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The Old 5 Mile House

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

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    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
CLOSED

We tried to have dinner here last night, and learned that it has closed permanently and that they are selling off all the equipment. This is sad because when this place was good, it was amazing. But, in its last days the whole experience was inconsistent -- you never knew if it'd be good or... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Rudolph_Wurlitzer
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Grass Valley, California
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  • Families with children
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English first
Grass Valley, California
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We tried to have dinner here last night, and learned that it has closed permanently and that they are selling off all the equipment. This is sad because when this place was good, it was amazing. But, in its last days the whole experience was inconsistent -- you never knew if it'd be good or horrible. I experienced both, but... More 

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Nevada City, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I made a 7:30 p.m.reservation for 4 of us for a Birthday dinner two weeks in advance. When we arrived (on time) last night the "hostess:' (who could have cared less),casually told us someone had seated themselves at what was to have been our table & we should "wait 15 - 20 minutes at the bar if that works for... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I stopped by for Brunch and found the patio while exploring the place. Beautiful day to eat outside. I loved everything about the place. Staff was friendly. Food was adequate but I take some responsibility because I knew it was iffy ordering Crab Benedict. I knew deep down it was not the right thing but hey you only live once.... More 

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Grass Valley, CA USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We took friends who just moved to the area. It took at least 30 minutes to receive drinks and 1 1/2 hours to receive our food, which was NOT worth the wait. The place was not busy, so that wasn't an excuse. Waiters brought orders that belonged to someone else. We were extremely disappointed. The whole experience was just lousy.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I really had a hard time determining the overall rating for this restaurant. We have dined here on numerous occasions, and the quality has been all over the place. It can vary from being INCREDIBLE to INEDIBLE -- seriously! On most occasions, the food is quite good. But, when they're bad, they're REALLY bad!. Of my last two visits, the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 21 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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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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: International

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?