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Owl Grill & Saloon

American, Bar
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134 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-4702
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cedar Rdige,Ca USA
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I placed a to go order tonight. I ordered their JR's chicken which I had once before and really enjoyed it. It had a really good creamy champagne sauce. My to go order had 0 sauce and the chicken was way over cooked. The veggies were also over cooked and cold- I paid $28 for a terrible meal.

Thank bajasand
Redwood City, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We stop here for lunch when we're in town & really love the food. April delivers great service & does an amazing job of taking orders , delivering food, tending the bar & cleaning the tables. Their chowder is great and my husband loves their portobello mushroom burger. The blue bread is out of this world & fish & chips... More 

Thank Belinda M
Phoenix, Arizona
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348 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

A friend and I visited historic Grass Valley on a warm day, and the cool interior of the Owl looked inviting after all that sun. We stopped in mid afternoon and ordered two old fashioned phosphates. What fun! The Owl Grill and Saloon is also known as The Owl Tavern. This is truly an historic site; the original saloon opened... More 

Thank Violette54
Grass Valley, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Had a great dinner on the first visit. Great calamari. Second visit, had a waitress drop a tray full of beers at my feet as we entered. Ordered the pork ribs. The order was served 180 degrees from my actual order. The ribs were dry and inedible.

1 Thank Shady G
Grass Valley
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We love the Owl for those special nights when we want cozy, quiet & maybe a little romantic. We especially like it in the winter. They will have the fireplace going & it just feels relaxed. We love the food there too, especially the steaks cooked to perfection. My preferences are seafood & lamb & they have done a great... More 

Thank 928carenp
Grass Valley, California
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We went here because we kept thinking it looked cool. So when friends from Michigan came to visit we decided to try it out. Sadly it was crazy expensive. They didn't hardly have any vegetarian dishes. I ordered a $15 salad and the lettuce didn't even cover the entire plate. It was like they place 10 pieces flat on the... More 

Thank Deonna M
Nevada City, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love the Owl. The citrus salad is one of my favorites and we both love the bully blue bread. The steaks are great and I always love the salmon.

Thank mrswhittlesey
Grass Valley, California
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I have had two excellent dinners at The Owl in the past few months. The service is friendly and good. The tables are close together so it can get noisy but not uncomfortably so. Each member of our party was pleased with their dinner.

Thank NanGS_10
England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Super fun atmosphere for lunch. Great BBQ Chicken sandwich and really tasty Bacon Cheeseburger. Service was incredibly fast. Husband and I both enjoyed everything.

Thank Meagan D
Coarsegold, California
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was highly recommended by the owner of the Elam Biggs B&B, where we were staying. Based on the number of patrons who were dining, the food must normally be very good. However, four of us all found our salmon and halibut entrees to be average at best. The server was prompt and professional, and the exposed brick and... More 

Thank Daniel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-4702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: 530-274-1144

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