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Jax At The Tracks

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10144 West River Street, Truckee, CA 96161
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Great family place

This is a great family place. The sandwiches are tasty and plates are huge. Go for the chocolate malts, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great family place. The sandwiches are tasty and plates are huge. Go for the chocolate malts, too.

Thank Jennifer L
Gisborne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stop of here for lunch after seeing it on Diners,drive-in,& dives. I had the pull pork roll,really nice,we all so had burgers,( western bbq burge) Staff where very helpful,👍🏻

Thank Wendy G
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family to Jax after seeing the place on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and it did not disappoint. All of our meals were excellent. Although the combination sounded odd, I had the All Day Addiction and it was excellent, it kind of reminds me of a salad but less healthy. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and... More 

Thank Berniemac75
San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know this place got more popular after the food-network paid them a visit. I love the story of this place. Owner saved an old diner from ruin and had it shipped out from Philadelphia in the 90's. From their restaurant history there were very few places to eat in Truckee in 1992. Now, choices abound. We got the meatloaf... More 

Thank Lynette A
Town Centre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sliders to start were perfect, but more filling than you would expect. Portion sizes here are not a problem if you are hungry! Meatloaf for main meal was succulent and served with broccoli, served perfectly. I also took a side of baked beans that hit the spot. Topped off with a local draft IPA, this was just what was needed... More 

Thank jamstains
Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen this place featured at DDD (Guy Fieri's show) so when we were driving by and saw it, we immediately pulled into the parking lot for a late lunch. We had the slider combo with pulled pork , crab cakes and a beef slider with bleu cheese as an appetizer, and the ribs and the reuben for main... More 

Thank VeNuSeena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast on a recent rip to Truckee. Had about a ten minute wait time which was fine. Breakfast was a good size portion and the spicy bloody Mary's were just what we were looking for. Highly suggest stopping in

Thank kevnik1
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was growing up in West Chester, PA in the 1960s, we used to go to the Birmingham Grille, a stainless steel diner out on Route 202. It was more than a little disconcerting to find the selfsame diner high in the California mountains more than 50 years later, but I gather the owner bought it and shipped it... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have noted, it is annoying to have a long wait for a table when there are clearly 3-4 empty tables visible for long periods of time. Once we were seated, we were very pleased. The kids meals were tasty (chicken strips) and the adults were all happy (Western BBQ Bacon burger, Reuben, Jax Melt, Grilled Cheese, fries, onion... More 

Thank frankb357
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though not our favorite place in Truckee, we always include it in our rotation of restaurant options. Service is consistently good. Food is good diner food. Prices are reasonable. Recent menu changes reduced the options, but sometimes that is a good thing. We always prefer quality over quantity. Try the Lobster and Shrimp macaroni and cheese...but unless you are a... More 

Thank Jayne M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10144 West River Street, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: 530-550-7450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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