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Bonanza Cafe

27 N C, Virginia City, NV 89440
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Ranked #15 of 22 Restaurants in Virginia City
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped by the Bonanza Café for a quick bite while roaming the streets of Virginia City. The restaurant wasn't busy for a Wednesday at 2p.m., so we purposely ordered something that takes very little time to prepare. Had we known that the family seated near us had already been waiting 40 minutes for their meal, we... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Eat indoors or on the small backporch. Slot machines. We shared hamburger and fries which were good.

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Saint Paul
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Food served fast food style in plastic baskets. Reasonable priced and quite good and good service. I had the calamari salad and was very surprised at the quality and quantity. Get adult beverages at the bar but order food from the table, a little different but it works.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went for a late afternoon snack. Tried a couple of their french fries...both were amazing, the garlic was really good! We sat on the deck and had the most beautiful view of the day. The waitress was exceptional, very friendly! Might go for a meal next time.

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South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Bonanza Cafe is located right downtown in the historic section of Virginia City. It makes a big deal about having a "100 mile view" from the patio, but, really very little can be seen from there. The menu is the usual sandwiches, and they are pretty expensive. I asked for a root beer float, was told they didn't have... More

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King City, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were hungry and took a chance on this cafe. They have great food fast and friendly service with a local flare. Prices were very reasonable for a tourist town. Would definitely eat here again!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went in based on a recommendation from an area merchant. We were on a tour and only had 3 hours in Virginia City. We got a patio seat, right away. They were not very busy. We ordered our food, and got beer from the adjacent bar using the coupons they gave us (2 for 1) which was nice. However,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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780 reviews 780 reviews
531 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Handing out 2 for 1 coupons for drinks so we came in for a beer. Outstanding view out the back, restaurant was rather crowded but we didn't eat. Card machines were broken at the bar and the guy who repaired them went on a rant about having to fix them he sounded drunk. It was enough for us to walk... More

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Mesa, Arizona
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Simply fun. Don't overthink it, just soak up the flavor. Didn't eat but had some drinks and enjoyed the views plus slots. The bartender was fun and friendly, very comfy spot to chill.

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Bay Area
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

People here talk about the view. We didn't get to see it. We were told we could wait for 10 minutes to get a patio table, but that we shouldn't because they had a table for us inside. Our party of four ordered. Three burgers, one salad. I got my burger with no mayo or onions, and with garlic fries.... More

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