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12036 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA
+1 530-582-4535
07:00 - 21:00
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Paradise, California
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had amazing ribs,great cowboy beans,potato salad,green salad.All fresh and very tasty.We did take out as we were sharing our meal with family!!! Always stop here when we can.

Thank Lainers60
St. Helena, California
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prime Rib on the weekend is the best!!!! It comes with two sides had the vegetables and baked apples. This is one of the best Prime Ribs we have had. Service was excellent and they were packed with customers. Mike the owner very friendly just a really nice guy! This is a local place with great food! Not over priced.

Thank Jo A
Grass Valley, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in late on Sunday on way thru Truckee. Ordered a brisket bbq sandwich and fries.....service was awesome, and the food was even better. It's nice to have staff that are happy to see you, even when you know it's the end of their night and they are likely ready to go home. Very welcoming and wonderful food.

Thank terryvp
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been passing this place by for years. We are both so glad we finally stopped. Our lunch was better than either of us even expected! Hubby had a combo with meat (chicken, brisket and pork) and sides. He said the cowboy beans were excellent. So much food he took half of it home. I had a bbq'd pork... More 

Thank ChicoStateMom
Pinole, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

After a weekend of snow play with the family, we decided to grab a bite before our 3 to 4 hours drive home. We drove around Truckee a little bit and stopped at the first place we saw. An unassuming little diner tucked next to a small strip mall. The decor was very small town diner-ish, several wooden picnic tables... More 

Thank Delbert D
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with some work associates for dinner one night while spending a few weeks in Olympic Valley working. I had the "#1" combo with ribs, cowboy beans, and garlic fries. The rib meat fell right off the bone and was tender and smokey in flavor. The beans were hearty and the fries were out of this world! I must... More 

Thank Robbie S
Modesto, California
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited expecting St. Louis ribs. A full rack with two sides was $28. The ribs were not St. Louis ribs, they were dry rubbed and while falling off the bone they were very dry. The two sides we ordered was the cowboy beans and coleslaw. Both sides were in six ounce snack cups and considering the pricing should have... More 

Thank Pat C
Monroe, Utah
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stopped and ate breakfast and the food was great, the service was awesome, and the atmosphere was quiet and family friendly. We had the biscuits and gravy and they were delicious. Enjoyed our breakfast!

Thank Ilona L
Granite Bay,California
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stopped by for lunch on our way back. Had the Bison Burger - first time bison, and it was exquisite: moist, with a sweet sauce, on a crisp bun. The garlic fries had a LOT of garlic - if you like that you won't be disappointed.

Thank mibo888
Midland, Michigan
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Been there twice in one week. Pulled pork, mac & cheese, onion rings, salmon pineapple wrap are some of our favorite menu items. Very friendly staff. Will go back often. Can eat in or outside, but have to deal with bees if eating outside.

Thank LuLu1945619

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12036 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-582-4535

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