When it’s time to get your grub on.

Virginia City restaurants, eateries, snack and candy shops offer the variety to please every palate. From hot dogs to fine dining, café faire with traditional American cuisine to Tex-Mex or barbeque cooked on site, you won’t leave hungry. The “come as you are” mantra means it’s all about the experience.

Food goes beyond the restaurant doors. Our annual special events bring out unique food opportunities. The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry held in March as part of our St. Patrick’s Day celebration brings competitors to cook up the best gourmet beef testicle dishes for all out bragging rights. In May, Chili on the Comstock attracts chefs from all over the world who compete for the opportunity to attend the international championships. Each June, Taste of the Comstock stays true to its namesake and provides a taste of our history and restaurants.

Visit each online for hours and other details.

Virginia City Restaurants & Treats


Big Bear Springs

188 South C Street


Barrels O’Candy

Choose from more than 60 flavors of salt water taffy and more than 60 Jelly Belly flavors. In addition, Barrels O’Candy has 16 flavors of ice cream, numerous slushies, fancy truffles and nut bars. How about root beer barrels, Chick-O-Sticks, Sixlets and all the candies you remember as a child? Barrels O’Candy has you covered.

13 North C Street

Virginia City Restaurant Bonanza Cantina

Bonanza Cantina

Traditional Mexican food inside the historic Bonanza

27 C Street


Café Del Rio

Housed in the historic Werrin Building, originally a grocery store and rooming house, Café del Rio has been serving up authentic Tex-Mex flavors since 2005. Using only fresh quality ingredients, the menu is prepared from scratch with traditional techniques and a sincere desire to please and impress. 

394 South C Street

Virginia City Restaurant Crazy Calameities

Crazy Calamaties

Crazy Calamaties is located at Edith Palmer’s Country Inn, surrounded by an ambient and historic environment. Breakfast and lunch are served Thursday through Monday in a stone room with a large fireplace. During warmer months, outside dining is available.

420 South B Street



The Cider House at Canvas Cafe

Well-known Virginia City staple, The Cider House, is now located at Canvas Cafe. Known for meals crafted to perfection and an amazing dining experience, The Cider House bring locals and visitors alike fantastic meals in historic Virginia City.

110 North C Street


Crown Point Restaurant

Located in the historic Gold Hill Hotel, the oldest operating hotel in Nevada, the Crown Point Restaurant offers traditional American cuisine at an affordable price. Grab a table on the patio or in the lounge for dinner Thursday through Monday beginning at 4 p.m.

1540 Main Street
Gold Hill, NV


Delta Saloon

The Delta Saloon, originally opened in 1865, is one of the oldest, most historic properties in Virginia City. It’s also home to the infamous Suicide Table. Serving hot food, cold drinks and good times, it’s one of Virginia City’s original watering holes.

The Delta Saloon is temporarily closed.

18 C Street
Virginia City, NV 89440


Grandma’s Fudge Factory

Grandma’s Fudge Factory first opened its doors in 1971 and their master candy makers are still making fudge the old-fashioned way. Grandma’s Fudge is cooked in large copper pots, paddled by hand and while still warm, poured on a temperature-controlled table and paddled to yummy perfection. The fudge is made with only natural ingredients. Want some delivered to your doorstep? Not a problem. Grandma’s Fudge happily ships.

20 North C Street


Firehouse Grill and Creamery

An indoor/outdoor grill and saloon serving cooked-to-order hamburgers, grilled hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked turkey and country-style pork ribs. Owner and in-house griller, Rich Connell, received his training while working for the Redding Fire Department, hence the restaurant’s namesake. Once in Virginia City, look for the outdoor seating place with shade, music and pine trees. Or just follow your nose towards the south end of town. Catering available.

171 South C Street

Virginia City Restaurant The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink Bakery & Rotisserie

A myriad of breads, baked goods and more welcome you at The Kitchen Sink.

32 North C Street


Larry’s Gourmet Coffee House

Larry’s Gourmet Coffee House offers quality dark smooth gourmet coffee that is hand selected, perfectly roasted and made just for you. Their coffee is 100% USDA Certified Organic Arabica coffee. Bold, Smooth, and Earthy.

145 S C Street
(775) 350-8581


Palace Restaurant

The Palace Restaurant is a local’s favorite. Serving patrons for more than 22 years, the building was once the Territorial Enterprise office. The Palace offers a full lunch menu consisting of salads, sandwiches, sirloin burgers and they are famous for mouth-watering Reuben sandwiches. Full premium bar includes premium drafts and all the well options imaginable.

54 South C Street

Red Dog Saloon & Pizza Parlor

Enjoy our locals-favorite full bar and Chicago-style pizza surrounded by the ambience of the old Red Dog Saloon. The Red Dog dates back to the heyday of the Comstock mines and as the birthplace of San Francisco-style rock and roll. The pizza dough is made fresh daily and the sauce is homemade. Combine these with fresh ingredients baked in a brick oven and you’ve got a combination that will have your taste buds wanting more.

76 North C Street

Red’s Old Fashioned Candies

Red’s is the oldest operating candy factory and mercantile in Nevada and continues to make a wide variety of fudges, brittles, chocolates, toffees, caramel apples, turtles and specialty hard candies daily. With a selection of more than 40 different ice cream, yogurt and sherbet flavors, you’ll find the waffle cones filled to the brim at prices that can’t be beat. Red’s also has a full-service sandwich parlor.

68 South C Street

The Roasting House

The Roasting House offers quality in-house micro-roasted specialty coffee as well as a variety of menu items for breakfast and lunch. House specials include waffle sandwiches, tasty paninis and delicious miner’s pan specials. The Roasting House offers gluten and dairy free options for those with dietary restrictions. Catering Available

55 North C Street

Virginia City Beef Jerky Company

Once you’ve discovered the Virginia City Jerky Company, you’ll be hooked. In 1999 Bob Williamson started Virginia City Jerky Company after getting numerous demands for his famous venison jerky. His marinade recipe and skill in creating delicious beef and venison jerky meant he soon began selling to local business in Reno-Tahoe area. In 2003 a location in Virginia City became available and the Virginia City Jerky Company and Smokehouse was born. When taking a stroll on C Street, look for the prime rib roasting on the outdoor grill and you’ll find the Jerky Company.

204 South C Street

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