After living in Blue Diamond for more than a decade, Steve Enger and Jody Lyman had one tasty idea. Inspired by west coast and worldwide travels, the pair decided to bring fresh, healthy fare to the heart of their community, equally enticing for locals and visitors alike. Now, foodies flock to the Cottonwood Station Eatery, found only 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.

Fans flock to this artisan eatery in the foothills of the Spring Mountains for house-made pizzas, paninis, and pastries, all a short 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas.

Cottonwood Station pays homage to Cottonwood Springs, the region’s original stop along the Old Spanish Trail that brought traders, miners, settlers, and explorers to and from California. In fact, travelers would often rest, gather water, and let livestock graze along the springs now within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Spring Mountains. Diners can dig into this history – along with photos and additional info about Blue Diamond – inside the eatery, and marvel at the woodwork that came from the community’s original workshop and garage.

Kickstart your morning with breakfast choices like sausage or veggie frittatas, house-made pastries, and blueberry-laden buttermilk waffles. For lunch and dinner, flavorful dishes compete for your order, including pancetta fig and margherita pizzas, pesto chicken and three-cheese paninis, and beet and broccoli salads. Bread pudding and tres leches cake complement any meal, and the fresh-made lemonade is a must. Beer, wine, and cider on tap are extra enjoyable on the scenic patio, too.

Follow Cottonwood Station on Facebook and Instagram for tantalizing specials, Blue Diamond’s mountain views, and maybe even a burro sighting or two. And no need to thank us when this artisan eatery rockets to the top of your “favorite places to grab a bite” list. 


Cottonwood Station is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For a complete menu and the latest information, click here.

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