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.
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Virginia City Restaurants & Treats
Big Bear Springs
188 South C Street
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
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
The Canvas Cafe in Virginia City is a place where we offer local artists a place to showcase their work while offering an individualized dining experience as unique as the patron. Voted as the best Virginia City restaurant by the editors of the Reno News & Review 2018 Best of Northern Nevada, awarded by a travel guide in Le Petit Futé Petit Futé and mentioned as a place to eat in the LA Times food section three times.
110 North C Street
The Hungry Miners Kitchen
An all-scratch kitchen with the most creative, twisted sandwiches, clubs, subs and specials
Located at the Virginia City RV Park
355 North F Street
A well-known and sought-after Virginia City venue, The Cider House is located at Edith Palmer’s Country Inn, surrounded by an ambient and historic environment. Meals are prepared to perfection and offer a dining experience in a stone room with a large fireplace. During warmer months, outside dining is available.
420 South B 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
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.
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 Saloon
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
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
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
Virginia City’s Mexican Kitchen
Enjoy churros, tacos, tostadas and so much more. Located on C Street between the Union Brewery and the Cigar Bar.