Donner Lake Kitchen is well-known in Truckee as a local breakfast and lunch hotspot with excellent service. If you want to start your day off right with an energizing meal and excellent service, it’s the place to go.
Donner Lake Kitchen first opened its doors in the mid-1970s, making it one of the longest running local businesses in Truckee. It changed hands in the early 1990s when the Money family purchased the restaurant.
Menu at Tahoe Donner
Among the locals, Donner Kitchen is famous for its huevos rancheros, which comes with a flour tortilla loaded with beans, two eggs, cheese, olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, green onion, avocado, salsa, and sour cream. Other breakfast options include the Cowboy’s Breakfast, with biscuits, gravy, sausage patty, eggs, and hash browns; fried potatoes topped with sautéed mushrooms, carrots, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, avocado, and melted cheese; the Grizzo’s breakfast sandwich with a sausage patty, grilled onions, and tomatoes on a bagel with an egg, lettuce, avocado, cheddar, and mayonnaise. And if you want a sweet breakfast treat, try the huge and gooey cinnamon roll.
For lunch, you can’t go wrong with a classic hamburger, cheeseburger, or garden burger. And don’t forget the specialty burgers, such as the Frisco burger on grilled sourdough with thousand island dressing, cheddar and Swiss, tomato, and lettuce. Or the chili burger, with a patty that’s drowned in house-made chili. All burgers come with your choice of French fries, sweet potato fries, potato salad, chips, sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese, or for an added $2 you could go for soup, salad, or fruit.
Donner Lake Kitchen also changes up its menu with new daily specials, so you’ll always have something new to keep you coming back for more.
Location and Hours
You can find Tahoe Donner Lake Kitchen at 13720 Donner Pass Road, close to Donner Lake (of course) and surrounded by scenic treescapes. Its hours run every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, feel free to call them at (530)-587-3555.
Savoring Every Moment in Scenic Surroundings
Whether you find yourself at Donner Lake Kitchen for a savory breakfast or settled in for a mouthwatering lunch selection, it’s sure to be a place that has you returning a time or two while you’re in town. While the flavors are sure to inspire, so is the fact that this restaurant keeps visitors close to a long list of other destinations to promise to bring the fun and excitement into a getaway in equal measure. Make sure to add the following stops to your already overflowing itinerary when you’re excited to make the most of your surroundings and can’t wait to expand on your list of fun stops along the way.
Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina
Situated at 12915 Donner Pass Road, time spent at the Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina is ideal for the traveler that can’t get enough of time spent and enjoyed on the waves and sand. A collection of picnic tables at this destination provides just the right space for an outdoor snack or picnic while also providing a place to watch the boats drift by. The Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina is a popular water access point for those visitors and locals that are looking forward to time paddling, boating or windsurfing their way through a sunny afternoon. This area is also known for its fun and designated swimming area, making it particularly popular amongst families traveling with little ones in tow.
At 14583 James Avenue, Shoreline Park is another nearby and scenic destination for visitors to Truckee who are looking to make the absolute most of time spent in the great outdoors. Sitting along the shores of Donner Lake, Shoreline Park is a pristine area that invites guests to let their dog’s swim in the gentle waves and is just as inviting for those looking to spend some time bird watching, kayaking or photographing their surroundings. Dotted with towering trees, Shoreline Park is the perfect place to stay close to city-center fun while enjoying that feeling of off-the-beaten-path adventure too.
Donner Lake Gift Shop
When you’re ready to go shopping and are on the hunt for just the right souvenir to commemorate your trip to Truckee by, making your way to the Donner Lake Gift Shop is bound to result in some fun finds. Located at 15688 Donner Pass Road, the Donner Lake Gift Shop has everything from t-shirts and postcards to keychains, prints, costume jewelry, and apparel.
Wake Up on the Right Side of the Bed
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you’re guaranteed a good breakfast at the Donner Lake Kitchen. But you can start your day off right even sooner by booking a stay in one of our comfortable and luxurious vacation rental properties. Reach out to us at Tahoe Signature Properties today to get started!