When many of us think of amazing restaurants, we tend to think of upscale restaurants in larger cities. To be honest, some of the most amazing restaurants can actually be found in smaller towns, and most are family owned and operated. With so many small towns located throughout Nevada, you can imagine the number of amazing restaurants there are.
Listed below are 12 amazing restaurants that are located in some of Nevada’s smaller towns.
The next time you're driving through the historic town of Ely and craving a delicious steak, be sure to stop by Cellblock Steakhouse. Not only will your steak be delicious, but you'll also have the chance to dine inside a replica of an actual jail cell. (Jailhouse Casino, 211 5th St)
While in Caliente, if you're looking for a great place to grab a burger, give The Brandin' Iron a try. This family-owned restaurant is known to have the best burgers in town. (190 Clover St)
When it comes to coffee shops, the town of Elko doesn't disappoint. The Coffee Mug is the town's ultimate breakfast spot. (576 Commercial St)
The next time you're craving pizza and find yourself between the cities of Las Vegas and Reno, stop by Tonopah's Hometown Pizza. They're well known for their delicious pizzas and salads. (222 S Main St)
While driving along the Extraterrestrial Highway, you'll stumble upon the town of Rachel. This small Nevada town is definitely a hidden gem that's located in the middle of nowhere. The Little A'Le'Inn Restaurant is a great place to grab a burger in this little town. The "Saucer Burger" can't be beat! (1 Old Mill Rd)
While touring the historic town of Goldfield, you'll come across The Dinky Diner. This family-owned diner is well known for its delicious home cooking. (323 Crook Ave)
The historic town of Pioche offers several attractions, including Boot Hill, the Million-Dollar Courthouse and the Thompson Opera House. The town also offers the Historic Silver Cafe. The Historic Silver Cafe, a home-style restaurant, is the longest standing restaurant in the area. A few popular menu items include Handmade Tacos and Philly Steak Sandwiches. (97 Main St)
The historic town of Lovelock is a former stop for settlers on their way to California. At one time, it was also a train depot. A popular restaurant in this historic Nevada town is Cowpoke Cafe. Cowpoke Cafe is a delicious mom and pop restaurant that offers a variety of food options, including juicy burgers. (995 Cornell Ave)
Genoa is Nevada's oldest town, and one of its popular eating spots is The Pink House. The Pink House offers a fine selection of cheeses, wines and specialty coffees. Delicious sandwiches and salads are also served at this historic house. (193 Genoa Ln)
10. Virginia City
Virginia City was made famous in 1859 from the discovery of the Comstock Lode. Ever since 1875, The Palace Restaurant & Saloon has been offering locals and visitors an excellent dining experience in an old saloon atmosphere. (54 C St)
While driving down Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America, be sure to make a stop in the small Nevada town of Austin. While there, grab a quick bite to eat at International Cafe & Bar. This restaurant is well known for its delicious breakfast. (59 Main St)
In addition to Winnemucca being home to the Buckaroo Hall of Fame and Heritage Museum, this historic Nevada town is also home to the best breakfast spot in town - The Griddle. At The Griddle, everything is cooked to perfection, meaning diners won't leave disappointed. (460 W Winnemucca Blvd)
Have you eaten at any of these amazing restaurants? What other small towns in Nevada have amazing restaurants that you’d recommend?