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“Not just a great meal, an experience”
Review of Star Hotel

Star Hotel
Ranked #1 of 87 Restaurants in Elko
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Locals said the Star Hotel is the place to go. They were correct.

The food was great. I recommend the lamb and filet. A lobster tail served at our table was massive yet tasty and tender. There is a tremendous amount of food. The traditional Picon punch is worth a try at only $4. The bar is friendly and with other excellent drink choices including sangria and a good beer selection.

I found the experience even better. The restaurant has family style seating and service. We had a great table. The people range from locals to those traveling through but even those traveling through seem to be repeat customers. It is a Basque restaurant and the decor reflects the herding and other cultural elements. The decor and clientele is also very western and unique. Everyone seems to be a friend.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Traditional Basque/American meals in authentic setting. You have to love garlic though! We have eaten at the Star often for over thirty years, and have never - not even once - been unhappy. Great spot!

1  Thank Pamela Z
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We got there before 5 p.m. because we were hungry but were glad we did because by the time we left, it was absolutely packed and people waiting outside. It's a western type bar and restaurant that is family style and they serve basque type food. We ordered one entree (they are know for their steaks, etc but we ordered orange roughy) and one just sides and it was more than enough. The sides included a wonderful light cabbage soup, a basque salad (which basically was mayo w/vinegar and spices (but delicious), french fries, pinto beans, green beans, garbanzo beans and spaghetti. Our least favorite was the spaghetti and the green beans were canned. But the meal was so delicious. Great, great service and it was just fun. They will ask you if you mind sitting with another couple but that's up to you. We actually said it would be fine but no one sat there during our meal. Again, lots and lots of food so you might want to share. I believe they are closed on Sundays.

Thank ukienomad
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Whenever heading to the West Coast or Tahoe, I try and make sure my timing is such that I am able to stop at the Star Hotel for a wonderful meal as well as a fun dining experience.

Over the years have had many great meals here, lamp chops, the soup, the salad all stand out and it has just been a super dining adventure.

Whether or not this is the total Basque package and Basque food as it should be, it is fine by me and I will continue to return whenever in the area.

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Thank Maplelagjames
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is not a restaurant you would want to visit every day, but for an occasional Basque experience, it is wonderful. I too wonder about all the leftovers; there is so much food. You order your entree and the sides come with it. The restaurant opens at 5 pm, we arrived at 6 pm, and had to squeeze our way through the crowd to the hostess stand. Our wait for the two of us was about an hour; large groups had a longer wait. While waiting, there are wonderful old photos on the walls to enjoy.

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Thank Frankei
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