Restaurant Element
They offer a globally-influenced menu with a dynamite bar.  Sit on the patio while sipping on your favorite local wines. Open for breakfast and brunch, their Bloody Marys are not to be missed! Visit Restaurant Element.


Sutter Creek Cheese Shoppe
Offering a wide array of select import and domestic cheeses, as well as other speciality products, the Sutter Creek Cheese Shoppe provides selections from everyday pleasures to special occasions. Their policy? Try it before you buy it! Almost all of their products- including salami, local pate, crackers, chocolate, fig jam, or quince membrillo- are available for tasting. Visit Sutter Creek Cheese Shoppe.

Sutter Creek Provisions
Set inside the historic 145 year old Soracco building, Provisions is a family-owned specialty food store and bottle shop on one side, with a tap room and live music venue on the other.  Stop in, choose a few items from the deli case, and Casey will make up a platter to nibble on while you enjoy one of their beers on tap. Visit Sutter Creek Provisions.

Feist Wines

They offer wood fired pizza every weekend, artisan cheeses and charcuterie plates and occasional prix dinners. Enjoy live music with your meal most weekends. Visit Feist Wines..

Taste Restaurant

Just a short drive from Sutter Creek, Taste is a James Beard recognized, Zagat-rated, Wine Spectator of Excellence awarded restaurant. Phew. The awards are as plentiful as its cuisine. Although the menu is constantly changing- providing healthy, flavorful, seasonal meals based on the county's bounty- the one dish not to miss is their signature Mushroom Cigars- a delightful mix of crimini, shiitake, oyster mushrooms, fresh herbs and goat cheese wrapped in phyllo. Visit Restaurant Taste.


Buffalo Chips
Buffalo Chips is an all american cafe serving farm fresh food in a modern rustic atmosphere. They specialize in homemade burgers, french fries and milkshakes. Open for breakfast and lunch, plus Friday and Saturday nights for their Burger Bash! 

Andrae's Bakery
Family-owned and operated, Andrae's Bakery is a true gem of the Motherlode.  Specializing in handcrafted breads, pastries and desserts, everything is baked fresh daily. Trust us, it is worth every calorie! They use fresh natural ingredients and locally grown products.  Enjoy your goodies on their wonderful patio or pack up a picnic for later in the day. Visit Andrae's Bakery.


Munnerlyns' Ice Cream
Offering the only hand-crafted frozen desserts in the Motherlode, Munnerlyn's is worth the detour to Pine Grove. Delicious, soul-satisfying and good for the environment - all of their cups, spoons, and straws are bio-compostable, plus they get 75 percent of their power from the sun! Visit Munnerlyn's Ice Creamery.


Union Pub
'Comfort Food with a Seasonal Emphasis Made to Order' - says it all.  Just up the hill from Sutter Creek, in the charming village of Volcano- it is the perfect respite from a busy world.  Grab a table in the shaded patio, start with the Crispy Duck Wings, while you make the toughest decision - Lamb Burger or Seared Scallops.  Life is just too short! Visit the Union Pub.


Hotel Sutter
First established in 1858, the history of the Hotel Sutter is layered deep within its brick walls. A great place to stay and eat, it is definitely the place to feel like a local.  Enjoy cocktails on the balcony before dinner and watch Main Street from your perch.  Or wrap up your evening with a late night drink in the Cellar. Visit Hotel Sutter.

Amador Brewery
For a nice change of pace, coming or going from the Shenandoah Valley, stop in at Amador's craft brewery to taste its great line up of brews. It's a wonderful spot to meet locals, sample visiting vendors' ware and get the lay of the land. Visit Amador Brewery.

Sutter Creek Eateries
Regardless of your appetite, there are lots of choices for your next meal in Sutter Creek. From Cavana Deli's amazing soups and salads to fresh baked pizzas at Pizza Plus to spicy plates at Pepita's Mexican Kitchen to Italian specialties at Bella Rosa- there's something for everyone. Not in the mood for food? Try a great cup of coffee at Choc-O-Latte or Backroads Cafe. Or just get a generous scoop of ice cream from the Ice Cream Emporium.

Imperial Hotel 

Dating from 1879, the historic Imperial Hotel in Amador City offers casual elegance in indoor and patio dining to visitors and local residents alike. The beautiful dining room has original brick walls graced with the serene paintings.This family-owned and operated establishment takes pride in featuring organic, locally grown produce, fresh meats and sustainably harvested fish and seafood. Visit Imperial Hotel.

Small Town Wine Bar​

At Small Town, it's all about the slower pace. From long lunches with friends to putting ice in your wine if you want to (no judgment), it's a place to sit down, relax and enjoy bites and wine. Visit Small Town.

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