Established in the early 1900s when the Southern Pacific Railway Company built a switch yard, Sparks is now a small city located east of Reno. Known for hosting special events throughout the year, this area also features great places to eat from fine dining venues to budget-friendly options. We’ve take a look at the best restaurants in Sparks, Nevada.
BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company
BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company is a family owned and operated venue specializing in mouthwatering BBQ. For those seeking morning time fare, the eggs Benedict with a split buttermilk biscuit topped with shaved ham, poached eggs and hollandaise accompanied by home fries or cheddar grits is a particularly popular option. As for BBQ, diners can’t go wrong with the barbecue combination platter, which comes with a choice of two meats — try the pork ribs and beef brisket — and two sides, which include potato salad, sweet potato fries and macaroni and cheese.
BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company, 80 E. Victorian Ave., Sparks, NV, USA, +1 775 355 1010
Great Basin Brewing Company
With a passion for home brewing, Tom Young and his wife Bonda opened Great Basin Brewing Company. Touted as Nevada’s oldest brewery, this venue has garnered many awards over the years for its specialist brews. Featuring 14 beers on taps every day — try the multi-award winning Outlaw Milk Stout — this lively brewery also offers guests a large menu full of mouthwatering meals for lunch and dinner. Must try entrées include fish and chips – Alaskan cod filets in the brewery’s famous Wild Horse Ale batter served with cucumber salad and regular or garlic fries – and the popular black and blue burger covered in Cajun spices then blackened and topped with blue cheese crumbles.
Great Basin Brewing Company, 846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, NV, USA, +1 775 284 7711
Squeeze In is a family owned and operated small chain serving generous portions of American cuisine to hungry diners. An eclectic and vibrant atmosphere, complete with mismatched furnishings, walls covered in customers’ signatures, and a super friendly staff, makes this a fun spot the entire family will enjoy. Tasty items from the menu to note are the Racy Tracy omelette with mushrooms, Monterey jack cheese, bacon and avocado; crab eggs benedict topped with quarter pound of crab, poached eggs and hollandaise and the tuna melt with tomatoes and cheddar cheese.
Squeeze In, 4670 Sparks Blvd. #110, Sparks, NV, USA, +1 775 626 0100
Tha Joint Sushi & Grill
Specializing in modern Asian cuisine, Tha Joint Sushi and Grill is a fun and lively establishment known for its innovative sushi. Within a contemporary interior featuring a black and white motif, guests have a delectable array of appetizers, hand rolls, nigiri, entrées and sweet endings from which to choose. Vegetarians are welcome here as well with vegetarian rolls and entrées available. Must try dishes include tha bomb sushi roll, and the tempura veggie roll with fried carrots, sweet potatoes and zucchini with an avocado garnish.
Tha Joint Sushi & Grill, 222 Los Altos Parkway #112-114, Sparks, NV, USA, +1 775 626 8677
The Steak House at Western Village
Tucked inside the Western Village Inn and Casino, The Steak House is a casual yet elegant dining establishment serving up succulent steaks, seafood and fish. The friendly staff, which provides impeccable service and cuisine, keeps discerning diners coming back time and again. Within an interior adorned with warm colors, guests can feast upon a host of appetizers, soups and salads, entrées, house specialties and tableside desserts. Exquisite highlights include the steak Diane – beef tenderloin with mushrooms, merlot, brandy, garlic and beef essence – and the seasonal dish, blackened diver scallops with butternut squash and apple polenta. Extensive wine and martini lists are also available.
The Steak House at Western Village, 815 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, NV, USA, +1 775 353 4916
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