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Peterson's Corner

26130 CA Highway 49, Nevada City, CA 95959
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Ranked #40 of 48 Restaurants in Nevada City
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar
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Description: Peterson’s Corner is a landmark Nevada County dining and drinking establishment on Highway 49 in the heart of the San Juan Ridge. It has been in operation since 1937 and is a favorite for locals, tourists, river-goers, motorcycle enthusiasts, bicyclists, campers, gold miners, day-trippers and more. Serving traditional American Roadhouse food with a few surprises thrown in for good measure, Peterson's Corner is sure to please everyone. Family dining, bar scene, live music on occasion, pool table and video games make it a fun trip for the whole family.
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English first
North San Juan, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Good service for a minimal staff. After a long wait the meager rewards were as followed: Cold bun that had never seen the warmth of a grill and a hideous rendition of a garden burger. burnt outside and plopped down sloppy-joe style (not on purpose mind you) with all the fixins except the ones i ordered. Nice onion rings as... More 

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Waterville, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Enjoyed dinner with family at Peterson's Corner. Good meal, friendly, prompt service. Dinning room was a bit dark for me, might be old age talking! We will be back.

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Nevada City, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We are locals and thought that we would give this place a try. Big mistake. The drinks were good, the garlic bread and the vegetables were ok. But the prime rib was not. Problem is that it was not a prime rib. It did not look like it, and it certainly did not taste like it. As a matter of... More 

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Nevada City, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a quaint roadhouse located on hwy 49 between Nevada City and North San Juan. Because it is not close to much of anything, it has had a hard time making a profit. It is currently under new management after being closed for an extended period of time. A good place to stop for a beer on a hot... More 

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Sacramento, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We first visited Peterson's Corner on our way home from staying in Downieville CA - just up the road. Now we make Peterson's Corner a destination. We've never had a bad meal. They are very friendly, the restaurant has a bar and pool room for casual eating and a dining room for more family oriented seating. We visited them on... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Fun place to stop on Highway 49. Offers Pool tables, good food, fundamental historical atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Peterson's Corner

Address: 26130 CA Highway 49, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone Number: 530-292-3311
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Bar

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