Let's face it, most of the suburbs that surround Sacramento are littered with chain restaurants just looking to expand their brands. While they are delicious, its fun to branch out and try to find equally satisfying local fare.
Roseville might not be the first place that comes to mind in regards to exploring cuisine, but they have some not-so-hidden gems that make for a great night out whether you're just grabbing a bite to eat on your way to Thunder Valley for a big concert or planning a special date with your honey.
Below are some awesome dinner options for next time you find yourself North-East of the city.
If you're in the mood for classic Italian eats, The Place is the place for dinner. This spot serves insalata, pasta, pizza, calzones, piatto and more and has vegetarian and gluten free options.
The Place also has a location in Rocklin.
Check out their website to see the whole menu and make a reservation.
Fat's Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar
If you are familiar with Sacramento's restaurant scene, you've definitely heard of the Fat Family. Although they operate a handful of dining establishments around town, Fat's Asia Bistro - which has locations in Roseville and Folsom - might be the best.
Dinner plates typically run under $20 and whether you're in the mood for Kung Pao Salmon or Thai Basil Chicken Lo Mein, you're sure to leave satisfied.
View Asia Bistro's entire menu.
The Chef's Table
Happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. at this hoppy joint that has 20+ beers on tap. The Chef's Table's has dinner and bar menus that include Southern Fried Mary's Chicken, a Grilled 12 Oz. Prime NY Steak and Grilled All Natural Apple Brined Pork Chop - all made with local ingredients.
If you've got Mexican on the mind, grab a bite at Zocalo. There is not a bad thing on the menu which consists of sopas, ceviches, enchiladas, ensaladas, tacos, and burritos. Happy hour is fro 3 to 6 p.m.
The Buffet At Thunder Valley Casino
When in doubt, crab it out. If you're not sure about where to eat, The Buffet at Thunder Valley is always tasty. There is a crab feed station at the buffet every Friday from 3:30 to 11 p.m. in addition to the regular offerings like salad, tacos, chicken, shrimp and pizza. Dessert is included with this dinner which is a win in our book.
If you haven't already, be sure to purchase tickets to see Nelly, TLC and Tony! Toni! Tone! at Thunder Valley on Saturday, June 9!