Debbie Hall
Dan Marino's


Dan Marino, the famous football player, opened his restaurant, aptly named Dan Marino's, at Hooters Hotel and Casino when the property debut in 2006. Dan Marino's is a combination of casual yet upscale dining with good food, an atmosphere that tailors itself to either a group of friends getting together or a romantic meal, and is a quiet interlude in a rambunctious casino. It achieves all of this plus it is opened 24 hours a day. This is quite a unique place. So let's tell you right now that Dan Marino's is NOT a sports bar. What Dan says on his website about his restaurants (both in Las Vegas and Miami) is, “"Welcome to Dan Marino's Fine Food and Spirits. Inventive recipes, a cosmopolitan decor, a seasoned staff and a full-time chef ensure an afternoon or evening of first class dining entertainment at Marino's. And like Dan himself, we're dedicated to giving our guests a legendary experience, so your comments are always welcome. In the meantime, please enjoy your visit today and be sure to stop by one of our fine restaurants very soon." Dan Marino’s lives up to it promise in every way.


Hooters Hotel and Casino is a very fun and loud place with music, cheering, laughter and a party atmosphere. But when you walk into the foyer of Dan Marino's, it is like there is a bubble of some sort. It is not that anyone makes you uncomfortable but more like you have a place to go for a change before joining the festivities again. There is a piano in the foyer and you can either go to the full service bar or be seated immediately. There are booths in plush leather designed like love seats, so you and your date can site very close. There are “regular” booths if you like comfort and tables for groups. The lighting is soft without being low, and you really can hear yourself speak and listen to others who have joined you.

The food is very American and very filling. The 24-hour restaurant, known for its “all you can eat ribs,” has added some seafood entrees.  During lunch hours, a tilapia fish sandwich will be featured. On the dinner menu, Ahi Tuna and Mahi Mahi have been added.  There are great starters along with salads, steaks, chops and desserts. I personally believe that Dan Marino's has the BEST Appletini (with a melted sour apple Jolly Roger candy on the bottom) and they have added even more specialty drinks from martini blends to cosmopolitans.


What was originally just a weekend service is now available seven days a week. Recently, Dan Marino’s 24-hour Dining introduced the weekend buffet. That buffet is now offered from 7am to 1pm with the cost is just $9.95 per person. Dan Marino’s 24-hour dining also offers 25 cent wings from midnight to 6am.  Now all patrons will be able to indulge in the world-famous and authentic Hooters Chicken Wings at a fantastic price day or night.  I have to warn you, there is a minimum 10 piece order and you must dine in (oh DARN).


Dan Marino’s

Hooters Hotel and Casino

115 E Tropicana Ave,

Las Vegas, NV 89109


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