Dine Downtown: Old Sacramento Foodie Edition

Camille Cobbs, Old Sacramento

There is something truly unique about the ambiance of Old Sacramento restaurants. Think back to your last Old Town visit – strolling down the boardwalk, surrounded by buildings from another era and quirky shops, you can’t help but realize that it’s quite a different experience compared to the rest of the Downtown Grid. You step from the heart of a growing city into a small town, a preserved haven that maintains the cozy, homey feel of places that stand the test of time.

As we approach Dine Downtown, a time to enjoy fine dining while supporting local business and great causes, we simply must highlight the five Old Sacramento restaurants that made the list. From appetizer to main course to dessert, browse these top choices from the high-quality restaurants of our beloved Historic District.


1. The Delta King’s Seafood Cioppino

Try this tasty blend of fresh fish, aqua gem clams, P.E.I. mussels, scallops, crab and prawns, all blended and cooked in a rich, seasoned broth. This is truly a seafood lover’s heaven.


2. Rio City Café’s Grilled Salmon

An appropriate choice for riverfront dining, this salmon is garnished with White Truffle Cream Sauce, Tobiko, and Chive Oil. Enjoy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus on the side.










3. Ten22’s Flat Iron Steak

This mouthwatering piece of meat, cooked to your preference, comes with oil-braised beans and sesame-roasted potato sautéed in a sriracha-chili demi sauce.

4. The Firehouse Restaurant’s Traditional Plum Pudding

A tasty blend of fruits and spices, this is the perfect light dessert to finish off a good meal. Traditionally, plum pudding is aged for a year to get the best taste!

5. Fat City’s World Famous Banana Cream Pie

A local legend for more than 75 years, Fat City’s Banana Cream Pie consists of fresh bananas layered in a rich egg custard and flaky crust, topped with fresh whipped cream.











Which dish are you ready to try? Visit these five restaurants and more during Dine Downtown, January 12-22nd!