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Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

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111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
+1 530-265-9093
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Ben Lomond, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had an early dinner meal on our recent visit to Nevada City. Everything was terrific...we especially enjoyed the food and the great atmosphere.

Thank Orville1041
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travel to Nevada City at least once a month to dine here. No matter how crazy life becomes, we can come here with the family, order our favorites, and time stands still. The wait staff treats you like a local, the food (especially the teryaki steak) is excellent, and if you love music, come early and stay late listening... More 

Thank doc0205
Santa Rosa, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While there are a variety of places to choose from I am a repeat customer here because the food is so good, the bar is fun and the wait is short.

Thank Linnieb234
Nevada City
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether dining in the bar or the forest-like restaurant, you will find yourself in a cozy, comfortable and friendly environment. We dine at Friar Tuck's at least monthly; more often than not in the bar where the rotating, nightly local musicians make the evenings all the more pleasant. If you have a large appetite, I recommend beginning a meal with... More 

Thank Francis C
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful customer. We appreciate the review. More 

Martinez, California
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188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Friar Tuck's is a quiet (okay, the lounge area can get loud), classy place in Nevada City, just off Broad Street. Service is polite, attentive and understated, the atmosphere is wood and high ceilings. They have a pretty extensive menu, ranging from seafood to American chophouse to "continental" dishes. When we recently went, one of us ate light with French... More 

Thank Steven C
Chico, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The last few years the food here has gone down hill. I told my husband I didn't want to eat here because their food is crappy, but it was busy everywhere else so we went. OH, how I wish I had gone with my gut. First, the sautéed mushroom appetizer was quite literally cooked mushrooms with raw mustard out of... More 

Thank Bryn Jesse A
Eagle, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I'm in the process of moving to Nevada City, CA- I've been back and forth from Colorado to here and Friar Tuck's has quickly become a favorite. The food is delicious and we love the laid back scene this place provides. The bar side is fun and has live music often and the dining area is great too.

Thank rachelclaire41
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We rarely eat here except on special occasions, but I think it's worth the price. Friar Tucks is mostly known for their Fondue, which I can't comment on, because I didn't have it (don't really care for it). Did have the hamburger which was reasonably priced for a high-end restaurant, probably 1/2 pound of meat with a lot of fries.... More 

Thank monie c
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant to visit with family or just a twosome. The bar has a great menu and is almost always available with just a short wait. The main restaurant is large but fairly quiet so conversations are not forced. The menu is extensive but the fondue is fairly unique and well worth trying for adults. Flaming anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Went with family and it was really fun and great environment. Next time I want to try the fondue, it looks amazing. We all had great meals and can't wait to come back again.

Thank Sherry A
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-9093

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?