Best Appetizers

Gold: Aspen's Bar & Grill at Red Lion

Aspens is the newest dining establishment at the Red Lion Hotel & Casino in Elko, NV. Aspens' guests find a warm, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for an after-work cocktail or an intimate dinner. Accented by hardwood floors, fireplaces, and stands of preserved aspen trees, the new restaurant has a natural feel unique to dining in Northeastern Nevada. The mouthwatering menu artfully combines steakhouse favorites, seafood specialties and flavorful combinations. Delicious crab cakes, black angus burgers, prime rib, Atlantic salmon, chipotle southwest shrimp, baby back ribs, chicken marsala, gouda-stuffed chicken breast, and many more entrees await. Aspens proudly serves certified angus beef and the freshest seafood available.

Address: 2065 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-2111

Website: http://redlionhotelelko.com/aspens-bar-grill

Hours: 4-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Silver: The Star

The Star Hotel opened in 1910. We are known for our Basque history. We served as a boarding house for Basque Sheepherders in the early 1900s. We treat everyone like family and we appreciate every person that walks through our door. Our family style lunches and dinners are worth the stop. Thank you for coming in and keeping the Star history alive.

Address: 246 Silver St.

Phone: 775-738-9925

Bronze: Luciano’s

Offering friendly family atmosphere, Italian cuisine, fresh food, we try our hardest to provide the freshest food that is sourced responsibly. We thrive to provide the best customer service for our guests.

Address: 351 Silver St.

Phone: 775-777-1808

Website: www.Lucianosnv.com

Business Hours Lunch: Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dinner: Monday thru Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Best Bakery

Gold: Donuts N Mor

The bakery is known for donuts, deli, cake, hamburgers and soup. The quality of our product and our exceptional customer service sets us apart.

Address: 673 Cimarron Way, Suite 500

Phone: 738-1634

Website: donutsnmor.com

Hours: 3:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday and 6 a.m. – noon Saturday

Silver: Smoren’s Delites

Bronze: Albertsons

Best Bar

Gold: Stray Dog

The Stray Dog Pub & Cafe not only has the best beer and shelf spirits selection in town, but we also offer gourmet specialty pizzas, pub food, and appetizers too! Stray Dog is a staple to downtown night life and a historic part of Elko itself. Our relaxed and friendly atmosphere offers the ideal place to gather with friends and family for some great food and cold drinks. We offer occasional live music and karaoke every Saturday night. This is the place to be for a guaranteed good time. A local favorite! Stray Dog, where friends feel more like family!

Address: 374 Fifth St.

Phone: 775-753-4888

Website: acebook.com/straydogpub

Hours: Monday – Saturday; Kitchen: 3pm – 9pm; Bar: 3pm - ??

Silver: Duncan LittleCreek

Duncan LittleCreek Gallery is a unique contemporary art gallery and bar. It has a great selection of wine, craft beer, original cocktails, and beautiful artwork in a pleasant and artistic atmosphere. Its beautiful outdoor space is a hidden gem. It has contemporary art, the most knowledgeable bartenders, live music, plays, artist receptions, and more.

Address: 516 Commercial Street- Elko

Phone: 775-738-3426

Website: www.dlcgallery.com

Hours: DLC Gallery opens at 10a.m. and the bar opens at 4 p.m.

Bronze: The Star

The Star Hotel opened in 1910. We are known for our Basque history. We served as a boarding house for Basque Sheepherders in the early 1900s. We treat everyone like family and we appreciate every person that walks through our door. Our family style lunches and dinners are worth the stop. Thank you for coming in and keeping the Star history alive.

Address: 246 Silver St.

Phone: 775-738-9925

Best Breakfast

Gold: Coffee Mug

Or restaurant is known for serving for our affordable, consistent good food and friendly customer service. What sets us apart from our competition is our fresh ingredients, great customer service, consistency, and our dedication to our customers. We have worked every day to please our customers for over 30 years now.

Address: 576 Commercial St., Elko, Nv. 89801

Phone: 775-738-5999

Website: coffeemug@frontier.com

Hours: Open every day from 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Silver: Dreez

Dreez is the newest restaurant by Jon & Audrey Karr, where we offer fresh, quality dishes at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our House Chipotle Hollandaise sauce and Pepper Bloody Mary's are guaranteed to impress. Did we mention our Truffle Mac, available at dinner? You'll want to keep coming back to try them again, or try everything on the menu. Don't forget to swing by on Sundays for our Bottomless Mimosas!

Address: 405 Silver St.

Phone: 775-777-7931

Website: http://www.dreezelko.com

Hours: Daily - Breakfast & Lunch - 7am to 2pm

Thursday-Saturday - Dinner - 4pm to 9pm

Bronze: JR’s Bar & Grill at Gold Country

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two or plan a larger party with family and friends. Our friendly staff will always take good care of you—and our extensive menu offers plenty of tempting choices to suit every taste. Did we mention we’re famous for our decadent desserts? While you’re here, be sure to get a taste of our Carrot Cake, the locals favorite Chocolate Cake, and seasonal Cinnamon Rolls. We know you’ll be back for more! Featuring Gund Ranch Buffalo!

Address: 2050 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-8421

Website: http://www.goldcountryinnelko.com/dining

Best Buffet

Gold: The Coffee Garden at Red Lion

Relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, and great prices are what you'll find at the Coffee Garden Restaurant inside Red Lion Hotel & Casino in Elko. The Coffee Garden offers a wide variety of tantalizing menu options including some famous signature dishes thoughtfully prepared to sate even the most discriminating of food lovers. If you are looking for the ultimate in variety and value, look no further than the Coffee Garden buffet featuring northern Nevada’s finest assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The extensive buffet menu changes themes daily to offer a unique experience every time you dine. Whether you like classic American Cuisine, International Cuisine like Mexican or Italian, or crave delicacies like Prime Rib or fresh seafood, we have just the right buffet for you.

Address: 2065 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801

Phone: 775-738-2111

Website: www.redlionhotelelko.com/coffee-garden-restaurant

Hours: Open 24 Hours Daily

Silver: Dos Amigos

Bronze: Tomato’s Italian Grill

Best Burger

Gold: JR's Bar & Grill at Gold Country

Find out why JR's Restaurant is known as the "Best Place To Eat In Elko." Friendly staff will always take good care of you—and the extensive menu offers plenty of tempting choices to suit every taste. Dinner reservations are not necessary but are highly recommended for special parties and large groups, especially on weekends (JR's is a local favorite). Did we mention the famous decadent desserts? Be sure to get a taste of the Carrot Cake, the locals favorite Chocolate Cake, and seasonal Cinnamon Rolls. We know you’ll be back for more!

Address: 2050 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801

Phone: 775-738-8421

Website: www.goldcountryinnelko.com/dining

Hours: 5am-10pm Sunday-Thursday and 5am-11pm Friday-Saturday

Silver: O’Carroll’s - Lamoille

Bronze: Muley’s Bar and Family Grill

Best Business Lunch

Gold: The Star

The Star Hotel opened in 1910. We are known for our Basque history. We served as a boarding house for Basque Sheepherders in the early 1900s. We treat everyone like family and we appreciate every person that walks through our door. Our family style lunches and dinners are worth the stop. Thank you for coming in and keeping the Star history alive.

Address: 246 Silver St.

Phone: 775-738-9925

Silver: Machi's Saloon and Grill

Machi’s is known for fresh food, friendly staff, and great locals bar. It has unique foods on the menu, freshness, and quality trained staff.

Address: 450 Commercial St., Elko

Phone: 775-738-9772

Website: www.machissaloon.com

Hours: Monday – Friday: Lunch 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Bar open daily 11:00 a.m. to closing

Bronze: Luciano’s

Best Business Meeting Venue

Gold: The Star

The Star Hotel opened in 1910. We are known for our Basque history. We served as a boarding house for Basque Sheepherders in the early 1900s. We treat everyone like family and we appreciate every person that walks through our door. Our family style lunches and dinners are worth the stop. Thank you for coming in and keeping the Star history alive.

Address: 246 Silver St.

Phone: 775-738-9925

Silver: Red Lion Hotel & Casino

Red Lion Hotel & Casino offers more than 17,000 square feet of pure gaming satisfaction. Find a wide variety of all the hottest slots and an exciting selection of table games including Blackjack, 3-Card Poker, Craps, Roulette, and more. You’ll enjoy the finest Sports Book and the ONLY LIVE poker room in Elko!

Address: 2065 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801

Phone: 775-738-2111

Website: www.redlionhotelelko.com

Bronze: Hilton Garden Inn

We pride ourselves in offering the best customer service in town. We are open 365 days a year serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Come join us for a great experience!

Address: 3650 E. Idaho St.

Phone: 775-777-1200

ebsite: www.elko.hgi.com

Hours: Hotel is open 24 hours, The Garden Grille & Bar is open for Breakfast 6am - 11am, Lunch 11am - 1pm, and Dinner 5pm - 10pm

Best Caterer

Gold: Red Lion Hotel & Casino

Red Lion Hotel & Casino offers more than 17,000 square feet of pure gaming satisfaction. Find a wide variety of all the hottest slots and an exciting selection of table games including Blackjack, 3-Card Poker, Craps, Roulette, and more. You’ll enjoy the finest Sports Book and the ONLY LIVE poker room in Elko!

Address: 2065 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-2111

Website: www.redlionhotelelko.com

Silver: Ramon Zugazaga, RZ Catering

Bronze: Las Brisas

Best Coffee Shop

Gold: Mudd Hut

Address: 278 Spring Creek Pkwy

Phone: 775-753-6833

Hours: Monday - Friday: 4am-7pm; Saturday: 7am-5pm; Sunday: 8am-4pm

Silver: Coffee Mug

Address: 576 Commercial St., Elko, Nv. 89801

Phone: 775-738-5999

Website: coffeemug@frontier.com

Hours: Open every day from 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Bronze: Cowboy Joe

Known for our great coffee and fast and friendly service. It’s Elko's first espresso shop and 25 years downtown.

Address: 376 5th Street

Phone: 775-753-5612

Website: Cowboyjoecoffee.com

Best Customer Service, Restaurant

Gold: The Star

The Star Hotel opened in 1910. We are known for our Basque history. We served as a boarding house for Basque Sheepherders in the early 1900s. We treat everyone like family and we appreciate every person that walks through our door. Our family style lunches and dinners are worth the stop. Thank you for coming in and keeping the Star history alive.

Address: 246 Silver St.

Phone: 775-738-9925

Silver: Aspen’s Bar and Grill at Red Lion

Aspens is one of Elko’s favorite dining experiences. The warm, relaxed atmosphere, accented by hardwood floor, roaring fireplaces and preserved aspen trees – beautifully compliments everything from crab cakes and baby back ribs to perfectly-prepared Certified Angus Beef.

Address: 2065 Idaho St.

Phone: 753-2111

Website: http://www.redlionhotelelko.com/?q=aspens-bar-grill

Bronze: Dreez

Dreez is the newest restaurant by Jon & Audrey Karr, where we offer fresh, quality dishes at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our House Chipotle Hollandaise sauce and Pepper Bloody Mary's are guaranteed to impress. Did we mention our Truffle Mac, available at dinner? You'll want to keep coming back to try them again, or try everything on the menu. Don't forget to swing by on Sundays for our Bottomless Mimosas!

Address: 405 Silver St.

Phone: 775-777-7931

Website: http://www.dreezelko.com

Hours: Daily - Breakfast & Lunch - 7am to 2pm

Thursday-Saturday - Dinner - 4pm to 9pm

Best Dessert

Gold: Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery is a world famous brand that offers the ultimate ice cream experience with its large variety of classic and seasonal ice cream flavors. At Cold Stone we make our ice cream in-house - every day! Customers can choose their ice cream, mix-ins, and toppings for a personalized creation. We also offer delicious ice cream cakes and cupcakes.

Address: 346 Silver Street, Elko

Phone: 775-738-3926

Website: http://www.telescopelanes.com/cold-stone/

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Silver: Aspen’s Bar and Grill at Red Lion

Aspens is one of Elko’s favorite dining experiences. The warm, relaxed atmosphere, accented by hardwood floor, roaring fireplaces and preserved aspen trees – beautifully compliments everything from crab cakes and baby back ribs to perfectly-prepared Certified Angus Beef.

Address: 2065 Idaho St.

Phone: 753-2111

Website: http://www.redlionhotelelko.com/?q=aspens-bar-grill

Bronze: JR's Bar & Grill at Gold Country

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two or plan a larger party with family and friends. Our friendly staff will always take good care of you—and our extensive menu offers plenty of tempting choices to suit every taste. Did we mention we’re famous for our decadent desserts? While you’re here, be sure to get a taste of our Carrot Cake, the locals favorite Chocolate Cake, and seasonal Cinnamon Rolls. We know you’ll be back for more! Featuring Gund Ranch Buffalo!

Address: 2050 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-8421

Website: http://www.goldcountryinnelko.com/dining

Best Dining Wine Selection

Gold: Aspen's Bar & Grill at Red Lion

Address: 2065 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801

Phone: 775-738-2111

Website: http://redlionhotelelko.com/aspens-bar-grill

Hours: 4-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Silver: Luciano's

Bronze: Duncan LittleCreek

Address: 450 Commercial St., Elko

Phone: 775-738-9772

Website: www.machissaloon.com

Hours: Monday – Friday: Lunch 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Bar open daily 11:00 a.m. to closing

Best Family Restaurant

Gold: JR's Bar & Grill at Gold Country

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two or plan a larger party with family and friends. Our friendly staff will always take good care of you—and our extensive menu offers plenty of tempting choices to suit every taste. Did we mention we’re famous for our decadent desserts? While you’re here, be sure to get a taste of our Carrot Cake, the locals favorite Chocolate Cake, and seasonal Cinnamon Rolls. We know you’ll be back for more! Featuring Gund Ranch Buffalo!

Address: 2050 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-8421

Website: http://www.goldcountryinnelko.com/dining

Silver: Pizza Barn

Pizza Barn is known for fabulous pizza and family fun; great value; the place to go with families, teams, groups, etc. We make all our pizzas with love! And, our fresh dough is made daily. For this area, besides the standard pepperoni pizzas which are great and popular, we offer a wide choice of unique specialty pizzas. Our “Hot Sack” signature sandwich sets us apart and nobody can offer “Sandy Horse” for the kids!

Address: 2598 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-2541

Website: PizzaBarn-Elko.com

Hours: Open Daily at 11:00 a.m.

Bronze: The Star

The Star Hotel opened in 1910. We are known for our Basque history. We served as a boarding house for Basque Sheepherders in the early 1900s. We treat everyone like family and we appreciate every person that walks through our door. Our family style lunches and dinners are worth the stop. Thank you for coming in and keeping the Star history alive.

Address: 246 Silver St.

Phone: 775-738-9925

Best Fast Food

Gold: 9 Beans & A Burrito

Silver: Las Brisas

Bronze: Costa Vida

Costa Vida delights our guests with the vibrant flavors of coastal Mexico. We combine the highest quality produce and proteins to create the light, fresh flavors of our menu from scratch. You taste the difference in every visit and with every meal.

The smothered Sweet Pork Burrito is one of our favorites.

Grilled Chicken Salad with black beans and Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing is always a refreshing meal.

And last, our nachos with any of our delicious proteins is a great “go-to” when you can’t decide what to eat!

We take our customer requests seriously, especially for those who are looking to eat healthier. We believe healthy eating starts with the freshest, whole ingredients.

We offer a verity of options so every meal is customized to fit our guest’s lifestyle needs. From gluten sensitivity to those looking to lighten their diet, our team can customize our award-winning burritos and mouth-watering salads to fit any lifestyle.

Address: 1664 Thomas H. Gallagher Way

Phone: 775-777-3555

Website: costavida.net

Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. -8 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

Best Mexican Restaurant

Gold: Dos Amigos

Silver: La Fiesta

Bronze: Las Brisas

Best Pizza

Gold: Pizza Barn

Pizza Barn is known for fabulous pizza and family fun; great value; the place to go with families, teams, groups, etc. We make all our pizzas with love! And, our fresh dough is made daily. For this area, besides the standard pepperoni pizzas which are great and popular, we offer a wide choice of unique specialty pizzas. Our “Hot Sack” signature sandwich sets us apart and nobody can offer “Sandy Horse” for the kids!

Address: 2598 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-2541

Website: PizzaBarn-Elko.com

Hours: Open Daily at 11:00 a.m.

Silver: Blind Onion

Blind Onion Pizza is a locally owned and operated pizza restaurant that offers mouth-watering pizza, hot sandwiches and fresh salads. We make our dough in-house along with several of our sauces - including our marinara, pesto, and ranch - and stock the freshest pizza toppings.

Address: 346 Silver Street, Elko

Phone: 775-738-5532

Website: http://www.telescopelanes.com/blind-onion/

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am to 9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am to 10pm

Bronze: Stray Dog

Best Romantic Dinner

Gold: Aspen's Bar & Grill at Red Lion

Aspens is one of Elko’s favorite dining experiences. The warm, relaxed atmosphere, accented by hardwood floor, roaring fireplaces and preserved aspen trees – beautifully compliments everything from crab cakes and baby back ribs to perfectly-prepared Certified Angus Beef.

Address: 2065 Idaho St.

Phone: 753-2111

Website: www.redlionhotelelko.com/?q=aspens-bar-grill

Silver: Luciano's

Bronze: Pine Lodge

Best Salad

Gold: The Star

Silver: Costa Vida

Bronze: JR's Bar & Grill at Gold Country

Best Sandwich

Gold: Ogi Deli

Ogi Deli is known for Quality food, great service and reliable catering. We are a locally owned restaurant. We make all of our soups from scratch and bake our own bread. We create unique sandwich options with fresh ingredients. At Ogi Deli, customers are our priority and we are committed to providing an outstanding dining experience.

Address: 282 11th St.

Phone: 775-753-9290

Website: ogideli.com

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am – 3pm

Silver: The Star

Bronze: JR's Bar & Grill at Gold Country

Best Sports Bar

Gold: Mattie's Bar & Grill

Silver: Red Lion Hotel & Casino

Address: 2065 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-2111

Website: www.redlionhotelelko.com

Bronze: Muley's Bar and Family Grill

Muley’s is known for its back-to-basics food preparation, fun service, and lots of TV’s.

Address: 254 Spring Creek Parkway, Spring Creek

Phone: 775-753-7777

Website: www.muleysbar-grill.com

Hours: Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 8am-10pm

Best Steak Sandwich

Gold: The Star

Silver: Toki Ona

Bronze: JR's Bar & Grill at Gold Country