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Ike's Quarter Cafe

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401 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2411
530-265-6138
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 66
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice taste of Nevada City via NO

Some nice food offerings in the New Orleans trad. Good selection of beers. Fair weather is best time so you can eat outside in very pleasant, shady setting but the food is always good. Ike's is set just off the main street in historic Nevada City. Credit cards are NOT accepted. Don't be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Joaquin H
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Nevada City, California
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Nevada City, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some nice food offerings in the New Orleans trad. Good selection of beers. Fair weather is best time so you can eat outside in very pleasant, shady setting but the food is always good. Ike's is set just off the main street in historic Nevada City. Credit cards are NOT accepted. Don't be embarrassed though doing dishes there might be... More 

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Thank Joaquin H
Grass Valley, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This little place would probably be called a "dive" by some. But Guy Fieri has made a whole career out of introducing us to the best of the nation's diners, dives, etc. And this tiny little place under the huge cherry tree is worth searching for. The food is great, the menu is full of stuff I've never heard of.... More 

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Thank Bonnie B
Rio Linda, California, United States
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We are a late lunch here on a recent visit. The chicken pesto sandwich was delicious and filling! We grabbed a smoothie from the well stocked fridge and enjoyed our repast on the outdoor patio.

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Thank Candace T
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

A little flavor of New Orleans in the mountains! This is a quaint spot for breakfast. Large menu and great atmosphere. They have an old piano in the dining room. One of the customers sat down & played a tune. Very cozy!

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Thank Kim B
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit to Ike's. Their food hits the spot. First off, the gumbo portion is BIG. Get it with the gingered greens on top. The broth us super savory. Lots of meat and veggies. The corn bread is homemade and to die for. Infact, their homemade breads in general are superb. If you're in the Grass Valley/Nevada... More 

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Thank MutantGirl
Sebastopol, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Sitting under a vine covered arbor, on an old brick patio, being served exceptional organic, delicious foods by delightful people feels like a true vacation!

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Thank Lovejoy2012
Chico, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Love Ike's....love, love, love. Staff is perfect blend of savvy, sweet and nonplussed by grumpy tourists. Food is tremendous! Nice outside seating and cozy inside too.

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Thank Floozie3
Sunnyvale, California
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211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Most brunch places are pretty much the same with a few variations here and there. Ike's has a menu full of unique offerings that are delicious. The Oyster Benedict is just wonderful, so was the Berry french toast. The hardest thing was choosing!!! Pretty long waits on the weekend so put your name down and go wander the charming town... More 

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Thank ohdonnaoh
Nevada City, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great oysters, grits and cornbread. Also excellent traditional fare, if you like that. :) Lovely outside seating if you get there early or are willing to wait.

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Thank Kate W
Grass Valley, California
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in the area. I especially enjoy breakfast with their New Orleans inspired cooking, and HOMEMADE breads, etc. If you're looking for a restaurant that offers something different, this is an excellent choice. You won't be disappointed. Make sure you bring cash, because they don't take credit cards.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: 530-265-6138

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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