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Lefty's Grill

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$$ - $$$
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101 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2623
+1 530-265-5838
11:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Winters, California
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner and lunch the next day at this restaurant situated on Deer Creek. The food was very good and sitting outside on the deck was especially enjoyable. The service was a bit slow but all the waiters & waitresses were sociable, wanting to make our dining memorable.

Thank H2OAlgae
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182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I stopped by early on a Friday evening to find Lefty's almost totally filled. We sat at the counter and got to watch several servers hustle. They never seemed to stop, yet they gave us terrific service. We enjoyed our drinks and meal. Would go there again.

Thank 44Boppa
Camptonville, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner. We arrived at 4:45 and easily found a table. By 5:15, they were slammed! I order salmon wherever I go and this was easily the best I have ever had!!! Absolutely delish! My hubby had a hamburger and loved it! We topped it off with the Creme Brûlée.... very good, but a bit... More 

1 Thank ckinne11
Grass Valley, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Only been there once so far but it was a good find. Had lunch with a table overlooking the river, Food was excellent and a wide variety for lunch.

Thank Jack6478
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The upstairs bar is beautiful, and it has not only the best "Happy Hour" in town, but one of the best I have had in years. The burgers are amazing, and the appetizers are killer. The service here is wonderful, and they just can not do enough to make you happy.

Thank snappyjo
Incline Village, Nevada
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192 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is one of the must-visit restaurants in Nevada City. Great menu, convenient location, lovely staff.

Thank mes227
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Service was on task and friendly. Bar area nice as well. We were in town for anniversary and chose Lefty's for dinner. We were not disappointed..........the service and food were excellent and fairly priced. I would definitely go back for more!

Thank AuburnHillman
Nevada City, California
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lefty's has been closed for two months due to flooding, but they're back. So glad. My wife and I dine there every week or two. One of our favorite restaurants in Nevada City. We especially like the happy hour, where the wine is just $3 a glass. The ahi poke is excellent, and quite reasonable. Service is friendly and quick.... More 

Thank Solar J
Grass Valley, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice selection BUT went on Friday to get their Fish and Chips which they are know for. Got there at 5:30 and they did not have any left. WentTHREE times around 5:30 to 6;30 and each time they did not have any left! Does not make sense. I really did not care for anything else they had. Tried their pizza... More 

Thank awin2016
Grass Valley, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best fish in the area. You can only get the fish on Fridays. The regular menu is very good . Fresh food good service . on Fridays there is a bit of a wait for the fish special. They have a nice little bar and during nice weather you can dine outside by the creek. Only down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Bar, American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-5838
Casual white linen dining. Come see our new 1,100 sq ft dining room, featuring a view of Deer Creek. We also offer a full bar with daily drink specials. Enjoy our creekside patios, upper bar and wine tasting room. Think of us for gourmet burgers, pizza, elegant meals, banquets and catering. See us on Wednesday for our Blue Plate Special and Fridays for fresh house-made Fish & Chips, Clam Chowder and Coleslaw-all day, til sold out. Come early!

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