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Alchemy Market and Cafe

191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
209 728 0700
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Ranked #1 of 32 restaurants in Murphys
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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102 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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English first
Pleasant Ridge
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

During our week long stay in Calaveras county, I will have to admit, this was the best place we had a lunch and a dinner during the week. Sad that we had to leave Angels Camp to find a decent dinner... We enjoyed our initial visit at lunch which consisted of the Mushroom and Artichoke Pizza plus a salad and... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A group of us ate here in early May and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was great as they even have a reserve beer list and the waiter was very knowledgeable. I had the "scalene", hope that is right, a combination of scallops and abalone. They were really tasty and 3 large pieces. They apps were great. All in... More

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Redwood City, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

By reading the reviews we thought ok let's try this place. Well I'm not impressed. I had the pound of steamed mussells that came with french fries in the same skillet and made the fries soggy from the broth. The salad I had was very good and also the beer from Stone Brewery. I thought it was to noisy for... More

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Northern California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We got right in on a Thursday evening probably because it was before six o'clock. The bread is very good and fresh but our bread plates all had olive oil on them that could be seen, especially after running a finger across the plate. There were four of us and none of us are ones to complain but we did... More

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San Jose, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The chef must think outside the box. Lots of menu choices all well prepared. If the staff knows and recommends the menu that's a good sign, especially when they're recommending with personal details about why they like something or locals do. At least one person at your table should try whatever the daily special is, and prepare to share. Alchemy... More

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Angels Camp, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We've eaten at Alchemy several times and have always had very good to excellent food and service. Great for lunch or dinner. Usually there's music on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Everything was perfect. The extensive menu. nice wine list, attentive and friendly service, and superb food. Absolutely sterling!

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The Bay Area, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our friends living in Murphy made reservation for dinner at this restaurant when we were on a day trip to Sonora. The meal was absolutely delightful, service was fast and friendly. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. I can't forget my desert - the star made of puffy squares, cream and coulis. I would recommend this place for a serious... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had heard about Murphy's but hadn't made an effort to explore... we were so glad we went on a last minute day trip! We happened to park directly in front of Alchemy so we walked in for lunch and were seated immediately. The three hearts salad was excellent and paired really well with a spicy tomato soup. I chose... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Alchemy. It was not crowded at all when we where there towards the end of the dinner service on a Friday night. We shared the Three Hearts Caesar salad. I had the boneless 1/2 chicken and my partner the ribs. All were very good. Portions were large ... we had enough leftover for a picnic... More

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