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“Finally a nice steakhouse in the south park of town.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarack Junction Steak House

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Tamarack Junction Steak House
S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
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Ranked #178 of 784 Restaurants in Reno
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Damonte Ranch
Reno, Nevada
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251 restaurant reviews
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362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
“Finally a nice steakhouse in the south park of town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This restaurant was very good. It's not my favorite in town but it's a nice choice if you live in the south park of town and don't want to drive far. The steaks were good and cooked well. The restaurant is almost out of place in this casino.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carson City, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good value for wonderful steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I have eaten here on three occasions and each time has been special. The atmosphere is quiet and refined. The service is impeccable and the food is great. They have a nice wine list at reasonable prices. The location is at the south end of Reno so a lot of locals are not familiar with this gem. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reno, Nevada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Local Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We live within three miles of Tamarack Junction but have never dined there as we never get any offers as we do from the downtown restaurants, and there are many very good ones in Reno. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It is important to note that this restaurant is sealed off of the very smoky environment we had previously noticed at Tamarack Junction in the past. The Steak house welcomed us even though we did not have a reservation (however they did make us wait in the bar for a few minutes to get a booth which seemed unnecesary - yet we did get one in about 10 minutes even though they did seat us by the kitchen door). Our waiter Kevin was very gracious and with his patient help we decided on the meal we wanted. The food was wonderful, and the service was great - we do want to note that our busboy was as attentive and helpful as our waiter, and our waiter was wonderful. It was a pleasant local experience and we will be returning.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reno, Nevada
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“what a disappointment!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The restaurant is lovely. Quiet - one can have a conversation without shouting. But the prime rib came extremely rare though I ordered medium well. I sent it back and got another huge piece just as rare as the one before. Interestingly, I was used to having prime rib look like it was sliced off a large piece of beef. Both pieces I got were slightly cooked on the outside - though not enough to be considered an end piece. In addition to being very undercooked for my taste, the meat was so full of connective tissue that it was both un-cuttable and un-chewable. The au gratin potatoes were delicious. However, we will never go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Fremont, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service, pleasant ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Booked a table based on reviews here on TripAdvisor. Not disappointed at all. We both had the chowder to start, very tasty, good bacon flavor. We both had specials, hubby had the steak with roasted garlic and blue cheese, I had the halibut in an almond crust. Both were delicious. The service was great. I was driving, and our waiter was very accommodating offering to cork our wine. The wine itself was from vineyard we know in Lodi, and very reasonably priced. Overall a great meal, great service, and a most pleasant dining experience. We'll definitely return on our next visit to south Reno.

Visited August 2013
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