Mabel’s BBQ Owner Chef Michael Symon Returns to Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas

Mabel’s BBQ Owner Chef Michael Symon will return to Palms Casino Resort with the reopening of the property this spring. Located next to the Sports Book, Mabel’s will offer an authentic and traditional smokehouse feel, a high-energy experience and a variety of barbeque favorites and other distinctive dishes.


“We are thrilled Chef Symon and Mabel’s BBQ will be returning to Palms,” said General Manager Cynthia Kiser Murphey. “I’ve been very fortunate to travel to Chef Symon’s hometown to taste his delicious food and enjoy the one-of-a-kind vibe he’s created in Cleveland. It’s an unforgettable experience.”


Today @ChefSymon shared on social media (@mabelsbbqlv) the excitement for the restaurant’s return.


“Mabel’s BBQ at Palms holds a special place in my heart and I’m beyond excited to get going again, hiring team members, creating new signature menu items, and building upon the appeal of the restaurant with the locals and tourists. Get excited, we are coming back on day one with many new experiences to come,” said Chef Michael Symon.

The restaurant will host a hiring event later this week for numerous positions including sous chefs, cooks, stewards, servers, runners, bussers, hosts, and mixologists.

Details below:

Thursday, March 24th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, March 25th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Candidates should park in the surface lot at Palms and enter through the exterior of Mabel’s. Interviews will be conducted on the patio at Mabel’s, which is on the north side of the property near valet parking.
  • Candidates unable to attend the job fair in-person can apply at


Chef Michael Symon, James Beard award-winner and Iron Chef, designed the Las Vegas iteration of his beloved BBQ restaurant to resemble the West Side Market – Cleveland’s oldest food hall. The arched structure over the bar and dining area at the entry, exposed brick walls, and the industrial lighting reflect the aesthetic of the market. The restaurant will again feature barbeque must-haves like smoked beef brisket and pork belly – served by the half pound, new sandwich offerings, an outstanding smash burger, and classic/seasonal sides. The Palms location includes an outdoor patio, complete with social games, a wide variety of craft beers and a selection of bourbons, whiskeys, and spirits from around the world. With inviting viewing areas for games and a stage for live entertainment, Mabel’s is also perfect for groups and festive gatherings.


Palms Casino Resort begins its new chapter in Las Vegas history with the reopening of the property this spring.

About Chef Michael Symon

Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Mediterranean and Eastern European family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes that not only reflect his heritage but the city he was raised in. He also shared his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network, Burgers, Brew & ‘Que and as ABC’s resident Chef. Symon is the author of six award-winning cookbooks, four of which have landed on the The New York Times best seller list.



About Palms Casino Resort

Palms Casino Resort is making history as the first resort in Las Vegas fully owned and operated by a Native American Tribe. Set to reopen this Spring, Palms Casino Resort features two distinct towers with 766 hotel rooms and suites, a diverse mix of bars, restaurants, live entertainment venues and immersive lifestyle experiences across a 95,000-square-foot reimagined casino. The resort also includes 190,000 square feet of meeting, convention and event space; the Pearl a 2,500-seat theater; an expansive pool and spa area; wedding chapel; the Brenden Theatres 14-screen cinema and nearly 600 units at Palms Place condominiums.


Palms is located just west of the center of the Las Vegas Strip off I-15 on Flamingo Road. Palms Casino Resort is owned by The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority (“SMGHA”) an affiliate of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. For more information visit or the Palms Press Room. Follow Palms on social media Facebook Twitter Instagram.



About San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority 

The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority is a governmental instrumentality of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe, created for the purpose of independently carrying out the investment in, and ownership and management of, gaming and hospitality businesses outside of the San Manuel Reservation.