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Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe Restaurants

The landscape of Reno restaurants and Lake Tahoe food (and drink) scenes are quickly growing and offer a large variety of delectable cuisine choices. The quality of the food in Reno has created a flourishing local food scene. Dozens of local craft brewers and distillers have embraced the small-batch movement, and tasting rooms are popping up throughout our area.

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Many of the region’s restaurants locally source their produce and meats from nearby farmers and ranchers, boosting both the local economy and the freshness of the menu. Wild menu mashups show off kitchen creativity that’s bound to leave an impression on your palate. Get curious. Ask a friendly local. Scope Yelp. And slide into one of our mold-breaking Reno restaurants. Don’t forget to show some love to our cafes, taverns, brewpubs, coffee shops and epicurean mixtapes while you’re at it. You’ll leave a full-and-happy camper.

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Sit Back and Drink Up

Over the last decade, there has been an explosion in the number of local breweries and distilleries in Reno Tahoe, many of which have garnered acclaim on the West Coast and across the nation. Sip on refreshing craft brews in Midtown or downtown Reno, or chill with a cold one along the shores of Lake Tahoe. The craft cocktail culture is alive and well, with a variety of distilleries supplying local bars, offering tasting rooms open to the public and hosting killer happy hours. Last but certainly not least, many locations are dog-friendly.

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Food in Reno for Every Occasion

Whatever you’re craving, there’s a menu you’ll love since the food in Reno ranges from the most casual, local favorites to fine dining options.


Satisfy your cravings without having to change into fancy clothes. Craving a burger and some fries? Try the Little Waldorf. This long-time Reno staple features a menu full of quirky favorites like the Jiffy Burger and the Grown-Up Mac and Cheese. Or, maybe grab a slice at Southcreek Pizza Co in south Reno. This unique pizza place is as casual as it is delicious. Looking for something a little healthier? Laughing Planet in Midtown offers gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, making it a great place to grab a healthy bite at a casual pace for all dietary needs.

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Fine Dining

Get out your fancy pants and extra-small silverware. Reno has fine dining for every occasion. If it’s a steakhouse you’re after, each of the casinos have their own upscale steakhouses for guests to experience. Or maybe you are looking to try some unique dishes? Try a twist on the classics at Lulou’s. Or, give some French cooking a try at Beaujolais Bistro.

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Quick Bites

Sometimes you need something delicious on the go. FinBomb Sushi & Poké offers sushi burritos which are perfect for grab and go. Looking for a quick breakfast? Sample the selection of freshly made muffins, scones, quiches and more at Höma’ge Bakery. If it’s a sandwich you’re after, stop by Yosh’s Unique Deli for delicious sandwiches on artisan breads.

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Local Favorites

Reno has some great local places to leave an impression on your appetite. If you’re after some great food and beer, try Great Basin Brewing Company. This local restaurant and brewery is perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking for something unique, stop by Liberty Food and Wine for some sharable plates. Or maybe brunch is calling your name? Try Two Chicks. They’ve got a delightful traditional breakfast menu and a variety of specialty grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Savor and Sip at These Lake Tahoe Restaurants

North Lake Tahoe restaurants offer a casual setting with outstanding bites you are sure to savor. After your day at the lake, check out local favorites such as T’s Mesquite Rotisserie, Inclined Burgers & Brews or The Copa Bar & Grill.

Enjoy views of the lake at Lone Eagle Grille while sitting at a cozy fire pit. Located at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, there’s no better way to enjoy a Northern Nevada sunset than while dining with loved ones. Too cold to sit outside? No problem. The dining room at Lone Eagle Grille sports floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can catch that view no matter where you are in the restaurant.

Frequently Asked Questions About Reno Restaurants

Got a question? We’ve got the answers. Check out the most frequently asked questions below about Reno restaurants.

What Food Is Reno Famous For?

From Midtown to downtown to all around, Reno is a hot spot for great bites, no matter where you are in the Biggest Little City. Many Reno restaurants have even been featured on the Food Network‘s website, including:

Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que
Dish Café
Full Belly Deli
The Gold ‘N Silver Inn
Höma’ge Bakery
Icecycle Creamery
La Strada
Liberty Food & Wine Exchange
Louis’ Basque Corner
Noble Pie Parlor
Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar
Stone House Café
Washoe Public House
Yosh’s Unique Deli

Reno is also famous for its Riverwalk District restaurants and bars, Midtown bites and many award-winning restaurants in our casino resorts. No matter your flavor, there’s an endless array of Reno restaurants you are sure to love. From sushi, buffets, Italian, Basque, Mexican and so many more types of food to choose from, you may just start planning your next meal before you finish your first one.

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What Restaurants Are in Sparks?

Sparks has some great eats and sips, including: 

Sparks Water Bar

Great Basin Brewing Company (Sparks)

M&M’s Southern Cafe

Oyster Bar at Nugget Casino Resort

Who Has the Best Buffet in Reno?

If all-you-can-eat is calling your name, there are plenty of establishments to choose from so you can enjoy a huge variety of delicious choices. Some buffets include:

The Grand Buffet

Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille

Sands Regency Buffet

Island Buffet

Did you know that Reno is a hotspot for all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants? We love sushi here, and we eat it often. 

Kanpai Sushi

Rim Pan Asian Bistro


Sushi Sake

Sushi Bar on the Sky Terrace

What Reno Restaurants Are Open for Dine-In?

Many Reno restaurants are open for dine-in, takeout and delivery. Some restaurants require reservations to be made in advance, but not all. Always call the restaurant or check their website for the most up-to-date information.

From enjoying a cold one at a Reno brewery on 4th Street to enjoying a bite while gazing out on the Truckee River and listening to live music, there’s a restaurant here that you will be sure to love.

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