My favorite channel to watch, ironically, is the Food Network and when I realized that the restaurant (sister location in Reno)had been featured on a “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” episode, the deal was sealed, I had to visit!
Known for the Best Omelets on the Planet, you know automatically when you reach your destination that the place is great when you see tons of people milling about outside waiting their turn to be seated. It was a gorgeous day in Truckee, and I had been warned that on a Sunday morning, the wait would be a little bit. Luckily the Squeeze is located in a row of fabulous shopping spots and my family and friends and I took a nice stroll downtown while we waited.
The restaurant isn’t called the Squeeze for nothing, when you walk in the restaurant, you literally squeeze your way around to get to your table, another reason why the wait is a little longer, they only have so much room in their narrow location. But, again, the atmosphere was booming and the wait was going to be worth it, I know it!
The decor was fabulous, my kids loved it, bicycles hanging from the ceiling, and the walls were full of fun and unique graffiti by means of people actually signing the walls (permanent markers are given to you as you’re seated)! We actually even found that the tables were signed and we spotted a person from our home town by her signature!
The kids got to signing the walls and my friend and I ordered drinks. Mimosa for her and Hibiscus for me (champagne and cranberry juice). We got a nice serving as well and they were delicious! Since it was closer to lunch when we were there, but some of us were hungry for breakfast, we ordered a little of both. Hubby and I ordered salad and sandwiches, oldest ordered a burger and my two younger kids had bacon and eggs and pancakes (comes with a drink and plenty of food!).
I get a little hesitant when I see a burger and fries for $10 for my almost-12-year old, but she promised she’d eat it all and did and the burger was large! It was juicy and cooked well and my daughter said, “this is a good burger!”
My husband ordered the grilled ham and cheese and was pleasantly surprised when the sandwich came and the ham was actually grilled, not just the outside of the sandwich! The salad (an option vs soup, fries, cottage cheese, sliced tomatoes) was large, and not just an afterthought. Full of flavor and “just right” by my husband.
Now I have a local deli that serves a cranberry turkey sandwich and when I saw “The Day After” meal as something similar, I knew it was for me! Not only did it come packed with cranberry sauce and turkey, it was loaded with the very best part, cream cheese!! It was a triple decker of goodness, they don’t skimp on the meat or flavor! Suprisingly the bread held up and didn’t fall apart on me and I was a happy camper!
Despite the wait, and the tight-quarters, the service was top-notch and the food was excellent for the price. My family and our friends that joined us all left with full stomachs! If you are in Reno you can find another location of Squeeze In with a 3rd coming soon! Locals and travelers to North Tahoe and Reno can join the EggHead Breakfast Club to gain points on every visit towards gift cards as well as a newsletter with bonus info and deals at all Squeeze In Restaurants! Our friends that joined us live in the Reno area, so we’ll definitely be back when we’re in the area and we’ll know to get there early!
We were guests of the Squeeze In and were compensated for our meal for our family of 5. The opinions were our tried-and-true experience and were not influenced by any source.