BB King’s Blues Club
Restaurant reviews are easy to write when the restaurant is very good…or very bad. So what can you say about a restaurant falls into a mundane category and there are so very few interesting mundane adjectives to describe it?
This probably isn’t an issue for food writers in most cities, but when it’s a restaurant in a major resort on the Las Vegas strip the words are even harder to find. This brings us to BB King’s Blues Club at the Mirage.
To be fair, it’s a good thing to find a restaurant connected to a celebrity name in a major strip resort that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and can get you out at under $25 per person. That’s pretty much where the good things stop and ordinary kicks in.
On a recent weekday evening our group of five diners consumed food from an uninspired menu (if there were any specials, our waitress didn’t mention them). Our cheese dip ($8.00) and spinach appetizers ($9.00) were served with colorful, not quite stale, chips.
The fried catfish entrée ($18.00) included two nice sized pieces of dry fish served on top of cold, limp fries and two strangely textured hushpuppies. We think we liked the cole slaw, but there wasn’t enough of it in a little plastic condiment cup to be sure.
On a darker note (yes, it was very dark in the area where we were seated), beware of an 18% gratuity automatically added to your bill and be prepared for the lack of restrooms. Should you need to wash up before eating, you will need to exit the restaurant and walk quite a distance through an impressive selection of slot machines to any one of the public restrooms located out in the Mirage casino area.
The breakfast menu looked a little more interesting than the lunch & dinner menu and I suspect might be worth a try if you happen to be staying at the Mirage.
BB King’s Blues ClubThe Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd So.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
6:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Sun – Wed
6:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Thurs – Sat
6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
BB King’s Blues Club website