The Locals List 2016. The Very Best of Las Vegas.

The very best from the local food scene in Las Vegas. No ratings. No reviews. No self-proclaimed “critics.” No noise. Just local. 

2016 was an outstanding year for the local food and beverage scene in Las Vegas. Here’s our list of the biggest movers and shakers of 2016. Congrats to all the winners.

Best Brunch – Strip



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Champagne. Oysters. Chocolate dipped bacon. So much yes. 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Best Brunch – Off Strip



Instagram @stillnotafoodielv

All white everything and some of the best French Toast around. More Mimosa, please. 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052

Best New Restaurant – Strip

Sake Rok

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Great atmosphere and better food. You can also order Sake kegs to your table. Now that’s service. #BillJones #MackAttack #HottieToddie 3786 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Best New Restaurant – Off Strip

Standard & Pour

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Instagram @eatmelasvegas

Keep Calm and Kerry On. We miss you, Kerry. 11261 S Eastern Ave #200, Henderson, NV 89052

Most Anticipated Opening of 2016


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Because who wouldn’t want to wake up with an Eggslut? The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas, Level 2, Eastside, Suite E1, 3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Biggest Trend of 2016

Sushi Burritos & Poké Bowls


Tail & Fin. Pic- @ninser_the_foodie

They popped up everywhere. Literally. Some do it better than others, though.

Best Coffeeshop

Vesta Coffee Roasters


Instagram @katie_visconti

Yes, we know they just opened. 1114 S Casino Center Blvd #1, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Best Donuts

Donut Bar 

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Instagram @vegasdining

You’ve seen the lines. You’ve tasted the donuts. Welcome to DTLV. 124 S 6th St #140, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Where to Cure that Pizza Craving

Metro Pizza

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Instagram @foodie_bros

If Young Metro don’t trust you…..Metro Boomin’, may I have some more? Chris Decker killed the pie game in 2016. 6720 Sky Pointe Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89131

Best Patio Vibes

Park on Fremont

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Park on Fremont

They recently added and changed some of the killer artwork. Because boozing and grubbing in a garden in DTLV wasn’t enough. lol. 506 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Date-Night Done Right

The Barrymore

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The Barrymore

One of the biggest local secrets in the city. You’re welcome in advance. 99 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Where to Go for TACO TUESDAY

Libre Mexican Cantina


Instagram @hei02miyachi

AYCE Tacos and drink Tequila and Margaritas for $24. Say no more. Red Rock Resort, 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Strongest Noodle Game

Shang Artisan Noodle

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Instagram @ninser_the_foodie

If that isn’t noodle porn, we don’t know what is. 4983 W Flamingo Rd B, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Best BBQ

Rollin’ Smoke BBQ

Rollin' Smoke BBQ Las Vegas

Instagram @justataste

If BBQ is what you seek. Here it is. 3185 Highland Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Best Mexican Food

El Dorado Cantina

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El Dorado Cantina

But chances are you already knew this. Oh, and it’s organic and non-GMO. 3025 Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Killer Happy Hour

Herbs & Rye

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Instagram @foodwhisperer

50% off steaks 5pm-8pm and again from 12am-close. Herbs & Rye could win for many categories. 3713 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Best Breakfast Spot

BabyStacks Cafe

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Instagram @thefitbunnie

We just can’t get enough of those Red Velvet pancakes. 2400 N Buffalo Dr Ste 145 Las Vegas, NV 89128

Best Neighborhood Restaurant

Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar

Hearthstone Kitchen Las Vegas

Awesome pizzas, shellfish platters, wines galore, crafted cocktails and jaw dropping menu items. Everything to keep the Summerlin-elite coming back. 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 

Local Fave of the Year

Other Mama

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Instagram @lasvegasdrew

From the raw bar, cocktail program and this steak….we see why other big-named local chefs always eat here on their days off. 3655 S Durango Dr #6, Las Vegas, NV 89147

Best Bakery

Patisserie Manon

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This French bakery has been making some of the best Macarons around for years. 8751 W Charleston Blvd #110, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Best Sweet Treats

Perfect Scoop

Perfect scoop lv bubble tea ice cream

Instagram @savorsincity

Ice Cream, Boba teas, Macaron ice cream sandwiches and more. They have it all. 7377 S Jones Blvd #115, Las Vegas, NV 89139

Best Cultured Cuisine

Lotus of Siam


Instagram @trucdeary

Lotus isn’t just one of the best Thai spots in Vegas, but the entire world. #LocalLoveLV Commercial Center, 953 E Sahara Ave A5, Nevada, NV 89104

Breakout Hospitality Group of the Year

Clique Hospitality


Venue after venue, city after city. Clique has been quite busy in 2016. #AnotherOne

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