On your way to see the Hoover Dam? Hungry? Then go off the beaten path and check out the Southwest Diner in Boulder City Nevada, a cure for fast food.
You’ll find excellent home cooked food with good service in a funky, fun ambiance. The country décor with antiques (Look for the old hand-crank washing machine in the corner) was well done, not too much stuff. And our drinks came in Mason jars, fun!
It doesn’t matter what time you show up, the Southwest Diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great Southwest Breakfasts and Omelets include ‘Those Potatos’ – pan-fried with onion and bell pepper – and a choice of homemade banana nut bread. Their breakfast specialties include Santa Fe Potato Pancakes and Chile Relleno Breakfast.
We arrived in time for a late lunch, and as we were starving (first meal of the day – hey, we were in Las Vegas!) we ordered dinner. With our fresh salads we tried their homemade chili. It was a good bowl of red with beans, not too spicy, and served in a mason jar as well.
Then came the main courses. The Homemade Pot Roast looked like grandma made it. It was fork tender and delicious. The Santa Fe Chicken Breast was topped with sautéed onions, bell peppers, green chilies and mushrooms, with Jack cheese melted over all. The chicken was moist and tender. Very good! Both meals came with soup or salad, mashed potatos with brown gravy or fries, and a basket of fresh made breads. The huge pieces of corn bread were excellent, sweet, warm and crumbly – Yum! And although the dish of ice cream was a small one, it was a perfect bite of sweetness to end the meal.
With a selection of sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, shakes, malts, and homemade desserts, plus a daily selection from the blackboard menu, the Southwest Diner has something for everyone, at prices that will please the person paying!
So get off the main road and try a little local taste –you’ll love it!