Best Bakery

Farmer's Delicatessen and Bakery

Frank Vilt's Cakes

Sweetie Pie's Restaurant & Bakery

Best BBQ

50 Grand Restaurant and Bar

Back Forty Texas BBQ

Hog Wild Bar-B-Que & Luke and Lucy Catering


We specialize in smoking high quality meats, low and slow until they hit the sweet spot. Our Pit Masters smoke our meats 4-16 hours daily to create juicy tender meat under a tasty layer of bark our customers howl for! Everything is made fresh daily and we take great pride in our customers having the best experience. Have a corporate event, wedding or large gathering you need catered? Our Catering team can make it a memorable event for any large groups.

Poor Red's Bar-B-Q

Best Breakfast

Diamond Springs Hotel

Sweetie Pie's Restaurant & Bakery

Train Station Coffee Shop

Wally's Pizza Bar

Best Brunch

Sweetie Pie's Restaurant & Bakery

The Breakroom

The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Best Burger & Fries

50 Grand Restaurant and Bar

Bones Roadhouse

Old Town Grill

The Breakroom

Tom's Burger & Frosty

Best Cakes & Cupcakes

Farmer's Delicatessen and Bakery

Frank Vilt's Cakes

Sweetie Pie's Restaurant & Bakery

Best Casual Restaurant

Bricks Eats & Drinks


Bricks is so aptly named because it is a historic building constructed almost entirely of bricks. We are located at 482 Main Street where you will find a fun, friendly and professional staff ready to serve you lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Just drop by or call ahead for a “Bricks Fast Pass.” We serve lots of fun, comfort foods in a contemporary publike setting, with plenty of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pasta & salads. The more serious minded eater can still get a 14 oz centercut ribeye steak, grilled lamb chops , or salmon. Our lineup at the tap features the best local brews around. We have an extensive “by the glass” wine list focusing on the many outstanding local wineries, and also have a full bar.

Cascada Restaurant & Cantina


We have had the pleasure of being part of the Placerville community for ten years now. Cascada continues to strive to give our patrons the best dining experience possible. We serve an eclectic mix of Mexican favorites and California fresh cuisine with a Latin flair in an upscale, urban setting without the upscale price. Our full bar is anchored with local wines and specialty margaritas made with premium tequilas and fresh squeezed lime juice. Our friendly and professional staff serve lunch and dinner seven days a week. So stop by and have some fun. We look forward to seeing you.

Heyday Café

Jimboy's Tacos

Main Street Tap House


Established in 2020, Main Street Tap House is a fun place to gather and catch up with friend and family. We have fun food, 15+ beers on tap, and a full bar. We have a friendly staff and offer indoor seating and outdoor seating on our beautiful patio. Follow our updates on Instagram and Facebook.

Wally's Pizza Bar

Best Caterer

Diane Wilkinson Catering


Diane Wilkinson is a food lover and expert. She has been catering for nearly 20 years and serves a diversity of clientele.

If Diane is not in her kitchen working on a new recipe, she is out in her 1/4 acre, all-organic garden planting and picking for your event.

She resides in her lovely foothill home, while serving your needs throughout El Dorado County, Sacramento, San Francisco, Tahoe, and the greater Northern California.

Since her formal training, she has expanded and grown, especially as an early proponent for green catering. A self proclaimed locovore, Diane despises waste and loves local and organic!

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Hog Wild Bar-B-Que & Luke and Lucy Catering


We specialize in smoking high quality meats, low and slow until they hit the sweet spot. Our Pit Masters smoke our meats 4-16 hours daily to create juicy tender meat under a tasty layer of bark our customers howl for! Everything is made fresh daily and we take great pride in our customers having the best experience. Have a corporate event, wedding or large gathering you need catered? Our Catering team can make it a memorable event for any large groups.

Off the Vine Catering Company


We’re Off the Vine Catering – A Corporate & Special Event Catering Company serving the Sacramento, Folsom, El Dorado, Amador, and Placer Counties – and beyond. We have specialized in high quality food and catering services at a reasonable price for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our expertise in the community, creativeness, and flexibility to give our customers the best experience possible.

We are a full service catering vendor with a passion for fresh, creative, and delicious food. We cater anything from weddings, corporate events, winery & brewery events, or any occasion you wish to celebrate!

And, we now have a food truck to expand upon our catering services that can add a fun element to any event. Check out more info HERE!

Old Town Grill

Best Chef

Dean Hiatt at Poor Red's Bar-B-Q

John Sanders at Old Town Grill

Nick Bolen at Heyday Café

Orlando Alvalos at Wally's Pizza Bar

Patrick Leavell at 50 Grand Restaurant and Bar


50 Grand Restaurant and Bar has been a local, family run casual/fine dining & cocktail establishment since 1943! Currently, we are closed for renovations, and plan to re-open Labor Day weekend 2021.

Please call ahead to make sure we have re-opened. You can follow us on Facebook.

Our friendly restaurant and bar offers locally sourced American fare. Ribs, steaks, fish, pasta, salads & house made desserts.

The bar offers AMAZING unique cocktails, with house made mixers, in addition to a large collection of local craft beers, and local wines from El Dorado and Amador Counties.

Scott Tomblin at Smith Flat House


The Smith Flat House has a long history of supporting and providing for the people of El Dorado County.

Today, we continue this tradition by supporting local farmers, winemakers, and other food artisans to bring you fresh, seasonal, locally sourced products.

We proudly host countless events each year, from comedy shows to live music and beautiful weddings.

Whether you prefer the historic cellar or the eclectic courtyard, the Smith Flat House has the perfect atmosphere for every occasion.

Best Chinese Restaurant

China City Restaurant

Hong Kong Inn

Iron Wok

Best Deli / Sandwich Shop

Gularte's Diamond Deli and Pizza

Main Street Melters

Timmy's Brown Bag

Best Family Restaurant

Casa Los Abuelos

The Breakroom

Wally's Pizza Bar

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

Hangman's Tree Ice Cream Saloon

Urban Yogurt

Whistle Stop Yogurt

Best Italian Restaurant

Bene Ristorante Italiano

Papa Gianni's Ristorante

The "Little Italian" Place

Best Mexican Restaurant

Casa Los Abuelos

Cascada Restaurant & Cantina


We have had the pleasure of being part of the Placerville community for ten years now. Cascada continues to strive to give our patrons the best dining experience possible. We serve an eclectic mix of Mexican favorites and California fresh cuisine with a Latin flair in an upscale, urban setting without the upscale price. Our full bar is anchored with local wines and specialty margaritas made with premium tequilas and fresh squeezed lime juice. Our friendly and professional staff serve lunch and dinner seven days a week. So stop by and have some fun. We look forward to seeing you.

Jimboy's Tacos

Taqueria El Carnaval

Best New Restaurant

Fondue 152

Main Street Tap House

Mikasa Asian Fusion

Best Outdoor Dining

Poor Red's Bar-B-Q

Smith Flat House


The Smith Flat House has a long history of supporting and providing for the people of El Dorado County.

Today, we continue this tradition by supporting local farmers, winemakers, and other food artisans to bring you fresh, seasonal, locally sourced products.

We proudly host countless events each year, from comedy shows to live music and beautiful weddings.

Whether you prefer the historic cellar or the eclectic courtyard, the Smith Flat House has the perfect atmosphere for every occasion.

The Independent Restaurant and Bar


The Independent Restaurant and Bar is a dining destination presenting an outstanding American fusion menu and a top-tier full bar staffed by our friendly crew.

We are committed to providing a high level of service, quality food and libations, and genuine friendliness to our guests at The Independent. In keeping with this philosophy, our talented cooks and bartenders use only the freshest and finest ingredients in creating exceptional experiences. We invite you to gather with family and friends in our modern rustic setting where you will find cozy dining and a very convivial bar. And in our temperate foothill climate, there will be plenty of opportunities for drinks and dining fireside under the stars, in our private garden patio.

Best Overall Restaurant

50 Grand Restaurant and Bar


50 Grand Restaurant and Bar has been a local, family run casual/fine dining & cocktail establishment since 1943! Currently, we are closed for renovations, and plan to re-open Labor Day weekend 2021.

Please call ahead to make sure we have re-opened. You can follow us on Facebook.

Our friendly restaurant and bar offers locally sourced American fare. Ribs, steaks, fish, pasta, salads & house made desserts.

The bar offers AMAZING unique cocktails, with house made mixers, in addition to a large collection of local craft beers, and local wines from El Dorado and Amador Counties.

Bricks Eats & Drinks


Bricks is so aptly named because it is a historic building constructed almost entirely of bricks. We are located at 482 Main Street where you will find a fun, friendly and professional staff ready to serve you lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Just drop by or call ahead for a “Bricks Fast Pass.” We serve lots of fun, comfort foods in a contemporary publike setting, with plenty of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pasta & salads. The more serious minded eater can still get a 14 oz centercut ribeye steak, grilled lamb chops , or salmon. Our lineup at the tap features the best local brews around. We have an extensive “by the glass” wine list focusing on the many outstanding local wineries, and also have a full bar.

Heyday Café

Smith Flat House


The Smith Flat House has a long history of supporting and providing for the people of El Dorado County.

Today, we continue this tradition by supporting local farmers, winemakers, and other food artisans to bring you fresh, seasonal, locally sourced products.

We proudly host countless events each year, from comedy shows to live music and beautiful weddings.

Whether you prefer the historic cellar or the eclectic courtyard, the Smith Flat House has the perfect atmosphere for every occasion.

Taste Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Independent Restaurant and Bar


The Independent Restaurant and Bar is a dining destination presenting an outstanding American fusion menu and a top-tier full bar staffed by our friendly crew.

We are committed to providing a high level of service, quality food and libations, and genuine friendliness to our guests at The Independent. In keeping with this philosophy, our talented cooks and bartenders use only the freshest and finest ingredients in creating exceptional experiences. We invite you to gather with family and friends in our modern rustic setting where you will find cozy dining and a very convivial bar. And in our temperate foothill climate, there will be plenty of opportunities for drinks and dining fireside under the stars, in our private garden patio.

Best Pizza

Bene Ristorante Italiano

Danette's Brick Oven Pub

Papa Gianni's Ristorante

Smith Flat House

Wally's Pizza Bar


Wally’s Pizza Bar is a full-service restaurant featuring gourmet pizza, pasta, and salads from our friends at Rubicon, Fireside, and Basecamp Pizza Co. in Tahoe. We have breakfast every Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 2pm, and happy hour Monday - Friday from 3pm - 6pm and 9pm - close. With our friends' well known tasty recipes combined with our sports bar concept, live music every Tuesday night, Music Trivia Wednesdays, and a pizza of the week released every Saturday -- here at Wally’s, we plan to bring new life to Cameron Park!

Best Romantic Restaurant

Smith Flat House

Taste Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Independent Restaurant and Bar


The Independent Restaurant and Bar is a dining destination presenting an outstanding American fusion menu and a top-tier full bar staffed by our friendly crew.

We are committed to providing a high level of service, quality food and libations, and genuine friendliness to our guests at The Independent. In keeping with this philosophy, our talented cooks and bartenders use only the freshest and finest ingredients in creating exceptional experiences. We invite you to gather with family and friends in our modern rustic setting where you will find cozy dining and a very convivial bar. And in our temperate foothill climate, there will be plenty of opportunities for drinks and dining fireside under the stars, in our private garden patio.

Best Salad

Heyday Café

The Breakroom

Wally's Pizza Bar

Best Seafood Restaurant

Fernando's Costa del Sol Restaurant

Powell's Steamer Co. & Pub

The Snooty Frog

Best Server

Danette Inman at Danette's Brick Oven Pub

Jake Brekke at The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Marielle Thoma at The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Molly Grummich at Bricks Eats & Drinks

Quinn McCarthy at 50 Grand Restaurant and Bar


50 Grand Restaurant and Bar has been a local, family run casual/fine dining & cocktail establishment since 1943! Currently, we are closed for renovations, and plan to re-open Labor Day weekend 2021.

Please call ahead to make sure we have re-opened. You can follow us on Facebook.

Our friendly restaurant and bar offers locally sourced American fare. Ribs, steaks, fish, pasta, salads & house made desserts.

The bar offers AMAZING unique cocktails, with house made mixers, in addition to a large collection of local craft beers, and local wines from El Dorado and Amador Counties.

Best Steakhouse

50 Grand Restaurant and Bar


50 Grand Restaurant and Bar has been a local, family run casual/fine dining & cocktail establishment since 1943!  Currently, we are closed for renovations, and plan to re-open Labor Day weekend 2021. 

Please call ahead to make sure we have re-opened.  You can follow us on Facebook.

Our friendly restaurant and bar offers locally sourced American fare. Ribs, steaks, fish, pasta, salads & house made desserts.

The bar offers AMAZING unique cocktails, with house made mixers, in addition to a large collection of local craft beers, and local wines from El Dorado and Amador Counties.

Henry's Steakhouse

Poor Red's Bar-B-Q

Smith Flat House


The Smith Flat House has a long history of supporting and providing for the people of El Dorado County.

Today, we continue this tradition by supporting local farmers, winemakers, and other food artisans to bring you fresh, seasonal, locally sourced products.

We proudly host countless events each year, from comedy shows to live music and beautiful weddings.

Whether you prefer the historic cellar or the eclectic courtyard, the Smith Flat House has the perfect atmosphere for every occasion.

Best Sushi/ Japanese Restaurant

Amerikan Ichi

Kobe Sushi and Fusion

Shilla Teriyaki & Sushi Bar

Yuki Sushi

Best Takeout

50 Grand Restaurant and Bar

Allez!

Apple Barrel Pizza

Heyday Café

Jimboy's Tacos

Best Taqueria

Jimboy's Tacos

Santa Maria Taqueria

Tasty Taco Box

Tijuana Taqueria

Best Thai Restaurant

Thai House

Thai Noodle Express

Thai Rice Restaurant

Thai Unique

Best Vegetarian

Heyday Café

Placerville Food Co-Op

Wally's Pizza Bar