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Iron Door Saloon and Grill

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Address: 18761 Main St., Groveland, CA
Phone Number: +1 209-962-8904
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00

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Great burgers in a great Gold Mining era saloon

The Iron Door has been around since 1852, continuously operating! Great food, atmosphere. Try throwing a dollar bill and sticking it to the ceiling (its a local thing!)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
William F
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Sonora, California
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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Iron Door has been around since 1852, continuously operating! Great food, atmosphere. Try throwing a dollar bill and sticking it to the ceiling (its a local thing!)

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Even if you are not eating, this is worth a peek. It is the oldest continuously running saloon (bar) in California. The ceiling is full of dollar bills. Food is good. Service is friendly. Looks like entertainment is a hit!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for drinks and bite to eat and found the place to be full. Spoke to a lady about ordering some food who didn't seem to pleased and suggested an hours wait so we went for a walk along the high street. On returning we went to the bar and ordered some drinks and were served by a delightful... More 

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Echt, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We stopped here on our way to Yosemite Park and found it a perfect place for a pit stop. Our four daughters were not of course allowed to sit at the bar, but hey: law is law. Not for Dutchies to question. Personnel is very friendly and takes the time for chat. Could be the time of day because it... More 

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Thank HarGootzen
St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Fun, ecclectic bar. Food was good and the beer was great and cold. It was fun to watch one of the families eating at the bar trying to get their dollar bill stuck to the ceiling...along with many others up there.

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Thank chris f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We saw the place as soon as we enter the little town an said we were gonna visit it before leaving. It was the best desicion ever. We met great ppl, had great drinks and food and spend a lovely time.

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Thank bnuny
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157 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this quaint little town for 1 night on route to Yosemite. We didn't eat at the saloon but went for drinks. What a pleasant evening- live band and all. Being tourists, this felt like being in a western movie. The barmen, decor, music and patrons... Loved it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

If you are traveling through grovland to Yosemite or just up for a day trip out of the valley this is a cool place to stop and have a beverage and enjoy the originality of this place . It is truly the oldest bar in California and you will meet all walks on life in here since it is the... More 

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

I read that this was the oldest continuously operated bar in California -- lots of things to look at while there --- the food was very good. It can be a bit crowded on the weekends.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

It’s like a western set the main street of Groveland with the Iron Door saloon and Iron door General Store plus the wooden hotel charlotte that looked to have been modernised, but keeping the original features. If you are visiting Yosemite it’s a long way from everywhere so staying in Groveland makes a lot of sense and adds to the... More 

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