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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Great ambience

Stopped in for a glass of local wine and a cheese fondue. The bar was hopping and the live guitar player was fantastic. Seemed like everyone knew each other.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
journeyjulie
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vancouver, canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nevada City, CA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been back here in years, and although it's a pretty place with good service and nice live music, we probably won't go back for dinner any time soon....$30 for steaks that are "just okay" seems too high to me....although the plate was nicely presented & the sides quite good. Salads are extra, & no bread - just a... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Our flooring is being replaced and house is disrupted, so we went to dinner both Friday and Saturday night. We started Friday with the sautéed mushroom appetizer. Very good. I had the rib eye special, which I really enjoyed. It was cooked the way I ordered it My wife had the steak salad. Very good. She likes her meat well... More 

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vancouver, canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stopped in for a glass of local wine and a cheese fondue. The bar was hopping and the live guitar player was fantastic. Seemed like everyone knew each other.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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
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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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?