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Bofa - Bar of America, Truckee, CA

Bar of America

4.5
4.5
769 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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

What 769 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

769 Reviews
  1. Crandall

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was bland and expensive. It's bad that the best thing at our table was an egg sandwich that cost $21!

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  2. ChrisA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    A lot has changed over 30 years. The Bar of America was lively and had a positive vibe. The service was extraordinary. Food was average. Most disappointing was the $39.00 BBQ Chicken. It was dry, like eating sawdust. Surprisingly disappointing. The restaurant had a raw fish appetizer that ate as an entree and it was delicious. Spicy and fresh. Yummy. It ended up being a very expensive evening, atmosphere engaging, the food overall too costly for the value.

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  3. RoyA

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everyone really enjoyed their dinner; good selection of dining options; service was OK on a very busy night. Noise from nearby train was sometimes annoying.

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  4. MarkW

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Fantastic and Fun service. Fantastic Location!

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  5. sjkai1

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    My prior experiences here were outstanding for food and service. This time, our server ruined it from start to finish. He treated us like we were at a diner, rushing every part of the process when I just wanted to enjoy a casual dinner with my family.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met my son and his girlfriend here for a nice dinner on the patio. Food, drinks and service was wonderful!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really nice dining experience. The night we went, there was a live concert playing which was awesome! The food was delicious and fairly priced. Drinks were strong (a plus for us!). Take note that using OpenTable to mention a birthday, might go unnoticed. No biggie! Loved our visit and look forward to dining here again!

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  8. JulieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food was amazing and just beautiful to look at. Staff was very friendly

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  9. KrisS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It got extremely busy and our waiter was very good. Food was great . Just got loud towards the end of our dinner.

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  10. braker

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Excellent Service! From the moment we met Whitney, the hostess, to being taken care of by Charley at the bar then Brennan at the table, we had a wonderful time. A wonderful atmosphere for good company and amazing food. Truckee is a best kept secret so I almost don't want to hit send. :-)

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Quality food for a decent price..

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  12. FoodieMusiclover

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Go across the street to Moodys. Food and music at Moodys is 5 star

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  13. Food4Us

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I often give a 5 Star rating. This time I was disappointed in the food. Specifically I had the Chicken and Waffles. The Chicken was on the thin side and not meaty. Usually it is great. The Waffles were the big disappointment. The are listed as "bacon stuffed buttermilk waffles". Zero bacon taste; zero bacon. When I mentioned it to the wait staff they went and checked with the kitchen. I was told they could bring me a side of bacon. That's not what I wanted; I wanted good bacon waffles. No meal comp, just a "okay".

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  14. WendiT

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious dinner. The yellowtail was a delicious combination of savory and tangy, with sweet cherry tomatoes. Friend had the basil risotto as a side to her crispy chicken sandwich, and the St. Louis ribs and Margarita pizza were a hit. Service was excellent, and they took care to check for dietary restrictions.

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  15. JayA

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for dinner. Prime rib was some of the best I’ve had. Good variety on the menu. Different offerings for lunch and dinner- sounds weird, but it makes sense when you look at the menu offerings. Good cocktail and beer offerings as well.

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  16. dude

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a complaint but service was a bit slow. I get it....it's hard to get enough help. The server was great though and we really enjoyed dinner.

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  17. Scori

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good quality steaks, done to perfection and nice sized. Filets were large and delicious, ribeye was superb!

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  18. CynthiaS

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service from the hostess to the server and assistant servers were all very attention. Good was very tasty. We had the quinoa and the orzo with grilled veggies plus salmon. It was a nice and lovely experience.

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  19. Lulu

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    I made a reservation two weeks ahead of time and sure wish the table we were placed at wasn’t right by the entrance to the kitchen. Also, we were celebrating a birthday and there was no mention of it. The pizza crust was tasteless and lacked sauce and had too much cheese. The steak salad was delicious as was the Rice Crispy Chicken sandwich. We think your hamburger is always good and will order that if we return. Don’t ask if we are celebrating something and then ignore it.

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  20. DavidR

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a really fun evening. Great service and good food - and the manager helping us get a table even when we had extra people in our party. The atmosphere with live music was great. The Chilean sea bass and the Mahi Mahi are my two go to’s.

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  21. Gwyatt

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great burger and fries! Fun place to go in downtown Truckee if you want to feel the vibe of an cool old saloon turned into a vibrant restaurant. Get the truffle fries!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great but very noisy inside or outside.

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  23. Napavalleyfoodie

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our group enjoyed lunch. Salads and burgers were delicious, and our server was very helpful and welcoming. A fun place in Truckee that is on the main drag, so fun shopping after lunch.

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  24. KAK2

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    High priced, disappointing food. Pasta primavera had few vegetables and little flavor. Hardly ever look for the salt but did last night. Smoked beef rib was fatty and disappointing too. On a Wednesday night, crowded and noisy. Don’t know how it got it’s high rating.

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  25. BermudaCool

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dane our waiter was great! Excellent! Food and service!!

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  26. HerbH

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food and drink are very good. Noise level is quite high, the ambience in back is not the greatest, and the seating isn't very comfortable. But I would go back for the food.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service were top notch. Beautiful day in Truckee

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  28. NeilH

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great place in a great town. The team, are a pleasure. Thank you.

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  29. KimberlyH

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome server, great food. Prices are high, but everything is more expensive now..🤪

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  30. rm7720

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My rib eye was terrible. It was all connective tissue and fat. It was probably 25% meat. I had to send it back then. The prime rubitate bought me in replace of it was a little bit better but it was far from very good prime rib

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  31. Food4Us

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service. The noise is so loud in the side room it's hard to hold a conversation. That room needs sound damping. Try to sit in the room with the bar.

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  32. JNCh

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very well prepared food. BBQ chicken was outstanding. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and really went the extra mile to provide good service. We ate outside, but the indoor dining room and bar seemed like a great place to hang out. A definite dining destination in Truckee.

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  33. GerryD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The seating along the far wall (booth-style with chairs on one side was close to each other making it a tight fit when chair were set at each end for a party of eight. The waitress was attentive and the bussers were very nice/friendly. The sea bass was phenomenal as was the seafood pasta. The ahi poke nachos were unbelievable as well.

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  34. Bobcat

    Los Angeles

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ramone was a great service & recommended very tasty food. Food was delicious!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and yummy drinks and apps…definitely a great spot after a long day on the water. Cheers!

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  36. JMudge

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    great location. the fish and chips were just ok. They were overcooked and probably would have been better if they were less well done. The drinks were delicious and service was excellent.

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  37. SandyT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best jalapeños poppers! Great sliders and homemade salt n vinegar chips with dip. Definitely recommend. Make a reservation online with opentable

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  38. KathiP

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Well done for a busy holiday weekend! Food and Drink were delicious!

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  39. Ginacamino

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Made reservations but was seated inside in very loud room. For $50 entrees it would have been nice to sit in a decent spot. Waiter was great. Food pretty good.

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  40. SFJim

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & drink - try the specialty cocktail! Beautiful surroundings in Truckee.

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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 769 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar of America

10040 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161

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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