The QM Resort properties are is in the heart Northern Nevada and offers our guests and owners a variety of opportunities to enjoy the numerous dining options within walking distance or a short drive away. If you are looking for dining opportunities, there are many restaurants in Reno Sparks Nevada that are close to several QM Resort properties Below is just a few of our favorites!
BJ’s BBQ– BJ’s BBQ in Sparks off of Victorian Avenue offer some world class BBQ as well as fantastic breakfasts. This is a local’s favorite with a 100% scratch made menu, exceptional customer service, and a great atmosphere. They have won many BBQ competitions for their ribs and sauces. Select any of the menu items and you are sure to leave fat and happy! If you are there for lunch or dinner service, try out their wings, pulled pork sandwich, ribs, or brisket. Their breakfast menu boasts some great American classics including the JUMBO Cinnamon Rolls, Chicken Fried Steak, and a great Shrimp with Cheddar Grits and Eggs that you should really try! This hometown BBQ joint – A family run by a great group of people that have all worked there for years and the warmth that is offered through their customer service makes you feel right at home. If you are a BBQ fan then this is a must visit restaurant. The staff at QM Resorts in Sparks considers BJ’s BBQ one of the best area stops and the best part is that they are right across the street.
Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen – Jazz is a good Cajun/Creole restaurant located at the Legends at Sparks Marina shopping center that will make you feel like you just arrived in the French Quarter. They offer an upbeat atmosphere with live jazz music nightly and a menu that is sure to please. Try out the shrimp and scallop scampi or a catfish Po’ Boy sandwich.
Cantina Los Tres Hombres – The Cantina is a Mexican joint in Sparks off of Victorian Avenue with outdoor seating and a great menu full of south of the border favorites. There is a stage that hosts a variety of bands that will be sure to satisfy your need for entertainment while snacking on some chips and salsa. Give the Seafood Chingalinga or the Carnitas a try.
O’Skis Irish Pub – This Irish pub in Sparks off of Victorian Avenue has a nice offering of Irish pub favorites and some unique offerings that you will enjoy. Try out the Irish Tacos; they are made with corned beef cooked in Guinness Stout that is loaded in a tortilla with Thousand Island dressing. Sounds strange but they are good eaten’. If you are feeling more adventurous try out the “Shot Ski” with a few of your friends. Choose your favorite shot and your bartender will fill the shot glasses attached to a (snow) ski and then bottoms up!
Blind Onion Pizza – Blind Onion in Sparks off of Victorian Avenue and a second location in Sparks off of Pyramid Way offers the best pizza in Reno / Sparks and is a short walk to Victorian Square. They offer a unique mix of different pizzas that are served with honey to dip your crust. Check out the “slice special” that comes with two large slices and your choice of a draft micro-brew or soda. This is the spot to go to when you are craving a good quality slice and brew. Try the “Breath Buster” pizza.
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Best Dining In Lake Tahoe
Restaurants of varying types can be found all around Lake Tahoe and there’s sure to be something to satisfy everyone’s taste. Whether you’re looking for fancy or economical, there’s something to suit each traveler’s budget.
Of course, “best” is a very subjective word, especially when it comes to dining. Keep that in mind as you read online reviews and talk to locals. Also consider the proximity of restaurants to your accommodations and check menus in advance if there are dietary restrictions you or your traveling companions must adhere to.
With that being said, here are a few of the best places to dine on Lake Tahoe’s South, West and North shores. The eastern shore isn’t mentioned because it’s largely undeveloped.
SOUTH SHORE –
Nepheles California Cuisine – One of the more interesting restaurants in South Lake Tahoe. Hot tubs can be rented there by the hour, which is unusual in itself. Even showers and towels are provided, along with cocktail service. In addition to an extensive alcohol list, Nepheles has a list of decedent menu items. For an appetizer, try Nepheles’ Asian kung pao chicken wraps, which contain sautéed spiced chicken with peppers and chilies in a lettuce cup with peanut dipping sauce. For an appetizer, try Nepheles’ Asian kung pao chicken wraps, which contain sautéed spiced chicken with peppers and chilies in a lettuce cup with peanut dipping sauce. Seafood enthusiasts should order the Hawaiian-style crab cakes with mango, tomato and a sweet wasabi ginger dressing and slivered almonds. The skillet roasted shrimp with lemon garlic sauce is sure to be a hit with the shellfish lover. Landlubbers might like the New Zealand rack of lamb with rosemary pomegranate glaze. Don’t forget to check out the nightly specials as well.
The Chart House – Head a short distance into Stateline, Nev. to experience the Chart House. Make reservations in advance if you want a table with outstanding views of the Lake Tahoe area. If the restaurant’s name sounds familiar, it’s because it has 26 locations nationwide. But don’t let that stop you from dining there as each site and menu is unique. Tasty appetizers at the Chart House include—but certainly aren’t limited to—the chilled lobster and shrimp spring rolls and the Mediterranean hummus with grilled pita and plantain chips. For the main course, prime rib, filet mignon and the steak and pesto pasta are always a hit. The more adventurous can try the grilled Japanese-style flat iron steak marinated in soy and garlic with citrus sauce. Those in the mood for seafood might want to try the grilled lemon-laced tandoori mahi or the grilled cider house king salmon with thyme and sage butter. Chart House’s signature desert is the hot chocolate lava cake made with Godiva liqueur and topped with chocolate sauce, heath bar crunch and ice cream.
Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – Also in Stateline and offers a laid-back atmosphere and economically-priced menu. Opt for Cajun spices or garlic parmesan on your French fries, sweet potato fries or tater tots. Lucky Beaver’s main courses are named for what makes Nevada stand out, so reviewing its menu might be just as fun as dining there. A conglomerate of steak burgers to pick from include the black jack, gold rush and jackpot burgers. Chicken sandwiches include the blazing 777s, full house and Texas hold ‘em, among others. Hot dogs and salads are also available, along with beer, wine and specialty drinks.
Jake’s on the Lake – While dining at Lake Tahoe, it makes sense to enjoy the scenery and Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City is one of the best places to do this. This family-owned restaurant has been operating since 1978 and its chef opts for locally-grown, sustainable ingredients. Starters at Jake’s range from Dungeness crab cakes and flash-fried ahi poke rolls to hearts of palm or quinoa salads. Main courses include filet mignon tacos, king crab legs by the pound and Maine lobster tails. Consider making a reservation at Jake’s, as it’s one of Lake Tahoe’s biggest draws.
Rosies Café – Another option in Tahoe City, which has extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus ideal for those on a budget. Its interior is decorated to the hilt and sure to entertain you with its surroundings. This restaurant also will accommodate customers with specific dietary requests, such as substituting tofu for meat and serving egg whites in place of traditional eggs. Some of the tastiest food at Rosies includes its “Eggs New Orleans” dish, which has fried crab cakes, poached eggs, hash browns and choice of hollandaise or Florentine sauce. There’s also the Swedish oatmeal pancakes topped with applesauce, sour cream and lingonberries. Don’t forget to ask about the quiche of the day. If Rosies is your choice lunch or dinner, there are loads of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pizzas and desserts from which to pick. Tasty options include the horseradish-crusted baked Alaskan salmon, portabella ravioli and meatloaf.
Gar Woods Grill & Pier – For a more secluded location, head to Gar Woods Grill & Pier in Carnelian Bay. This restaurant is also on the water and offers spectacular views. Before or after dining, walk along the pier that jets into the water and admire the beauty that’s uniquely Tahoe. Gar Woods has tasty appetizers that include beer-battered coconut prawns with mango-mustard marmalade and barbequed chicken quesadillas made with corn, pepper jack cheese, chili pesto sauce and chipotle sour cream. Main courses at Gar Woods include pistachio-crusted halibut and Hawaiian swordfish. There are also a host of beef, chicken, pasta and other seafood options.
Big Water Grille – Located in Incline Village has lake views and a menu that ranges from steaks and seafood to organic pressed coffee, signature drinks and a wine list that spans the world. To start, try Big Water Grille’s wild mushroom tart or seared jumbo lump crab cake. For a main course, consider the braised short ribs with creamy polenta and rainbow chard, seared roasted mahi with cranberry almond quinoa and pineapple vinaigrette or the butternut squash risotto with sage, parmesan cheese or wild mushrooms. Those preferring to hang out in the bar can pick from items such as fried fish tacos and fish n’ chips. After dinner, sip on come Guatemalan medium roast, Sumatran dark roast or decaffeinated French roast coffee, all which come with shortbread cookies.
Lone Eagle Grille – is yet another Incline Village restaurant that offers lake views and delicious food. Baby kale salad and saffron-steamed mussels are among appetizers at Lone Eagle. Farm duck breast with balsamic glazed onions and lavender rosemary vinaigrette makes a delicious main course, as does the trout with black rice, wild arugula, pickled daikon and miso glaze. Several vegetarian menu options and a lounge menu are also available. Those dining at Lone Eagle might want to consider a pre-dinner cruise of Tahoe’s north and east shores on the Sierra Cloud Catamaran, a 55-foot (16.8 meter) boat that conducts 2-hour trips three times daily from the beach by this restaurant.
Austin’s Restaurant – For something more reasonably priced, try Austin’s Restaurant for some home-cooked comfort food in a log cabin-style rustic dining room. Lunch items include the tuna melt with cheddar cheese on sourdough bread, bacon-lettuce-tomato-avocado-garlic aioli sandwich and meatloaf sliders. Dinner items consist of pesto pasta, blackened ahi and a chicken fried bacon burger, among other options.
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Questions about Dining in Northern Nevada?
This is by no means a complete list of dining opportunities in the Reno Sparks area. If you have questions about the dining in town, please feel free to contact the front desk while staying at any of the QM Resorts and inquire about all that the Northern Nevada has to offer.
Call us today to book your reservation at 1-800-821-4912.