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The Unexpected Charms of Silverado Ranch

Scott Dickensheets
Scott Dickensheets
Posted on July 10
Map of Silverado Ranch neighborhood

You could while away an afternoon here. (Google Maps)

Sitting between southern I-15 and the western edge of Henderson, Silverado Ranch sits in the shadow of the South Point resort. It has a surprising diversity of dining options, and while the funky shopping options are limited, City Cast audio producer Layla Muhammad suggests a visit to the Silverado Ranch Plaza, one of her favorite strip malls.

🍛 Grab a Bite

There’s plenty of dining variety in this neighborhood. Let’s start with Korean barbecue — Doh Korean BBQ is just one of several can’t-go-wrong choices. Prefer Caribbean? Big Jerk. Maybe it’s seafood you’re hankering for: I hear good things about SeaSalt Sushi and Oyster. And if it’s all-you-can-eat sushi you want, take it from me — I’ve downed an ocean of raw fish at Sushi Mon over the years, and their freshness and precise technique always impress.

☕ Sip a Cup

Tucked just within the northeastern boundary of Silverado Ranch, Grouchy John’s Coffee is one of the valley’s best java joints, with a casual, creative vibe and an almond-roca mocha worth the drive. If you prefer to brew your own, you can pick it up at Royal Coffee Roasters, knowing that for every pound they sell, they donate a meal to a child.

😀 Have Some Fun

Like many casinos, The South Point is a buzzing hive of things to do, from bowling to the 16-screen cineplex, from dining to entertainment (this week: comedienne Rita Rudner). What sets it apart is its expansive equestrian center, a mecca for horse lovers. (And don’t miss the statue of Vegas pioneer Benny Binion atop his horse, below.) Also fun: whiling away an hour or two amid the vintage finds of the Antique Mall of America.

statue of a Benny Binion on a horse

This statue of Horseshoe founder Benny Binion used to sit downtown. (Ethan Miller/Getty)

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