The restaurant was voted the #1 tourist attraction for "Cowboy Country" in Nevada Tourism's recent "Peoples Choice" poll. Having eaten there I understand why. It's a family style Basque restaurant, lots & lots of food.
A friend & I scheduled a trip to Elko, so we made it a point to eat there. We both ordered the Baked Lamb at $21.00 rather that the Loin Chops at $27.00. The Baked Lamb turned out to be chunks of Lamb Shanks, long braised, very tender and flavorful. One of my favorites. The Cabbage Soup was hard to put down, the simple salad tasty, we didn't let them take the bowl after that course, we both had seconds at the end of the meal just because it tasted good, not that we were hungry. Other sides include, several varieties of beans, pinto, garbanzo, & green, french fries & spaghetti. As usual I ended up wearing some of the spaghetti home on my shirt.
We left Elko for a couple of days and when we came back even though we had meat in our campers we left it and went back for another meal. This time we had steaks, him a T-bone, $30, me a Bacon Wrapped Filet, $18, that was a special. The T-bone was monstrous, the Filet about 10-12 ounces. Neither of us finished our steaks. They happily bagged up the steak leftovers for a future meal. Between the steaks, sides, and a late lunch we were over matched.
Desert is extra, go ahead, I dare you; Bread Pudding, Tiramisu, Cheese Cale, Molten Lava Cake, Flan the problem is that there is no room..
We went early both times, before 6pm, and got one of the last tables in the dining room, walking out through a crowded bar after our meals each time. The staff does a great job managing a crowded dining room.. No place for a quiet romantic dinner, it's a lively party.
The meal, including beverages & tip came out to about $40 each. You can eat cheaper at Denny's up by I80, but your experience nor the food will be as fantastic.
We met a couple from Nevada in the campground who said The Star Hotel had the best steaks in Nevada, I haven't tried all he places in Nevada that serve steak, but I can tell you they do a great job at this place...
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