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Frank Fat's
Frank Fat's

Frank Fat's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fatsrestaurants.com/Frank.html
  • Phone: (916) 442-7092
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturdays and Sundays (Dinner Only): 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Martini Hour - Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Ma
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please e-mail us at ffbanquets@fatsrestaurants.com or call 916-442-7092 for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Crisa Triplett (916) 442-7092
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please e-mail us at ffbanquets@fatsrestaurants.com or call 916-442-7092 for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a private parking lot with a garage attendent, available next door at 812 L Street.
A word from Frank Fat's
Frank Fat's Restaurant located just a block away from the State Capitol at 806 L street in Downtown Sacramento, has proudly served the Sacramento Community since 1939. Frank Fat's takes pride in continuing to serve the finest Chinese cuisine from the four provinces of China (Peking, Szechuan, Canton, Shanghai) and Hong Kong in a superbly decorated surrounding with warm, friendly and cheerful service.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Beyond any doubt, Frank Fat's is the greatest Chinese restaurant in the Sacramento area. One always gets the feeling of money well spent."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Whenever there is a celebration with one of my friends we always go to Frank's. We all just love the honey walnut prawns. Ken is always a great server but the food came out slow. Thank goodness we didn't have meetings. :)"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Come on, this is Frank Fats. THE place in Sacramento, and the food is still as good as it was 40 years ago."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Excited to try Frank Fat's for the first time, as I have been to all of the other Fat's restaurants in the region and enjoy them. We had the Anniversary Special and although the Chinese Chicken Salad was average, the Honey Walnut Prawns were outstanding. There were 2 deal breakers for me that will prevent me from returning to this location. We sat next to the wall and it was filthy with old food stains/grease (and I'm not grossed out easily). Also, the flooring is wood laminate and the overall loudness of the restaurant prevented having any kind of conversation."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Without a doubt the best Chinese restaurant we have ever been to. Their mai-tais and honey walnut prawns are the best anywhere. Their 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. happy hour is a real find."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Fat's is expensive and disappointing. I had the crispy mandarin duck, which was only crispy on the outside. It was incredibly mushy on the inside. The brandy fried chicken, a dish they are "famous" for, was bland. The salt and pepper shrimp was too heavily battered and in a flavorless batter. The best dishes were the chocolate cream pie and fried rice. I have also had their honey walnut shrimp and that is pretty good. Should've stuck with that. Service was OK. The server was very nice but very slow. I will only come here now for happy hour."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Visiting from Southern California (Los Angeles Area) looked up the top restaurants in the area of the State Capitol that where highly recommended by Open Table and Yelp and chose Frank Fat's. I was not disappointed. The portions are large, the flavor is deep, the service was professional and fast. I would definitely return and have already recommended it to my brother who is going to visit the area this weekend."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "It's in older downtown but a must stop. Best Chinese food I have had!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had Peking Duck which was disappointing. Not real Peking Duck. Fried rice was ok."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've been going to Frank Fat's since I was a child and have always loved the restaurant. I have my favorite dishes and it is often a place to go for special occasions. This time, however, the service was not very good. But I'm chalking it off to a server who may have been new or just not very attentive. This is an unusual occurance though for Fat's."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food and service was good. But, it's a bit too noisy for a quiet and relaxed dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were worried when we pulled up, because it looked run down, etc. from the outside. Once inside, it was very nice. Food was good, service was great."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food! Good variety well prepared waiter was a bit distracted but quality of the food made us overlook it. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I am 4th generation dinning here. Can never go wrong with Fat's flagship store."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is a great special occasion restaurant. It's classy and the food is fabulous (though expensive). The waitstaff is well trained, and the house wine is carefully selected for quality, and a generous pour. If you are new to Sacramento, or here for a visit, you must treat yourself to dinner at the downtown Fats; it's a Sacramento institution and is the original and best of the Fat dynasty of dining. Don't miss these: New York Steak Frank Style (A premium cut prepared perfectly medium rare, sliced thin and smothered in sautéed onions and oyster sauce - to...die..for!) Honey Walnut Shrimp (the best around) Leave room for Fat's famous banana cream pie- the crust is the best part! Portions are generous; each dish serves 3 hungry diners."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My co-worker and supervisor took me to lunch for my birthday and I chose Frank Fat's because I had never been there before and it's near by my office. When we walked up the street towards the entrance I thought that it had to be closed it looked like such a dive! But when we walked in I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is actually a VERY nice restaurant inside! And way bigger than it looked too! The food was bomb, the waiter was good but could have come by a few more times which would have aided us in getting back to the office in a more timely manner and also if he had I would have been able to get the famous banana cream pie for dessert but since he didn't I didn't have time. Overall a great time and I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The service was excellent. Parking is easy and reasonably priced just to the left of Frank's, when viewing from "L" Street. The food was okay overall, but not outstanding. The freshness and temperature on delivery were somewhat lacking but I am hypercritical. We had a good time getting together with old friends."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Took my mom there for her birthday dinner. Picky eater, but she loved the dishes (cashew chicken, honey walnut shrimp, immigrant's beef, gai lan, young shew fried rice). Great service, great atmosphere, great banana cream pie!!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "From the outside, one would never guess what a find Frank Fats truly is! The bar is top notch, the staff is kind and attentive. The atmosphere is wonderful for private dining and groups. Then you have the food- absolutely amazing!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Frank Fat's has been a star in the restaurant scene in Sacramento for years and continues to please the palate. The cuisine is always fresh and creative. The menu has a multitude of entrees and appetisers from which to choose. Full bar available as well. The service was very good, very helpful. His famous banana cream pie is a must."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food, Service And Ambience Were Terrific! I Hate Hate Green Beans And I Managed To Even Choke Down A Few. This Means They Were Probably Fantastic If You Like Such Things. Nothing There Is Ever Bad.! Fixed Price Special Menu Option Very Reasonable. But Then, So Is Everything Else On The Menu."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a great late dinner last week at Frank Fat's. The food was outstanding and the service even better. We wanted to try a couple of spicy dishes but asked to have them mild, the waiter said no problem. When the food arrive, it was perfect, just the right amount of spice as we requested. Very enjoyable. Kung pow chicken and their special fried rice are highly recommended as well as their honey walnut shrimp. The banana cream pie was off the hook!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Solid dining experience. Service slow but courteous. Wishi had room for dessert."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is one of the few Chinese restaurants in the United States that serves a reasonable version of Peking Duck."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We loved walking into Frank Fats. We have eaten at Fats in Roseville many times and it is one of our favorites. At first the place seemed similar, great decor, great ambiance, a large comfortable booth for our group where we could sit for hours without feeling any pressure. The waiter was great, excellent service. But the food was not good. The hot and sour soup seemed like corn starch with water and soy sauce. Pretty tasteless. The BBQ pork with vegetables had canned bean sprouts rather than fresh. The Buddha's delight was good, but was really the only good thing we had. In general all the food was bland and boring. Nothing very exciting at all. I was quite disappointed. I would not recommend it nor would I go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "When our Cruzin' Buddies from Apple Valley and Placerville were in Sacramento, we knew we wanted to meet them at Frank Fats for drinks and dinner. We three couples met on a Saturday night and enjoyed our delicious food and wonderful visit. We requested one of the booths in the back of the restaurant so we could have a quiet area where we could catch up with one another's adventures, and we were pleased that they could accommodate this request through our Open Table communication. Our waiter was attentive and very pleasant. We enjoy our evening very much. It was nice to see "our" bartender was working that evening as well. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I decided to take a co-worker to Frank Fat's to celebrate her birthday. We both really enjoyed the food and the service was good. She was given a free piece of banana cream pie for her birthday."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The dinner was just perfect. The entrees could have been a little warmer. Parking is inexpensive and is right next door. This is the perfect Sacramento restaurant. You always feel special going there--like a part of a decades old tradition."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Seated promptly with a reservation. Waitress was friendly and attentive. The food left a lot to be desired though especially for the price. The hot and sour soup had little flavor and absolutely no spice to it (and I have a very low tolerance for spicy foods) and the cashew chicken was medallions of bland, mushy chicken with a sprinkling of cashews. The combo plate and chicken salad weren't bad but nothing to write home about. In short I wasn't impressed especially since the tab for that and a glass of wine came out to $74."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday with family; and everyone loved the food, service and ambience. We love Frank Fat's!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Always visit Frank's when in Sacramento. Consistently delicious food and excellent service. Bonus: garage parking right next door!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Just had dinner at Frank Fat's and they never fail to impress me with how delicious their food is! Fresh, delicious and yummy are the 3 best words I can attest to and always enjoy dining there when in Sacramento."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Food was very good, as was the service! Would recommend this place. I will be going back in the future."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Frank Fat's is a place we save for special occasions. Definitely pricey, but worth it. The food is consistently delicious and I have yet to have to have something I don't like there. They are also known for their banana cream pie, which is pretty good. Overall, it's a place you just can't go wrong in."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great restaurant in Old Town Sacramento-an old time favorite restaurant of the Fat family. Food is exceptionally good, with very good service and lovely ambience. Try the delicious Firecracker Beef and not to miss their outstanding banana cream pie made on the premises. Location is good-a few blocks from The Capitol and there is a parking garage right next door."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Frank Fat's is a family favorite for multiple generations."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The calamari was the best I've eaten in a very long time. If you like Chinese food, you will love Frank Fat's. For those who want a real rib eye steak, I wouldn't recommend Frank Fat's. My fiance ordered what he thought was a rib eye steak. (you know, what you'd get a steakhouse). The waiter looked at him oddly when my fiance said, "I'd like my steak cooked medium, and I'll cut it up myself." :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to going to Frank Fat's, but found it to be underwhelming. We had appetizers and 3 dishes for dinner. The food was ok, especially considering the price. It was a little on the greasy side, granted it is deep fried or stir fried, but still a little too oily. The service was a little late in getting started with our table but after that, very good. We sat in the first dining area beyond the bar and it was cold in that room and the wait staff foot traffic was busy, which impacted the ambiance. I think they are riding on a long standing reputation that was once well deserved, but now, I would say not so much. For the price, I would go to one of the Fat's in Folsom or Roseville."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our go to place when attending downtown Sacramento Community Center events. A short drive from our Davis home. Always impeccable service and first rate food. The staff at Frank Fats know how to make you feel special. Five Stars in all dining categories."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Each dish that we had was excellent, the Honey Walnut Prawns were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Booth table was ideal, the restaurant was very busy but we didn't even notice. Food took a little longer than we antcipated but worth the wait."
    Dined on 2/22/2014