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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
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 38
    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
Old Town Grill, Placerville, CA

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Scott P
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Reno, Nevada
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
2 reviews
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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Diamond Springs, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Park where you can and walk a block through historic downtown Hangtown (Placerville). The OTG is a VERY hole-in-the-wall place that is anything but ordinary! Standbys are up on the board above where you order, but check out the gourmet daily offerings that John comes up with as well! We chose a traditional bacon cheeseburger and split an order of... More 

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Napa, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Returning from the Sierras I checked trip advisor for food in Placerville. Thanks to people who write reviews we had a great lunch. The staff really shows their appreciation for the customers. If it matters, alcohol isn't served.

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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?