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Middlegate Station is located about halfway between Fallon, and Austin, in rural Nevada, on U.S. Highway 50.  If you're not familiar with the area, look on a road map, and you'll see Middlegate Station is a LONG way from anywhere.  Since it's the only restaurant/motel/gas station/RV park for miles around, you owe it to yourself to make a stop, and enjoy this unique Nevada roadhouse.

As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  If you're hungry, need gas, or a place to crash, Middlegate Station is the only facility for 50 miles in each direction on U.S. Highway, in rural Nevada.  In addition to the restaurant/saloon/store, there is a motel and an RV park.  If you like antiques, you've come to the right place, are there are many rusting vintage cars, along with sun-baked wagons and buggies.

It's 5:30 in the afternoon on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Photo:  The saloon/restaurant, as you enter the front door.  Amenities include a full-service bar, restaurant, pool table, big-screen television monitors, a karaoke machine, and even a small stage for live music.  Note the interesting decor, where an old west saloon meets "Top Gun."  There is also a small store that has a small selection of convenience and "roady" items for sale.

Photo:  View of the bar, as you enter the side door, with the compact kitchen to the rear of the photo.  The decor defies description, but it includes everything western, including guns, mounted animals, ranch tolls, plaques, license plates, and everything "funky."  There is nothing that I love more to do than to spend time at a friendly roadhouse such as Middlegate Station.

Photo:  I sat at the bar and asked for a menu.  Since this restaurant is a long way from anywhere, today's menu choices were limited to burgers, which works for me, as I've never met a burger that I don't love.  According to Yelp reviews, sandwiches are sometimes on the menu, but today wasn't the case.  After scanning the menu, and nearly tearfully passing on the "Middlegate Monster," I chose a #3 "Bacon Cheeseburger."

Photo:  When I saw this challenge, I nearly took the bait and ordered it, as I'm always up to a challenge.  I'm sure I could finish it, as I nearly finished a two-pound burger and fries at Heart Attack Grill, in Las Vegas, a few years ago. The problem was that it was 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and I had plans for breakfast tomorrow morning, and if I took the challenge - and finished it - there would be NO WAY I could eat breakfast in the morning.  I was nearly in tears when I passed, and when bartendress Lauri took my order for a #3, I nearly changed my mind.

Photo:  One of the more interesting items that decorate the cafe.  There are many more similar decorations.  Note the dollar bills pinned to the ceiling.  Many of them are autographed by people who have eaten here over the years. Most of the ceiling of the restaurant and bar are decorated with dollar bills.

Photo:  The small kitchen is located at the front of the restaurant, and it's completely open, so you can watch the chef at work.  Chef Toni smiles, as I take her photo, as she grills burgers ... perhaps mine is one of them?  On this late Saturday afternoon, the restaurant was really busy, but since people are so friendly in this part of the country, nobody minded me asking questions and snapping photos.  I love a friendly Nevada roadhouse!

Photo:  Bartender/server Laurie delivers burgers to the table of fellow burger lovers.  Photo gives a good idea of the "funky" decor.  Note the coal stove in the background, which is used to heat the restaurant and bar.

Photo:  Since the temperature was a pleasant 85 degrees, and there was no wind, after ordering my food at the bar, and taking lots of inside photos, I decided to enjoy my meal on the large, shady porch.  I was surprised when the chef, Toni, brought my meal to me. Such a great chef and a nice person!  Note the bike in the photos, as many bikers enjoy the fine cuisine at Middlegate Station.

Photo:  I'm ready to enjoy my dinner on the porch as Toni snaps my photo.  Note the sign behind me that pretty much says it "all," and the dilapidated buggy in the background.

Photo:  All burgers arrive in a basket, and include fries, and my #3 "Bacon Cheeseburger" was no exception.  The "Pacifico" beer six-pack box contains condiments and napkins.  Now that's definitely a "Middlegate Way" to present condiments!

Photo:  My "Bacon Cheeseburger," and fries.  All orders of burgers include fries, which are cooked to perfection. Ditto to the one-third pound burger which was cooked perfectly.  Garnished included pickle slices, lettuce, onion, tomato and in the case of this wonderful burger, bacon, and melted cheese.

Honestly, I can say this burger and fries was simply amazing.  At the price of under $10 bucks, it's a good price, especially considering the restaurant is many miles from anywhere, and is the only place to eat within 50 miles in any direction.  If you savor a great burger, this burger has your "name" on it...

Middlegate Station is unique, as it's a cross between "Top Gun" and an old west saloon.  The burgers are amazingly delicious, the decor is unique, the staff and patrons are friendly, and the atmosphere is priceless.  When you're traveling the "Loneliest Road in America," you'll be glad you stopped at Middlegate Station.

Middlegate Station
42500 Austin Highway (U.S. Highway 50)
Fallon, NV 89406
775 423-7134

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