We wanted our Awesome Wet Hen customers to know we are open normal hours for take-out orders & Dine-In with a Reservation.
Call (775) 657-8880 to place order or make your seating reservation.

Due to current situations involving the Covid-19 Mandates. We are in Phase One and getting closer to a full opening.

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 ommlet in years! Super friendly staff

    Martin Hauser Avatar
    Martin Hauser
    6/08/2020

    I just tried this place. Best Omelets and potatoes in town with curbside pick up. This is my new breakfast restaurant.

    LakeTahoeGem . Avatar
    LakeTahoeGem .
    5/05/2020

    I just tried this place. Best Omelets and potatoes in town with curbside pick up. This is my new breakfast restaurant.

    LakeTahoeGem Avatar
    LakeTahoeGem
    5/05/2020
  • 5 star ratingBEST LOCAL OWNED BREAKFAST-LUNCH PLACE IN TOWN If you like awesome home made breakfast, lunch or pastries visit the WET HEN. Local owned and operated. Brandon and the family will take excellent care of you. LOVE, LOVE,... read more

    puppyluvrx Avatar
    puppyluvrx
    4/12/2020

    5 star ratingPerfect easy lunch! I work around the corner and this is the best place to get a good lunch nice and quick. The cookies got me!

    Gina_Izykowski Avatar
    Gina_Izykowski
    4/09/2020

    5 star ratingGreat service awesome staff We are frequent customers, food is ready quickly and staff is friendly...Mom and Pop style. Best breakfast potatoes in town!

    mfritz1998 Avatar
    mfritz1998
    4/09/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat Food My wife and I ordered 2 gobbler turkey sandwiches and they were absolutely delicious. My wife especially loved the cranberry sauce they put on the top of the sandwich made... read more

    nhbornandraised Avatar
    nhbornandraised
    4/09/2020

    5 star ratingHome Cooking I love this little spot for lunch. It is very much like a good home cooked meal. The workers are all so nice. I have heard it has great breakfast,... read more

    jefstratis Avatar
    jefstratis
    4/09/2020

    5 star ratingGreat Place They have home cooking as good or better than what I used to have at home with my mother. My mother was a fantastic cook and baker.

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    motorbox2
    4/09/2020
  • 5 star ratingGREAT home prepared foods. We LOVE this intimate cozy friendly restaurant. The food is fabulous. The staff is friendly and - fast.
    We tend to frequent it as often as possible - and we...
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    twocrowsnest
    4/09/2020

    5 star ratingBest quiche in town! We love the Wet Hen for breakfast and lunch. Their quiche is excellent! The sandwiches are also great, my favorite is the meatloaf sandwich when they have it on the... read more

    Christine F Avatar
    Christine F
    4/09/2020

    5 star ratingFriendly, French and delicious! This little cafe has wonderful breakfast and lunch, they also do catering. The simple food has a French flair and the room is casual and inviting. I especially love that... read more

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    Inspire21247311622
    4/09/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat food, great service This has been one of our go-to breakfast places in the Reno/Sparks area. The crepes are the best!!! The clam chowder takes me back to the east coast. That is... read more

    pattigee1 Avatar
    pattigee1
    4/09/2020

    I found this cozy place during a random lunch errand on Wednesday, March 4th 2020. There was a nice flow of customers into and out of the restaurant. I... read more

    Chris Hilton Avatar
    Chris Hilton
    3/04/2020

    I had to try this interestingly named place after work around 7am.
    The food was great! I was sat down quickly, looked at the weird chicken figurines, and ate a...
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    David skalecki
    2/14/2020
  • Immediately upon entering this cozy nook I was greeted with a smile and the question of take out (where you'd be directed to comfy looking chairs after ordering) or dine... read more

    Samantha Bernardy Avatar
    Samantha Bernardy
    2/08/2020

    Cute, homey, healthy, home made and delicious. Daily specials. Good help yourself coffee. Get the card for a frequent eater discount.

    John Wait Avatar
    John Wait
    2/01/2020

    5 star ratingRustic food with a French twist! This will be my go to spot for breakfast and lunch! I tried the honey glazed chicken and Brie sandwich on a wheat, potato leek soup and a caramel macchiato.... read more

    Smckslimmy Avatar
    Smckslimmy
    1/26/2020
  • My family finally stopped by for dinner. Service is good and helpful if you have never eaten in this type of setting. I found the options fresh and a good... read more

    Damian Whitehead Avatar
    Damian Whitehead
    1/16/2020

    Stopped by this charming little gem of a place for lunch with friend. My husband and I are following low carb diet. We were very happy to enjoy their wonderful... read more

    Lise Rogers Avatar
    Lise Rogers
    1/12/2020

    Small, quaint and nice. Staff upbeat and friendly and the food is AMAZING. Well worth cost, food tasted fresh!

    Lisa L Avatar
    Lisa L
    1/06/2020
  • 5 star ratingBest Pumpkin Pie Ever Found this place by luck in search of breakfast options before heading back over Donner Summit. The food (quiche
    , eggs benedict, and slice of pumpkin pie) was amazing -...
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    billmcgrew94
    12/10/2019

    4 star ratingLovely, casual and comfortable place Good food! Upscale but not fancy. This is the kind of place we look for. Comfortable without being sloppy/cheap. Creative and always something different to try.
    There was an important...
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    fishshe Avatar
    fishshe
    12/07/2019

    5 star ratingSure surprised this 5th generation family!! Super Authentic and Just Like Home!! It is rare, that I have found a place that cooks as well as myself, my Guatemalan mother in law or my own mom. I've found places in San Francisco,... read more

    proofpositive74 Avatar
    proofpositive74
    12/04/2019
  • 4 star ratingGreat food, great prices, great employees We stopped here for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. The cafe is located in an older strip mall and is small but cozy. Every employee we encountered was friendly and... read more

    MA237 Avatar
    MA237
    12/02/2019

    5 star ratingCute little breakfast spot We had a quick breakfast before heading to the airport. I had the quiche and coffee. It was all very good. Hubby had the ham and cheese omelet which he... read more

    boymomdfw Avatar
    boymomdfw
    11/30/2019

    They were very nice and polite. I ordered the veggie quiche with a fruit bowl, and large orange juice. It tasted very good, and it was clean and neat in... read more

    Candice Lawver Avatar
    Candice Lawver
    11/26/2019

  • Best ommlet in years! Super friendly staff

    Martin Hauser Avatar
    Martin Hauser
    6/08/2020
  • I just tried this place. Best Omelets and potatoes in town with curbside pick up. This is my new breakfast restaurant.

    LakeTahoeGem . Avatar
    LakeTahoeGem .
    5/05/2020
  • I just tried this place. Best Omelets and potatoes in town with curbside pick up. This is my new breakfast restaurant.

    LakeTahoeGem Avatar
    LakeTahoeGem
    5/05/2020
  • 5 star ratingBEST LOCAL OWNED BREAKFAST-LUNCH PLACE IN TOWN If you like awesome home made breakfast, lunch or pastries visit the WET HEN. Local owned and operated. Brandon and the family will take excellent care of you. LOVE, LOVE,... read more

    puppyluvrx Avatar
    puppyluvrx
    4/12/2020
  • 5 star ratingPerfect easy lunch! I work around the corner and this is the best place to get a good lunch nice and quick. The cookies got me!

    Gina_Izykowski Avatar
    Gina_Izykowski
    4/09/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat service awesome staff We are frequent customers, food is ready quickly and staff is friendly...Mom and Pop style. Best breakfast potatoes in town!

    mfritz1998 Avatar
    mfritz1998
    4/09/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat Food My wife and I ordered 2 gobbler turkey sandwiches and they were absolutely delicious. My wife especially loved the cranberry sauce they put on the top of the sandwich made... read more

    nhbornandraised Avatar
    nhbornandraised
    4/09/2020
  • 5 star ratingHome Cooking I love this little spot for lunch. It is very much like a good home cooked meal. The workers are all so nice. I have heard it has great breakfast,... read more

    jefstratis Avatar
    jefstratis
    4/09/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat Place They have home cooking as good or better than what I used to have at home with my mother. My mother was a fantastic cook and baker.

    motorbox2 Avatar
    motorbox2
    4/09/2020

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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