Many restaurants come and go, but the ones on this list have staying power. All 12 opened prior to 1960 and continue to feed hungry customers today. They are among Nevada’s oldest restaurants, serving mouthwatering meals for more than 50 years.
1. 1898: The Martin Hotel
The Martin was established as a rooming house for area cattle ranchers in 1898. Today this beloved family-style Basque restaurant continues to draw travelers and townfolk alike. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
94 W. Railroad Street, Winnemucca
2. 1907: Silver Cafe & Bakery
Silver Cafe & Bakery is the longest-standing cafe in the Pioche area, opening in 1907. You can expect homestyle cooking and friendly service at this historic restaurant.
673 S. Main Street, Pioche
3. 1913: Pioneer Saloon
Patrons at the Pioneer Saloon (built in 1913) originally filled their bellies next door at the Goodsprings Café (today the Goodsprings General Store). Nowadays the haunted saloon serves food as well as drinks while entertaining diners with its Old West charm and connection to Hollywood legends Clark Gabel and Carole Lombard.
310 W. Spring Street, Goodsprings
4. 1922: Little Waldorf Bar & Grill
In 1922, a WWI veteran named Red Waldorf brought his amazing cooking skills and historic cannon to the Little Waldorf Saloon in Reno. The cannon was fired off during every Wolf Pack football victory for years. Today the college bar and restaurant is still making noise with its great food and fun atmosphere.
1661 N. Virginia Street, Reno
5. 1937: Casale's Halfway Club
Not only is it the oldest family-owned and operated restaurant in Nevada, but everyone feels like family here. Casale's Halfway Club has been filling tummies and hearts since 1937.
2501 E. 4th Street, Reno
6. 1945: Coney Island Bar
Described as a great place to find good food and old friends, Coney Island Bar evolved from a wholesale tamale factory that opened in 1927. The family-owned restaurant opened in its current brick building across from the Coney Island amusement park in 1945.
2644 Prater Way, Sparks
7. 1950: El Sombrero
El Sombrero was operated by the same family until 2014. It's new ownership has kept the restaurant's tradition alive while also adding new twists.
807 S. Main Street, Las Vegas
8. 1954: El Torito Mexican Restaurant
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El Torito has served authentic Mexican food in Henderson since 1954. Be sure to try the made-to-order guacamole and sizzling fajitas, both prepared served tableside.
2126 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson
9. 1955: Bob Taylor's Original Ranch House
Many Las Vegas restaurants have a short run, but this one stuck around. The city’s first steakhouse, Bob Taylor’s opened in 1955. This cozy Nevada restaurant will transport you back in time to the early days of Sin City.
6250 Rio Vista Street, Las Vegas
10. 1956: Gold and Silver Inn
Opening in 1956, Gold ‘N Silver has been in the Paine family since 1962. The vintage Reno landmark serves great food at a great value, offering different food specials every day.
790 West 4th Street, Reno
11. 1958: Golden Steer Steakhouse
Canoodle where the Rat Pack and Elvis once canoodled, The Golden Steer Steakhouse, founded in 1958. This old-school steakhouse serves great food with a vintage Vegas vibe. The bananas foster served tableside is a must.
308 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas
12. 1959: Macayo Vegas
Macayo crossed the Nevada state line from Arizona in 1959. Its first Las Vegas location, pictured in the vintage photo above, is still open and operating today. Macayo Vegas is a personal favorite of mine. I ate there many times during my childhood and adulthood. No other Mexican restaurant’s chips and salsa can compare.
1741 E. Charleston, Las Vegas