Lunch

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Reno and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at John's Oyster Bar thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Nugget Diner, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

8 Nugget Diner
This is not the nicest restaurant in town, but this dive of a diner serves up Heaven on a plate (or in this case) a basket. The Awful Awful is the famous burger of Reno that has been a star on Food Wars on FoodTV and there's a reason: the huge, juicy burger on an onion bun with crisp lettuce and tomato is delicious. The seasoned fries served with them have bowled some people over. The diner serves other things besides the Awful Awful like eggs and pancakes, sandwiches, salads, Chicken Fried Steak, but most people come in for that burger. (775-323-0716)

7 Bertha Miranda's
From the moment you enter this charming Mexican restaurant, you'll instantly be transported to Guadalajara. Latin music provides a festive background to terra cotta floors, black booths, and intimate lighting. Traditional home style-Mexican cuisine with a choice of seafood, beef, chicken, and vegetarian fillings. The carnitas are out of this world. For dessert try their sopaipillas or fried ice cream. Great food, exceptional service and reasonable prices. (775-356-1310)

6 The Blue Plate
This intimate diner features a wonderfully eclectic menu of Greek and Chinese mainstays. Choices include Szechuan dumplings, potstickers, pasticio, and tasty Greek vegetarian salads. Dine at one of the wrought-iron tables on the brick patio lined with flowers and shaded by canopy decorated with twinkling lights. Great for lunch or dinner. (775-786-3463)

5 Midtown Eats
The midtown Reno vibe is becoming more vibrant with additions like Midtown Eats. This little place in Midtown, just south of downtown serves up salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers and tacos during lunch and items such as Steak and Frite, Berkshire Pork Belly and Duck Confit during dinner. Their Sunday Brunch has Brioche French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, a Classic BLT, Fresh Squeezed Juice or Mimosa and Coffee from the Hub Coffee Roasters just down the street. The Atomic Burger is making a name for itself with its Habanero, Avocado and Charred Tomato Salsa and people are raving about the Tri-Tip or Snapper Tacos with Tomatillo Avocado Spread for $2 each. Most lunch items run about $10 each and dinner items run about $15-$24. Midtown Eats also serves up housemaid drinks such as the Chupacabra with Tequila Blanco, Chili Infused Ginger Liqueur and Watermelon. (89501)

4 The Brew Brothers
This popular microbrewery features eight original brews. A great place to grab a beer and lunch. Choose from a menu of burgers, salads, and gourmet pizza and enjoy the restaurant's polished wood and brass dining room. (775-786-5700)

3 John's Oyster Bar
For travelers with a taste for sea fare in the desert, John's is a great stop. Drop in for a bowl of steaming fish chowder or shrimp pan stew. Diners can order from grouper, flounder, tuna, crab, shellfish and other delicacies. Other offerings include steamers and seafood cocktails that will wet your appetite. (775-356-3300)

2 Oyster Bar on the Sky Terrace
This Reno restaurant is popular for the spectacular views of the city and surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. Lunch and dinner offerings include fresh oysters, clams, and shrimp entrees. Other favorites include delicious chowders, cioppino, and pan roasts. (775-825-4700)

1 Café de Thai
Café de Thai is the perfect Reno dining experience for extraordinary Thai cuisine. A wide range of dishes from traditional to the chef's specialties will tempt your palate and satisfy your appetite. Everything is thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. The Blue Crab Chowder is a nice Thai/American fusion starter. The Chef's specialties include Roast Duck Curry, Beef with Lemongrass, Lamb and Braised Eggplant, and many delicious noodle and seafood dishes. Be sure to check out the dessert cart as they offer a beautiful assortment of European and Thai delicacies. (775-829-8424)


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Nugget Diner 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Bertha Miranda's 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Take Out
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Neighborhood: Sparks
COST: $
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The Blue Plate 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, European, Greek
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $
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Midtown Eats 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian
COST: $
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The Brew Brothers 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $
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John's Oyster Bar 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly
Neighborhood: Sparks
COST: $$
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Oyster Bar on the Sky Terrace 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly
Neighborhood: VIRGINIA CITY
COST: $$
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Café de Thai 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Neighborhood: Virginia City
COST: $$