Las Vegas residents agree: one of the best things about living here is the access to world-class dining and entertainment. But we also agree… that tourist traps aren’t our favorite spots! Check out some of the best-rated off-Strip restaurants and bars here in Sin City.
Highly Rated Off-Strip Restaurants in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Strip is known for its fine dining and delicious food options—but some of the best restaurants in the city are locally-owned and located far from the tourist areas. If you’re looking for a new favorite, try one of these.
Location: 1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
#1 on the Las Vegas Eater’s list of 38 Essential Restaurants in Las Vegas, Honey Salt is a comfort food paradise. Offering chef-driven, seasonal menus made with locally sourced, fresh ingredients, Honey Salt is the perfect destination for brunch, date night, and more.
Location: 2655 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Las Vegas local Javier Barajas first learned to cook when he studied at a seminary in Michoacán. In January 1990, he opened Lindo Michoacan with just 12 tables. Now, the restaurant has three locations and an ever-growing following due to its delicious, gourmet Mexican cuisine.
Location: 1130 S Casino Center Blvd #110, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Esther’s Kitchen is an Italian restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas. Owned by Chef James Trees, the restaurant is named after James’ great aunt Esther who gave him the start he needed. In Esther’s spirit, Esther’s Kitchen gives every patron the feeling of home with tasty Italian cuisine and people who care.
Location: 2160 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
The Omelet House has served Las Vegas since 1979 and was awarded the title of All Time Best Breakfast Spot from Las Vegas Weekly. While lines can be long, they move quickly, and the wait is worth it. Come check out this yummy all-American diner for a local Las Vegas experience you won’t forget.
Location: 3713 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Herbs & Rye’s slogan is, “We make pretty good steaks, and REALLY good cocktails. Come see what we're about.” Centrally located on Sahara and Valley View, the restaurant is easily accessible from anywhere in town. With great food, superb service, and an easygoing atmosphere, it’s a great spot for friends, family, dates, and more.
Best local bars in Las Vegas
Whether you’re looking for a swanky cocktail lounge or a lively dive bar, these local spots are highly-rated Las Vegas favorites.
Style: Tiki bar
Location: 3939 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102-8613
Named after the Legend of the Golden Tiki, this tiki bar features tasty tropical-themed food, beer, and cocktails. Playful menu items like Mermaid Lisa’s Hot Tots and the Voodoo That-You-Do Char Sui match the locale’s fun decor and lively atmosphere. Named one of Trip Advisor’s 2021 Traveler’s Choice locations, the Golden Tiki is sure to please.
Style: Southwestern bar
Location: The Collective, 3900 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Exactly what it sounds like, this local favorite serves tasty street-style tacos alongside a rotation of 20 craft beers and an international lineup of canned and bottled brews. Not a beer person? No worries. Tacos & Beer also serves craft cocktails, margaritas, and an impressive selection of tequilas and mezcals. Bring a friend or two for a chill vibe at the perfect spot for a casual hangout.
Style: Craft cocktail and beer bar
Location: 1218 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89104
This eclectic cocktail bar is the embodiment of creativity and sparkle in Downtown Las Vegas. A true gem, Velveteen Rabbit features housemade ingredients, boutique spirits, and art from local artists. For an exquisite cocktail and an aesthetic vintage vibe, check out this local favorite.
Style: Whiskey bar
Location: Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St, Las Vegas, Nevada, NV 89101
Rated #2 on Yelp.com’s list of Top 50 Whiskey Bars in the U.S., Oak & Ivy focuses on unique handcrafted drinks, high-quality, fresh ingredients, and classic mixology. Their menu features a wide selection of barrel-aged cocktails, rare beers, and spirits. With a knowledgeable staff and inviting atmosphere, this is not the bar to miss!
Style: Wine bar
Location: Harsch Henderson Commerce Center, 7360 Eastgate Rd Ste 123, Henderson, NV 89011
Located on the north end of Henderson, the Vegas Valley Winery is perfect for locals seeking an intimate wine-drinking spot. Featuring locally-made reds, whites, and rosés, this winery has live music every Friday and specials during the week. Come in on Wednesday for wine and pizza happy hour. Not into wine as much? Bring everyone in on a Thursday for $1 off locally-made hard ciders.
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