A Poker Insider’s Guide to Las Vegas Slideshow

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They come for the World Series, and stay for the food

Jamms Restaurant

In a very “un-Vegas” kind of way, Jamms Restaurant gets the little things like coffee, corn beef hash, omelettes, and delicious bread just right.

Society Café at the Encore

Order a Bloody Mary to be made tableside to go with your Frosted Flakes French toast or their Ultimate Steak and Egg Sliders (they come with a bacon-Cheddar muffin). And keep an eye out for players like Johnny Chan.

Bellagio’s Snack Bar

When hunger strikes, there is no better solution than the no-name snack bar right next door to the poker room. Where everything else in the Bellagio is pricey, this stand serves up satisfying bacon cheeseburgers and pulled pork sandwiches on the cheap. Standing in line here may be the perfect place to spot players like Ben Lamb.

Social House

Phil Hellmuth loved his meal at Social House so much he tweeted about it: “My wifey arrived in town: so happy!! We are now eating a terrific meal--w great "Rock Sake"--@SocialHouseLV Next stop: movie theatre...”

Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse

At the 24-hour steakhouse (should there be any other kind?), order the signature steak and soak up the history that surrounds you — poker icons like Doyle Brunson dined here alongside members of the Rat Pack, on many an occasion. Stop in the poker room after dinner to see walls lined with pictures of World Series of Poker winners through the 1990s.

Jaleo

Famed chef José Andrés’ Vegas outpost of his popular tapas restaurant, Jaleo, serves traditional Spanish fare like jamón ibérico, garlicky shrimp, and chorizo with potato purée to skilled players like Katie Dozier.

RIO Las Vegas Restaurants

Catch players like Jason Mercier, Phil Ivey, and John Juanda munching on delicious pre-game breakfasts at the Sao Paolo at the RIO or on delicious ribs for dinner at the hotel’s All-American Bar & Grille (pictured) during the tournament.