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Top 10 Restaurants/Eateries in Nevada City, CA

Nevada City was built during the California Gold Rush and it remains as one of the most interesting towns from that era, attracting tourists world over. The entire downtown district has been designated as a national historical landmark where visitors enjoy fine restaurants, welcoming lodgings and numerous shops, boutiques, galleries and museums, all featuring the old-fashioned Nevada City hospitality.

Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar

Located on the corner of Pine & Commercial Street in Nevada City’s Historic District, Friar Tuck’s has been welcoming guests since 1973. Friar Tuck’s specialties are Steaks, seafood & fondue served with wine & cocktailsin a rustic, old-timey setting. What made Friar Tuck’s special is its warm, unique atmosphere with friendly staff, an extensive steak, seafood and fondue menu, award winning wine list, classic cocktails and live music nightly. I love their fondue!
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Lefty's Grill

Lefty’s Grill got its name from its two left-handed chefs, Chris Duncan and John Cammack. The restaurant is located at the corner of Broad and Sacramento Streets. It prides itself with all dishes prepared from scratch with daily specials, award-winning pizzas, unique sandwiches and much more. Chris and John describe the atmosphere at Lefty’s Grill as ‘white tablecloth casual dining.’ When you go there, try their Red Wine Onion Jam!
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New Moon Cafe

New Moon Cafe specializes in the local made, natural and organic foods. Friendly atmosphere, excellent service and healthy diet are some of the reasons to give it a try.
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Broad Street Bistro & Gallery

If you want a place to enjoy a pleasant meal and watch the people coming and going on Broad Street, Broad Street Bistro & Gallery is the place to go. The restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere, excellent food and great food. Check out their coffees.
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Nevada City EATS

If you want Mexican food, Nevada City EATS is the place to go. If offers freshly made breakfast, lunch, healthy snack, & dinner featuring gourmet coffees, burritos, rice bowls, tacos, salads, craft beer & much more!
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Crazy Horse Saloon & Grill

The Crazy Horse Saloon & Grill is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Nevada City dating from circa 1862. It is located half a block down from what used to be a booming Chinatown. The Crazy Horse Salon & Grill is more than a simple bar or restaurant, it is a living breathing legend. Nevada City is the most culturally charmed and socially diverse small town in the country and Crazy Horse reflects it accordingly. Over the years it was a grocery store, florist's and restaurant.
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South Pine Cafe

South Pine Cafe is dedicated to serving healthy freshly prepared food mostly from local sources. All of their menu items are made in house, to order out of fresh and natural ingredients.
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Cafe Mekka

Cafe Mekka is a nice quiet cafe with a great atmosphere. There are plenty of comfortable chairs, it has an interesting decor, and a piano. Here you can have a coffee and a nice conversation away from the hustle and bustle.
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Bistro 221

Bistro 221 offers comfort food with an Italian twist. Some highlights include the jambalaya and short ribs cooked in a flavorful wine sauce served with goat cheese polenta or fried chicken served with parsnip and potato mash.
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The Stonehouse Old Brewery

The Stonehouse Old Brewery offers great locally brewed and other beers and some cocktails. They organize various themed events and the place is also available for private events. The service is fantastic and the price is good.
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Top 10 Restaurants/Eateries in Nevada City, CA