Local Flavors ~ The Griddle

Griddle restaurant review Winnemucca Nevada #breakfast

If you are ever in the area of Northern Nevada on I-80, between Reno and Elko, may I suggest that you stop for a bite to eat at “The Griddle”.  But only if it’s between the hours of 6am and 2pm (PST)…because they are just that good that they aren’t like the rest of Nevada where everything is at your fingertips 24 hours a day.

The decor is like the rest of this town…a little outdated.  And when you first walk in, the first thing you will probably notice are the bright green colored upholstery on all the booth and breakfast counter chairs.  I am talking 70’s, one shade away from, neon green….green.  You will also notice that the place is packed.  No one cares about the antiquated decor because they are too busy enjoying the delicious food.
Griddle Restaurant Winnemucca Nevada #breakfast

They have classic french toast, almond crusted french toast, stuffed french toast, to name a few.  There are raspberry crepes and peach crepes, and of course pecan crepes.  And if you like eggs, they come in a variety of ways including my ultimate favorite “The California Eggs Benedict”.  The Hollandaise sauce is so good you won’t want to leave a drop of it on your plate.  They also squeeze the orange juice from fresh and have an assortment of salsas and jams that you can taste and purchase to take with you!  All homemade!  For a complete menu click here.

Griddle restaurant review eggs benedict breakfast Winnemucca Nevada
California Eggs Benedict

The Griddle is located right on the main road of Winnemucca Blvd.  You can get to it from any exit off of the I-80.  So remember if you are passing through or have stayed overnight here and wondering where there is a great place to get breakfast or brunch,  try “The Griddle”.  It also has a patio in the warmer months to sit out on and it’s very kid and big party friendly.  I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Bon Appetit,

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Local Flavor: Winnemucca

Local Flavor: Winnemucca

I live in the middle of nowhere a very small town with very little restaurants to choose from.   My husband and I try our best to have a couple date nights a month.  We had heard about Ormachea’s from some friends and decided to check it out.

When you first walk in the door your nose is greeted with flavors.  It’s a small antiquated dining room but don’t let that discourage you.  It’s obviously been around for awhile which usually means the food is yummy.  Now if Gordon RamsayUnknown-1 walked in the place I am sure the first thing he would comment on is where the bloody hell am I the decor but I guarantee he would love the food.

Although there are linens on the tables, the staff is dressed very casual which for Winnumucca, NV is quite the norm.  The first time we went in there my husband felt we were underdressed.  But the hostess was wearing jeans so I felt that we fit right in…and I like that feeling.

The menu is small but they always have a list of specials.  You get a glass of wine on the house with your dinner.  Which of course leads to buying 3 or 4 cases the bottle because who can have just one tiny glass of wine?  They also have a full bar for those who would like to get a bit tipsy wet their palletes with something other then wine.

Bread, soup, and salad are all served in a family style setting.  The soup is to die for.  And is devoured right down to the last drop.  Even if that means picking up the bowl and drinking it.  Or using the bread to sop up the final little dribbles.  I could honestly just go there to eat the bread and the soup.  Did I mention the bread is fresh…like right out of the oven to your table fresh!

Now if you are ordering steak and they ask you if you would like garlic with it… be prepared.  It isn’t a tiny amount of chopped garlic.  It’s whole pieces of roasted garlic and enough of it to keep 100 vampires from ever entering a 500 foot radius of your realm.  No, I am not kidding.  It’s a lot of garlic.  And I love garlic but even I had to take some of it to go.  The steak is done to perfection and if you ask for rare by golly it comes to your table still mooing.  It is so juicy and packed with flavor.  Even after you know your stomach is bulging over your pants about to explode you still keep packing it in just to keep your mouth watering.

They also serve many side dishes with the entrees.  Steamed veggies, potatoes or fries, beans, and they are all served family style so you can just dish whatever amount onto your plate you desire.

As far as price, it is a little on the pricey side but well worth it.  The food is plentiful and the staff has always been very helpful and pleasant.  It’s family friendly too, although I wouldn’t dare take my mini-monsters in there, it’s nice to know that I could if I was crazy enough wanted to.  So if you are ever here in this little town of Winnemucca and feel like steak, seafood, lamb, or fish…it’s your one stop eat.  Happy Trails.

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