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Bofa - Bar of America, Truckee, CA

Bar of America

4.6
4.6
784 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 784 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Hot spot

  • 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

784 Reviews
  1. TamiM

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bar of America for their Thanksgiving Dinner and IT WAS INCREDIBLE! Literally we all thought it was the best turkey we had ever eaten before! This may change the way we do Thanksgiving going forward :) Bravo to everyone at Bar of America!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had a dinner for thanksgiving just like to be ask not being judge . our daughter is big but she still young we got charge adult and we don’t want to ask . i feel they should ask thanks that’s all

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want quiet, sit in the back dining room. If you want more energy and liveliness, grab a booth or table on the bar-side!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greater loved our server The food was phenomenal

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  5. Norcal14x

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deanne was wonderful. She's so kind &friendly. Great service

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  6. MicheleH

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, outstanding service, very friendly hostess and lastly a nice and relaxing evening while enjoying the whole experience!

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  7. Funster

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza! The service is outstanding and wonderful location.

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  8. Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place! It was easy to get in with a family of 4 at 6pm on a Friday. They were very accommodating to us having two young children, food came relatively quickly, and cost was appropriate. Food was delicious as well!

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  9. GaryS

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any, our server, was very helpful and attentive. She certainly steered me in the right direction! I lived my turkey Brie sandwich! Always live this restaurant!

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  10. johnk

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just very good tome, food good, service. ( Amy) great

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  11. Pennytable13

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly atmosphere, attentive service and a good menu with just enough variety. It I could give this place 10 stars I would!

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  12. Aloha

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun evening with my family. Prime Rib was awesome. As was my Grey Goose very dry martini with olives stuffed with blue cheese!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening and our server was amazing 👏👏 the prime rib was great 🍷👍

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  14. LVlocaldiner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    After a long hard day, just wanted a nice relaxing dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My husband ordered a Grey goose martini with no vermouth, I ordered their specialty lemon drop. His martini was some cucumber vodka, not what he ordered, and he didn't care for it. Server never checked on the drinks. He ordered filet mignon, I decided to try the margarita yellowtail. His steak was tender, but lacked any flavor. I had never had yellowtail before. What was cooked was tasty, but bulk of it was very rare. I get eating a nice tuna steak on the rare side, but the center was bloody rare, not pink, but bloody. The rice and veggies were ok, but not enough to make a meal being I couldn't eat the fish. Again, server didn't check on us for awhile. I really wanted to try the lemon tart brulee, but instead opted for sea salt Caramel cheesecake as I really wanted the hot white Russian as a nightcap. Well...they didn't have milk for the drink. NO MILK! The cheesecake is misnamed. Don't get this if you are a caramel fan, or expecting a nice caramel taste. The cheesecake had a weird texture, wasn't nice and creamy. It came with a coffee creme and coffee beans. Totally overwhelmed the cheesecake. Didn't taste caramel at all. I like coffee flavor, and if the cheesecake would have been called coffee cheesecake, it would have been fine. Overall, a really poor dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and a crappy end to an already crappy day. Will not patronize them again!

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  15. Crandall

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    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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  16. MaryE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and wonderful food. The waiter did a great job with our order. I especially appreciated that since I asked for a few items not be included in the my salad. The cowboy salad was big and great tasting. Cowboy chili came in a sourdough bowl tasted really good. My husband who enjoys spicy foods. Did find the chili to be on the spicier side even for him. Yet, he ate the whole thing. A friend had the chicken sandwich on brioche roll. They loved it and came with a lot of food too. We appreciated how our server kept our non alcoholic drinks refilled.

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  17. 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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  18. RoyA

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

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

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. JayA

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. CynthiaS

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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  34. 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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  35. DavidR

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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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  36. 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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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

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

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  38. Napavalleyfoodie

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 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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  39. KAK2

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 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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  40. 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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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 784 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 7 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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