Palace Station Hotel & Casino
2411 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Dining date: 5/7/15
The Oyster Bar at Palace Station is slightly off the beaten path, albeit a fairly well-known spot for great seafood off-strip. It’s open 24 hours a day, frequently with a long line that stretches through the slot machines.
There’s plenty of fresh seafood simply prepared (raw oysters and clams, crab and shrimp cocktail) as well as in a gumbo, pan-roast, chowder, jambalaya, bouillabaisse, etouffée, or pastas. All the food is cooked to order in steam kettles in front of diners.
This was my second trip to the restaurant and first for my parents.
LUMP CRAB COCKTAIL
Shelled lump crab meat made for some easy eating. A couple of lingering small shells were a little annoying, but the crab meat was sweet and tasty.
COMBO PAN ROAST Shrimp, Crab and Lobster
The pan roast has been my favorite dish here. It has a creamy tomato base, filled with a variety of seafood and meats. This one was all shellfish, perfectly cooked in the delicious sauce. Rice was an ideal vehicle to soak up all the goodness.
HOUSE GUMBO Shrimp, Crab and Lobster
Gumbo is another house favorite. They do a very good one here, with plenty of depth and richness.
SHRIMP SCAMPI Served with Linguine and choice of red or white sauce
Noodles were slightly on the soft side, but did a good job of soaking up the sauce filled with shellfish flavor. Large plump shrimp were pretty delicious.
SHRIMP & LOBSTER FRA DIABLO Sautéed Shrimp and Lobster in a spicy Tomato sauce served over linguine
More soupy than saucy, this tomato-based sauce carried a fair amount of heat but the same plump shrimp and lobster.
I really enjoyed Oyster Bar. It’s a no frills spot where the focus is clearly on the food, particularly seafood. And there is where it excels; I can’t get enough of that pan roast and gumbo.