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    Archies Famous Grill: Best burgers and pancakes in town

    by TheTravelSlut Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is currently closed for expansion which will include a upper deck, balcony and lounge and is slated for re-opening in Fall 2006.

    This has always been a favorite of students and fans attending games and for families near Rancho San Rafael Park.

    The employees have been there many years and treat customers like family (a good thing).

    A wide variety of food and beverages and a soda fountain atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Jamaican Jerk Chicken sandwich. One of the few places in Reno where you can order this "specialty-spiced" meat.

    Great, thick milkshakes.

    Huge, fluffy pancakes.

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    Lindy's: Some good filling fare

    by thecatsmeow Updated Feb 3, 2007

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    table setting

    Lindy's is a 24 hour diner/cofeeshop located inside the Reno Hilton. We usually like to have breakfast here. The nicest thing about this place is the help. (well the food also) I think it really says something about a place when the help is the same people visit after visit. I always have had great service and more then one smile to go with it! The restaurant was named for Charles Lindbergh and has an old timey feel to it.
    Sad to say that it looks like Lindy's is no longer there. There is however a coffee shop inside the Grand Sierra and I will find out if it is the old Lindy's. If you have not seen my updated Reno Hilton tip the Reno Hilton has been bought out by the Grand Sierra Resort. We shall see what comes of it. :(

    Favorite Dish: The pancakes are outstanding and very filling. unless you are extremely hungry stick to the short stack (2 cakes). I like to have blueberries put into mine but you can order them plain as well. The omlettes are very good as well but a little to much for me to eat. We have split one on occasion. And the coffee here is excellent!

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    The Island Buffet: Don't Miss The Fresh Crab!

    by mcpangie Written Nov 29, 2003

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    The Peppermill's Island Buffet has a comfortable atmosphere along with a little bit of a show for diners (a rain storm). This buffet has some of the best food I've found anywhere in my travels. Because they have plenty of customers the food rotates fast enough that I've never gotten ill. That is a plus. They also have a wonderful varity of seafoods for dinner, as well as a worker who will stand there and make you a cesear salad while you direct them as to "no anchovies". If you travel to Reno, don't miss eating at the Peppermill's Island Buffet. You won't be disappointed... unless...

    Favorite Dish: They seemed to have dropped the green figs from them menu. Darn. Those were so good!!!

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    $8.95 Prime Rib at Cal-Neva

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jun 21, 2009

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    The Cal-Neva Casino is known for its low-priced food. They have five restaurants all with great specials such as the $8.95 prime rib at the Copper Ledge and Top Deck Restaurants.

    We were hungry, saw the sign, and decided to give it a shot. We quickly found the restaurant and were seated. The decor, booths, and even the waitresses gave the restaurant the feel of a big diner or truck stop somewhere along the interstate.

    Our prime rib with potato arrived quickly and was better than I expected. The meat was a pretty thin and relatively small cut, and the fries were in a large mound on the side. The meat was tender and well-flavored, seemingly the only good thing about this restaurant.

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    Pho 777: Vietnamese Noodle Restaurant

    by bpwarne Updated Dec 1, 2007

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    We ate at this restaurant twice in November, 2007 after reading rave reviews on the internet. It did not disappoint. Prices are cheap, portions are large, staff is friendly and efficient. This is a very popular restaurant and you may have to wait in line a bit to be seated. The food is well worth the wait. Ambiance is rather low, but not a problem at these prices

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp Pho(Noodle soup) and #19( Shrimp, pork and egg roll over a bed of rice vermicelli with fresh vegetables and a special sauce). This is enough for two people as portions are quite large. Try the Lemonade also.

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    Beto's Mexican Food: Best Mexican food in a 100 mile radius

    by renojedi Written Sep 26, 2002

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    This place is a hidden gem in an older part of Reno. You will love it. The menu is great and the prices are very reasonable. Check it out.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Wet Burrito with a Horchata. Their sauce is tremendous.

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    Tivoli Gardens: Great Coffee Shop and Bakery

    by SteveOSF Written May 31, 2008

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    Tivoli Gardens Bakery

    Tivoli Gardens is the twenty-four hour coffee shop at the El Dorado Hotel and Casino. The food is fairly good. Tivoli Gardens makes a good choice for a casual meal, especially late in the evening when choices are more limited. Their breakfasts are pretty good and they even offer light breakfasts for those wishing to repent after eating at a buffet the previous day. The vegetable omelet with cheese sauce served with toast is very palatable.

    Attached to Tivoli Gardens, and located right at the front of the restaurant, is a full bakery. Home made cakes, pies, donuts, cookies, cupcakes, pasties, and other goodies temp guests from behind their glass enclosure. This makes for some nice dessert options for the coffee shop.

    However, you can also get deserts to go. They will cut you off a nice slice of cake or you can buy the whole cake if you wish. Their entire ensemble of desserts is available to go. This makes a sweet late night decadent feast in the comfort of your hotel room very possible. The desserts are very good at Tivoli Gardens.

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    Sterling's: For a Nice, Elegant Meal

    by SteveOSF Written May 31, 2008

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    Sterling's

    Sterling's is the upscale seafood and steak house at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino. We enjoyed a nice dinner within Sterling's pleasing atmosphere. The meal starts with two types of bread, dark and light. Both were quite good. The dinners we ordered were tiger prawns that were quite massive, as well as a nice cut of a filet mignon that was cooked to perfection. The garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables served with the main course were good. The meal came with dinner salads and the dressings were quite nice. They finished the meal off with a complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. The service was excellent.

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    Santa Fe Hotel Basque Restaurant: Authentic family restaurant

    by trvlrtom Written Oct 22, 2007

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    Basque restaurant

    Basque immigrants from the "Pyrennes" region of Southern France and Northern Spain, primarily sheep herders, settled in Nevada during the 1800s. The restaurant at the small Santa Fe Basque Hotel features traditional Basque fare, served family style - meaning plenty of good, hearty food.
    There are a lot of meats on the menu - steak, lamb, pork, chicken along with some seafood dishes.

    Eating here is a welcome break from the common food served at the hotels and restaurants. You are likely to find something new here.

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    The Green Papaya: Traditional Thai Cuisine in Reno

    by bpwarne Updated Feb 8, 2009

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    Fantastic authentic Thai restaurant with great presentation, good service and very little atmosphere, located in a strip mall. Great vegetarian selection. No MSG. Possibly the very best Thai in Reno.

    Favorite Dish: Gren Papaya Salad, Yellow Curry, Basil Eggplant, Thai Iced Tea

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    Silverpeak Brewery: Best Microbrewery in town

    by iammon Written Apr 12, 2009

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    This is a very nice brew pub/restaurant. The atmosphere is great so is the beer and food. They have a rooftop dining area with great views!
    They are open 7 days a week from 11 A.M to midnight.

    Favorite Dish: How does Pepper crushed Ahi and Rosemary Flat-bread sound? They have good meat dishes, salads and Pizzas.
    They have 20 different styles of beer (from ales, Ipa's to lager)

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    Chef's Buffet: Bountiful Buffet

    by thecatsmeow Written Feb 3, 2007

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    This buffet is one of Reno's best. Some days are definately better then others and it is best to read the menu of offerings before going in. Mid-week breakfasts are very basic while weekends have many choices and so on. The service is usually very good with the exception of the cashiers which is a hit or miss situation. Some are just not real happy campers. :) The nice thing about the breakfast buffet is there is always an omelet bar. My first stop. I love a fresh made omelet. Dinner always offers roast beef and at least one other fresh carved item. Fridays is the seafood buffet and bringing your appetite is recomended. Prices do go up for this. Well worth it!The Prices are as listed below. Current as of today 02/03/07 but as always subject to change.

    Monday-Thursday
    Breakfast: $8.99 adults/$4.99 children (7:45 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Lunch: $9.99 adults/$5.49 children (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
    Dinner: $14.99 adults/$7.99 children (4 PM - 9 PM)
    Tuesdays - Italian Extravaganza

    Friday
    Breakfast: $8.99 adults/$4.99 children (7:45 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Lunch: $9.99 adults/$5.49 children (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
    Dinner: $19.99 adults/$9.99 children (4 PM - 10 PM)
    Seafood Dinner Buffet

    Saturday
    Brunch: $10.99 adults/$6.49 children (7:45 AM - 2:00 PM)
    Dinner: $19.99 adults/$9.99 children (4 PM - 10 PM)
    Steak, Shrimp and Crab Dinner Buffet

    Sunday
    Champagne Brunch: $12.99 adults/$6.99 children (7:45 AM - 2:00 PM)
    Dinner: $14.99 adults/$7.99 children (4 PM - 9 PM)

    60+ Receive 2-for-1 Breakfast or Lunch Monday-Friday

    If you have a Eldorado Gold Card or above for gaming you get a discount also
    $3 discount on Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch Buffet
    $5 discount on all Dinners
    Limit 1 discount per person, per card. Must present a valid I. D. with Club Eldorado card.

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    Louis Basque Corner: Louis Basque Corner

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 31, 2005

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    Louis Basque Corner in downtown Reno

    The Basques are a distinct ethnic group from southern France and northern Spain. Mostly herders, they were attracted to Nevada because of its open spaces and good grazing land. So a large number of them settled in and around Reno. This is the ONLY Basque restaurant that I've ever visited.

    The food is served in a communal setting. It's ideal to have a large group. You select the main course, but the other dishes simply come with it. They include beans, a salad, bread, and vegetables. Take all you want, but save room for the next course.

    Obviously, this is NOT fast food, but a special gatronomic experience. Take your time and enjoy it.

    Favorite Dish: The whole meal comes together.

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    Toucan Charlies (Atlantis): Another Great Buffet

    by PinkFloydActuary Updated May 8, 2010

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    Toucan Charlie's Buffet
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    Just down the street from the Peppermill is another giant casino, the Atlantis. Toucan Charlies Buffet is often cited as one of the best buffets in town. Having just arrived from my flight, I knew I could fill up on a good buffet. This one does not disappoint. The first stop you need to make is over at the slot club, which can get you a few bucks off depending on what level of card you have. From there, it's a feast. The buffet has a number of the standby stations - Italian, Chinese, Mexican, a carvery, and of course, peeled shrimp. Just sampling a little of everything took me two trips through the buffet line, because there was a lot to try. I found some of the vegetable dishes (including brussels sprouts with bacon) to be fantastic. They also have a "gourmet" salad station where they will make a salad to order. Finally, there were a number of great cakes and ice cream to polish things off. The dirty dishes are cleared quickly and the drinks are filled routinely. This is indeed one of the best buffets, not only in Reno, but in my experience period!

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    Oceano: Reno's Newest Dining Option - May 2004

    by mcpangie Updated May 26, 2004

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    Ceiling In Oceano

    I wasn't all that impressed with the booths/seating, my legs fell asleep because they aren't broken in yet and don't bend I guess (the booth, not my legs!).

    I enjoyed the decor, most especially the jellyfish lights...

    I'm not the person to ask prices because I was able to comp the meal and didn't pay attention. The place has only had it's grand opening the third weekend in May 2004, so I'll have time to look at the prices.

    Favorite Dish: But I really enjoyed the food... from the Green Goddess salad dressing, to the sourdough bread, to the California Roll sushi, etc...

    Does anyone else remember when you could buy Green Goddess in a store? Eating salad at Oceano reminded me that I haven't seen it on the shelves for a long time. Umm... it's a really spiced up ranch-like dressing that is... well... green and has anchovies I guess. It's good though.

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