What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but breakfast is also the most important meal of the day, so after a long night of activities that are nobody's business, catch up on some nourishment at these must-visit breakfast spots. Depending on preference, the restaurants are categorized based on location, affordability, and novelty factor. No one should go hungry in the city of sin.

Prime Location

Peppermill Las Vegas

Visiting this restaurant and lounge is probably the closest one can get to being in an old-school Vegas movie. In fact, Peppermill is where the 1995 Scorsese crime drama, Casino was filmed. Anyone who's serious about experiencing Las Vegas culture should make it a point to visit this iconic joint, known for its quality breakfast, cocktail selection, and ambiance - also making it the perfect hangover destination.

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  • Location: 2985 Las Vegas Blvd, right on the strip.
  • Cost: $17 - $24
  • Recommended: The Peppermill pancake combo is more than anyone could ask for, featuring three pancakes, three eggs, two slices of bacon, and two sausages.

Blueberry Hill

This family-owned restaurant is a Las Vegas classic. Opened in 60s, Blueberry Hill started out as a pancake house. Over the years, the restaurant has transformed into a staple, offering a vast menu of choice grub that's optimized for the infamous morning-in-Vegas appetite. All the food is guaranteed to be fresh as it is made from scratch every day. This joint is open 24/7, so it's perfect for visitors who are up until sunrise and looking for something sweet and savory to soak up the sins of the night.

  • Location: Blueberry has four locations in Vegas. The location that is closest to the strip, right in the heart of the city, is 1505 W Flamingo Road
  • Cost: A hearty meal will cost anywhere between $8 - $15
  • Recommended: Try the Blueberry pancakes, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit, or for something savory, the delicious Eggs Benedict is served with thick-cut bacon, potatoes, and signature hollandaise sauce.

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Affordable Eats

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This joint is relatively new to the Vegas scene, but that doesn't mean it's not one of the greats. The brainchild of Chef Natalie Young, eat. is a blend of gourmet, comfort, and hangover cuisine. The restaurant is committed to providing fresh, healthy, and locally sourced food that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, which is what makes it a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

  • Location: 707 Carson St. in Downtown Vegas
  • Cost: $7 - $15
  • Recommended: Try the Truffled egg sandwich, which comes with wild mushrooms, bacon, chive potatoes, and feta on ciabatta bread.

Lou's Diner

This is a genuine and down-to-earth local favorite. Without the hassle of a touristy location, Lou's Diner may very well be the perfect Las Vegas hole-in-the-wall breakfast spot. Out of gratitude and respect for its humble beginnings and longtime customers, Lou's Diner prides itself on serving big portions and quality food at affordable prices. This diner is the ideal early morning breakfast spot for anyone with a taste for authenticity.

  • Location: 431 S Decatur Blvd.
  • Cost: $6 - $12
  • Recommended: The Stacked Country Combo comes with two eggs, two sausages, and a biscuit with gravy on the side.

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Novelty Restaurants

Hash House A Go Go

The best way to replenish after a long night on the strip is to eat like a farmer. Hash House is a farm-themed restaurant with a lot to offer. A sweetheart of the food-blogger world, Hash House offers the Midwest country experience with a Vegas twist. In addition to the excellent food, the restaurant is famous for its Bloody Mary, which makes it the perfect option for an early morning hair of the dog.

  • Location: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd S.
  • Cost: $16 - $25
  • Recommended: The sage fried chicken and waffles with a Bloody Mary on the side.

A.Y.C.E. Buffet at the Palms

For years, the hungriest and most hungover Las Vegas visitors have come to the A.Y.C.E. Buffet for breakfast. Sometimes, for many reasons, visitors can forget to eat on a long night out in Vegas, so when dawn breaks, it's not uncommon for said visitors to feel hungrier than humanly possible. In such situations, an all-you-can-eat buffet is the only suitable option. When fully operational, the buffet features wood-burning grills, full rotisseries, and a central smoker, all working tirelessly to produce a delicious and excessive breakfast experience.

Recently, due to the pandemic, the A.Y.C.E. Buffet has seen a shift in ownership, which has led to the temporary closure of this cornerstone Vegas restaurant. But keep an eye on this classic all-you-can-eat buffet at the Palms Casino Resort, as it's due to open soon enough.

  • Location: 4321 W Flamingo Rd, at the Palms Casino Resort
  • Cost: Around $27
  • Recommended: Take advantage of the A.Y.C.E. by filling up on the clams and oysters at the seafood isle

For the hungry visitor, it should be apparent that there's no shortage of quality restaurants in Las Vegas, regardless of location, budget, and preference.

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