Virginia City Restaurants
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, "Virginia City-style!"
Virginia City offers a variety of restaurants, eateries, snack shops and candy to please every palate. From hot dogs to fine dining, café faire with traditional American cuisine to Southwest or barbeque cooked on site. With Virginia City's list of eateries, you won't leave hungry! Forget reservations and ties, “come as you are” is the mantra in a town where restaurants and bars are linked by boarded sidewalks.
Our annual special events throughout the year also bring out unique food opportunities. The Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival offers gourmet beef testicle dishes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day each March, followed by Chili on the Comstock in May where chefs from all over the world compete for the opportunity to attend the championships. New to the menu in 2014, Taste of the Comstock, an event that provides attendees the opportunity to sample all Virginia City has to offer.
Restaurants and Other Eateries
Choose from more than 60 flavors of salt water taffy and more than 60 Jelly Belly flavors. In addition, Barrels O’Candy has 16 flavors of ice cream, numerous slushies, fancy truffles and nut bars. Step back in time with root beer barrels, Chick-O-Sticks, Sixlets and all the candies you remember as a child.
The Bonanza Café
Good ol' home style cooking in a quaint café atmosphere. It doesn't get any better than at the Bonanza Café and with its gorgeous "100 Mile View" out the back window, you won’t want to leave.
Café Del Rio
From the historic Werrin Building, originally a grocery store and rooming house, Café del Rio has been serving up authentic Southwest flavors since 2005. Using fresh quality ingredients, food is prepared from scratch with traditional techniques and a sincere desire to please and impress.
Core at Gold Hill Hotel
Owner-Chef, Richard Oates, from Ayr, Scotland, brings his farm-to-table sensibility and a worldly aesthetic to the Comstock. The atmosphere at CORE is a fusion of historic elegance and casual fine dining. Come for dinner and leave with a dining experience worth talking about. CORE dining combines the historic elegance of the Comstock in its heyday, local farm to table sensibility and the creative fusion of modern gourmet cuisine.
Grandma’s Fudge Factory
Grandma’s Fudge Factory first opened its doors in 1971. Their master candy makers are still making fudge the old-fashioned way in the center of town. Grandma’s Fudge is cooked in large copper pots, paddled by hand and while still warm, it's poured on a temperature-controlled table and paddled to perfection. The fudge is made with only natural ingredients. Want some delivered to your doorstep? Order today to make sure your next gift is a sweet one!
An indoor/outdoor BBQ restaurant serving cooked-to-order hamburgers, grilled hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked turkey and country-style pork ribs. Owner and in-house BBQer, Rich Connell, received his training while working for the Redding Fire Dept. Once in Virginia City, look for the only outdoor seating place with shade, music and pine trees. Or just follow your nose towards the south end of town.
Mustang Ranch Steakhouse & Hunter's Lounge
The Mustang Ranch Steakhouse & Hunter’s Lounge is family-friendly and everyone is welcome!Come as you are, dress casual, dress up and you're more than welcome to wear outfits that fit the era of the Historic Virginia City.The large banquet room has the most beautiful view overlooking Six Mile Canyon. The restaurant also has outside dining for the people that want to enjoy the fresh air and the sites of the town.
The Palace Restaurant is a local’s favorite. Serving breakfast and lunch for more than15 years, the building was once the Territorial Enterprise office. The Palace offers a full breakfast menu with items ranging from bacon and eggs to a filling four-egg omelet. Lunch consists of salads, sandwiches, sirloin burgers and they are famous for mouth-watering Reuben sandwiches. Full premium bar includes ten premium drafts, more than forty tequilas and 35 vodkas.
Red Dog Saloon & Pizza Parlor
Enjoy our locals-favorite full bar and Chicago-style pizza -- all in the ambience of the old Red Dog Saloon, dating back to the heyday of the Comstock mines and the birthplace of San Francisco-style rock and roll. The pizza dough is made fresh daily and the sauce is homemade. Combine these with fresh ingredients baked in a brick oven to create a taste you can’t get anywhere else.
Red's Old Fashioned Candies
Red's is the oldest operating candy factory and mercantile in Nevada, and continues to make a wide variety of fudges, brittles, chocolates and toffees, caramel apples, turtles and specialty hard candies daily. Red's proudly boasts the highest quality and lowest prices on the Comstock and for miles around. With a selection of more than 40 different ice cream, yogurt and sherbet flavors at prices that can’t be beat you will fill that waffle cone to the brim. They also feature a sandwich parlor. Come belly up to this bar for subs and fried favorites.
The Sawdust Restaurant and Catering is a premier dining hotspot. With a large menu, they are appealing to everyone's taste with fine service.
The Roasting House
The Roasting House offers quality in-house micro-roast specialty coffee and baked goods, including gluten-free items. Their roasting profiles are crafted to provide a quality cup of coffee filled with aromas, flavors and tastes that will certainly make you come back for more. You can also find The Roasting House coffee at local farmers' markets in the Reno, Nevada area and online.
Virginia City Baked Goods
Friendly service to start your morning right. Enjoy warm breakfast options or fresh homemade baked goods. Conveniently located next to the Silver Queen Hotel and Saloon, Virginia City Baked Goods provides delicious pastries, coffee and delectable sandwiches.
Virginia City Beef Jerky Company
Once you've discovered the Virginia City Jerky Company, you’ll be hooked. In 1999 Bob Williamson started Virginia City Jerky Company after getting numerous demands for his famous venison jerky. His marinade recipe and skill in creating delicious beef and venison jerky meant he soon began selling to local business in Reno-Tahoe area. In 2003 a location in Virginia City became available and the Virginia City Jerky Company and Smokehouse was born.