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

Lunch meals every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This week April 15, the Grass Valley Elks Bistro 538 drive-thru is serving Baked Thai Chicken, Stir Fry Veggies with Garlic, Ginger, & Lime, Steamed Rice, Garlic Bread, and White Cake with Lemon Glaze. $15. (tax included). Reservations needed to ensure your meals are available.

NEW Friday Night Dinners $20 (tax included). To Go Available from 4:00 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, April 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our dinner will be Crispy Parmesan Chicken, Nevada County Early Bird Farm Polenta, Roasted Veggies, and Garlic Bread. $20 (tax included).


Live music performed by Jazz 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.

$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.  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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