Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar opens at SAHARA Las Vegas

First and only West Coast location features Las Vegas Strip-facing patio, VIP gaming pods, 50+ televisions, William Hill sports book and more
Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar
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Chickie’s & Pete’s, voted ESPN’s #1 sports bar in North America, celebrated the grand opening of its first West Coast outpost inside SAHARA Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 21, according to a press release.

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Founded in 1977 by Peter “Pete” and Henrietta “Chickie” Ciarrocchi, the crab house and sports bar has cemented itself as a Philadelphia staple and their World famous Crabfries have become synonymous with game days in the Northeast.

“As we near completion of our massive $150 million transformation, we are thrilled to welcome Chickie’s & Pete’s to our exciting new Strip-facing restaurant row,” Paul Hobson, SAHARA Las Vegas Senior Vice President and General Manager, said in the release. “We’re honored to be home to such a beloved venue for sports fans, especially as Las Vegas’ professional sports landscape continues to grow.”

“I couldn’t be happier to bring some brotherly love and the Chickie’s & Pete’s legacy to SAHARA Las Vegas,” said Pete Ciarrocchi, Chickie’s & Pete’s Chairman and CEO. “This is an incredibly exciting expansion over to the West Coast and we are honored to have such an iconic property as our partner in it.”

The menu features signature seafood creations like the specialty Crabfeast, Philly Cheesesteak Nachos, Chickie’s Wings, and a lineup of juicy burgers including the Ultimate Tailgate burger featuring a jumbo lump crab cake. It wouldn’t be Chickie’s & Pete’s without their proprietary creation that made them famous, Crabfries. The crinkle-cut French fries are sprinkled with a secret blend of crab spices and served with the restaurant’s one-of-a-kind white creamy cheese sauce for dipping.

The 8,200 square-foot venue is the only Chickie’s & Pete’s location to include a William Hill sports book, making it the ideal game day destination. Sports fans can watch their favorite teams across 20, 55″ televisions in the bar area and 24, 98″ and 65″ televisions across the dining area.

Chickie’s & Pete’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday during football season.

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
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