Carson Valley’s Signature Breakfast For 2017: ‘Cowboy Benedict’ From Cowboy’s Cafe

Posted By on May 3, 2017

Staff Reports · 2 min read

Cowboy’s Cafe successfully defended its Breakfast Wars title for 2017, carrying 39.66 percent of the vote in last week’s final round with its “Cowboy Benedict” dish.

We have created a virtual throwdown among Valley restaurants, seeking out the signature dishes Carson Valley has to offer. We cover burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, soups, steaks, salads, appetizers, breakfasts, pasta, desserts, hot dogs and fried foods (you can see the results here).





1679 Highway 395, Minden

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Large biscuit split in two, topped with two sausage patties, two scrambled eggs and country gravy is a diner favorite at the popular Minden breakfast and lunch spot.

Grill Next Door: “Chicken Fried Steak”


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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.

Sharkey’s Jackpot Cafe: “Sharkey’s Breakfast Special”

1440 US Highway 395, Gardnerville

Two pancakes, two eggs any style and two sausage links … for $4.99

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..



Hamdogs: “Hamdogs Omelette”

Taildragger Cafe: “California Omelette”

Julio’s Restaurant: “Chorizo Burrito”

Khristopher’s: “Salmon & Eggs”

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

Genoa Station: “Chorizo Benedict”

Jerry’s Grill: “Breakfast Sampler”

Sanchez Meat Company: “Breakfast Burrito”