When you just crave the foods that only mom can make, head to these five restaurants in Las Vegas. Fried chicken, international spins on comfort food, pizza, warm pretzels and deviled eggs are just some of the dishes you can find.
1 Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
This Miami transplant at the Venetian features Southern fare such as fried chicken with watermelon, shrimp and grits and a fried green tomato BLT decked out with cured pork belly and house-made pimento cheese.
2 Tom's Urban
Give comfort food an international flair at Tom's Urban at New York-New York. Southern-style pulled-pork sandwiches, Angus beef burgers smothered with green chili, queso fresco and pico de gallo and St. Louis baby back ribs are just some of the dishes here.
New York-New York, 702-740-6766
3 Pizza Rock
Does comfort food get any more comforting than pizza? Pizza Rock is the king of pizza in Las Vegas. Try the Detroit Red Top with its butter toasted edges, your new favorite deep dish pizza.
201 N. Third St., 702-385-0838
4 Culinary Dropout
Breakfast is one of the best places to seek out comfort foods, and the brunch menu at Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel covers the gamut from breakfast burritos to Cap’n Crunch–encrusted French toast. In the mood for dinner? Try the house-made potato chips, grilled cheese sliders or warm pretzel bites with gooey provolone fondue.
Hard Rock Hotel, 702-522-8100
5 Carson Kitchen
Kerry Simon's Carson Kitchen features deviled eggs, baguettes topped with a bacon jam and crispy fried chicken skins dipped in smoked honey, all new versions of comfort food you never knew you needed.
124 S. Sixth St., 702-473-9523