Carson City Restaurants

Including Minden, Gardnerville & Genoa Restaurants

Carson City restaurants offer a complete range of dining options. When you are in the downtown area, you've got everything from classic casino coffee shops and places for a quick bite of lunch to brew pubs for the after-hours professional crowd and fine dining restaurants for the state legislators. It's all within a small area that has everything within walking distance, jam-packed with history and right near all the goings-on of the state government. Once you get a little farther away from the capitol building, you'll find the types of eateries that cater to families and more casual diners. Tucked away on side streets and in the corners of shopping centers are hidden gems of Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican cuisine. There are even French and Basque diners among the Carson City restaurants. For those who enjoy drinking with their dining, some of the most historic bars and pubs in the state are located in Carson City. If you're looking for some place to eat that's outside of the downtown area, you'll need some sort of transportation to explore all that the city has to offer. Located at the intersection of two major highways, much of the community is spread out for miles along these lines, and many of the great Carson City restaurants are far from the center of the city. Carson City also has its share of classic bars where you can grab your favorite concoction, maybe shoot a game of pool, smoke a cigar and just unwind with some like-minded friends. The atmosphere goes from dive bar to a saloon in an historic landmark to sports oriented. A few of these spots are also no-smoking. 

Carson City Restaurants in Casinos

Carson City restaurants and Carson City casinos go hand-in-hand, with 24-hour diners, buffets and that Nevada specialty, steak and eggs for breakfast. Some of the old favorites are located downtown, but as the city has grown, so has the space available to the gaming establishments. These days, you'll find Carson City restaurants in casinos on the main route south of the Capitol and on your way as the capital city stretches east toward the Nevada interior.

1862 David Walley's Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Genoa Restaurant
2001 Foothill Road, Genoa
(775) 783-1317
Main resort
(775) 782-8155

The 1862 Restaurant & Saloon offers casual fine dining and a rustic bar setting to enjoy cocktails and craft beer on tap. The name is a nod to the history of the site and the menu includes offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ambiance really does match the setting of the Sierra Nevada, and the saloon offers live music on most Friday and Saturday...read more

The 1862 Restaurant & Saloon offers casual fine dining and a rustic bar setting to...read more

Bank Saloon

Carson City Restaurant
418 S. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 301-6710

Bank Saloon is a modern, upscale bar with a long history as a Carson City watering hole. It opened as Bank Saloon in 1899, surviving hold-ups at gunpoint and Prohibition raids, and was later known under a variety of monikers before it closed and the building sat empty for almost two decades. In 2020 the Nevada Building Alliance and restauranteur Richard Bragiel teamed up to...read more

Bank Saloon is a modern, upscale bar with a long history as a Carson City...read more

El Charro Avitia

Carson City Restaurant
4389 S. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 883-6261

El Charro Avitia is Carson City's version of a long line of family-owned and family-friendly California restaurants of the same name. Come get a margarita at the classic Mexican restaurant during happy hour, then stay for your choice of burrito, chimichanga or enchilada, and be sure to check out the low-carb menu offerings. Tacos are only $1 every Tuesday. With blended and on the rocks options,...read more

El Charro Avitia is Carson City's version of a long line of family-owned and family-friendly...read more

L.A. Bakery Cafe

Carson City Restaurant
1280 N. Curry Street, Carson City
(775) 885-2253

Just north of downtown Carson City on N. Curry Street is one of the best breakfast and lunch favorites in Carson City. L.A. Bakery has a wide variety of made-from-scratch pastries, pies, breads, cookies and quiches, many of which are inspired by European and Mediterranean cuisine. For something warm and savory for breakfast, look to the menu for omelets and bagels. For lunch there's soup,...read more

Just north of downtown Carson City on N. Curry Street is one of the best...read more

Louie's Mandarin Gourmet

Minden Restaurant
1799 Ironwood Drive, Minden
(775) 392-3664

Entering Minden from the north, you'll see Louie's Mandarin Gourmet in the Ironwood Shopping Center. Louie's brings a massive menu of classic Chinese cuisine to Carson Valley for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is casual, large and perfect for accommodating private parties, large groups or even a one-on-one lunch date. There are Mandarin-style noodle dishes like chicken, beef or pork chow mein, stir fry udon,...read more

Entering Minden from the north, you'll see Louie's Mandarin Gourmet in the Ironwood Shopping Center....read more

Mangia Tutto Pizzeria e Ristorante

Carson City Restaurant
200 N. Stewart Street, Carson City
(775) 461-3353

The owner of Mangia Tutto brings his experience in the pizzerias of Chicago to Carson City's downtown area, and the result is a restaurant that is fresh and chic while simultaneously warm and friendly. While the specialty of the house is the deep-dish pizza, they also serve thin-crust, tavern-style pizza. The extensive menu also offers a range of Italian cuisine including pasta, calzones, seafood, sandwiches,...read more

The owner of Mangia Tutto brings his experience in the pizzerias of Chicago to Carson...read more

Squeeze In - Carson City

Carson City Restaurant
308 N. Curry Street, Suite 102, Carson City
(775) 461-3250

The Carson City Squeeze In is part of a small chain of breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurants in Nevada, California and Idaho. The popular restaurants are known for their hearty four-egg omelettes in a range of creative combinations. Other breakfast menu items include breakfast burritos, chicken-fried steak, biscuits and gravy, loaded avocado toast, benedicts (they call them Bennys), French toast, pancakes and healthy options. They...read more

The Carson City Squeeze In is part of a small chain of breakfast, brunch and...read more