Where to eat in Elko, NV

Jun 8th, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Where to eat in Elko, NV

Spending the night in Elko on a long road trip out west next month and wondering where to eat. At first I thought Star Hotel for the basque food, but the reviews have me questioning that plan. Not looking for fancy, just delicious...
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Jun 8th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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We really struggled to find a decent place to eat on our overnight stay in Elko. A local may be able answer your question. We saw a couple of Mexican places but we don't like Mexican food. In the end we had to go to an Applebees behind our motel, near the Red Lion Hotel. It was ok actually, I had a steak and hubby had a chicken dish which was fine. Staff nice and friendly. Good luck!
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Jun 8th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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It has been a long time since I went through that area, but unless things have changed drastically, I would forget about "delicious" and aim for "decent".
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Jun 8th, 2011, 06:14 PM
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So since apparently you can't get a good meal in Elko, the least you should do is visit this attraction -- the world's largest dead polar Bear..

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/pet/whtking.html
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Jun 10th, 2011, 03:48 AM
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Hilarious, sf7307! We certainly wouldn't want to miss that! This is why I love road trips! In fact, I need to go over that whole Roadside America site before we head out.

Thanks for your replies...I figured there weren't too many Elko foodies around. We will aim for decent food, slot machines and a giant polar bear!
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Jun 10th, 2011, 08:42 AM
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jayne1973, when my DS and his now-fiance drove across country when they moved from San Francisco to Connecticut, they tweeted these things so we could follow them on their adventure!
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Jun 11th, 2011, 01:19 PM
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That is so fun! Much better than boring "slideshows" when the trip is over! Did they go through Elko?
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Jun 11th, 2011, 02:25 PM
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They did, and some other crazy places ( along with Denver, Chicago and New York)
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Jul 20th, 2011, 08:08 PM
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We tried Star Hotel and enjoyed it. The Pincon drinks are wickedly wonderful! We should have shared the steak-- it was huge! I liked the sides excepts for the beans. Elko is a fun town!
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Jul 20th, 2011, 10:39 PM
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Thanks for reporting back on your meal!!!!!!
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Jul 21st, 2011, 06:25 AM
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What about the polar bear?
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Jul 23rd, 2011, 07:43 PM
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Oh yes, I saw the polar bear, too! Had my picture made with him as well. Like I said, fun town!
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Jul 24th, 2011, 05:15 AM
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Jayne, we had basque food when we were there a few years ago but I can't remember where, what I do remember is I spoke to our waitress saying, I'm in my 60's and have never seen a house of prostitution before, where are they? She replied "right around the corner honey" So upon leaving we drove using her directions and went past four. I remember they all had 'ranch' in their names, Peggy's Ranch, etc one had their front door open and we could see an ATM machine. We howled and still do to this day. Thanks for the memories!
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Jul 24th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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That is hilarious-- of course they would have an ATM! haha Nothing like a road trip! I think we saw some billboards for some of those places when we were driving toward Elko from Utah.

That is an interesting area...we met some people while waiting for our table at the Star who were actually working for a gold mine. It did seem very old west!
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