Carson City 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 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.

Battle Born Social

318 N. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 301-6695

Located in the prime downtown Carson City location that was once the famous B'Sghetti's Restaurant, Battle Born Social is a cocktail bar that integrates locally sourced ingredients with Northern Nevada's historic roots. The lounge is modern, classy and elegant with a tasting room for craft cocktails and spirits. Battle Born's menu is mainly small plates like BBQ Pork Sliders, Thai Beef Tacos or Basque Deviled... read more

Located in the prime downtown Carson City location that was once the famous B'Sghetti's Restaurant,... read more

Black Bear Diner

Max Casino
900 S. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 283-0777

Black Bear Diner is a franchise chain headquartered in Redding, California, but the ursine theme of the eatery makes it a perfect fit for the Reno market. Those who are familiar with the eatery know that the distinctive font and black bear logo are a signal that classic diner fare is at hand. Breakfasts are big on pancakes, waffles, omelettes and egg combos while lunches... read more

Black Bear Diner is a franchise chain headquartered in Redding, California, but the ursine theme... read more

Carson Mall

1313 S. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 887-1294

Carson Mall is conveniently located on the main route that runs north-south through town, equally close to the downtown area and the Carson City-Douglas County line. The mall has a nice selection of businesses without being overwhelming and is entirely in keeping with the warm and homey atmosphere of the Capital City. There is plenty of parking. Many of the stores are accessible from the... read more

Carson Mall is conveniently located on the main route that runs north-south through town, equally... read more

Firehouse Subs

3120 U.S. Highway 50, Carson City
(775) 882-8400

Firehouse Subs is a nationwide chain of sub sandwich depots where every purchase benefits first responders. The fast-serve sandwich shop specializes in hot subs like the Smokehouse Beef and Cheddar Brisket, cold subs like the Tuna, Relish and Black Pepper and various salads as well. Firehouse Subs offers catering for large events. Stop in or drive through the Firehouse Subs Carson City location just off... read more

Firehouse Subs is a nationwide chain of sub sandwich depots where every purchase benefits first... read more

Flat Earth Pizza, Old World Brick Oven Co.

2010 E. William Street, Carson City
(775) 434-7144

Carson City's newest pizzeria, Flat Earth Pizza, brings the Old World-style brick oven-baked pizzas to Nevada's capital. The chef and owner, inspired by trips to New York City's classic, rustic thin crust pizza joints, melds the East Coast style with West Coast flavors, creating a wholly unique yet traditional dining experience. Plus, many of the restaurant's meats, tomatoes and cheeses are imported directly from Italy,... read more

Carson City's newest pizzeria, Flat Earth Pizza, brings the Old World-style brick oven-baked pizzas to... read more

Garibaldi’s Ristorante Italiano

307 N. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 884-4574

Downtown Carson City staple Garibaldi's is one of the town's preferred restaurants. Garibaldi's cooks up authentic Italian cuisine for both lunch and dinner, including Veal Parmigianna, Italian beef-and-pepper sandwiches and many specialty pizza options in a relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere. The menu doesn't forget American favorites as well, like buffalo wings or a classic cheeseburger. And be sure to order one of the many wine... read more

Downtown Carson City staple Garibaldi's is one of the town's preferred restaurants. Garibaldi's cooks up... read more

Khristopher's Ristorante

939 Mica Drive, #20, Carson City
(775) 267-4809

Right before Carson City becomes Carson Valley, Khristopher's Ristorante sits just off Highway 395. This Italian restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a floral and bright atmosphere. Come first thing in the morning for an Italian breakfast of scrambled eggs, roasted peppers, roma tomatoes and gorgonzola cheese. Lunch and dinner include Khristopher's twist on chicken marsala, grilled salmon and, of course, pizza. Top it... read more

Right before Carson City becomes Carson Valley, Khristopher's Ristorante sits just off Highway 395. This... read more

Max'd Out Coffee Bar

Max Casino
900 S. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 883-0900

Although you might see the name of the new coffee shop at Max Casino represented a few different ways, the official spelling is Max’d Out. It is the latest addition to the upgrades and renovations at this hotel-casino in downtown Carson City. The Black Bear Diner on the other side of the gaming floor is still the place for a full meal at... read more

Although you might see the name of the new coffee shop at Max... read more

San Marcos Grill

260 E. Winnie Lane, Carson City
(775) 882-9797

San Marcos Grill is the place to go in Carson City for fresh and innovative Mexican cuisine. With a festive look, large tables for family seating and a bar stocked full of various tequilas and wine, San Marcos brings the heat with its shareable spicy chicken wings, giant burritos, telera-bread tortas and sweet, hot fajitas sizzling with flavor. Try the Salmon Atlantico or cold Campechana... read more

San Marcos Grill is the place to go in Carson City for fresh and innovative... read more

Shoe Tree Brewing Company

1496 Old Hot Springs Road, Carson City

The famous "shoe tree" north of Reno was a lone tree on the side of the highway where travelers began a tradition of flinging a pair of shoes onto its branches until the whole tree was filled with hanging shoes. That roadside attraction is now a legend as the tree was recently taken down, but that's how Shoe Tree Brewing Company in Carson City got... read more

The famous "shoe tree" north of Reno was a lone tree on the side of... read more

SpecialTeas Tea Shop

111 E. Telegraph Street, Carson City
(775) 350-7240

With dozens of types of tea, including yerba mate, oolong and organic options, the SpecialTeas Tea Shop just east of Downtown Carson City is the premier place to enjoy a delicious cup of loose-leaf liquid relaxation. SpecialTeas has an ever-evolving list of teas for immediate consumption as well as retail purchase to brew at home. It's the perfect stop on a cold day, serving up... read more

With dozens of types of tea, including yerba mate, oolong and organic options, the SpecialTeas... read more

The Basil

311 N. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 841-6100

On the historic main stretch of Carson Street in downtown Carson City, The Basil serves creative Thai cuisine in an art-adorned fine-dining atmosphere. The Basil's mouthwatering entrées include traditionally popular Pad Thai, Spicy Basil Noodles (cooked with the restaurant's signature Thai basil) as well as deep-fried honey-roasted duck. Try the chicken, beef, pork, shrimp or tofu alongside pan-fried Thai chilis, bell peppers, garlic and onions... read more

On the historic main stretch of Carson Street in downtown Carson City, The Basil serves... read more