An iconic West Coast diner destination for more than 84 years, Big Boy has finally returned to Nevada, bringing a menu of classic favorites, plus new dishes inspired by its casino-hosting landlord.
Now open daily inside the Terrible’s Casino Indian Springs, Big Boy dropped all references to “Bob” from its name, but fans can still take photos with a giant statue of the mascot outside the casino’s main entrance, located on US Highway 95, approximately 45 miles and 40 minutes from downtown.
Inside, the diner has adapted recent Big Boy interior remodels with an open-plan layout of tables and chairs, plus high back stools for seating at the counter. Featuring an exposed industrial-look ceiling, the design includes photographic murals of Big Boy’s celebrated Southern California history and visual nods to Big Boy’s red-and-white checkered overalls.
On the menu, the famed two beef patty burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes, the proudly proclaimed “best cheeseburger on the planet,” and appetizers of onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and chili cheese fries.
Main entrees include chili spaghetti, sandwiches, fish and chips, and breaded and fried chicken. For breakfast, customers can order waffles, French toast, omelets, and scrambles. New selections are tagged as “Terrible’s specialty” dishes and include a 14-ounce T-bone pork chop, nachos, a turkey burger, and the L.A. griddle cheese sandwich.
Following the current state-wide dining restrictions, the restaurant is only open for takeout orders by phone and for guests that have made a table reservation.
Still to come in 2021, a second Big Boy Nevada expansion, headed to the Skye Canyon Marketplace in Centennial, self-described as a 2,946-square-foot tavern that will add an outdoor patio and is seeking permission to install 15 gaming machines. An estimated opening date has not been revealed.
Big Boy, 185 Frontage Road, Indian Springs, Nevada, 702-899-5130. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.