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Mapped: The 9 Best Diners in Ski Country

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On powder mornings, you wake up early, call the snow report, bring the coffee to go, maybe grab some breakfast on the way, and make sure you're on the lift before anything is tracked out. This map is for the other days. Sometimes, a good, old-fashioned, take-your-time diner breakfast is just what's needed. No questions asked about why. To make sure Curbed Ski readers had a resource for where to find the best fare, we present the 9 best diners in ski country.


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Jax at the Tracks

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Once something has been featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" it's no longer a well-kept secret, but Jax at the Tracks is a Truckee landmark that no one should skip.

Hickory House Ribs

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The ribs are touted as the best in Colorado, but what if you added eggs to that meal. Now you're talking. Hickory House serves up classic diner favorites that are just as good as its award-winning barbecue.

The Cafe at the Inn on the Gallatin

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The name, The Cafe at the Inn on the Gallatin, is almost as much of a mouthful as all the classic breakfast options on the menu. Whether it's the signature eggs bene or a Denver omelet in Big Sky, you'll walk away satisfied.

Nora's Fish Creek Inn

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How often is it that your diner breakfast crosses paths with a James Beard award? Well, take it all in at Nora's in Wilson, near Jackson.

Johnny B Good's

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It doesn't get much more classic diner than this. Get there early to take advantage of what might be one of the best specials in ski country.

Road Island Diner

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It's a bit of a drive from Park City, but Road Island Diner overflows with classic diner nostalgia. Any aficionado of diner breakfast should make a special stop.

Jake's Diner

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This truck stop turned diner has a long history in Bend, and even though it's been through multiple owners now, it's still going strong.

McCarthy's Restaurant

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McCarthy's is a traditional breakfast if not strictly diner-style, but it still has enough ardent fans to win a spot on this list.

Penny's Diner

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This Penny's Diner will have to stand in for all the other Penny's Diners that are attached to Oak Tree Inns across the country, of which more than you would assume are generally contiguous to ski country writ large.

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Jax at the Tracks

Once something has been featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" it's no longer a well-kept secret, but Jax at the Tracks is a Truckee landmark that no one should skip.

Hickory House Ribs

The ribs are touted as the best in Colorado, but what if you added eggs to that meal. Now you're talking. Hickory House serves up classic diner favorites that are just as good as its award-winning barbecue.

The Cafe at the Inn on the Gallatin

The name, The Cafe at the Inn on the Gallatin, is almost as much of a mouthful as all the classic breakfast options on the menu. Whether it's the signature eggs bene or a Denver omelet in Big Sky, you'll walk away satisfied.

Nora's Fish Creek Inn

How often is it that your diner breakfast crosses paths with a James Beard award? Well, take it all in at Nora's in Wilson, near Jackson.

Johnny B Good's

It doesn't get much more classic diner than this. Get there early to take advantage of what might be one of the best specials in ski country.

Road Island Diner

It's a bit of a drive from Park City, but Road Island Diner overflows with classic diner nostalgia. Any aficionado of diner breakfast should make a special stop.

Jake's Diner

This truck stop turned diner has a long history in Bend, and even though it's been through multiple owners now, it's still going strong.

McCarthy's Restaurant

McCarthy's is a traditional breakfast if not strictly diner-style, but it still has enough ardent fans to win a spot on this list.

Penny's Diner

This Penny's Diner will have to stand in for all the other Penny's Diners that are attached to Oak Tree Inns across the country, of which more than you would assume are generally contiguous to ski country writ large.