Ignore the old saying from Maine that “ya can’t get there from here” when it comes to finding fresh seafood in a mountain town. Get down to West River Street in Truckee and you’ll be there — Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market to be exact. With half of the ownership hailing from Maine, Morgan’s has a direct line to fresh New England lobster and seafood that arrives almost daily. And with San Francisco nearby, Morgan’s stocks fresh seafood from the Pacific as well. If the mere thought of boiled lobster with melted butter or a New England lobster roll makes your mouth water, Morgan’s will not disappoint. But don’t discount Morgan’s California influence on those Northeastern classics. Try the California lobster roll with sriracha and avocado or the lobster grilled cheese sandwich made with locally baked Truckee sourdough. As for the fish, Morgan’s offerings change with the seasonal availability. Look for haddock, Atlantic swordfish, Alaskan halibut, tuna and salmon. Shellfish ranges from clams and scallops to crab and shrimp. You can pick up fish to prepare at home, or you can choose a fish and how it is cooked and seasoned and served (sandwich, wrap or salad) to be enjoyed inside or outside of Morgan's historic downtown building.
10087 W. River Street, Truckee, CA