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Lefty's Grill

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Bar, American, Pizza, Wine Bar
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101 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2623
+1 530-265-5838
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Nevada City, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hamburgers are not the only choice, but they are worth to try. The award winning pizza's are very good as well.

Thank 509Sonny78
Penn Valley, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like Lefty's. We live in Nevada County, so it is one of the places we like to go for casual lunches and dinners occasionally. Recently, a friend suggested the Fish & Chips, served only on Fridays. We did. It was outstanding, really as good as any I've had, even compared to what I had in London. Best to make... More 

Thank Roger S
Grass Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten at Lefty's twice. The first time, we were favorably impressed with both the bar and restaurant, although the food service was a little slow. On our second visit, we found the food service to be unacceptably slow. Based upon this recent experience, we aren't likely to go back anytime soon. The bar at Lefty's is a popular place.... More 

Thank RJ748
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I liked the riverside dining, but really enjoyed the food. We sat outside on the balcony overlooking the little rushing river below. I had never had pork belly before and certainly not pork with shrimp in a linguini pasta dish, but it was amazing. Very creative food.

Thank brettduch
Long Beach, Mississippi
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40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The site of this delicious restaurant is over a river. The food was so delicious. The service very good. The Caesar salad is exceptional. Great p,ace to linger with family and enjoy the day.

Thank egjones
San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This town has quite a few restaurants: this is one of the better ones :-) The restaurant is downstairs from the bar, and has both a fireplace for colder weather, and an outdoor patio. Decent wine list, interesting cocktails, good food.

Thank Heckelphone
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An institution and always fun to visit. They have an innovative menu, good food, friendly staff, a great place to sit outside for lunch overlooking the water.

Thank Pat C
Nevada City, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first impression was how lovely the patio was with the greenery and the sound of the river running below. I then had the lettuce wraps which were excellent for a lite lunch. I highly encourage you to visit Lefty's and get a patio spot if the weather is nice.

Thank kimberlyd4444
Nevada City, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice casual and relaxing atmosphere. I've been to Lefty's several times and have always found it pleasant and the food very good. You can eat in the bar or on one of there nice tables in several different areas if you want something a little more quiet. You can also go out on the large deck for dining... More 

Thank stevenv40
Auburn, California, United States
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently celebrated our anniversary by having dinner at Lefty's Grill. It was our first time dining at Lefty's and we were not disappointed. I had the salmon and my husband had the butternut squash tortellacci. We sat on the deck by the creek and were both very pleased. We highly recommend Lefty's Grill!

Thank Bonnie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $30
Bar, American, Pizza, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-5838
Casual white linen dining. Come see our new 1,100 sq ft dining room, featuring a view of Deer Creek. We also offer a full bar with daily drink specials. Enjoy our creekside patios, upper bar and wine tasting room. Think of us for gourmet burgers, pizza, elegant meals, banquets and catering. See us on Wednesday for our Blue Plate Special and Fridays for fresh house-made Fish & Chips, Clam Chowder and Coleslaw-all day, til sold out. Come early!

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