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402 Main St, Ste A, Murphys, CA 95247-9695
+1 209-728-8663
07:00 - 09:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 20:30
Fri 07:00 - 21:30
Sat 07:00 - 09:30
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Murphys, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 22 October 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 20 October 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 17 October 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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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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 

Thank tourgoddess
Sacramento, California
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Lunched here with 3 other seniors while attending annual grape stomping festival. The staff tried to be very attentive, but I think they were overwhelmed by the full house. I enjoyed the cheese steak sandwich very much. We were seated in the large dining room, and shared it with what I think was a large birthday party of young women.... More 

Thank BiffCanlett
Northern California
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104 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Four of us strolled Main Street looking for a cool place to have dinner. We spoke with two women dining outside at Grounds. One was a local who said it was her4 favorite. So in we went. We all had Elk....and it was delicious. The wine list was local & reasonable. Everything was great!

Thank CaptainStevers

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 09:30
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?