Anyone who comes to Truckee, California in the North Lake Tahoe area is bound to fall in love with the incredible beauty that surrounds. But many are surprised when they also fall in love with the many establishments that they can find in this town and nowhere else in the world, like the many places to eat in Truckee. Always at the top of this list is Morgan’s Truckee, the place to go for traditional East Coast fare. Essentially, you can expect the best seafood in Truckee when you come to Morgan’s.
The Best Seafood in Town
Here at Morgan’s Truckee, it is all about bringing classic East Coast recipes to the people of Truckee and their visitors. But great recipes and chefs are not enough, as the ingredients have to be the best they can possibly be so the meals coming out of the kitchen are top quality. This is accomplished by daily shipments of the freshest seafood you can find in Truckee, and locally sourced vegetables, only when they are in season.
The menu is full of mouthwatering meals. Among the best thing you will find on the menu is the lobster, but there are many ways you can enjoy this. The most popular is perhaps the East Coast classic lobster roll, consisting of chunks of lobster sandwiched in a warm bun with just a bit of mayo. Make it a California classic by adding avocado and sriracha. You can also enjoy the lobster in the rich and flavorful lobster mac ‘n’ cheese with house bacon and fontina cheese sauce. These may be among the most popular, but they do not tell the whole story. Move on from there to find the best clam chowder in Truckee, a thick oyster po’ boy, a fried clam sandwich, and so much more. You can also find the charm of a classic fish market, if you just want to pick up some incredible seafood and prepare on your own back at home.
Explore Downtown Truckee
Morgan’s Lobster Shack is just one of the fantastic dining experiences found in Truckee’s historic downtown. Along with several local eateries and intimate bars, downtown features many specialty shops, boutiques, and art galleries perfect for an afternoon of exploring. Spend the afternoon browsing the titles at Word After Word Books before dining at Morgan’s Truckee and leave room for dessert at Buds Ice Cream shop. For a special wine tasting before or after dinner, check out The Pour House Wine Shop and find a bottle to take back home.
Browse Word After Word Books
Bookworms can find solace among the shelves of Word After Word Books, Truckee’s only bookstore. Word After Word Books carries titles from local authors, regional and history books about the local area, and lifestyle and travel guides to help you experience an unforgettable visit to Truckee. Writing workshops, book clubs, and children’s story times are also offered at the bookstore, perfect for adding to your list of things to do on a long term stay in Truckee.
Enjoy a Cone from Buds Ice Cream
Hankering for a sweet treat after dining at Morgan’s? Treat yourself to locally made ice cream at Buds Ice Cream. This old-fashioned ice cream shop in historic downtown Truckee is complete with leather counter stools and old school offerings like banana splits and root beer floats. Shakes, slushies, and good ol’ classic ice cream cones are also served here, perfect for enjoying on a hot summer’s day. The nostalgic setting will transport you back to your childhood, complete with a sweet treat in hand.
Taste Wines at The Pour House Wine Shop
Enjoy a few glasses of wine with light bites at The Pour House Wine Shop in downtown Truckee before your dinner at Morgan’s. This local wine shop and tasting bar offers a selection of wines from around the world along with chocolate, cheese, and other wine snacks. The personal level of attention is what really sets this wine shop apart from other local wine retailers. The Bullseye Tasting introduces customers to four different wines with a variety of styles and flavors, so you can home in on what you like, and the hosts can guide you to a wine to suit your palate. This takes all the guesswork out of selecting a bottle to take back home, and ensuring you pick a wine you’ll actually like!
Visiting Morgan’s Truckee
Not only is the food delicious, but it is served in a beautiful atmosphere. Here you, will find a break from the rustic mountainside cafes and classic California upscale dining experience to find an ambiance straight from the East Coast, making it one of the best places to eat in Truckee. Find it at 10089 West River Street from 11 am to 8 pm every single day! One visit here and you will find that you do not need to go all the way to East Coast to enjoy amazing takes on some of the area’s favorite cuisine.