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Good food near convention center, Sacramento?

bortukan Jan 18, 2011 09:53 AM

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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    oubliet Feb 20, 2011 09:19 PM

    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!

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

    Buckhorn
    225 Main St, Sierra City, CA 96125

    1. bortukan Jan 20, 2011 06:30 PM

      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!

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      Kabul Kabob
      729 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

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      1. re: bortukan
        alanbarnes Jan 20, 2011 07:14 PM

        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.

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        Kabul Kabob
        729 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

      2. maoliu Jan 19, 2011 08:29 PM

        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

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

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        1. re: maoliu
          alanbarnes Jan 20, 2011 07:15 PM

          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. alanbarnes Jan 19, 2011 03:52 PM

          Most of the recommendations here are still good:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/422800

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