Stripburger & Chicken at Fashion Show to Close This Summer

Our first visit to Stripburger & Chicken at Fashion Show Mall was a roller coaster ride of emotions.

First, we were thrilled to discover Stripburger serves some of the best burgers and chicken tenders we’ve had in Las Vegas.

Second, we were told by a restaurant staffer Stripburger will close by July 2022.

Cue the sad trombone.

While very visible, it’s hard to tell Stripburger is an entire restaurant and bar with much deliciousness inside.

Lots of people discovered Stripburger following the Strip shutdown due to the pandemic.

It was one of the first restaurants to reopen, and gained lots of fans at a time when Strip traffic was almost non-existent and cyclists would cruise Las Vegas Blvd. and stop by for food and drinks.

Stripburger looks like a hamburger stand, but there’s an entire restaurant inside.

Stripburger is operated by Lettuce Entertain You, the company behind the adjoining El Segundo Sol (formerly Cafe Ba Ba Reeba).

We’re told when Stripburger closes, El Segundo Sol will expand into the space.

Apparently, tacos and margaritas are killing it next door.

Lettuce Entertain You also operates some of our favorite Las Vegas restaurants, including Mon Ami Gabi and Eiffel Tower restaurant at Paris and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab at Forum Shops.

Stripburger is on our list of favorite Las Vegas restaurants until July, so there’s that.

Stripburger doesn’t have an expansive menu, but what it does, it does really well.

Without us, how would you know this stuff? And don’t say anything dumb like “Google.” Rude.

The restaurant is apparently known for its Blue Cheese Burger, but we aren’t into foreign food, so we went with the Bacon and Cheddar Burger.


Why didn’t you tell us about this place sooner?

That was plenty of food, but we couldn’t resist trying the chicken tenders. The “buttermilk-fried jumbo chicken tenders” are some of the best in Las Vegas. We were bummed they were out of honey mustard dipping sauce, but the K.C. Barbeque did the trick.

Among the top three tenders in Vegas, along with Whiskey Licker Up at Binion’s and Cane’s.

The tenders come with fries, but we also got an order of Garlic Herb Fries just so we could tell you how they are. They’re great, too.

Yes, our arteries tapped out, but it was fun while it lasted.

The prices at Stripburger are reasonable given its very visible Strip location.

Since successful restaurants don’t tend to close in Las Vegas (unless there’s a sex scandal), we get the feeling the location provided some challenges to Stripburger. (And possibly the weather, as it’s an open-air restaurant.)

It’s highly visible, but we don’t suspect there’s much foot traffic at that spot. The restaurant sits across from the former Alon site, and former Wynn West site, both projects scrapped, and now the parcel’s being used as a laydown yard for equipment being installed at the MSG Sphere.

To sweeten the deal for customers, Stripburger offers a happy hour, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Deals include draft beer for $4-5, call drinks for $5 and solid deals on drunchie food like burgers, fries, nachos and chicken wings.

Cheap eats for your next Strip adventure. The clock’s ticking.

The service is great, and there’s a bar front and center, making Stripburger perfect for solo dining.

No waiting, decent prices and quick service. What’s not to love about Stripburger?

Which leads us to the crushing disappointment associated with finding something new to love only to hear it’s going away.

The first rule of Vegas, of course, is to avoid getting emotionally attached, so we plan to enjoy Stripburger while we can, despite the fact heartbreak lies ahead.

If you self-park in the Fashion Show garage, take the first left and go as far east as you can. There’s a small staircase that pretty much puts you at Stripburger’s doorstep.

It sounds like the crew will transition to El Segundo Sol or other Lettuce Entertain You venues, so there’s that.

Stripburger & Chicken, we hardly knew you, but we’ve still got a few months of burgers and chicken tenders and possibly liquor-infused shakes to enjoy before you’re done. All good things must come to an end, and thankfully, tacos and margaritas can be very helpful with the grieving process.

Update (3/31/23): It seems our server at Stripburger was right about the closure, but wrong about the date. The restaurant’s last day of service will be April 2, 2023, after 16 years of operation. A new restaurant will open in fall of 2023, the concept hasn’t been announced yet.