Winnie & Ethel’s downtown diner las vegas

Simple & classic

Modeled after the iconic, round-the-clock American eatery of the 1940s, Winnie & Ethel’s Downtown Diner draws upon the rich history and legacy of Las Vegas’ Huntridge Theater and neighborhood.

Chef Aaron Lee and CEO Mallory Gott named the restaurant after his grandma Winnie and her great-grandma Ethel whose warm, loving kitchens were always open.

We’re here to deliver delicious food in an astonishing space, creating a welcoming place where our downtown Las Vegas family can gather, break bread, and forge bonds that build community—any time of the day or night*.

*Round the clock diner service beginning in 2024.

Aaron Lee and Mal Gott, owners of Winnie & Ethels Las Vegas

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“Good groceries”

“Good groceries” is more than just an old saying; it’s a heartfelt expression of the joy and satisfaction that comes from savoring a homemade meal prepared with love and care. It’s a reminder that there’s magic in a kitchen filled with the aroma of a well-cooked meal, and the act of crafting something delicious from scratch is a cherished tradition worth preserving.

Aaron Lee and Mal Gott, owners of Winnie & Ethels Las Vegas

Meatloaf deluxe

Our meatloaf is a symphony of flavors and textures, just like grandma used to make. A generous slice of meatloaf is served piping hot, with a perfectly crispy exterior, concealing a juicy, tender interior. The blend of ground beef, pork, and veal, seasoned with a secret mix of herbs and spices, creates a savory explosion on your taste buds. Accompanied by a rich, velvety brown gravy that’s poured generously over the top, this dish offers a mouthwatering medley of umami goodness. On the side, a mound of creamy mashed potatoes and buttered green beans completes the meal, evoking the quintessential comfort food experience that has made diners like these timeless institutions.

Winnie & Ethel’s Downtown Diner’s savory meatloaf is a flavorful journey to a simpler era, where the warmth of home-cooked meals served as a reminder of life’s uncomplicated pleasures. Good groceries!

Winnie & Ethel’s signature pancakes

Winnie and Ethel’s signature pancakes are a work of culinary art, served in generous stacks that practically defy gravity. Each bite reveals a delicate, airy interior, with a hint of vanilla and a whisper of butter in every mouthful. The golden edges offer a slight crunch, giving way to the melt-in-your-mouth center. These pancakes are a canvas for creativity, allowing you to customize your breakfast with toppings like fresh berries, syrup, and a dollop of whipped cream. As you indulge in each forkful, the world outside seems to slow down, and you’re transported to a simpler, more wholesome time.

The pancakes at Winnie and Ethel’s Downtown Diner are a delicious reminder that some traditions are worth savoring for generations to come. Good groceries!

Aaron Lee and Mal Gott, owners of Winnie & Ethels Las Vegas
Aaron Lee and Mal Gott, owners of Winnie & Ethels Las Vegas

The meatloaf sandwich

In the heart of a 1940s diner, where nostalgia and comfort reign supreme, there’s a mouthwatering delight that captures the essence of a bygone era: the Meatloaf Sandwich. As you step through the door, you’re enveloped in the cozy, vintage ambiance, where the air is filled with the enticing scent of homestyle cooking. Picture yourself at the counter or in a cozy booth, where you’re warmly welcomed by a waitress in a retro uniform.

This unique sandwich features a thick slice of savory meatloaf, prepared just like grandma used to make, nestled between two slices of perfectly toasted bread. What sets it apart is the special jam, a secret family recipe passed down through generations, carefully spread on top of the meatloaf. The jam, a delightful combination of sweet and tangy flavors, beautifully complements the rich, hearty meatloaf. It’s a harmonious blend of old-fashioned comfort and a touch of innovation that will transport your taste buds back to a simpler time, offering a symphony of flavors that’s nothing short of extraordinary. This Meatloaf Sandwich with a Special Jam is the embodiment of the 1940s diner’s commitment to keeping cherished traditions alive while embracing the occasional delicious twist. Really Good groceries for sure!

Location & hours


Winnie & Ethel’s is located in the Huntridge Center in Downtown Las Vegas on the corner of Charleston Blvd. and Maryland Pkwy, and ample parking is available in the Shopping Center parking lot.

1130 E Charleston Blvd #140
Las Vegas, NV 89104

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Monday 8am - 2pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8am - 10pm
Thursday 8am - 10pm
Friday 8am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 2pm

About us

Aaron Lee and Mal Gott, owners of Winnie & Ethels Las Vegas

Aaron Lee and Mallory Gott

Winnie & Ethel’s Downtown Diner – one of only six finalists chosen from nearly 90 submissions to compete in Dapper Companies’ The Great Las Vegas Coffee Shop Giveaway – has officially been announced the winner of the Huntridge Shopping Center location and $950,000 contest award package. On Thursday, May 19, Dapper Companies held a press conference at Vegas Test Kitchen, where media and the community gathered to hear which concept won the contest.

“We are overjoyed with the outcome,” said Mallory Gott, half of the Winnie & Ethel’s duo and owner of G+A| An Experiential Design Firm. “We woke up, and our lives were changed,” continued chef Aaron Lee. “It took a lot of hard work, but we are so grateful to be here and to start working on the next steps.”