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Jax At The Tracks

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10144 West River Street, Truckee, CA 96161
530-550-7450
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum!

There is a reason why this restaurant was on Guy Fieri's Diners Drive ins and Dives off the Food Network. Because the food was incredible! This is a little 50s style diner serving 5 star restaurant gourmet meals. The chicken was perfectly cooked (I didnt need my knife) to perfection. Yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Mike M
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Oceanside, California
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English first
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Love this place♡ Our first time visiting and the service was awesome from start to finish. Big menu. Everything sounded good. My husband ordered the Thanksgiving Sandwich and I ordered the Kobe Meatloaf which came with broccoli and mashed potatoes. Service was prompt and our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Before our meal he had brought us some kettle... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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282 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This 1948 diner was shipped from Pennsylvania in 1992 and placed at its current location in downtown Truckee next to the tracks. The bacon, eggs and biscuits were delicious and the coffee was worth a refill. Staff was not overly friendly but pleasant enough. The place was crowded but we had to wait only about 5 minutes for a table.

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went to Jax 2 weeks ago for lunch due to a train blocking downtown access. We had not been there for a couple of years. Not much has changed. Food is bad, service is bad and the flies are still buzzing the counter. I am not sure who is writing the positive reviews but our multiple experiences are all... More 

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San Mateo, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I wish Jax would take themselves serious and refine the staff and some of the dishes. The menu is delightful and most of what they serve is very good, however, it is run very loose. For instance, you must order the Thanksgiving dinner sandwich...SO GREAT! But when we venture off the basic greats it's not good. The veggie burger is... More 

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Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There is a reason why this restaurant was on Guy Fieri's Diners Drive ins and Dives off the Food Network. Because the food was incredible! This is a little 50s style diner serving 5 star restaurant gourmet meals. The chicken was perfectly cooked (I didnt need my knife) to perfection. Yum!

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were looking forward to eating here based on the triple D recommendation, but what a disappointment. The calamari was ok (long strips, not rings) but served with a piece of super soft lemon. Any citrus with soft peel should be in the compost pile, not served to a diner!? My husband puts his burger in the "ok" category and... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Having lived in Truckee some 20 years ago, we had lunch here, based on the Guy Fieri review. Sorry folks - no better than anything else. We ordered lots of different items to wet our whistles. The signature crab cake was thin "musty" and mostly breaded thing with lots of unintelligible stuff. Very disappointing. As a New Englander, I did... More 

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Novato, California
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Please, if you get yo Truckee stop by. The food is exactly as the menu says. My steak was cooked perfectly, med rare. My son had a burger that he absolutely loved. His chocolate milk shake was very good. I will definitely comeback!

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Los Angeles, California
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233 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Traditional American diner. Often very crowded, a testament to its food. Extensive menu. All indoor seating. Milkshakes and burgers were great.

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Carmel, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Didn't even know about Jax until we saw it on DDD wtih Guy Fieri. Mom and I went up for a birthday walk around Truckee...I had an appetizer burger (huge) and a small macncheese (had to take most of it home for later). Mom had a regular cheese burger (she got 2 meals out of it too). Loved the food,... More 

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?