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402 Main St, Ste A, Murphys, CA 95247-9695
+1 209-728-8663
08:00 - 20:30
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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Visalia, California
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was a bit of a disappointment. The menu looked good and the ambiance (on the surface) looked good. Sadly thats where anything positive ended. The staff were a bit full of themselves and while not exactly rude aren't particularly welcoming or friendly. The food was OK but nothing to write home about. I had the elk which was... More 

Scotts Valley, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fresh, great menu. Lots of options for lunch if you're visiting Murphys to wine taste. Grounds has wonderful options and a nice, quaint, local feel to it.

Thank Patti G
Murphys, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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
Level Contributor
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 18 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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162 reviews
84 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

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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
US$ 16
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?