Truckee is booming, and there has never been more shopping and dining in old historic Truckee than there is today. Here are some of our picks for restaurants in the area.
OB's Pub and Restaurant
Located in historic downtown truckee, OBs pub offers happy hour on weekdays, nightly specials, and a children's menu. American food - open for lunch and dinner.
10046 Donner Pass Road
Dining on a higher level - the Dragonfly is located upstairs in a building on commercial row. The comfortable restaurant serves an eclectic menu with Pan Asian influence. Selections change frequently, but may include Asian Style Cioppino, Spring Rolls, Thai Style Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps. Open for lunch and dinner (closed late afternoons). International wine list. Our pick: Thai Noodle Bowl for lunch.
Downtown Historic Truckee, 10118 Donner Pass Rd
The Lodge Restaurant
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner Association's golf course is a comfortable place to relax while enjoying a cocktail or meal. The pub invites you to unwind with a glass of wine or beer and a selection from the bar menu. The restaurant is built to enhance the season, with the Aspen Room, featuring a roaring fireplace and floor to ceiling windows, overlooking snow fields in the winter and the golf course in the summer. The menu specializes in American Cuisine, including Hawaiian Ahi Poke, Roasted Sonoma Duck, and Free Range Chicken. Our pick: Sliders!
12850 Northwoods Blvd. Truckee, CA
Located in the historic Truckee Hotel, Moody's is a cool place, alive with nightly jazz and a happening atmosphere. The bar is designed in the fashion of a Speakeasy from the early days, with big comfortable booths to enjoy lunch in. Mark Estee, Executive Chef, has done a fantastic job creating a menu with an interesting selection of game meats and fresh, seasonal entrees that change frequently. Nightly live music performances by jazz trios and local artists keep the place so hip you might think it belongs in San Francisco. Superstar Paul McCartney has even visited a few times and jumped in for a song on the piano. Our lunch pick: Fish & Chips with a white wine.
10007 Bridge Street, Truckee CA
Wild Cherries Coffee House
Another local favorite in Truckee, Wild Cherries has sandwiches, wraps, salads and smoothies in addition to great coffee drinks. They are located on Donner Pass Road west of old town and HW 89.
11429 Donner Pass Rd
Featuring traditional and creative Maki and Nigiri sushi, Java offers all you can eat deals and daily chef's specials. Dinner nightly, with varied lunch availability (call for info). Java is a Truckee sushi favorite.
11357 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee
Italian cucina on Truckee's Commercial Row. Comfortable booths, attractive interior, and authentic Italian food including Bruschetta Olivata, beef and veal dishes, and seafood pasta.
10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee
Wood fired pizza, pasta, and Mediterranean bistro fare.
Next to Bar of America in Truckee's Commercial Row
Ames Deli Mart
Deli in Tahoe Donner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's up the hill from Truckee on Northwoods Blvd. You can usually also buy Sugar Bowl lift tickets there.
12716 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee
Truckee Bagel Company
On Deerfield behind the McDonald's, the Truckee Bagel Company makes homemade bagels and bagel sandwiches. A great stop for an espresso drink and a hummus and sprouts bagel.
11448 Deerfield Dr # 4
Home stylel cooking, espresso drinks, wine and beer are available at the Tahoe Berry, located across from the outlet stores.
12036 Donner Pass Road
Florian's Wine and Specialty Foods
Deli and wine store has deli-style gourmet foods and sandwiches.
11260 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee
In a comfortable alpine atmosphere, the Rainbow Lodge Serves fine California cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Sierra Cocktail Lounge & Bar also has a light menu throughout the day. It's located a short drive on HW 80 west of Truckee.
Off Old HW 40 in Royal Gorge
Bar of America
Bar of America is located in Commercial Row across from Moody's in Truckee. With a full bar, American menu, and frequent live music at night, Bar of America is an apres ski hotspot.
10042 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee
Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar
Cottonwood has a fine dining restaurant and cozy bar on a hill overlooking Truckee. They sometimes have live music during evenings.
Off Brockway Rd, Truckee