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The landscape of Reno restaurants and Lake Tahoe food (and drink) scenes are quickly growing and offer a large variety of delectable cuisine choices. Local favorites flourish among new Reno restaurants, creating a thriving 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 source their produce and meats from local 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 in to 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 and offering tasting rooms open to the public.

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Reno Restaurants for Every Occasion

Reno restaurants range from the most casual, local favorites to fine dining. Whatever you’re feeling, there’s a menu you’ll enjoy.


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 is a great place to grab a healthy bite at a casual pace.

Looking for more casual options? There’s more where that came from. See more casual restaurants.

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.

If you’re still looking for more, browse more Reno fine dining and find what you’re looking for. See more fine dining.

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 Homage 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 some great 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 great traditional breakfast menu and a variety of specialty grilled cheese sandwiches.

Looking for more local Reno restaurants? Browse more restaurants and find your own local favorite. See more local options.

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, including:

Noble Pie Parlor (Downtown)

Louis’ Basque Corner

Washoe Public House  

Dish Café

The Gold ‘N Silver Inn

Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que

Full Belly Deli

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 currently open in Reno 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 currently open for dine-in, takeout and delivery. Currently, most restaurants are open with limited capacity, and masks are required when moving about the restaurant. Some restaurants also 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.

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