March is Women’s History Month. With that in mind, today we focus on one of Las Vegas’s first female restauranteurs, Mrs. Mattie Jones. Her restaurant was one of the Entertainment Capital of the World’s landmarks. It was called The Green Shack.
Opened by Mattie Jones in 1929, famous Las Vegas figures from Benjamin “Bugsy” Seigel to Liberace visited the establishment during its existence. The dining establishment was open for 70 years. It closed in 1999. At the time of its closing, it was Las Vegas’s oldest restaurant.
Popular dishes at the eatery included its signature fried chicken, fried shrimp and steak. Above is a picture of The Green Shack sign courtesy of The Neon Museum.
Las Vegas history buffs speak frequently of The Green Shack and its significance to the city. Las Vegas has a rich history. This is a city of visionaries and entrepreneurs. Our past bodes well for our future.