Road Trip For Food! The Pioneer Saloon: Authentic 'Waterin' Hole'

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Cookin’ Up The Best This Side of Stateline

It’s that time of year in the desert for some minor road trippin’. The temperature is burger and chipscool and bearable. The skies are generally clear as a bell. On any afternoon, you can easily hitch up and head out a mere half-hour away from Vegas for some Nevada history and one of the best doggone Ghost Burgers this side of Stateline at the historic Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, NV.

Heck, take a Thursday night off from humdrum traffic and dazed tourists and enjoy a home-style gourmet dinner out where the stars appear Pecan Crusted Trout withsideofLobsteratPioneerSaloonabout ready to sprinkle down on you from out of the heavens. Enjoy a fine feast of Steak and Lobster, Pecan Crusted Trout, Rack of Ribs, or just a juicy Signature Burger in the Carole Lombard Memorial Room while being serenaded by Michael DeGreve and Kris.

Yep, every Thursday night from 6-9 p.m., you can have yourself a “dinner and show” at the authentic and historic 103-year-old Pioneer Saloon. Before or after a leisurely dinner and dessert there’s plenty of bar to belly up to in the main Saloon, the Ghost Town Cafe, and on the outdoor patio too.

For reservations to a Thursday night Dinner & Show, call or text 702-290-8325. For loads of fun and exciting upcoming events at the Pioneer Saloon, y’all visit

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From Las Vegas, drive south on I-15 traveling 20 miles to Exit 12 Jean, turn right and travel seven miles to Goodsprings. The Pioneer Saloon is on the right and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until the drinking is done. The Ghost Town Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.