We were traveling to King's Beach on Christmas day in the middle of a snow storm. We wanted to stop for dinner before getting to our rental property but nothing was open and we had almost given up when we stumbled upon Jax. When we entered they told us they only had a special menu "pre fix" (yes, that is how it was written on the menu) for Christmas. On the menu were things like lobster bisque, baked salmon, filet mignon, garlic truffle fries, and salad with goat cheese. We looked around at the diner setting and had really low expectations for this fancy sounding food, but since we didn't have a choice, we stayed for dinner.
What a pleasant surprise! The food was fresh and absolutely delicious and the service was fast and very friendly! I had the lobster bisque which was quite tasty and gourmet bacon cheeseburger. The burger was huge! The bacon and cheese were cooked inside the burger patty and the flavor was so yum! The garlic truffle oil fries were also yum! My mom ordered the baked salmon and again we were very pleasantly surprised at how good it was!
It seemed a little pricey at first for a diner, but then when we got a soup, salad, entree and dessert for the fixed price and the food was really good, we realized it was no more than what we have paid for any other restaurant serving the same cuisine. Plus it was the only thing open on Christmas so of course it was worth the premium.
Next time we are in the Tahoe area, we will definitely be stopping here again!
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