Classic Las Vegas – Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge 1

For years I have been going to Las Vegas once or twice a year (when home) to attend CES or the Travel Goods Show. These are business trips though, and I’m typically too tired to go out for pure fun at the end of the day.

There’s one thing I almost always end up doing though…
Dinner at the Peppermill. Or, as it’s officially named, the Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge. After all, whatever else you do, or don’t do, you need to eat. So it’s nice to make it a reasonably-priced, friendly, comfortable meal and experience.

I came upon the Peppermill because it was on my walking route between the Las Vegas Convention Center and Circus, Circus, the hotel I used to stay at for convenience. It would be difficult to miss noticing the hot pink neon word “Peppermill” on the side of the building.

Walking into the 70’s decor of neon, purple and pink, I was surprised. But as I came to learn, that’s because it retains its original decor: 1970s Las Vegas.

Inside The Peppermill restaurant in 2023

Each time, as I am being seated, I am again impressed by the level of privacy and comfort afforded to the diners at each of the large U-shaped booths. The velvety soft-cushioned, booths are not just spacious, but are also separated by flowers and greenery.

There’s plenty of counter seating too, for solo diners what wish the companionship and energy of the staff and fellow diners. But of course, should you wish to eat in silence, that is respected. There’s no pushy staff at the Peppermill. (I’m sorry, I don’t have a photo of the counter seating.)

The chefs at work at the Peppermill restaurant in 2023

A closeup of the Peppermill restaurant's Tiffany light in 2023


The lighting, too, is a treat. Tiffany-style overhead hanging lamp and their flamingo motif.

And, of course, some neon.

Some diners or restaurants are designed to be loud. Although the decor may seem loud to you, the audible atmosphere here is not.

Now that you know what you’re missing, or can expect to experience at the Peppermill, you may want to know about the menu and pricing. Impressively, the entire menu, including prices is easily found at their website. Specifically at

You’ll find:

  • Many breakfast options
  • Appetizers
  • Soups and salads
  • Several sandwiches ($18-9 in 2024)
  • A good selection of creative flame broiled burgers ($17-21 in 2024)
  • Steaks
  • Various entrees
  • And the traditional drinks: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk, milk shakes, lemonade, iced tea, fruit juices, and soft drinks.
  • Of course there are desserts as well, including ice cream sundaes.

The only thing you don’t learn from the menu, is that the servings are generous. I wish I could find my photographs of my meals and my friend’s meals. I’ll keep searching. But I promise you that as we looked around at all the food trays coming past us, we kept saying “that’s a lot of food.” And my friends have liked their meals as much as I have liked my burger and fries. [Update: I’ll try to dine there again March 2024 while there for the Travel Goods Show.]

And by the way, their cocktails look fantastic. I have never tried their Fireside Lounge.

Oh and…
As you may guess, or expect if you’ve glanced at my photos already, this unique restaurant has been used as a film set for movies, TV, and music videos. There’s a list with links at

Parking at the Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge

There is “limited” free parking as I write this. However, the restaurant encourages customers to take public transit.

Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge

2985 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 735-4177

Per the website:
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 7am – 2am. Last seating at 1:15am.
Thursday: 7am – Midnight. Last seating at 11pm.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Open 24 hours

Per the website:
Restaurant reservations accepted after 4pm but walk-ins are welcome.

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One thought on “Classic Las Vegas – Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge

  • Ed Greenberg

    Back in the day, we had some of these in the Bay Area. Corte Madera (Marin) and Concord (Contra Costa) come to mind. There was also one in Reno.

    I have no idea how many of these are still extant.

    Thanks for the memory.