This inexpensive casual restaurant offers a large breakfast and lunch menu at all of its locations. Locals and tourists alike rave about fantastic omelets and great blueberry pancakes, but the menu is full of great choices. If you think breakfast food is bland, think again at The Egg & I. Their Habla Diablo seasoning spices up everything from potatoes to a Bloody Mary. They don't shy away from plenty of flavors, with an "Eggs Ole!" section on the breakfast menu featuring a breakfast tostada and three styles of burrito, and a selection of "Hawaiian Style" dishes. The large menu also offers the restaurant's own version of crepes (including a pork carnitas crepe), biscuits and gravy, skillet breakfasts, Eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, country fried steak and omelets. For lunch, diners can choose from burgers, homemade chili, sandwiches, and salads.
Recommended for Breakfast because: With their large portions of tasty breakfast and lunch food, The Egg & I has been a Las Vegas favorite for decades.
Terrisa's expert tip: The original location of the Egg & I was so popular that it launched the EggWorks restaurants, which can be found throughout Las Vegas. Each of these restaurants continues the tradition of home-style food.
Located in a small strip mall on the western side of Las Vegas, Jamm's might be easy to miss if you're not looking for it. Just keep an eye out for the crowd, and that will help you find this friendly restaurant. The lines may be long, but it's for a good reason: a meal here is homestyle, stick-to-your-ribs food. Forget the diet, because the Pot of Bread is not to be missed. Skillet meals, burgers, sandwiches, omelets and waffles are whipped up quickly and served with efficient cheerfulness. Jamm's is consistently among one of the most popular local restaurants in Las Vegas, with its family-friendly atmosphere and reasonably priced dishes,not to mention its great food.
Recommended for Breakfast because: At Jamm's guests enjoy quick, efficient service and generous portions of home-style dishes made to order.
Terrisa's expert tip: With a location off the Strip and close to older residential neighborhoods in Las Vegas, Jamm's is kid and wallet-friendly. The atmosphere is great for meals with everyone in the family.
MTO Café in Downtown Las Vegas is a casual breakfast and lunch spot known for its menu of comfort food made with fresh ingredients. Conveniently located not far from the Fremont Street Experience, this local favorite serves up breakfasts as omelets, wraps or skillets. Pick your preparation style from those options and choose your ingredients from selections like the Avocado (with whole eggs, red onions, cilantro, jalapeno, jack cheese, avocado and house-made tomatillo salsa), Denver (whole eggs, diced ham, red and green bell peppers, red onions and cheddar cheese), and several others. You won't find Eggs Benedict here, but you will find a solid selection of wraps, skillet dishes and other home-style favorites.
Recommended for Breakfast because: The casual, welcoming atmosphere at MTO Café is a perfect match for its home-style breakfast and lunch food.
Terrisa's expert tip: MTO Café has a second location in Downtown Summerlin, on the west side of the Las Vegas valley. The fast-casual outpost of the restaurant serves smoothies in addition to its breakfast and lunch dishes.
Mr. Mamas is just a short drive west of the Strip, and if you're hungry for some traditional American, diner-style breakfast and lunch food, it's worth the trip. Generous portions and wallet-friendly pricing are two major attractions here, although the food is the real draw. Look for dishes like pancakes, eggs and bacon, omelets, burgers, salads and wraps. The emphasis is on quality as well as quantity: pancakes come from a scratch mix, omelets are made with four eggs and their fresh burgers come cooked to medium unless you request something different. The interior is casual and welcoming, as well as family-friendly. Friendly and efficient service keep wait times short, even when they're busy.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Mr. Mamas is the place to find stick-to-your-ribs, diner-style dishes for breakfast or lunch.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're at Mr. Mamas during busier times, like weekend breakfast or brunch, don't be intimidated by the line. Service is fast and efficient here, and wait times are generally 30 minutes or less.
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. The Bloody Mary is legendary here (and made entirely from scratch) and is the perfect accompaniment to your breakfast.
Recommended for Breakfast because: The Peppermill is well-known for its hearty breakfast dishes, which are served 24 hours a day.
Terrisa's expert tip: The Peppermill's Fireside Lounge is a Vegas classic, offering a totally retro setting that oozes 1970s style. Stop in the Fireside for some very strong exotic cocktails and to drink in the décor, which might look familiar since the Fireside has been in a few films.
The San Diego-based Broken Yolk Café recently arrived in Las Vegas, bringing its signature breakfast and lunch cuisine to Southern Nevada. Located close to the Town Square shopping center, on the far south end of Las Vegas Boulevard (also known as the Strip), the Broken Yolk is a casual restaurant serving up plenty of early and mid-day favorites. Eggs Benedict, omelets, waffles and Mexican inspired dishes offer guests plenty of options to fill up before starting their day. Lunch dishes, like burgers and sandwiches, are also on the menu. Beverages include all the standards, like coffee and juices, and in Las Vegas, you can also enjoy Champagne, a mimosa, a Bloody Mary or a beer.
Recommended for Breakfast because: With its casual atmosphere and a menu full of breakfast and lunch favorites, the Broken Yolk Café has won a devoted fan base.
Terrisa's expert tip: The "Get Yolked" drink menu at the Broken Yolk offers up some Las Vegas-only items, like the Vegas Mule, and you'll find plenty of other strong, adult beverages as well.
Tableau's crisp design, peaceful ambiance and a menu of breakfast and lunch dishes give any day a great start. Guests at the Wynn who are staying in the Wynn Tower Suites enjoy their daily complimentary breakfast at Tableau, which is open every day at 7 a.m. Other diners may feel a bit envious about that perk after they stop in for a meal here. Look for breakfast standards like juices and smoothies, fruit and typical American-style dishes like the Tableau Breakfast with three eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast and pastries. Eggs Benedict comes in four different styles: a traditional preparation with ham, one with filet and crab, one vegan and one with smoked salmon. The lunch menu offers salads, soups, burgers and sandwiches.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Tableau's serene setting is the perfect backdrop for a menu of upscale breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes.
Terrisa's expert tip: Like all restaurants at Wynn and Encore, Tableau offers a robust vegetarian menu. Breakfast choices include apple pancakes, overnight oats, fruit and a vegan Benedict.
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, and it continues with that philosophy today.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Eat's creative, delicious breakfast and lunch food is made with sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're looking for something to do after breakfast, Eat. is within walking distance of Container Park, a shopping center. As a bonus, this area has plenty of street art, including mannequins scaling the light poles in the parking lot on 7th just south of Fremont Street.
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 menu with a comprehensive range of dishes. This French bistro-style restaurant 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. Whether you're hungry for a freshly baked pastry or want a full breakfast with eggs, meat, and potatoes, Bouchon has a delectable dish for you.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Bouchon offers guests an upscale breakfast experience and a wide range of dishes, including freshly baked pastries.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you can't get enough of the delectable baked goods at Bouchon, you'll also find two Bouchon bakeries at The Venetian | Palazzo where you can buy macarons and other treats.
While the people-watching at Mon Ami Gabi is excellent (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 meal, Mon Ami Gabi has something for you. Fruit and cereal selections include 10-grain oatmeal, organic vanilla yogurt parfait, Fresh Fruit Salad and Ruby Red Grapefruit. Eggs come prepared several ways: with the traditional bacon or sausage; as omelets; or as the hearty favorite, Steak and Eggs. A few styles of Eggs Benedict are offered, including a gluten-free version. Croissants, quiche, waffles, pancakes and crepes round out a full breakfast menu. Espresso, cappuccino and fresh juices are the perfect partners to the delicious breakfast food.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Breakfast or brunch at Mon Ami Gabi includes plenty of classic bistro dishes, served in a European inspired setting.
Terrisa's expert tip: The patio at Mon Ami Gabi is especially popular because of its view of the Bellagio Fountains, which begin performances at 3 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.