Restaurants come and go, but the really great ones stick around for several decades. Some are even still around after a century has passed. Many older restaurants are located in Nevada, and the 9 restaurants listed below have truly withstood the test of time.
1. Casale's Halfway Club, 2501 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512
Casale's Halfway Club, Reno's oldest family owned and operated restaurant, has been serving authentic Italian cuisine since 1937. This restaurant might not look like much from the outside, but the inside is as cozy as it gets. The greatest thing about eating at Casale's Halfway Club is that you'll be treated like family the moment you walk through the door.
2. Pioneer Saloon, 310 W Spring St, Goodsprings, NV 89019
The Pioneer Saloon, built in 1913, is a historic saloon offering brews, cocktails and American bites with a Texas twist. In addition to serving delicious food, the Pioneer Saloon will intrigue you with its past. The interior and exterior walls of this historic landmark are made from stamped tin. It's believed to be the nation's oldest stamped-metal building still standing. This old Nevada restaurant has been featured in many movies and television shows.
3. The Martin Hotel, 94 W Railroad St, Winnemucca, NV 89445
The Martin Hotel, established in 1898, was once a rooming house for area cattle ranchers and sheep men to stay during their trips to town. Today, it's a family style Basque dining room. The Martin Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a definite must stop if you're a fan of Basque cuisine.
4. Grandma's Fudge Factory, 20 N C St, Virginia City, NV 89440
In 1971, Grandma’s Fudge Factory first opened its doors. This popular fudge shop is surrounded by old-time saloons and antique shops that'll transport you straight to the past. Their delicious fudge is still mixed in large copper pots and made by hand. This technically isn't a restaurant, but there's no better way to end a delicious meal than to stop by this wonderful fudge shop for a sweet treat!
5. Bob Taylor's Original Ranch House, 6250 Rio Vista St, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Since 1955, this Nevada restaurant has been serving delicious steaks to diners who want a relaxed, get-away-from-it-all experience. It's also the oldest steakhouse in Las Vegas.
6. Coney Island Bar, 2644 Prater Way, Sparks, NV 89431
The Coney Island Bar, located where Reno and Sparks meet, is often referred to as "the closest thing to a landmark" Sparks has. It's a great place to find good food and old friends. It's also a popular hangout among the locals.
7. Golden Steer Steakhouse, 308 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
The Golden Steer Steakhouse, founded in 1958, is one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. With its red leather banquettes and Old West art, the Golden Steer Steakhouse definitely feels frozen in time. A few famous customers that once frequented this popular steakhouse include Natalie Wood, Nat "King" Cole, Joe DiMaggio and Elvis Presley.
8. Silver Cafe & Bakery, 673 S Main St, Pioche, NV 89043
Since 1907, Silver Cafe & Bakery continues to be the longest-standing cafe in the Pioche area. This historical homestyle restaurant proudly serves customers from around the world.
9. Luv-it Frozen Custard, 505 E Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Since 1973, people have been lining up for this delicious frozen custard. Considered a Las Vegas landmark, Luv-it Frozen Custard has maintained the same location while continuing the walk-up order window service. You can expect long lines during peak season.
Have you eaten at any of these older Nevada restaurants? What other restaurants would you add to the list?