The ClaimJumper restaurant just opened the first week of December (2013) in the Golden Nugget Laughlin.
We didn't expect to get there to try it for awhile, but unexpectedly ended up at the GN around lunch time. So, two of us popped in to grab a quick, light lunch. Or, so we hoped.
Service was fast. Of course, there were only a half a dozen tables occupied. Our waitress, for some reason, talked very loud. Perhaps for the benefit of some of the older customers she may have had. Ice Tea, and a Corona was our drink choice. It was after 12 o'clock and who says you can't have a Corona anytime in a Casino?! Drinks came fast. So far so good on service.
Breakfast is served all day. I debated briefly on the Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Tacos, or 3 of a Kind.
See their breakfast menu here
This didn't seem light enough though. So, I chose instead the BBQ Chicken Salad.
Char-grilled chicken with corn, black beans, carrots, tomato, green onions, cilantro and crisp corn tortilla
strips. Tossed with homemade ranch dressing and topped with sweet BBQ sauce $10.99
This was a huge salad. I knew it was going to be large but would of been enough for two. The dressing was good, not too much and not too heavy. Just a bit of BBQ sauce topped it. I was glad they went light on that too. Overall it was a good choice. Would of liked to see a bit less carrot and more black beans and corn. A few less tortilla strips on top would of been OK too. The white meat chicken was thinly sliced and flavorful. It was a nice, fresh salad.
The other guest with me ordered the Chopped Cobb Salad.
Char-grilled chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, avocado, bacon, diced egg and tomatoes with homemade bleu cheese dressing $11.99
plus a cup of the French Onion Soup
This salad was very good too. Heavier because of the bleu cheese dressing, which was excellent. Tasted homemade, not sure if it was or not. Included alot of very fresh Avacado. The french onion soup was in a very small cup but was tasty, with a nice broth, not too salty.
Both of us were only able to finish about 3/4 of the salad and that too effort. Half would of been a good stopping point. We enjoyed them and if you want to spend $11-12 on a big salad they are good choices. Not too sure about how healthy or low calorie they are though. A quick look on the CJ nutrition page of their website made me figure the first one would of been about 800-900 calories and the second one much more than that.
Looking over the menu one can tell the ClaimJumper is not for eating "right", "light", or "healthy". You could do it but it would take some figuring and special ordering. Most of the menu items are going to clock in way up in the range of the total calories you might want to consume all day. It is a hearty, fill you up, comfort food menu to be sure.
Eater.Com had a piece in April: Claim Jumper: The World's Unhealthiest Chain Restaurant?
Every now and then a meal like this is fun, all the food does look delicious. Try it, perhaps though the best time is before you make your 2014 New Years Diet Resolution this year!
The ClaimJumper is in the old location of Harlow's. Little has changed inside, except some of the decor. It is comfortable but you can hear much of the Casino noise, including the recently placed Keno lounge right nearby.
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