Washoe Public House

4.4
252 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Washoe Public House features fresh, seasonal, local and hand crafted food. We offer only the best ingredients prepared from scratch every day. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality service and experience in a casual and fun atmosphere. People of all ages are welcome and we have patio seating so you can bring your furry friend.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Love2dine
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

I decided to try this venue after seeing it on an episode of Triple D. It did not disappoint. It was much better than expected. I had dinner at Charlie Palmers Steakhouse the previous night and I can say that Washoe Public House was much better. Can’t wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Too noisy food good

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ckup
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Great food and lousy service

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vipMEM328
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

From the start just approaching the front door, the place looked shabby; there was some litter just outside, and the area in front of the door appeared not to have even been swept in a week. The first impression inside was not much better - there were smudges on the bar, and the staff seemed more interested in socializing with one another and a few customers than in paying attention to us. The windows looked like they hadn't been washed in at least weeks. I will say that once we were seated at our table, the server was very nice and attentive. But I rate the meal as poor. We both had the "catch of the day," which we were told was "bass" (maybe?). If a restaurant is going to serve seafood, which spoils quickly, they had better be sure it is at least fairly fresh and does reek of old, dried out fish. We both came to the same conclusion that whatever kind of fish it may have been, it had been a long time since it was at all fresh. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Our server was good, the food was ok, I’ve had much better from them in the past hoping it was just a bad night. The manager ( woman ) was rude to other customers who were just trying to get out of the rain.In the past I would have given five stars on all criteria.

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vipHopco
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I came here due to the acclaimed double elk chop by Guy Fierri. That particular dish was very good. The meat was cooked to a perfect medium rare and was juicy and flavorful,accompan ied by roasted potatoes and asparagus spears. The presentation was very nice. We has the superfood salad - delicious and the artisan salad ( ho hum). The pork belly egg rolls were different certainly, with a kick of heat and funk from the kimchee, serves with a honey sauce laced with Chinese hot mustard. The service however was abysmal! I believe the green waitstaff was due to Covid. The waitperson did not know how dishes were prepared, what accompaniments were, nor was not able to describe how they tasted. We waited 30 minutes after our appetizers were eaten to be given our salads and entree that were delivered to our table at the same time. Judging from the warm temperature of the salads, I believe they were left on the pass for quite some time.

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JB112
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazingly good food for the price point. The salads were unusual and delicious, and the main courses were also good. The portions were extremely generous. A few small quibbles: we sat indoors and the the place is very much the worse for wear. Also, the sauces were a little heavy handed. But altogether, very creative and delicious food for a very moderate price.

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vipJack
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Wild Boar Schnitzel. It was good!

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ChadD
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Both OpenTable and WPH website said happy hour was Mon-Fri till 6pm, booked 5:45 reservation so we'd make it, but was told they aren't doing happy hour with no explanation, so that was disappointing from the start. The food was good, but not great, like the last time I went. WPH used to be my favorite place in Reno (which isn't saying much), but after this experience it's basically on par with everyone else (which also isn't saying much).

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StephanieP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Was good, was expecting more from a summer salad..service was minimal. I'll select a more tatay item next time

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vipProfessorJake
San Francisco
382 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good lunch today. First time visiting here. I enjoyed their Washoe burger with the pancetta beef patty. It was pretty good. The fresh cut French fries were perfectly and expertly prepared. Service was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was all breading and dry. My wife has 2 bites and gave up. I got half way through and stopped. Waste of time and money. Literally the 5th place I’ve been to on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives that was terrible.

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vipGreg
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We travelled to the Reno/Lake Tahoe area to visit family and enjoyed lunch at this restaurant; the overall experience was so exceptional we decided to return for dinner two days later. Dinner offered a different menu than lunch and included fresh seafood offerings such as salmon and red snapper as well as unique entrees such as elk. The menu items were without exception very good and presented very creatively. The service was very attentive and cheerful. The prices were a bit on the high side but worth every penny. When we return to the Reno/Lake Tahoe area we will definitely again visit this restaurant.

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Low key evening with great food in a a wonderful environment. A little pricey however food was good and portion size was bigger than average.

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SusanT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food! Great variety. I had the duck and my husband had the pork chop. We shared the glazed chicken wings/drumettes which were all delicious. I good place for lunch and a casual dinner. Would not be my first choice for a romantic date night. You would be overdressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was really nice

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CraigG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating a friend’s new job. The food and service were great. It was a noisy place, so there were times I had to ask my friend to repeat himself.

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JaneR
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoy the food, service and dining atmosphere at Washoe Public House. My favorite is the curried chicken cups - yum!

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Bubba
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Hamburger was amazing! Waffle fries were crispy and perfect. Short rib Poutine--not so good--short on the short ribs and heavy on the gravy and "curds." Very, very loud. Next time I would sit outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Mother’s Day brunch did not disappoint. A special yummy eggs(many ways) menu with homemade scones ,bottomless mimosas and two choices of dessert. The coffee was great and the fruit was delicious. The service was excellent as well.

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SaraW
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great staff! Will definitely be back!

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DonnyMac
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Normally we love taking our friends here as it is a great experience. However, the last couple of time it seems like the overall experience has fallen off. This time in particular it seemed like nothing went right. First, the table we were seated at was broken in multiple locations. Second, our server Reese, although he was nice, he seemed to be in a rush to get us out of there even though we had just sat down. For example when asking about specials rather than explaining each individual item he just listed that there were Salad, Soup, Fish, etc.. specials and that if any of those categories interested us that he would go over them specifically. Furthermore, one of the reasons for going to the Washoe Public House was for the dessert as we are big fans of the lemon cake. However, we were not even asked if we wanted dessert, nor given the chance discuss as he brought the bill to us as soon as the entrée course was removed from the table. As much as I would like to say we will be returning; I don’t know if we will. Sad to see this place going downhill.

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vipoaklandlonghorn
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Pancetta Bacon Burger may have been best burger ever; great service, nice patio!

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vipMjSmith
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Poutine was marvelous. Bulgogi lettuce cups good. Goat cheese salad good. Hamachi crudo not fresh. Should have known better than to order raw fish in Reno.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the poutine and potato bourguignon soup as appetizers. So delicious. For dinner, we ordered the Washoe burger and one of the specials, a carbonara pasta.
Would eat here again, great service, great food.

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vipLupeS
Tahoe
29 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had an amazing lunch at Washoe's. The food was superb and the drinks were very well prepared. We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed being waited on by our wonderful waitress. "I didn't get her name" But she gets it. Her attention to detail was amazing.

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ChloieJ
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to WPH numerous times and I have never been disappointed. Food & service is always amazing!

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BrianM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner cool place

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AshleyA
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! We will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First timers. We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely be returning

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The sandwiches(ham and cheese and chicken sandwich) and appetizers(pork bahn mi were really good.

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vipTracyS
Ruhr region
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A fun place but if you're hard of hearing and wish to visit, this is not the venue. Great bar and loved the martini that was balanced just right. The food was quite tasty, but the meat came with some unchewable bits. Still a good meal and fun venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and service! We will definitely be back!! The food is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was good, service was super slow... not sure if it was because of Covid or something else but even our order taking was slow and server just did not seem to be super responsive.

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BethS
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great lunch and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend the short rib grilled cheese!

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MaryE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a little awkward as we were placed in a back room and felt somewhat disconnected from our waitress. Previously we have eaten out on the patio and I enjoyed it more.

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vipKimA
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!

JJ
vipJoJo
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delish. I had the Rock Candy Shortribs. They were melt in your mouth. The crispy fried shallots on top were great. My husband had the Elk Rack and thought it was great too.

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vip2paddlers
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extensive menu with a lot of choice. The wedge salad was one of the best I have ever had!

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vipAprilL
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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Washoe Public House is rated 4.4 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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