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Star Hotel

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American, Spanish, Basque
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246 Silver St, Elko, NV 89801-3655
775-753-8696
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Known Basque Style Restaurant in Nevada

Family style sharing large portions. Very popular. Many courses. Full bar service. Probably the best place to eat in downtown Elko. Iconic. Traditional. Basque style.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
MarshBruce
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My opinion is torn by this restaurant. If you want generous helpings, this is your place. But if you expect a little quality attention to the details and flavor of the food, you might not want to go here. The choice beef (in this case prime rib) was quite good and well-seasoned. The addition of sliced garlic on top was... More 

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Conroe Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As soon as we stepped through the doors we knew we had chosen the right place to dine. Even though the place was packed we waited at the bar and were served by an amazing lady bartender and were seated in the restaurant within 30 minutes and again were greeted by a very friendly waitress. The food was amazingly good.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Family style sharing large portions. Very popular. Many courses. Full bar service. Probably the best place to eat in downtown Elko. Iconic. Traditional. Basque style.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you go there expecting typical basque food then you'll be disappointed. None of the dishes on the menu are typical basque dishes nor are they prepared that way. It was quite a letdown. Overall the food is average with most of the side dishes (salad, pasta, beans, fries) just bland or out of a can. The entrees were slightly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the place to go to when you've been on the road and want a family-style meal instead of fast foods. There are long tables in the dining room so be prepared to share a table. The menu lists many entrees, and each entrée comes with cabbage soup, bread, salad, pasta, green beans, garbanzo beans, French fries, and coffee... More 

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Basque are beautiful people from all aspects. They built and build from generations deep and they also operate the world known Family Style Basque Star or Northern Nevada. I being a native have been fortunate to know the past couple operators and anyone that says you can't perfect perfection has a closed palate and mind. The food served here (red... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

there was fourteen people in our group. I had made reservations. When we arrived our water was on the table. The first course was served almost before we were all seated. The food was amazing. Too much of it. I couldn't even taste each dish, but everything I did taste was absolutely delicious.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After traveling all day we went the Star, and it was amazing, food was excellent and service was outstanding. No need to dress up just come as u are and enjoy the fun atmosphere

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My grandmother boarded here when she was in school and it still is a working boarding house. I love the food and was fun to experience it with all my cousins last time we were there. Welcome to History - Pays Basque!

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Incline Village, Nevada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Star Restaurant has continually been operated by local Basques, and is the top family style basque restaurant in town. Whatever you do, don't eat before going there, as the food is plentiful, to say the least. Note also, that the restaurant only takes reservations for groups of 8 or more. Thus, if you are a smaller group during a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 246 Silver St, Elko, NV 89801-3655
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Elko
  • Phone Number: 775-753-8696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Spanish, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?