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“Good Food, Strange Atmosphere”

Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint
Ranked #14 of 184 Restaurants in Carson City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $27
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Carson City, Nevada
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food, Strange Atmosphere”
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.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Reno area
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Food is quality, no matter what you order.”
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 us wanted her soda with no ice, the other wanted to know if the fish was breaded, and so on. The restaurant owner was kind enough to come over and take a group photo for us. The restaurant is downtown Carson, so not far from the Museum and the Capitol. Parking is in the rear, and you can walk into the building from the back.

  • Visited April 2014
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Carson City, Nevada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

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

Visited January 2014
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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“This place IS eclectic!”
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 decent bar. Wine is on the inexpensive side, but not bad.

  • Visited December 2013
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Carson City, Nevada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sassafras is Eclectic!”
Reviewed March 4, 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.

  • Visited February 2014
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