23 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS NEAR NELLIS AFB
By Kevin Lankes
IntroductionSeated right next to Las Vega, Nevada, Nellis Air Force Base is in a great location to benefit from a variety of dining and meal options. If you’re expecting to spend some time here, then rest assured that finding tasty food won’t be among your list of complaints. The same can’t be said for daily exercises and excess sweating, because Nellis AFB gets hot. But whatever you’re into food-wise, you’ll be covered. Here are just some of the restaurants near Nellis AFB. If you know what you are hungry for, click any of the links below to go straight to the information. From fancy wine lists at Ferraro’s to a Nellis AFB food court style approach at the Nellis Club, there’s plenty of great food to stumble upon around base. (1-6) American Restaurants on Nellis AFB (7) Japanese Restaurants on Nellis AFB (8-12) Mexican Restaurants near Nellis AFB (13-17) Chinese Restaurants near Nellis AFB (18) Vietnamese Restaurants near Nellis AFB (19-20) Japanese Restaurants near Nellis AFB (21-23) Italian Restaurants near Nellis AFB
Suggested Read:Nellis Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Nellis AFB RestaurantsDue to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm restaurant hours and restrictions before you go.
1. The Nellis Club
Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd, Bldg. 554, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Phone number: 1 (702) 652-9188 As far as Nellis AFB restaurants go, you have a mix of your usual fast food joints and some general fare. The Nellis Club is a standout option. Here they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a midnight meal. There are sandwich lines, two bars, and private catering. You can’t go wrong with any of the Nellis AFB food options here at the Club.
2. Papa John’s
Address: Building #350 Stealth Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 643-7222 Looking for some quality pizza in a hurry? Papa Johns, one of the most popular pizza chains in the country, has a convenient location right here on base.
3. Charley’s Philly Steaks
Address: 5691 Rickenbacker Rd Bldg 431, Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 644-8516 Known for their extensive menu big, mouthwatering sandwiches, Charleys is a great spot for a quick and filling meal.
4. Popeyes Chicken
Address: 19-21 Rickenbacker Rd, Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 644-3477 When it comes to fried chicken based grub, you’d be hard pressed to find a place that does it faster or tastier than Popeyes.
Address: 5691 Rickenbacker Rd., Bldg #431, Nellis Afb, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 644-8516 From their characteristic sandwiches piled high with meat to their deliciously spiced curly fries, Arby’s has a wide selection of tasty fast food options.
6. Boston Market
Address: 5691 Rickenbacker Rd building 431, Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 643-3526 Pick up a big, multi-course meal the whole family can enjoy at Boston Market, from starters to sides with a whole lot of rotisserie poultry as well.
7. Sarku Japan
Address: Nellis Main Exchange Space #FDD08, 5691 Rickenbacker Rd, Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 651-0059 Enjoy the flavors of delicious and authentic teppanyaki-style Japanese cuisine, including bento boxes and combo meals, at Sarku Japan.
Restaurants Near Nellis AFBDue to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm restaurant hours and restrictions before you go.
Mexican CuisineThere are some great Mexican joints on this list. And it might just become your new favorite thing. While there are tons of reasons why people eat spicy foods in hot climates like Nellis, one of those reasons, paradoxically, is that it’s a great way to keep cool. So stuff your face with all the antimicrobial habaneros you can eat and spit fire directly from your pores.
8. Viva Zapatas
Address: 3826 East Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV
Phone number: 1 (702) 643-8888 Viva Zapatas is a restaurant and cantina with a real atmosphere. They serve homestyle dishes at affordable prices. They also serve two-for-one margaritas at happy hour, which runs from 3-6pm. From tortas to tacos to their fancier festive dishes, you’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted in a Mexican place.
9. Nacho Daddy
Address: 113 N 4th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone number: 1 (702) 778-7800 Nacho Daddy is a Las Vegas favorite. It’s a party-goer’s paradise and they like to have fun. They even claim they invented gourmet nachos. Offerings include more traditional enchilada nachos to the exotic thai chicken nachos and filet mignon nachos. So check it out and judge for yourself. Or take several of your friends along and indulge (responsibly) in their scorpion shots.
Address: 2535 South Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone number: 1 (702) 708-1202 Camaradas is a food truck parked at the corner of Sahara and Torrey Pines. This food truck was opened by German Castellanos from Honduras who plied his trade in Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, and co-founded this current eatery with his son. The father and son team at Camaradas cooks up fun takes on traditional Mexican and Italian food.
11. Maria’s Taco Shop
Address: 4348 E Craig Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone number: 1 (702) 333-0014 Maria’s Taco Shop is a no-frills taqueria with a range of options for every taco lover. They also serve burritos, hamburgers, and enchiladas. Maria’s Taco Shop offers a military discount.
12. Mama Maria’s
Address: 6055 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89156
Phone number: 1 (702) 453-3111 Mama Maria’s is a family friendly restaurant serving traditional Mexican dishes. And they even have a bakery! So stop by for the pastries. This place has great prices for solo outings or groups, and even offers catering for any outside shindigs you may be hosting.
Chinese CuisineChinese food near Nellis AFB includes your typical takeout places plus some higher scale gourmet restaurants. There’s something for everyone.
Address: 4355 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 107, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone number: 1 (702) 483-6531 Mian is Chinese for noodles. And that’s what you’ll find here. Mian offers traditional dishes with recipes from Chongqing, a city in China’s Sichuan province. Mian is authentic, delicious, and will stuff you with large portions of noodles. What else could you ask for?
14. The X Pot
Address: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd Ste 2882, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone number:1 (866) 888-9768 The X Pot is a hot pot lounge on the strip. It’s a chic sit-down place with a club-like atmosphere, and the kind of place to take someone you’re looking to impress. The menu here is upscale Asian fusion with plenty of hot pot options.
15. Shang Artisan Noodle
Address: 4983 W Flamingo Rd Ste B., Las Vegas, NV 89103
Phone number: 1 (702) 888-3292 Shang Artisan Noodle serves homemade noodles. They use traditional techniques and recipes to make sure you’re eating the best noodles of your life. The combination of quality and affordability is really spot-on here.
16. Win Kee HK BBQ & Noodle
Address: 7960 S Rainbow Blvd Suite 8000 D., Las Vegas, NV 89139
Phone number: 1 (702) 201-1868 Win Kee HK BBQ & Noodle serves Chinese barbecue inspired by classic dishes. Their modern take on Hong Kong barbecue is a local Cantonese favorite. Some of the more popular dishes include their pork belly, roast duck, and Taiwanese beef noodles.
17. 88 Noodle Papa
Address: 4276 Spring Mountain Rd Ste C-104, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone number: 1 (725) 251-2078 This Cantonese noodle spot is located in Shanghai Plaza. They serve classic wonton soup, Hainan chicken rice, Szechuan beef noodle soup, and plenty more.
18. I LOVE PHO
Address: 6055 E Lake Mead Blvd Ste M-N, Las Vegas, NV 89156
Phone number: 1 (702) 979-2433 I LOVE PHO is a place that primarily serves--you guessed it--Pho. Get your pho in different broths and styles. Or order one of the other menu items such as wonton soup or their vegetarian options.
19. Shinjuku Ramen
Address: 4300 W Spring Mountain Rd Ste 108, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone number: 1 (725) 206-5555 When you’re craving ramen, Shinjuku Ramen has your back. Find your classic noodle bowls like tonkatsu ramen and shoyu ramen, or try out their spicy garlic edamame or the spicy creamy vegan ramen. They also serve a number or rice bowls as well as Japanese curry.
20. Cafe Sanuki
Address: 4821 Spring Mountain Rd Ste G., Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone number: 1 (702) 331-9860 Cafe Sanuki is a sushi and noodle bar with a lot of great menu items. Here they take pride in their authentic udon, serving noodle bowls and yaki udon in many varieties. They also offer rice bowls, plenty of fun munchies like their oden and pork belly bao.
21. My Mother’s House
Address: 9320 Sun City Blvd Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone number: 1 (702) 998-2820 My Mother’s House is a great place with big portions and fun decor. They serve family style or individual dinners, and have subs and hoagies for lunch. Dishes run from affordable to a little pricey.
22. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Address: 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone number: 1 (702) 364-5300 Ferraro’s is an upscale dining experience offering a modern take on southern Italian cuisine. Come for the homemade pasta and stay for the amazing desserts. Their extensive Italian wine list has won multiple awards.
23. Brother’s Pizza
Address: 9320 W Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89147
Phone number: 1 (702) 463-8866 Brother’s Pizza is a super casual, no-frills pizza and subs place with great prices. Pick up some pasta and wings while you’re here, or one of several dessert items. Brother’s has multiple locations across Las Vegas. This is also a great option for Nellis AFB food delivery.
ConclusionWith so many options to choose from, you could be eating out or ordering in at Nellis AFB for every meal while you’re here. Have fun exploring the various culinary delights the base and Las Vegas have to offer.
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