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“Exceptional Basque Restaurant in the Heart of Elko”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Star Hotel

Star Hotel
Ranked #1 of 84 Restaurants in Elko
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Masonville, CO
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Exceptional Basque Restaurant in the Heart of Elko”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Our dinner there last night was one of the best restaurant meals we have ever had. The Star Hotel is just exceptional with family style served meals, great service and outstanding quality food. If you've never tasted Basque cuisine, this is the place to go and you won't be disappointed. Bring your appetite, as the portions are enormous and you won't believe the quality of their sides. They start with homemade cabbage soup and it keeps on coming. We had the baked lamb, which was delicious. This is an experience worth the trip and we won't miss the Star Hotel anytime we are visiting Elko.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Elko, Nevada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Star Food AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Family Style Basque Restaurant that serves such awesome food! They bring so much food, you don't know what to try first. First you are brought out some yummy cabbage soup, then a salad. Followed by baked brown beans, green beans, spaghetti & french fries! Gee am i forgetting anything?;) Plus you can decide from and entree of steaks, fish, lamb etc... I think the mountain trout is the best! Everyone is great. Down side it is always packed! My family tries to either get there when it opens at 5pm to beat the crowds or our favorite thing to do is order out:) They charge per container for all the food but it is worth it if you are looking to spend a more quiet relaxed time at home. When we move we are really going to miss this place!

  • Visited March 2013
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Bring the family!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Not my first visit, but always good. The food of course was excellent! The service a little slow, but the place was packed as usual. I had baked lamb, a wonderful dish if you like lamb. Eating at Basque restaurants is my only time for eating lamb. The Star knows how to cook it too! As with most Basque restaurants its Family style. Meaning you eat arm and arm with strangers sometimes, and of course your family. You don't share food with anyone other than your party unless you choose too. This is not a place for a romantic meal, its family style. Now the food is always wonderful and lots of it. The steak, fish, shrimp or any item on the menu is always a perfect choice. My husbands and sons steak were cooked exactly as they ordered. Oh and did I mention the GARLIC. Garlic lovers unite, this is the place for roasted garlic. Make sure to try a traditional drink called the Picon, its an acquired taste You should experience The Star is never a bad choice if you have the time.

  • Visited February 2013
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Fallon
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent and way too much food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Family style, with great soup and salad to start.

Steaks are their specialty but Grilled cod was wonderful.
Main course is huge so maybe sharing is in order.
In addition to the main course we had green beans, ham hocks and beans, garbanzo beans and spaghetti

  • Visited February 2013
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Elko, Nevada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food...come hungry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Family style seating with lots of food. My husband said the fries have some sort of addictive drug in them...me not to that extreme, but they were GOOD. Coming from St. Louis, Missouri, this was a great experience and a must in you are in town!

  • Visited September 2012
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