Hungry? Grab a bite at one of the great local spots in Sacramento.
Located on Fair Oaks Boulevard, Ettore’s café not only offers delicious cakes, pies, and other pastries but also offers American meals like burgers and pizzas. Due to COVID-19, only outdoor seating is offered.
There is plenty of free parking in front of Ettore’s though sometimes it may be crowded.
2376 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825
Gunther’s Ice Cream
Gunther’s Ice Cream is a retro styled ice cream parlor offering Gunther’s is especially known for their Fruit Freezes made of a single scoop of ice cream sandwiched in between two scoops of fruit freeze. Fruit freeze scoops have a slushie-like consistency and are a delicious local treat.
There is free parking in the neighborhood on Castro Street though on busy days you may have to walk a bit to the shop.
2801 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818
Jack’s Urban Eats
With multiple locations across the Sacramento, Jack’s Urban Eats offers a modern take on classic American dishes like burgers and salads. Jack’s Urban Eats as a great modern but rustic restaurant environment.
There is free parking located directly behind the 20th St. location.
1230 20th St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Joe’s Crab Shack
Located on the Sacramento in Old Sacramento, Joe’s Crab Shack is a restaurant serving delicious seafood. They have unique decor with a painted “Free Crab Tomorrow” sign out front (Don’t count on it!). Joe’s Crab Shack is a great place to eat if you’re in the mood for seafood.
There is a parking structure right in front of Joe’s Crab Shack and the restaurant will validate your parking ticket.
1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Leatherby’s Ice Cream Parlour
Leatherby’s Ice Cream Parlour is a family owned business local to Sacramento. With a retro touch, Leatherby’s Ice Cream handmakes their ice cream in store. I recommend the Deacon Dave’s Brownie Bliss which includes two big scoops of ice cream, two brownies, caramel, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
There are plenty of parking spots in front of Leatherby’s. Some of the spots have drive-up ordering.
2333 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
One of my favorite coffee shops in Sacramento. Temple Coffee has multiple locations in the Sacramento area. My favorite is the Fair Oaks location in Carmichael. It’s a smaller coffee shop with a good ambiance to do work or just relax. With current restrictions due to COVID-19, seating is only offered outdoors.
Parking at Temple can be crowded sometimes, but there is extra parking located behind the building at the Fair Oaks location.
2600 Fair Oaks Blvd #101, Sacramento, CA 95864
1615 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95814