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Dining & Entertainment

Dog-friendly patio dining in Amador County Gold CountryMany of these small local businesses are closed during the week, so be sure to check open days/hours before visiting.

Dining in Pine Grove, CaliforniaPine Grove / Volcano / Pioneer Dining (5-10 miles up Hwy88)

Dog-friendly patio dining in Jackson, CaliforniaJackson / Martell Dining (7-11 miles from Ranch)

Dog-friendly patio dining in Amador County Gold CountrySutter Creek (12 miles) and beyond: here are some of our favorite dining options beyond Jackson:

Swingles butchershop in Jackson, CALocal Butcher People drive great distances to buy the delicious marinated meats from Swingle's Meats just off Hwy 88 on your way to the Ranch (look for the steer sign). Highly recommended for those planning to BBQ.

Groceries including deli at small Pine Grove Market (5 miles), full-sized Raleys (9 miles) and Safeway (11 miles).

Farmers Markets. Amador County is an agricultural mecca not only for vineyards but also other products you would hope to find at a farmers market. Read our Farmer's Market blog post for photos, latest info and recommendations.

Casino and entertainment near Jackson, CACasino

Live Music   Country towns bring performers up-close-and-personal with many including outdoor venues during warm summer nights.

Theater Productions   Small town charm in local performances with inside and outside stages.


dog-friendly Indicates dog-friendly activity!