The Las Vegas South Premium Outlets offer plenty of food court options, but shoppers who want to eat a meal not served on a plastic tray will have to look outside of the outlet mall. Fortunately, shoppers need not travel too far. The far south Las Vegas Boulevard area does have some hidden gems in a sea of french fries, chicken nuggets, and microwaved hamburgers.
All five of the restaurants on this list sit less than a 10-minute drive from the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, and none require hungry diners to navigate the traffic of the Strip. From classic American to a hidden ramen spot, here’s where to dine after a day of discount shopping at the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets.
Nouveau American Cuisine
Chef Wes Kendrick’s Table 34 serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour to diners who head over after a day of shopping. The menu includes a duck confit quesadilla with spicy blackberry Syrah coulis, seared Scottish salmon with cauliflower puree, and an impressive wine list with a decidedly California influence. Happy hour every Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. features duck carnitas tacos with pico de gallo for $7.50, cider-glazed pork ribs with Cajun seasoned fries for $8, and Buffalo fried shrimp with coleslaw for $6.50.
Table 34, 600 E. Warm Springs Road; 702-263-0034
A Cozy Thai Restaurant
I Am Thai Cuisine serves beautifully presented dishes — including pineapple fried rice inside an actual pineapple — in an intimate setting. Tucked away in a strip mall, the locally owned spot creates curries, soups, and a selection of vegetarian and vegan options. For shoppers eager to head home or back to a hotel on the Strip, the restaurant offers takeout.
I Am Thai Cuisine, 310 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite G; 702-888-3636
Italian with a View
Every Las Vegas dining agenda should include sweeping city views, especially when they’re accompanied by food that’s equally impressive. At Panevino Italian Grille, diners can order Italian dishes such as beef carpaccio with peperoncino oil or sauteed shrimp and scallops on tomato risotto while watching the sunset on the Strip. The restaurant also features a happy hour menu from Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with crab cakes, calamari, grilled vegetables and cocktails for that perfect light meal after shopping. Vegans and vegetarians have their own menu of “ricotta” and spinach dumplings, organic “meatloaf,” and gluten-free organic quinoa shells with a creamy mushroom sauce.
Panevino Italian Grille, 246 Via Antonio Ave.; 702-222-2400
Ramen from the creators of Bachi Burger
Fans of Bachi Burger’s umami-infused burgers and fries will find a lot to love at Shoku Ramen-ya. Located next to the original Las Vegas Bachi Burger, the intimate restaurant serves Hakata-style ramen with a tonkotsu broth made with pork bone that results in a fragrant, savory meal. The small menu includes spicy miso ramen, buta-san ramen with different styles of pork, and classic tonkotsu ramen. Japanese beer, sake, and matcha tea are also available.
Shoku Ramen-ya, 470 E. Windmill Lane, Suite 110; 702-897-0978
Healthy and indulgent in one place
It’s a common dining dilemma: one person worships at the altar of zucchini noodles, spinach, and fresh pressed juice while the other wants a steak sandwich smothered in cheddar sauce with a milkshake to wash it down. At SkinnyFats, everyone gets what they want. The restaurant serves healthy and happy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So whether the day calls for fried chicken and waffles or avocado toast, there’s something for every diner.
SkinnyFats, 6261 Dean Martin Drive; 702-979-9797
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