Some of the best restaurants are the ones that don’t stand out when you drive by. Here are 10 spots in Nevada that serve delicious food without the flashy exterior of larger restaurants. And after all, wouldn’t you want to eat where the primary focus is on food, not fashion?
1. Evan's Old Town Grill, Boulder City
Boulder City’s charming historic district is the home of Evan’s Old Town Grille. This friendly local staple serves typical American comfort food as well as “always something Greek” on their menu.
2. Z Bistro, Carson City
Z Bistro makes delicious, authentic French food in an unlikely setting. The outside of the building and location are definitely not glamourous, but diners inside enjoy a selection of traditional French dishes. The place is so popular with locals that a reservation is highly recommended!
3. Wet Hen Cafe, Reno
Hidden in yet another strip mall, the Wet Hen Café serves hearty breakfast and lunch with a smile. Reno locals favor the spot for delicious meals as well as freshly baked pastries and pies.
4. Original Sunrise Cafe, Henderson/Las Vegas
Situated in a strip mall right off the 215 freeway, The Original Sunrise Café is well loved among Las Vegas locals for its comforting American-style breakfasts and lunches. You can even enjoy a delicious meal out on the patio with your favorite canine pals.
5. M&M's Southern Cafe, Sparks
This family-owned restaurant in Sparks serves Southern style soul food with dishes like Fried Alligator and Sweet Potato Pie. The warm, friendly atmosphere welcomes guests and creates a homey, fun-loving atmosphere.
6. Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas
Lotus of Siam sits in a run of the mill strip mail in Las Vegas. Don’t let the appearance fool you, this place is extremely popular with locals due to their delicious Thai family recipes.
7. Los Lupes Restaurant, Mesquite
Los Lupes has been consistently voted one of the 10 best restaurants in Mesquite by locals. If you love freshly made Mexican food, this is the place for you. Don’t miss their Sunday brunch as well!
Lola’s can be easy to miss when you turn off the 15 freeway into what’s known as the Las Vegas Downtown Arts District. Lola’s serves good old-fashioned Louisiana cooking in a laid-back setting.
9. Jamm's Restaurant, Las Vegas
Breakfast and lunch only diners are a popular concept in Las Vegas where shift work keeps people up all hours of the day and night. Jamms is one such place nestled unobtrusively in a strip mall. In addition to mouth watering familiar dishes, Jamms is known for its “pot of bread.”
10. Bumbleberry Flats, Laughlin
Bumbleberry Flats is located in the back of the Pioneer Gambling Hall. This 24/7 restaurant is well loved by locals for its American style comfort food, and some of the booths even have their own beer taps!
Have you enjoyed the cuisine at any of these dining spots? Have a favorite place to eat that we missed? Tell us in the comments.