoes, Bouchon has a delectable dish for you. This French bistro style restaurant also offers a fresh take on breakfast with items like the Oeufs Benedict, with smoked pork loin and country bread, or the Hachis de Merguez, house-made merguez sausage hash and eggs.

1. Mon Ami Gabi
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While the people-watching at Mon Ami Gabi is without compare (there's nothing like a street-side view of the Strip), the food is definitely worth noting. Whether you're really hungry or more in the mood for a light breakfast, Mon Ami Gabi has something for you. Fruit and cereal selections include Thick-Cut Oatmeal, muesli, Fresh Fruit Salad and Ruby Red Grapefruit. Eggs come prepared several ways: with the traditional bacon or sausage; as omelets; or with the hearty favorite, Steak and Eggs. Croissants, quiche, waffles, pancakes and crepes round out a full breakfast menu. Espresso and cappuccino are the perfect partner to the delicious breakfast food.