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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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Martinez, California
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179 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
40 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Nevada City, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I love going here for the fondoo. It is pricey, but it is a good place to go for a special treat. They often have live music.

Thank Mary R
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Our third evening in Nevada City we decided to try Friar Tucks for an early dinner. The restaurant is bigger than it looks outside, and we were escorted toward the back of the restaurant where it was a bit darker. We took a while with the menu but decided on the cheese fondue (for 2) as an appetizer. And we... More 

Thank Honeymooner65
Grass Valley, CA USA
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We've lived in the area for nearly 40 years.....Friar Tucks has been our favorite restaurant all these years. We like to sit in the bar area and listen to the music and order off that menu. The smoked salmon appetizer is the best ever, not to mention the french onion soup and the crab cakes.

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

Thank you so much for being a loyal customer. We are glad you enjoy our restaurant and we look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Bethesda, MD
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143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I had dinner at Friar Tuck's with a large group. The servers were nice, friendly and prompt. The building is historical, with interesting nooks and crannies. With Saturday's live music and talkers we had a very hard time hearing each other. The artichoke appetizer was cooked to an unfriendly crisp. The shrimp scampi was tough. The creme brûlée, though, was... 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
Special occasions, Romantic, 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?