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18851 State Highway 20, Nevada City, CA 95959-9191
530-265-5155
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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Great place

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 !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Willa P
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Auburn, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
South Lake Tahoe, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This lovely restaurant sits five miles outside of Nevada City. They have good food, monthly regional specials, and a great outdoor venue with good music in the warmer months. But the serve is always poor. We have come to the conclusion that they need one more wait person and one more bus person at every shift. So if you go,... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I chose to treat the family to a special dinner at this restaurant on the recommendation of the B&B where we were staying, as well as the proximity convenience. The menu is extensive, and perhaps this is why our selected dishes turned out so ordinary? Not the quality one would expect at the prices charged... If we were ever 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: 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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