Start the Day Deliciously: Las Vegas' 10 Best Restaurants for Breakfast

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

Las Vegas is a great place to visit if you’re a food enthusiast, and if your favorite meal of the day is the first one, you’re in luck. Breakfast is served around the clock at many restaurants in town, and Vegas has plenty of eateries serving up delectable dishes to start (or end) your day.

Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas is often noted as an excellent people-watching spot on the Las Vegas Strip, but the finely prepared French and American breakfast dishes might keep you too busy eating to check out the crowd. That’s why you’ll want to buy a little post-meal time with an espresso, a mimosa or a Bloody Mary.

While you’ll find plenty of restaurants serving breakfast on the Strip, the Peppermill is a standout for its decor and food. The Peppermill has retained its original 1970s look and menu, and in classic “Old Vegas” style, breakfast is served all day here, in really big portions. Those who feel like a large meal is the way to recover from a long night out will find plenty of dishes that fit the bill here.

Venturing off the Strip for breakfast is a great way to find diner-style restaurants and family-owned eateries. Portions are usually generous at these restaurants, and prices overall are much lower than you’ll pay on the Strip.

Still wondering where to get your next pancakes in Sin City? Read on for our suggestions.

10. Egg & I
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This inexpensive casual restaurant offers a large breakfast and lunch menu at all of its location. 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.

9. Jamm's Restaurant
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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, being both family-friend and reasonably priced--not to mention its great food.

8. BabyStacks Cafe
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As the restaurant's name indicates, pancakes and their cousins (crepes and French Toast) are the featured items. All the batters are made daily, in-house, from scratch. For pancakes, try the restaurant's signature Red Velvet, or something more traditional, like the buttermilk or blueberry. The flavors here are wide-ranging and offer an updated take on pancake flavors, like bacon, German Chocolate, hazelnut, lemon ricotta and white chocolate chip macadamia nut. In addition to pancakes, BabyStacks' menu offers a full selection of omelets and skillets, breakfast entrees like huevos rancheros or biscuits and gravy, combo platters and a variety of Eggs Benedicts. For lunch, you'll find sandwiches, salads and burgers.

7. Mr. Mamas
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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.

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. The Bloody Mary is legendary here (and made entirely from scratch) and is the perfect accompaniment to your breakfast.

5. Eggslut
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Eggslut's photo-worthy food has won a loyal fan base, and one bite explains why. As the name implies, they're all about the eggs here. The short menu is focused on sandwiches, all featuring eggs, from the classic bacon, egg and cheese to the Gaucho, with seared Wagyu steak, cage-free egg, chimichurri, red onions and arugula on a brioche bun. You can also try a Slut, an egg creation in a glass jar made with a coddled egg and house-made potato puree, topped with chives. The cheerful, modern setting is casual and is fast-food style, although often you'll find a long line. Eggslut's simple but tasty food will satisfy your tastebuds while not stretching your wallet too far.

4. Tableau
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Tableau's crisp design, peaceful ambiance and a menu of breakfast and lunch dishes are a great way to start the day. 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.

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, and it continues with that philosophy today.

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 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 meal, 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. A full line-up of Eggs Benedict is 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 partner to the delicious breakfast food.