Restaurant Review: Cafe Aquarius – Laughlin NV (Lunch: 06-21-14)

By: Keith Bennett (staff reviewer)
Cafe Aquarius Restaurant Review By: Keith Bennett

STAFF REVIEW: It was the first day of summer and the hotels were moderately busy. At 11:00 am there was no wait and we were seating quickly. We wanted a breakfast item so we ordered the “Just Right Breakfast Skillet” at $7.99 which is a layer of potatoes with onions and bell peppers with bacon, sausage and your choice of eggs with a topping of cheese. We wanted to try the Fish and Chips that we had talked about the day before and our companions assured us were prepared “just right” at the Aquarius. The Fish and Chips are not on the “regular” menu and you cannot find them on the Café Aquarius menu on their website. Instead, you will find it on their “Comfort Food Menu” at your table. READ THE FULL REVIEW…


Restaurant Review: Pints Brewery and Sports Bar – Laughlin NV (Dinner: 03-28-14)

By: Keith Bennett (staff reviewer)
The Loading Dock Restaurant Review By: Keith Bennett

STAFF REVIEW: We’ve enjoyed Pints Brewery and Sports Bar on previous visits and now, with virtually ALL of the Colorado Belle’s “C-Deck” restaurants shuttered and closed over the past year, the dining choices are limited.

It was setting up to be a busy weekend for March, as this weekend is sandwiched between Spring Break weeks for most every school and university in the country. That said, the live of maybe 20 people was moving quickly, and even with a party of 7 we were seated in no time at all. READ THE FULL REVIEW…


Restaurant Review: The Loading Dock Bar and Grille – Laughlin NV (Lunch: 03-28-14)

By: Keith Bennett (staff reviewer)
The Loading Dock Restaurant Review By: Keith Bennett

STAFF REVIEW: We were in Laughlin March 27th – 29th 2014 and had an opportunity to have a leisurely lunch at The Loading Dock Bar and Grille. We had attempted to try the new restaurant the day prior. That day, Friday evening, we had arrived to have dinner, but the management informed anyone walking up to the restaurant that the Colorado Belle’s Internet or computer system was “down” and no credit cards nor points earned on the Edgewater/Colorado Players Cards could be used. Hmmm… READ THE FULL REVIEW…


Restaurant Review: The Loading Dock Bar and Grille – Laughlin NV (Dinner: 06-21-14)

By: Keith Bennett (staff reviewer)
The Loading Dock Restaurant Review By: Keith Bennett

STAFF REVIEW: Earlier this evening, the first day of summer, June 21st 2014, 8 of us who were in Laughlin Nevada for The Beach Boys concert decided to have dinner at The Loading Dock Bar & Grille. This new restaurant is so well ‘thought out’ featuring indoor and outdoor seating; indoor and outdoor bars, and live entertainment with the Colorado River as a the backdrop to the outdoor stage, all The Loading Dock has to do is deliver some decent food and service to make a huge success here. We are “hopeful!” READ THE FULL REVIEW…


Restaurant Review: Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop – Laughlin NV (Dinner: 06-19-14)

By: Keith Bennett (staff reviewer)
Cafe Aquarius Restaurant Review By: Keith Bennett

STAFF REVIEW: Three of the four SUB sandwiches I wanted to try all had Russian dressing and I was leery. The Italian consisted of genoa salami, capricola and prosciuttini without Russian dressing so that was our choice. Since there were two of us, we had a choice of a 9 inch, a 12 inch or a 20 inch SUB. We calculated that the 20-inch SUB offered the best “bang for the buck” and decided to order that and then split it. As it turned out, that 20-inch sandwich can satisfy the hunger of 4 people for a quick snack, or feed 2 people without being feeling like you didn’t have enough to eat. READ THE FULL REVIEW…


Restaurant Review: Grand Buffet – Laughlin NV (Dinner: 06-20-14)

By: Keith Bennett (staff reviewer)
Grand Buffet Restaurant Review By: Keith Bennett

STAFF REVIEW: Most recently we had dinner here on Friday (Crab Legs and Prime Rib) 06-20-14. If you are a fan of Crab Legs, you can scarf them to your heart’s desire on Fridays. I noted piles and piles of crab leg shells from numerous patrons who take advantage of this Friday night treat. My table companions were certainly crab fans. One always saves room for a slice of Prime Rib with some spicy horseradish sauce. READ THE FULL REVIEW…


Restaurant Review: Black Bear Diner – Bullhead City AZ (Dinner: 06-20-14)

By: Keith Bennett (staff reviewer)
Grand Buffet Restaurant Review By: Keith Bennett

STAFF REVIEW: Today, Sunday morning (06-22-14), we left the Laughlin Strip, filled up on gasoline at Sam’s Club in Bullhead City, AZ where ALL savvy Californians take on a load of WAY CHEAPER gas than what they will see when they re-enter California! After gassing up it was about 11:00 am and we pulled into The Black Bear Diner for a late breakfast. Since breakfast is a staple at The Black Bear Diner, it doesn’t matter what time of day it is: my kind of restaurant! The place was very busy and we had a 25 minute wait. READ THE FULL REVIEW…


Restaurant Review: Wild Style Burgers and Pizza – Laughlin NV (Lunch: 08-01-14)

By: Keith Bennett (staff reviewer)
Wild Style Burgers and Pizza Restaurant Review By: Keith Bennett

STAFF REVIEW: Today, Friday afternoon, one day shy of the 30-day opening-anniversary of Wild Style Burgers & Pizza inside The Edgewater Hotel/Casino in Laughlin NV we decided to see if the Edgewater management hit the home run I predicted back on July 2nd when the new restaurant opened.

It was HOT on the drive over from Southern California yesterday —118 degrees— before we descended lower into the valley where the Colorado River meanders south towards Needles. It cooled off to a manageable 117 degrees! What’s that famous comment of Laughlin / Bullhead City Retirees and Palm Springs residents?: “Thankfully, it’s dry heat, so it’s simply lovely…” Yeah, right… READ THE FULL REVIEW…