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

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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
1 helpful vote 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 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Best food in the area. This is FIVE miles from Nevada City so a step into the past. Right now, the food is excellent. The current owners have a great flair for food and it is reasonable and delicious the times I have been there. So if you want to be in the WOODS, or if you are on the... More 

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Nevada City, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

It's a shame that the Old 5 Mile House has changed so much , the service is horrible and food is bad . Too bad that such a nice place with history has turned into a terrible restaurant with rude waitresses. We won't be returning.

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Reno, NV
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch on the recommendation of a couple of friends. Not crowded at 3pm, and we appreciated the warming fire which took off the day's chill. We ordered paninis, one a Reuben, the other a ham, Camembert, and pear. Both were excellent, too large actually, but so good we ate them all. Very reasonable prices... More 

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Auburn, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Our mooseriders bike club stumbled me into this wonderland of faboulous food. The owner has turned his resturant into taste themes from around the world each month, includingroast whole pigglet in the summer.you must takethe time to taste. All i can say is WOW!!!!!

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