Since 1987, the family owned and operated Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant has been serving the Las Vegas Valley. While they do serve lunch and dinner, this old school Vegas diner is best known for their extensive breakfast menu featuring scratch made dishes using only the freshest of ingredients. Today, Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant operates four locations in the Las Vegas Valley. This review will focus on their location found at 1505 E Flamingo Rd, located about two miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.
After a late night in Las Vegas, I slept in and was in the mood for an early afternoon brunch. Being a Sunday morning, I knew I wasn’t the only person with this idea. If I wanted breakfast anywhere in Las Vegas, odds are I would have to wait. And, this was no different at Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant. When I arrived, there must have been 20 people waiting outside the restaurant. After putting my name down with the hostess, I was told the wait would be an hour. I was then handed a buzzer which would notify me when my table was ready. Hungry and too defeated to drive to another restaurant, I decided to hunker down and wait for an hour. I was just hoping the wait would be worth it.
The restaurant was divided into two large open dining rooms. There was one room to the left and one room to the right of the entrance. In both rooms, booths with seating for two, four, or six people were strategically placed, ensuring the maximum amount of tables could be fit into the space. The placement and design of the booths reminded me of a fast food restaurant.
The décor was basic with standard diner booth seating, tile floors, white walls, and ceiling panels straight out of the 1980s. Windows surrounding each dining room allowed in plenty of sunlight, brightening up the otherwise dull space. While some people might find the lackluster décor to be disappointing, I had no complaints. Sure the décor was old school and outdated, but for a diner in Las Vegas, this didn’t come as a surprise to me. I expected this and actually preferred it over a more modern design you might find at a fancy brunch spot on the Las Vegas Strip such as Mon Ami Gabi at Paris.
With that said, I found the interior to be extremely clean. I was surprised how often tables were being cleaned by servers and other restaurant staff.
Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant Menu
I was shocked by the size of the menu at Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant. It was massive with endless options. I appreciated how the restaurant made some of their dishes from scratch such as their pancakes.
For breakfast, you had your selection of classics such as waffles, fresh toast, pancakes, crepes, eggs benedict, and omelets. There was also a selection of breakfast combos and Mexican breakfast dishes. For lunch and dinner, there were sandwiches, burgers, and salads. In the mood for Italian dishes such as spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parmigiana? They had that too. There was something for everyone.
I usually post photos of the menu in this section, but the menu was just too large to do that. Instead, the entire Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant menu can be viewed at https://www.blueberryhillmenu.com.
Irish Eggs Benedict
After scanning over the massive menu, I settled on the Irish Eggs Benedict ($11.59). This version of eggs benedict was made with two English muffin halves topped with grilled corned beef hash, sautéed tomatoes, two poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. On the side, I had the choice of chunky breakfast potatoes or hashbrowns. I opted for the hashbrowns.
The most important component of the dish, the poached eggs, were cooked perfectly. When I cut through each large egg with my knife, I was rewarded with an explosion of rich, golden yolk. This yolk then mixed together with the buttery, thick hollandaise sauce which was coating both eggs. I wouldn’t say the sauce broke but it was thicker than your average hollandaise.
The grilled corned beef hash was my favorite part of the dish. Often, corned beef, especially from a can, can be flavorless and so wet that it loses all texture. This corned beef wasn’t from a can but homemade. The tender, moist meat was salty and rich with a distinct smoky flavor after being grilled until charred. Mixed into the meat were small but hearty pieces of diced potatoes and sweet sautéed tomatoes.
Though the English muffins were not homemade, they were fresh, delicious, and buttery. Each muffin was toasted on both sides resulting in a muffin that was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Best of all, the muffins did not fall apart even when topped with meat, sauce, and eggs.
Served on the side was a generous portion of hashbrowns. These simple potatoes were shredded fresh. They were cooked until golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside. I enjoyed the differences of texture between the crispy bits and the softer pieces of poatoes. For an extra kick of flavor and heat, be sure to ask for hot sauce. They had Cholula and Tapatio.
Being such a busy day, I was expecting the service to be lacking. Surprisingly, this wasn’t the case at all. The moment I sat down at my table, I was offered a menu and a drink by a friendly server. This sweet lady was constantly stopping by my table to check up on me, to refill drinks, and just to ask if I needed anything. I couldn’t believe how fast she was moving around the restaurant from table to table.
As mentioned before, the dining room was exceptionally clean. This was a result of the workers constantly cleaning the restaurant and immediately clearing tables after guests left. This ensured not only a clean restaurant but a shorter wait.
With four locations and over 30 years of history, Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant is a great choice for breakfast in the Las Vegas area. Though its décor could use an upgrade, the extensive menu, scratch made dishes, and friendly service made my visit to Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant worth it. I will just have to remember to return during the week when the wait is less than an hour.
- Extensive menu
- Scratch made dishes
- Friendly and efficient service
- Hour long wait
- 2.5% credit card fee
- No receipt when paying with cash
1505 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
GPS Coordinates: 36.11427,-115.13278
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