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Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint

318 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 887-8879
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Ranked #13 of 159 restaurants in Carson City
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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San Diego
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239 reviews 239 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Sassafras is a cute spot in the heart of downtown Carson City. They have a quaint and comfortable dining room, also a bar in the very back of their space in the building. The menu has many choices and the word Eclectic fits well. You can get anything from a pizza to a burger or salad or sandwich. Most options... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

The service was average, I had the fried cheese burger-the burger was cooked well but the fries were soggy and the Bloody Mary I ordered had so much horseradish I had a hard time sucking it thru the straw-it was way too overpowering and I couldn't drink it, the infused chile vodka was enough flavor on its own - three... More

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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Varied menu to please everyone in the family, we had fried cheese cheeseburger, candied praline bacon burger, blue cheese slaw, Yukon gold potato salad, pineapple Serrano Popsicle and blackberry ginger Popsicle. Oh and chicken tenders/fries for kids. 1:15pm on a Thursday and business was still brisk but service good.

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Auburn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Passing through Carson and ate here because the "Basil" restaurant across the street was out of business. So glad we did! The atmosphere is unique as is the food.I ordered the beet salad and my friend ordered the farmer's market salad. Then we had a strawberry and cream and a blackberry and ginger popsicle for dessert. So healthy and yummy!... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I've eaten here a couple times. They have the best black bean soup I've ever had... too bad it's not a daily offering. The tuna melt is made with yogurt instead of mayo, and is quite good. Atmosphere, well, if you like voodoo masks looking at you while you eat, this is your place.

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Reno area
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Have eaten here a couple of times; yesterday it was for lunch with 7 friends celebrating a birthday. We all ordered different items...turkey sandwich, Ensenada tacos, shrimp Louie, spicy pork sandwich, etc. Everyone enjoyed their food very much, and the waitress couldn't have been nicer, especially having to deal with separate checks and bunch of joking and particular ladies...one of... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I really enjoy this place - whether it's a pizza or a burger the food has been fantastic! Great service too!

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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Sassafras is a new restaurant under prior ownership. Their menu is REALLY diverse, from Irish to Cajun to Italian to ????. Modestly priced, the menu items are surprisingly diverse. How does a cook know all these different styles of cooking? It is a family style restaurant, well lit, nice booths and tables, with a view of the street, and a... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The menu is always an adventure. There is always something new to try, but we have never been disappointed. Be prepared to try something new, and to be very pleasantly surprised.

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Carson City, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fresh food, imaginative menu choices, unique preparations. Some dinner entrees, but mostly lunch-type items, reasonable prices. The salmon tacos are to-die-for!

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