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.