Smashburger in Las Vegas

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  1. [​IMG]The selection of hamburger restaurants in Las Vegas continues to grow and includes newcomer Smashburger. This modest-sized chain of burger-centric restaurants specializes in premium hamburgers and unusual menu items. Just as the name implies, the burgers are smashed on a very hot grill. They’re made from fresh Angus beef that comes in 1/3 pound or 1/2 pound patties. Their Smashfries have a hint of rosemary (sounds odd, but tastes great), and they offer sweet potato Smashfries. If you don’t like potatoes of any kind, you can try their fried pickles.
    Every Smashburger city has its own one-of-a-kind burger. Las Vegas has the Sin City Smashburger, which comes with a fried egg, bacon, cheese, and onions. You may want to split this burger with a friend–it’s sinfully good, but it is a whole lot of food.
    Smashburger is a step above fast food. Customers order at a counter but a waiter brings your food and drinks to the table; beer and wine are also available. In addition to burgers, you can have Smashchicken or Smashdogs, but the burgers are definitely the draw here.
    I’m definitely a burger person, so I stick to their burgers–although I make sure that I’m very, very hungry before a visit to Smashburger. Even the smaller sized burger is almost too big for me to finish. I’ve never been brave enough to try their Las Vegas Sin City burger (something about an egg on a burger just sounds wrong to me), but I watched one of my friends devour one and pronounce it the best burger he’d ever had. Smashburgers are some of the better restaurant burgers I’ve eaten–not fast food and not on-the-Strip gourmet, but a big, tasty hamburger that fills you up. Smashburger’s locations in Las Vegas are off the Strip, so if you think that whole egg-on-a-burger thing sounds good, you’ll have to leave the tourist corridor. Their locations in west Las Vegas are close to Red Rock Canyon, which seems appropriate since a good hike would work up the appetite necessary for their burger sizes.
    Smashburger has four locations in Las Vegas. Their closest location to the Strip is across from UNLV at 4725 S. Maryland Parkway. Smashburger has two locations in the western portion of the Las Vegas Valley, one at Lake Mead and Buffalo (7541 W. Lake Mead Blvd.), and one at Ft. Apache and Sahara (9101 W. Sahara). In the far northwest, Smashburger is at Centennial and Ann (5655 Centennial Center Blvd.).
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    [​IMG]Photo of lone Smashburger courtesy of Celeste Lindell
    Photo of Smashburger tray courtesy of Dyanna


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  2. monitor
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    monitor Gold Member

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    I never saw Smashburger until one was opened in New Jersey at the Riverside Mall in Hackensack. I guess that I had a brain lock when I visited because I ordered a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich instead of a Hamburger. Shame on me, the sandwich was rather poorly done. Hamburger next time.
     
  3. b58

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    I never been to Smashburger, but every time I am in the western states I go to In-n-Out.

    How tastes the Smashburger compared to In-n-Out?
     
  4. I've been to the Smashburger in Fort Worth. Haven't done In-n-Out yet, so cannot compare, but general impressions are:
    1. Steak n Shake does better "smashed" patties.
    2. Grease. Lots of grease on the Smashburger.
    3. Smashchicken is OK; less greasy than the burger.
    4. OK, I didn't think the sandwiches were that great, however, I'm in love with the rosemary-olive oil smashfries. Unique spice for fries, and it tastes good. Not fond of sweet potatoes, so I have no opinion on the sweet potato fries, but a friend swears by them.
     
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    Harrah's has jumped in with KGB Burger. We've been twice, both times late. Been very happy with it.
     

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