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Groveland Hotel's Cellar Door

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18767 Main Street, PO Box 289, Groveland, CA 95321 (Back Street)
YARTS stop is a block away at Mary Laveroni Park.
+1 209-962-4000
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great beyond with tasty food and wonderful service.

The waiter that served us went above and beyond. The room was a little chilly but it's an old historic building. Peggy has a good chef because the food was wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
SanJosemarieb60
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San Jose
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The waiter that served us went above and beyond. The room was a little chilly but it's an old historic building. Peggy has a good chef because the food was wonderful.

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New Bern, North Carolina
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant offers a good menu choice. We experienced good service and good food. Sea bass was excellent along with the tenderloin. Atmosphere was fine with the restaurant in the old hotel.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful staff! Delicious food!!! Do yourself a favor and eat a truly authentic meal! Andre is best!

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El Dorado Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We enjoyed this Historic Hotel and Restaurant in Groveland, our waiter Ryan Niedens was just right! Attentive, professional, personable. The wine list was fantastic and the quality of menu choices was very impressive. The meal was delicious, service was great, prices were reasonable. Overall a great experience, we'll be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This restaurant served us two bad, bad burgers. The server seemed confused when we said that a 'medium rare' burger did not mean charred on the outside and chilled on the inside. Dirty cutlery, dirty carpets, dirty curtains. By far the worst meal that I can remember having. Avoid!

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Reynoldsburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Hotel is a dated gem. The restaurant patio is really nice. The wine list is spectacular, but the wait staff didn't know anything about wine. The food was mediocre at best. My wife had jambalaya and it was prepared as if nobody cared. We went here because it was rated highly on Tripadvisor and because of the award winning... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We ate here while staying at the Groveland hotel. The good was actually quite good. We had the puttanesca pasta and the caprese salad. They have a great little patio out back which is very nice yo relax on and enjoy the fresh air.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The restaurant furnishings were very nice and kept the feeling of the "old west". The corkage fee of $20+ seemed a little steep. for the location. My husband ordered the chicken marsala. The presentation was wonderful, his first bite was delicious....THEN he discovered the chicken was RAW! The server was very apologetic and asked if he would like to have... More 

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Highland, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had 2 meals here. One a complimentary full breakfast with the room and a dinner. We had the Greek salad and some salad with fresh organic tomatoes. they were excellent, fresh and flavorful! The owner recommended a bottle wine that was outstanding. The breakfast the next day was great I had the french toast with bacon and my husband... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped by this hotel for an early dinner and they were very disorganized and rude. At first the lady ran off to see if she could fit us in, and she came back 15 minutes later to say we could eat at the bar but they couldn't serve us bc they are not ready. Which is it? Amateur hour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18767 Main Street, PO Box 289, Groveland, CA 95321
    (Back Street)
  • Public Transportation: YARTS stop is a block away at Mary Laveroni Park.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Groveland
  • Phone Number: +1 209-962-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?