Restaurants in Sacramento, CA

California’s capital city, home to over half a million people, Sacramento has restaurants with dishes that satisfy every sort of craving, from Cornish pasties at the Pasty Shack to gluten-free “adult grilled cheese and tomato soup” at Pushkin’s restaurant. It’s an especially good breakfast city — note the chile verde hash and green tomato Benedict at Bacon and Butter and the giant, fluffy pancakes at Pancake Circus — and it is home of the Squeeze Inn and its amazing cheeseburgers. What makes these burgers different is the cheese. It gets piled in shreds onto a flipped, grilling patty. Heat causes the cheese to melt and to flow like lava out beyond the edges of the hamburger it covers. When it hits the grill it sizzles and starts to cook. By the time the cook lifts it off the metal, the circumference of the cheese has become brittle-crisp, an inner aura closer to the meat is chewy and pliable, and the cheese that has remained on top is creamy smooth. It’s a short-order work of art.

Sacramento’s Best Restaurants

Nationwide Meats

SACRAMENTO, CA

Pancake Circus

SACRAMENTO, CA

Pasty Shack

SACRAMENTO, CA

Burger with a broad skirt of melted, cooked cheese.
Squeeze Inn

SACRAMENTO, CA

Pushkin's Restaurant Sunnyside Chicken Rolled Tacos
Pushkin’s Restaurant

SACRAMENTO, CA

LowBrau Bierhalle Benedict
LowBrau Bierhalle

SACRAMENTO, CA

Bacon & Butter

SACRAMENTO, CA

Whitey's Jolly Kone hamburger
Whitey’s Jolly Kone

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA

Marie’s Do-Nut Shop

SACRAMENTO, CA

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