Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
Dining options

After a long day of networking with your fellow cave managers, White Pine County offers several dining options to refuel your body. From classic American diners to unique local cuisine, there is something for every appetite. Some meals are included in your symposium registration. Be sure to check the schedule for details.

Ely, Nevada


  • Bristlecone Convention Center

  • Restaurant / Convenience Food

Dining Options

Dining options are listed in order of their distance from the Bristlecone Convention Center.


Happy Garden

Happy Garden

558 Aultman St, Ely NV
(775) 289-3313
0.06 miles from the convention center

Appears to be generic Asian cuisine. The NCKMS team will try to eat here on our next site visit to see if it's worth suggesting.

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Denny's

Denny's

501 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 293-4032
0.08 miles from the convention center

Casual diner chain dishing up classic American comfort fare, including all-day breakfast favorites.

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Economy Drug

Economy Drug

696 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 289-4929
0.08 miles from the convention center

Hungry? See what sandwiches our Soda Fountain has to offer! Serving Ely, NV Since 1946.

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Smash N Grab

Smash N Grab

211 5th Street, Ely NV
(775) 293-0222
0.08 miles from the convention center

We're not your usual burger experience! Come see us for amped up, exceptional tasting burgers!

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Mr. Gino's

Mr. Gino's

484 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 289-3540
0.1 miles from the convention center

Italian Restaurant in Ely. Serves happy hour food. Serves vegetarian dishes.

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Rack's Bar and Grill

Rack's Bar and Grill

753 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 289-3131
0.1 miles from the convention center

Racks Bar and Grill is Ely’s best choice for great food, spirits and ice cold beer! We are Ely’s only smoke free bar and grill offering a full service restaurant with off site catering. We do have an outdoor courtyard for seasonal dining where smoking is allowed. Enjoy our full menu for lunch and dinner served seven days a week.

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Taproot Ely

Taproot Ely

301 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 293-7090
0.2 miles from the convention center

Coffee shop. At Ely Taproot you will find a delightful combination of Espresso Coffee, Fresh fruit Smoothies, Boba.

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Shorty's Food Truck

Shorty's Food Truck

1095 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 293-1344
0.3 miles from the convention center

Offers sandwiches, deli series, salads & soup. Pickup from 1095 Aultman Street.

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Bruno's

Bruno's

1101 East Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 717-9324
0.3 miles from the convention center

Handcrafted sandwiches on freshly baked bread. Hot & cold subs and combos. Closes at 5:30.

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Hunter's Drive Thru

Hunter's Drive Thru

1455 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 289-3560
0.5 miles from the convention center

We are a sandwich / coffee shop located in Ely, Nevada. We offer both drive thru and dine in service.

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Hometown Pizza

Hometown Pizza

2060 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 289-3739
1 miles from the convention center

Wide variety of pizzas and calzones. Closes at 9 on weekdays. Has a vegetarian option.

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Shooters Bar and Grill

Shooters Bar and Grill

714 E Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 289-3200
1.1 miles from the convention center

Local friendly bar & grill that has been around for 30 years. Great food and friendly service. Beer, Food and Pool.... What more could you want?

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La Fiesta

La Fiesta

700 Avenue H, Ely NV
(775) 289-4114
1.2 miles from the convention center

The best mexican restaurant in town! Come and celebrate with us the best things in life, with exquisite food, delicious drinks and old friends. A real party to share around a table. Feel free to enjoy an imported beer or a shot of our select collection of tequilas. A Sweet Piña Colada, a sangria or margaritas to enjoy with friends.

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Twin Wok

Twin Wok

700 Park Avenue, Ely NV
(775) 289-3699
1.3 miles from the convention center

Twin Wok puts a unique twist on Chinese. With our infusion of the sweet and savory, you're sure to find a dish that you'll love. We start with only the freshest ingredients to stir fry delicious melodies of tastes and colors that are sure to delight the senses.

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Flower Basket Espresso Depot

Flower Basket Espresso Depot

445 Nevada Northern Rail Way, Ely NV
(775) 289-2828
1.6 miles from the convention center

Flowers, balloons, gift baskets, espresso, mochas, lattes, chai lattes, frappe's, smoothies, ice cream.

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Rolberto's Mexican Food

Rolberto's Mexican Food

1963 Great Basin Blvd, Ely NV
(775) 289-5369
1.8 miles from the convention center

Mexican food. Might be open 24 hours, but we're not sure. Has a wide variety of menu options.

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Subway

Subway

1690 Great Basin Boulevard, Ely NV
(775) 289-8226
1.9 miles from the convention center

Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.

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McDonald's

McDonald's

1695 Great Basin Blvd, Ely NV
(775) 289-2272
1.9 miles from the convention center

Fast food restaurant chain.

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Sugar Plum Café

Sugar Plum Café

1501 Aultman Street, Ely NV
(800) 750-0557
2 miles from the convention center

Located inside The Prospector Hotel & Casino. Open 7 days a week from 6am-9pm.

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Margarita's Mexican Restaurant

Margarita's Mexican Restaurant

1501 East Aultman Street, Ely NV
(775) 289-6296
2 miles from the convention center

From your favorite Mexican dishes to American classics, Margaritas Authentic Mexican Restaurant & Steakhouse has a wide selection of mouthwatering dishes to whet your appetite. Biscuits and gravy, French toast, golden waffles, omelets, enchiladas, fajitas, burgers, rib eye steaks, lobster, and much more. Just what you need after a night of gambling, or a long day taking in historical Ely's exciting attractions.

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Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr.

1701 Great Basin Boulevard, Ely NV
(775) 289-3240
2 miles from the convention center

Fast food restaurant chain.

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An Amazing Night Sky

Great Basin Night Sky

According to the National Park Night Sky Team, Great Basin National Park is one of the best parks for viewing star-filled night skies!

Symposium Merchandise

h2go Essen Vacuum Food Container

It's a double-wall, stainless steel, 17 oz capacity thermos from h2go®. This thing is more rugged than your cave pack! We've been trying to beat up the manufacturer's sample, but it keeps winning. Hot things stayed hot, cold things stayed cold... and ours will have cool cave art printed on it.

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