Carson Valley’s Signature Fry 2016: “French Fries” From J.T. Basque Restaurant & Dining Room

Posted By on October 3, 2016

Carrying nearly 60 percent of the final vote, the French fries from J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room won the title of Carson Valley’s Signature Fry for 2016.

We have created a virtual throwdown among Valley restaurants, seeking out the signature dishes Carson Valley has to offer. Through the first year, we covered burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, soups, steaks, salads, appetizers, breakfasts, pasta, dessert and fried foods (you can see the results here).

Minden Meat & Deli’s “Beer-Battered Fries” advanced through the nomination round last week, holding off some close competition from the “Silence Dogood Letters” from the Independence Diner.

The J.T. won over the Overland Restaurant & Pub (Deep Fried Cheese Curds), Minden Meat & Deli and The Grill Next Door (Garlic Parmesan Fries) in the final round.




J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room: “French Fries”


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1426 Highway 395, Gardnerville; 775-782-2074

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4:30-9 p.m.


The Grill Next Door: “Garlic Parmesan Fries”

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1302 Langley Drive, Suite 3, Gardnerville Ranchos

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.


Minden Meat & Deli: “Beer-Battered Fries”

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1595 US Highway 395 N, Minden; 775-783-9999

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Overland Restaurant & Pub: “Deep Fried Cheese Curds”


1451 Highway 395, Gardnerville; 775-392-1369 

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday


Honorable Mentions:

Independence Diner: “Silence Dogood Letters” (Buffalo chicken & creme cheese-stuffed wontons)

I’d Eat There: “Sweet Potato Tots”

Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company “Philly Fries”

Chicago Mike’s Pizza: “Grit Stix”

Jethro’s Oven & Grille: “Potato Chips”

Minden Airport Bar: “Fries”

Hamdogs: “Cajun Fries”

Sharkey’s Jackpot Cafe: “Sweet Potato Fries”

Wild Horse Bar & Grill: “Potato Chips”