The next time you’re hungry and driving through Nevada, don’t pass by a restaurant simply because of its size. Sometimes the smallest restaurants can satisfy the largest appetites, thus leaving the biggest impression. Listed below are 11 small restaurants in Nevada that, despite their size, are really amazing.
1. Rock'N'oodles - Las Vegas
Rock'N'oodles might be a small restaurant, but their flavors and aromas are huge. This popular restaurant is located within the Las Vegas Art District and specializes in music inspired eclectic noodle creations.
2. Santa Rosa Taco Shop - Henderson
Don't let the size of this Mexican restaurant fool you. Santa Rosa Taco Shop is a favorite lunch spot among the locals because their food is incredibly delicious! This popular taco shop is a definite must stop the next time you're in the Henderson area.
3. Road Runner Cafe - Dayton
Dayton's Road Runner Cafe may be small, but it's the perfect place to satisfy your large appetite. Their portions are large and delicious!
4. Little A'Le'Inn Restaurant & Bar - Rachel
Little A'Le'Inn Restaurant & Bar is part of an alien-themed complex in the tiny town of Rachel. In addition to serving delicious food, this small, quirky restaurant will keep you entertained with its numerous alien decorations and UFO memorabilia. Little A'Le'Inn Restaurant & Bar is a definite must stop the next time you find yourself driving along the Extraterrestrial Highway.
5. Midtown Eats - Reno
Midtown Eats might be a small burger joint, but it definitely leaves a big impression. Their burgers are some of the very best in the Reno area. The way they're wonderfully prepared will have you craving a second one.
6. Monta Ramen - Las Vegas
Monta Ramen may have a limited menu and limited seating, but they're well known for serving some of the best ramen you'll ever eat. After all, there's a reason why this popular Las Vegas dining spot usually has a long wait.
7. Historic Silver Cafe - Pioche
The Historic Silver Cafe may be small in terms of seating, but it's the longest standing restaurant in the Pioche area. A couple popular menu items this home-style restaurant offers include Handmade Tacos and Philly Steak Sandwiches.
8. B.J. Bull Bakery - Elko
B.J. Bull Bakery, home of the "Original Miner Meal," is a small bakery that offers delicious pasties, including Beef & Cabbage Pasties, Chicken & Rice Pasties and Beef & Potato Pasties. Their menu also offers delicious fruit pies, including their famous Rhubarb Pie. B.J. Bull Bakery has very limited seating, so be prepared to wait or plan to order your food to go.
9. LectroLux Cafe - Baker
LectroLux Cafe, which is located right outside of Great Basin National Park, is a wonderful restaurant that'll soon be one of your favorites. Sure, this small restaurant may be located in the middle of nowhere, but their delicious food and great prices make the drive worthwhile. If you're ever lucky enough to dine at LectroLux Cafe, try one of their pizzas. They're amazing!
10. The Lady Tamales - Carson City
The Lady Tamales serves the best tacos and tamales in town. Hands down! This tamale shop has a small dining area, but customers typically get their food to go. The next time you're in the Carson City area, stop by and get yourself some. At only $10 a dozen, the prices can't be beat!
11. The Dinky Diner - Goldfield
This small, family-owned diner is literally situated in the middle of nowhere. However, don't let that discourage you from stopping by the next time you're driving through Goldfield. Their food is delicious and the service can't be beat!
Have you eaten at any of these small restaurants? What other small restaurants in Nevada would you consider to be amazing?