Sometimes you just get the hankering to have a delicious “hometown” meal to feel comforted and put a smile on your face. Being that Nevada is full of small towns with that “homey” atmosphere, there are lots of great places to sit down and have an old fashioned home-cooked style meal. Here are 8 spots in the state that are sure to satisfy you!
1. The Dinky Diner, Goldfield
The Dinky Diner is a restaurant made from a converted gas station. They serve "traditional" diner fare with American and Mexican dishes.
The Dinky Diner is located at 323 Crook Avenue in Goldfield.
2. The Grill Next Door, Gardnerville
The Grill Next Door serves food exactly like the name implies! You can find breakfast, lunch and dinner with traditional comfort dishes like burgers, chicken sandwiches, and eggs and pancakes,
The Grill Next Door is located at 1302 Langley Lane, Suite 3 in Gardnerville.
3. Steve's Ice Cream, Fernley
Not exactly a restaurant, but who can say no to homemade ice cream, and lots of it? Steve's makes many traditional and seasonal delectable flavors of ice cream for your enjoyment.
Steve's Ice Cream is located at 1360 US Highway 95A North, Suite 5 in Fernley.
4. Fox Smokehouse BBQ, Boulder City
If BBQ is what reminds you of home, then you must visit the Fox Smokehouse. As one reviewer notes, "It's the kind of barbecue that makes your eyes roll into the back of your head!"
The Fox Smokehouse BBQ is located at 1007 Elm Street, Unit E, in Boulder City.
5. The Griddle, Winnemucca
The Griddle is a local favorite, particularly for breakfast. Specialties include creme-filled raspberry crepes and their signature sandwich made from turkey, tomato, avocado, red onion, jack cheese on Parmesan and red pepper crusted sourdough.
The Griddle is located at 460 West Winnemucca Boulevard in Winnemucca.
6. The Star Hotel, Elko
The Star Hotel bills itself as "European style food in an old world atmosphere." The building was constructed in 1910 and was created as a bastion of Basque culture. The cuisine is a delicious reflection of Basque dishes.
The Star Hotel is located at 246 Silver Street in Elko.
7. Sherry's Stage Stop, Yerington
This rustic, yet adorable, restaurant is sure to make you feel at home. Sherry's serves steak house cuisine with some delicious desserts!
Sherry's Stage Stop is located at 11 US Highway 95A in Yerington.
8. All Aboard Cafe, Ely
Editor's Note: As of September 2020, All Aboard Cafe & Inn has permanently closed. This charming old-fashioned building will definitely take you back in time! Located next door to the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, the cafe serves delicious traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials.
The All Aboard Cafe and Inn is located at 220 11th Street East in Ely.
Have you found any dining establishments in Nevada that make you feel like you’re eating back in your own “hometown?” Share in the comments!