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Nov 29, 2007 06:48 PM

breakfast in sacramento: Railroad Cafe

After reading a recent review in the ticket section of the Sacramento Bee I decided to have breakfast at the "Railroad Cafe."
The location is a bit out of the way: Auburn Blvd. and turn left on Old Roseville Road, in the mustard yellow building next to a small grocery shop.
The place is immaculately clean, the food is well prepared and good as well as reasonably priced.
The selection is about the same as for most breakfast places, they also serve BBQ ribs on the weekends, which will be my next thing to try there.
I was impressed with this cafe, I happen to like small places with personality as opposed to chain restaurants.
The young couple who owns the place are genuinely friendly and really try to make a go of it despite the location.

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  1. Nice. years ago, I think there used to be the Choo Choo Diner in the same building. They had the best biscuits and gravy. I read the same review and wondered how it was....

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    1. re: bennyboy1

      Hi Benny, I can wholeheartedly recommend this place. Just posted my impressions of the BBQ rib dinners I had yesterday on your BBQ thread.
      I hope that some of you check this place out and let me know what you think.
      I like to support small businesses such as this, because they deserve it.
      Been to Louisiana lately?

      1. re: mausi

        I wish I lived a bit closer. I have not been in that area for so long....The zydeco jukebox sounds great too...

        1. re: bennyboy1

          I went back for the third time to taste their BBQ ribs, this time I brought my neighbors along.
          All of us were very happy with the flavor of the smoked ribs, brisket, hot links and chicken and loved the sauce.
          We started off by having some Peach cobbler as an appetizer...very good.
          What began as an "let's give this place a try" to get a good breakfast has now changed and became a fixation on the BBQ.
          The food is consistently good and I love the Louisiana music they are playing.

    2. Just tried Railroad Cafe this afternoon for lunch. DH had breakfast and I had a burger (I wasn't in the mood for Barbecue). Both were really good, DH liked the home fries and I liked the grilled mushroons and onions on my burger. The lady a few tables down was raving about the country fried steak--I almost ordered it but ordered the burger prior to her feedback. Service was great and as mentiond before the place is absolutely immaculate. Next time we'll try the barbecue and Zydeco juke box. The owner mentioned the Bee critic called and is going to list the restaurant as one of the top picks 10 for the year!! We'll do our part and get the word out, DH works about three blocks away so I had him pick up a few menus for his office. They were real smart and placed menus on cars at the Home Depot parking lot on Howe Ave--it prompted my memory of the reviews on CH, so we went right over.

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      1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

        Hey Tracy, glad you liked the Railroad cafe.
        I should mention that there is no "Zydeco Juke box" rather they play CD's of a good selection of Creole music. Sometimes they forget, or put on football, but all you have to do is to say "Where is the music" and they put it on for you.
        By the way, they were mentioned again in the Bee just recently in a selection of 10 restaurants, forgot what the heading was.