In the 1860s, the deepest mineshaft in the world was in Virginia City. Dug by pick and shovel, it was over 3,000 feet deep.

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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


Barrels O’Candy

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 ofbarrelsocandy 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.
13 North C Street
(775) 847-9500
Barrels O’Candy on Yelp.com


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 bonanza"100 Mile View" out the back window, you won’t want to leave.
27 North C Street 
(775) 847-7122
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Café Del Rio

From the historic Werrin Building, originally a grocery store and rooming house, Café del Rio has been serving up authentic Southwestcafe del rio 1 flavors since 2005. Using fresh quality ingredients, food is prepared from scratch with traditional techniques and a sincere desire to please and impress.
394 South C Street
(775) 847-5151
Café Del Rio on yelp.com

Canvas Cafe

The Canvas Cafe in Virginia City is a place where we offer local artists a place to showcase their work while offering a great atmosphere and great food. They are open for breakfast and lunch.
110 North C Street
(775) 543-5167

Crown Point Restaurant

Located in the historic Gold Hill Hotel, the oldest operating Crown Point Restauranthotel in Nevada, the Crown Point Restaurant offers traditional American cuisine at an affordable price. Grab a table on the patio or in the lounge for lunch, offered daily beginning at 11 a.m., or enjoy dinner in the dining room Thursday through Monday beginning at 4 p.m.
1540 Main Street
Gold Hill, NV 
(775) 847-0111

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 grandmas fudgeway 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!
Fudge ordered online doesn’t melt when shipped.
20 North C Street 
(775) 847-0770

Firehouse BBQ
(Catering available)

An indoor/outdoor BBQ restaurant serving cooked-to-order hamburgers, grilled hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked turkey andfirehouse bbq 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.
171 South C Street 
(775) 847-7744
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Mustang Ranch Steakhouse

The Mustang Ranch Steakhouse is family-friendly and everyone is welcome!Come as you are, dress casual, dress up andmustang ranch steakhouse interior you're more than welcome to wear outfits that fit the era of 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.
5 North C Street 
(775) 847-4188

Palace Restaurant

The Palace Restaurant is a local’s favorite. Serving breakfast and lunch for more than15 years, the building was once the palaceTerritorial 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.
54 South C Street
(775) 847-4441
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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, Red Dog Saloon 11-14-13 1dating 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.
76 North C Street
(775) 847-7474

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, reds candieschocolates 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.
68 South C Street 
(775) 847-0404


The Sawdust Restaurant and Catering is a premier dining hotspot. With a large menu, they are appealing to sawdust cornereveryone's taste with fine service.
24 South C Street 
(775) 847-0789
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The Roasting House
(Catering Available)

The Roasting House offers quality in-house micro-roast specialty coffee and baked goods, including gluten-free items. roasting houseTheir 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.
55 North C Street
(775) 847-0708

Virginia City Baked Goods 

Friendly service to start your morning right. Enjoy warm breakfast options vc baked goods 2or 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.
32 North C Street
(775) 847-4708
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Virginia City Beef Jerky Company

Once you've discovered the Virginia City Jerky Company, you’ll be hooked. In 1999 Bob Williamson started jerky coVirginia 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. 
204 South C Street 
(775) 847-7444