If you couldn’t tell, the name Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant is a nod to a Fats Domino rock n’ roll hit of the 1950s, though the family-owned and operated Las Vegas eatery is a bit of a throwback itself. Located on the southwest corner of Charleston and Decatur in a strip mall largely dominated by a dollar store, Blueberry Hill has been a cheap, accessible dining mainstay for locals since 1987, with several locations in the Vegas Valley. The Decatur outpost is open 24 hours a day, serving up wide-ranging comfort food on a menu that spans breakfast, lunch and hearty dinner items all day long. No matter what you end up ordering, be sure to bring an appetite, as the entrées tend to be as tall and thick as the menu. Or grab a cup of black coffee and relax at your diner-style booth while all that food settles.
Fellini's Italian Ristorante is located inside The Strip's most iconic hotel-casinos, the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Despite its futuristic surroundings, Fellini's is considered one of the city's most romantic destinations, with its decadent dishes complemented by elegant decor and love-song-humming chefs. encircles guests in the rustic, yet upscale Italian countryside. A tiled cobblestone street leads guests to dining rooms, each of which is dominated by its own life-sized, trompe l'oeil mural depicting a different part of Italy. Chef Joe Siano's rural Italian cooking—including gourmet takes on steak, lobster, and linguine—completes guests's trip to al fresco Italy.
Villa Pizza’s menu offers more than 20 toppings to toss on freshly baked, homemade-dough-based pizzas that heat up any hockey-viewing party or air-conditioned igloo. Score a circular creation such as the barbecue-chicken pizza (sauced and diced chicken, red onion, and cilantro, $16.99 for 16”) or a Popeye-pleasing, herbivorous stuffed pie with fresh spinach, ricotta cheese, and layers of gooey mozzarella ($16.99 for a large).
Groups whisper together in dimly lit, red-leather booths, underscored by the tinkling notes of a nearby grand piano. This isn’t the set of the latest mafia movie, but the main dining room at Capo’s Italian Steakhouse. The restaurant cheerfully embraces the city’s scandalous past, from its wood-paneled walls accented with movie posters to a menu of Italian classics sporting snap-brim fedoras and colorful names. Whether diners delve into Wise Guy alfredo by the fireplace or sample Goodfellas piccata on the patio, Capo’s atmosphere invites them to experience the mystique of old Vegas.
The mention of Las Vegas usually conjures up images of spinning roulette wheels and stone-faced poker players. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll want to make a beeline for the casinos lining the neon-lit Strip. Palace Station makes getting there easy with regularly scheduled shuttle service. For a less intimidating experience, check out the downtown casinos, where the limits are lower and the pace is less frenetic.Getting off the Strip has other advantages too, including cheaper buffets and more chances to admire the Mojave Desert. At Red Rock Canyon—located 6 miles northwest of the hotel—30 miles of hiking trails wind past red sandstone formations and picturesque waterfalls. A looping scenic byway provides a drive-by tour of the canyon, passing by ancient petroglyphs and discarded Acme products left over from failed roadrunner-catching attempts. The site’s visitor center features an interactive exhibit detailing local wildlife, geology, and nearly 10,000 years of human history in the canyon.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.