Nevada is home to many large restaurant chains, but there’s something quite special about a local “mom & pop” restaurant. The owners/servers really go out of their way to make you feel right at home. Also, their made-from-scratch dishes are incredible!
The next time you’re driving through Nevada and craving a delicious meal, these 11 “mom & pop” restaurants are definitely worth stopping by for a quick bite to eat:
1. Mr. Mamas - Las Vegas
You'll feel right at home when you dine at Mr. Mamas. This local favorite is best known for its delicious breakfast dishes. However, their lunch dishes are also pretty tasty. Stop on by and see for yourself!
(5693 S Jones Blvd/Ste 106)
2. Brothers Barbecue - Reno
Specializing in Texas style, dry rubbed and wood smoked barbecue, this family owned BBQ joint uses family recipes to create its amazing dishes. The next time you're in the Reno area, stop by Brothers Barbecue for some of the most delicious barbecue you'll ever eat. (463 Roberts St)
3. Marie's Cafe - McGill
Marie's Cafe is a local favorite that serves lunch and dinner. The food is great and the service is excellent! Marie's Cafe is a wonderful place to stop for a quick bite to eat while driving through Nevada. (10 N 4th St)
4. Mom & Pop's Diner - Carson City
Mom & Pop's Diner, a local favorite, is a fun diner with a tropical island theme. They offer delicious home cooking at reasonable prices. Be sure to save room for their famous cinnamon roll. It's delicious and HUGE! You'll love it! (224 S Carson St)
5. Mary's Hash House - Las Vegas
At Mary's Hash House, you'll be served a hearty meal at an affordable price. This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, with breakfast being served all day. Don't forget to try one of their delicious homemade desserts before heading out the door. (2605 S Decatur Blvd/
6. The Roasting House - Virginia City
The Roasting House offers high-quality coffee that's roasted onsite. They also offer their guests delicious baked goods and freshly-made sandwiches. Their Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwiches are AMAZING! (55 N C St)
7. Daughters Cafe - Reno
This family owned and operated restaurant serves breakfast and lunch in a beautiful Victorian-style house. It's hard to beat the atmosphere this restaurant offers its guests. (97 Bell St)
8. Little City Grille - Boulder City
Little City Grille offers a variety of delicious dishes, including seafood, burgers, sandwiches, steaks and more. There's something on the menu for everyone. This "mom & pop" restaurant has been voted #1 Family Restaurant in Boulder City. (825 Nevada Hwy)
9. Don Michael's Restaurante - Las Vegas
If you're a fan of Italian cuisine, a visit to Don Michael's Restaurante is an absolute must! This Italian restaurant only uses the finest ingredients, and their service can't be beat! If you don't have time to dine in, no worries. Don Michael's Restaurante also offers takeout. (4864 W Lone Mountain Rd)
10. The Griddle - Winnemucca
Since the late 40s, The Griddle has been serving the best made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch in the Winnemucca area. If you stop by, don't forget to ask about their daily special(s). Oh, and don't those crepes look AMAZING?
(460 W Winnemucca Blvd)
11. Boulder PIT Stop - Boulder City
A "hidden gem" in Boulder City, Boulder PIT Stop is a local favorite. Their dishes include generous portions, and their burgers are some of the best in the area.
(802 Buchanan Blvd)
Do you have a favorite “mom & pop” restaurant you frequently dine at? Also, what other “mom & pop” restaurants would you consider to be the best in Nevada?