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Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
+1 530-265-9093
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fondue” (64 reviews)
“prime rib” (18 reviews)
“steak” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here for dinner one night two weeks ago. The front of the house host was not too friendly when we showed up without a reservation despite there being many open tables. Acted like he did us a favor to seat us at a table...More

Thank MarkieAnna
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a Wednesday night for a special occasion, my husband's birthday. I asked him where he wanted to go, and he chose Tuck's! This restaurant is very popular locally. They have live music several nights of the week. It had been awhile since...More

Thank minic00per
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful quiet atmosphere for a romantic dinner. Food was wonderful! Waitress was extremely nice! Will enjoy going back!!!

Thank yvonne k
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It frankly pains me to give Friar Tuck's a bad review as this is otherwise a long-established and well-respected restaurant in Nevada City. However, their fondues (that used to be their claim to fame), whether cheese or meat, are not only mediocre at best (I...More

Thank FrenchyEric
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry you didn't enjoy our fondues. They have been a customer favorite for over 40 years. Our cheese fondue is made with swiss gruyere and emmentaler cheeses with white wine and garlic. Our meat fondues come with 10oz of meat/seafood and an assortment of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Tucks because it reminds me of my childhood growing up in Nevada City. The bar is awesome & has great bartenders but the food is not so awesome. I’m a foodie & love to eat so I’ve been very unhappy w/my meals. We...More

Thank Snlwessinger
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for being a loyal customer. We are so glad you enjoy our bar. We're sorry you've been disappointed with your meals. Please feel free to let your bartender know your concerns and perhaps they can help guide you to something you might enjoy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard this was a local favorite, and we weren't disappointed. Servers were nice and very prompt. They specialize in fondue and the small plate we tried was great. Tempura shrimp and sea bass entrees were both well done and of high quality. Hawaiian...More

Thank MarkMickelsen58
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 7 March 2018

What a great place to have dinner when visiting the Grass Valley / Nevada City Area. Reservations are recommended. We waiting in the Bar for only 20 minutes before we were seated. The Prime Rib was very good and the Menu is full of choices,...More

Thank Will S
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Friar Tucks was recommended by friends who had visited and we were pleased we took the recommendation. It was a Saturday night and the place was hopping. Glad we had a reservation. There was live music in the bar which drew a filled to capacity...More

Thank gsax
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for joining us and for the review! Glad you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is not only my favorite Fondue place, but it is my favorite place to eat. I have the cheese and oil fondue when I go, and it is delicious. We also, have the chocolate fondue! They always have a great variety of things to...More

Thank Barry K
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

We are honored to be your favorite fondue place! Thank you.

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Great atmosphere and very friendly staff ! We really enjoyed our meal and will be back again when we come up to visit Grass Valley. Must try !!!

Thank dawsonmb5
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for the review.

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Questions & Answers
Henri S
28 December 2017|
Response from SuzanneLS | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. We had a salad, but it was a group deal for a wedding party. Just call them!
14 August 2015|
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Response from FriarTucksNC | Property representative |
Yes, "smart casual" is probably the way to go, however, for those in shorts and a t-shirt you will not feel uncomfortable or out of place (especially in the bar).
22 April 2015|
Response from winterstreet | Property representative |
Yes, they can absolutely accommodate large parties. Please contact Carissa, our general manager, to make arrangements. She can be reached at 530-265-9093.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-9093
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