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18851 State Highway 20, Nevada City, CA 95959-9191
530-265-5155
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Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

Great food! The food and atmosphere were great. We ate outside on the patio and were serenaded by two frogs. Suggest not eating here on or shortly after a long holiday weekend. Menu selections may be limited. Several items were not available. Service was congenial but not efficient. Our waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Radrap
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Santa Cruz, California
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  • Families with children
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Come for the patio, drinks and play area for the kids (I was warned to bring mosquito repellent for dinner) and low expectations for the food for the best experience! We came in for a late lunch and the outside patio and kids play area were awesome. Unfortunately, my family chose to eat inside (who knows, I'm not a fan... More 

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northern California
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I really want this place to succeed. But my experience last Sunday did not bode well. Arrived early, even though we had reservations, as I was told the place was going to be crowded. There wasn't a soul in the reception area or restaurant, but the barkeep greeted us and was very genial. We ordered wine at the bar. My... More 

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California, USA
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We drove up to the Old 5-Mile House for a German Celebration with outdoor barbeques cooking up bratwurst and knockwurst and polish sausage and sauerkraut. Delicious!!! There was live German music and people "in costume." It was fun, there was plenty of parking available, and the wait staff was outstanding.

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Penn Valley, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Place has a nice Bar. When it gets to ordering a dinner ,the whole place lacks leadership. We has a Dinner Reservation . It does not bother me that they were busy, however I feel sorry for the wit staff. We had a Refreshing Drink and looked into the Kitchen. This was a mistake. The Kitchen Crew Lacked good... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great food! The food and atmosphere were great. We ate outside on the patio and were serenaded by two frogs. Suggest not eating here on or shortly after a long holiday weekend. Menu selections may be limited. Several items were not available. Service was congenial but not efficient. Our waitress forgot my cappuccino, and although it took a while to... More 

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Truckee, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I recently moved to Nevada City and were told by many new friends to try out The Old 5 Mile House. Their recommendations were correct. Great menu. Great service. And excellent live music!! An old roadhouse atmosphere with tons of personality. We love this place!

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Pros: The wine was good: Edna Valley Chardonnay from San Luis Obispo The beer was good: Guiness The waitress was fantastic! She was very sweet, helpful, and aimed to please. The hostess was efficient and friendly. CONS: it went downhill rapidly from there. This restaurant ( using the term loosely) DID NOT HAVE THE INGREDIENTS for the items featured on... More 

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Auburn, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Love the food service is slow but worth the wait hey if you are in a hurry don't go but if you want good food and enjoy the outdoors this is the place !!!

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Too pricey / no service. If you are going to pay more you expect exxelent service/ not the case 1 1/2 hours to get meal is not acceptable. Drinks were very pricey.

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Penn Valley, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The dinner menu is regional and changes monthly. French food one month, Italian the next; it is a great experience. The outside dining is great in the spring, summer and fall; warm but pleasant. Sometimes in the winter we eat lunch in the bar; the Cuban Sandwich is delicious featuring their own roasted, slightly smoky pork. Havana here we come...

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Additional Information about The Old 5 Mile House

Address: 18851 State Highway 20, Nevada City, CA 95959-9191
Phone Number: 530-265-5155
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Continental

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18851 State Highway 20, Nevada City, CA 95959-9191
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: 530-265-5155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?