Flippin’ Good Re-Opens on Fremont East With Waitstaff, New Look, Better Food

Flippin’ Good restaurant is back in business on Fremont East in downtown Las Vegas after a significant renovation.

With its recent overhaul, Flippin’ Good has gone from fast food to casual dining, complete with the addition of servers.

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Flippin’ Good isn’t fancy, but it’s downtown fancy.

The restaurant has tweaked its full name from Flippin’ Good Burgers & Shakes to Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer.

We suspect the restaurant’s pivot had to do with not only sagging business, but also the opening of a White Castle nearby.

All the changes have resulted in vast improvements over the former concept.

Flippin' Good Fremont East

Flippin’ Good features the four food groups: Chicken, burgers, fries and beer.

The new interior is a mix of wood, steel and brick.

Booths, with padded seats, are at a premium. During a recent visit, we asked about a lone unoccupied booth and were told it wasn’t available because someone had made a reservation for it. Note to self.

The new Flippin’ Good features a slick new bar.

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You can’t Fremont and not beer. It’s the law.

At the moment, the bar serves beer and wine, but our hope is it becomes a full, Captain Morgan-enabled bar soon.

The menu’s prices have been bumped up a bit to reflect the restaurant’s new direction, but from the items we’ve had, it remains a solid value.

The grilled chicken sandwich was excellent, and the fries are as good as we remember.

Flippin' Good

Pavlovian response in three…two…one.

Here’s a peek at one side of the menu.

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Please don’t rupture your eyeball. Here’s a larger version.

We wouldn’t leave you hanging, here’s the other side.

Flippin' Good menu

We’re fairly sure concretes are frozen custard, but we are a blog, not a flavor chemist. Here’s a better look.

We also took a stab at the chicken tenders. While they pale by comparison to Cane’s or Twin Peaks here in Las Vegas, they hit the spot, and the dipping sauces cover all the bases.

Yes, we made a sports reference. We won’t let it happen again.

Flippin' Good downtown

Sauces include Cluckin’, Tennessee BBQ, Carolina Gold, Buffalo, Buttermilk Ranch, Flippin’ Good and Honey Mustard. There will be a quiz.

On a return trip, we tried the Flippin’ Good Burger and found it to be, again, a satisfying offering.

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Flippin’ Good gives good bun.

The previous iteration of Flippin’ Good had challenges with food consistency, and it still hasn’t worked out all those kinks entirely, but the new Flippin’ Good has made great strides in quality, variety, portion size and overall ambiance.

Flippin' Good Fremont Street

Flippin’ Good was once Uncle Joe’s Pizza and Kabob Korner. Consider our intestinal history preserved.

We’re hopeful Flippin’ Good will veer away from its decision to position itself as “the pioneer of Downtown Las Vegas honky tonk.”

First, we don’t know what that means.

Second, country music is to ears as Admiral Nelson rum is to tongues, and we don’t mean that in a good way.

From the Flippin’ Good Facebook page and menu: “Whether you like scorchin’ chicken eats, grass-fed steak burgers, shivery shakes or ice cold local brews, we gotta ‘lil somethin’ for everybody. Lip smackin’ and knee slappin’, we like to invite y’all home. Here, you’ll be treated like kin.”

We’d love to think they’re being ironic, but the country music says otherwise.

Flippin' Good Fremont East

Yes, Las Vegas has an “outside.” We just avoid it whenever possible.

Still, Flippin’ Good has upped its game in a big way and we recommend a stop to check out the new look and menu.

Flippin’ Good is located between Inspire Theater and a restaurant called The Smashed Pig, across Fremont Street from one of our favorite downtown haunts, Evel Pie.

7 thoughts on “Flippin’ Good Re-Opens on Fremont East With Waitstaff, New Look, Better Food

  1. VegasSlushy

    Looks nice inside, but there are so many places on my list of places to go that it is unlikely I’ll dine here before it goes out of business and is reimagined as something else.

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  2. Justin Rasmussen

    As far as the chicken tenders comparison goes. Original Chicken Tender in Luxor, MGM Grand and I believe there is a 3rd location, Mirage maybe? are IMO the best tenders. Original Chicken Tender, Pizza Rock, Coney Dogs and Ping Pang Pong are the things I constantly crave between Vegas trips.

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  3. Manybar Goatfish

    A really good veg burger would be sort of a no-brainer to add to the menu… that might be the one reason I would walk in a place like that more than once. I don’t think you’d see me there twice for the burger or other greasy selections. I can get grease anywhere.

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    1. Manybar Goatfish

      So I missed the Crispy Vegan Chik’n option at first glance, but still, a deep-fried veggie burger disguised as crispy chicken doesn’t inspire me. I genuinely like the idea of a veggie burger. I don’t need to pretend that it’s meat – and especially not deep fried meat.

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      1. Manybar Goatfish

        Disclaimer: I’ve eaten enough cheeseburgers and french fries to have killed 7 or 8 people. It’s surprising I’m not dead yet.

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