Editors’ choices

Best burger

Royce

115 Ridge St., 440-1095

Meat and bread, and hopefully condiments and cheese, bacon if you’re lucky—hamburgers are a thing of beauty, period. Of course, you’ve got your choice of burgers in town, but have you been to the Reno restaurant that does them best? Tucked inside one of Reno’s tiny historical El Reno Apartment homes, Royce provides a cozy bar environment and, hands down, the best burger in Reno. It’s a juicy double decker of meat and cheese. You can and should order it with bacon. (Pro tip: order it with the Royce Refresher—a combination of gin/vodka and tasty cucumbers and soda—to drink.)

Best Indian restaurant

Taste of India

1255 Stardust St., 237-3608

All of a sudden, in the last few years, Indian food has really caught on in the valley. There are a couple of great places that have been around for years—like India Kabab & Curry, a midtown lunch spot, which is deservedly the perennial favorite Indian restaurant among RN&R readers. But there are a bunch of newer places that are worth your time, money and stomach space. Don’t overlook Taste of India just because of the generic name and hidden location. They nail the staple dishes—like chicken tikki masala—but also include a lot of seafood and deep cuts. Plus, the service is really friendly, and the naan—which comes in about a gazillion different varieties—is amazing.

Best Mexican restaurant

Mi Ranchito

500 Denslowe Drive, 337-8411

If you judge your restaurants by their outer appearance, you’ll give Mi Ranchito a pass. If you judge it by the food, you’ll be here again and again. It’s housed in the old Sterling Village, one of Reno’s first shopping centers. The menu is reasonable, particularly given the quality of the food, and the employees are very friendly. This is how all restaurants should be.

Readers’ choices

Best appetizers

1. Bistro Napa, Atlantis Casino Resort

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

2. Liberty Food & Wine Exchange

100 N. Sierra St., 336-1091

3. Wild River Grille

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

Best bagel

1. Truckee Bagel Company

538 S. Virginia St., 420-5903

2. Einstein Bros. Bagels

5050 Kietzke Lane, 825-1045

3. My Favorite Muffin & Bagel Cafe

340 California Ave., 333-1025

Best bakery

1. Josef’s Vienna Bakery Café & Restaurant

933 W. Moana Lane, 825-0451

2. Homage

519 Ralston St., 323-8952

2. Rounds Bakery

294 E. Moana Lane, 329-0800

Best barbecue restaurant

1. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company

80 E. Victorian Ave., Sparks, 355-1010

2. Brothers Barbecue

463 Roberts St., 384-3547

3. Famous Dave’s BBQ

4925 Kietzke Lane, 826-7427

Best Basque restaurant

1. Louis’ Basque Corner

301 E. Fourth St., 323-7203

2. J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room

1426 Highway 395, Gardnerville, 782-2074

3. Santa Fe Hotel

235 Lake Street, 499-5263

Best Bloody Mary

1. The Stone House Cafe

1907 S. Arlington Ave., 284-3895

2. Two Chicks

752 S. Virginia St., 323-0600

3. Chapel Tavern

1099 S. Virginia St., 324-2244

Best breakfast

1. Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs

420 S. Sierra St., 329-2600

2. Two Chicks

752 S. Virginia St., 323-0600

3. Squeeze In

4670 Sparks Blvd., 626-0100

Best brunch

1. The Stone House Cafe

1907 S. Arlington Ave., 284-3895

2. Two Chicks

752 S. Virginia St., 323-0600

3. Monaciello

190 California Ave., 507-7540

Best burger

1. The Little Nugget Diner

233 N. Virginia St., 323-0716

2. Beefy’s

1300 S. Virginia St., 870-1333

3. Burger Me!

6280 Sharlands Ave., 737-9404

Best Carson City restaurant

1. Red’s Old 395 Grill

1055 S. Carson St., Carson City, 887-0395

2. Cafe at Adele’s

1112 N. Carson St., Carson City, 882-3353

3. The Union

302 N. Carson St., 885-7307

Best catering company

1. Battle Born Food Truck and Catering Co.

www.battleborntruck.com

2. Roundabout Catering & Party Rentals

www.roundaboutcatering.com

3. Cherry Bomb Catering

www.cherrybombreno.com

Best cheap eats

1. In-N-Out Burger

280 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 786-1000

2. Beto’s Mexican Food

575 W. Fifth St., 324-0632

3. Gold ’n Silver Inn

790 W. Fourth St., 323-2696

Best chef

1. Mark Estee

Liberty Food & Wine Exchange

2. Jakon Tolhurst

Zeppelin

3. Colin Smith

Roundabout Catering & Party Rentals

Best chicken wings

1. Noble Pie Parlor

777 S. Center St., 323-1494

2. Wingstop

5100 Mae Anne Ave., 746-9464

3. Slater’s Ding-A-Wing

www.slatersdingawing.com

Best Chinese restaurant

1. Palais De Jade

960 W. Moana Lane, 827-5233

2. Kwok’s Bistro

275 West St., 507-7270

3. CJ Palace

129 Los Altos Pkwy., Sparks, 626-8878

Best coffee

1. Bibo Coffee Company

460 S. Sierra St., 329-2114

2. Hub Coffee Roasters

727 Riverside Drive, 453-1911

3. Old World Coffee Lab

104 California Ave., 391-0189

Best coffee roaster

1. Hub Coffee Roasters

727 Riverside Drive, 453-1911

2. Old World Coffee Lab

104 California Ave., 391-0189

3. Magpie Coffee Roasters

1715 S. Wells Ave., 391-0102

Best dessert

1. Liberty Food & Wine Exchange

100 N. Sierra St., 336-1091

2. Zeppelin

1445 S. Meadows Pkwy., 387-4937

3. Monaciello

190 California Ave., 507-7540

Best doughnuts/pastries

1. DoughBoys Donuts

5115 Mae Anne Ave., 787-8586

2. Holey Schmidt Donuts

490 S. Center St., 683-3399

3. Rounds Bakery

294 E. Moana Lane, 329-0800

Best fine dining

1. The Steak House

Western Village Inn & Casino, 815 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, 331-1069

2. Beaujolais Bistro

753 Riverside Drive, 323-2227

3. Atlantis Steakhouse

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 824-4430

Best food truck

1. Nom Eats

www.renonomeats.com

2. Battle Born Food Truck and Catering

www.battleborntruck.com

3. Slater’s Ding-A-Wing

www.slatersdingawing.com

Best French fries

1. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company

80 E. Victorian Ave., Spark, 355-1010

2. Red Robin

499 Kietzke Lane, 825-7246

3. Slater’s Ding-A-Wing

www.slatersdingawing.com

Best French restaurant

1. Beaujolais Bistro

753 Riverside Drive, 323-2227

2. 4th Street Bistro

3065 W. Fourth St., 323-3200

3. LuLou’s Restaurant

1470 S. Virginia St., 329-9979

Best frozen yogurt

1. Yogurt Beach

3882 Mayberry Drive, 787-2024

2. Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

6637 S. Virginia St., 853-2020

3. Honey Treat Yogurt

5000 Smithridge Drive, 827-2221

Best gluten-free dining

1. Great Full Gardens

555 S. Virginia St., 324-2013

2. Zeppelin

1445 S. Meadows Pkwy., 387-4937

3. Square One Eatery

1771 Valley Road, 453-1447

Best Greek restaurant

1. Niko’s Greek Kitchen

171 Disc Drive, Sparks, 499-5777

2. Naan & Kabab

2740 S. Virginia St., 825-3113

3. Nick’s Greek Deli

600 S. Virginia St., 786-9613

Best Hawaiian restaurant

1. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

5150 Mae Anne Ave., 322-8888

2. Aloha Shack

alohashackreno.com

3. Lili’s Restaurant & Bar

2325 Kietzke Lane, 826-7777

Best hot dog

1. Costco Food Court

Costco Wholesale, 2200 Harvard Way, 689-2200

2. Bam!Dog Righteous Hot Dogs

5000 Smithridge Drive, 824-9070

3. Sinbad’s Hot Dogs

418 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks, 331-4762

Best Indian restaurant

1. India Kabab & Curry

1091 S. Virginia St., 348-6222

2. Thali

148 West St., 470-5898

3. Royal India

575 Keystone Ave., 507-7444

Best Italian restaurant

1. Johnny’s Ristorante Italiano

4245 W. Fourth St., 747-4511

2. ZoZo’s Ristorante

3446 Lakeside Drive, 829-9449

3. La Vecchia

3005 Skyline Blvd., 825-1113

Best Japanese restaurant

1. Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

206 N. Virginia St., 323-5550

2. Ijji 2

4955 S. Virginia St., 825-6688

3. Kauboi Izakaya

1286 S. Virginia St., 453-2592

Best juice

1. Jüs

555 S. Virginia St., 323-1794

2. Great Basin Community Food Co-Op

240 Court St., 324-6133

3. Keva Juice

5102 Meadowood Mall Circle, 420-5505

Best late-night dining

1. Noble Pie Parlor

239 W. Second St., 622-9222

2. Gold ’n Silver Inn

790 W. Fourth St., 323-2696

3. Sizzle Pie

190 S. Center St., 525-7437

Best Margarita

1. Miguel’s Mexican Food Midtown

1415 S. Virginia St., 322-2722

2. El Adobe Cafe

55 W. Arroyo St., 327-4422

3. Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen

764 S. Virginia St., 322-6866

Best martini

1. Roxy

Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

2. Wild River Grille

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

3. 10 Torr Distilling and Brewing

490 Mill St., 499-5276

Best Mexican restaurant

1. Miguel’s Mexican Food Summit Sierra Mall

13901 S. Virginia St., 851-0550

2. El Adobe Cafe

55 W. Arroyo St., 327-4422

3. Los Compadres

25 Foothill Road, 284-1301

Best new restaurant

1. Zeppelin

1445 S. Meadows Pkwy., 387-4937

2. Monaciello

190 California Ave., 507-7540

3. Square One Eatery

1771 Valley Road, 453-1447

Best outdoor dining

1. The Stone House Cafe

1907 S. Arlington Ave., 284-3895

2. Wild River Grille

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

3. Silver Peak Brewery and Restaurant

124 Wonder St., 324-1864

Best pizza parlor

1. Noble Pie Parlor

777 S. Center St., 323-1494

2. JJ’s Pie Co.

555 W. Fifth St., 786-5555

3. SouthCreek Pizza Co.

45 Foothill Road, 622-1620

Best place to eat when drunk

1. The Little Nugget Diner

233 N. Virginia St., 323-0716

2. Noble Pie Parlor

777 S. Center St., 323-1494

3. Gold ’n Silver Inn

790 W. Fourth St., 323-2696

Best produce

1. Great Basin Community Food Co-Op

240 Court St., 324-6133

2. Sprouts Farmers Market

587 S. Meadows Pkwy., 335-1055

3. Whole Foods Market

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

Best Reno restaurant

1. Wild River Grille

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

2. Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill

5995 S. Virginia St., 826-5151

3. Zeppelin

1445 S. Meadows Pkwy., 387-4937

Best restaurant worth the long wait

1. Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs

1495 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 331-3388

2. Two Chicks

752 S. Virginia St., 323-0600

3. Wild River Grille

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

Best salad

1. Great Full Gardens

555 S. Virginia St., 324-2013

2. Süp

669 S. Virginia St., 324-4787

3. Eclipse Pizza Company

3950 Mayberry Drive, 747-4343

Best salad bar

1. Whole Foods Market

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

2. Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Sizzler

615 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 356-3969

Best sandwich shop

1. Deli Towne USA

3650 Lakeside Drive, 826-4466

2. Full Belly Deli

3064 Mill St., 657-8448

3. Michael’s Deli

628 S. Virginia St., 322-2323

Best seafood

1. Rapscallion

1555 S. Wells Ave., 323-1211

2. Sky Terrace Oyster Bar

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Oceano

Peppermill Resort Hotel, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

Best server (name and location)

1. Tracy Quatro

Gold ’n Silver Inn

2. Pauleen Relucio

Arario MidTown

3. CiCi Noel

Cactus Creek Steakhouse

Best smoothie

1. Jüs

555 S. Virginia St., 323-1794

2. Keva Juice

5102 Meadowood Mall Circle, 420-5505

3. Jamba Juice

5140 Kietzke Lane, 828-5483

Best soups

1. Süp

669 S. Virginia St., 324-4787

2. Great Full Gardens

555 S. Virginia St., 324-2013

3. Zeppelin

1445 S. Meadows Pkwy., 387-4937

Best Sparks restaurant

1. Great Basin Brewing Co.

846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 355-7711

2. The Steak House

Western Village Inn & Casino, 815 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, 331-, etc.

3. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company

80 E. Victorian Ave., Spark, 355-1010

Best steak

1. The Steak House

Western Village Inn & Casino, 815 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, 331-1069

2. Atlantis Steakhouse

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 824-4430

3. Harrah’s Steakhouse

Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino, 219 N. Center St., 788-2929

Best sushi

1. Tha Joint

222 Los Altos Pkwy., Sparks, 626-8677

2. Tokyo Sushi

1999 S. Virginia St., 825-8828

3. Sushimi’s

3005 Skyline Blvd., 829-2788

Best Tahoe restaurant

1. Gar Woods Grill & Pier

5000 N. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, California, (530) 546-3366

2. T’s Mesquite Rotisserie

901 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, 831-2832

3. Lone Eagle Grille

111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, 886-6899

Best Thai restaurant

1. Thai Lotus

6430 S. Virginia St., 852-5033

2. Bangkok Cuisine

55 Mount Rose St., 322-0299

3. Moo Dang

1565 S. Virginia St., 420-4267

Best Truckee restaurant

1. Squeeze In

10060 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, California, (530) 587-9814

2. Truckee Tavern & Grill

10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 587-3766

3. Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats

10007 Bridge St., Truckee, California, (530) 587-8688

Best vegan food

1. Great Full Gardens

555 S. Virginia St., 324-2013

2. Nom Eats

www.renonomeats.com

3. The DeLuxe

148 West St., 686-6773

Best vegetarian food

1. Great Full Gardens

555 S. Virginia St., 324-2013

2. Laughing Planet

650 Tahoe St., 360-2592

3. The DeLuxe

148 West St., 686-6773

Best Vietnamese restaurant

1. Golden Flower Vietnamese Restaurant

205 W. Fifth St., 323-1628

2. Pho 777

102 E. Second St., 323-7777

3. SK Noodle

2955 N. McCarran Blvd., 358-6338

Best Virginia City restaurant

1. Red Dog Saloon

76 N. C St., Virginia City, 847-7474

2. Palace Saloon & Restaurant

50 S. C St., Virginia City, 847-4441

3. Cafe Del Rio

394 S. C St., Virginia City, 847-5151

Best whiskey/bourbon/Scotch selection

1. Death & Taxes

26 Cheney St., 324-2630

2. Chapel Tavern

1099 S. Virginia St., 324-2244

3. Hard Water House

7689 S. Virginia St., 800-1737

Best wine bar

1. Whispering Vine Wine Co.

4201 W. Fourth St., 786-1323

2. MidTown Wine Bar

1527 S. Virginia St., 800-1960

3. Craft Wine and Beer

22 Martin St., 622-, etc.

Best wine list

1. Whispering Vine Wine Co.

4201 W. Fourth St., 786-1323

2. Wild River Grille

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

Most romantic restaurant

1. Beaujolais Bistro

753 Riverside Drive, 323-2227

2. Wild River Grille

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

3. Harrah ’s Steakhouse

Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino, 219 N. Center St., 788-2929

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