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Alchemy Market and Cafe

191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
+1 209-728-0700
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (32 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
“calamari” (18 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
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11 - 20 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Lovely restaurant in the town of Murphys, CA. Friendly service, delicious food - salads were outstanding. Fun atmosphere. In their tented outdoor room well behaved dogs are welcome.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had dinner at this place and found it to be interesting in that the portion sizes could indicate they are not working with much margin. My wife ordered a "crab cake appetizer" that was so large, she had to cancel her main course as...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I came to Calaveras County for work and this was my first dinner with coworkers and it was pretty good. Everyone else had been here several times and didn't have a bad thing to say. I was bombarded with suggestions and went with the meatloaf...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

When we made our reservation, we learned that Tuesday nights are live music nights and seating is available in an outdoor tented area that is connected to the main dining room. The music was a nice addition to the otherwise pleasant ambiance. After reading the...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoy traveling with our golden retriever but get tired of fast food or take out eaten out of styrofoam boxes in hotel rooms. This was our second visit to Alchemy & the food was just as good & the patio as welcoming. I don't...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Stopped in for lunch and spotted the "fries" on the menu. They had a different twist, "dusted with brown sugar and chipotle" with a cilantro aioli dip. They also serve a bread with a great topping. Our sandwich was very fresh and big enough to...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

We chose Alchemy for lunch on a recent visit to Murphys and were not disappointed. As a meatloaf freak, I was happy to see it on the menu and my choice was made. The meatloaf was exceptional and came in a huge portion with a...More

1  Thank gvo1000
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great restaurant in Murphys with an amazing list of beers, just be sure to ask for the Blue sheet to see all the different choices. Beer and wine are the only choices here. Consistently good menu with creative specials. I never order until I know...More

Thank camptiesiera
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had lunch here after several recommendations and were not disappointed. A good selection, decent prices, good service. The food was cooked with interesting flavors and spices that made it unique. We really enjoyed the sweet potato fries! Would love to come back in the summer...More

Thank DebJ60
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on our way up to the Big Trees and thoroughly enjoyed it. We sat on the outdoor patio because it was a beautiful day and the main dining room seemed a bit loud and crowded for our taste. The patio was quaint...More

Thank KenleyStringer
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22 August 2016|
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Response from pncboy85 | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could tell you honestly. The kitchen appears to be quite inflexible if that makes any difference. I asked to have a slight modification to my entree and was greeted with an implicit "who do you think you are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Murphys
  • Phone Number: +1 209-728-0700
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