Restaurants in Truckee

Best Restaurants

Great gold 11025 Pioneer Trail, Truckee Italian • $$$
11025 Pioneer Trail, Truckee

“Came in on Friday and again on Saturday!!!Food is amazing, loved the Branzino, pizzas spectacular and best of all is service!I’m from SD, but definitely marking this spot as my favorite anytime I’m in Truckee!Fantastic Après Ski!!!”

4.4 Superb92 Reviews
Tangerine French Bistro 10412 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee French • $$$
10412 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

“Food was very good and the service was great. The music was a bit of a miss for a French bistro spot (Chili Peppers) but was ok once they turned it down. ~$100/ person with a shared appetizer. Worth a visit.”

4.5 Superb37 Reviews
Craft and Logic Taproom 10192 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee Beer Bar • $$
10192 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

“Stopped by and enjoyed a ginger agave cider and hard kambucha with the most delicious pretzels and beer fondue.... the owner, Austin is the nicest man, the place is awesome ,great music is played and we will return for sure. While in Truckee you have to go there !!”

4.6 Superb67 Reviews
Fuddhism 11357 Deerfield Dr Unit C, Truckee Modern European • $$
11357 Deerfield Dr Unit C, Truckee

“Oh my gosh. This was some of the best food I have ever had. My parents went on a day out, and when they came back, this was the place they could not stop talking about. At that point, I had to try it for myself. The positive vibes and delicious food just make this an incredibly fun and refreshing dining experience. If you are visiting anywhere in Lake Tahoe, I recommend making the drive to Truckee and enjoy this restaurant as well as the other hidden gems Truckee has to offer. The 20 hour tri tip was cooked to perfection. I don't think I have ever had a better piece of meat in my life. Jen is also such a wonderful person to be around. She radiates sunshine and happiness and always has a super fun and interesting story to tell. Also, the menu changes weekly, so be sure to come when you can! If I could, I would leave this restaurant a 9 out of 5. Don't hesitate to stop by and have a fantastic meal!!”

4.9 Superb32 Reviews
Truckee Food Shop 12030 Donner Pass Rd #3, Truckee American • $$
12030 Donner Pass Rd #3, Truckee

“After experiencing an incredibly rude interaction by the owners of the nearby Smokey’s place, I decided to walk over to the Truckee Food Shop and grab a roasted half chicken with vegetables and Caesar salad. The owner was probably the most pleasant person I’ve dealt with in a very long time. And the food was great! I went on my home to Sacramento area but stopped at the lookout on the old Donner Summit Road. I enjoyed my meal with the wonderful scenery in front of me. It was nice and much better than dealing with that rude old old lady at Smokey’s.”

4.7 Superb36 Reviews
Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats 10007 Bridge St, Truckee American • $$$
10007 Bridge St, Truckee

“Went with a big group and got our own room. Service and food were outstanding! The Onion Soup, the Scallops, the Duck, the Wagyu steak were all universally praised. We didn't have anything that wasn't great. A single server handled our group of 15 and was up to the task. She had help when serving the table, but did the rest pretty much solo and crushed it. Yes, we paid alot for it, but if you want a special meal with a big group you'd be hard pressed to do better than Moody's.”

4.4 Superb100 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Old Town Tap 10164 Donner Pass Rd #1, Truckee New American • $$
10164 Donner Pass Rd #1, Truckee

“We came here on a busy Saturday night. The staff was really friendly and helpful. All the food was fantastic - great choices for everyone. Save a little room to try the ice cream. We had a blast - thank you!”

4.4 Superb78 Reviews
The Pub at Donner Lake 15963 S Shore Dr, Truckee American • $$
15963 S Shore Dr, Truckee

“Excellent food, with great service and cozy atmosphere. Just a class act all around from the quality of the napkins, bottle of water at your table, and the quality of the food. I highly recommend.”

4.4 Superb77 Reviews
Cloud Sushi Truckee - Wednesday Pickup Window 10130 W River St, Truckee Sushi • $$
10130 W River St, Truckee

“Best sushi in Truckee! Very innovative and fresh fish for mountain sushi. May not order regularly but definitely worth trying at least once. I recommend the cloud roll with the crispy nori, very special!”

4.9 Superb18 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill 9055 Heartwood Dr, Truckee American • $$
9055 Heartwood Dr, Truckee

“Everything is tasty and presentable here. Drinks are okay, in my opinion only. The blue crab dip is just okay. Pepper lemon wings are good! My personal favorites are steak, fried chicken, scallops, burger ?, pasta.”

4.3 Superb109 Reviews
Truckee Powersports Supply 12030 Donner Pass Rd #6, Truckee American • $$
12030 Donner Pass Rd #6, Truckee

“This is a great place for all motorcycle and snowmobile gear and parts. If he doesn't have it he can get it. Great customer service!! Greg the owner is a awesome human and always goes the extra mile to help. I love our local shop!!”

4.8 Superb17 Reviews


Pianeta 10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee Italian • $$$
10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

“This place is awesome! A true gem. On the main strip in truckee, expereince home cooking vibes in a classy setting. Carlos & Ian served me at the bar. The staff make this a fun atmosphere while still maintaining a upper level class of service. Everything on the menu is made in house & you can tell. 10/10 reccomend.”

4.3 Superb63 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

Truckee River Winery 10061 S River St, Truckee Wineries • $$
10061 S River St, Truckee

“Truckee River Winery is a boutique winery located in the town of Truckee, California, in the North Lake Tahoe.It's known for producing a variety of wines, often sourced from local vineyards in the Sierra Foothills and surrounding areas.They have a small gift shop, overall it's a cute winery for a quick wine tasting!”

4.8 Superb13 Reviews
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub 12850 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee Bistros • $$$
12850 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee

“We had a wonderful quiet birthday celebration at The Lodge main dinning room. The food was superb! I had the Alaska Halibut and my birthday boy had the Venison. We shared a Caesar salad topped with that lovely crisp fried parmesan. Everything from the delicious cocktails to the final bite was terrific. The service was good, the room is nice. We will be back.”

4.2 Good120 Reviews


Trokay 10046 Donner Pass Rd #2, Truckee Fine Dining • $$$$
10046 Donner Pass Rd #2, Truckee

“For my 41st birthday, we did the tasting menu with wine paring and added the caviar option. Do it. JUST DO IT. Amazing service,the chef even signed my birthday menu. The atmosphere was old school Truckee classic. Thank you so MUCH.”

4.5 Superb20 Reviews

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Stella 10948 Brockway Rd, Truckee Mediterranean • $$$
10948 Brockway Rd, Truckee

“Stella has reopened for breakfast. Simple menu but each item was delicious. I had the breakfast burrito. Yum. Just went for dinner. It was excellent. Homemade focaccia with a tro of dips and warm toasted olives. Hamachi, that was perfectly prepared. Short ribs that were of the chart. The menu is not big which works to their advantage as everything is perfectly prepared.”

4.2 Good82 Reviews
Coffee And 10106 Donner Pass Rd #0360, Truckee Cafe • $$
10106 Donner Pass Rd #0360, Truckee

“Found this place just randomly looking for some quick bites off the freeway. Walked in and first thing I see is a table full of yummy goodies like muffins, pastries and such. The place was busy which is always a good sign. I was greeted promptly and asked for a blueberry muffin to go. The offered to heat it up with butter...oh yeah! A very warm fresh delicious blueberry muffin with melted butter on a frigid winter morning was exactly what I needed to hit the spot. Price point was good and also a nice clean restaurant and bathroom. The folks there were very friendly and enjoyed nice conversation.”

4.2 Good66 Reviews
RAKKAN Ramen - Truckee 10001 Soaring Way Suite 160, Truckee Ramen • $$
10001 Soaring Way Suite 160, Truckee

“The vegan options were thoroughly enjoyed, we had one of each of the vegan Ramens, vegan buns, and vegans rolls and the flavors were spot on. Service was good, there was one mistake on order but they corrected it quickly. Lastly though this was first time at this location we had been to a Rakkan in Colorado but we thought these flavors at this just slightly better. If in the area, we will be probably be back.”

4.1 Good126 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Rubicon Pizza 5001 Northstar Dr Suite 5101, Truckee Pizza • $$
5001 Northstar Dr Suite 5101, Truckee

“Casual place with good food, friendly service and good drinks!We had a lovely meal with a tasty salad, wings, mozz sticks and pizza. Service was quick and friendly too — also family friendly.Highly recommend the wings and Rubicon pizza.”

4.1 Good94 Reviews
Zano's Family Italian & Pizzeria 11401 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee Pizza • $$
11401 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

“I can’t believe I haven’t tried this place before. As a former Chicagoan, I always appreciate a great family-owned Italian spot. Their Chicken Parm was fantastic! I am looking forward to trying the Italian Beef next. No pressure!”

4.1 Good64 Reviews
Sugar Bowl Mid Mountain Lodge Sierra Primrose Dr, Truckee Cafe • $$$
Sierra Primrose Dr, Truckee

“I don't normally write reviews, but I had to this time. The Truckee food scene is modest at best. Most restaurants range from bad to mediocre, with a few notable exceptions, such as The Drunken Monkey and Moody's. Last year I would have included the Dining Room at Village Lodge in the "perfectly fine" category.But my wife and I went to dinner there last night (Jan 2024), and it was immediately clear that something had changed. The service was attentive and the menu was inspired. Andrew did a great job as our waiter. Before even ordering, I said to my wife that they must have a new chef, and indeed they do! It's made all the difference.I ordered the duck, my wife had the halibut, and we shared the steak tartare. It was all delicious. We paired it with a French Sancerre for an impeccable meal. Truly fine dining at a reasonable (by Tahoe standards) price.I should note that we were skiing earlier that day, and prior to dinner had a wonderful time getting to know some of the staff at the bar. We spent the night upstairs at the lodge (cute room), and the next morning had an equally good breakfast and equally good service from Bella. Also, they've put in a coffee bar right by the fireplace between the bar and the dining area. It's a nice place to warm up after a few runs.Highly recommended and worth the short drive up from Truckee.”

5 Superb2 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Alder Creek Cafe 15275 Alder Creek Rd, Truckee Cafe • $$
15275 Alder Creek Rd, Truckee

“We went to the cafe for a Carne Asada bowl. The food itself was good, but I thought it was grossly overpriced. The meat was delicious, but only about four bites. The bean portion was more generous, but very ordinary, maybe canned. The bowl was topped with a tablespoon of salsa, guacamole and sour creme. We got the meal to go . It was in a round container 6 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches tall and priced at $19 dollars. At least I didnt overeat that night!”

4.3 Superb6 Reviews
Manzanita The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee American • $$$$
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee

“We stopped at Manzanita for an after dinner dessert and drinks. Starting for the beautiful ride on the gondola under the stars all the way to the outstanding decor and service at Manzanita - we loved the experience! And look forward to book it for dinner! The kitchen is in full view. Their cellar spectacular! We even found Tocai!”

4 Good71 Reviews
Pizza On the Hill 11509 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee Pizza • $$
11509 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee

“They don't do pizza's with half veggie and half meat, which forced us to get two pizzas which we didn't need. Pizza was good. Service is ok, and ambiance is alright as well.”

3.9 Good33 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Blue Coyote Bar & Grill 10015 Palisades Dr, Truckee Sports Bar • $$
10015 Palisades Dr, Truckee

“It's a typical bar with lots of TVs around featuring sports. After a long ski day, the group was pretty exhausted so it was nice to visit a casual restaurant. During happy hour, there are some featured appetizers and a dollar off alcohol. Our group ended up ordering a pitcher of beer and it was great. I would highly recommend the Truckee Style wings and Memphis BBQ burger. Both hit the spot and were delicious. The wings were saucy and savory, and the burger was massive! The service was quick and the waitress was friendly, checking up on us a couple times throughout the dinner.”

3.9 Good55 Reviews
Siam Cuisine 10770 Donner Pass Rd #101, Truckee Thai • $$
10770 Donner Pass Rd #101, Truckee

“Ordered lunch for me and my partner she said it would be ten minutes. It took fourteen minutes. This was great because at lunch I wouldn’t expect to get my food in under 20min but we got ours in under fifteen. Very happy with how quickly we got our food. We had the panang curry with tofu lunch special came with a delicious salad and some some fried wontons. And I had the spicy catfish curry with a side of rice. Everything was so good we shared the whole meal. Will be back soonBy the way last time we ate there we had a dish called something like “crying tiger salad” it was to die for!! Didn’t see it on the menu this time but can’t wait to try some of the other dishes.Vegetarian options: Most dishes have veggie options.Meat is an option not a requirement.Parking: Plenty of easy parking around back”

3.9 Good61 Reviews
Truckee Tavern & Grill 10118 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee American • $$
10118 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

“The service was amazing.. I love to see how all staff support eachother seamlessly. You’ve got a great crew right now! Dined w/friends and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks!”

3.9 Good70 Reviews
Drunken Monkey Sushi 11253 Brockway Rd Suite #105, Truckee Sushi • $$
11253 Brockway Rd Suite #105, Truckee

“Delicious hand roll, well fried tempura with udon. Their signature roll was also very impressive and unique. We arrived before they opened (at 4pm on a Saturday) and were seated very fast. Shortly after half of the tables were seated.”

3.9 Good102 Reviews
Petra Wine Bar 3001 N Village Dr Suite 3112, Truckee Mediterranean • $$
3001 N Village Dr Suite 3112, Truckee

“Nice, quiet atmosphere and easily the best food in Northstar Village. Seating is somewhat limited so reservations are likely required for prime dinner hour, but we can early and were seated straight away. Will definitely return.”

3.8 Good37 Reviews
Summit Smokehouse 3555 N Shore Blvd, Truckee Bar & Grill • $$
3555 N Shore Blvd, Truckee

“They offer a choice of meats in combination with either sandwich, tater tots or mac&cheese. Make sure you get the sandwich option. Because when you order sandwich it also comes with potato chips. The other two options don’t.”

3.5 Good12 Reviews

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