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402 Main St, Ste A, Murphys, CA 95247-9695
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

French Toast is excellent Sour Dough thick slices. Also good Quesadillas and Spanish Omelet. Friendly Staff

Thank Gary H
Sonora, California
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really like good beans and rice. Grounds has the best dish, with a little salsa and a chapati - enough to satisfy my hunger and then some. I keep thinking I will try something else there, but I always come back to this dish - they make it better than anyone else around here. My husband has had several... More 

Thank coap83
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great people watching; right on Main Street. Had the loaded potato...it really was LOADED!!! Perfect place for any meal period. Good quality food and friendly crew.

Thank Stefan M
New Hampshire
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently had dinner at Grounds in Murphys, CA. Following the lead from other reviews, I ordered the elk with a side of asparagus. It was simply outstanding. My wife ordered the salmon and very much enjoyed it. We ordered a bottle of dry rose that was a great accompaniment to the meal. Service was friendly and... More 

Thank irawine
Reno Nevada
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150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get beyond the name---we couldn't decide if it was a coffee house or what-- and you will find a good place to eat throughout the day. We opted for outside seating (although the inside is artistic and wonderful) and soaked in good weather, a good vibe with the other guests and good food. The herb omelette was delicious and understated.... More 

Thank tourgoddess
Sacramento, California
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunched here with 3 other seniors while attending annual grape stomping festival. The staff tried to be very attentive, but I think they were overwhelmed by the full house. I enjoyed the cheese steak sandwich very much. We were seated in the large dining room, and shared it with what I think was a large birthday party of young women.... More 

Thank BiffCanlett
Northern California
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99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us strolled Main Street looking for a cool place to have dinner. We spoke with two women dining outside at Grounds. One was a local who said it was her4 favorite. So in we went. We all had Elk....and it was delicious. The wine list was local & reasonable. Everything was great!

Thank CaptainStevers
Los Angeles, California
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288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is the interesting thing about eating in Los Angeles (say) versus a small town -- most restaurants in a big city are open 7 days a week; not so in the Gold Country. We were staying Tuesday through Thursday and encountered numerous restaurants that close down on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or Wednesdays and Thursdays. We also found that you... More 

Thank CacheOn
San Jose, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

osso buco not cooked long enough. Mashed potatoes cold on osso buco and chicken dish. Chicken dish also not as described. Ribeye and chioppino very good

Thank willgoldston
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Grounds for an anniversary dinner & were not disappointed. We both ordered the Elk, served with mash potatoes & asparagus. It was absolutely delicious!! Not gamey at all. Very tender & full of flavor. Wonderful service. Will definitely be back.

Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Main St, Ste A, Murphys, CA 95247-9695
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Murphys
  • Phone Number: 209-728-8663

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