Austin’s — Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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Austin’s is right across the road from Hyatt High Sierra Hotel.  Austin’s has one of the best french fries in Lake Tahoe.  They have a batter for the fries and the taste is really good.  Along with the fries, they have a jalapeño dipping sauce that is amazing.  They are not really famous for a main dish, but they are really known for their appetizers like the fries and fried green tomatoes.  My meal that I got was cubed steak.  It was really good and tasted homemade.  The food is warm and yummy.  The cubed steak had a homemade gravy on it.   The meal that I had was served with mashed potatoes, and we got french fries on the side.  Everything is served with cornbread.  The cornbread is super – with a sweet honey taste.  The view is okay; it is of trees and of the road.  Austin’s is near the lake, but is not right on it.  Austin’s has really good food at a really good prices, and the food is like a home cooked meal.  I recommend going to it if you are in the area and you can get there easily.  It is great for the whole family.

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Austin’s is right across the road from the Hyatt hotel in Lake Tahoe. The best thing to get there are their french fries.  They have a really good batter on them that makes them taste really good. The aren’t really famous for any main dishes, but they do have really good chicken tenders.  It is the same batter as on the french fries.  You can pick a side dish.  They have everything between fries to green beans.  The fries also come with a jalapeno dip that is not too spicy but very good. It is normally not packed so you don’t have to make reservations. It is small and only seats a few people.  It is not a fancy restaurant and you won’t need to dress up to go there.  That is one place that is good to eat at in Lake Tahoe.

Waffle House

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The Waffle Houses are known for good breakfest food that is quick and easy to eat.  The Waffle house is known for their waffles.  They make their batter homeade at the restrant.  There are many waffle houses across the us and all of them are good.  Every time we go to the Waffle House, I always get the same thing the All-Star Breakfast.  It come with the choices of eggs, a pick between sausage, bacon, and ham,  you also get to pick if you want grits or hash browns, and last, but not least, you get one big waffle.  It only cost $7.99.  But, they also sell dinner and lunch stuff to eat too.  They are also known for their chili.  They make it homeade and put a lot of cheese on top.  To finish it off the put a dab of cream cheese on top.   If you are in an area that has a Waffle House, it doesn’t matter what time of day it is – you should go.  Waffle House is a 24 hr. business.  So I recommend going at any time of day

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The Waffle House is a fast food breakfast restaurant. They are open 24hours a day. The best thing to get is the All-Star breakfast. They serve lunch and dinner, but are mostly known for their breakfasts which are served all day.  The All-Star breakfast is  a meal with eggs – your choice scrambled or sunny side up, you can get toast or a biscuit, hash browns or grits, sausage, ham or bacon, and a waffle or biscuits and gravy. I always order the sausage.  It has a lot of flavor and is juicy.  Everything is made to order, so it is always hot and fresh.  They use lots of real butter on their griddle.  So, even though it is fattening it is tastey.  Inside they have a bar-like counter top, a bunch of booths, and some tables.  The one thing they are known for is their waffles.  The waffles have a crispy outside and a soft inside.  My brother and sister and I always sit at the counter-top.  We like to watch the cooks make the meals.  It is cool to see how they cook everything on the griddle.  They have to work fast to get everything made.  That is the reason we love to go to the Waffle House.

 

Barnett – 7

The Waffle House is good.  You should go there.  They make waffles that say “Waffle House” in the middle of them.  They are good to eat because they taste like a pancake batter cooked on a griddle.  I ordered the All-Star breakfast.  It comes with practically everything you would ever want for breakfast.  It came with eggs.  I ordered sunny side up.  They are also dippy eggs, but I don’t dip my toast in them.  I also had hashbrowns.  They are good.  My brother likes to put mustard on his, I only put salt on mine.  Two sausage patties come with the breakfast.  They are good because they are tender and good.  They are not spicy.  Finally, I got two pieces of toast.  I put strawberry jelly on my toast and eat it.  It is a really good place to eat.  It is my mom’s favorite and my favorite breakfast restaurant.

Ahwahnee Buffet — Yosemite National Park

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The Ahwahnee Buffet is located in a lodge/hotel in the Yosemite.  The hotel is almost 100 years old and is still working.  The buffet that we went to was for fathers day.  The buffet was during brunch.  They had many diffrent foods to eat like fish and shrimp to omletes and cresonts.  The buffet has two stations where you get to make and pick the type of food you want.  One of the station is and omlete station where you get to pick the type of omlet you want.  The othere station is where you get to pick the type of meat you want and the cut it fresh right there.  The buffet is expensive with prices that are fifty dollars for adults and twenty five for kids.  but the buffet is worth the price.  So if you don’t mind paying then you should really try to go.

 

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The Ahwahnee Buffet is in a lodge/hotel that is almost 100 years old and is still in business. When you get to Yosemite it is located in the valley. You want to make sure that you make reservations becuase the place will get very packed.  You will also have bring your money because it is almost 40 dollars a person for the Sunday buffet. The food there though is definitely worth the money. They have a omelet station that you can pick from toppings to put in your omelet. When you go, you want the brunch meal not just breakfast.  At the brunch there is more than just breakfast you can get shrimp and a lot more lunch stuff.  Plus if you want breakfast stuff, then you can get that too. Those are the reasons we went to the Ahwahnee Buffet.

 

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The Ahwahnee Lodge is in Yosemite National Park.  We did not stay there.  We just ate breakfast there.  The Lodge is beautiful.  It has a ton of fireplaces and is really old.  They served hot chocolate and coffee in the lobby – near the restroom.  I went to the bathroom twice just to get more hot chocolate.  They had a big ice sculpture at the buffet.  First in the buffet, you could make an omelet with all of your favorite foods.  Then, there was a butcher.  He would cut off meat for you to eat.  I did not like the roast beef, but the ham was really good.  Then there were fresh foods, veggies, shrimp, oysters, probably everything you could ever ask for.  It was all good.  Biscuits, gravy, and eggs were on another table.  Cereal and desserts were on other tables.  The service was good, we had a nice waitress.  You should try to eat there.

Fireplace

The Buffet

The Ahwahnee Dining Room

The Cut Throat Saloon — Incline Village, Nevada

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The Cut Throat Saloon is in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Nevada.  It is right next door to the casino.  They have appetizers / soups / salads / entrees / sandwiches / and pizzas.  There appetizers include Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with asparagus, sautéed mushrooms, served on roasted tomato coulis; Tahoe Spuds with Cajun chicken and bacon, topped with cheddar and pepper jack cheese, served with sour cream; Loaded Sierra Nachos; or Roasted Crab and Spinach Dip with Flatbread.  Their soups / salads include Western Chili, Grilled Chicken Caesar or Saloon Salad, with crisp greens, black forest ham, smoked turkey, bacon, eggs, cheddar, provolone, Swiss cheese, tomato-cucumber relish.  Entrees / sandwiches  including Prime Rib Sandwich, Fish and Chips, Grilled Chicken Panini with boursin cheese, caramelized onions on ciabatta bread, Steak and Fries or Barbecue Grilled Salmon.  Their pizzas are the Caprese Pizza, Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Three-topping Cheese Pizza.  Their prices range from $7.00-$30.00.  They are famous for their dollar bill walls and ceiling.  People come and pin-up a dollar bill on the wall and when the walls are packed they take the dollars down and give the dollars to charity.  The Cut Throat Saloon is one of my favorite places to eat at lake Tahoe.  I recommend going and eating and also putting up a dollar bill on the wall.

 

Hadley – 10

The Cut Throat Saloon is a restaurant inside the Hyatt Casino.  It is open to the public, and it allows kids too. When they have the blackjack tournament the appetizers are on sale for half price – which is every Wednesday.  We did not eat a full meal there, but we got appetizers.  The things we got were the nachos, the pizza, and potato slices.  First, my favorite – the nachos –  they had jalapeno, cheese, pulled pork, and chips which was really good.  My second favorite was the potato slices.  They had chesse and bacon.  The pizza was my least favorite because the pizza had no flavor other than the pepperoni, so I would not get it again.  That is what I thought of the Cut Throat Saloon.

 

 

Boudin’s Bakery — San Francisco, California

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Boudin’s Bakery is known for their making of sourdough bread.  They’re near dock 39 of San Fransisco. It is a two-story building with the restaurant on top and an “On The Go” restaurant on the bottom.  They also have a coffee shop on the first floor area.  They’re known for making sourdough bread.  If you’re waiting for your reservation you can go through their museum and see how the restaurant was started.  As you go through the museum, you can see the factory they have right next door to the restaurant.  The factory is connected to the bottom resturant and the coffee shop.   An other thing they’re known for is their clam chowder bowls  made of sourdough.  They cut the top off of the original sourdough ball.  Then they fill it up with fresh clam chowder that they make there. Their food there is great and it is at a reasonably good price.  I recommend that if you’re in San Fransisco that you should try to make it to the restaurant.

Barnett — 7

Boudin’s is a bakery, a museum, and a restaurant.  The bakery is where they make their bread for all of the food in the restaurant.  They can even bake the bread into animal shapes — turtles, bears, and even an alligator.  Some of the animal shapes are very big.  On the second floor is a museum.  You can look from the museum into them making the bread.  You can try a free slice of bread in the museum, and you will love it!  I learned that sourdough bread has a momma dough.  It is the secret ingredient to their bread.  The restaurant has many things to order but we got we got a clam chowder bread bowl.  It is a loaf of bread shaped like a bowl with soup in it.  It was good, and I ate all of mine.  I like it and you would too.

Famous bread bowl with clam chowder

Looking down into the bakery

Restaurant reception desk