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Best of Truckee – Food / Drink

Best Overall RestaurantDragonflyOwner: Billy McCulloughAddress: 10118 Donner Pass Road(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-587-0557Hours: Daily 11am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pmCal-Asian food overlooking Historic Downtown Truckee.Owner/chef Billy McCullough blends seasonal products with aFar Eastern flair.An eclectic lunch menu, a creative and constantly changingdinner menu and an international wine list combine for aunique dining experience.Beautiful views from this sunny, second story location.Best Bakery/PastriesThe Treat Box BakeryOwners: Lee & Phyllis DufresneAddress: 11400 Donner Pass RoadPhone: 530-587-6554Hours: Daily 5am – 8pmWe are an all around, family operated bakery producing avariety of cakes, pies, cookies, doughnuts and pastriesincluding Danish, muffins, croissant, scones and specialty items.Also serving espresso drinks, ice cream, sandwiches, burgersand smoothies.Serving the Truckee North Tahoe area since 1975.Best CoffeeJoe CoffeeOwner: Cass RodriguezAddress: 10191 Donner Pass Road # 2(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-550-8222Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30am – 5pm, Fri. 5:30am – 10pm,Sat.-Sun. 6:30am – 5pmWhere Cheers meets Friends. A local oriented coffeehouse serving high quality coffee and food. Freshestingredients prepared daily. Custom and favorite sandwiches.Offering free WiFi, seating and open Mic on Fridays.Best BarCottonwood RestaurantOwners: Mike & Jennifer BlideAddress: Corner of Brockway & Old BrockwayPhone: 530-587-5711Hours: Daily, dinner 5:30pm – 10pm, bar 4:30pm – 12amWeb: http://www.cottonwoodrestaurant.comWarm, cozy, and quiet, or wild, crazy and loudCottonwoods historic bar has personalityone that isslightly schizophrenic. You can count on a few constants:gregarious bartenders, hearty food, a great wine list, sturdycocktails, and character. After all, the building was built in1928 and has warmed Truckee skiers since the days oflongboards and leather strap bindings. It gets wild Thursday-Saturday, and can provide solace the rest of the week.Best BartenderDoug Thomson – CottonwoodOwners: Mike & Jennifer BlideAddress: Corner of Brockway & Old BrockwayPhone: 530-587-5711Hours: Daily, dinner 5:30pm – 10pm, bar 4:30pm – 12amWeb: http://www.cottonwoodrestaurant.com”Dougman”, despite having attended over 200 Grateful Deadshows, rarely forgets your name or your favorite cocktail. Heis a master of the obligatory French Margarita, and has enjoyed12,394 “Best Days Ever” on the slopes of the Sierra. A signposted behind the bar reads “A Note to Our Bar CustomersPlease do not speak to Doug about Skiing,The Weather,Motorcycles, “Getting Some”,The Grateful Dead (especiallythat one show from 1973)Thank You,The Rest of the BarStaff”. A true Truckee character, Doug works Friday-Monday.Call for an accurate weather report.Best BreakfastSqueeze InOwners: Gary & Misty YoungAddress: 10060 Donner Pass Road(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-587-9814Hours: Daily 7am – 2pm (closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)Serving guests since 1974, and featuring 62 specialty omelettes,dozens of unique sandwiches, fresh salads, home made soupsand other original items.The Squeeze In uses only the freshest ingredients from localsuppliers. Nearly every item on the menu is prepared fromscratch. All omelettes served with toast and spuds, and a choiceof our delicious sauces: mushroom, cheddar cheese or tomatopesto.See you soon!Best Healthy FoodNew Moon Natural FoodsOwner: Billy GriffinAddress: 11357 Donner Pass RoadPhone: 530-587-7426Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am – 7pm, Sun. 10am – 6pmHelping to create a sustainable community by promotingdiversity of food, protecting diversity of species and honoringdiversity of thought.Best BurgerOBs Pub & RestaurantOwner: Dick HowellAddress: 10046 Donner Pass Road(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-587-4164Hours: Daily 11:30am – 10:30pmLunch and dinner. Banquet facilities. Kids menu. Cocktails,micro brews and extensive wine list.Karaoke on Thursday. Live music Friday.Happy Hour Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 6pm.Prime Rib Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.Best LunchOBs Pub & RestaurantOwner: Dick HowellAddress: 10046 Donner Pass Road(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-587-4164Hours: Daily 11:30am – 10:30pmLunch and dinner. Banquet facilities. Kids menu. Cocktails,micro brews and extensive wine list.Karaoke on Thursday. Live music Friday.Happy Hour Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 6pm.Prime Rib Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.Best DeliGateway DeliOwners: John & Karen BochenekAddress: 11012 Donner Pass RoadPhone: 530-587-3106Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7am – 5pm, Sat.-Sun. 8am – 3pmFresh deli sandwiches, beverages and sides. Great choice forfilling up the picnic basket or take along dishes for Wednesdaynight concerts in the park.Best Happy HourBlue Coyote Bar & GrillOwners: Jake McCormick,Troy & Glenda GranvcciAddress: 10015 Palisades DrivePhone: 530-587-7777Hours: Daily, full menu 11:30am – 10pm,bar 11:30am – 12amTruckees Sports Bar.Happy hour 3pm – 6pm every day!Burgers, pizza, sports, ribs, steaks, pasta, great chicken wings,16 TVs, 12 beers on tap, full bar.Best Italian FoodPianeta RistoranteOwners: Ed Coleman & Robyn SillsAddress: 10096 Donner Pass Road(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-587-4694Hours: Daily 5:30pm – call for timesPianeta, or planet in Italian, offers a warm, intimate atmospherecreated by a split level design with brick and stone walls and adark wood interior with Italian frescoes and softly lit goldenlight.Their food is bold, bright and rustic.Their bar scene is lively, yet classy.Best Mexican FoodAuthentic Tacos JaliscoOwner: Rigoberto UribeAddress: 11400 Donner Pass RoadPhone: 530-587-1131Hours: Daily 10:30am – 9:30pmGreat authentic mexican food. Offering a wide range ofburritos, quesadillas, tacos, and tostadas.Enjoy their take out or stay and enjoy the unique character oftheir restaurant.Best Patio DiningCottonwood RestaurantOwners: Mike & Jennifer BlideAddress: Corner of Brockway & Old BrockwayPhone: 530-587-5711Hours: Daily, dinner 5:30pm – 10pm, bar 4:30pm – 12amWeb: http://www.cottonwoodrestaurant.comImagine a warm summer sunset over the Sierra, and a viewthat gets better as the evening draws on with the lights ofTruckee lighting up the nightadd live acoustic music,fantastic food, and stellar service, and it is easy to see whyCottonwood earns the honor of “Best Deck”. Even when thetemperature drops, the staff drapes a soft blanket over youand you are good to go for another round.Ahh, summer.Best PizzaVillage PizzeriaOwners: Edward & Teri PradoAddress: 11329 Deerfield Drive (Albertsons Center)Phone: 530-587-7171Hours: Daily 11:30am – 9pmThank you to all our our loyal customers. It has been an honorto be selected as one of the Best Of Truckee.Come in and see our newly remodeled restaurant and winebar. Our friendly staff are eager to serve you!Best SushiJava SushiOwner: James TeagueAddress: 11357 Donner Pass Road, Suite FPhone: 530-582-1144Hours: Daily, dinner 5pm – 10pm,lunch Wed.-Sat. 12pm – 3pmFull service Sushi bar.Dinner All You Can Eat – Sunday – Thursday – $24.95Lunch All You Can Eat – Wednesday – Saturday – $15.95Daily specials available.Best Fine DiningMoodys Bistro & LoungeOwners: Mark Estee & JJ MorganAddress: 10007 Bridge Street (Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-587-8688Hours: Daily, lunch 11:30am, dinner 5:30pm,brunch Sat.-Sun. 11amWeb: http://www.moodysbistro.comLocated in the historic Truckee Hotel, Moodys blends an artdeco ambiance reminiscent of 1950s Tahoe with fine diningand elements of San Franciscos once-legendary Jazz scene.In the kitchen, Chef Mark Estees culinary credo that foodshould be fresh, seasonal, local, and simple produces bigflavors and exciting menu selections influenced by variouscultures and styles.In the Lounge, JJ Morgan has established Moodys reputationfor live jazz with shows by noted artists such as Mose Allison,The Josh Roseman Unit with Peter Apfelbaum, and DredScott. Even Paul McCartney has dropped in on occasion forimpromptu performances.Best Waiter/WaitressJason Dobbs, DragonflyOwner: Billy McCulloughAddress: 10118 Donner Pass Road(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-587-0557Hours: Daily 11am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pmJason has served at Dragonfly for two years. A freestyle skicoach by day, he turns into a charismatic, playful, focused waiterby night.His attention to detail and calm under fire, serve him welldropping 50 feet of air and handling a jamming night atDragonfly.Best Take OutPipers PatisserieOwners: Claudia Tatum & Cindy OrebaughAddress: 10068 Donner Pass Road(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-582-2256Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10am – 7pm, Fri.-Sat. 9am – 8pm,Sun. 9am – 6pmGourmet deli and exceptional wine shop.Private chef and catering.Fresh baked pastries, cheeses, pates, and olives.Tie for Best Family RestaurantOBs Pub & RestaurantOwner: Dick HowellAddress: 10046 Donner Pass Road(Historic Downtown Truckee)Phone: 530-587-4164Hours: Daily 11:30am – 10:30pmLunch and dinner. Banquet facilities. Kids menu. Cocktails,micro brews and extensive wine list.Karaoke on Thursday. Live music Friday.Happy Hour Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 6pm.Prime Rib Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.Zanos Family Italian & PizzeriaOwners: Tim & Dianna BrownAddress: 11401 Donner Pass Road #APhone: 530-587-7411Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 11:30am, Sun-Thurs. 4pm – 9pm,Fri.-Sat. 4pm – 9:30pmZanos combines the flavor of Italy with the hospitality of theSierra Nevada.They are a family that loves families and they willmake you feel like part of their family too!Please visit them and help keep it a warm and friendlyenvironment.


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