Do you enjoy hanging out in kitschy, over-the-top, western theme bars with a million and one pieces of flair? Then Roadrunner Saloon is the place for you. As blatant as the motif is, it’s a cool space with a large bar area in the back, a dining area with plenty of comfy booths, and a really cool enclosed patio with a fire pit and plenty of seating. The biggest negative of the atmosphere is the foul, backed up sewage drain smell as you walk in.

They had limited happy hour specials when i went — a couple beers were only a couple bucks and a few items on their bar food list were half off. After placing our order a food runner dropped off some tasty chips and salsa. We thought they were complimentary, but as it turned out they went to the wrong table. Our waitress let us know if was a mistake but let us eat them anyway.

For dinner the wife went with sliders — two small beef sliders with cheddar cheese, chipotle mayo, and caramelized onions. They came with crinkle cut fries. Not bad, but they won’t make you forget about the slider truck any time soon. Our son had a kid’s quesadilla with fries which he enjoyed. The carne asada burrito I had was stuffed with grilled New York steak, cilantro pesto rice, pinto beans, cheese and a red chile sauce. It was topped with tomatoes, cilantro and sour cream and accompanied with a side of potato salad. The steak had a smokey flavor to it with a good bit of heat as well.

According to their website, chef Matthew Silverman, a Californian who worked his way up Wolfgang Puck’s organization, helped open the Roadrunner franchise along with Agave and Vintner Grill. While Roadrunner is no where near as good as Vintner Grill, it’s a respectable tavern with above average bar food. Giddyup.

3 Stars

9820 W Flamingo Rd
Spring Valley, NV 89147
(702) 243-5329

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