Laughlin’s quaint charm attracts millions of visitors each year, and when it comes to dining, Laughlin has its share of satisfying buffets, but the options certainly don’t stop there. You can enjoy great steaks and American food but more sophisticated fare as well.

Adding to that, nothing makes a meal more enjoyable than a fantastic view of the Colorado River, something you can only find in Laughlin. Here are six great Laughlin restaurants experiences that will make great vacation memories and keep you coming back to this small town with its share of big thrills.

Gourmet Room (at the Riverside): Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Colorado River at this cozy piano bar with gourmet French cuisine. Watch the water taxis stroll by along with your lobster and filet mignon, Coquilles St. Jacques and other distinctive French dishes. Top it off with Banana’s Foster dessert fired up right at the table.

Hickory Pit Steakhouse + Bar (at the Edgewater): Long-time patrons gush about the decadent, sophisticated big-city entrees at a very reasonable price. Freshly-baked bread starts off every meal. Steaks are the specialty, but there’s plenty more for those who want other options. Coconut Shrimp, King Crab, seared scallops are all popular menu items as well.

The Vineyard Ristorante (at Aquarius Casino Resort): Perfect for that special occasion with that special someone, the Vineyard offers an authentic Northern Italian fine dining experience. Intimate ambiance and impeccable service, the Vineyard offers specialty pastas with seafood, steak, chicken and an extensive wine list. For that quiet wind-down after a long day of exploration or water play, the Vineyard takes you away from the hustle and bustle and can’t be beat for a serene evening reset.

Dining in Laughlin

Bumbleberry Flats (at Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall): Billed as “American Comfort Food,” Bumbleberry Flats is a favorite breakfast hangout where you can take in the beautiful Colorado River as you wake up. Bumbleberry is sought out for its pancakes, waffles and Southern Pecan, Peach Bourban and Raspberry Swirl French Toasts. You will leave full with hearty offerings like Steak and Eggs, Prime Rib Hash, Apple Chicken Sausage Benedict, Pulled Pork Pancakes and a lot of other uniquely American and very filling menu items.

Duet Coffee & Wine (at Aquarius Casino Resort): Open early and late, Duet allows you to enjoy a great glass (or bottle) of wine any time of day or a creative coffee creation, espresso, or cappuccino. Light lunches include panini sandwiches, fruit plates, salads and breakfasts offer pastries, muffins and croissants. A modern and open casual environment with free wifi, Duet routinely impresses visitors who learn to not pass it off as a quick-stop café but instead see it as a place with a surprising number of different beverage and food offerings to explore.

To learn more about Laughlin’s wide range of dining options, go to visitlaughlin.com.