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Lefty's Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, American
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101 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2623
+1 530-265-5838
11:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nevada city is small, we walked there in the evening. We were able to get a seat outside on the balcony over the river. It was very refreshing after a hot summer day. The waiters were friendly and helpful and the food was good. Much better than than we were lead to believe. Great place to hang out in evening... More 

Thank Carla C
Los Gatos, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in out of the rain/snow for lunch. Good atmosphere. Warm, friendly, good food and beer. The server was perfect! We'll be back.

Thank margolamberr
Grass Valley, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at lefty's is quite consistent. They do a good job and the business is expanding. They have taken over the entire floor at street level. The bar is still quite small and can get crowded. The patio overlooks Deer Creek and it's quite nice during the summer. I like the Ahi poke appetizer. They also offer a nice... More 

Thank ThomasOates
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Good food at the grill happy hour at the bar good selection reasonable prices. The appetizers at happy hour plentiful and tasty. Great Burgers too.

Thank Seniortravler2
Nevada City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

When Lefty's moved out of the downtown core a few years ago, I doubted that their business would remain as popular. The current building just wasn't as interesting, it seemed like a step down. With the more recent upgrade to the upper dining room, I'm more inclined to visit. And get that Napa pizza again! Their food seems fairly consistent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had dinner here one night and the food was delicious. It was very busy but the service was still pretty good. The portions are very generous so some of us shared things. Others were hungry enough to eat a full meal. The sliced steak sandwich (like a French Dip) was delicious. The chicken caesar salad was very good.

Thank LabMAK
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had salmon and peppercorn New York steak. My steak, carrots and garlic mashed potatoes were sooo delicious, I wanted to eat there every single night. The carrots were grilled or ? giving them a complex, carmelized deliciousness I have never had before. The mouthwatering steak cooked to perfection was unbelievable. Lastly, the garlic mashed potatoes just divine! The portions... More 

Thank Karyn B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Love the food here. Tuna Poke is delicious! Also, try substituting free range chicken for burgers and you will be pleasantly delighted!

Thank pb1610
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The menu offered a wide range of choices. Food was delivered quickly with knowledgeable, helpful, friendly service. Beautiful natural setting above the creek and some views. Modern appointments.

Thank diana j
Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting for the weekend and Lefty's was recommended by the owner of the B&B we are staying. It was busy on a Friday night but no problems with service and only had to wait about 5 to 10 minutes for a table. Larger parties were having to wait about 15 min. The hamburger was one of the best I have... More 

Thank Fairoakien

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Bar, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
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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