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Jax At The Tracks

) #12 of 82 Restaurants in Truckee ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Diner
10144 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0319
+1 530-550-7450
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Diner
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10144 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0319
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The first time I went to Jax, it was late and near closing- so the food was decent, but looked to be not-as-well-made because it was so close to closing. The second time I went to it, with a friend, the food was truly mediocre...More

Thank 0SkiBob0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool place, lots of great history and many reasons to love it. However, I honestly thought the food was just ok and the service was below average. I'll definitely go back and visit again with hopes of a more impressive experience with the food.

Thank mtb8173
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a normal breakfast place. The food was good and prepared well. The service was good and the kids enjoyed their meals. (Always a plus.) Our only issue was it was a little on the pricey side, but given the location, what can...More

Thank msjj30
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a cute place and the reviews said it was an old train car - but on closer view - very little is actually authentic. The sweet potato fries and the beer batter onion rings were much tastier than the signature burger which was...More

Thank Anne32825
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Meatloaf is amazing. I have been waiting to try this restaurant but the line is always out the door. Glad to finally try it, so worth the wait.

Thank Kristine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to go here since it was featured on TV. It's basically just a diner with basic diner food as you would expect. I had a philly cheesesteak sandwich with a side of fries and it was good, but nothing remarkable. On the upside, portions...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch and breakfast at Jax At the Tracks. This diner was originally from Pennsylvania and was brought to Truckee in the 1990's. Funny thing is, my husband ate at this diner in the 1970's when it was still in Pennsylvania! The food is...More

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there twice during our Tahoe trip last year. I've never seen Drive Ins, Diners and Dives... so I wasn't really impressed by that. The service was great and the food was even better. The place is always packed, so be prepared for a...More

Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you first see it you are reminded of Diners of old. It is surprising to find your food not as good as one would expect since this establishment has been featured on a well known food show. The best thing I found here is...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome, all day addiction....that is all! It is a breakfast a lunch a dinner it's unreal! You can have bacon as a side .

Thank Lisa T
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Is this the diner that was featured on the 3-D's hosted by Guy Fieti(?) on Food Network Channel?
10 December 2015|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, check out the video online!
Albert R
Do they serve wine
12 October 2015|
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Response from Kelsdog | Reviewed this property |
I actually think they do...but BigJoBR is correct...its a dinner...so not your wine hang out...much better places intown for that...try uncorked!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 8
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10144 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0319
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-550-7450
  • E-mail