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Top Gyros In Las Vegas

February 18, 2015 5:00 AM

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It should come as no surprise that in a city known for its delectable cuisine, there are several places to score a good gyro in Las Vegas. In fact, while the city may be home to several restaurants that are famous for the Greek delicacy, there are also several places you might not think of that serve the tasty dish. Next time you’re craving a delicious gyro, leave the passport at home and head to one of these nearby restaurants instead.
Carson Kitchen
124 S. Sixth St., Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 473-9523
www.carsonkitchen.com

Celebrity chef Kerry Simon offers his own creative take on the traditional gyro at this inventive downtown restaurant: gyro tacos. Made with lamb, tzatziki, cucumber and tomato, the starter dish is perfect for sharing and priced at just $10. One bite and guests will realize why Carson Kitchen has been hailed as one of the city’s best new restaurants—everything on its menu is scrumptious!

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Distill
10820 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 534-1400
www.distillbar.com

This 24-hour neighborhood bar is known for its menu of mouthwatering items, including its gyro sandwich. Priced at $9.95, the dish is made of thinly sliced beef with a blend of flavorful spices, feta cheese, shredded lettuce, fresh tomatoes and onions topped with creamy cucumber sauce, then served wrapped in warm pita bread. In addition to the Summerlin Distill, the sandwich is also available at Distill Southern Highlands (4830 W. Pyle Ave.), Remedy’s St. Rose location (3265 St. Rose Parkway) and the Remedy’s at 530 Conestoga Way in Henderson, so no matter what side of town you’re on, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy it.

Gyro Time
5239 W. Charleston Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 878-6393
www.gyrotime.com

A longtime Las Vegas favorite, this family owned and operated restaurant has been serving gyro sandwiches since 1978. Its most popular creation is its namesake Gyro Time sandwich ($7.25), a mixture of charbroiled beef and lamb mixed with a blend of spices. Served on toasted Greek pita bread, the sandwich comes with fresh tomatoes, onions and a side of the restaurant’s creamy cucumber sauce, with other toppings—such as feta cheese and grilled onions—available by request. Gyro sliders are available too, for those with smaller appetites. In addition to the original Gyro Time on Charleston Boulevard, guests can also sink their teeth into the restaurant’s savory creations at the Gyro Time at 7660 W. Cheyenne Ave. and the Gyro Time at 5715 S. Eastern Ave., though the original location is still the only Gyro Time with a drive-thru.

The Mad Greek Café
8565 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 242-7669
www.themadgreekcafe.com

Offering “gourmet food at fast food prices,” this popular Greek/Mediterranean café boasts several types of juicy gyro sandwiches, from the original pork Greek gyro (the way it’s made in Greece) to the Chicago- and New York-style beef and lamb gyro. There’s even a low-carb gyro on the menu made with a lettuce wrap instead of pita bread. Ranging in price from $10 to $12, the gyros come served with rice or fries. Meats are roasted on a vertical spit, cooking continuously and shaved fresh to order. Other gyro selections include the chicken gyro and the marinated steak gyro. Whichever gyro you choose, taste buds won’t be disappointed!

Peppermill
2985 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 735-4177
www.peppermilllasvegas.com

One of Las Vegas’ most popular late-night dining spots, this 24-hour celebrity hot spot is probably the coolest place in town to enjoy a gyro. However, the neon-lit diner isn’t all flash, no substance; its gyro sandwich is truly delightful. Guests get two pita-style pocket sandwiches filled with spiced beef and lamb, tomato, onion and cucumber sour cream sauce for just $11.95. Perhaps you’ll even see longtime Las Vegas headliner Frank Marino (“Frank Marino’s DIVAS Las Vegas” at The LINQ Hotel & Casino) enjoying the dish while you’re there—it’s one of his favorites!

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When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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