The Most Fun Restaurants in Sacramento

While people may flock to the city for all the fun restaurants in Sacramento, settlers in the 1850s showed up for the gold. This influx of people from around the world created one of the most diverse culinary scenes in the world, and that tradition lives on to this day in the area’s best eateries. Those who covet fresh food will gravitate toward the ‘farm to fork’ movement, which started here in 1849. The trend has grown consistently since the city’s first 'Whole Food' Festival in the 1870s. Evolving ramen, Cali-Baja style, and Filipino fare have also become staples, and this shows just how diverse the gastronomic scene has remained. But which restaurants do the savviest foodies visit to find good fun and food? Welcome to Tastemaker 20. We’ve gathered data from tens of thousands of eateries around the world – all to find where OpenTable’s most devoted culinary connoisseurs like to enjoy a meal. Check out these fun restaurants in Sacramento and book a spot before they’re full!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:The Kitchen Restaurant, Allora, Canon
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood, American
Neighborhoods:Sacramento
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Kitchen Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
938 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Those who want their dinner to be more of a performance will adore The Kitchen Restaurant. Guests are able to walk right through the open kitchens and even have a chat with chefs when they come in. Ev...

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Allora

$$$$·Seafood·
Sacramento
1,482 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

The private wine club, Italian inspired cocktails and option for communal seating are only small parts of what designate Allora as a fun restaurant in Sacramento. The decor – ranging from the hanging ...

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Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Canon

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
1,335 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Seasonal menus, shareable plates and unique décor have helped Canon live up to the anticipation that locals had prior to its opening. Those who want the experience of a fun restaurant in Sacramento of...

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Fit for Foodies in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Fabian's Italian Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Fair Oaks
1,044 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Not only is Fabian’s Italian Bistro one of the more fun restaurants in Sacramento, it was also recognized as the best eatery in the city for two straight years. Tasting Tuesday and Wine Wednesday are ...

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Great for Brunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Osteria Fasulo

$$$$·Italian·
Davis
1,150 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

When the atmosphere of a fun restaurant in Sacramento is combined with contemporary and authentic Italian dishes, the result is Osteria Fasulo. The eatery is family-owned, and they have filled the are...

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Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

The Jungle Bird

$$$$·Polynesian·
Midtown
478 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

For individuals whose idea of excitement is a tropical paradise, The Jungle Bird is the fun restaurant in Sacramento that cannot be missed. Tiki statues, tribal masks, paintings of exotic birds and ot...

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Late Night Find in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Elk Grove
1,703 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

Serving the city for over three decades and housed in an over century-old building, Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar is nothing if not classic. The luxurious chandeliers, fine art, outdoor fountain and ...

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Best Service in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
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Aioli Bodega Espanola

$$$$·Spanish·
Sacramento
1,676 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

With a promise to transport guests to Andalusia, Aioli Bodega Espanola consistently delivers on its word and is always listed as one of the fun restaurants in Sacramento. The menu features delicious S...

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Grand Island Mansion

$$$$·American·
Walnut Grove
561 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

The sprawling estate of the Grand Island Mansion is historic and located among the Sacramento River delta region. The building is in the style of the Italian Renaissance, but the Sunday brunch menu is...

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Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
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Capitol Garage

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Sacramento
1,056 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

Geeks Who Drink trivia, Capitol Friday's with a live deejay, Dinner and a Drag Shows and even murder mysteries all make Capitol Garage one of the most fun restaurants in Sacramento. The Midtown icon i...

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Zocalo - University Village

$$$$·Regional Mexican·
Sacramento
1,225 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

Promising both an upscale and casual experience, Zocalo at University Village continues the brand's reputation as a fun restaurant in Sacramento that was earned at the Roseville and Midtown locations...

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Most Booked in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
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Frank Fat's

$$$$·Chinese·
Sacramento
1,650 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

Serving the area since 1939, Frank Fat’s has had a long time to become one of the most fun restaurants in Sacramento. They’ve accomplished this by consistently transporting their guests to Asia. Samur...

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