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In-N-Out at Linq

Last edit: jimmybond on Thursday, 17th November 2016 9:28 am
Last response by okvegas 19th December 6:28am

it's happening - In-N-Out is coming to the Strip, opening in Linq shops in December.

Has vegas jumped the shark? I feel like this was the last big Strip holdout.

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 hail2skins responded on Thursday, 17th November 2016

I try to make it to the Strip once and love In N Out, so see this as a good thing......especially since I don't rent a car anymore. Although Flippin Good Burgers just past the FSE canopy seems to fit the bill quite well downtown.

The Strip jumped the shark a long time ago, and unfortunately it was hard not to notice the amount of homeless people occupying the "busker" circles underneath the canopy when I was there last week. But this week I signed back up for a March trip, and look forward to at least checking out SLS (which I still haven't been to) as well as Lucky Dragon.

 vespajet replied on Thursday, 17th November 2016

Not to mention the couple of folks doing arts and crafts for "donations". Unfortunately, there's not a lot that can be done since the area under the canopy is considered to be a public space. The panhandlers have definitely gotten worse over the last few years. There were a few times during VIMFP in which I was walking out of The D and was hit up by the same panhandler asking for money (Which is illegal, as it is considered aggressive panhandling and Las Vegas like a number of cities, has been cracking down on that. Signs are fine, verbally soliciting is not.). Several years ago, I was hit up by a panhandler inside of the Golden Nugget. The guy said that he had just got out of jail and needed money for bus fare out of town. That's pretty ballsy (or stupid) to be doing that inside of a casino. I told him that I had just put the last of the money I had on me in a machine and he walked off. A guy a couple of machines over told me that the same guy approached him a few days earlier with the same story.

 anawas replied on Thursday, 17th November 2016

Yeah, I was getting ready to leave the D around dawn Tuesday and someone asked me for bus fare before I could even get outside.

I think the main parts of the Strip are more safe, thanks to all the people around, but I didn't have any other problems on Fremont, even at weird hours.

My advice: Don't get so drunk you're unaware of the world around you and both the Strip and Fremont will treat you just fine.


Back on topic, the Linq In-N-Out still had high construction walls around it on Friday. Being an East Coaster I'll probably eat there on my next trip, but my first taste of Shake Shack has me hooked (and the lack of a line at 4pm was great!)

 vespajet responded on Thursday, 17th November 2016

The lines are going to be insane on a daily basis. Remember how long the lines were for White Castle when it first opened? It may be that way on a daily basis for In-N-Out. I'm sure that the location at Tropicana and Dean Martin will see a drop in business, as it is a pretty popular location since it is currently the closest location to the Strip.

 Drake replied on Friday, 18th November 2016

Were those long lines for the bathroom?

Jeez, I hope In-and-Out is better than White Castle...

 vespajet replied on Friday, 18th November 2016

In-N-Out and White Castle aren't even in the same league.

 KickedBoar591 replied on Friday, 18th November 2016

It's like White Castle is playing checkers and In-n-Out is playing lacrosse. But I'm a Californian who is overwhelmingly biased.

 lewintn replied on Sunday, 20th November 2016

You may well be overwhelmingly biased as a Californian, but as a Tennesseean who visits our glorious west often, In-N-Out is not to be considered in the same breath as White Castle. White Castle is garbage food that is only to be consumed, if then, when one happens to be on that fine line between drunk and blacking out. Then it could be seen as a, regrettable though necessary, emergency response. You still won't feel great the next day, but it may keep you from making even worse decisions than drinking too much and eating White Castle. In Nashville we have White Castle and Krystal (a southern chain version of White Castle) and I'd never visit either.

In-N-Out, though perhaps overly hyped a bit due to its geographic limitations, provides a delicious and fresh burger and fry meal which is good to enjoy any time. Tasty shakes as well!

How could adding this to the Strip be considered "jumping the shark?!" It wasn't the giant "observation" wheel? Mechanical bulls at the pirate casino? A Hooters casino? C'mon, adding IN-N-Out is a good thing, it's not like it's a Grand Bazaar Shops!

 vespajet replied on Sunday, 20th November 2016

The thing is that there had been multiple proposals for such a wheel for a number of years at various locations on the Strip (or just off of it), dating back to the early days of this site. Most died when the proposed resort they were going to be part of got shelved. The one proposed for Rio was canceled and at one time, there were two proposed at the same time a stone's throw away from each other. One was proposed as part of one of the various Frontier redevelopment proposals Phil Ruffin made and the other was proposed as part of the redevelopment of the Westward Ho site.

 levans replied on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

After the Friday VIMP concert I wanted something quick and easy so I went to White Castle. It took 20 minutes to put in my order. In-N-Out will have the same issues. Wahlburgers during the weekend is a 30 minute wait. But I went to In-N-Out years back and the line was so insane I never thought I would get my order in. Then I found myself right there at the counter. Their service is pretty fast.

 Ellagio responded on Thursday, 17th November 2016

It's about time. Tired of spending $10 extra on a cab upon arrival just to get my favorite $4 burger!

 cschoony responded on Friday, 18th November 2016

I agree with Ellagio. I love their burgers and no cab fare needed now. Not available in Canada of course. And White Castle is no where close to In-N-Out for taste - In-N-Out is so much better.

 blissfulignoramus responded on Sunday, 20th November 2016

White Castle serves sliders, not hamburgers. Nowadays, sliders are something you see offered all over the place, in a hipster/ironic way, meaning something served on a small hamburger bun.

White Castle didn't come up the term slider. It was a sarcastic reference invented by its customers, describing their tendency to slide right through your alimentary canal after consumption.

The White Castle slider consists of a tiny flat patty of ground meat, approximately dog food grade, and onion, fried on a griddle and thrown into a tiny bun. They are greasy, but yeah: it's been decades but I enjoyed them in the day. The story was that the burgers got smaller and smaller, because White Castle had to maintain some tiny price (10 cents or something). You can make a meal out of ten of them. But if you are looking for a hamburger, get something else. Calling White Castle sliders hamburgers is like calling Cookie Crisp cereal a chocolate chip cookie.

In-N-Out is the opposite. They serve an honest hamburger. People make a big deal about the secret menu and such nonsense, but go there and you will get an unpretentious burger, and it will be good.

 lewintn replied on Monday, 21st November 2016

Blissful, if you had a newsletter...I'd sign up for it! That's just some unadulterated wisdom and truth right there!

 motoman replied on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

@lewintn, Agreed!
Ten point bonus for "alimentary canal" reference; extra credit for Cookie Crisp analogy!

 wpsteel66 responded on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Still have not tried an In-and-Out burger…will have to try sometime during a future trip to Vegas since everyone has good comments and this chain is not around in my area…definitely will try this instead of White Castle…my White Castle days are way past me now…I do not even want to think how my GI system would react now...would probably take over a week to recover compared to the past.

 okvegas responded on Thursday, 1st December 2016

I'll be there this weekend. Doubt it's open, but I'll report back.

 okvegas responded on Monday, 19th December 2016

Stiil under construction as of December 5, 2016