Best Restaurants in Elko

Only-in-Elko Dining That Wows

The restaurants in Elko, NV will surprise you at each turn. Forget the image of the small-town greasy spoon packed with locals who eye visitors with suspicion. Nope. Not here. In Elko, the best restaurants veer far from the beaten path and forge new culinary ground with fresh ingredients, forward-thinking chefs and menus that will please everyone in your group.

From delicious carne asada tortas at a local Mexican restaurant to sustainably-sourced seafood, sushi, Mediterranean and Basque to burgers that come from Nevada-bred cattle and the juiciest, most tender steaks you’ll ever eat, Elko is a true up-and-comer on the restaurant scene.

Enjoy dining in our unique eateries when you’re in a festive mood or curbside/delivery for when it’s time to curl up on the couch and veg out. Elko’s best restaurants offer everything you’ve come to expect from larger cities, but with that special “Only-In-Nevada” vibe that means fewer crowds and more quality eating time.

Dining in Elko, NV

Looking for the top Elko restaurants? Break out the eating pants because it’s time to dig into culinary flavors that will please the pickiest of palates. Explore Elko dining here.

gold dust west elko

Home to the Grille for family dining and the Tap Room that features Elko’s only self-serve beer wall.

aspens restaurant

Aspens is perfect for a meal with loved ones. Relaxed atmosphere for after-work cocktails or an intimate dinner.

The Coffee Garden serves all-day dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

stage door elko

While not strictly a restaurant, this live theater and comedy venue serves up flatbreads, nachos and other snacks along with great entertainment.

stockmens casino

Great whether you’re up for a full meal or just a quick bite. Open daily.

nine beans burrito elko

Mexican fare; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

blind onion elko

Fresh pizza made daily with hand-made dough. A variety of appetizers, salads, sauces and sandwiches available.

blue moon sushi elko

Blue Moon serves Asian cuisine and sushi. Open for lunch, dinner; full cocktail menu. Online ordering available.

chef chengs chinese restaurant elko

Enjoy Mongolian beef, fried rice, Kung Pao chicken and other traditional Chinese dishes.

coffee mug elko

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Guests have the choice to dine-in, but Coffee Mug also delivers.

Offering a variety of specialty sandwiches, burgers, salads and an array of steaks, seafood, and pasta. Besides the restaurant, they also offer catering on and off site. The restaurant space, including the gorgeous patio, is available to rent as a venue for events.

dos amigos elko

Family-style Mexican fare serving full meals and drinks. Dos Amigos also caters to groups of all sizes.

dreez restaurant elko

Dreez offers an American style breakfast and lunch. Enjoy a variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers, wraps and more.

Easy Thai Cafe isn’t just about the food, it’s about the experience. Immerse yourself in a warm and inviting atmosphere, where the aroma of lemongrass and chili fills the air, and friendly smiles greet you like a long-lost friend.

garibaldis elko

Don’t miss the Molcajete along with sizzling fajitas, burritos and more traditional dishes. Weekly lunch specials.

great wall express elko

Affordable Chinese with a wide variety of Chinese dishes right here in Elko.

himiko sushi steakhouse

Steak or sushi? Why not both? Stop by Himiko for dine-in or call ahead for take-out.

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.

la fiesta mexicana elko

Taquitos, ceviche, fajitas, huevos rancheros and more in a comfortable and friendly environment for the entire family.

lucianos elko

Helmed by chef Luc Gerber, who studied in Paris, Luciano’s serves classic Italian along with an extensive wine menu.

machis elko

A unique array of upscale sandwiches, pastas, salads and entrees. American and international cuisine.

Matties Taphouse Grill

An upbeat pub-style environment with traditional pub foods, drinks and fun.

mcadoos elko

Breakfast, lunch and sweets seven days a week. Eat on–premise or enjoy curbside takeout or delivery.

odehs mediterranean restaurant

Odeh’s Mediterranean restaurant uses only fresh vegetables and meat with spices directly from the Middle East.

ogi deli basque restaurant

Ogi Deli specializes in making fresh, homemade, Basque, and American sandwiches and more.

pizza barn elko

Pizza Barn is a locally-owned pizza place. It’s a fun environment, and it features games for entertainment.

rigobertos mexican restaurant elko

Rigoberto’s is a Mexican restaurant offering great service along with a variety of dishes.

rolbertos mexican food

Choose from dozens of combo platters to satisfy your craving for traditional Mexican food.

elko star hotel

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

taqueria ayala

Get your taco fix with a large selection of traditional dishes from Mexico.

taqueria michoacan

Looking for the flavors of Michoacan? Look no further than Taqueria Michoacan located at 259 Spring Valley Pkwy.

teriyaki madness elko

Fast casual, fresh Asian grill. Features a simple menu and friendly staff.

toki ona basque food

Basque restaurant with excellent table service and always fresh food.

Many of the restaurants and bars listed above work with the Delivery Boys, a local food and alcohol delivery company.

Only-in-Elko Restaurant Options

When it comes to food, you can’t beat local. One of Elko’s best-kept secrets is our diverse array of food options, with many restaurants within walking distance of area hotels. Next time you’re in the area, check out these local favorites, whether it’s for a cup of Joe and a pastry or a little pub grub to get you back on your A-game.