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Alchemy Market and Cafe

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191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
+1 209-728-0700
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 20:00
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San Rafael, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here several times and always have a great meal. The fresh corn bread is an amazing treat. The staff is always friendly and service is great. Outdoor seating during the summer months are a nice treat.

Thank rednpeanut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Alchemy Cafe for the location of our son's wedding rehearsal dinner and couldn't have been more pleased with the results. The owner/Chef Jason was extremely easy and flexible to work with, the food was delicious and the service excellent. We enjoyed the private patio room for our group, and although it was a cool evening, the heaters were... More 

Thank Marcia B
Maui, Hawaii
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140 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from Murphys and from attending a wedding rehearsal dinner at Alchemy. Staff did an excellent job and I would highly recommend this restaurant. Try either their Salmon or their bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Both were wonderful!

Thank John K
Oro Valley, Arizona
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127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal but this establishment is busy so get a reservation! Had to sit at the bar but that was okay. Ordered the salmon and the meatloaf dishes...both with very good. They have excellent wines and most interesting in the beers they have on tap. Order a Belgium raspberry beer. It was delicious!

Thank docbob0707
Pacific Grove, California
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had salmon and chicken entrees. Both were less than 20 dollars There were no wines available from outside the area which is unfortunate since both the Pinot Grigio and sauvenon Blanca were bad. Very friendly and capable staff. Except for the wine, good value

Thank Bill F
San Jose, United States
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have been eating at Alchemy for years. I especially like the table by the fireplace, even when there is no fire, and I love the bread served with corn. On our most recent visit, I have the Gumbo, and it was perfect - each seafood cooked just right. And, as always, the service was great - friendly, attentive, welcoming.

Thank Lynn S
Reno Nevada
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150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I enjoyed a lunch here a few years ago and a return visit for dinner this week reminded me of how delightful this place is. Weather was still nice so we sat outside but there are a variety of seating areas inside as well. Very reasonable prices for the quality and also for the quantity! Desperate for something healthy, I... More 

Thank tourgoddess
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I always question someone who says "everthings great on the menu" but that is the case at Alchemy. I like going with a large group and ordering a large number of dishes that we pass around and sample - indescribably delicious!. 2 years ago I had their Heirloom Tomato/mozzarella/Fresh Basal, balsamic vinegar that was perfectly ripe and seasoned to perfection.... More 

Thank Brian D
San Rafael, California, United States
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were looking for a place for lunch and found this when I Googled restaurants in Murphys. (There aren't many). Our turkey sandwich with fries was good and so was the heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella and pesto. We sat outside on the patio and had the place to ourselves on a nice day. The service was good and the... More 

Thank Marlou68
Walnut Creek, California
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94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We ate on a Saturday night, walked in and were lucky enough to get a seat right away. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful. I ordered a burger but didn't want fries so he suggested a salad, which had a delicious balsamic dressing. The burger was perfect!. Although it had blue cheese on it, I didn't get that really... More 

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AlchemyMarket, Owner at Alchemy Market and Cafe, responded to this review

First off, thanks for the nice review. I appreciate you taking the time. I just want to set things straight about our beer list. I think you might not have received our Reserve Beer List when you came in, which lists 150 or so beers that are available to enjoy in our restaurant or to peruse and purchase in our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Murphys
  • Phone Number: +1 209-728-0700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?