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Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
530-265-9093
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Ranked #9 of 46 restaurants in Nevada City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We ducked into this place on a particularly hot summer day for a little liquid refreshment. Can't speak to the food, but the drink menu was creative, with a long list of specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine list featuring local labels. The bartender was attentive and friendly, and didn't mind us lingering after only one glass. The bar is... More

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband discovered this place before we even moved up here, and it's become our favorite place to go for a drink. It's divided into two spaces, the restaurant dining-room to the left, and the bar to the right. There's seating at the bar and a few tables. The actual physical bar was imported from... I forget... after a fire... More

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Auburn, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We recently spent both Mother's Day and Father's Day evening at Friar Tuck's. We so enjoy listening to John Girton, who is on guitar there every Sunday night. You'll be hard pressed to find a better guitar player any place. We enjoy sitting at the bar and ordering off the bar menu. Our favorites are the cheese fondue, peel and... More

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Auburn, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great location in one of my favorite town's in the world - I love especially when the incredible Pete Grant and Kelly Fleming are playin' some music. It is right in the center of Old Town Nevada City - a perfect place to spend before and after dining at Friar Tucks - the Fondue is a must for the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

On June 27 we had dinner at reserved table near the bar to hear the music. I had the ribs. Very good, potatoes with them were good too the rib sauce is spicy, but not too much for me. My wife had the steak salad and she enjoyed it. Excellent Dijon dressing. We finished meal with the mixed berry crumble... More

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Sutter Creek, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I had dinner there last night. I had the California Sea Bass which was good( not over cooked) but not a very large portion. My husband had the Prime Rib which was very good.and not over or under cooked. Our server Tina was friendly, but we did have to wait a little too long for our entrees.... More

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Lincoln, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Medium rare to me is pink in the middle, not red. Vegetables were nice, potatoes very good. Steak Diablo sauce not to my taste. My wife's ribeye also a little underdone, but otherwise very good. Nice service, great bar, large wine list.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Family owned and operated for over 40 years. Great classic cocktails, inventive drink menu. The fondue is famous. Great weekly steak and seafood specials. One of my favorite places to visit.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We ate twice at this restaurant in the centre of Nevada City. Great atmosphere with live music, good food and excellent service. Staff are really friendly and owner, Greg very hospitable. Food is reasonably priced and the portions are large.

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great place to stop for a drink and listen to some of the area's finest acoustic artists. Always good music, great atmosphere in a cozy bar.

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