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Gold Country Restaurants

Gold Country Restaurants Overview

Gold Country

Gold Country restaurants in include Chinese food, Mexican food, Italian food, seafood restaurants, breakfast restaurants, sushi, BBQ, Sunday brunch and more. Whether it be the enormous portions, outstanding views or unique flavors, these are the best Gold Country restaurants. We've tried to concentrate on locally owned establishments and avoid the larger chains other than a few special restaurants. Dine in historic Old Sacramento at The Firehouse Restaurant. Try a traditional miner's meal at Cousin Jack Pasties in Grass Valley. Grab a gourmet pot pie to go at Z-Pie in Placerville. Relive history at the Murphys Historic Hotel Restaurant where many famous Gold Country characters once dined. Savor traditional Chinese food at the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant in Sonora. Dine on the patio or in the Victorian dining room at the Historic National Hotel Restaurant in Jamestown.

Per Person
$5-$10 = $5-$10
$10-$30 = $10-$30
$30-$50 = $30-$50
$50+ = $50+

Dress
Casual = shorts, t-shirt, sandals
Business-Casual = pants or nice shorts, summer dress, collared shirt
Semi-Formal = slacks, collard shirt, evening gown, blouse
Formal = dress pants, suit jacket, formal dress, tuxedo

Sacramento Restaurants

Fat City Bar & Grill

Fat City Bar & Café is located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park at J and Front Streets. Situated in an old storefront from 1849, they feature a welcoming ambiance of wood plank floors, open beam ceilings and rustic brick walls. an historic bar and Tiffany stained glass represent the craftsmanship of a by-gone-era. Restaurant menu items include Chinese Chicken Salad, Cajun Pasta, Portabella Mushroom Sandwich, Blackened Catfish, Chicken Fried Ribeye Steak and Linguini with Meatballs. Open nightly for dinner, Monday-Friday for lunch and weekends for brunch. Casual to business-casual attire.
$5-$10  |  $10-$30

Fat City Bar & Café
1001 Front Street
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 446-6768

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The Delta King is an historic 1927 paddlewheel riverboat situated on the Sacramento River in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Not only does the Delta King offer the only hotel in Old Sac but also offers a restaurant, bar & grill and two theatres. Menu items from their riverfront restaurant include Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Black Bean Burger, Cajun Linguine, Seafood Cioppino and Rib-Eye Steak. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual in the Delta Bar & Grill and business-casual to formal in the Pilothouse Restaurant. The bar & grill features live music on weekends.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

Delta King
1000 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-5974

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Firehouse Restaurant

The Firehouse Restaurant is located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park on 2nd Street. Situated in an old firehouse from 1853, this award-winning restaurant offers a fine-dining experience with white linens, rich mahogany, hanging chandeliers and inviting fireplaces. The restaurant also features a fully-stocked wine cellar and private rear courtyard. Restaurant menu items include Dungeness Crab Cakes, Shrimp Pad Thai Salad, Beef Tenderloin Pot Pie, Duck with Huckleberries and Fresh Fish of the Day. Open nightly for dinner and weekdays for lunch. Business-casual to formal attire.
$30-$50  |   $50+

The Firehouse Restaurant
1112 Second Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-4772

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Nevada City Restaurants

New Moon Café is located in downtown Nevada City, near the intersection of Highways 49 & 20. They offer big city dining in a small town atmosphere. Restaurant menu items include Salmon Salad, Grilled Prawn Sandwich, Homemade Ravioli, Rosemary Chicken, Peach Duck and Gnocchi Parisienne. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Casual to business-casual attire.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

New Moon Café
203 York Street
Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 265-6399

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Bistro 221 restaurant is located in downtown Nevada City, near the intersection of Highways 49 & 20. The owner is from the once locally renowned Cirino's restaurant. Situated in an historic building on Broad Street near the National Hotel, Bistro 221 serves American comfort foods with hints of Italian, French and Mexican favorites. Restaurant menu items include Lox Platter, Chicken n' Biscuit, Linguini and Clams, Jambalaya, Fried Chicken, Pork Chops, Arugula Salad and more. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Casual to business-casual attire.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

Bistro 221
221 Broad Street
Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 265-0221

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Grass Valley Restaurants

Holbrooke Hotel

Holbrooke Hotel Restaurant is situated in the historic Holbrooke Hotel near Main and Mill Streets. The hotel is a National Historic Landmark. Choose to have a casual meal in their historic bar or fine-dining in their white-linen restaurant. An old-fashioned elevator connects all three levels of the hotel.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

Holbrooke Hotel Restaurant
212 W Main Street
Grass Valley, California 95945
(800) 933-7077

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Tofanelli's beautiful patio

Tofanelli's restaurant is located on Main Street off Highways 20 and 49, near the Auburn Street exit. They feature an outdoor patio decorated with potted plants, fountains, brick & river rock surroundings and outdoor BBQ. Restaurant menu items include Eggs Florentine, Corned Beef Hash, Grilled Portobella Mushroom Sandwich, Greek Burger, Rib-Eye Steak and Chicken Marsala. In the summer months, they add barbecue favorites like Short Ribs and Tri-Tip Steak to the menu. They specialize in omelettes with 101 selections to choose from. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual attire.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

Tofanelli's
302 West Main Street
Grass Valley, California 95945
(530) 272-1468

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Cousin Jack Pasties

Cousin Jack Pasties restaurant is located near the intersection of Main and Mill Streets in downtown Grass Valley. They specialize in pasties (similar to pot-pies) that Cornish miners used to take down into the mines as sort of a packaged lunch. You can't miss trying this historic Gold Country staple. Cornish miners used the term 'Cousin Jack' in reference to their relatives. Restaurant menu items include many different Pasties as well as other food from the British Isles like Bangers and Fish & Chips. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Casual attire.
$5-$10

Cousin Jack Pasties
100 South Auburn Street
Grass Valley, California 95945
(530) 272-9230

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Auburn Restaurants

Awful Annie's restaurant is located near the intersection of Washington and Sacramento Streets in downtown Auburn. Restaurant menu items include Banana & Pecan Waffle, Artichoke Omelette, Breakfast Burrito, Chicken-Portobello Mushroom Sandwich, Ribeye Steak, Maple Glazed Salmon and Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger. Open daily for breakfast and lunch with dinners served Thursday-Saturday. Casual attire.
$5-$10  |  $10-$30

Awful Annie's
160 Sacramento Street
Auburn, California 95603
(530) 888-9857

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Placerville Restaurants

Z-Pie restaurant is located at the intersection of Center and Main Streets in downtown Placerville. They specialize in gourmet pot pies for dining in or taking with you. Restaurant menu items include Steak & Cabernet, Indian Chicken Curry, Black Bean Chili, Italian Sausage, Tomatillo Stew and many more. In addition, they serve soups, salads, beer, wine and dessert pot pies. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual attire.
$5-$10  |  $10-$30

Z-Pie
3182 Center Street
Placerville, California 95667
(530) 621-2626

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Jackson Restaurants

Taste restaurant is located 12 miles north of Jackson in downtown Plymouth. Taste specializes in providing healthy, seasonal meals in their restaurant or wine bar. Restaurant menu items include Sesame Crusted Prawns, Manicotti, Duck Confit, Rock Fish & Mussels, Gyro and more. Open Thursday through Monday for dinner and lunch on weekends. Business-casual attire.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

Taste
9402 Main Street
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-3463

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Stanley's Steakhouse restaurant is located near the intersection of Highways 49 & 88 in downtown Jackson. Stanley's Steakhouse is situated in the historic 1852 National Hotel. Enjoy steak restaurant food like Filet Mignon, Rib Eye, Muscovy Duck Leg Confit, Grilled Pacific Swordfish, Filet of Beef Tartare, Artichoke Soup and more. Steak sauces include bordelaise, bearnaise, chimichurri and herbed spaetzel. Open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner & Sunday brunch. Business-casual attire. The National also offers a full bar and deli.
$30-$50

Stanley's Steakhouse
The National Hotel
2 Water Street
Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-0500

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St. George Hotel & Restaurant

St. George Hotel restaurant is located north of Pine Grove off Highways 104 & 88. They are situated in the historic St. George Hotel and offer an elegant fine-dining restaurant with a country atmosphere. The St. George Hotel restaurant has been voted 'Best Place to Take a Date' in Amador County. Restaurant menu items include Tiger Prawns, Spinach Salad, Rack of Lamb, Fresh Catch of the Day and Mediterranean Chicken. Open nightly for dinner and Sunday for brunch. Casual to business-casual attire.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

St. George Hotel
16104 Main Street
Volcano, California 95689
(209) 296-4458

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Angels Camp Restaurants

Far East Off Angels Camp restaurant is located at the intersection of Highway 49 and 4 north of downtown Angels Camp. Far East offers traditional Chinese food with restaurant menu items like Sesame Chicken, Egg Foo Young, Chow Mein, Kung Pao Prawns, Sweet & Sour Pork, Mongolian Beef and much more. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Casual attire.
$5-$10  |   $10-$30

Far East Off Angels Camp
51 N. Main Street
Angels Camp, CA 95222
(209) 736-6718

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Murphys Restaurants

Mineral restaurant is located in downtown Murphys off Highway 4, northeast of Angels Camp and Highway 49. They offer an entirely vegetarian menu prepared and presented in a fine-dining restaurant. Emphasis is placed on using organic vegetables mostly from the restaurant's own garden. Vegetarian restaurant menu items include TofuTamarind Chutney, Tostada Salad, Thai Vegetable Dumplings, Empañada con Quaxanca, Gochu Jang and Citrus Tea-Smoked Tofu. Open Wednesday-Sunday for dinner and Saturday & Sunday for lunch. Business-casual attire.
$5-$10  |  $10-$30  |   $30-$50

Mineral
419 Main Street, Suite B
Murphys California 95247
(209) 728-9743

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Ironstone Vineyards Delicatessen is located 1-mile south of downtown Murphys along Six Mile Road. Off Main Street, head south on either Scott or Algiers Road. Ironstone Vineyards is a mega-winery with a deli, wine tasting bar, museum, amphitheater, gardens and more. The Deli is in the same room with the tasting bar and gift shop and features an historic bar and huge stone fireplace. They serve unique sandwiches and other deli items. Open daily for lunch and early dinner. Casual attire.
$5-$10  |  $10-$30

Ironstone Vineyards Delicatessen
1894 Six Mile Road
Murphys, California 95247
(209) 728-1251

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Murphys Historic Hotel Restaurant is located on the west end of Main Street in downtown Murphys. This hotel is an historic landmark and features a restaurant and bar on the first story and hotel rooms upstairs. Ask the bartender to show you the bullet holes from the Wild West era. They feature country decor with touches of Victorian influence. Restaurant menu items include Breakfast Burrito, Western Omelette, Fish & Chips, Crab Cakes, Pork Porterhouse, Chicken Marsala and Hot Corned Beef Sandwich. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual to business-casual attire.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

Murphys Historic Hotel Restaurant
457 Main Street
Murphys, California 95247
(209) 728-3444

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Columbia Restaurants

City Hotel Restaurant is situated within the City Hotel in the heart of Columbia State Historic Park. The Victorian-country French restaurant offers a seasonal fine-dining menu. Open nightly for dinner. Casual to business-casual attire.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

City Hotel Restaurant
11175 Washington Street
Columbia, California 95310
(209) 532-1470

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Sonora Restaurants

Banny's Café is located south Sonora from Washington Street. Situated at the Mountain Springs Golf Course, this Mediterranean restaurant & wine bar offers a California twist. Restaurant menu items include Brie & Grape Leaves, Goat Cheese Salad, Pancetta B.L.T., Chorizo & Clam Paella, Filet Mignon and Portabella Mushroom. Open nightly for dinner and Monday-Saturday for lunch. Casual to business-casual attire.
$5-$10  |  $10-$30

Banny's Café
17566 Lime Kiln Road
Sonora, California 95370
(209) 533-4709

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Great Wall Chinese Restaurant is located off Highway 108 in East Sonora. Great Wall offers traditional Chinese food with menu items like Sesame Chicken, Egg Foo Young, Chow Fun, Kung Pao Prawns, Sweet & Sour Pork, Mongolian Beef and much more. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Casual attire.
$5-$10  |   $10-$30

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
13775 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-0622

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Jamestown Restaurants

Historic National Hotel

Historic National Hotel Restaurant is situated in the Historic National Hotel in downtown Jamestown. They feature a Victorian-country dining room with the choice of an outdoor, vine-covered patio. Restaurant menu items include Baked Brie, Southwest Chicken Salad, National Hotel Italian Burger, Ruby Trout Amadine, Spinach Fettuccini Alfredo, Brandy Apple Pork and Garlic Roasted Prime Rib. Open daily for lunch and dinner and Sunday for brunch. Casual to business-casual attire.
$10-$30  |   $30-$50

Historic National Hotel Restaurant
18183 Main Street
Jamestown, California 95327
(209) 984-3446

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