Reno's Best Restaurants

Reno Restaurant Reviews

Reno / Tahoe boasts a wide selection of restaurants including American dining from California eateries to micro-breweries. Our Underground, Reno-local reviewers give you the straight scoop on where to eat in Reno, Nevada. And yes... you can even eat outside of the hotels!


The Stone House Cafe - Converted outdoor home made entirely of stone. An award winning chef / owner that has become a Reno favorite with other restaurants such as Adele's and Peg's. Seating is approximately 65% outdoor with patio heaters in a relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is located an easy drive from both the Atlantis and Peppermill hotels in Reno. Highly recommended by our editors for food in a unique local atmosphere. 1907 South Arlington @ Plumb Lane: Reno - 775.284.3895
Pinnochio's
551 East Moana @ Kietzke
775-826-5151
A true Reno institution - family run - hearty Italian meals - strong drinks - great, friendly service. A highly recommended local's favorite that is rapidly taking over its Moana strip mall location...
LuLou's Restaurant Creative American cuisine - great quality, atmosphere, and service. Highly recommended by our editors.
Silver Peak Brewery & Restaurant Awesome micro-brewery with rooftop patio, casual bar, and excellent food.
Great Basin Brewery
833 Victorian Avenue
Sparks - 775-355-7711
One of the best reasons to visit Sparks is this rocking brewery with great quality food and nightly live music. Located an easy walk from John Asguaga's Nugget Casino in Sparks / the Sparks movie Cineplex... Local brewers including the infamous "Icky"! * Recommended
Deux Gros Nez - 786-9400
249 California Avenue
Vegetarian sandwiches in the "legal district" of California street near the downtown Reno hotels. Featured entrees include the Mean Bean Deal - brown rice, beans, vegetables, cheeses,salsa, & tortillas. Another great dish is the Sleeping Bag - polenta with spinach wrapped vegetables topped with a marinara sauce. Highly recommended for alternative vegetarian cuisine.
Rapscallion Seafood Reno's number one seafood restaurant with mysterious elegance...
EJ's Jazz Cafe 324-9900
17 South Virginia Street

One of Reno's most unique dining experiences with spicy Cajun food on the Truckee River within a short walk or taxi from the downtown Reno hotel-casinos. Live music nightly and outdoor dining in the summer. Recommended although service can be spotty...
Louis Basque Corner 323-7203
301 East Fourth Street
Reno's most popular Basque restaurant, located under one mile east of the downtown Reno hotels.
Santa Fe "Hotel" Restaurant 323-1891
235 Lake Street near Harrah's Hotel
Nestled below the girth of Harrah's - the Santa Fe restaurant is a Reno Basque institution. Family style food with a unique style from the old country. Don't miss the dried cheese for dessert! This building is very historic and unique for Reno.
Johnny Rocket's Diner 1950's diner at the Grand Sierra Resort .
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