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Kerouac's is an homage to life on the American road and to feeling at home in unexpected places. We serve fresh takes on American classics. We offer a dining experience that is both sophisticated and approachable. We aim to be a meeting place in town, a space where locals and travelers can sit down to enjoy a satisfying meal in a convivial atmosphere.
$8 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed October 28, 2020

Great stop for dinner......we enjoyed delicious pizza one night and great burgers the next. Great outdoor seating.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

We were hiking/camping at Great Basin and decided to grab dinner here. The staff was super friendly and gave hiking recommendations. Let me charge my phone at the bar. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We got sea salt chocolate chip cookies and beer...to go that we enjoyed back at the campsite. Great place, great people!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Located at the entrance to Great Basin National Park, only open evenings, 4 days a week, part of the year. Several kinds of pizza, 3 different takes on burgers. Extensive wine menu. We had the beef burger, and the black bean burger. Both good on...a nice brioche bun. Plenty of space to eat outside during Covid times.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020

Nice restaurant and bar next to the Stargazer Inn. Great pizzas, including plant based options for pizza and burger. Great selection of beers and other drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 20, 2020

There are a handful of restaurants in the town of Baker, Nevada. The menu and offerings were surprising. I had the veggie burger and broccolini. The burger was tasty and served on a brioche-type bun. I saw others ordering brussel spouts. Dining was restricted to...outdoor tables or to-go orders. Service was friendly. We took our order to a picnic area within the Great Basin National Park. I was very surprised to find this type of dining in Baker.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

Inside dining was closed due to covid so we got take out to eat at our hotel after a loooooong day of traveling and hiking. The burger, brussels sprouts, and pizza were all delicious. I am sure it would have been better at the restaurant...but what can you do. The staff stayed later because they knew we were behind after a hike. Thanks for giving us great service and food.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

An adorable hairless cat greeted us on the stairs while we waited outside... staff was super friendly and the space was very cool! We sat outside and enjoyed the MOST delicious pizza I have ever eaten.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

We had completed a long driving day across Nevada and had hungry kiddos. We enjoyed their burrata salad, three different kinds of homemade pizzas, as well as sodas and cocktails. Something for everyone!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 9, 2020

We were prepared to make dinner, but were pretty wiped out after a couple great hikes in Great Basin NP, so we looked for options. Right in the middle of town was Kerouac's and they had a full outdoor deck of customers. Due to Covid,...there was no eating inside so customers were spaced outside and most were waiting to pick-up their orders. We went straight for the go-to...burgers. They were very good, but on the small side. That said, they use brioche buns and the toppings were crisp and fresh. The fries were great as well with a wonderful breading/crust on them. I would give this 5 starts but I would like to sit down and take in their full service (post Covid that is) next time. My family uses US Route 50 quite a bit on our vacations so we'll be back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

When staying in a tiny town like this (with literally 2 options for food – this place & a family restaurant across the road attached to the local store) you’re options are limited, but thanks to the owners of Kerouacs/Stargazer Inn, you can get quality,...artisan food that wouldn’t be out of place in a quirky San Francisco eatery! We stayed mid-week & were ready to eat as soon as the restaurant (adjacent to the motel rooms) opened. The rest of the visitors to town must’ve had the same idea, as by the time the door was opened the queue of people filled the small restaurant immediately (bar one table). It’s like a large shop style interior, with small tables fairly closely situated to make the most of the space, so get ready to get friendly with your neighbours! We were second in line & so were able to bag one of the two window tables. The service was fab – very friendly & knowledgeable owner who was handling all the orders & settling everybody in. It felt more like a friendly upmarket café than a restaurant and you can tell that the owners care a great deal about bringing good food & drink to it’s patrons. It's not 'cheap eats', but I did feel I was getting local ingredients & more hand-prepared food, so was happy with the prices. We opted for a couple of cocktails, and I had a lovely handmade chicken/caper pizza (which tasted fresh & was a nice change from the usual standards on a menu) and my husband had a nice burger. It was nice to have somewhere so decent to eat, without having to travel further afield, and although it felt a tad cramped, we enjoyed the meal and appreciated the effort put into the menu by the owners.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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