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Old Town Grill

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American, Hamburgers
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444 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5608
530-622-2631
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A MUST stop place for lunch!

Whether you're a local or just passing through, Old Town Grill is situated on historic Main Street in downtown Placerville so the atmosphere is relaxing & enjoyable. The diner itself is quaint and cozy. I enjoy sitting in front of the big plate window looking out onto the street but there is also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
MissHalk
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Shingle Springs, California
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Shingle Springs, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Whether you're a local or just passing through, Old Town Grill is situated on historic Main Street in downtown Placerville so the atmosphere is relaxing & enjoyable. The diner itself is quaint and cozy. I enjoy sitting in front of the big plate window looking out onto the street but there is also a nice quiet patio out back. John... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Just a little diner type eatery but man the hamburgers are the best. Juciy, sloppy, full of what ever your ordered and a large variety. Yum

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Reno, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Old Town Grill is my favorite spot for lunch in Placerville. I always have the Blue Cheese Burger. However, everyone I have been there with have always enjoyed their meal. It's small and popular so expect to wait awhile to get in.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stopped in after the annual tree lighting ceremony (so did half the town) and it was worth the wait. The burgers were great. My husband went for the elk burger which had a great subtle flavor.

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placerville,ca
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place has some offerings you don't typically find at a hamburger joint. Not just beef for your burger. You can get buffalo, bison, elk? I can't remember them all...but there are a few different types of meat to choose from. They do offer beef and chicken for your sandwich also, along with snowshoe fries and blue cheese for dipping.... More 

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Placerville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

John, the owner, is a trained chef. They are dedicated to offering healthy, delicious food - grain-fed beef, free-range chicken, and even emu and buffalo. The restaurant looks tiny as you enter, but it opens up to a larger area in the rear, and through that to a cozy patio with a fountain. Every single item they serve is carefully... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stopped for lunch here on our way back from Napa, CA to Carson City NV based on the Yelp reviews. I should have known better...yelp is not a good indicator of a decent place in a touristy area..... The service was okish. Very nice staff. Very mediocre food. We walked in and you first order your food at the... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Being a vegetarian can pose lots of challenges. I stopped here for lunch mid-day on a Monday. I ordered a veggie burger. I have to say it is the best veggie burger I have ever had. It was not only the homemade burger that was good, it was the grilled onions and mushrooms. The burger had just a little bit... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Three trips in a row, The Old Town Grill is a required stop for lunch while antiquing in Placerville. The owner, former chef for the Sacramento Kings, always has a kind word and friendly greeting from the grill for every patron coming into this tiny little place. Its old, crowded, a little dingy. Ordering is a little chaotic, but it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Old Town Grill is all about the food. Chef John and his daughter have put together a small menu large on flavor and hospitality. Simple selections at other restaurants become OTG gastronomic delights. Highly recommend trying the daily special. First visit was by chance in Oct. 2008 on the way to So. Lake Tahoe. So, good, that we stopped on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 444 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: 530-622-2631

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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