Washoe Public House

4.6
206 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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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome Pork Tomahawk....

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food was bland. Fries were good. Cleanliness poor. Menus visibly soiled. Door handle dirty. Found a hair on my plate. Caesar salad did not have much flavor. Banh mi was doused in Mayo. Poor belly not cooked. Kimchi was large chunks of veggies that were rubbery. Would not return

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NvMoonie
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. The pork belly eggrolls were delicious. The mac and cheese was amazing. Will definitely go back! We want to try everything on the menu!

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LindseyF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! We got the short rib poutine and while it sounds bizarre - it was delicious. I opted for the schnitzel and was not disappointed! The portions are huge and well worth the price. The noise level was a little loud when we were in there and the ambiance isn’t overly romantic or fancy but still a great place for dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never heard of this place until now. But I must say it is legit. If you haven’t gone give it a shot. Won’t disappoint.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My two critiques for this restaurant would be number one the servers need to lower their masks to talk to customers, my wife misunderstood what the server told her when she asked about the soup. He said something that I could not even understand and then ran it together with the specials. And number two please check your glasses both mine and my wife’s were cracked pretty bad.
Other than those two everything else was pretty good

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TobyM
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Our favorite restaurant in Reno and we will be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The meal was outstanding, just wish the service matched the meal.

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vipGlenK
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent and Courtney (our server) was pleasant and quite attentive. They have some interesting and unusual items that are quite tasty. I had the jalapeno bratwurst with pickled salad and added a side of fries. I will be back and highly recommend this place.

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viprenorich
Tahoe
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the wife had the patty melt and said it was exceptionally good.
I had the short rib - which I've had before and it was excellent.
Can't wait for better weather - and sitting outside!!

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VisitorFromLosAltosCA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Great food and service. Catering mostly to locals with fresh, modern American cuisine. I visited Reno twice in the past two months and other than skiing, this restaurant was the highlight of both my trips.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Loved the pork chop and the cocktails were amazing.

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YumFest
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THANKS FOR MAKING OUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION EXTRA SPECIAL! Oh my gosh - PROPS to our sweet waitress (I apologize, I never got her name!) She was wonderful!

The short rib grilled cheese will blow your mind.....along with the pork belly bau......AND THE LEMON POUND CAKE (I don't even like lemon!)

Surprisingly tasty treats from little spot. Really glad we went ;)

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TomB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was excellent, the drinks outstanding, and the service was superior. I would recommend Washoe Public House to all of my friends.

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RhondaB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and it was nice to be able to sit on the patio to stay extra safe in the era of COVID. Always one of my favorite spots in Reno.

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vipNettieo
Tahoe
78 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks. Perfect lunch spot!

CD
ChadD
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday dinner...Revision IPA draft, perfectly juicy medium local grass fed burger, waffle fries, s’mores desert. Wife, kids loved their meals too, great service.

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vipCigarGuy
Indiana
60 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Truly a highlight of where to dine in Reno. Food was amazing, combinations of flavors and preparation that takes an imagination just to come up with. I had 3 appetizers and left with one of them in a box because I couldn't eat it all... So good and service was very good (except she couldn't pick out my food for me...lol). Definitely be going back.

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GabrielM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Venison patty melt was great especially on the gluten-free bread. I think the pricing was a bit high for the menu, but I like this place and will probably return next time I'm in Reno.

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vipChuckC
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with casual yet interesting food options. Friendly and helpful staff. Outdoor patio seating in nice weather (no heatlamps).

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RichardS
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience and lunch today. It was our first time there and we can’t wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow and inattentive with an attitude. We both had sandwiches which were greasy and unremarkable. Maybe dinner would be better?

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about Washoe Public House. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. This is my favorite restaurant in Reno!

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RenoDeb
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations and were seated immediately. The service was great and the food was wonderful

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vipAndy
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and sevice were both great. Thank you as always. I really enjoy your restaurant. Have visited many times. Lots of windows with good airflow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Be aware all meat entrees are cooked Med Rare, not my preference so that was a bummer. Outstanding Brussel sprouts. Hubby loved his meal, elk chops.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was great but our server hands down made the experience A++!

NM
NvMoonie
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, selection and food!

TG
ToddG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Took friends that had never been there before

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food is outstanding, absolutely wonderful. Staff is very friendly but server attention was an issue for drinks. However past experiences didn’t share that same trait. Overall still a favorite

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Nice patio.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was hands down absolutely amazing!

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christophercharles
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the selection and presentation. Service was stellar. Elk chop perfect. Want to come back and try other menu items.

JB
JustinB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, relaxed environment. Love this place!!

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Stan
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Slow Kitchen Time-took 30-40 minutes to receive a burger(with no explanation), Poor Service- was never offered a drink refill during the 1.5 hour stay, High Quality Food-Grass fed burger and fries. No reason to return.

GD
vipGavinD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a reservation for 7:30 for an outside table using OpenTable, but when we arrived, the hostess sat the last available table outside, even though we were early. We didn’t understand the point of making a reservation, but having to wait for a “first-come, first-served” patio table, but we decided to wait and got seated about 15 mins later. To their credit, the hostess apologized and gave us a table with plenty of space, so no big deal. I do think that when one goes out of their way to reserve an outdoor table, there should be a note/list so these types of things don’t happen, but it didn’t ruin our evening.

As for the food and service, they were both outstanding. The pork chop was delicious and so was the elk.

Overall, we would gladly return the next time we’re in Reno area because we found it to be a great value and experience overall.

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AmyN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Made a reservation and specified outdoor seating. When we arrived they said there were no tables outside but could seat us inside. So we had to wait until a table was available outside. Servers were slow because there seemed to be no coordination of the staff and no bussers.
The food tasted great, we were able to sit on the patio and enjoy being outside and the servers were pleasant and working hard.

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Feast
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant continues to be one of our favorite. Food is always very good and the Double Elk Chop is amazing. Sat on their patio for the first time and really enjoyed how quiet it was.

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Washoe Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 206 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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