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Grounds

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402 Main St, Ste A, Murphys, CA 95247-9695
209-728-8663
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Grounds Grub

A very nice place to eat. We ate both lunch and dinner there and found the food to be excellent. The atmosphere is always fun and it is conveniently located in the middle of town!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
stc7895
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Acampo, California
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Acampo, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice place to eat. We ate both lunch and dinner there and found the food to be excellent. The atmosphere is always fun and it is conveniently located in the middle of town!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for breakfast. Out of the ordinary selections. Busy which is a good sign. We've been here many times across the years and never been dissatisfied .

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Thank BriandPeg
NO CALIF
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241 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado (BLTA) and a Greek feta all vegetable sandwich. We each selected a green salad. We gave each other a half of our order. It let us taste two different sandwiches. The dark chocolate lava cake was shared and it was tremendously delicious.

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Thank NoCalifFitnana
Livermore, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The menu looked great but ordered my BLT with avocados... The bacon were over cooked... The sweet potatoes fries were ok... Nothing to be impressed about... Another restaurant in Arnold served better sweet potatoes fries ... Bottom line very UNimpressed with the quality of food in Murphy's

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Thank ACDavary
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Grounds is consistently great and this visit was in their sweet spot. We have dined here many times and it is always nice to see new items on the menu. Go and enjoy

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Thank dahayes85
san jose
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We were seated right away, even though it was a very busy Friday night. The wait staff went out of theIr way to accommodate us. The wedge salad was delicious and the swordfish with couscous special was mouth watering. Overall good experience .

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Thank luckytravels66
Oakland, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We only had cappucino and espresso from their bar which was pretty good. Nice atmosphere. Most important was their graciousness. I left my keys there. They immediately mailed them to me at my home. The menu looked interesting and the food smelled good.

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Thank Camille P
san francisco
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We visited with another couple and had four separate entrees and appetizers/salads. The salads were fine, but the San Francisco priced entrees were dismal. I had the special beef stroganoff which was so salty it was inedible (and I like salty food). The meat was gristly. My husband had the venison stew which was swimming in a layer of grease... More 

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Thank musashiSanFrancisco
Corryton, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

First I would like to say that the restaurant & staff were nice enough, but the food was beyond terrible. I had the tortellini soup & it tasted like something out of a can of Chef Boyardee! I took two bites & that was all that I could stomach. When the waitress picked up our dishes she didn't even ask... More 

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Thank elnchoney
Whitefish, Montana
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I had some time to kill and found this little gem in Murphys. The staff were great, the coffee was fantastic, and the place is light and easy. The wifi is unpredictable and the staff said it goes in and out and they probably need a new router or something. I was kinda bummed since I needed to do some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 Main St, Ste A, Murphys, CA 95247-9695
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Murphys
  • Phone Number: 209-728-8663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?