Is the Closest In-N-Out Burger Las Vegas Strip Location Within Walking Distance?

This is the closest In-N-Out Burger to the Las Vegas Strip

This is the closest In-N-Out Burger to the Las Vegas Strip

By Steve Beauregard (Updated November 2016)

As of now, the closest In-N-Out Burger to the Las Vegas Strip is the restaurant at 4888 Dean Martin Drive, which is on the west side of I-15. I say “as of now, because the first In-N-Out Burger directly on the Strip is scheduled to open in December at the Linq, joining other popular Linq Promenade restaurants such as Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequilla Bar, and Yard House, among others. (As of this writing in late October 2016, construction is still ongoing).

Until then, the Dean Martin In-N-Out is still the closest. It’s approximately 1/2 mile from the strip (as the crow flies) on Tropicana Boulevard, but further in distance if you’re walking (more on that in a second). The nearest strip hotels to the restaurant are the New York New York and the Excalibur.

It would take a normal, healthy person between about 15 to 20 minutes to walk the estimated .9 mile walking distance.


For those of you inputting it into a GPS, the full address is:

In-N-Out Burger
4888 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103


The hours for this location are as follows:

Sunday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Las Vegas was home to the first In-N-Out Burger outside of Southern California. There are a total of 12 In and Out Burger locations in Las Vegas. The state of Nevada has 16 of them total, with the other four being in Sparks, Reno, Carson City (the state capitol), and Laughlin.

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Walking Distance from the Strip?

Looking at this map, it appears that the closest In-N-Out Burger Las Vegas strip location isn’t that much of walk, however the roughly .9 mile distance on Tropicana can be deceptively long for those of you walking because:

(A) You have to use the sidewalk on the south side of Tropicana Avenue. It curves around a bit, making it a longer walk than if you could just cut across on the north side of Tropicana, and…

(B) Las Vegas tends to get a little warm during some months.

Some maps put the walking distance to In-N-0ut be around 1/2 of a mile, or roughly a 10 minute walk from the Strip, but that’s wrong. You can’t make a straight line to it as there is no sidewalk near the NY-NY and T-Mobile Arena sections of Tropicana. And if there is no sidewalk, you would be walking in traffic, facing the traffic head-on no less.

Closest In-N-Out Burger to the North end of the Strip

There is a closer In and Out Burger for those of you staying on the North end of the strip, (i.e. Circus Circus, The Stratosphere, SLS and the Hilton Grand Vacation Suites). The one at 2900 W. Sahara Avenue is probably not walking distance from the strip (unless you’re a diehard), but it’s a closer cab or Uber ride than to the In-N-Out near the New York New York.

(Go here for the Closest In and Out Burger to the Venetian)

The 2900 W. Sahara Avenue restaurant is a 1.6 mile drive from the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, and a 1.8 mile drive from Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. It’s also the closest In and Out Burger to old downtown Las Vegas (Freemont Street), at just over 4 miles away.

When staying at the Plaza Hotel and Casino downtown once, my friend insisted that we drive to the In-N-Out for lunch. I wasn’t sure why we had to go 8 miles to get fast food, when there were plenty of places to eat on Freemont Street, but I was glad he drove there. It’s one of those places you certainly have to try once, and despite the hype and build-up from my buddy, I was not disappointed with my “Animal Style” cheeseburger and fries.

The only other In and Out close to the Las Vegas strip is the one at 4705 S. Maryland Parkway. This restaurant is well to the east of the strip, and borders the campus of the University of Las Vegas Nevada. It’s a two mile drive from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, but less than a mile away if you wanted to walk, and take a pleasant short cut by walking through the UNLV campus.

This location is about 2 and 1/2 miles from the MGM Grand, and 3 miles from Planet Hollywood.

More about In-N-Out

For those of you unfamiliar with the popular fast food restaurant, In-N-Out Burger is a chain of hamburger, milkshake and french fry joints known for their simple menu and clean restaurants. Despite a plain concept and little advertising, they’ve developed a cult following.

There are now 310 restaurants in all. The restaurants are scattered mostly throughout the West and Southwest. Unlike most fast food restaurants, In and Out does not have franchises.

California has the most In and Out Burgers, at 212 restaurants. Other states lucky enough to have one, (besides California and Nevada) are Texas, Arizona, Oregon and Utah, with 10 restaurants. Those of you driving west to Las Vegas on I-15, who can’t wait until Las Vegas for your hamburger fix, can catch the In-N-Out Burger at St. George Utah. You’ll see the sign from the interstate just as you get into town, (it’s on the left).

The first one opened in Baldwin Park, California in 1948, but is no longer standing. (Photo courtesy of Joevare via Flickr).