Three On-site Elko Restaurants
The Red Lion Hotel & Casino Elko does not disappoint.
From Starbucks® Coffee in the lobby and 'round-the-clock service at our Coffee Garden Restaurant to the only fine dining restaurant in Elko, we have the perfect spot for any taste and occasion.
Red Lion Coffee Garden Restaurant
The finest food Elko has to offer, served at your convenience. Open 24 hours, our Coffee Garden Restaurant serves up bountiful breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties created fresh daily by our Executive Chef. Friday's Seafood Buffet is as popular with Elko locals as it is with Red Lion guests.
The best thing about Aspens Bar & Grill in Elko (besides the food, of course)? The warm, relaxed atmosphere and friendly service that make this fine dining restaurant perfect for unwinding over cocktails, enjoying a relaxing business dinner with colleagues or savoring an intimate meal for two.
The eclectic new menu at Aspens Bar & Grill brings together steakhouse favorites and seafood specialties in unique and flavorful combinations. To name just a few, signature dishes include crab cakes, black Angus burgers, prime rib, Atlantic salmon, chipotle Southwest shrimp, baby back ribs and crab enchiladas.
Complementing the dining experience, the cozy Western motif - accented by hardwood floors, fireplaces and stands of preserved aspen trees - is modern and stylish without a hint of hokiness. In addition to three separate seating areas, a private dining room seats 15-24 guests for dinners, parties and other gatherings.
If you're still not convinced, just ask any Elko local to name his or her favorite restaurant.
More often than not the name you'll hear in return is Aspens.
Get your coffee fix right in the lobby. Whether you're looking to kick-start your morning or keep the night rolling, you'll find all your favorite Starbucks® beverages, including espresso, cappuccino, latte, tea and more. Pair your drink of choice with a delicious pastry or muffin and relax at a café table, or grab it to go and hit the casino.
Starbucks® is open Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Now, it's a fact that our restaurants hold their own among the best in Elko, but you've traveled all this way, so why not sample a taste of the area?
A few of our favorites:
The Star Hotel
At over 100 years old, The Star Hotel is a living piece of Basque history in the heart of Elko. Opened by Pete Jauregui in 1910 with 11 rooms, one bath, and wood-stove heating, the hotel promised to provide a home away from home for Basques in Elko. Today, The Star Hotel is a family-style restaurant and lounge, serving up scrumptious specialties such as steaks and lamb dishes in an old-world atmosphere.
Aspens Bar and Grill
Enter Aspens and you'll feel as if you've been transported to the Ruby Mountains. Decorated with Western scenes and Aspen trees, this casual bar and restaurant features a private room for groups of 15 to 24. Sip a glass of wine selected from an extensive list and enjoy an appetizer at the bar, or request a seat by the fireplace in the main dining room. Your options are endless: Choose from a selection of delectable but reasonably priced dishes like steaks, ribs, seafood, prime rib and gourmet burgers.
Hailed as a top spot in Elko, JR's offers up breakfast, lunch and dinner in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. A favorite with locals and tourists alike, the menu features crowd-pleasers, including breakfast specials, pasta, pizza, designer sandwiches, salads and steaks. Don't forget a new favorite: locally grown Bison, which we recommend served up in a mouthwatering steak or burger.
Aspens Bar & Grill
Indulge in natural beauty during any season at Aspens, where a warm backdrop of fireplaces, stands of preserved aspen, and gorgeous hardwood floors complement signature dishes like crab cakes, Black Angus burgers, prime rib, Atlantic salmon, chipotle southwest shrimp, baby back ribs, crab enchiladas and many more flavorful temptations. Sink into a leather couch and enjoy a cocktail with coworkers, celebrate a special event in the private room, or simply savor the kind of unique dining experience found only in northeastern Nevada.
Top-notch entertainment meets Vegas-style gambling at the Red Lion Casino, the largest in the area. Play slots, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, and keno all while listening to live music. Or, if you like your casinos a little bit cozy and country, just walk across the street from Red Lion to Gold Country Inn & Casino, or head downtown, where you'll find Stockman's and Commercial -- both of which have been in operation for over 50 years.
Mattie's Bar and Grill
We think they should've named it Cheers! In a testament to Mattie's motto, "Good Food and Sporting Spirits," the locals swarm this fan favorite bar for weekly Thursday night karaoke. Follow their lead and stop by for a pint -- extra points if you make it there in time for Mattie Gras or the Frog Jumping Contest.