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Tail Dragger Cafe

American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Diner
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1150 Airport Rd, Minden, NV 89423-8611
+1 775-782-9500
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Rueben on West Coast?? My favorite sandwich. I had to try it. It was so good I actually went the second day and had another. It was excellent both days. The service was fast and the wait staff was super friendly. My side both times was tatter tots. The tots were cooked perfect. Menu prices were very reasonable. Every time... More 

Thank Carl C
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I've not had a bad meal here. Period It's that simple. Decent chili. Decent sandwiches, and decent salads. This is a well managed restaurant.

Thank missouriplowboy
Harvest, Alabama
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

If you want a quick bite to eat while you're out at the airport, this is the place to go! They've got great sandwiches and soups that they serve up fast. I'd recommend both the BLT and the chicken salad croissant sandwich. I've eaten here four times now in the past two months, and haven't been disappointed. While you're eating,... More 

Thank N8BAlabama
Wellington, Nevada
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152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Very nice people, not too bad menu, but wish they had more healthy selections. Clean and seems like everyone knew everyone else.. Cool to sit and have a beer and a sandwich and watch the activity,, Will go back,

Thank Pat B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Been to the Tail Dragger (the cafe at the Minden Airport) at least 3 times... once for breakfast and twice for lunch. Enjoyed all our meals. VERY casual place; clean and good service. Food is "comfort food" with nothing extremely spectacular, but everything we have had has been tasty. Salads are fresh and HUGE. Sandwiches are good and generous in... More 

Thank dogdena
Gardnerville, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Great service and good price. Waitress are friendly and helpful. Food is fresh and tasty. Great place to meet friends. Clean.

Thank Paula C
Minden, Nevada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The food was ok, burger was good but the fries were over done. The service was ok, could have been friendlier.

Thank Gale W
Carson City, Nevada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

One of the Great Ones for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Food is great and the Staff is fantastic. In the morning just after a couple of visits they will know how you take your Eggs. And, being at the airport makes for a fun family spot. The food is good and always hot. At night if you stop in after... More 

Thank Roostermt
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

My wife and I stopped in for a late breakfast. The location was way off on my iphone google map, which is unusual. Keep going down the airport road until the very end, and the Taildragger Cafe is right next to where the sailplanes are, by Civil Air Patrol. The place is not big, perhaps 15 tables. Great views of... More 

Thank konadaze
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Food and service were excellent, and the kids love watching the aircraft flying in and out. Lots of food for the money.

Thank Joshua W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 Airport Rd, Minden, NV 89423-8611
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Minden
  • Phone Number: +1 775-782-9500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?