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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Brewery
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“Amazing Food. Local and regional menu changes weekly. The brew master makes some good beer. The baked goods are to die for!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
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“speak-easy type bar, good place to get a drink before heading out for dinner :)”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best restaurant in the area, but a little more pricey. Exceptional wine list, and food is wonderful. You’ll definitely need a reservation. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Super yummy breakfast and lunch. Get there early though, it can get pretty crowded on weekends.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nevada City is a bit of a drive but this place is worth it! Make a reservation if possible”
  • 26 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Get her early on the weekends, lines get very long! Best breakfast in town. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Tasty food, awesome pizza’s, wonderful spot on Deer Creek if you can snag a table outside!”
  • 28 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Friar Tuck’s features a warm atmosphere with extensive steak, seafood and fondue menu, an in-depth wine list, classic cocktails and live music nightly. A good 'meat and potatoes' kind of place.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“When there is a line for ice cream in winter you know you're doing something right.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sopa Thai offers Thai cuisine that is as good any Thai place I've been to in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lovely indoor atmosphere and a beautiful outdoor garden dining area in back (with a fountain and pond, etc.). ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good bar, and good bar food! They turn into a live music venue almost every night, with great artists and bands coming through all the time!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Miner's Foundry is used for weddings and a wide variety of events - wine tasting, holiday activities - you just never know what is happening - don't miss a chance to see this historical building! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Excellent for breakfast and lunch. Bowls, soups, salads, avocado toast! Espresso! Hip!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cinema
“The Onyx Theater, formerly the Magic Theater, is a true art-house theatre. Generally good film selections and a cool atmosphere.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good sushi. For veggie sushi, try the Machu Picchu... so satisfying. Also, the plum wine martinis (plumtinis) are delicious.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Meet my friend and owner Steffen, who's place is hard to find (there's no sign). Enjoy his roasted coffee, nosh on yummy edibles like the 6-minute egg with toast, and peruse a curated vinyl collection that showcases Nevada City's local musicians.”
  • 13 locals recommend