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Bofa - Bar of America, Truckee, CA

Bar of America

4.6
4.6
624 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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Booked 26 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 624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for Groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Hot Spot

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for Groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Outdoor Dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Dhill100

    Tahoe

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. A little pricey but not bad

  2. CK

    CarolynK

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!

  3. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun mother and daughter brunch!

  10. 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!!

  11. SB

    StacyB

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. PB

    PeggyB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun time with good friends who are regulars there. Our waitress seemed to know them well and was delightful!

  17. d

    debatthebeach

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Be sure to ask for a lunch menu too at dinner...a few more options and they serve lunch items for dinner. Had a great house salad too but the real winner was the ahi tuna nachos!

  18. ET

    ErynT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waitress was attentive and accommodating. The food was spectacular. I ad the ahi nachos and sliders. The sliders were amazing. Their friendly are my favorite too - I love those really crispy-on-thr-outside fries. They other members in the party had the shroom pizza and the big bird sanwidge as well as the brownie Sunday- all amazing. I come here whenever I possibly can, amd cant wait to come back. Thank you for an amazing mothers day dinner.

  19. SM

    SusanaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Flavors and selections were great. I asked for sugar free and they included candied pecans in the salad

  20. G

    Great

    Sacramento

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience5

    Lackluster food served cold

  21. L

    Lyle

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service with a smile Fun creative food

  22. C

    Cristina

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for cocktails and dinner. We had the prime rib and sea bass - both were out of this world!

  23. LK

    LindsayK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the place so much for brunch we went back for dinner! Very large portions, so be prepared! But the food was great! The best place we ate at in Truckee during our stay!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dane was GREAT!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the brunch! Amazing food and service.

  26. JC

    JohnC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific weekday lunch on the patio. Staff and food are terrific. The view is not bad either.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic meal, sea bass was excellent

  28. RG

    RenoGastroMan

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and their service was top notch! We recommend going there for dinner!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food. Server was attentive. Bar vibe, cool building. A little loud.

  30. T

    Teresa

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Food And Great Service we would like to come and dine again when we’re in town

  31. PC

    PCM627

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4

    Our server was great. Prices are way too high, even in Truckee's newly inflated environment. $22 for a beet salad? $19 for an ok Pinot Noir? A loud group of guys were seated near us. A much larger (15) group of very LOUD guys made it difficult to maintain a dinner conversation. If you are looking for good pizza and a good beer, Bar of America is a good fit. For anything else, there are many better options. Been going here since they opened 23 years ago. Used to be a great bar with great music. Over time tables replaced nar seats and prices have skyrocketed. Not many locals anymore, just noveau tech rich from the Bay Area. Sad to see the change. If prices were 25% lower, I could still recommend.

  32. LL

    LiaLK

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We had a great time and very good food. Prices just seems over the top for the environment. I suppose that’s Truckee these days, but kind of a shocker!

  33. MH

    MargoH

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service, great menu selections. I only give one 4 star because the restaurant is a bit loud. Highly recommend overall.

  34. D

    Disappointed

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Crazy expensive "bar food", plus an extremely small beer menu left my guests and me regretting our decision to go there.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice. Our waitress was patient & kind. The bartender was friendly

  36. MM

    MelissaM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and perfect for a ski weekend! Yummy tacos & poke!

  37. AL

    AllenL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Pizza came cold. Cesar salad was stale. I asked for my cocktail with “ little” ice… came full of ice Ambiance was nice . Waitress very friendly

  38. JH

    JanaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Caitlin made our night so special.

  39. p

    psla

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food great service

  40. OT

    OTDR

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chicken & waffles and the French toast were fantastic! Service was great too!

FAQs

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

Bar of America is rated 4.6 stars by 624 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 26 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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