Carson City Restaurants

Including Minden and Gardnerville 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) 782-8155

When the name of a property includes the date 1862 you know it has a long and likely colorful history. The original owner was a man named David Walley, who came West in search of his own prosperity in the promise of the Gold Rush and Comstock Lode era. He didn't find his fortune in precious metal, but rather with the therapeutic value of natural... read more

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Black Bear Diner

Max Casino
Carson City Restaurant
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

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. El Charro Avitia is located right on S. Carson Street. Check out the low-carb menu as well as the buffet options.... read more

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

Flat Earth Pizza, Old World Brick Oven Co.

Carson City Restaurant
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

Khristopher's Ristorante

Minden Restaurant
1599 Esmerelda Avenue, Minden
(775) 267-4809

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 off with spumoni or bread pudding and you have a delicious and casual dining... read more

This Italian restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a floral and bright atmosphere. Come... read more

L.A. Bakery Cafe

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

Just north of downtown Carson City, nestled behind Adele's, is one of the newer breakfast and lunch favorites. L.A. Bakery has a wide variety of made-from-scratch pastries, pies, cookies and quiches, many of which are inspired by European and Mediterranean cuisine. For something warm and savory, look to the menu for omelets and bagels for breakfast or soup, sandwiches and wraps like the Falafel Pita... read more

Just north of downtown Carson City, nestled behind Adele's, is one of the newer breakfast... 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 itself is casual, large and perfect for accommodating private parties, large groups or even just a one-on-one lunch date. There are Mandarin-style noodle dishes like chicken, beef or pork chow mein, stir... read more

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

San Marcos Grill

Carson City Restaurant
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

Carson City Restaurant
1496 Old Hot Springs Road, Carson City
(775) 222-0108

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

The Basil

Carson City Restaurant
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

The Union

Carson City Restaurant
302 N. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 885-7307

Renowned Reno chef Mark Estee's latest venture is in downtown Carson City at the historic red-brick brewery building on Carson Street and Proctor. The Union boasts an eclectic menu of locally grown and sourced foods in authentic Basque, Italian and American dishes as well as wood-fired pizza. Locals remember this location as the former spot of Lake Tahoe Brewing Company and High Sierra Brewing Company,... read more

Renowned Reno chef Mark Estee's latest venture is in downtown Carson City at the historic... read more