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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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Los Angeles, California
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Sebastopol, California
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228 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 share with the fries. Good selection of taps beers to wash it all down. Friendly... More 

Gold River, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 large heap of fries and some side salad. My spouse had a salmon salad which... More 

1 Thank gvo1000
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 what Chef Jason has whipped up for that day. Meatloaf is a terrific surprise. Never... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 when I am sure this town is very busy.

Thank DebJ60
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 and comfortable but secluded enough from the parking and street (unlike some outdoor I I... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Don't miss this GEM! Our server was delightful and the food was outstanding! Cozy atmosphere, inviting and homey!

Thank Judi E
Gold River, California, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Walked into Alchemy at 3pm when 3 tables available in bar section. Hostess didn't greet us, just stood there working on paper work. She walked away a couple of times and came back to do more paperwork. We stood there for 5 minutes, finally told her customers come first and walked out. Shame because I love their meatloaf.

Thank Brian S
Sacramento, California
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been here several times and it never disappoints. The menu has something for everyone and each dish is very well done. the crab mac and cheese is loaded with fresh dungeness and the specials are inventive. Wine list, of course, local and wonderful. A cozy interior with fireplace, friendly and intelligent service. I dream about it.

1 Thank Purkinji
Pleasanton, California
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were so surprised by our stay in Murphys, which we previously knew nothing about. Ended up in the town trying to get close to Bear Valley for skiing. We ate at Alchemy twice...interesting menu, tasty, nice staff, and live music on Tuesday. They had local wines on the menu which were fun to try.

Thank ACEP925

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 25
American, Gluten Free 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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?