Sacramento Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Sacramento

Sacramento prides itself on being "America's Farm-to-Fork Capital". The area is home to up to 1.5 million acres of farmland, up to 8,000 of which is considered "boutique," making California the leading agriculture producer in the country. With so much local produce, the region is also home to largest state-regulated "Certified Farmers' Market" as well as 40 to 50 smaller markets that have year-round offerings.

What does that mean for travelers? Some of the freshest and highest-quality ingredients are found in local grocery stores and restaurants. The diversity of the city is reflected in the assortment of ethnic restaurants that range from upscale venues to cheap eats. Guests can sample seasonal prix fixe menus at The Firehouse or The Kitchen, which are both consistently lauded by locals. Get a taste of Asian cuisine at Mikuni or grab some French fare in a diner setting at Cafe Rolle. With the intense summer heat in Sacramento, ice cream shops like Vic's and Gunther's are also popular among locals. 

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  • #1
    Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate
    #1 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 302 reviewsTripAdvisor (302)
    $ - $$ | Deli
    1801 L St Ste 60, Sacramento, CA 95811-4170
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  • #2
    The Kitchen Restaurant
    #2 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 250 reviewsTripAdvisor (250)
    $$ | American, Contemporary
    2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825-3483
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  • #3
    Gunther's Quality Ice Cream
    #3 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 542 reviewsTripAdvisor (542)
    $ | American
    2801 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818-2719
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  • #4
    The Waterboy
    #4 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 365 reviewsTripAdvisor (365)
    $$ | American
    2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4215
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  • #5
    Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
    #5 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 863 reviewsTripAdvisor (863)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi
    1530 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2052
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  • #6
    Bacon & Butter
    #6 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 240 reviewsTripAdvisor (240)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    5913 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820-1841
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  • #7
    Tower Cafe
    #7 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 997 reviewsTripAdvisor (997)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
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  • #8
    The Firehouse
    #8 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 809 reviewsTripAdvisor (809)
    $$ | American
    1112 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3204
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  • #9
    Mulvaney's Building & Loan
    #9 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 250 reviewsTripAdvisor (250)
    $$ | American
    1215 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-4154
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  • #10
    Ella Dining Room & Bar
    #10 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 465 reviewsTripAdvisor (465)
    $$ | American
    1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3904
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  • #11
    Frank Fat's Restaurant
    #11 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 370 reviewsTripAdvisor (370)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian
    806 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3693
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  • #12
    Zocalo
    #12 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 348 reviewsTripAdvisor (348)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
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  • #13
    Grange Restaurant & Bar
    #13 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 510 reviewsTripAdvisor (510)
    $$ | American
    926 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2703
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  • #14
    Tres Hermanas Mexican Restaurant
    #14 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 314 reviewsTripAdvisor (314)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    2416 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816-5002
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  • #15
    Lucca Restaurant
    #15 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 370 reviewsTripAdvisor (370)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    1615 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2020
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  • #16
    Seasons52
    #16 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 336 reviewsTripAdvisor (336)
    $ - $$ | American
    1689 Arden Way Suite 1065, Sacramento, CA 95815-4030
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  • #17
    Cafeteria 15L
    #17 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 418 reviewsTripAdvisor (418)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1116 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814-4011
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  • #18
    Burgers And Brew
    #18 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 214 reviewsTripAdvisor (214)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    1409 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
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  • #19
    Il Fornaio
    #19 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $$ | Italian
    400 Capitol Mall Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
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  • #20
    Firestone Public House
    #20 of 2,214 Places to Eat in Sacramento
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 226 reviewsTripAdvisor (226)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    1132 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95814-4027
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