Truckee Restaurants

When gearing up for full day of Truckee ‘ings — skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, shopping  — don’t forget to allow time for eating! Truckee restaurants offer choices for every taste and budget. Unlike other towns around Lake Tahoe, Truckee restaurants are spread out, but nothing is that far from accommodations or attractions.

Truckee dining celebrates its locale and Tahoe culture, finding ways to bring them all together. Restaurants can be found in buildings where local history has happened or in high-end resorts and lots where a front row view of Mother Nature is the feature. What’s important to know about Truckee restaurants is that, because of the diversity and quality, your dining experiences will prove to be highlights of your visit. Diners in the historic downtown area can wander from place to place: cocktails here, dinner a few doors away, dessert there, pub and people watching just down the street.

Portions at many restaurants tend to be large, very large, especially at breakfast. That’s just fine with most people — they can share or take home a morning doggie bag to enjoy as a snack for later. And speaking of doggies, many Truckee dining options also invite Fido to dine with you.

Dining in Truckee Restaurants

Mom and Pop places serve everything from meatloaf sandwiches, BLTs with slices of avocado and huevos rancheros. Burgers with fries, gluten-free, vegetarian and meat-loaded pizzas, along with spaghetti and meatballs, are easy to find in Truckee, as is Japanese, with sushi as a main feature.

When you want to dine top shelf, prix fixe or a la carte, Truckee restaurants will never disappoint. Farm to fork options are expertly offered by area chefs with French, Italian and American overtones. And, while these eateries might be hundreds of miles from the California coast, soft shell crabs, lobster and other seafood entrees rank top among diners’ favorite entrees. Ask servers and sommeliers for their California wine recommendations. Some of the best comes from vineyards not far from Truckee.

Before visiting any Truckee restaurant, be sure to check our listings for daily specials and happy hours in case any current offerings catch your eye.

Truckee Restaurants by Category

Alibi Ale Works - Truckee Public House

Truckee Restaurant
10069 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5029

Truckee Public House is Alibi Ale Works’ second location, opened in 2017 in Truckee’s historic downtown to offer another venue to enjoy their beers along with live music and a rotating food menu of sandwiches, salads, pretzels and daily specials. Much like their other locations, it is a comfortable, well-crafted space for people to gather and relax, featuring a large outdoor beer garden. The taproom...read more

Truckee Public House is Alibi Ale Works’ second location, opened in 2017 in Truckee’s historic...read more

Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats

Truckee Restaurant
10007 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-8688

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three Bs – bistro, bar and beats. In fact, that’s the popular establishment’s formal name: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats (but locals just call it Moody’s). Occupying the lower half of the historic (and maybe haunted) Truckee Hotel, Moody’s is open for lunch, dinner and late-night grooving to live jazz. Not hungry enough for a full meal?...read more

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three Bs – bistro, bar and beats....read more

Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market

Truckee Restaurant
10087 W. River Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-5000

Ignore the old saying from Maine that “ya can’t get there from here” when it comes to finding fresh seafood in a mountain town. Get down to West River Street in Truckee and you’ll be there – Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market to be exact. With half of the ownership hailing from Maine, Morgan’s has a direct line to fresh New England lobster and...read more

Ignore the old saying from Maine that “ya can’t get there from here” when it...read more

Trip Nosh

(530) 536-0788

Trip Nosh is designed to make planning your vacation meals a seamless experience. As a meal-planning and grocery service, its mission is to assist travelers with stocked vacation rentals and ready-to-cook meals upon arriving at the lake. Figuring out where to grocery shop can be tricky in a new area, and deciding what to shop for can be time-consuming. Trip Nosh removes the hassle. All...read more

Trip Nosh is designed to make planning your vacation meals a seamless experience. As a...read more