The Best Places to Eat Around Outlet
By Carly Reich
So you’ve been working hard at Outlet and the hunger strikes: time to take a break and visit one awesome places to eat that are right within walking distance! Our prime location in Midtown Sacramento puts us close to so many dining establishments that it can be hard to choose, so I’ve curated a list of what I think are the most delicious, unique, and fun places to eat in the area. I’ve included restaurants, cafes, bars… basically anywhere I think the food is great! If you agree, or have suggestions of your own, please let me know in the comments.
Note: While I enjoy the occasional Chipotle burrito as much as the next girl, I haven’t included any chain restaurants in my list.
2416 K Street
This place has great service and great margaritas. All the entrees come with a soup or salad, do yourself a favor and order the salad with their house cilantro dressing. If you’re going for dinner, its best to plan ahead and make a reservation, it can get very crowded.
Favorite Order: Enchiladas and a pitcher of margaritas (I share it, I swear!)
Beach Hut Deli
2406 J Street
You might call foul on this since I said I wasn’t including chains, but this funky little sandwich shop in an old Victorian house does not feel like a chain, though it does have around 35 locations. Plus its a local company, the Granite Bay store was the first ever. Fun decor, friendly sandwich makers, and great food make me glad we have a location a few blocks from Outlet.
Favorite Order: The Drakester- a hot sandwich with turkey, pepper jack, and cream cheese on garlic sourdough cheese bread. Not diet friendly, but delicious!
Sawasdee Thai Cuisine
1830 J Street
A little hole in the wall type place, luckily the building is painted bright green, so its definitely hard to miss. Having never been to Thailand I can’t speak to its authenticity, but to my taste buds its a can’t miss. Its also seems to be a little more reasonably priced than some of the other Thai restaurants in the area. Pro tip: Ask for a frequent diner card to get a free meal after 10 visits.
Favorite Order: Drunken Noodle with Chicken and a Thai Iced Tea
Tank House BBQ & Bar
1925 J Street
You’ll smell their BBQ smoker a half block away, so just follow your nose! Take a seat out on the patio on a nice day and enjoy a craft beer and some BBQ. But be warned, you’ll smell of wood smoke for a good few hours afterwards.
Favorite Order: Smoked Turkey Sandwich with a side of Dirty Tots (They’re tator tots covered in cheese and pulled pork!)
Block Butcher Bar
1050 20th Street
This bar is owned by the same people as LowBrau, and is right next door. Their meat boards and cheese slabs are heavenly. Go during happy hour to get a great deal on them. Make sure to ask for their specials, they’re always offering something yummy. They specialize in the brown liquors, so if you’re a whiskey or scotch drinker they’ll definitely have something you love.
Favorite Order: Meat and cheese. Duh!
**Disclaimer- The views and opinions in this blog post are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Outlet Coworking.