The Gold Country ~ Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne counties

California Gold Country Restaurants, Dining & Entertainment

Find the best restaurants in Sutter Creek, Plymouth, Jackson, and much more!

Restaurants in Sutter Creek, Angels Camp, Jackson, and all around the California Gold Country

Amador County

(209) 223-3222

"Thanks to you and your staff, it was really a wonderful event and we got so many compliments for weeks afterwards. Not only for the food, but for the look of the hall -- the churchgoers had never seen it look so good. One guest even remarked about the "real china!" Isn't that funny? Well, I think they're used to something a little less formal, but we were so glad that everything turned out so well. I hope that the event helped get the word out about your excellent services -- thank you again for everything, all the best to you in the future!" – Cynthia S.

(209) 257-0588

Bella Rosa Italian Restaurant is family owned and operated in Historic Downtown Jackson and Ione. Serving fresh seafood, meats and pastas plus American specials for lunch and dinner makes everyone happy.

(209) 245-3663

Beth Sogaard’s Amador Vintage Market and deli is a gourmet’s delight with the finest selection of fresh sandwiches on house baked breads, elegant entrées, charcouterie, artisan cheeses, desserts and gelato — everything to satisfy a snack or sit down meal. Catering for weddings and events.

Read more on the blog: Wine & Dine, Romantic Adventures, Amador County Wineries

Here are a few of our favorites: 

(GF) Pulled Pork “Sundaes” ~ BBQ Pork served on a bed of mashers with ricotta cheese, finished with a balsamic drizzle and topped with a “cherry” (tomato).

Smoked Duck & Pork Belly bao ~ served with gochujang, thai herbs, mango slaw, sesame crèma and crispy avocado.

Mini Hot Dogs with Toppings Bar ~ including onions, bacon, cheese, peppers, sauerkraut, assorted mustards and ketchup

(GF) Fire & Ice Chef’s Station ~ himachi and ahi torched then topped with sesame miso aioli and Japanese caviar; served on a bed of shisho leaves and smoking dry ice.

(GF) Deconstructed PB & J’s ~ French macaroons filled with salted vanilla cream, powdered peanut butter and powdered strawberry.

(209) 267-0570

Award-winning pies, cookies and more made from scratch. Outstanding burgers, soups and salads.

Read more on the blog: Top Wedding Vendors, Amador City

Great drinks and great food at this awesome little eatery. Sandwiches, special salads and pastries get a kick from savory flavor combinations. 

(209) 223-2748

Dickey’s BBQ is a Texas-style barbecue restaurant providing the best quality smoked meats and delicious sides. Dine in, take out or let us cater your next event!

Hotel - Restaurant - Bar Serving fresh, farmhouse flavors 7 days a week. All produce and meat is sourced locally and sustainably fora truly unique dining experience. Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch.

More on the blog: Romantic Dining in The Gold Country

(209) 267-9172

At Imperial Hotel the stage is set for your enjoyment! This regionally acclaimed restaurant features fresh, locally grown produce, Niman Ranch meats and sustainably harvested seafood in the beautiful, historic dining room and patio. Enjoy fine California cuisine in a historic 1897 hotel with indoor and patio dining. Dinner Tuesday through Sunday, Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

More on the blog: Romantic Dining

(800) 822-9466


(209) 257-1668

“I wish life were as simple as choosing between a (seasonal) pumpkin smash shake, a soy chai latte or an acai berry smoothie. When you buy a drink you can usually get one of their delicious oat-meals (topped with berries and pecans, brown sugar or spiced apples) for just a dollar.”
(Jamba Juice Jackson fan)

(209) 257-2595

One of California’s oldest hotels, the National, has been completely renovated with luxury rooms in Gold Rush style, plus a beautiful bar and restaurant that are elegant yet comfortable and friendly, boasting an excellent menu.

(209) 223-4088

Oko Sushi is a fabulous Japanese Restaurant. The Sushi Bar is fresh, fresh, fresh with a creative and traditional menu… or you may dine at your favorite table with friends and family on Teriyaki specials and much more served with sake, wine or beer.

More on the blog: Romantic Dining 

(209) 257-0227

A quaint cafe in the heart of the Motherlode featuring locally grown foods from their farm, Majestic Oak Farm and Gardens. Part pub, part pantry and part parlor, Rosebud's serves as the living room to Amador County, where community is the daily special .Open 8am - 3pm Thursday - Monday with incredible Saturday/Sunday Brunch.

(209) 296-4458

Fine dining and Amador County wines in Whiskey Flat Saloon.

More on the blog: Romantic Dining 

(209) 257-2595

Located at the end of Main Street in downtown Jackson as part of The National Hotel, this restaurant offers an unforgettable and unparalleled dining experience wrapped in Gold Rush-era charm. Enjoy Del Monte Meats prepared to perfection, award-winning wines, comfort and attentive service.

More on the blog: Romantic Dining 

(209) 267-5457

Sutter Creek Cheese Shoppe will taste you through the world of Bries, Goudas, vintage Cheddars and beyond… and even help you create the perfect picnic for a day of wine tasting with their wide selection of foreign and domestic cheeses, salamis, and gourmet gifts.

(209) 267-0543

Features a very tasty lunch menu, an old fashioned soda fountain, fresh fudge and candy, live Ragtime Piano, party planning and great gifts and cards.

(209) 245-3463

“The food, the wine, the beer, the service and the entire concept at Taste are so finely tuned and impressive that there is enough to experience on several excursions to the countryside.” Sacramento Bee June 2010 Four out of Four Stars. Experience this ZAGAT rated, James Beard Award-winning restaurant at the gateway to Amador’s Wine Country. Taste has been selected as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine! 

Read about Taste on our blog: Romantic Dining, Wine & Dine, Amador County Guide, Romantic Adventures 

(209) 223-1786

 A quaint Italian dining in this family owned and operated restaurant, dating back to 1921

(209) 257-0800

Open all day every day in his Jackson and Sutter Creek locations, owner Frank makes sure every dish is perfect as it leaves his kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh baked muffins and desserts are dee-licious and the portions are indeed generous.

(209) 296-7711

Set in the beautifully renovated Volcano Union Inn, THE Union Pub is reborn as a California pub complete with historic bar and outdoor patio dining in season. The food is WONDERFUL and the pub is perfect for parties and events.

More on the blog: Discover Amador County, Wine & Dine

Calaveras County

(209) 728-0700
gourmet, open all day
(209) 728-9922

Next to Val du Vino, the only working winery on Main Street in Murphys, CA. The art gallery and gourmet dining prepared by co-owner and chef Jeannine Hebel wil maximize your tasting experience. 

More info on the blog:

(209) 736-2963

Located on the 3-acre, now defunct Angels Quartz Mine - the museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country, sharing extraordinary stories from the past. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic under China Gulch oak trees where 49'ers prospected for gold.

(209) 753-2301

Winter and summer activities for the whole family! Your special day in a special place: Imagine saying "I do" in the middle of a national forest. Experts at Bear Valley Mountain, Bear Valley Lodge or in the Village will help plan your wedding. Receptions from 50-200 guests. Dine at Smokin' Barrel Cafe or The Creekside Restaurant. 

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(209) 795-5656
Come for the Coffee, Leave w/A Smile
(209) 736-8181
fabulous cuisine, parties and events
(209) 736-1440

Elegantly housed in a beautiful rustic stone building. The menu features regional Italian specialties, including homemade focaccia bread and fantastic desserts.

(209) 890-3963

A new and exciting Asian fusion restaurant in Murphys with an amazing sushi bar. Behind the sushi bar there are masters in the making, creating and delivering on their promise to serve only the best to their already loyal customers.

(209) 795-3303

“This gem on a trip to the Calaveras Big Trees was truly unexpected. The authentic recipes, quality of ingredients, superior flavors and excellent service make El Vaquero a dining experience you can trust to make your trip go smoothly.”
— Edward G. Davis California

(209) 728-3248

Giant, juicy burgers : wood-fired pizza : beer & wine, on Main Street in Murphys

(209) 813-7092

This vibrant gem offers authentic Asian fusion flavor in great portions. Lumpia stuffed with ground pork and Sriracha yogurt pork belly steamed buns are just the start!

(209) 728-8634

The only coffee shop in three counties (Calaveras, Tuolumne and Amador) that roasts all its own coffee onsite.

(209) 785-4745
BBQ, Bar, Steaks, Ribs, Salads, Sandwiches
(209) 728-8406

A local favorite for breakfasts of gourmet omelettes and lunches of unique sandwiches. Dinner includes fresh seafood, steaks and pastas in a friendly atmosphere.

(209) 728-9300

Voted "Best Breakfast in Calaveras " and featured on The Food Network's Restaurant Impossible, this is a great family restaurant. Good food, great service and within walking distance from downtown Murphys.

(209) 286-1401
Hotel impossible at the Leger! The restaurant, the bar, the great room, a must enjoy.
(209) 728-1251
Tasting Room - Gold Leaf Deli - Heritage Museum - Jewelry Shoppe 
Private Events - Live Music Amphitheatre - Daily Tours 
(209) 297-3058

This epic combination was born in 2005 when two good friends discovered that they had similar passions for both fine wine and great music. During an annual trip to the New Orleans Jazz Festival it finally hit them … it was time to create a winery that would embody the spirit and improvisational nature of jazz in the production of fine wines. That is just what you will find in their tasting room, a great experience! The Murphys, CA tasting room hosts live music events alongside small batch wine from all over California produced at an urban facility in San Francisco.

(209) 753-6350

Open for the summer with live music on the dock, cabin rentals and campgrounds.

(209) 728-2604

Lila & Sage Cupcake Shop is a natural extension of our popular catering and cake company. We serve unique cupcakes as well as the old stand-by plus a gluten free Red Velvet cake, Fair Trade coffees and a shabby chic place to enjoy them in.

(209) 728-2186

At Magnolia Cafe the focus is on fresh delicious food that packs a punch, and outstanding customer service that creates an atmosphere you’ll love. Enjoy the fresh bright flavors of Asia, spicy notes of Latin America, and the familiar taste of California cuisine. Eat, drink, relax and enjoy great food great!

(209) 736-9232

Serves specialty pizzas, a full salad bar, sandwiches, burgers and more all in a fun, upbeat family environment. Open daily with local delivery available.

(209) 822-3942

A craft beer taproom serving the finest in the Motherlode alongside outstanding pub fare in a fun, family friendly space!

(209) 728-3444
historic restaurant and bar
(209) 728-9112

Self-sourced seasonal food, live music, a packed dance floor, Wine in the Garden tours and sustainability classes.

Hand selected peak of season ripeness combines with culinary passion to create a unique memorable food experience that will have your guests talking for years to come. Ask about our off-site catering with our mobile barbecue to bring our creative culinary dishes to your next event. Our beautiful state of art year-round venue can host parties of all sizes up to 160 guests. Conveniently located across from the Murphys Suites Hotel to ensure your guests are guaranteed a safe and enjoyable experience.

(209) 785-8811
casual Italian cuisine and bar in Copperopolis
(209) 728-8666
Pizza and more.....
(209) 813-7003

Vegetarian, Steakhouse, Seafood and Italian Specialties. Open Wednesday - Sunday on Main Street in Murphys.

(209) 785-7412
fine and family dining
(209) 795-9858

Sarafina's Italian Kitchen features classic Italian dishes from Grandma’s Spaghetti with Meatballs to Scampi and New York Steak. The cozy log-cabin interior is perfect for romantic couples, while families enjoy patio summer dining. Local wines and brews.

(209) 795-5981

Restaurant & Lounge, Golf, Weddings & Banquets.
Fresh California cuisine; local wines & brews. Indoor and outdoor wedding venues. A beautiful, natural setting in the Sierras.

(209) 768-6985

In Angels Camp and Murphys it’s Angels Food Market and Sierra Hills Market that rival and surpass Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods for great pricing and healthy, high quality foods! Personal service with a fabulous meat department, olive bar, cheese department, wonderful wine choices and a deli that makes unparalleled sandwiches, salads and gourmet picnic goodies. Nothing better than a small town market with the ability to compete with the big boys.

(209) 795-4578

“Simply Delicious is an awesome place and I really want to try more of their food. We got a rueben and a patty melt. The breads were homemade (or at least not mass produced), the kraut was also home made and the meat was very high quality. This is not a fast food place. They also have really good Kona coffee.” — Yelp

(209) 785-1616
full service espresso cafe in Copperopolis
(209) 736-9511

.A classic small town bakery specializing in homemade (and some gluten free) sweet and savory treats like scones, fresh breads, muffins, ham & cheese buns, brownies and more!

(209) 795-5156

At Susie’s Diner you’ll get good food and great service…enough to get you through a day of play on any nearby mountain. Try the Philly Cheesesteak or the Southwest Chicken Sandwich if you don’t feel like the Best Burger in the county. Fab breakfast omelets!

(209) 890-3122

The friendly team serves up fresh PUB FARE, handcrafted COCKTAILS, and LIVE MUSIC in a relaxed and casual setting. Enjoy comfortable indoor or outdoor (dog friendly!) patio seating.

The kitchen menu is designed using fresh ingredients and includes handmade sauces (even our ketchup is not ordinary). Each dish is cooked to order and beautifully presented. While we call it pub fare, it is definitely not your typical pub food. From the Smoked Bacon Crab Cakes, perfectly crisp and moist Fish and Chips, to the “best burger I’ve ever had” Pub Burger, every item is a unique treat. 

To compliment the food, enjoy the FULL BAR – featuring fresh herbs, juices, garnishes and house made syrups.  Enjoy one of our uniquely handcrafted cocktails.

- The Mexican Flower – an unexpected twist on the Margarita with hints of tarragon and toasted coriander.

-The Copper Penny – a refreshing take on the Moscow Mule, served in an ice cold copper mug.

- Summer Poptails - freshly made popsicles with fresh juice, fruit, herbs, and touch of spirit!!!

Most Saturday nights they host the best local live and traveling bands for a great night out of FUN and DANCING with all your friends!

Please stop in, they'd love to brighten your day!

(209) 728-8906

Just 4 miles east of Murphys is the home of the famous Sierra fruit pies, apple cider and apple donuts! Take home locally produced honey, syrups, jams and jellies made from The Red Apple's own fresh fruit.

(209) 728-8933

A beautiful bed and breakfast on Main Street in Murphys. Rest here while exploring surrounding wineries, restaurants and adventures in Tahoe and Yosemite. V Restaurant & Bar provides Elopement Services, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Corporate Events in an elegant setting. Includes V Restaurant and V Bistro.

(209) 728-0107

A casual European Style eatery that is lively and fun. The food is delicious with well priced small plates that appeal to everyone. Eat at the Bar or with your table full of friends. Enjoy elegant wines, microbrews and cocktail specials.

(209) 728-0107

V RESTAURANT creates elegant Farm to table dishes using the best local ingredients for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

V BISTRO & BAR is a casual European Style eatery that is lively and fun. Eat at the Bar or with your table full of friends

Tuolumne County

(209) 532-1850

Conveniently located in the heart of Columbia State Historic Park on Main Street. Refresh with a full espresso bar, sandwiches, baked goods, ice cream, assorted candy, homemade preserves, honey, tea, and many more wonderfully sweet and flavorful goodies.

(209) 533-2600
Wonderful food, wines and great service
(209) 532-1479

City Hotel Restaurant and What Cheer Saloon. The restored 19th century country inn boasts elegant dining rooms, antiques, custom crafted wall coverings and lithographs.

(209) 532-7511

Your full service grocery store in Columbia, CA. Fresh organic meat, fresh vegetables, gluten free offerings.

(209) 532-6878

Nursery, Florist and Garden Cafe! From utilitarian garden supplies to gifts. Grab a picnic here on your way to the winery or family dinners to-go on busy, adventurous days.

(209) 928-4689

Your destination for family fun! Ride the miniature train, play in the tree houses or visit the many barnyard animals. The main ranch house bakes homemade goods and fresh pressed cider. Breakfast and Lunch is served Daily!

(209) 532-6661
Great hand-crafted food, fine wine & attentive service
(209) 588-0770

Very Good food and nice ambiance. We are transplants from an area with a great variety of Mexican food and this is as good as it gets. Margaritas are delish! This is a regular spot for us!

(209) 532-2272

Emberz is awesome with an amazing menu built around their wood fired oven and fun filled bar. Open lunch through dinner, the burgers and pizzas are to die for and served alongside beautiful meal size salads plus fresh seafood, chicken and steak entrees with handmade desserts. Great wine and cocktail menu.

(209) 532-2876

Within Columbia Historic State Park, take a tasty break for lunch and dessert.

(209) 962-7704

Time for a coffee break? Or maybe just a great place to hang out? Firefall Coffee Roasting is dedicated to making your experience the best that it possibly can be with free wireless internet, DirectTV, and a comfortable lounge area in the warm and friendly atmosphere.

(209) 962-6455

Chef Aaron Haas prepares garden to table small plate cuisine with delicious gluten-free and vegetarian options. Local wine and beer are on tap alongside specialty cocktails. Enjoy a meal of homemade dishes, sauces and desserts.

(800) 273-3314

Indoor & Patio Dining. Private Banquet Room. Pet Friendly. Free WiFi. Breakfast Included. Tesla Charging Station. Historic Ambiance. Wine Spectator Award. SPECIAL - Purchase 2 entrees, get a $20 bottle of wine.

(209) 984-4583
ice cream, desserts, espresso, lunch
(209) 962-5947

Iron Door Saloon receives guests from all over the world, passing through on their way to Yosemite. Children are welcome to peruse the unique collection of artifacts and enjoy the children’s menu at the Iron Door Grill. The Saloon has live music every weekend of the year with a good variety of musical groups and styles and dancing is encouraged in this very fun historical setting.

(209) 533-4176
Beer, wine, sarsaparilla, sandwiches, live music in an authentic historic atmosphere.

"Old Time Modern Elegance" and a casual 4-star restaurant and bar for parties of 2 to 100.

(209) 962-4686

You haven’t lived till you taste the organic Coffee and Tea specialties at the newly renovated Mountain Sage Coffee Cafe. Oh and what about the Farm to Table salads, soups and homemade baked goods just like grandma made only better! Nestled in the Gardens where children love to play and their parents can relax. At Mountain Sage you can walk the beautiful Gardens that are alive with every color under the rainbow, browse through the Gallery, drink in the amazing photography of Robb Hirsch, listen to hand-picked live music with the nicest most fun people in the world, taste the amazing drinks and snacks while you sit in the shade. Mountain Sage is the BEST!

(209) 984-3446

Features classic cuisine and gracious service in a lovely historic building with a vine covered patio. Fresh seafood, choice steaks, decadent desserts.

(209) 965-3411

Enjoy fishing or sailing on Pinecrest Lake, swimming and sunning on the sandy beaches, skiing at Dodge Ridge Ski Area, tennis in the summer and hiking on the many forest trails. Stay in a deluxe motel, rustic cabins or spacious townhouses. All are within a leisurely walk from the General Store, Sports Shop, Post Office and the popular Steam Donkey Restaurant and Bar. Pinecrest is less than 3 hours from The Bay Area on Sonora Pass.

(209) 928-9363

A five star restaurant in Black Oak Casino and the quality of the food is an excellent surprise. The service is good, the food fresh and well prepared. Seven Sisters is a class act and a great place for special occasions and vacations.

(209) 532-2355
authentic cuisine from Thailand – no reservation
(209) 984-0258

This fabulous collection of authentic, quality period pieces AND coffee house are set in a historic storefront on Jamestown's Main Street. Worth the trip!

A local, indoor, year-round local farms food center. Dine of the daily farm-to-table special and shop local artisans. Open to the public Wednesday and Saturday.

(209) 984-3446

Classic cuisine and gracious service in a lovely, historic building with a vine covered patio. Fresh seafood, choice steaks and decadent desserts will top off your trip.

(209) 586-2182
a true taste of the Mediterranean in Twain Harte
(209) 984-3998

The Willow Steakhouse celebrates its 150th year with a brand new renovation and the same old ghost! The atmosphere here is truly exciting as Chef/owner Roger Stevens takes back his kitchen to rave reviews. Families and groups welcome for lunch and dinner, plus cocktails and ghost stories in the beautiful historic bar.