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The Old 5 Mile House

18851 State Highway 20, Nevada City, CA 95959-9191
530-265-5155
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Ranked #31 of 46 restaurants in Nevada City
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went to The Old 5 Mile House for dinner a couple of nights ago. Even though I had made reservations, they could not seat us on the patio, so we had to sit indoors. I ordered a glass of Rose, but when the waitress brought it to the table it was white. When I questioned her about it, she... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Good food, service was hit and miss. Nice grounds! Bocce ball to play while you wait... even an old teeter totter. Lots of character. A bit pricey.

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Sierra foothills of California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I ADORE the 5 Mile House as I live here locally -- and taking an out-of-town chum there this evening for his first visit there reminded me of this culinary treasure right here in my own backyard. First, I'm a fan of the decor and setting, the rich woodwork and cozy interior is just as delightful as eating al fresco... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

They have different foods from different countries, depending on the day and they regularly have live music which is usually quite fabulous. And sometimes dancing! I was there for Irish music and it was beautiful.

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Worst place ever! I ordered the mussels (special for the night). When 6 of my mussels did not open, I asked the waiter for 6 new mussels. He brought them back & said the cook was "able to get them open" & the reason they did not open was because "they were so fresh, they fought opening"! I showed the... More

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Grass Valley, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Wish I could give 3.5 stars, but it's not an option. I have to say that I've been to 5 Mile House Twice and I'm somewhat torn. I love the atmosphere, the service, the live music, but the food is hit or miss. The 1st night we went it was outstanding! I was wondering why some people were telling me... More

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loma rica
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I met some friends at the 5 Mile House for dinner on Valentine's Day and the place was hopping. Had a drink at the bar and the live music was great. Finally got seated and ordered a bottle of wine around 7 which showed up at our table promptly. From there it was downhill. Our dinner order... More

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PITTSBORO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a very special restaurant! Was there recently.. The restaurant has monthly food themes and January is French.. Lunch only served 3 French selections, so my friend and I chose the onion soup.. Then last Saturday another friend and I went there for dinner, where the full French menu was offered. A little disappointed in the cassoulet, which was... More

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Nevada City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I recently have had three meals at the Old 5 Mile House. The first was on Thanksgiving Day .The food was mediocre and had to be sent back to the kitchen to get heated and the final check was mixed up with another party. The next meal was brunch and the food was good. One member of our party requested... More

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Shasta Lake, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

On a recent trip to Lake Tahoe, my husband and I stopped in for lunch. Because it was mid-week, there was only one visible server and one cook. Thus, it took awhile for our sandwiches to arrive. A little later another server joined the staff. The place had a steady influx of customers, some obviously regulars. For an out of... More

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