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Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

  • 10142 Rue Hilltop Rd. Map It
  • Truckee
  • Eclectic
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Perched above town on the site of North America's first chairlift, this restaurant is an institution. The bar is decked out with old wooden skis, sleds, skates, and photos of Truckee's early days. The ambitious menu includes such dishes as grilled steak, baby-back short ribs with Cajun spices, and butternut-squash enchiladas with Ancho chile mole—plus fresh-baked breads and desserts. But people come here mainly for the atmosphere and hilltop views.

Restaurant Information


10142 Rue Hilltop Rd., off Brockway Rd., ¼ mile south of downtown, Truckee, California, 96161, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch

Published 07/06/2016


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