When I moved from Utah down to Las Vegas I had visions of a big city. A big city with eclectic food choices, varying quality, and tons of fresh deli’s. When I got down here, I found that Las Vegas was just like any other city. With out choices. The major food chains dot the landscape creating one to lack for the diversity of a multi-cultural society that Las Vegas boasted. Then I changed jobs and a friend who grew up in Vegas showed me a little shop. This little shop was Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop.
From my other reviews of Las Vegas area establishments, you will find those to be repeat visit reviews. There are old favorites that my family likes to go to. Capriotti’s qualifies as one of those places we could call a repeat occurrence. You see, I love good cheese steak sandwiches, deli sandwiches it just has to be fresh. This place has it.
Right in the front window you see the guy working on the grill. Once you enter the place their is a huge counter, that comes right about mid-chest high on me. I am about 6 foot tall. The menu is simple enough, and from the looks of it, it does not change. It is plastered on the wall. Small sandwiches are 9″, medium 11″ and large 20″. This place means it when they say large!
Jeff B. went to this place for lunch one day from work. He suggested this from a guy who works in our HR department. So, we go and order the SLAW BE JO. Yes, its a pun on words. However, this thing was loaded. It had tons of roast beef, provolone cheese, and Cole slaw. I could not believe it. Who would ever think to put Cole slaw on a sandwich. They did. It was excellent. Jeff and I split an 11″ split a bag of salt and vinegar chips, and we both had a pop. Freaking stuffed.
Why, oh why would I then think that I could put away a large? Saturday, I took my wife to the place. Showing off how good my lunch was. So, not remembering the size of the sandwiches I said, “a large cheese steak with everything”. Now, my friends when I said everything they take it literally. This thing had mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, pickles. I still have 2/3rds of the thing in my fridge. I was lucky to get out of there.
My wife ordered a “Bobbie”. It is an entire thanksgiving meal on bread. Turkey, cranberry sauce, lettuce and more. My daughter had a ham and cheese (small) she too has 1/2 in the fridge. For my wife, daughter, and I we spent $28 that included chips (large bag) and three pops. Pricey, however there is no other place in Vegas that can make a sandwich this good.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
3981 E. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120 (HENDERSON-GV)