Grass Valley Elks Dining Room

"Good food is very often, even most often, simple food."
-Anthony Bourdain-

Meet the Chef

Jamal Walker

I have been a Grass Valley resident for the past 30 years.  I am thrilled to be embarking on this new adventure as the Chef for the Grass Valley Elks Lodge, Bistro  538.

My experience includes: 

  • General Manager at Summer Thymes Bakery and Deli;

  • Cook and Baker at The Flour Garden; and

  • New Production Creator/Cook at BriarPatch Food Co-op.​

As an Elk member and Chef of Bistro 538, I am looking forward to bringing "simply delicious and comforting" food to our community.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”


Bistro On-The-Go

Fresh, Hot, and Hearty

Our final Thursday Lunch for the summer serving from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, will be Tri-Tip & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic Bread, & Cake. (Dinners will continue, both indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining every Friday.)

Friday Night Dinners $20 (tax included). To Go Available from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. only.  Reservations Required.


If you missed last Friday’s fabulous dinner and live music, please be our guest this Friday, June 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Dinner Service begins at 5:00 p.m. Our dinner will be: Braised Beef & Gravy, Homestyle Potatoes, Herbed Vegetable Medley, Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing & Croutons, San Francisco Style Cornbread. $20 (tax included).


Live music preformed by: Jass Harpist,  Motoshi Kosako


It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Spaces for outdoor dining are extremely limited. Make your reservations now for both dates at 530-205-0470. Bistro 538 is located in downtown Grass Valley through the Bank of America parking lot off S. Church St. The Elks is a non-profit organization. Proceeds help to fund a variety of programs for Nevada County residents.

Drive Thru

$15 Lunches (Tax Included)

$2 Bottled Water or 21 oz. Soda *

          * Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mist Twist Lemon Lime, Tropicana Lemonade, Root Beer, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper

Payment is collected when you pick up your meal(s).  Cash or local check preferred (Please make payable to: "Grass Valley Elks 538" ). Online payment option is not available at this time.

Check our MENU for upcoming meals.

Catered Events


Pending COVID-19 Status


Contact Us

We are located in Historic Downtown Grass Valley.

Grass Valley Elks

109 S. School Street

 Grass Valley, CA  95945

(530) 205 - 0470

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