Nevada Restaurants

Including Nevada Bars

Nevada restaurants run the full gamut of dining options. This is a state with more world-class destination resorts than you can shake a stick at, each with restaurants to match the high quality that their guests expect. At the other end of the spectrum are the classic diners and neighborhood pubs that specialize in providing good food and lots of it on a daily basis to the hard-working locals who make their lives here. These Nevada restaurants and the state's eateries that fall between them on the scale of glitz and glamour all provide their own unique takes on dining, and all should be sampled at least once by anyone who truly enjoys the culinary experience. Nowhere else will you find such quality food in such a wide range of flavors, styles and settings as you will among the Nevada restaurants. At the hotels and casinos are high-end steak and seafood options and a growing number of sushi and Asian-inspired diners. Nevada’s cultural history has provided a legacy of Italian and Basque restaurants. And the wide selection of cafes providing good old-fashioned American comfort food hearkens back to the days before the state had built such a reputation for gaming and entertainment. Entrée, side dish or dessert, if it exists, one of the Nevada restaurants probably serves it.

Nevada has a selection of bars that serve up great liquor, beer or wine (but no food). The Wild West influence is evident in many of them, whether by personality or the design of the place. Belly up, order your favorite poison, shoot a game of pool, throw some darts and mingle with the others. Some allow smoking, some don't. Some are dive joints, some are one hair shy of fancy.

Must-tries at Nevada Restaurants

It can be hard to sample all of the food and dining experiences that the Nevada restaurants have to offer, so here are a few ideas to start you off. Try a family-style dinner at a Basque restaurant. Have some authentic Native American fry bread. An Awful Awful Burger and Rocky Mountain Oysters should also be on your list if you want to say you’ve really tasted the best of the Silver State.

Bertha Miranda's Deli & Take Out

Nevada Restaurant
7693 S. Virginia Street, Reno
(775) 853-1233

Bertha Miranda's Deli & Take Out can satisfy all of your Mexican food cravings in her cozy cafe inside the Chevron service station building. The menu isn't as extensive as at her restaurant, Bertha Miranda's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, but all the tasty traditional dishes are here for you to enjoy, whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner. Everything right down to the tortillas is handmade... read more

Bertha Miranda's Deli & Take Out can satisfy all of your Mexican food cravings in... read more

Bertha Miranda's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Nevada Restaurant
336 Mill Street, Reno
(775) 786-9697

Step into Bertha Miranda's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina and enter a relaxing tropical garden where you're sure to enjoy your meal. Bertha serves the finest Northern Mexican Chihuahua-style homemade dishes. The large menu contains all your traditional favorites and a variety of combo plates, including vegetarian. All cooking is done with corn or soy oil, making it vegan, vegetarian and heart friendly. Delicious specialties include several... read more

Step into Bertha Miranda's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina and enter a relaxing tropical garden where... read more

Black Bear Diner

Max Casino
Nevada Restaurant
900 S. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 283-0777

Black Bear Diner is a franchise chain headquartered in Redding, California, but the ursine theme of the eatery makes it a perfect fit for the Reno market. Those who are familiar with the eatery know that the distinctive font and black bear logo are a signal that classic diner fare is at hand. Breakfasts are big on pancakes, waffles, omelettes and egg combos while lunches... read more

Black Bear Diner is a franchise chain headquartered in Redding, California, but the ursine theme... read more

Brothers Barbecue

Nevada Restaurant
463 Roberts Street, Reno
(775) 384-3547

Hidden inside a converted home on the east side of Midtown (just off of Wells Avenue) is one of the most delicious local smokehouses in Reno. Brothers Barebecue keeps the menu simple with Applewood Pulled Pork and Barbecue Beef Brisket, smoked in house and served on a French roll with home-style "kicked-up" coleslaw. But for the extra hungry, there's Louisiana spicy sausage, barbecue chicken and,... read more

Hidden inside a converted home on the east side of Midtown (just off of Wells... read more

Creme Cafe

Reno's Midtown District
Nevada Restaurant
18 St. Lawrence Avenue, Reno
(775) 348-0571

For an exceptional Midtown Reno breakfast, brunch and lunch there is Creme Cafe. Feeling high end and homey at the same time, Creme Cafe twists classic American and French cuisine into its own one-of-a-kind menu. The highlight is the crepe, with savory options like the Farmhouse (bacon, spinach, onion and cheddar cheese) or sweet like the Cobbler Crepe (cider-spiced apples, whipped cream and oat crumble).... read more

For an exceptional Midtown Reno breakfast, brunch and lunch there is Creme Cafe. Feeling high... read more

El Adobe Cafe

Reno's Midtown District
Nevada Restaurant
55 W. Arroyo Street, Reno
(775) 327-4422

Festively decorated El Adobe Cafe sits in the heart of Reno's Midtown district. Open from mid-morning until 9 or 10 pm, depending on the day or season, you can enjoy all three meals, and take out is available. The menu has a variety of salads, appetizers, soups, traditional Mexican entrees and even hamburgers. The house specialties include chicken mole, fish, shrimp and steak dishes. Of course there's... read more

Festively decorated El Adobe Cafe sits in the heart of Reno's Midtown district. Open from... read more

El Charro Avitia

Nevada Restaurant
4389 S. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 883-6261

El Charro Avitia is Carson City's version of a long line of family-owned and family-friendly California restaurants of the same name. Come get a margarita at the classic Mexican restaurant during happy hour, then stay for your choice of burrito, chimichanga or enchilada. El Charro Avitia is located right on S. Carson Street. Check out the low-carb menu as well as the buffet options.... read more

El Charro Avitia is Carson City's version of a long line of family-owned and family-friendly... read more

Flat Earth Pizza, Old World Brick Oven Co.

Nevada Restaurant
2010 E. William Street, Carson City
(775) 434-7144

Carson City's newest pizzeria, Flat Earth Pizza, brings the Old World-style brick oven-baked pizzas to Nevada's capital. The chef and owner, inspired by trips to New York City's classic, rustic thin crust pizza joints, melds the East Coast style with West Coast flavors, creating a wholly unique yet traditional dining experience. Plus, many of the restaurant's meats, tomatoes and cheeses are imported directly from Italy,... read more

Carson City's newest pizzeria, Flat Earth Pizza, brings the Old World-style brick oven-baked pizzas to... read more

Khristopher's Ristorante

Nevada Restaurant
1599 Esmerelda Avenue, Minden
(775) 267-4809

This Italian restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a floral and bright atmosphere. Come first thing in the morning for an Italian breakfast of scrambled eggs, roasted peppers, roma tomatoes and gorgonzola cheese. Lunch and dinner include Khristopher's twist on chicken marsala, grilled salmon and, of course, pizza. Top it off with spumoni or bread pudding and you have a delicious and casual dining... read more

This Italian restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a floral and bright atmosphere. Come... read more

L.A. Bakery Cafe

Nevada Restaurant
1280 N Curry St, Carson City
(775) 885-2253

Just north of downtown Carson City, nestled behind Adele's, is one of the newer breakfast and lunch favorites. L.A. Bakery has a wide variety of made-from-scratch pastries, pies, cookies and quiches, many of which are inspired by European and Mediterranean cuisine. For something warm and savory, look to the menu for omelets and bagels for breakfast or soup, sandwiches and wraps like the Falafel Pita... read more

Just north of downtown Carson City, nestled behind Adele's, is one of the newer breakfast... read more

Liberty Food & Wine Exchange

Riverwalk District
Nevada Restaurant
100 N. Sierra Street, Reno
(775) 336-1091

From Chef Mark Estee comes a market, bar and restaurant combination located right where Downtown Reno meets the Riverwalk District. Inside is a modern, minimalist dining and bar area with a market full of specialty foods and local products. Sit down and order from a menu of salads, handmade pastas, burgers, sandwiches and so many seasonal options like sustainable fish and steak, all of which... read more

From Chef Mark Estee comes a market, bar and restaurant combination located right where Downtown... read more

Louie's Mandarin Gourmet

Nevada Restaurant
1799 Ironwood Drive, Minden
(775) 392-3664

Entering Minden from the north, you'll see Louie's Mandarin Gourmet in the Ironwood Shopping center. Louie's brings a massive menu of classic Chinese cuisine to Carson Valley for lunch and dinner. The restaurant itself is casual, large and perfect for accommodating private parties, large groups or even just a one-on-one lunch date. There are Mandarin-style noodle dishes like chicken, beef or pork chow mein, stir... read more

Entering Minden from the north, you'll see Louie's Mandarin Gourmet in the Ironwood Shopping center.... read more