Smashburger

Price guide: Budget

7541 W Lake Mead Blvd, Suite 2, Las Vegas, NV, 89128-1037

Price guide: Budget

Sin City burger

By Julia Buckley, your Las Vegas expert

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#22 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Las Vegas
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
3.6
3.6
Service:
3.5
3.5
Location:
3.1
3.1
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Stag / hen parties, No fuss

Expert review of Smashburger

Fantastic burgers at takeaway prices at this upscale, off the Strip burger bar.

After KGB, the Smashburger franchise makes my favourite burgers in Vegas. It’s very much a locals’ joint with off-Strip locations (although one should open near the Strip by the end of the year) but tourists in the know jump into the car to make the journey – they’re that good (and priced incredibly reasonably, too).

Food and drink: 

Choose your size (1/3lb or 1/2lb) and patty (beef, chicken or vegetarian), then decide which burger you want (there are seven to choose from). If none take your fancy, you can create your own by choosing the bun, the patty and your own selection of toppings. Unusually for a burger bar, they're licensed, so you can have a beer as well.

Recommended dishes: 

My absolute favourite is the Sin City burger, which comes smothered in caramelised onion, bacon and fried egg - I’ve known people to drive out from their hotels to fix their hangover with this one. The signature smash fries come tossed in olive oil and rosemary, and I’m also a fan of their Haagen Dazs milkshakes.

Ambience: 

It’s more of a smart takeaway than a sit down restaurant, although the food is presented nicely with proper cutlery. But it’s no frills – you order at the counter and fill your own drinks.

Service: 

There’s not much of it (see above) but what there is is friendly and laid back.

Location: 

I prefer the original location in Summerlin, on the way to Red Rock Canyon. It’s part of a shopping centre off Summerlin Parkway, about 15 minutes drive from the Strip. They plan to open a branch right off the Strip within the next year or so.

Price advice: 

Burgers from US$4.99, sides from US$1.49.

Other useful branches: 

There's another at 9101 W Sahara Ave, and one at 5655 Centennial Center Blvd.

More information on Smashburger:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Takeaway
Food:
American, Burgers
Address:
7541 W Lake Mead Blvd, Suite 2, Las Vegas, NV, 89128-1037
Telephone:
702-982-0009
Website:
http://www.smashburger.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
10am-10pm daily.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco, Cheap eats, Quick bites, Takeaway

Have you been to Smashburger? Would you recommended it?