Places to Eat in Elko

Who says small towns can’t have it all? The top places to eat in Elko, NV just prove that it’s all about sourcing quality ingredients and serving them up with love.

places to eat in elko nv
What’s For Dinner?

What’s for dinner? With all the places to eat in Elko, NV, the age-old debate of what everyone is hungry for probably won’t be settled anytime soon. But it sure will be fun trying to figure it out!

So, let’s get to it.

Feeling up for Mexican or Italian cuisine? We’ve got that covered. Craving a burger or steak? Plenty of places in Elko will satisfy your hunger and then some. What about lighter fare, including vegetarian or sushi? Options abound right here in Elko.

Fact is, many of Elko’s restaurants pride themselves on their commitment to creating unforgettable dining experience, whether you’re up for a fancy night out, a casual evening of pub food and drinks or takeout.

Only-in-Elko Dining

When you stay in Elko, it’s pretty easy to build up an appetite after a day of outdoor adventure or taking in the local historical sites. For that, we’ve got all the bases covered, with these easy-to-find, walkable spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Beer. Wine. Cocktails. Oh, and have you tried a Picon, the unofficial drink of the Basque people? Kick back after a long day with an ice cold one at one of Elko’s top bars and pubs and let that stress melt right away.

Basque Restaurants in Elko

Our town is home to the National Basque Festival, so it’s no coincidence that you can find a few excellent Basque restaurants in Elko, NV. Enjoy Basque family style meals at the Star Hotel, more good food at Toki Ona and deli-style Basque eats at Ogi Deli. Ongi Etorri! (Psst, that’s Basque for “Welcome!”

Best Places to Eat in Elko, NV

While there are literally more than a hundred eateries to choose from in our town, we’ve narrowed it down to a few of the best places to eat in Elko, NV. Check them out here.

odehs mediterranean restaurant

Get a taste of the Mediterranean with Odeh’s falafels, lamb, tabouleh, hummus, kofta and other favorites.

rolbertos mexican food

Dig into burritos, tortas, tacos and breakfast plates at this local favorite. Combo platters are guaranteed to fill you up.

machis elko

A small restaurant and bar known for upscale sandwiches, pastas, salads and entrees. Serves lunch and dinner.

himiko sushi steakhouse

Enjoy your favorite rolls, sashimi and nigiri along with teriyaki bowls, street tacos and steakhouse selections.

lucianos elko

With a chef and owner who studied the culinary arts in Paris, you can’t go wrong. Shrimp and lobster, steaks, salads, more.

gold dust west elko

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this local’s favorite. Pro tip: try the $10 prime rib for a filling meal.

elko star hotel

Basque family-style dining in a friendly environment. Features a bar and Basque-inspired dishes.

jr's bar grill elko

Located in the Gold Country Inn, JR’s serves up everything from omelette to Thai chili hot wings and more.