Overland Hotel, Bar and Basque Restaurant
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The Overland is not, in fact, a hotel. It is one of the best dining experiences you can have in the sleepy town of Gardnerville, Nevada. Nevada has a strong Basque history, and this restaurant carries on that proud rustic tradition. Perhaps the Basque people felt so at home in Nevada because of our proud ranching tradition, or perhaps it was because their hearty cooking and family centric meals fit right in with the people of Nevada.
Generous staff and generous portions are a way of life at the Overland. The traditional meal includes wine, soup or stew of the day, salad, fries, beans or rice, an entree and dessert. Items are served family style, with steaming tureens brought to the table alongside heaping plates of salad and homemade French fries. Entree choices range from lamb, beef, and chicken to shrimp and fish all perfectly cooked to order.
Hours Open: Lunch 12-2, Dinner 5-9, open until 10pm in the Summer. Closed on Mondays.
Seasons Open: Year Round
Price Style for this Establishment: Varies, $20 approximately
The Overland has been an intricate part of Gardnerville since 1902. The old brick building is unassuming, and shows the scars of its long life. Out front, the entrance is marked by a vintage neon sign and little else; a humble home for one of the region's favorite eateries. The immaculate dining room has been host to countless family celebrations in its time. Locals have spread the word about The Overland far and wide making it a must-eat stop for new and returning visitors or even people just passing through.