Top Lunch Spots Near Las Vegas’s Jury Duty

December 23, 2014 10:00 PM

For most people, the phrase “jury duty” sends shivers down their spine—and not because they’re excited about it. But there is an upside to serving on a jury in Las Vegas: it gives people the chance to check out downtown Las Vegas’ many delectable lunch spots. Granted there’s a Capriotti’s inside the Regional Justice Center, but the building’s close proximity to hot spots like Fremont Street and Downtown3rd make it easy for jurors to venture outside and try what downtown’s budding dining scene now has to offer. Just make sure you’re back in time from your lunch break—with menus as good as these, it can be easy to lose track of time while savoring every bite.

Carson Kitchen
124 S. Sixth St., Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 473-9523

One of downtown’s most talked about new dining spots, Carson Kitchen boasts a menu of social plates, entrées, sandwiches and stone-oven flatbreads by celebrity chef Kerry Simon. Menu must-tries include the crispy chicken skins with smoked honey, the veal meatballs with a flavorful sherry foie gras cream and the baked mac & cheese. Since nothing costs more than $18, if time allows, go ahead and treat yourself to dessert: the glazed donut bread pudding with three rum caramel and vanilla crème anglaise is so good, you’ll almost feel like you’re committing a crime with each bite!

MTO Café
500 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 380-8229

Standing for Made to Order, this popular café across from City Hall specializes in fresh comfort food for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. Its lunch menu features a selection of soups and salads, along with inventive wraps such as the celery sucker with collard greens, quinoa, tzatziki, baba ganoush, tomatoes, cucumbers and a side salad and the fat Elvis sandwich made with French toast, bacon, banana, peanut butter, strawberries and Nutella. There’s also a selection of burgers available like the hearty hangover burger topped with bacon, fried egg, Tillamook cheddar and special sauce. Whatever you decide on, jurors are sure to leave feeling like they made the right choice.

Park On Fremont
506 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 834-3160

With its eye-catching patio out back featuring object d’art from eroded items such as a footed bathtub overlooking the outdoor bar and a Cinderella-style carriage situated on the rooftop, this downtown hot spot offers jurors a welcome change from the court room. Its mouthwatering menu is ideal for lunch, offering a selection of handheld items like the fried chicken and waffle sandwich: a palate-pleasing twist on the Southern favorite featuring fried chicken sandwiched between applewood-smoked bacon waffles and served with wild turkey maple syrup drizzled on top. Diners can also feast upon seasonal selections like the homemade meatball sandwich that includes three meatballs on French bread topped with Bolognese sauce and macaroni, or the Asian chicken salad prepared with cucumber noodles, mandarin oranges, teriyaki chicken and lettuce and topped with toasted almonds.

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Pizza Rock
201 N. Third St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-0838

This downtown pizzeria serves every type of pizza imaginable, from Chicago cracker thin to classic Italian and Sicilian style. Boasting an extensive menu of gourmet pies created by 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, nothing on its extensive menu disappoints. Must-tries include the Cal Italia—a sweet combination of asiago, mozzarella, imported gorgonzola, sweet fig preserve, prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano and balsamic reduction that won the gold medal in the Food Network Pizza Champions Challenge—and the California Honey Pie made with Quail Hollow Farm honey, calabrese peppers, green onions, mozzarella, Piave cheese, fried caramelized onions and serrano peppers. Don’t have time for a whole pie? Pizza Rock also sells an array of New York slices, calzones, paninis and more at its convenient walk-up window, making it a fast yet tasty lunch option for busy jurors on the go.

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Triple George Grill
201 N. Third St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 384-2761

This San Francisco-style steakhouse is known as a power lunch spot, making it a great place for jurors to think about the evidence they’ve seen so far. In addition to a selection of steaks, salads, soups and seafood, the lunch menu at Triple George Grill boasts a Ten Under $10 selection featuring such delectable dishes as the downtown Reuben—tender corned beef with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing—and the charbroiled chicken sandwich marinated in garlic and fresh herbs and served with shoestring potatoes. If you have time, be sure to start your lunch with the baked goat cheese marinara—it’s delicious!

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 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