WE had to shortlist our shortlist of must-eat eats in Vegas due to our limited time. I remember my sister and dad raving about Oyster Bar, a tiny bar within the casino floors of the Palace Station. So, we decided to definitely go to this one.
We were warned of the wait. So, we already expected that especially after we finally saw the quaint little bar with roughly only 15 seats! There were about 20 people ahead of us standing in the line and when we saw the two girls behind us score some 99 cents margaritas, we knew it was a great idea for us, too.
Our wait turned out to be fifteen minutes. Fifteen minutes shy of two hours! By then we were starving and admittedly, quite tipsy already.
We decided to get different things so we could try everything. I chose the Seafood Jambalaya, my sister May got the Combo Pan Roast, consisting of fresh shrimps, crab, and lobster sautéed in brandy, cream, and tomato.
My sister Marissa got the Alaskan Chowder while my sister Kovy got the Palace Pan Roast with shrimp, crab, chicken, and sausage. The food server will ask for your preferred spice level between 1-10. For my Seafood Jambalaya, I chose three because I didn’t want it to be too spicy.
You get a front row seat to witness the magic that goes into your pan roast and the servers give you bread and butter to appease the hungry worms you starved inside your stomach.
We waited another 45 minutes after we got seated to actually get our food. Each plate looked so delicious but we had to hold off for just a couple more minutes to get some nice food shots (for this story and for Marissa’s Yelp review).
I must say the food was good but my Jambalaya was too spicy for my taste, it was burning my tongue. Was it worth the wait? My answer is a not-so-strong yes. Only because it was my first time to try Pan Roast in general and I like the creamy base to it. Will I order their Jambalaya again?
Probably not… It was good but nothing spectacular. Would I come back to the Oyster Bar? Yes, though only if I didn’t have to wait for over two hours.