The Canteen Food Hall Has Some of the Best Chicken in Vegas

The Rio Hotel & Casino has officially replaced its buffet with a new trendy eating establishment — the Canteen Food Hall.

The Canteen Food Hall opened to the public on Friday, Jan. 19 with a small collection of six restaurants, including a few standout eateries from locally renowned hospitality groups, according to Eater Las Vegas.

For example, there is Tender Crush, which is a new spot from the team behind Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. The chicken tender outpost features tender and crunchy chicken strips in a variety of flavors, from Nashville-style to Korean-style kimchi dry rub.

Along with Tender Crush, there’s also a list of what are soon to become some of the best lunch restaurants in Las Vegas:

  • Attaboy Burgers: A burger joint with a straightforward menu of delicious burgers and a root beer float complete with craft brewed root beer from Big Dog Brewing Company.
  • Nama Nama: A sushi bar with made-to-order handrolls, poke bowls, nitro matcha, and more.
  • Shogun Ramen: A local restaurant known for serving some of the best ramen in Las Vegas at its current locations on Blue Diamond Road and in Henderson.
  • Tony Luke’s: A chain restaurant that originated in Philadelphia that specializes in delicious sandwiches, including chicken cheesesteaks and roast port Italian sandwiches.
  • Southland Burrito Co.: A restaurant serving up Sonoran-style burritos, including options with brisket barbacoa and more.

Food halls are quickly becoming a staple of the Las Vegas cuisine scene. For example, last winter, Aria Resort and Casino shuttered its buffet and opened the Proper Eats food hall. The Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas also converted existing parking space into a food hall as well.

The Canteen Food Hall is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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