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Jun 11, 2008 09:42 AM

Lunch near the Capitol (N and 15th)

Anyone have good lunch suggestions near N and 15th in Sacramento? I will be hear for a few days. Tried Spicy Pickle, which was good, but looking for other great sandwhichplaces as well as some ethnic eats. Thanks!

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  1. Lots of options, but here are some of my faves. Within walking distance you've got Pennisi's (sandwiches), Gaylord (Indian), Vallejo's (Cal-Mex), and The Waterboy (Mediterranean). The best ethnic bets are over on Broadway, which is a pretty long walk (especially in the heat and wind we're having), but there's plenty of parking over there, so you might want to consder hopping in the car and heading over to Fortune House (HK Chinese), Pho Bac Hoa Viet (Vietnamese), Queen Sheba (Ethiopian) and/or New Canton (dim sum).

    "Link to a place" seems to be stuck. I'll try again in a reply.

    4 Replies
    1. re: alanbarnes

      Here goes nothing...

      Waterboy Restaurant
      2000 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Gaylord India Restaurant
      1501 14th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

      New Canton Restaurant
      2523 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

      Pennisi's Deli
      1237 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Vallejo's Mexican Restaurant
      1331 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Fortune House Seafood Restaurant
      1211 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

      Pho Bac Hoa Viet
      1827 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

      Queensheva Restaurant
      1704 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

      1. re: alanbarnes


        Tried Waterboy and enjoyed it but prices are steep (and I was there for lunch). Have heard many good recs for Jacks Urban Eats so I may need to try that one. (Jacks is just across the street or catty corner to Waterboy.)

        1. re: tavmark

          jacks is great.

          Maybe give the Rubicon a try too. Very good food even if you don't have theri fine beers. Best wings ever. Specials are usually really good too.

          1. re: tavmark

            Agreed that the Waterboy is pricey, even at lunch. Count on around $25pp, more if you want a glass of wine. But it's some of the best food Sacramento has to offer.

            For sure try Jack's. I've never understood why it's so popular, but the food is reasonably good and a lot of people think the place is the bomb.

            Second bennyboy's recommendation for the Rubicon, but at least for me a brewpub at lunch is a recipe for a less-than-productive afternoon (pass the willpower, please). Solid pub grub, and the beer is outstanding.

      2. Dad's Deli at 13th and S has great sandwiches and salads. It's a bit of a walk, but not too bad.

        Dad's Deli
        1310 S St, Sacramento, CA

        1. In addition to Pennisi's mentioned above, you can walk over to Buckhorn Grill for one of the best tri-tip sandwiches in the region. La Bonne Soupe is also excellent for French sandwiches and soup.

          Buckhorn Grill
          1801 L St, Sacramento, CA 95811

          La Bonne Soupe Cafe
          920 8th St, Sacramento, CA 95814