We asked one of the employees where the locals go for a quick, inexpensive, but good meal. He told us about Ellis Island Casino. He said sign up for the free casino card and then get the barbeque chicken and ribs.
So, off we went to Ellis Island. We played a few slot machines and then sat down and ordered the meal. To our surprise, not only did we get delicious barbecued half chicken, but also a rack of baby back ribs, corn on the cob, coleslaw and a beer for $6.95! (If you don't have a card, the meal costs $9.95.) There was so much food that neither my husband nor I could finish it. It was absolutely delicious. The barbecue sauce was just spicy enough and the waiter brought extra sauce just in case we wanted it. The service was excellent and the waiter was very helpful in telling us about the various places we could visit while we were in Vegas.
The casino itself does not look like much from the outside and when you first enter it is very smoky; however, the area where the food is served was fine. Basically the only smoke we could smell was the wonderful aroma of the barbecue cooking!
I must say that this place one that should be visited while in Vegas. I'm sure if you like barbecue chicken and ribs you will love Ellis Island!
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by Dawn Lynn
September 20, 2010
New Haven, Indiana
June 3, 2007
This trip we were on a budget, so what better place to go than a restaurant that offers a five dollar steak dinner right? Wrong! We are greeted with a sign saying that the kitchen is closed for cleaning and they are only offering a few menu options, and of course the steak is not an option. They were offering a prime rib dinner so we decided to stay and try it out, because we were too hungry to find another spot to eat.
We are seated and wait. We wait. We wait some more. Finally a friend goes to see what's going on. We are told our waiter will be with us as soon as possible. About five minutes later our waiter makes an appearance. More than twenty minutes have passed. We hurry up and order our dinner in case we don't see him again for a while. Thirty minutes have passed since we have sat down until we finally receive our drinks. We are famished, tired, and quickly loosing our patience.
I decide to go to the restroom hoping to pass time with the long walk more than anything else. As I am using the restroom I look up at the light above me and notice little shadows in the fixture. I take a better look and see huge roaches! I quickly decide this is the reason for the "kitchen closed for cleaning" sign. I go back to the table and let my party know and we quickly leave. Now forty minutes have passed and all we have to show for it is our hunger and now our willies at the thought of the roaches. Never again will I set foot at Ellis Island.
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July 15, 2003
If you are over 50, sign up for the Players' Club (free), then head over to the restaurant and take a number. It usually takes about 45 minutes for them to get to you, but you can always play a bit in the casino. It is well worth the wait. Koval Street is one block from the strip, not too far from the Hard Rock back entrance.
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January 20, 2003
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