Bar of America

4.5
472 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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vipAlisonS
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ambience and drinks were great. Most of the foods was lukewarm when it was served to us - not great for wings and ribs. The apple crisp was more of a doughy mush and not much apple or much “crisp”.

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Brandonandvalerie
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Had a great time enjoying our food outside. We had the 6 shooter poppers, cowboy chili and blackened fish tacos. All were delicious and we are happily full. All staff followed Covid guidelines.

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vipJerry
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great, and we felt very comfortable with all the Covid safety precautions. Must try the Jalapeño Poppers - if you haven't and the Pamko Crusted Sea Bass was fantastic.

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Samm
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Definitely not bar food. This place takes fried chicken to the next level. The host told me the secret -- but I won't give it away ;).

Great ribs -- Guinness beer sauce so can't go wrong. Best? Mussels and the sea bass at dinner. Incredible.

Definitely recommend

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, serviceand atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

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vipMaryS
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It would have been great but we were seated next to a table with the NOISIEST people in the world! There was no where else for us to sit or we would have moved. They didn’t leave until mid meal but the decibel level dropped from about 12 to a 3! The food was great , the service was great , but our ears were really hurting by the end of the meal

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kids had the sliders and Mac and cheese. First one is a picky eater and she loved it. The Mac n cheese was well made not your store bought. Wife and I shared the mussels and they were superb! I had the fish and chips and we both had tap beers. Highly recommend and would go back soon if we could.

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TSTravel
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and friendly staff. Great selection of beer and alcoholic beverages. Menu was a bit limited but good selection. All very expensive and portions were on the small side. I got the fish and chips which was really quite tasty, but the actual fish portion was a bit small, so disappointing especially for the price.

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SAbb
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok but overpriced as expected in resort town

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Ginny
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our waitress was great but she needed so much more help to cover the many tables she had. Therefore service was not up to par.
The building itself was old and beautiful woodwork and love the old pictures hanging on the walls.

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kevcizzle
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sawyer was a terrific server & bartender. Excellent handling of COVID protocols.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bar of America is one of our fave Go To spots when we dine out (which is much less frequent in the COVID times.). We always start with Ahi Nachos which sounds the opposite of what it is. Spicy, super fresh ahi tuna on wonton chips. It is delish and the chef always accommodates a sever avocado allergy. Tonight we had the pistachio crusted sea bass which is one of the best fish dishes served in Truckee. They have a wide variety menu to suit just about any taste. Meat, salads, pasta and burgers. But for us it’s all about the fish! Great consistent experience and top notch food! Thank you BoA!

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VirginiaW
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great evening with family and a good end of summer outdoor dining.

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LaneN
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever. Food was awesome. Will be back.

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Maias
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Family

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vipluv2go
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place with a unique menu. Food is consistently good here, as are the cocktails, and the portions are quite large. The interior is nicely arranged and the outside dining is nice, as well. Our go-to place when we are in Truckee.

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vipALISHAP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great outdoor vibe. Food was ok.

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Heather
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was excellent and outdoor ambiance was fantastic. We had a great night at Bar of America.

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vipLinda
Central Coast
52 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service even better! Love the outside seating area on the side of the building.

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JoMa
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our Anniversary and it was beautiful night in Truckee. Loved the outdoor seating.

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BoogieWithStu
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

TOM AND HIS TEAM ALWASY DO A TERRIFIC JOB, AND IN A TEDIOUS ARRANGEMENT DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOL ARE ALWAYS TOPS IN HOSPITALITY.
THEY EVEN COMPED ME A DESSERT FOR MY BIRHTDAY!

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JohnO
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great service, awesome cocktails,,,outside downtown truckee, doesn’t get any better!

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Lynn
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Ahi Nachos. Amazing. My husband had the Cod Fish Special with Risotto which he said was the best he ever had, and he's picky

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JamesL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Somewhat noisy, since we were sitting outside street side.

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JenniferS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a good experience here, we came back a few days later for lunch!

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vipDinner
Sacramento
307 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and cocktails. Great service too! Would recommend heaters for outdoor dining though.

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BethH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service! Can’t wait for our next visit!

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and our server was absolutely delightful, helpful and a very positie person! Thanks Sofie!

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Food! Would definitely go again and again.

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vipWilliamB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food. Similar to Garwoods

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LindaR
Central Texas
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We set outside on beautiful day & enjoyed the experience

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vipBGMia
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Always enjoy stopping here to enjoy lunch on our way to Tahoe. We are disappointed that we did not receive points for this reservation with no explanation as to why they were not granted. Arrived on time..ate there & have a receipt to prove it?
Would like to receive reply to clear this confusion

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vipScottD
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had an early reservation for outdoor seating due to Covid restrictions. We were seated immediately upon arrival, and were surprised to find that they were also seating people indoors.

We ordered the filet mignon (me), the burger (my wife) and a pepperoni pizza (for my daughter). The steak and burger were excellent. The pizza .... not so much. The crust was doughy and the sauce lacked any flavor. Fortunately, she also had fries to fill her up.

The outdoor seating is right on the corner of a busy intersection so it was loud throughout our meal. Our server was friendly and attentive.

Overall, good meal for the grownups, not so much for the child, service was good, and atmosphere was so-so. But I’ll attribute that to Covid and having to adopt new outdoor seating in these tough times.

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Jimk
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outside for lunch was special. (In front).

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vipDollfaceL
Central Coast
161 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely beet salad here for lunch during a busy weekend. The restaurant is doing a great job at making the dining experience as good as possible despite the covid restrictions.

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vipAmzfitz
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alli was fantastic and it was the best dinner we’ve had in Tahoe this summer!

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing...the noise level on the sidewalk wasn’t the best, but under the covid circumstances, we appreciate the effort to remain open! We just laughed at all the angry people that honked and don’t understand the 3-way stop!

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KarenB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and waffles on their weekend breakfast menu was outstanding! They are very considerate and taking precautions seriously. Great experience!

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vipLinda
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had fish and chips and it was excellent. My husband had a philly cheesteak sandwich which came upside down, hardly any cheese. He never leaves a bite. He left half. Didn’t even take it home, Very unusual for this restaurant.

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vipr4dance
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nick was awesome. Great food and great experience, Yet again. We come here every time we go to Truckee

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 472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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