Every city has those special, little spots that locals have frequented for years. They are community treasures holding decades of memories. Of course, there’s a reason that they’ve stuck around for so long. Whether it’s authentic food, great prices or 24-hour service, there’s definitely a reason to pop in. For Reno, many of these restaurants reside along 4th Street. An easy score from downtown Reno, make sure to venture out to one of these beloved spots and be prepared for some “good old days” stories from the locals.
Big Ed’s Alley Inn
Big Ed’s has been serving breakfast and lunch since 1982 and you will not be disappointed if you give it a try. They are known for their hamburgers and homemade potato chips, however, they do have a lot more to offer. You can get nearly anything on the menu from soups, sandwiches, and breakfast items for under $10. Be sure to check this place out if you are craving a Bloody Mary and some yummy food.
Coney Island Bar
Coney Island Bar is located right where Reno and Sparks meet. This restaurant/ bar goes all of the way back to 1945 when a man by the name of Ralph Galletti opened it up as a tamale factory. The restaurant has been passed down to his son John, and he now takes the reins when it comes to serving the Reno community with gourmet Italian dinners every Wednesday night, Monday – Saturday lunch, and private banquets.
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Casale’s Halfway Club
“Nothin’ Halfway About It!” Casale’s Halfway Club is family owned and has been operating since 1937. This Italian restaurant is famous for their homemade raviolis stuffed with either beef or ricotta cheese. If you are craving an authentic Italian meal, this is the place for you.
Gold ‘N Silver Inn
Gold ‘N Silver Inn has been in Reno since 1956 and is all about family. They have employees that have been there for up to 30 years and treat their customers like they are just another part of the crew! It is such a hit that Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives has made an appearance to feature its Lemonade Pork Chops. This is a restaurant that you won’t want to pass up.
Another family owned restaurant that has been a hit for many years. MiCasa Too has been in the area for over 30 years and has been serving the Reno community with delicious, authentic Mexican food. Their homemade tortilla chips, pico de gallo salsa, and acclaimed margarita mix will knock your socks off.
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