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Right off Interstate 80, Berekely to Reno....(Within a mile or so)

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Let's try something and go across CA on I 80. Hound worthy places or good places to stop, not far off the highway.

We all know where the In and Outs are etc but sometimes an exit has a ton of great food.

So list the exit, the exit number in response then if you respond respond under that exit's sub post like below)

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  1. Madison Avenue, past Sacramento downtown about five miles......Exit 96.

    To the west is Brookfields. Before Hillsdale Avenue behind the motel. Excellent coffee shop type food. really good but a price point above Denny's. I love that they have pepper grinders at every table. the specials are MONEY......

    Right on Madison Avenue between Auburn and Blvd and Palm ave on the north side in a teeny strip mall...To the east is Weiner Works. Best dogs around. IMO best dog in California. Great bread, guldens mustard and the fries are killer diller. Be sure to order the tiny if alone, or you will be buried in French fries. Also one of the better hamburgers
    you can find as well but the dogs are so damn good it is hard to order a burger there.

    Off Madison North on College Oak is Tony Baloneys. Great sandwhiches if a bit over priced (Okay more than a bit over priced) BUT< I love em. the Meatball sand is amazing and most people LOVE the pepper steak. the ham and Swiss is phenomenal as well. His minestrone soup is excellent and his salad dressing are great too (he has them in Raley's too)

    1. Riverside Exit, Roseville CA, exit number 102. South si Auburn blvd and North is Riverside) To the Right (south on Auburn)is Callifornia Burger. Excellent slow fast food type place. LOVE THE BURGERS.

      And up by the KMART is 7 Sisters Italian, Family style pizza, Italian place. FAMILY. Lots of gluten free stuff too......

      Going North to Riverside Blvd about a mile is Carmelitia's Mexican. I love the chicken dishes. Love the place and the family that runs it.

      Almost across the street is the Roseville Tortilla factory. Best torts anywhere. Sewriously amazing tortillas. And great cheap tamales and other delishus dishus. I am a regular.

      1. The Squeeze Inn. Great CHEESE burgers

        1350 Harbor Blvd
        West Sacramento CA 95691

        (916) 371-6779

        Monday thru Saturday …….. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
        Sundays and Major Holidays…………………….Closed

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        1. re: jpwlms

          http://westsac.thesqueezeinn.com/?pag...

        2. Good idea for a topic! I suggest that you change the scope and title (you can edit within a two-hour time window) to start in Dixon, CA rather than Berkeley. The stretch of I-80 from Berkeley to the eastern boundary of Dixon is already covered on the SF Bay Area board and off-topic for this one. It's the area from Dixon eastward to Reno that needs more discussion. The SF Bay Area towns are already well-documented by the locals who live there and best know the territory.

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          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Well I thought about that but, that would make it so that a lot of my responses would be on that board and not this one. I also think that a comprehensive list for that route, which is the most traveled would be an amazing resource and that is why I went to Reno. One thread covering it all..... I might have sub threaded differently maybe with every 30 mile segements but that is too much work on a dead board.

            1. re: bennyboy1

              Yes, absolutely have it go to Reno.

              A related *ancient* topic,
              Diners along Route 40: Davis to Reno
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/84206

              P.S. Interstate 80 starts in San Francisco, not Berkeley.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Yeah that I thought I would leave the City proper to that board. Seeing how almost every place in SF is within a mile of a freeway.....(pf course that is the longest mile in history) And most people when driving thru are not looking for a decent place to eat while driving Start in Berk and go to reno.

                So funny that link of your is you and me talking.. I live right on old US 40 now too. Since that thread I have actually paid some attention to that route lately and there are some good stops on there now, but not but a couple of diners.

          2. Didn't see your name on this thread:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/879942

            About a half mile west of 80 on Arden Way

            Chando’s – mulitas, tacos de rajas
            863 Arden Way Sacramento, CA
            916-641-8226
            http://www.chandostacos.com/

            1. Douglas Blvd exit, Roseville....

              West about a block from the freeway...Slice Of Heaven. Pies and good ones, A bit spendy but the lunch combos are great. All kinds of different unusual pies as well. family owned.

              Going east is Parkers Dogs. Santa Cruz dogs. Yummy dogs. in the strip mall on the corner of Sunrise and Douglas.

              And while this is not a mile, if you keep heading east you will run into Quarry Ponds Shopping center. HAWKS is there. Spendy but incredible food, the tasting menu is pretty amazing. Also a tapas place that is incredible too as well there.

              1. Roseville, Eureka road off ramp. Not much tot he west but east is a good group of decent and excellent places.

                of course this is also chain city with a tahoe Joes, black Angus amd Claim Jumper as well as the Chili's and Applebees.

                But some places are excellent.

                Mikuni is great sushi, big rolls. packed and loud always.

                Blue Nami is amazing and I prefer it over Mikuni.

                Crush 29 is terrific. Great wine list, and a perfect non meat eater place even though they have some great carnivore meals as well..http://www.crush29.com/

                Paul Martin's is really good for a chain type place. it really doens't feel like that though.

                And if you go towards the water park at the first street after the freeway, Brookfields is great. Best coffee shop type place anywhere. pepper shakers ont eht able and fresh made food. Pricier than dennys but ten times better.

                1. Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Head West. To Granite drive, turn right and then look in the first shopping center to the left for The Golden Dragon. best Chinese food anywhere. Hounds love this place and order off the Chinese menu. For me I am a lunch time guy and find their food amazingly good even if it off the regular menu..

                  farther down Rocklin Road, turn right on Pacific (Taylor) and to your left is the granite Rock Grill. best breakfast ever. really great place for breakfast or lunch.

                  Next door is Cafe Delicious which is a very good Mexican place.

                  Across the street is Loris Little Shack by the railroad track. bar but pretty awesome tacos for cheap..

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                  1. re: bennyboy1

                    Venita Rheas, on granite Driver in Rocklin (Rocklin Road exit) is well reviewed by THE Bee today. I forgot about this one, I haven't been in some time, but I do remember that it was pretty darn good for breakfast.

                    http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/10/5405...

                  2. Horseshoe bar exit has the goodies. West to Taylor Road..

                    High Hand nursery is here. Great nursery and a great place for food. Fine dining, and wood fired pizzas. A great deli as well. Got a couple of hours go here. Amazing place in the old packing sheds. really great glass conservatory for the restaurant.

                    Farther out on King Road is Loomis Basin Brewery. Great beers, and food trucks on Friday and Saturday. Had the beers, not the trucks. And in the same complex is Loomis favorite Cafe Zorro. excellent. http://sierraculture.com/foodwineart/...

                    1. Ventinne in West sacramento get raves: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/876764

                      1. Thread on The Former Nut tree area (Vacaville)

                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/898608