Squeeze In is a small chain of 11 restaurants, located in California, Nevada, Texas and Idaho, which offer breakfast and lunch in a relaxed, fun and colorful atmosphere. Tuesday morning, August 10, 2021, I had the pleasure to enjoy an amazing breakfast, along with super friendly service, at the Squeeze In, located in Truckee, CA.
As with all reviews I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: Squeeze In is located on Donner Pass Road, and as the road passes through downtown Truckee, it becomes the main street. "Old town" Truckee is quite quaint, as if offers many "mom and pop" stores, along with many restaurants. Truckee began as a railroad town, but since the 1960 Olympics, it has become a tourist town, and attracts visitors from all over the world, who enjoy the many outdoor activities the area offers.
It's a little before 10 in the morning, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, and I've arrived at Squeeze In to enjoy a late breakfast.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the dining room is long and very narrow, with tables for two on one side, and booths or tables for four on the other side. Truckee is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the decor reflects the mountain setting, with wood floors and knotty pine paneling. The dining room sports a lot of "funk" including a bicycle hung from the ceiling, lots of pictures and photos, along with a mannequin of a hobo, who welcomes you to the dining room, before the friendly staff seats you.
Photo: I sat myself at a small table, near the front of the restaurant. and took a peek to the rear. On this late Tuesday morning, the dining room was quite busy, but there were plenty of seats.
Photo: Staff member just delivered breakfast to these hungry diners. Squeeze In may be "funky" in decor, but it is a modern restaurant, as the friendly staff kept track of everything using tablet computers.
Truckee welcomes tourists, as tourism is big business for the area, and many tourists find their way to Squeeze In to enjoy a fine breakfast or lunch, but the restaurant is also a favorite of the locals.
Photo: The third page of the menu highlights "The Usual Suspects," pancakes, French toast, and more. The menu is FOUR pages, which seems HUGE, as the restaurant is open only six hours daily, from 8 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon.
I posted all four pages of the menu, so CLICK ON THIS LINK to see the complete menu. You'll be linked back to this page.
Photo: Meet Dailia, who seated me, and brought my "Michelada" to me with a smile, along with the remainder of the "house beer," which happened to be Corona.
Photo: Such a great way to begin a morning, with a "Chef Jose's Michelada, made with Corona beer!
Photo: After I placed my order, and my "Michelada" was delivered to my table, and I took a sip or two, I got up, took a walk to the rear of the restaurant, and took a peek into the small kitchen to watch the talented staff at work.
Photo: The walls of the restaurant are decorated with photos, plaques, along with stickers of every kind. Over the walls, the walls have been "autographed" - or is it graffiti? - by nearly everybody, as the walls are covered by graffiti. If I had brought a felt pen, I would have left my "John Henry" on the wall, along with countless others.
Photo: Meet Mayci, my amazingly friendly server, who brings my "meal" of "Biscuits and Gravy" to me with a smile. Mayci has talent as a server, but she was also willing to chit-chat, despite the fairly busy dining room. She is simply amazing!
Photo: Thanks, Mayci for snapping my photo, as I get ready to enjoy an amazing breakfast at Squeeze In, located in Truckee, CA. Mayci was kind enough to bring the extra Corona beer that wasn't used in my "Michelada" for me to enjoy on the side, along with my breakfast.
Photo: From "The Usual Suspects" of the breakfast menu, I went with "Biscuits and Gravy," and I made it a "meal," as per the menu.
The menu describes this fine breakfast as, "Our secret recipe... Big home baked biscuits smothered in homemade sausage gravy. Make it a meal - 1/2 order of biscuits and gravy, 2 eggs any style, and your choice of protein." The "protein" choices included bacon or sausage, and mentioned to Dailia that the decision was difficult, and she offered to split it between bacon and sausage. Done!
Since was breakfast was "make it a meal," it started out with one large, freshly in-house baked biscuit, that was flavorful, perfectly baked, and a great foundation of one of my favorite breakfast choices - biscuits and gravy. The breakfast covered with a generous portion of creamy country gravy, with lots of chunks of sausage. Yes, the portion was generous, as it completely covered the biscuit, and part of the plate.
As per my de facto standard, I ordered my eggs fried over easy, and they arrived perfectly fried just the way I ordered them, over easy. The chef has talent!
Upon Dailia's suggestion, my "protein" was split between three slices of perfectly cooked bacon, and two juicy sausage links. This was truly the best of both worlds, as I got to savor two delicious varieties of meat with my breakfast.
At $11.49 for breakfast, plus $6.49 for my "Michelada," my breakfast wasn't exactly a bargain, but it was filling, delicious, and was a quality meal in every way, and in my "foodie" opinion, represented an outstanding breakfast value in Truckee. The cuisine was delicious and the service was friendly and spectacular. What more could you ask for?
Whether your skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or just enjoying the "old town" atmosphere of Truckee, and if you love breakfast, and if you're looking for a restaurant that's dead serious about dishing up a superior breakfast, check out Squeeze In the next time you're in town. You'll love this amazing restaurant!
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