We found ourselves in Truckee yesterday (hoping to buy some new ski boots). I'd heard good things about Morgan's Lobster Shack, and it turned out to be next door to a ski shop. I've never had a lobster roll, but have wanted to try one for years, so here was my chance.
Morgan's is a cute little place that might have 20 seats in it, tops. I ordered the classic lobster roll (there was also a California lobster roll that included chunks of guacamole), and it came with a pile of ruffle-cut potato chips and a small cup of slaw. My wife ordered a salmon burger, which came with the same slaw, but had thin-cut fries instead of chips. As we were scanning the menu, we noted that they follow the recommendations of the MBAcquarium's Seafood Watch, so we felt good about our choices.
My lobster roll came on a real, New England-style split-top roll. The lobster itself was big and chunky - no scrimping here! The roll was a little on the small side, but since having the lobsters shipped from Maine several times a week means they're not making much coin from the $18 price, it was probably fair. Still, I doubt I'd order it again.
The patty on the salmon burger looked to be made in-house and was nearly half an inch thick, and the burger came with a couple of thick slices of bacon on it, too. There's really only one way to describe the salmon burger: yummy. I would happily order it again.
I don't find myself in Truckee more than once a year or even less often, but on my next trip, there's a pretty good chance I'll stop at Morgan's. It's easy to pay a lot of money for not very good food in ski country. At Morgan's, you can pay about the going rate, but get some outstanding grub.