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Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

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111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
530-265-9093
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friar Tuck fondue

The fondue was very good. When it is served it doesn't look like it will be enough but it is more than enough for two people. We had the bubble and squeak (think that is the name) and it gave you a little of everything. It's a family friendly restaurant and on the bar side, great live music and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Hansens1995
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The fondue was very good. When it is served it doesn't look like it will be enough but it is more than enough for two people. We had the bubble and squeak (think that is the name) and it gave you a little of everything. It's a family friendly restaurant and on the bar side, great live music and fun... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Good food in the arguably nicest Bar in our area. It is the place to be seen for the professional crowd. the restaurant itself is cozy and comfortable.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

For the second time I went to Friar Tucks and don't plan on ever returning. It's a beautiful restaurant and the staff is very good. However the bill was about $100 for 2 and the quality of the food was barely above a chain diner. I ordered prime rib that was just barely ok. The other member in the party... More 

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Nevada City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friar Tuck's features live local musicians in the bar 7 nights per week, a varied grille menu plus fondue dishes, and the spreading (faux) tree covering the main dining room. Food preparation and quality is consistent, with some excellent items (like Tempura Tiger Shrimp and Reese's Peanut Butter Pie). With a good local clientele Tuck's can feel like the local... More 

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el mundo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really enjoy going to Friar Tuck's and I have been there many many times. The primary draws for me are: Convenience: It is right in lovely downtown Nevada City. Music: There is live music 7 days a week. Performers are talented local artists and it is like seeing a friend when the are there playing. Atmosphere: Tuck's has a... More 

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Nevada City, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun, fun, fun. I love this place. The ambiance is cool ~ they have a huge fake tree in the middle of the room. Very Sherwood Forrest like. Everything is delicious! Everything, fondue, salads, steaks, lamb - I've had them all! They also have a bar on one side with a fabulous wine selections by the glass and a live... More 

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Grass Valley, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

OK. I have now been here twice and will probably not go back. Why? Because it's pricey and the food doesn't measure up to their high prices. Most main courses are in the $30+ range, which is high considering the food quality. I believe that If the prices were a little lower and the food quality better, this place would... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What more can you ask for? Nice atmosphere, the service is usually pretty good, friendly and the food is delicious.

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I have lived in Nevada City since 1998 and have never been to Friar Tucks. So since it was my birthday, we decided to splurge and go. The hard small breadsticks and mayo tasting dip brought while you wait was really CHEAP for a restaurant supposedly so highly rated, and definitely high priced. The cocktails were good.The... More 

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Nevada City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

great ambience.......good food.......always have great music at the piano bar..........luscious desserts

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: 530-265-9093

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 26
  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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