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99 cent shrimp cocktails

When hearing about old school Vegas, someone always mentions the .99 cent shrimp cocktails. Is there anywhere in Vegsa (mainly the strip area) where you can get these .99cent shrimp cocktails?

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1. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

West Ward Ho, but you may want to take some Pepto Bismol or Amodium AD along with you...lol. Other than that I have no clue where else you find them.

Paul

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2. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

The Golden Gate - downtown is the "home of the Las Vegas Shrimp Cocktail" they claim to have started serving them in 1956??? - I think they are still serving from the original batch they cooked up back then! ha ha

They actually offer 2 different shrimp specials: one is $0.99 small 'salad shrimp' in sause; the other "my Vote" the $2.99 BIG SHRIMP COCKTAIL!!! for the extra $2 you get real jumbo shrimp, and most likely avoid the 911 call from the bathroom begging for a stomach pump!

Enjoy!

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3. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

Not sure what Wel's problem is with the shrimp at the Golden Gate. I worked there for a year, never saw anyone run for the bathroom the whole time I was there. The shrimp is fresh, they go through so much, there is no way it couldn't be fresh. If there was a problem the health department would shut them down immediately. One option he forgot to mention is the Krab cocktail, same $.99 price but you get big pieces of imitation Krab meat.

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4. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

No problems with The Gate. nonetheless, I am always fearful of any .99 food / meal product. that goes for the Dollar menu and Wendy's, McDonalds etc etc. I actually liked the Gate. I thought my review of the Big Shrimp was rather kind.

Thanks for all your comments Vegas, it is always good to hear from the insiders.

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5. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

My hubby and I make it a point to eat as many shrimp cocktail as we can at the GG every year!! They are the best. I prefer the smaller shrimp for .99.

It's an awesome deal and never had any problem getting sick.

They also have great sandwiches, soup, etc.

On the other hand my tummy cannot tolerate McDonalds at all. :-( Now that's junk food!

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6. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

Not only does Golden Gate have the best $0.99 shrimp cocktail in town, it also has the coolest atmosphere. It's one of the oldest casinos in town, has a bunch of cool old photos of San Francisco, some old slot machines and the first telephone in Las Vegas on display. The Gate is the best "Old Vegas" downtown casino since Binion's sold out. It is very much worth a side trip downtown. Make the trip in the evening and you will also get a chance to hear a real live piano player. Have a drink, eat some shrimp, look around the place, maybe gamble a little and check out the Fremont Street Experience. Its worth an hour or two of your time.

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7. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

Thanks everyone.....Golden Gate here I come!! I will be in Vegas next week, words can not begin to describe my excitement.

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8. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

Ok, granted I'm from Louisiana and owned several shrimp and crab boats in my life, but why would anyone want large bites of IMITATION KRAB? You gotta be kidding. What is that stuff, white fish?

Any idea where these shrimp come from? I'd bet it's someplace like Vietnam or China. Sorry to desent VM. But ... Thanks, but no thanks. If you want great shrimp and crabmeat, visit N'Awlns and I'll hook you up.

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Im just so excited Im peeing my pants with anticipation on going to the Golden Gate for Imitation Krab.

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10. Re: 99 cent shrimp cocktails

Regarding the first answer: You will need Pepto AND a time machine if you want to get Shrimp Cocktail from the Westward Ho. It's been gone for a while.

The Shrimp Cocktail at the Golden Gate is 1.99 unless you sign up for their players card (Club 1906). With the card it is still .99 cents.