Serving Breakfast & Lunch

Tue – Fri 7 AM – 2:30 PM • Sat & Sun 7 AM – 2 PM • Closed Mondays

Phone in your order Now! 775-657-8880     3979 South McCarran Blvd, Reno, Nevada

Phone in your order Now!
775-657-8880

3979 South McCarran Blvd, Reno, Nevada

 

Rustic Good Food With a French Twist!

Welcome to our roost! We specialize in breakfast and lunch and pride ourselves on providing rustic good food with a French twist!

We have developed all of our own recipes and bake/cook everything on our menu fresh just for you! From our soups and salad dressings to our quiche and baked goods, we put that personal handmade touch on everything. We even roast whole turkeys fresh every day for out gourmet sandwiches!

Where Did the Name “Wet Hen Cafe” Come From…

If you’ve ever ben so mad your fists are clenched, your teeth are grinding, and you could feel steam blasting out of your ears, you’ve experienced being “madder than a wet hen”.

So where does it come from? And why would it be used to represent a quaint little American cafe with a French flair?

“Madder than a Wet Hen” is an American expression that seemed to originate in the south. It’s popular in rural and farming communities where the behavior of chickens is common knowledge. Why? That’s easy.
Chickens and water just don’t mix.

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  • Best breakfast food I've had since coming to Reno area. Great people. It is a bit pricey but worth it. Don't get here late it's a small place. Hot food... read more

    Christopher Crews Avatar Christopher Crews
    10/14/2018

    4 star ratingGood Breakfast Great ham n’ cheese omelette. The food is clean and fresh and the coffee is very good. The restaurant staff is very friendly and courteous.

    rschaetzl Avatar rschaetzl
    10/14/2018

    5 star ratingGood home cooking Cozy environment. Friendly service. Excellent food. I especially liked the veggie quiche which even has a crust of sliced potatoes. They also have a small bakery which is very good.

    tom4judy Avatar tom4judy
    10/12/2018
  • Awesome little diner! So glad we found it! Very good and large portions. We had the breakfast special and the Wet Hen Benedict and it was delicious! We wanted one... read more

    Ashley Winebrenner Avatar Ashley Winebrenner
    10/11/2018

    5 star ratingThe Excellent Wet Hen Cafe! The Wet Hen Cafe serves excellent breakfasts and lunches! The food is ALWAYS AMAZING! The staff is Always Amazing! They are friendly and caring!Friends and eat there at least once... read more

    Marilyn G Avatar Marilyn G
    10/10/2018

    5 star ratingDeserving of All the Positive Reviews! I was in Reno for a business trip and wanted to have breakfast at the Wet Hen after reading all the positive reviews. I’m glad we stopped by! Generous portions,... read more

    nflladyfan Avatar nflladyfan
    10/05/2018
  • 5 star ratingNice Find! Wanted to go out for an easy breakfast and The Wet Hen Cafe came up as a favorite. Not too far from where we were staying so we checked it... read more

    Sheila P Avatar Sheila P
    10/02/2018

    4 star ratingGreat Little Place This is a very cute place with some seriously good food.

    It is a bit small but everyone works hard to take care of their customers as quickly and efficiently... read more

    Judy M Avatar Judy M
    10/02/2018

    5 star ratingGood food Always good food with a locals appreciation for service.I go a couple a times a month for breakfast or lunch.Breakfast potatoes with an omelet, excellent, and the turkey sandwich along... read more

    garylU1647PJ Avatar garylU1647PJ
    10/01/2018
  • 5 star ratingAlways Great I love to order breakfast my way.Fried sliced potatoes, covered in country gravy, two eggs, bacon, and coffee.

    newsomco Avatar newsomco
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingWet Hen is the Best Hen Always fresh and delicious. Service is friendly and the food is very good quality. Great to support a local business!

    klwnv Avatar klwnv
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingThe Wet Hen Cafe: A Well Kept Locals' Secret The Wet Hen Cafe is an excellent experience. Its small and intimate, yet the food is outstanding andpresented artistically. The decor is homey and contributes to the friendly and quaint... read more

    667jennieb Avatar 667jennieb
    9/30/2018
  • 5 star ratingA definite favorite Food is always fantastic and everyone is very friendly! My favorite hometown place for breakfast/lunch

    ssunflowermom Avatar ssunflowermom
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingAwesome fresh FOOD Great fresh food and wonderful staff and fun atmosphere. Don't let the long line keep you from staying, tables open up quickly.

    barty138 Avatar barty138
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingWarm welcome and great food I eat at Wet Hen Cafe at least once a month, sometimes weekly. The staff is always very friendly and the service is top notch. The feel is very casual,... read more

    allisoncowan11 Avatar allisoncowan11
    9/30/2018
  • 5 star ratingWet Hen is an excellent restaurant. The quality of the food is high. The service is friendly and efficient. The menu has many items, including some that are unusual. Unfortunately the small dining area is frequently full.

    billcathey Avatar billcathey
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingMust try The Food, service and atmosphere are all you would hope for to have an enjoyable and memorable outing.

    jmartin252018 Avatar jmartin252018
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingYummy food - great atmosphere I have here many times and each visit has been wonderful. The food is excellent, prepared when ordered and service excellent!

    Charles F Avatar Charles F
    9/30/2018
  • 4 star ratingTastey, variety A family business that does a good job of making you feel welcome and well fed. There is always a few favorites to choose as well as some themed/seasonal choices.... read more

    kimsjosh Avatar kimsjosh
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingBest Turkey Sandwiches I eat here often - it is down the street from where I work. Love breakfast here. The thing that amazes me most is if you get a Turkey Sandwich.... read more

    jjeffrey2018 Avatar jjeffrey2018
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingI love this place The great, homemade pastries made daily with the laid back ambiance makes me come back every time I come to town. I look forward to my next visit

    Brian F Avatar Brian F
    9/28/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat local breakfast Always amazing food especially breakfast. My family and I always go there for special occasions like my aunts birthday. They also modify anything you want.

    Holly P Avatar Holly P
    9/24/2018

    5 star ratingFeel good. My wife and I do not get to your restaurant very often but when we do we find it most enjoyable. Thank you for being there.

    menmrn Avatar menmrn
    9/24/2018

    5 star ratingGreat local breakfast place Really great little local place, lots of menu options! I had the beacon & mushroom omelet which was very tasty. Came with some very unique hash browns which were somewhat... read more

    Alicia B Avatar Alicia B
    9/24/2018
  • 5 star ratingBest Food Around ! Wet Hen Cafe impressed me the first time I ate there and has continued to exceed all expectations for the past several years that I've been going. I know that... read more

    RayRayJ89436 Avatar RayRayJ89436
    9/24/2018

    5 star ratingMy Fav I have moved from Reno but visit often. If I am visiting I am having breakfast at The Wet Hen. This is my favorite place to eat. Excellent food and... read more

    marianc745 Avatar marianc745
    9/23/2018

    5 star ratingThe best little cafe in Reno! The food is a wonderful rustic country with a French twist. Always perfect. And, don't forget the signature cookies. Try the choclate espresso cookies and you won't need coffee. Although,... read more

    rae896 Avatar rae896
    9/23/2018

  • Best breakfast food I've had since coming to Reno area. Great people. It is a bit pricey but worth it. Don't get here late it's a small place. Hot food... read more

    Christopher Crews Avatar Christopher Crews
    10/14/2018
  • 4 star ratingGood Breakfast Great ham n’ cheese omelette. The food is clean and fresh and the coffee is very good. The restaurant staff is very friendly and courteous.

    rschaetzl Avatar rschaetzl
    10/14/2018
  • 5 star ratingGood home cooking Cozy environment. Friendly service. Excellent food. I especially liked the veggie quiche which even has a crust of sliced potatoes. They also have a small bakery which is very good.

    tom4judy Avatar tom4judy
    10/12/2018
  • Awesome little diner! So glad we found it! Very good and large portions. We had the breakfast special and the Wet Hen Benedict and it was delicious! We wanted one... read more

    Ashley Winebrenner Avatar Ashley Winebrenner
    10/11/2018
  • 5 star ratingThe Excellent Wet Hen Cafe! The Wet Hen Cafe serves excellent breakfasts and lunches! The food is ALWAYS AMAZING! The staff is Always Amazing! They are friendly and caring!Friends and eat there at least once... read more

    Marilyn G Avatar Marilyn G
    10/10/2018
  • 5 star ratingDeserving of All the Positive Reviews! I was in Reno for a business trip and wanted to have breakfast at the Wet Hen after reading all the positive reviews. I’m glad we stopped by! Generous portions,... read more

    nflladyfan Avatar nflladyfan
    10/05/2018
  • 5 star ratingNice Find! Wanted to go out for an easy breakfast and The Wet Hen Cafe came up as a favorite. Not too far from where we were staying so we checked it... read more

    Sheila P Avatar Sheila P
    10/02/2018
  • 4 star ratingGreat Little Place This is a very cute place with some seriously good food.

    It is a bit small but everyone works hard to take care of their customers as quickly and efficiently... read more

    Judy M Avatar Judy M
    10/02/2018
  • 5 star ratingGood food Always good food with a locals appreciation for service.I go a couple a times a month for breakfast or lunch.Breakfast potatoes with an omelet, excellent, and the turkey sandwich along... read more

    garylU1647PJ Avatar garylU1647PJ
    10/01/2018

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Address:
3979 S. McCarran Blvd

Tel: 775-657-8880
Fax: 775-657-9944

Email: info@wethencafe.com

Our Business Hours

Tue - Fri  7 AM - 2:30 PM
Sat & Sun 7 AM - 2 PM
Closed Mondays