Nov 172012

My uncle Glen and I visited the Hometown Cafe in Lemmon Valley, Nv today as it’s one of our favorite places to go for hearty mom and pop food. This has been a family owned business serving up delicious, huge plates of food at reasonable prices for years. It is a 10 minute drive north of  downtown Reno on Highway 395 and well worth it.

The walls have numerous nostalgic pictures and antique decorations. When you sit down here you know that you are in a true mom and pop diner. The staff was friendly, polite and very attentive.

Glen and I perused the menu for their numerous breakfast, lunch and dinner options. I told him of my desire to become a food blogger and also that I was developing content for my website. He loves me with all his heart but he is old school and rolled his eyes. He was patient and let me take pictures of our food and he actually let me taste items off of his plate !

Glen ordered the chicken strips and fries that came with two separate dipping sauces of ranch and bbq sauce. The chicken strip Glen let me try was crispy with a light, thin breading on the outside and the meat was well seasoned, very moist and tender on the inside. The fries were perfectly, lightly salted and had just that right crunch to them. He commented that it was quite a full plate of food.

I often enjoy ordering breakfast at lunch so I had the California omelet and a side of biscuits and gravy. The chef was not shy with the omelet items as it was packed with mushrooms, spinach, crispy bacon, melted jack cheese on the inside and outside and topped with sliced avocado.  Each bite was so sumptuous with flavor and texture. A large side of perfectly, cooked hash brown potatoes and my choice of sourdough toast accompanied this order.

As I mentioned I love to order biscuits and gravy anytime I choose breakfast off of a menu. When the young lady was writing the food ticket she smiled when I added that I wanted to also order this. The gravy was smooth and had a bit of a peppery taste to it. The biscuits could have been a bit more flaky but this plate of food alone would have stuck to my ribs all day long. It was very good.

I always look forward to going to the Hometown Cafe for their enormous plates of delicious food at great prices. There staff is always friendly and it always has a comfortable feeling to sit, relax and enjoy a meal. I can’t wait for our next visit.

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Mike Vogler

I have been told (many times) that I really need to write a book about my life. The past 40+ years have been an exciting ride, and these days I find myself with a great many passions. However, I feel that this website is a much more personal way with which to share my musings, stories, commentary, and (of course) my greatest love... my Golden Retriever, Phoenix.

  6 Responses to “Hearty Mom And Pop Food At The Hometown Cafe, Reno, Nevada”

  1. Havent been there before but I am now wanting to try those biscuits and gravy! Looks

  2. Tony, the biscuits and gravy are amazing ! I hope you will enjoy a meal there soon.

  3. I just came back from there. The biscuits and gravy were pretty tasty.

  4. The food and owner was nice but the young hispanic waitress was very rude and nasty. The inside looks old needs to be re done. The cook was very nice. I am glad Pegs ham and eggs is right down the street so I can just go there instead much better.

    • Hi Anthony, I haven’t been to Hometown for about a year. That’s a shame that the waitress ruined your experience and I hope you let them know! Yes, Peg’s will definitely take away a big part of their breakfast business. It will be interesting to see what happens. Have a great weekend!

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