Smashburger

Address: 7541 W Lake Mead Blvd, Suite 2, Las Vegas, 89128-1037, United States
Telephone: 702-982-0009

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4.2

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
4.4
90%
Service
3.5
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.8
90%
Ambience
3.6
90%
Location
3.1
90%

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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Stag / hen parties
  • No fuss

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