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Sacramento, CA

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  • Chicken Pate w/ Goat Cheese
  • Lentil Salad w/ Prawns
    prawns marinated in marinated in olive oil, garlic and herbs
4.5 out of 5
1213 ratings
[CLOSED]; like a Paris bistro w/ chef from Paris; French food at a decent price; Other Recipes: Quiche Lorraine
Dad's KitchenSee Dad's Kitchen Video ($$)
(1467 ratings)

2968 Freeport Blvd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 447-3237
www.ilovedadskitchen.com
  • Dad's Burger
    1/2-lb patty encrusted w/ chopped bacon & crumbled bleu cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, Aleppo chili spread, artisan bun; "the flavor is incredible" -Stuart O'Keefe
  • Dad's Burger
    Bacon Cheeseburger; bacon and cheese seared layered in burger; "up there in burger greatness"; "gotta try this burger!"
  • Hot Blond Sandwich
    chicken, avocado, swiss cheese, tomato, roasted red onion, spinach & cucumber with garlic spread, brown mustard & pepper plant sauce on sourdough bread
4.0 out of 5
1467 ratings
outdoor patio available; everything made from scratch daily
Frank Fat's ($$)
(766 ratings)

806 L St Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-7092
frankfats.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Sacramento, CA"
  • Fat's Brandy Fried Chicken
    top seller; 1/2 chicken marinated w/ brandy, ginger, garlic & soy
4.0 out of 5
766 ratings
est. 1939; historic family restaurant serving modern Chinese cuisine
Golden BearSee Golden Bear Video ($$)
(682 ratings)

2326 K St Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-2242
www.goldenbear916.com
  • Banh Mi (Sandwich)
    both co-owners' favorite; slices of pork w/ slice cucumbers, blanced string beans, pickled carrots, basil, cilantro and sauce in french roll
  • Pork Sausage Pizza
    no sauce, no cheese; sausage & smoked coleslaw & carmelized onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
682 ratings
  • Open Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich
    fresh baked bread topped w/ white & dark roasted turkey slices & side of mashed potatoes & topped w/ homemade gravy
  • Garlic Steak Sandwich
    filet mignon marinated in garlic oil overnight, slice & cooked on flat top; "that is ridiculous!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Prime Rib
    spice-rubbed, smoked in-house for 6 hrs & served w/ side of au jus & horse radish; looks good
  • Mixed Grille
    combo of pan-fried scallops, prawns, fish & fresh Dungeness crabmeat topped w/ creamy shrimp-flavored sauce; "that's off the hook!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
797 ratings
#38 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 1986; dive-bar w/ causal & simple ambience, food made from scratch & Friday night barbecue dinners; so unassuming, there's no sign on the building
Ju Hachi ($$)
(612 ratings)

1730 S St Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 448-3481
juhachirestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Sacramento, CA"
  • Five-Round Sushi Challenge
    5 different sushi rolls 1-by-1 in under 30 minutes: "Cindy roll" (breaded & fried, w/ crab, tuna & jalapeños), "pink roll" (soft shell crab, avocado & green apple), "white roll" (fried shrimp & tuna), "Shelly roll" (shrimp & sauces), & spicy tuna roll; Casey won
4.0 out of 5
612 ratings
opened in 2009; traditional sushi & contemporary Japanese food
Waffle ExperienceSee Waffle Experience Video ($$)
(2837 ratings)

4391 Gateway Park Blvd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 285-0562
thewaffleexperience.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Sacramento, CA"
  • The "Babe" Sandwich
    grass fed natural beef patty, BBQ pulled pork, cherrywood smoked bacon, white cheddar, onion rings, shaved jalapeños, arugula, chipotle aioli, bacon studded herb waffle
4.0 out of 5
2837 ratings
est. 2014; breakfast, brunch & lunch spot specializing in creative sweet & savory Liège waffle dishes; 3 locations & catering
Gatsby's Diner [CLOSED]See Gatsby's Diner Video ($$)
(633 ratings)

2598 Alta Arden Expy Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 977-0102
  • Beet Sliders
    sliced seared beets w/ homemade dressing on buns; looks good
  • German Beef Rouladen
    smoked bacon, onions, mustard and pickles wrapped in thinly sliced beef which is then cooked in gravy sauce; comes w/ boiled potato and German purple cabbage; looks good
  • Pork Chop
    brined for 24 hrs, smoked in wood chips and coffee beans for 4 hrs and grilled; looks good
3.5 out of 5
633 ratings
[CLOSED]; traditional European and unique vegetarian; open kitchen in center of dining room
Jim-Denny's [CLOSED] ($)
(627 ratings)

816 12th St Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-9655
jim-dennys.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Sacramento"
  • "The Works"
    3-egg omelet w/ 2 sausages, bacon, peppers, onions, mushrooms, chillies, tomatos, spinach, cheese + hash browns + 1 "mini" pancake; enough for 2 persons; looks good
3.5 out of 5
627 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1934; local institution; 10-seats only; jumbo-sized breakfasts (pancakes don't fit on plate)
Squeeze InnSee Squeeze Inn Video ($)
(1533 ratings)

5301 Power Inn Rd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 386-8599
www.thesqueezeinn.com
  • "Squeeze with Cheese"
    also called "Squeezeburger w/ Cheese"; 1/3 lb.beef burger with "skirt" of bubbling cheese topped w/ mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun; "5-napkin burger...messy, juicy and tasty"; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1533 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving for over 30 years; burger joint famous for it's huge burger and cheese "skirt"; voted "Best Dive" (Sacramento Magazine); called Squeeze Inn because original building had only 12 stools at the bar...new location can accommodate a few more
Minnie's Cornbread House
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1600 Exposition Blvd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-3247
www.bigfun.org
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Sacramento"
  • Deep-Fried Catfish on a Stick
out of 5
0 ratings
annual event: only 2-and-half weeks in summer
Sweet Cheeks
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1600 Exposition Blvd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-3247
www.bigfun.org
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Sacramento"
  • King Twinkie
    3 Twinkies on a stick, battered and deep-fried; looks (disgustingly) good
out of 5
0 ratings
annual event: only 2-and-half weeks in summer; yelp rating might be for state fair
Tornado Potato
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1600 Exposition Blvd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-3247
www.bigfun.org
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Sacramento"
  • Chili Cheese Twister Dog
    10-inch beef frank wrapped in swirled-cut potato & deep fried
out of 5
0 ratings
annual event: only 2-and-half weeks in summer; yelp rating is for LA location (730 S Maple Montebello, Los Angeles, CA)
Sacramento, CA   (13 restaurants)    

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