Marty’s Diner, Truckee, California
On a recent visit to Truckee, California located in the Tahoe basin we decided to take the teens to breakfast. We had hit all of the obvious places many times since buying our cabin in 2007. Truckee has more restaurants per capita featured on the Food Network than any other city in the world. Many of them serving breakfast. On this occasion we decided to try something new. A quick query on the Internet brought up Marty’s. I called to make sure they were still serving Eggs Benedict for my niece Sophie and we packed up the kids and headed over to Marty’s around noon.
Marty’s is located on the main street in Truckee near the train station. We waited a few minutes and were seated in a cozy booth. Everything on the menu looked scrumptious as did all of the food on the oversized plates being served to nearby diners. I have a condition in restaurants called Food Envy. No matter what I order I want the food of the person next to me or across from me or even at the next table. I suffer from Food Ordering Remorse as well, so being that lunch and breakfast were both being served, I naturally could not decide even between breakfast and lunch. The waitress inflicted more confusion and ordering chaos by telling me that the burgers and the Eggs Benedict were both over the top amazing. Luckily, my lovely daughter offered to share the burger and the Eggs Benedict with me. This is the reason some of us have children.
These photos DO NOT do the food justice. The burger was perfectly done and tasted of every grass fed excellent organic ingredient available today. The eggs were perfect. The crusty delicious hash brown and the delicate lettuce which tasted like it was just plucked out of the garden were an exquisite addition to this time honored dish. The waitress even suggested I sop up some of the lush and lemony hollandaise sauce with the leaves. Who knew this would be so good?
Our lovely wait staff were attentive and willing to supply lots of extra plates and listen patiently to the special instructions pertaining to what the teens would allow to touch what on the plate and so on.
Sophie being like the rest of our family decided against the Eggs Benedict we came for, and ordered this amazing Hoagie sandwich and was thrilled with her choice.
Even though I was completely stuffed I couldn’t resist a few bites of the house made potato salad that came with our burger (my teen would not allow it or the avocado to be on the plate with the burger), so they put it in this cute little crock.
Truckee is one of those resort towns where the food is unbelievably good because the locals support only the best during the off season. There are so many wonderful things to do in Tahoe, but a trip to Marty’s should be close to the top of the list.
10115 Donner Pass Rd
Truckee, CA 96161
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