Carson Valley’s Signature Breakfast For 2015: The Grill Next Door’s Chicken Fried Steak

Posted By on April 25, 2015

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Carrying 38 percent of the final vote, The Grill Next Door’s Chicken Fried Steak has been chosen as Carson Valley’s Signature Breakfast for 2015 by the readers of the Carson Valley Times. They only serve breakfast on the weekends, so make sure to account for that in your plans to go try it out.

The Grill Next Door also become out first multi-time winner, having claimed the title of Valley’s Signature Burger in 2014.

We have created a virtual throwdown among Valley restaurants, seeking out the signature dishes Carson Valley has to offer. We’ve been making our way around the dinner table with a new specific category every month (you can see the results here).

Here’s a look at all of our finalists, which on our opinion are all worthy of a try.

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CVT BREAKFAST WARS FINALISTS, 2015

Grill Next Door: “Chicken Fried Steak”

Photo from Yelp!

Photo from Yelp!

1302 Langley Drive, Suite 3, Gardnerville Ranchos, 775-265-8841

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Breakfast only served Saturday and Sunday)

Hand-breaded steak topped with homemade country gravy and served with eggs, home fries and toast, this is the highlight breakfast item at the Ranchos eatery quickly becoming known for highlight-caliber items.

Woodett’s Diner: “No Brainer – The Pavement Scraper”

Photo from Yelp!

Photo from Yelp!

1492 Highway 395, Suite 101, Gardnerville, 775-782-0351

Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Next to impossible to define because it is always something different, the Pavement Scraper is entirely the cook’s choice with eggs, hash browns and any combination of other items. Your one call is spicy or mild. We can promise the portion size is out of this world..

I’d Eat There: “Shrimp and Grits”

grits1685 Highway 395 Suite B, Minden

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 775-364-0545

For a quick trip into the Bayou, try these cheesy hominy grits with garlic sautéed prawns, finished with white wine, butter and parsley. Garnished with fresh tomato and diced green onion.

Or, if none of the finalists suit your tastes, you can try one of the nominated honorable mentions.

Katie’s Country Kitchen: “$5.99 Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs”

1627 Highway 395, Minden, 775-783-6664

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

CVIA long-time staple for those seeking a late-night breakfast or a traditional morning treat, the chicken fried steak is a hearty portion, the biscuits are made fresh, the gravy is as tasty as it gets and the two eggs are served the way you order them. It looks great, it tastes fantastic, it fills you up and it’s one heck of a bargain . . . . but it just won’t sit still long enough for a picture!

HONORABLE MENTION

Cowboy’s Café: “Cowboy Benedict”

Taildragger Café: “California Omlette”

Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company: “Philly Egg & Cheesesteak Sandwich”

Hamdogs: “Hamdogs Omlette”

Nevada Joe Coffee On Main: “Cheddar Maple Bacon Scone”

Jethro’s: “Jethro’s Special”

Harriet’s Café: “The Genoa Skillet”

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