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402 Main St, Ste A, Murphys, CA 95247-9695
+1 209-728-8663
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Visalia, California
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This place was a bit of a disappointment. The menu looked good and the ambiance (on the surface) looked good. Sadly thats where anything positive ended. The staff were a bit full of themselves and while not exactly rude aren't particularly welcoming or friendly. The food was OK but nothing to write home about. I had the elk which was... More 

Scotts Valley, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Fresh, great menu. Lots of options for lunch if you're visiting Murphys to wine taste. Grounds has wonderful options and a nice, quaint, local feel to it.

Thank Patti G
Murphys, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Had many dinners here with friends and always come away satisfied. for the first time I had breakfast and it was the best french toast I've ever had.

Thank maggienmas
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I tried a bite of my friend's herb omelette and vowed to return for one of my own. Who would have guessed it could be so flavorful and memorable?!? I recently accomplished my goal and was delighted to find it as delicious as I remembered. It's an appealing restaurant on many levels. I look forward to revisiting whenever I'm in... More 

Thank LittlePuffy
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic! Had a breakfast burrito with sweet Italian sausage, tomatillo sauce was amazing on it. My husband had a waffle and was light and crispy- very good. The 1/2 size order if French toast would be enough for anyone- very good!!! But don't expect good service. Didn't get the water we asked for with breakfast, couldn't get... More 

Thank Vicki B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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 October 17, 2016

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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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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166 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 209-728-8663

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