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Alchemy Market and Cafe

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191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
+1 209-728-0700
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 20:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the best reasonably priced meal we had on our travels this year, the obviously fresh food served in this restaurant is the best value for money in Murphys. In my opinion.

Thank rogerbQ4859CC
Meyrals, France
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably my favourite but only just. I had the most delicious salad ever. At the top of the town in a little shady spot amongst other small stores. I had the Bistro Salad, it was sublime. Other friends ate other salads which were also good.

Thank Em B
San Ramon, CA
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a solid choice in Murphys. Since it is located at the beginning of town, parking is usually not too bad. My only gripe is that they are only open till 8pm(even on weekends).

Thank yonojo
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, nice ambience and quiet. Good service and nice beer selection. Late dining available. Great soup!

Thank Lenny O
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three cousins and spouses/significant other toured a local winery and then visited Murphy's. This is a one main street gold rush town with wineries, shops, and restaurants. Interestingly, we discovered the restaurants opened for dinner at 5:00 p.m. when the local wineries closed. We wanted dinner earlier and found Alchemy open at 4:30 and ready to serve us. We had... More 

Thank Frank P
San Mateo, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 she did not want to waste food. It has only a wine and beer license... More 

Thank William K
New Orleans, Louisiana
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 and it was a fantastic choice. There was also live music and a great beer... More 

Thank Barry M
Oakdale, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 other TA reviews extolling the meatloaf, we opted for the dinner that included a salad,... More 

Thank Judy S
Los Angeles, California
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324 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 usually order meatloaf in a restaurant but theirs appealed to me and didn't disappoint. My... More 

Thank Helen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 25
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?