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Best of Winnemucca?

jeffandnat Mar 3, 2010 11:23 AM

Any good lunch or dinner spots in Winnemucca?

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    nvcook RE: jeffandnat Mar 3, 2010 02:16 PM

    For a nice (little pricey) dinner, there is The Martin Hotel on Railroad St. or Ormacheas on Melarkey St. The Martin also does a really good lunch. The Martin serves family style and you often up up with strangers at your table but I always enjoy the people I meet. They serve rib eyes, prime rib, lamb dishes (the shanks are to die for) and numerous other specialties. Ormacheas' specialty (I think) are their steaks and prime rib (the portions are huge). Both have full bars and serve homemade soup, salad and bread, your entree and 3-5 sides. You cannot leave hungry. While at either place, be sure to try a picon punch. YUMM. The best pizza is Winnemucca Pizzeria on Bridge St. We have several good Mexican restos that are authentic. They are Marisco's on East Winnemucca Blvd, Chihauhua's on Bridge (past the pizzeria), there is another one that is a little scary looking but good on Winnemucca Blvd (can't remember it's name) that was an old time burger drive in. The sign out front says "Mexican Foo". For a taste of more authentic Basque, there is the Winnemucca Hotel on Bridge across from the aforementioned pizza place. I am partial to the Martin for lunch (as much a locals hang out as resto) and Ormacheas for dinner. Also, the golf course just opened for the season and they probably have the best burgers with the bowling alley a close 2nd. Please let me know where you went and what you thought (I'm friends with most of the owners).

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      NVJims RE: nvcook Mar 3, 2010 07:15 PM

      Spot on! The Chinese place in the back corner of Raley's shopping center and the Flying Pig Barbecue are also good

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        nvcook RE: NVJims Mar 7, 2010 08:56 PM

        Sorry to say but last time we ate at China Garden (next to Raley's) we threw almost all of it out. Really bad. There's a new place out in front called Beautiful House, but we've yet to try it.

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        jeffandnat RE: nvcook Mar 14, 2010 11:42 AM

        I'm officially a big fan of The Martin Hotel . We had a group of about 12 people, so the Martin was perfect. The hominy/chorizo side dish was my favorite. Classic comfort food. Ya gotta love the Basque! The family style atmosphere was great, the picon punch tasted a little too good. We also tried the Winnemucca Pizzeria. Solid pizza and salads with good beer on tap. Thanks for the tips everyone.

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          nvcook RE: jeffandnat Mar 14, 2010 09:10 PM

          The saying about picons is that they are like women's breasts. One isn't enough, three is too many and 2 is just right. You are so right, gotta love the Basques!

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            nvcook RE: nvcook Feb 26, 2011 08:42 PM

            Update - Ormacheas serves lunch now in addition to dinner, Sunday through Saturday. The Winnemucca Hotel has closed as the owner, Mike Olano, Jr. recently died. Ate at the Martin last night and it was awesome.

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          bethd92692 RE: nvcook May 1, 2011 07:59 PM

          My husband and I were traveling through on our way home to Northern CA and were staying in Winnemucca overnight. We went to Chihuahua's and without a doubt, had the BEST Mexican meal we've had outside AZ. We particularly liked the pork tamales, the chile rellenos, and the carne asada tacos. We're not locals, but we can enthusiastically endorse Chihuahua's if you're in the mood for Mexican.

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