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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  • Very quaint and cute cafe. Food was delicious. Great prices and homemade soups. Mushroom soup was spectacular. Breakfast was just as good. Smoky bacon with eggs and pancakes. Good coffee... read more

    Janet Bunn Avatar Janet Bunn
    7/16/2018

    4 star ratingBreakfast My husband and I were visiting Reno for the weekend and love trying new restaurants. We saw the Wet Hen had great reviews and had to try it out! We... read more

    julietisthesun Avatar julietisthesun
    7/15/2018

    4 star ratingExcellent food in a small space I stopped in for lunch and had a quiche, salad and soda. Everything was tasty and the staff was friendly and patient with a new customer.

    The restaurant was busy... read more

    marianne f Avatar marianne f
    7/12/2018
  • 5 star ratingBest Hometown Cafe in Reno! If you want a warm, friendly environment with super country rustic food, this is it! Don't forget to have some of their famous cookies especially the chocolate espresso chocolate chip.You... read more

    RjInReno Avatar RjInReno
    7/11/2018

    4 star ratingBusy but nice A couple of family members came into town & met me at the Wet Hen Cafe for lunch. I was taste sandwiches specials and a fun, busy atmosphere, but not... read more

    Laurie P Avatar Laurie P
    7/09/2018

    4 star ratingFamily Restaurant Very casual with quality simple food. Good for both breakfast and lunch. Friendly service. Good food with interesting specials.

    Toby R Avatar Toby R
    7/09/2018
  • 4 star ratingGood food, friendly, homey feeling The food is great. The turkey with cranberry sauce is the best anywhere. I have it every time I go, although the rest of the menu it tempting.

    I think it... read more

    tomary6025 Avatar tomary6025
    7/09/2018

    5 star ratingVery good food. Fast service Small place but the food was really good. Service was good and personnel were very friendly. Went for breakfast. There is seating outside also.

    JimCGG Avatar JimCGG
    7/09/2018

    5 star ratingDelicious! Quaint cafe. Food is always fresh and the service is with a smile! Family owned and operated lends the welcoming atmosphere. The breakfast and lunch choices are healthy. I personally... read more

    tammimoniz Avatar tammimoniz
    7/09/2018
  • 4 star ratingNice breakfast spot with patio Had a delicious egg white omelette on the patio. They serve organic coffee. Many pastries and apple pie.

    Counter service but they do deliver the food and check on you to... read more

    Cheriejay Avatar Cheriejay
    7/05/2018

    5 star ratingFresh and Friendly We made this our first stop after landing at the Reno Airport. The food was wonderful and the staff VERY friendly. We enjoyed the daily special, turkey cranberry sandwich,a bowl... read more

    luckyr7063 Avatar luckyr7063
    7/03/2018

    I went there every morning while I attending Real Estate School, the food is the BEST EVER,everyone there is very friendly,everything is fresh,and the pastries are just out of this... read more

    Dori GOETZE Avatar Dori GOETZE
    7/02/2018
  • Awesome place to eat. People are really nice and display great moral values. 5 star place for sure.

    Eric Sarabia Avatar Eric Sarabia
    6/27/2018

    5 star rating5 Star My husband and I love the Wet Hen Cafe and go there often. It is clean; friendly and the food is fresh and good. When the weather is nice we... read more

    louiselassner Avatar louiselassner
    6/27/2018

    5 star ratingMy favorite! Best ever for lunch! All the sandwiches are great, I can’t pick a favorite. Mushroom soup is as good as mine !

    christinekopec Avatar christinekopec
    6/25/2018
  • 5 star ratingPerfect every time! Food and service always great. Homemade soups, quiche, sandwiches, breakfast and baked goods. The Wet Hen never disappoints!

    Renee S Avatar Renee S
    6/25/2018

    5 star ratingQuiche Lorraine Has to be the best quiche ever! I have eaten here close to 100 times, and always order the Quiche Lorraine, not sure how the other food is as I... read more

    RogerB89451 Avatar RogerB89451
    6/24/2018

    5 star ratingWonderful place to eat. I love the Wet Hen!! The food is wonderful, fresh and homemade! The Cheesy Potato soup is to die for!! The menu is varied, something for everyone! The service is... read more

    kittigrl Avatar kittigrl
    6/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingAmazing Food and Service! Every time I go in the food is amazing along with the service. I have not had a bad experience ever. I highly recommend!!

    AMY G Avatar AMY G
    6/23/2018

    5 star ratingFamily fun We always enjoy the food and Service at the Wet Hen. We even took home some cookies home for later. The restaurant was busy but we got seated quickly.

    A TripAdvisor Member Avatar A TripAdvisor Member
    6/23/2018

    5 star ratingAlways delicious and service with a smile !!! I always try a new sandwich, and they are all delish!! Soups are amazing, and the little cookie is always a nice ending . 🙂

    jenniferodonnell Avatar jenniferodonnell
    6/22/2018
  • 5 star ratingThe Best of the Best Everything here is perfection! Creative menu choices! And great coffee. Pleasant and courteous staff. We often bring our dogs and dine on the patio.

    lindaaT8978ZD Avatar lindaaT8978ZD
    6/22/2018

    5 star ratingGreat Food I love this Reno gem. The Wet Hen Cafe has consistently provided great food for the value. The Wet Hen is a must to try when visiting Reno.

    Lhartman123 Avatar Lhartman123
    6/22/2018

    5 star ratingBreakfast at Wet Hen. It is the only restaurant I know of that serves thin sliced fried potatoes well done just the way I love them and the coffee is always hot and delicious.

    chuckaluck10 Avatar chuckaluck10
    6/22/2018
  • 5 star ratingAlways a delight. Wish I lived closer, but that would be bad for my waistline. The food is fantastic, specials tasty and the staff friendly.

    p0pem0m Avatar p0pem0m
    6/18/2018

    5 star ratingGreat Neighborhood Place I love their breakfast and lunch choices. Also when nice weather you can sit outside. Location is very central in corner of Longely and McCarren in East Reno.

    charchay Avatar charchay
    6/18/2018

    5 star ratingGreat food We enjoyed the cozy environment, friendly service and good food. The food was freshly prepared. I was enamored with the Veggie Quiche which evens has a sliced potato crust. Pair... read more

    tom4judy Avatar tom4judy
    6/17/2018

  • Very quaint and cute cafe. Food was delicious. Great prices and homemade soups. Mushroom soup was spectacular. Breakfast was just as good. Smoky bacon with eggs and pancakes. Good coffee... read more

    Janet Bunn Avatar Janet Bunn
    7/16/2018
  • 4 star ratingBreakfast My husband and I were visiting Reno for the weekend and love trying new restaurants. We saw the Wet Hen had great reviews and had to try it out! We... read more

    julietisthesun Avatar julietisthesun
    7/15/2018
  • 4 star ratingExcellent food in a small space I stopped in for lunch and had a quiche, salad and soda. Everything was tasty and the staff was friendly and patient with a new customer.

    The restaurant was busy... read more

    marianne f Avatar marianne f
    7/12/2018
  • 5 star ratingBest Hometown Cafe in Reno! If you want a warm, friendly environment with super country rustic food, this is it! Don't forget to have some of their famous cookies especially the chocolate espresso chocolate chip.You... read more

    RjInReno Avatar RjInReno
    7/11/2018
  • 4 star ratingBusy but nice A couple of family members came into town & met me at the Wet Hen Cafe for lunch. I was taste sandwiches specials and a fun, busy atmosphere, but not... read more

    Laurie P Avatar Laurie P
    7/09/2018
  • 4 star ratingFamily Restaurant Very casual with quality simple food. Good for both breakfast and lunch. Friendly service. Good food with interesting specials.

    Toby R Avatar Toby R
    7/09/2018
  • 4 star ratingGood food, friendly, homey feeling The food is great. The turkey with cranberry sauce is the best anywhere. I have it every time I go, although the rest of the menu it tempting.

    I think it... read more

    tomary6025 Avatar tomary6025
    7/09/2018
  • 5 star ratingVery good food. Fast service Small place but the food was really good. Service was good and personnel were very friendly. Went for breakfast. There is seating outside also.

    JimCGG Avatar JimCGG
    7/09/2018
  • 5 star ratingDelicious! Quaint cafe. Food is always fresh and the service is with a smile! Family owned and operated lends the welcoming atmosphere. The breakfast and lunch choices are healthy. I personally... read more

    tammimoniz Avatar tammimoniz
    7/09/2018

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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