If you're looking for inspired dishes made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, you'll love the Calaveras foodie scene.  With more than 90 restaurants throughout the county ranging from classic American, to sushi, to Thai, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, French and top chefs from big cities attracted to our Gold Country towns and wilderness recreation, we'll surprise you with the high quality of cuisine here.

Calaveras Foodie: Grounds Restaurant | Jason B Smith

Grounds Restaurant | Jason B Smith

Calaveras ZinfandelAsk a Calaveras foodie what makes their restaurant experience outstanding and they’ll tell you it’s the Calaveras wines perfectly paired with their meal. So we asked the chefs at some of our favorite local restaurants to come up with delicious recipes to pair with Calaveras wines – showcasing the wide variety of flavorful options available here as part of the foodie scene.  Click on the recipe photo of your choice below to get the full recipe.

We hope this inspires you to come on out to Calaveras County to enjoy our food and wine. If you make the recipe yourself, we’d love to feature your finished dish on our social media. Please email to [email protected] for a chance to be shared on our Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook pages.

Calaveras Foodie: Restaurants

Murphys is the culinary and wine center of Calaveras County, with 22 restaurants, cafes and bakeries and nearly two-dozen wine tasting rooms. But there are plenty of top quality restaurants throughout the county, because we’re passionate about good food here. So, whether you’re looking for lunch in a historic downtown or dinner in the serenity of the Sierra, there’s no sacrificing quality. We’ve got you covered.

For restaurant listings in Angels Camp, Copperopolis, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas and Valley Springs  go to Gold Country Restaurants or for restaurants in Arnold, Avery, Bear Valley & Upper Highway 4 or Dorrington go to High Sierra Restaurants.

For restaurants in specific towns, follow these links:
Angels Camp Restaurants | Arnold Restaurants | Avery Restaurants | Bear Valley & upper Highway 4 Restaurants | Copperopolis Restaurants | Dorrington Restaurants | Mokelumne Hill Restaurants | Murphys Restaurants | San Andreas Restaurants | Valley Springs Restaurants

Calaveras Foodie: Wine Recipes

Fried chevre zinfandel reducation


Barbera Recipe


Merlot recipe


Tempranillo recipe


Chardonnay recipe


Sauvignon Blanc recipe


Pinot Grigio recipe | Summer Shrimp Melon Salad


Roussanne Recipe


bison short ribs recipe


roasted blueberry syrah dessert recipe


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Check out our local restaurants’ menu pages for fantastic inspiration. Go to the full list of Gold Country restaurants and High Sierra restaurants in Calaveras County.

Related links: Live like a local: 5 Calaveras Farmer’s markets | Let’s eat! 7 family-friendly restaurants in Angels Camp | Calaveras Tasty Treats

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