Sacramento is known as the "Farm-to-Fork" capital! We have a large variety of local restaurants taking advantage of the abundance of agriculture in the Central Valley. As with any mid-to-large sized city, we have a wide variety of fast food and large chain restaurants, so if that is more in line with what you are interested in, you will not be disappointed and should have no difficulty finding something. If you would like to have a more local experience and try out some restaurants that you can only find in Sacramento, we think you will enjoy it. We have linked several articles below which highlight some of the local places, but there are many more to try!
More specific recommendations...
We have compiled a number of recommendations for restaurants in Sacramento. Some are listed for their convenient time and location, but are still chains you can find in most place. However, we have tried to put together a list of unique Sacramento eateries that we think you will enjoy. We hope this list is helpful!
At the Student Union
Saturday 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am -6:00 pm
Round Table Pizza
Saturday 11:00 am -7:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am -9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am -6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am -2:00 pm
Near the Hotel (Hampton Inn)
Dos Coyotes Border Cafe
6450 Folsom Blvd #110
Saturday/Sunday 11AM - 9PM
1420 65th Street
Saturday/Sunday 10AM - 10PM
zpizza Tap Room
6601 Folsom Blvd
Saturday: Noon - 10PM
Sunday: Noon - 9PM
Vegan options available!
1420 65th Street
Saturday: 11AM - 11PM
Sunday: 11AM - 9PM
Places for Dessert!
Ricks Dessert Diner
2401 J St
Saturday 10AM to 1AM
Sunday 12PM to 11PM
15 minutes from campus
Variety of GREAT cakes , pies, ice cream, cookies, pretty much EVERYTHING!
1431 Howe Ave
Saturday & Sunday 12PM to 10PM
12 minutes from campus
Rolled ice cream, unlimited toppings
2620 Fair Oaks Blvd
Saturday & Sunday 12PM to 11PM
8 minutes away from campus
Ice Cream donuts, and ice cream with flavors
2333 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
Saturday 11AM to 12AM
Sunday 11AM to 11PM
12 minutes away from campus
Old fashioned ice cream parlor
Chain Restaurants you may like...
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
2023 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 (3 mi. from campus)
SAT: 11 AM – 2 AM
SUN: 11 AM – 12 AM
Burgers, Wings, and Brew! A large variety of sauces to choose from (Caribbean Jerk and Asian Zing are the best). Looking at about $15 a person.
901 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825 (2 mi. from campus)
SAT AND SUN: 7 AM – 9 PM
Counter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, known for its bread & free WiFi. A favorite of vegetarians.
BBQ in California? Yup!
1229 Home Avenue(1.8 Miles)
Sacramento's newest wing destination, fire wings is inexpensive and fast!
3340 C St
Quick and tasteful BBQ food plus more!
1925 J St, Sacramento(3.8 Miles)
Great example of Sacramento "Farm to Fork" philosophy, it is more than just BBQ, try the dirty tots!
Pizza Places near Campus
5801 Folsom Blvd #110(.9 Miles)
8760 La Riveria Blvd (3.3 Miles)
Locally owned, family run restaurant. Great food, good prices, good selection of local craft beer.
2100 Arden Way(2.6 Miles)
488 Home Avenue(0.7 miles)
Burgers and such...
Burgers and Brew
1409 R St #105 (5 miles)
Saturday 11 AM-3AM
1820 L St (5.3 miles)
Saturday/Sudnay 10 AM to 10 PM
2820 P St (4 miles)
Saturday 8AM to 10PM
Sunday 8 Am to 9 PM
Excellent burgers and fries, authentic Philly style cheesesteak
The Habit Burger Grill
1431 Howe Ave (2.8 miles)
Saturday/Sunday 10:30AM to 10PM
Phone number: (916) 927-2604
Jack's Urban Eats
545 Munroe St. (2.5 miles)
1230 20th St (5 miles)
Saturday 11:30 to 9 PM
Sunday 11:30 to 8 Pm
Jacks is an urban cafeteria, serving award winning, farm fresh affordable meals in a hip and laidback atmosphere
Mexican Food...the good stuff
8949 Folsom Blvd ( 3.7 miles away)
It is a fast food Mexican joint that has a drive-thru. The asada fries are great and pretty close to campus.
Dos Coyotes Border Cafe
6450 Folsom Blvd (1.4 miles - right off campus)
American chain of Mexican food. OK, not the good stuff, but it's near the campus.
466 Howe Ave (1.5 mil)
11 AM- 10pm
A little more upscale casual restaurant. The empanadas are a great appetizer and the enchiladas are popular as well.
5665 Power Inn Rd Unit 104
A more casual Mexican style restaurant. It has really great tacos.
2394 Northgate Blvd (12 Miles. Far, but worth it)
Saturday & Sunday 9AM-12AM
Good Authentic Mexican Food
Asian Cuisine and Seafood
Blue House Korean BBQ
1030 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825 (2.0 miles)
Prepared on tabletop grill with all-you-can-eat options.
3262 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816 (2.4 miles)
Casual Thai option dishing up traditional noodle, rice & curry plates in comfy surrounds.
1420 65th St, Sacramento, CA 95819 (2.0 miles)
Authentic Japanese sushi and teriyaki chicken bento boxes.
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1735 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815 (2.6 miles)
Local Japanese chain serving sushi, small plates & hot entrees in a stylish space. Heads up, this place gets busy!
Miyagi Bar & Sushi
2580 Fair Oaks Blvd #26, Sacramento, CA 95825 (2.0 miles)
Casual Japanese restaurant with a sushi bar plus a modest selection of beer, wine & cocktails.
1118 16th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (3.8 Miles)
Great Seafood restaurant with excellent service, but very busy.
1000 K Street unit 100 Sacramento, CA 95814(7 Miles)
Saturday & Sunday 12PM-10PM
A bit noisy, but they have great quality seafood