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Bofa - Bar of America, Truckee, CA

Bar of America

4.5
4.5
649 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
This comfortable Bar and Restaurant in Historic Downtown Truckee welcomes diners with its warm interior and friendly efficient service. The All American menu has a wide range of classic and modern favorites, from sandwiches to steaks and seafood all distinctively paired with an award winning wine list satisfying a broad taste palate at reasonable prices.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:30 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 587-2626

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Duin

  • Private party facilities

    The dining room can host parties up to 40 guests. From a paired down selection off our regular menu to a custom made menu for your party with wine pairings, the opportunities are endless. Minimums do apply to reserve the room. Call for a packet and pricing.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Norman: (530) 587-2626

  • Neighborhood

    Truckee

  • Cross street

    Bridge St.

  • Parking details

    Downtown offers ample metered parking during the day and after 6:00pm all parking is complimentary.

  • Public transit

    All public transit for the area stops right across the street from the restaurant, including greyhound and Amtrak.

  • Entertainment

    Known for supporting the areas best local talent, the bar hosts small intimate tunes to all out ragers with dancing til the early hours. Almost nightly you can find something happening inside the historic building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 649 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for Brunch

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for Groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for Lunch

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for Groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Donb

    Hawaii

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I had the Seabass it was very disappointing the rice risotto whatever it was underneath it was like mush the fish was dry somebody else had fish my Caesar salad had leaf senate that were brown price was very expensive for poor meal Server was good though
  2. NF

    NancyF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We had the rib eye steak and it was not worth it. There was so much fat, it was tough and no taste. We also go out jalapeño popper after the dinner was served. There weren’t that many people in there. Very disappointed.
  3. B

    Bobm

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Particularly the Sea Bass Your server Cam was excellent. Knowledgeable about celiac and attentive to the details.
  4. LL

    LiaLK

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good is really good, service is mixed! It really depends who’s paying attention:)
  5. t

    tammyw

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Last night was very noise The flys were out of control
  6. N

    Newplaces

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and better service (Nate)!
  7. JF

    JulieF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great server - Dane - not so great mgmt dealing w our overcooked steak, bill not calculated correctly, etc.
  8. HG

    HeidiG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bar of America. It is our go to restaurant in Truckee. Definite crowd pleaser.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Special attention to birthday person.
  10. JH

    JennaH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    good service, lackluster food, decent ambiance, and overpriced.
  11. T

    Tagrove

    Tahoe

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food here is consistently good, and our server, Kaitlin, was attentive and always came to the table with a smile, despite the lunchtime crowds. We were outside and every table had an umbrella providing a delightful dining experience notwithstanding the temperature. We have been eating here for years and will be back a few more times this summer.
  12. DS

    DSand

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    In all my years eating out. Friday evening was just about as loud as I've ever experienced. It was difficult giving a good review because of the noise it was THRU the roof.
  13. SS

    SuzanneS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The noise level in the small enclosed side room was unbearably loud. The restaurant was full, and the service was slow. I wuld advise sitting in the main room, or outdoors on the patio.
  14. WP

    WilliamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar of America is great and the menu has something for everyone.
  15. UP

    UkiahPat

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The manager (who was also our server) was awesome. Love the “stash”. Suggestion: put carmelized onions on your Philly cheese steak! Otherwise, food was awesome!!! Will return for sure! Fish and chips are a must!
  16. RJ

    RickJ

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good overall experience, our server Ashley was one of the best we have ever had highly recommend bar of America and ask for Ashley!
  17. R

    Ricky

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service. At outdoors and it was a great experience.
  18. DP

    DeborahP

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a really fun experience. We go for lunch at least 1 time when we come up to Lake Tahoe. Great service, fun menu, good bar if you’re drinking and terrific music. Enjoy!!
  19. c

    creekdwlr

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food & great time!
  20. j

    jimj

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent server,great location and good food 👍🏻
  21. c

    cool

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Cheerful atmosphere, good service, well organized staff.
  22. PM

    PamMc

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ashley our server was friendly, professional and efficient. Nice wine selection. Overall everyone enjoyed their meals. My filet was a little grisly but cooked to my liking. Sides were warm but not hot! Live the square bread. Favorite desert the apple cobbler although kids enjoyed the s’mores.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dane our server was beyond excellent. Made for a great experience with great food. Thx Dane
  24. GA

    GARYG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lots of options including bar items. Excellent service.
  25. K

    Kimmie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I used to love this place but the poppers have been diminished and I could hardly find the fish in the fish tacos - oh and the prices were at least 50% higher. Poppers used to be $3 each, now $5. I won’t be going back.
  26. D

    Dhill100

    Tahoe

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. A little pricey but not bad
  27. CK

    CarolynK

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great food - fun ambience, although we were seated in front of the door to the kitchen (which was not as great). Overall, perfect for our needs!
  28. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great community bar/restaurant with a combination of burgers and high end meals. My old fashioned was excellent. The bbq burger and chicken sandwich great as well.
  29. DC

    DianaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was generous. Wait service person was very personable even while serving large parties. We sat outside as we requested in our reservation. Left with good feelings overall.
  30. NC

    NevadaCity

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has always been a great place to go, even during COVID!! The food is delicious; the service great; the people are friendly, and a great location. I really enjoy coming here.
  31. M

    Mtnmama12

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    One of the most popular eateries in Truckee; wonderful bar area. Great people watching, sun, rain or snow.
  32. e

    elitak

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The service and ambiance was great but the quality of the food needs improvement. 11$ for a taco that taste so-so is ridiculous. The burger was ok.
  33. BF

    BarbaraF

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met my daughter and grandson for lunch. They live to the west and I live to the east. So bar of America is the perfect place to meet.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun mother and daughter brunch!
  35. s

    socitysandie

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drive three hours for their jalapeño poppers! Great food and great drinks! Service is awesome! Always feels like coming home!!! Don’t miss it!!
  36. SB

    StacyB

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, the food is always very good, however I have to mention the lemon tart was un edible. It wasn’t just a sour issue we all tried it and it had a very off putting taste.
  37. M

    Mich

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    We were a party of 2 seated in a room with 2 large parties. We couldn’t even talk across the table. The shrimp skewer was so dry you had to gnaw the shrimp off the skewer! The wine was definitely the highlight!
  38. K

    Kathleenw

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Way too noisy in doing room. Otherwise, fabulous Xxxxx cc. Xxxxx cxxxx.
  39. B

    Billy

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Bar of America. We celebrate my birthday there every year, and it is a wonderful experience. I always order the fish and chips, which are some of the best I've ever had. The same can be said for their lemon drop cocktails, including their blueberry-infused lemon drops. The service is always friendly and efficient, and the ambience is very pleasant.
  40. K

    Kathy

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our server was distracted with socializing/flirting with his coworkers. This meant inattentive and slow service. Food was fine has been better on prior visits.

FAQs

Bar of America offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 587-2626.

Bar of America is rated 4.5 stars by 649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Bar of America

10040 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96160

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bridge St.

  • Neighborhood

    Truckee

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:30 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Downtown offers ample metered parking during the day and after 6:00pm all parking is complimentary.

  • Public transit

    All public transit for the area stops right across the street from the restaurant, including greyhound and Amtrak.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Duin

  • Entertainment

    Known for supporting the areas best local talent, the bar hosts small intimate tunes to all out ragers with dancing til the early hours. Almost nightly you can find something happening inside the historic building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 587-2626

  • Private party facilities

    The dining room can host parties up to 40 guests. From a paired down selection off our regular menu to a custom made menu for your party with wine pairings, the opportunities are endless. Minimums do apply to reserve the room. Call for a packet and pricing.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Norman: (530) 587-2626

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