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“Great little find just off the Roanoke strip”

Reno Red's Frontier Cooking
Ranked #9 of 80 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: Just who is Reno Red? Look out the windows and gaze back into the time of the great cattle drives of the Old West. The Chisholm Trail was not far from right here. Among those hard working cowboys along the trail that carried half of all the cattle in Texas, was the great chuck wagon master, Reno Red. Cowboys knew when they saw his chuck wagon it meant there was going to be some good eatin' and tales to tell. For most cowboys the chuck wagon was truly their home on the range. And if the chuck wagon was their home, the cook was their king. Because the morale of the men and the smooth functioning of the camp depended on him, the cook's authority was unquestioned. Reno Red is our "Chuck Wagon Master" and the inspiration for our decor and our menu recipes. We have many of Reno's favorite original recipes. And just like Reno, we cook our food on an open mesquite grill for that true frontier cooking experience. Time has come for the tales of Reno Red to be told. We want our customers to know who that cowboy is in our logo. More tales to come . . .
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Description: Just who is Reno Red? Look out the windows and gaze back into the time of the great cattle drives of the Old West. The Chisholm Trail was not far from right here. Among those hard working cowboys along the trail that carried half of all the cattle in Texas, was the great chuck wagon master, Reno Red. Cowboys knew when they saw his chuck wagon it meant there was going to be some good eatin' and tales to tell. For most cowboys the chuck wagon was truly their home on the range. And if the chuck wagon was their home, the cook was their king. Because the morale of the men and the smooth functioning of the camp depended on him, the cook's authority was unquestioned. Reno Red is our "Chuck Wagon Master" and the inspiration for our decor and our menu recipes. We have many of Reno's favorite original recipes. And just like Reno, we cook our food on an open mesquite grill for that true frontier cooking experience. Time has come for the tales of Reno Red to be told. We want our customers to know who that cowboy is in our logo. More tales to come . . .
Reviewed April 30, 2013

As luck would have it, we were a group of 7 starving looking for a place near Roanoake and had heard of Reno Red's. Piture yourself in an old timey antique store with a good bar and nostagia oozing all around you. We sat at the John Wayne booth and instantly started to like the place. Great steaks and BBQ were had by all, even the kids who got baby back ribs on the kids meal for $6. nothing like drinking from a Ball jar glass and getting free refills. Decent wine selection and overall good hearty meal and we left with take out bags.

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Thank ivan P
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Their Cowboy Queso is to die for! Brisket, beans, bar b que sauce and cheese, who would have thought this combination would make a awesome queso dip? Reno Red's is a great family restaurant with lots of frontier decor items for the whole family to enjoy. The menu is diverse enough that there is something for everyone at a reasonable price.

Thank Mimipeggy
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was our second visit to Roanoke, and we just had to go back to Reno Red's to appease my husband's desire for BBQ. Took our daughter and her friends (who are locals). My husband and I both ordered the 3-meat platter (we got sausage, ribs and chicken), which includes 2 sides. We both ordered cole slaw, which was quite tasty. I ordered sweet potato fries...they were wonderful! The only thing left on our plates were bones, and our only regret was that we didn't have room for dessert. Our server was friendly and attentive, and the mason jar drinks are a nice touch. The price for our meal was very reasonable, compared to what we have paid at other restaurants for similar plates (which weren't nearly as good). We'll be back next time we are in Roanoke.

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Thank DGeli
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

This place is nasty.. If you walk in and look up at the walls, lights, decor.. filled with cobwebs and dirt.. I don't think this place has been cleaned in years.. I have even seen a mouse in the bathroom!

Thank SAWOK
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I've eaten here for lunch and dinner in the same day. I only wish they were open for breakfast. Fantastic value for the money, fantastic barbecue. Nice beer selection, neat decor. Wish they had more outdoor seating, but this place is so good, i really don't care where they serve me the food!

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Thank Raychel162
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