Restaurants and Dining
Restaurants and Dining contains reviews and comments about restaurants in the Gold Country area. This is not just another list of every restaurant in town with endless "reviews" that don't help you much. I am a professionally trained chef and I actually eat at these places. I don't review the giant chains and big franchise restaurants that are just the same-old-thing where you line up and get fed. The eateries listed here are mostly unique family owned places that serve good food and take care of their customers.
Click on the drop-down menu above to find one of the five general areas you are interested in. The areas are described below. The areas are further divided into Upscale Dining, Casual Dining, and Cafe's & Diners to make your search easier.
El Dorado Hills & Cameron Park Area is the most western part of El Dorado County along Highway 50 between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. The website area covers the somewhat more suburban like areas in and around the towns of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park.
Placerville Area which is located along Highway 50 between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. The website coverage area extends from Shingles Springs to the west and includes the towns of El Dorado, Diamond Springs, and Placerville to the east.
Coloma and the Georgetown Divide Area which includes the the historic gold discovery town of Coloma and the surrounding Gold Rush towns of Lotus, Georgetown, Cool, Greenwood, Kelsey, Garden Valley, and Pilot Hill. This area is mostly rural and is a great place to get away from it all and see things the way they used to be.
El Dorado Wine Country extends eastward from Placerville and includes Carson Road, Apple Hill, Camino, Pollock Pines, Pleasant Valley Road, and Fairplay to the south.
Auburn Area which is located in the town of Auburn on Interstate 80 between Sacramento and Reno. This website is mostly about El Dorado County Gold Country, but a few restaurants in Auburn are included which is in Placer County. We are just trying to help our hungry friends who come in from the highway 80 corridor!