Grounds Restaurant in Murphys: Braised Chicken Omelettes and Potato Pancakes

On my last morning in town, I set out on the 1 minute walk from my hotel to try Ground’s Restaurant and can say I was not disappointed. Grounds has all of the charm you would expect from a small town cafe, with a menu that is both unique and traditional including things like braised chicken omelettes and potato pancakes. Here is my full review.



  • Cost: $8-$12
  • Hours: 7 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Location: 402 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247


The restaurant itself is located right on Main Street in downtown Murphys, right next door to my favorite hotel in the area, The Victoria Inn. The interior is simple but inviting with lots of tables in two separate room, and a patio when the weather is warm.


The Food

The menu has the traditional options you would expect at a breakfast restaurant like omelettes, waffles and burritos, but with unique additions like braised chicken and loads of seasonal veggies. Here is what we ordered.


Braised chicken omelette with Gouda cheese – The bchicken in the omelette is cooked to perfection. I have never had an omelette with chicken before and that plus the Gouda cheese make for a pretty spectacular meal. I also like the addition of the green onions in the egg batter, it’s simple but it’s a great add-in. The potato pancakes are like a really fancy hashbrown. They have the same look but the flavor is much more bold, I really enjoyed them as a side.


The Spanish Omelette is packed full of vegetables and has a fresh, cheesy taste. The tomatillo salsa is what puts it over the edge with a nice added spice. Country potatoes are another good side choice, but I personally prefer the pancakes. Lastly, even the sourdough bread and jam they provide is on point, overall just a good fresh breakfast spot.


I couldn’t even finish my meal as they provided ample portions but I really wanted to as it was that good. I can easily see Ground’s Restaurant becoming a breakfast staple for me in the town and I recommend you give it a try on your next vacation there as well.

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own.

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