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The Big Mess – Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
99 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Welcome to Big Mess, where you can find classic American Bar-BQ featuring signature smoked meats paired with hearty sides. Whether dining in or taking out, Big Mess is a Bar-BQ lover's delight, where you will truly appreciate the food - and the wet nap.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (702) 456-7777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chuck Clark

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. p

    pie33

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Unfortunately, the restaurant closed its doors at the end of the day.
  2. VE

    VERYPICKY

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    YUMMY! Brisket melt in your mouth and the amazing smokey flavor in the ribs! Sweet tea just perfect and the service was AMAZINGLY FANTASTIC! A hidden gem!!!
  3. l

    locallady

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best barbecue since I moved to Las Vegas. Beef ribs are amazing and portions are huge. Eight of us had a birthday dinner there and each person loved their selection. Service was attentive and prompt. It is inside Sam's Town "green belt" so it is actually lovely and interesting to people watch. From the patio area, you can even watch the water show. We all agreed that we will be back.
  4. NL

    NormaL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The beef brisket and pork ribs were overcooked and dry. In fact the brisket was too tough to eat. And why serve a piece of plain white bread with no butter on the plate. Awful disappointing won't recommend or go back.
  5. SS

    SueS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BBQ pork ribs fell off the bone. . . . . . sooooooo tender. A must place to eat if one loves BBQ food!
  6. DA

    DAVEF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food great place to eat we will go back
  7. d

    danielm

    Las Vegas

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at a reasonable price. Highly recommend it for a great meal.
  8. JR

    JanelleR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was not at all like expectant the brisket was extremely dry and difficult to chew. Jay the busser was very attentive and polite. The server not so much.
  9. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Large very tasty meals with friendly and efficient service make this an excellent value for BBQ.
  10. r

    russells

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Roy, was outstanding. He went the extra mile.
  11. GV

    GraceyV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were fabulous!! The staff was friendly and made the birthday special.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    overall the food was good and the services was amazing , everyone was so friendly .
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sams town opens a quality, bbq place. And Sam's town does it right. We has a group of 8, one in a booster seat. Ordered a rack of ribs, two orders of shrimp, one order of pulled pork. My personal selection was the two meat combo, with brisket and hot limks, everything was excellent, even good tasting hush puppies. We got good reports about the collatd greens, the cole slaw, and mac and cheese, the baked beans. Excellent service from an very friendly, experienced waitress.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing service was amazing
  15. M

    Michelle

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. Ordered brisket, chicken dinner and Bbq pork appetizer. Chicken was delicious. Brisket and pork was disappointing. Both were very dry.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, side dishes were small but very good. Meat selection was nice, and tasted great
  17. F

    Finngirl1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food. Similar to Famous Dave’s but platters smaller and pricing a little confusing.
  18. FD

    FrankD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    THE HOST STUNK MADE US WAIT AT LEAS 10 MIN TO BE SEATED WAITER MARGRATE TO SLOW IT WAS VERY BUSY BUT NOT OUR FALT
  19. MP

    MikeP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had an enjoyable dinner with my wife. Good food, good music. We'll be back soon.
  20. B

    Bill

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. Decent prices and quite a large variety of options along the bar-b-que genre.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reina our server was amazing. Super yummy food! Everyone should try this place.
  22. l

    lvfordguy

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding food, but service while very friendly, was a bit on the slow side. Not enough to take away from the overall experience, but if you are looking for a quick meal, look elsewhere. If your looking for great BBQ at reasonable prices, you've found it at The Big Mess!
  23. LD

    LauraD

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We sat on the patio where the tables have an iced beer cooler in the center. They had two great better specials, for the draft livers it was a BOGO and for bottles is was only $15 bucks for 6 beers that stayed ice cold in the built in beer cooler. We started with BBQ pork rinds and brisket fries, both were very tasty. Our entrees were widely varied in the group showing the diverse menu they offer. I had the Big Mess salad, so fresh and tasty, blackened salmon wad ordered and portion size was very generous and I was able to add some to my salad which was a nice touch. My son ordered the Big Mess burger which had pulled pork on it and he loved it. My husband ordered the catfish which was amazingly Delicious, easily the best catfish we have found in town. We will go back again as this is a great spot for food and drinks in a casual atmosphere that is great to hang out with a group of friends.
  24. M

    Mias

    Atlantic City

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Big Mess has great food at low prices you would not expect in a casino. We had the BBQ chicken which comes with super yummy baked beans, a very good corn muffin and coleslaw. Delicious! It was more food than we could eat. At $30 for a great dinner for two, how can you beat it? Oh yeah, the service was great also. If you like BBQ, don't muiss this place!
  25. C

    Clifford

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Omg delicious fried chicken which I substituted add ins for fries and gravy .... had twice in a week! 👍🏼😜
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    The food was bland and tasted old. Most of it we could tell was prepackaged and not fresh. The frozen foods tasted frozen. This was not good BBQ at all. All the meat was dry and flavorless. When telling the waitress she just shrugged her shoulders and said sorry and walked away. No offer to change anything or inform the kitchen staff or cook. It was slop for drunks who can't tell the difference. My family and I won't visit here again. We will just save up for the Angry Butcher which happens to be amazing in comparison.
  27. AR

    ARPtak

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Place was fun, food was good, but the noise was a bit load for us.
  28. M

    Mack

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very prompt and courteous.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there. We met friends for a casual dinner. The all-you-can-eat BBQ meal was great ($14.99). Our server, Blanca, was very friendly and helpful with menu selections. I will definitely go back to the Big Mess.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The special was excellent for the price and we had plenty of food that we took home for leftovers. Really enjoyed the experience.
  31. P

    Phillip

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was very good however I was surprised for a 7 o'clock dinner the food was very dry.
  32. M

    Mias

    Atlantic City

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If you like a whole bunch of bbq at reasonable prices, you can't beat the Big Mess. All you can eat before 6 PM ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, baked beans and cole slaw for $15. The beans are really yummy. If you are old, stay near a bathroom after eating.
  33. R

    Robher

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Came for the all you could eat BBQ special - it was an amazing deal for some very good food. The portions were huge, the service quick and friendly, and the food was overall very Good. The ribs were great, the beef brisket was tender and tasty (some parts more tender than others), but the chicken was somewhat dry so I wouldn't ask for that again.
  34. MF

    MouseFan

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Waiter had too many tables assigned, no time to check if anyone needed anything or refresh drinks, but he was nice and when had no tables but 2 was able to chat - the meal was over. Had the all you can eat bbq; corn was uncooked and old, brisket was the best, ribs dry- little to no meat, pulled pork was tough and dry-one lump, not pulled apart, chicken was way overcooked, couldn't choke down. So for $14.99 the amount of food is good value, for what was actually edible, not so much. And this massive casino restaurant serves instant Lemonade! Nasty OMG
  35. SA

    SomethingAH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious, but a little disappointed in the brisket. It was dry and a little over seasoned. I will go back because I truly think it was a fluke.
  36. RD

    RayD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and Roybin was pleasant and friendly. The food was tasty and plentiful.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time while visiting Las Vegas on vacation!
  38. TG

    TomG

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and tasty food at a reasonable price.
  39. S

    Shelly

    Las Vegas

    88 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The servers are not friendly or attentive. The backwaiter was so much more deserving of the tip.
  40. TL

    TracyL

    Las Vegas

    145 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Summer special was great but service was very lacking.

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The Big Mess – Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Flamingo

  • Neighborhood

    Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chuck Clark

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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