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Jan 18, 2011 09:53 AM

Good food near convention center, Sacramento?

Any recommendations for lunch and dinner within walking distance of the Sacramento Convention Center? I'll be there for 4 days and would prefer inexpensive lunches, but will splurge on dinner a couple of times, and like all types of food. (I'm not sure if this area is considered downtown or midtown.) Thanks in advance!

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    1. if you have 1.5 hours to spare.... La Bonne Soupe at 920 8th Street is a must go. it is a tiny french soup and sandwich place. it is slow as the chef is also the cashier.... but well worth the wait

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

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      1. re: maoliu

        The line's certainly long, but I'm not sure it's **that** long. Not a quick lunch by any stretch of the imagination, but as you said - well worth the wait.

      2. Thanks for the recommendation and the link-- I've been burned by old threads before, so it's nice to know that one is still good. I was very excited to see Kabul Kabob, I love Afghan food!

        Kabul Kabob
        729 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

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        1. re: bortukan

          There have certainly been a few changes over the last couple of years, but the recommendations in general still hold. Kabul Kabob is still a viable option. If there are other places you're interested in, just ask for updated info.

          Kabul Kabob
          729 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

        2. Bud's Buffet on 10th between J and K Streets is open M-F for lunch. It's got an assortment of roasted meats for hearty appetites. The interior of the place has a pretty dismal '70's cafeteria look...take your roasted meat sandwich to go and sit at one of the benches just outside the convention center or at the park on I Street.

          Dive Bar and Pizza Rock on K Street near the Crest Theater are places in town. The Dive Bar has a dep sea diving nautical theme to it...complete with a large over-the-bar tank stocked with mermaids..

          Buckhorn's, located at L * 18th, has really good food for very reasonable prices. You order at the register and then find a table with a your number. The foods are their signature roasted tri tip and chicken. The salads are huge, and you can add a serving of chicken or tri tip with it.

          Momiji Sushi is at 14th and G Street if you want decent sushi far away from the trendy bar hopping set at Mikuni's.

          If you can walk down to R Street and 15th, there are a number of places to eat: They are all right next to each other on R Street on the block between 14th and 15th Streets.

          Magpie Catering, Burgers and Brews, and The Shady Lady are all good plaxes to get a meal. Magpie Catering is simple, but nice!

          Bud's Buffet
          1016 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

          225 Main St, Sierra City, CA 96125