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Vegas Transplants Can Find Hometown Comfort Foods Here

From loco moco to po' boys

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Every year thousands of people answer the call of bright lights and desert breezes and relocate to Las Vegas. Leaving behind friends and family, they pursue the unique life that this corner of the Silver State offers. But what happens when the craving strikes for a favorite hometown dish?

Luckily, some fellow Las Vegans are doing their part to fill the void for comfort foods of all varieties. Dreaming about deep dish? Pining over po' boys? Longing for loco moco? Residents from the Bronx to the Big Island will be able to alleviate their homesickness by making a trip to these local venues. Find a selection of these regional eats on this map.

Have another destination for hometown favorites? Share in the comments.

— Mara M. Mannella

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Aloha Kitchen

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2605 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 364-0064
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This must-stop for visiting and local Hawaiians alike has made a name for themselves by offering the best in island cuisine. Generous portions of favorites like kalua pig, spam musubi and authentic mac salad make this restaurant inside the California Hotel a welcome reminder of home.

2. Big Dog's Draft House

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4543 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 645-1404
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Big Dog’s Brewing Company brings the Midwest to the desert, featuring a variety of cold brews and Wisconsin imports like beer cheese soup and cheese curds. With a bustling pub atmosphere and outdoor patio seating, no need to bundle up to visit this spot.

3. Crab Corner

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6485 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 489-4646
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If cravings for Old Bay and crab cakes must be satiated, Crab Corner is here to help. Providing local Las Vegans with the Maryland-style Crab House experience, its fresh seafood and cold beers are a welcome sight in a desert oasis.

4. Dirt Dog

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8390 S Rainbow Blvd #100
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 550-4682
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L.A. transplants probably miss the reliability of a bacon-wrapped hot dog cart at every corner and Dirt Dog is here to help. It’s a unique take on the standard meat and bun idea made famous in Southern California minus the the 4 hour drive. Order the Dirty Corn as a side to complete the experience.

5. Giordano's

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3641 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Why fly into O’Hare if you don’t have to? Giordano’s has landed in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, offering the mozzarella-stuffed deep dish that made them famous. This location comes with a great view of the city to boot.

6. Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen

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231 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 227-5652
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Think The Big Easy with less humidity. Hard to satisfy down-home Louisiana cravings come here to die thanks to a selection of po’ boys and bayou favorites including catfish, shrimp creole and of course, jambalaya.

7. Pop's

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501 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 878-6444
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From the streets of Philadelphia comes a gift of cheese, steak and freshly baked rolls. This unassuming food stand has been serving up Philly favorites since the early ‘90’s. Cheez Whiz included, if you please.
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8. Rocco's NY Italian Deli

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1181 S Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 254-4777
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Bold enough to include NY in the name, Rocco’s delivers on its promise of bringing the Empire State to Las Vegas. Serving up hot, cheesy pizza by the slice and pasta dishes in the tin & paper containers you know and love, this is one spot that will make native New Yorkers slow down and enjoy.

9. The Bagel Cafe

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301 N Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 255-3444
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No more shipping bagels across country, The Bagel Cafe is offering the real deal along with many other New York delicacies. Put on Sinatra’s “My Way” and dig into their piled-high sandwiches, potato pancakes and of course, New York cheesecake.

1. Aloha Kitchen

2605 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
This must-stop for visiting and local Hawaiians alike has made a name for themselves by offering the best in island cuisine. Generous portions of favorites like kalua pig, spam musubi and authentic mac salad make this restaurant inside the California Hotel a welcome reminder of home.
2605 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

2. Big Dog's Draft House

4543 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Big Dog’s Brewing Company brings the Midwest to the desert, featuring a variety of cold brews and Wisconsin imports like beer cheese soup and cheese curds. With a bustling pub atmosphere and outdoor patio seating, no need to bundle up to visit this spot.
4543 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130

3. Crab Corner

6485 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118
If cravings for Old Bay and crab cakes must be satiated, Crab Corner is here to help. Providing local Las Vegans with the Maryland-style Crab House experience, its fresh seafood and cold beers are a welcome sight in a desert oasis.
6485 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

4. Dirt Dog

8390 S Rainbow Blvd #100, Las Vegas, NV 89139
L.A. transplants probably miss the reliability of a bacon-wrapped hot dog cart at every corner and Dirt Dog is here to help. It’s a unique take on the standard meat and bun idea made famous in Southern California minus the the 4 hour drive. Order the Dirty Corn as a side to complete the experience.
8390 S Rainbow Blvd #100
Las Vegas, NV 89139

5. Giordano's

3641 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Why fly into O’Hare if you don’t have to? Giordano’s has landed in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, offering the mozzarella-stuffed deep dish that made them famous. This location comes with a great view of the city to boot.
3641 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen

231 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Think The Big Easy with less humidity. Hard to satisfy down-home Louisiana cravings come here to die thanks to a selection of po’ boys and bayou favorites including catfish, shrimp creole and of course, jambalaya.
231 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

7. Pop's

501 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
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From the streets of Philadelphia comes a gift of cheese, steak and freshly baked rolls. This unassuming food stand has been serving up Philly favorites since the early ‘90’s. Cheez Whiz included, if you please.
501 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107

8. Rocco's NY Italian Deli

1181 S Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Bold enough to include NY in the name, Rocco’s delivers on its promise of bringing the Empire State to Las Vegas. Serving up hot, cheesy pizza by the slice and pasta dishes in the tin & paper containers you know and love, this is one spot that will make native New Yorkers slow down and enjoy.
1181 S Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89117

9. The Bagel Cafe

301 N Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145
No more shipping bagels across country, The Bagel Cafe is offering the real deal along with many other New York delicacies. Put on Sinatra’s “My Way” and dig into their piled-high sandwiches, potato pancakes and of course, New York cheesecake.
301 N Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89145

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