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Owl Grill & Saloon

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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134 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-4702
+1 530-274-1144
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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Grass Valley, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took out of town friends to this restaurant that we had walked by on a couple of occasions, and wrongly assumed was just a bar. We were all pleasantly surprised with very good meals, nice wines and an attentive owner/chef and wait staff. I enjoyed a generous meal featuring seared ahi. The citrus salad was refreshing. My husband & turf.... More 

Thank smcandrews
Palo Alto, California
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Authentic atmosphere. The building was a house of ill repute during the Gold Rush. Very nice bar as well.

Thank Brenton h
San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Four of us went to the Owl on a cold rainy night in February. As we entered the ("Ladies Entrance") from a cold dark narrow alley, we were greeted by a warm atmosphere with more than a hint of garlic. We were seated immediately and found that the wait staff were very attentive. We ordered our pre-dinner drinks and an... More 

Thank tomdJ5012PX
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've always had a pretty positive experience here in the past and would normally give it an Excellent rating, but this last time was pretty sub-par for the expense. We had the second to last reservation of the night (8:15), and they close at 9:00 so the dinner rush would have settled Way down by then. We arrived early, just... More 

Thank Nadea D
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visit the Owl regularly for great food, nice wine, excellent service and fireside dining. (reservations recommended for the fireplace). Steaks are always perfectly prepared as is the seafood. Employees are attentive and available, Salads are a local favorite. Easily one of our top 3 favorite dinner spots in Grass Valley.

Thank Dave K
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We fancied a drink and snack before heading to a show in the Performing Arts Center, and happened upon The Owl. Loved the historic feel of the saloon with its classic long bar. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and the draft beer selection, while limited, was well chosen. On the servers recommendation we had the blue cheese bread and... More 

Thank Phil M
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and I didn't make reservations as we had just gotten into town and weren't really familiar with the restaurants. Most were booked, so we popped into the Owl Grill. They had steaks on the grill which smelled amazing and I was told they are known for their steaks. However we had had beef the night before so we... More 

Thank Deanna M
Grass Valley, California
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent food great salads and meats are cooked perfectly. Full bar . Good service. Warm atmosphere.

Thank bjchallice
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We went to the Owl Tavern for dinner last night, Valentine's Day, and had an excellent dinner. Our waiter, Joe, was great, and the rest of the staff was attentive and friendly. The menu is a bit pricey, but our dinner was excellent. We both had the rack of lamb, which came with warm french bread, a choice of soup... More 

Thank mogoCalifornia
Auburn, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had never had dinner at the Owl so were interested in the venue and the food. All in all we had a good experience. The wait staff were very helpful and the menu had plenty of choices. We had the cheese bread (very good) to start and each had different entrees. One dinner was over cooked and staff made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-4702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-274-1144

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?