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Mar 5, 2007 03:24 PM

Unique Great Eats In Calaveras County

Hello Chowhounders,

Tomorrow is my fiance's birthday, and we are going to by in the Angel Camp area. We are originally from San Jose, so I would love any recommendations from Angel Camp area to Livermore area, such as Murphys, Stockton, Tracy, Farmington, etc. I know it is kind of a broad range of locations, but I am not familiar with this area, so any of your suggestions would be much appreciated. Any cuisine, moderate pricing, and a unique ambiance. Thank you for your time and help.


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  1. Unique ambiance, ya say? Can't get much more unique than the Waterloo Inn just outside Stockton. It'll be just a little out of your way as you're treking to/from San Jose and Angels Camp, but not too much. It's on Highway 88, east of Stockton about 5 miles or so, on the left (north) side of the highway (if you get to Comstock Road, you've just passed it). Ribs, steaks, daily specials, all in a place that looks like a stiff breeze might just carry it off. The owners, JT and Betty, are HUGE Giants fans, so wear the black and orange proudly and admire all the Giants memorabilia on the walls and ceilings.

    There's nothing of note in Farmington, nor in Copperopolis of which I'm aware.

    1. I second Waterloo-good food, generous portions and competitve prices. Murphys has some good restaurants: Grounds serves wonderful breakfast and lunch as does Alchemy Restaurant and Wine Bar. Some of the wineries in Murphys are also worth a visit.

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      1. re: rosielucchesini

        Is Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys? I haven't been to their winery, but they do put out some tasy wines.

      2. Yes, Ironstone Vineyards is located in Murphys at 1894 Six Mile Road.