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Bar of America
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Ranked #8 of 120 Restaurants in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Formerly the Bank of America building, this historic restaurant in downtown Truckee, California opened its doors as Bar of America in 1974 and has been operated under two ownerships until 2012. The casual, fun atmosphere of the bar has long provided a perfect alternative and compliment to the fine dining experience available in the adjacent restaurant. In March of 2012, Bar of America joined the Gar Woods Grill & Pier, Riva Grill, and Caliente Southwest South family of restaurants. For more than four decades the Bar of America has been a mainstay for Truckee nightlife. Synonymous with great live music, good food and plenty of free-flowing libations, the Bar of America has provided a happy hour hangout and weekend watering hole for locals and visitors alike.
Reviewed September 28, 2013

I've just been at the american bar while having a tour around Lake Tahoe.
It is a nice place with the atmosphere of an historical place.
I got the local version of a cobb salad and must admit it was really good.
Wine is god as well, but overall a bit pricy

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Thank anfienga
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Waited 10 minutes for the waiter in the near empty restaurant, ordered a beer which only came after I asked the hostess to find my waiter. The waiter offered a smart/inappropriate comment for the additional 10 minutes to get the beer. The guest at a nearby table finally got up and went to the bar to pick up his order. There was a bartender and only 3 customers at the bar, so the bar was not causing the delay . The $18 burger was mediocre at best.

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Thank Joe H
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

When you glance inside the Bar of America, on the corner of the main drag in Truckee, you think it's just another saloon with big TV's on the wall and locals swapping stories at the bar. However, they serve some surprisingly very delicious, well-prepared food in huge, Western style portions. Everyone in our multi-generational family group really relished what we were served - the kids loved the pizza, the teenagers and health food savored the salads, and the seniors and adults who thought they had a big appetite could only finish half of the lemon-rosemary chicken that was succulent and moist and cooked to perfection. We're going back on our next trip up to the Donner-Tahoe area.

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Thank art l
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Huge drinks, huger dinner portions do not necessarily add up to a quality dining experience. This is a "happening spot" for bar hopping sports lovers. But the food is only average quality (and I am being generous here) and not worth the prices charged compared to other dining options in Truckee.

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Thank martin66
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We drove up to Truckee on a Saturday early evening. This place was buzzing and we had a 20 minute wait - not really a problem as there are lots of interesting stores to pop in to nearby. The menu is upscale American cuisine. Our server was super professional - very friendly, efficient, attentive etc. We are not meat-eaters, so although the menu was limited for us, there is plenty to tempt most people. We did have excellent gourmet-style pizza's and the best Caesar salad I have ever tasted! We left before the live music had started unfortunately - so I can't comment on that. The bar menu is good - lots of interesting cocktails. There is also a kids menu.

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Thank OCfamilyof5
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