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Best of Nevada 2018

We asked … you answered!

Our 21st annual readers’ survey made one thing abundantly clear—readers from our rural areas are fervent about their favorite establishments. While voting is always robust, tallying this year’s winners proved that Nevada’s smaller towns love their homegrown businesses and attractions. Regardless of where you live, home certainly means Nevada to our readers and they came out in droves again to name their favorite restaurants, ATV trails, wedding chapels, and more. Some familiar faces dot the winners list, proving also that our readers are loyal to their favorites and vote every year. And that’s how legends are born, is it not?

Thank you to our readers as always, for helping us showcase Nevada’s best of everything. We have some big winners this year, as the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority stepped up and rounded up some completely awesome prize packages; see the end of the list for who the lucky readers are. To our winners, a hearty congratulations! Your dedication to being the best is what makes the Silver State so special.

The 2019 Best of Nevada survey will be posted in March next year on nevadamagazine.com. If you’re wondering why your business or event isn’t on the list, mark your calendars and get the word out to your customers and friends!

Jeffery Pace, owner of Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery. ©Kippy S. Spilker

ART GALLERY
North:  Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
South:  Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas
Rural: Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery, Carson City

ATV TRAILS
North: Moon Rocks, Hungry Valley
South:  Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas
Rural:  Pine Nut Mountains, Carson Valley

BAKERY
North: Josef’s Vienna Bakery & Café, Reno
South:  Freed’s Bakery, Las Vegas
Rural: LA Bakery Café, Carson City

Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs. ©Kippy S. Spilker

BAR/HAPPY HOUR
North:  Bistro Napa – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno
South:  PT’s Pub, Las Vegas
Rural:  Tonopah Liquor Company, Tonopah

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH
North:  Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs, Reno
South:  Hash House A Go Go, Las Vegas
Rural:  Café at Adele’s, Carson City

BREWERY/DISTILLERY
North:  Great Basin Brewing Co., Reno-Sparks
South: Ellis Island Brewery, Las Vegas
Rural: Tonopah Brewing Company, Tonopah

BUFFET
North:  Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno
South:  M Resort Spa Casino, Las Vegas
Rural: Casino Fandango, Carson City

BURGERS
North:  Nugget Casino Resort Little Nugget, Reno
South:  Gordon Ramsay Burger – Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
Rural:  Middlegate Station, Middlegate

CASINO
North: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno
South:  Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas
Rural:  Casino Fandango, Carson City

Charlie and Karen Abowd. ©Kippy S. Spilker

CHEF
North:  Jason Dunmyer, Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse, Reno
South:  Gordon Ramsay, Las Vegas
Rural:  Charlie Abowd, Café at Adele’s, Carson City

COMEDY
North:  Laugh Factory – Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno
South:  Penn & Teller, Las Vegas
Rural: Carson Nugget Comedy Club, Carson City

ENTERTAINMENT
North:  The Chris Costa Show, Reno
South:  Marriage Can Be Murder, Las Vegas
Rural:  Lacy J Dalton, various locations

Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse – Bonanza Casino. ©Neil Lockhart

FINE DINING
North: Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse – Bonanza Casino, Reno
South:  Twin Creeks Steakhouse – Silverton Casino, Las Vegas
Rural: Duke’s Steakhouse – Casino Fandango, Carson City

FOOD FESTIVAL
North:  Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off, Sparks
South: Las Vegas Foodie Fest, Las Vegas
Rural:  Taste of Downtown Carson City, Carson City

GOLF
North: Red Hawk Golf & Resort, Reno
South:  Angel Park Golf Club, Las Vegas
Rural:  Genoa Lakes Golf Club & Resort, Genoa

Bellagio Luxury Resort & Casino. ©bellagio.com

HIGH SCHOOL
North: Reno High School
South: Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Rural:  Carson High School

HOTEL/RESORT
North:  Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno
South: Bellagio Luxury Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Rural:  Mizpah Hotel, Tonopah

MAGICIAN/MAGIC ACT
North: Eli Kerr, Reno
South:  Penn & Teller, Las Vegas
Rural:  Thomas Weise, various locations

MUSEUM
North:  Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
South:  The Mob Museum, Las Vegas
Rural:  Nevada State Museum, Carson City

NIGHT CLUB
North:  Lex Nightclub – Grand Sierra Resort, Reno
South:  Tao Nightclub, Las Vegas
Rural:  Splash Nightclub, Laughlin

Metro Pizza. ©metropizza.com

PIZZA
North:  The Blind Onion Pizza & Pub, Reno
South:  Metro Pizza, Las Vegas
Rural:  Hometown Pizza, Tonopah

PLACE TO SHOP
North:  Outlets at Legends, Sparks
South:  Town Square, Las Vegas
Rural:  The Purple Avocado, Carson City

PLACE TO TAKE KIDS
North: Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum, Reno
South: Springs Preserve, Las Vegas
Rural:   Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

RESTAURANT
North:  Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse, Reno
South:  Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Las Vegas
Rural: Café at Adele’s, Carson City

RV PARK
North:  Grand Sierra Resort RV Park, Reno
South:  Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, Las Vegas
Rural:   Carson Valley Inn RV Resort, Minden

1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort & Spa. ©Kippy S. Spilker

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
North: Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar, Reno
South: Bonefish Grill, Las Vegas
Rural: Aquarius Casino Resort, Laughlin

SPA
North: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno
South: Green Valley Ranch Resort, Las Vegas
Rural:  1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Genoa

SPECIAL EVENT
North: Hot August Nights, Reno
South: NASCAR, Las Vegas
Rural: Nevada Day Parade, Carson City

SUSHI
North: Ijji Sushi, Reno
South: Ohjah Japenese Steakhouse Sushi Hibachi, Las Vegas
Rural: Kei Sushi, Carson City

The Grove. ©thegrovereno.com

TO GET MARRIED
North:  The Grove, Reno
South:  Bellagio Luxury Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Rural:  Aquarius Casino Resort, Laughlin

TOUR COMPANY
North: Sierra Comstock Tours, Reno
South: Grand Canyon Tours Company, Las Vegas
Rural: Lake Tahoe Cruises, Zephyr Cove

WEDDING CHAPEL
North: Antique Angel Wedding Chapel, Reno
South: Chapel of the West, Las Vegas
Rural: Aquarius Casino Resort, Laughlin

Congratulations to our prize winners: Nick Flickinger, Tawny Polito, Erik Rowley, John Dennis, Pam Dimaggio, Heather Burris, Eric Hambacher, Marcie Ryba, Mary Beth Timm, Dominick DeFranco, Kelsi Herrick, and Janet Gagnon

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