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Best Local Restaurant Experiences

Karen’s Little Cafe
American, Breakfast, Brunch
2290 Nicolaus Road, Lincoln, CA 95648 
916-434-7300
A tried and true Lincoln favorite, Karen’s Little Cafe makes you feel like you’re visiting family in the country. Small and quaint, they offer a wide variety of traditional American breakfast and brunch options. Stop by Karen’s with the family for a hot cup of coffee, or refreshing fruit smoothie, and a hot stack of pancakes with fresh strawberries on top! It is sure to become a family favorite with its friendly staff and cozy vibe! Outdoor seating available.

Barn Burner
American, Breakfast, Brunch
4800 Granite Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677
916-259-1751
The Barn Burner hosts a vintage environment that offers a good selection of breakfast and brunch options for the family. It is indoor and outdoor seating that is served with friendly staff and a notable approach to traditional American-style food. Fun fact: It is also dog-friendly, and they have a little menu to choose from for your furry friend.

Kim’s Country Kitchen
Traditional American, Breakfast, Brunch *Gluten-free
537 G St., Lincoln, CA 95648
916-645-2727
A local hotspot, Kim's Country Kitchen is always going to leave you wanting more! Homey and rustic, Kim's has some of the biggest portions I have seen! Their pancakes are massive, and their biscuits and gravy are divine. A great local greasy spoon diner! 

Express Gyro
Mediterranean, Greek
880 Sterling Pkwy., Suite 9030, Lincoln, CA 95648
916-253-9420
Who doesn’t love noshing on a good Mediterranean classic? Express Gyro offers a broad menu of dishes to choose from that is sure to satisfy your craving for Greek food. The Loaded Fries will become a fan favorite with its fresh ingredients and basil hummus.

Urban Rolls
Vietnamese
5428 Crossing Drive, Suite 101, Rocklin, CA 95677
916-900-6020
Coming in hot with phenomenal Vietnamese-inspired menu items, personable staff and an environmentally friendly atmosphere, you will for sure want to sink your teeth into the pork vermicelli bowl and pork buns! They also serve up great options for kiddos like popcorn chicken and spring rolls.

Melting Grill
Asian Fusion, Korean, Bubble Tea
6700 Lonetree Blvd., Suite 700, Rocklin, CA 95765
916-872-1436
In the mood for some Asian fusion? Try the beef brisket fries or the kimchi noodle that is sure to leave your palate hungry for more. Hosted in a more modern environment, Melting Grill offers a rhythmic balance between dine-in and fast food/carryout service options to accommodate your family’s needs. New around town, the friendly staff and well-crafted dishes have already caused a delicious stir around town.

Orchid Thai
Thai
835 Twelve Bridges Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, CA 95648
916-543-9988
If you’re looking for some rad Pad Thai, this is the spot! Family owned and operated, Orchid Thai hosts a welcoming environment and offers a wide selection of food that includes vegetarian options to satisfy every customer that walks through their door. The chef comes from Southeast Asia with more than 20 years of experience, hailing from some of the top restaurants in Thailand. The food is always top-notch with the freshest ingredients. With portions fit for a king, Orchid Thai is definitely a spot to try with the family!

FourK Kitchen
Traditional American *Reservation only
825 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA 95648
916-409-2101
Established in 2019, FourK Kitchen offers a new kind of dining experience. Intimate and classy, they offer a delectable four-course meal that is small in portion but bigger in taste. Open Wednesday through Saturday, the courses are from a set menu that changes monthly and is priced at $54 per person. FourK aims to provide their guests with an experience that is warm and inviting, one that doesn’t intimidate and fully satisfies, complete with great wine pairings and personable staff.

Buonarroti Ristorante
Italian
460 Lincoln Blvd., Lincoln, CA 95648
916-645-7951
Named after Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarotti, this 100-year-old red brick interior local favorite provides a warm and cozy family-friendly atmosphere. Family owned and operated, it is often referred to as one of the nicest spots in town for its traditional Italian plates, full bar that crafts specialty cocktails (with beer on tap), spacious seating with a separate room in the back for large parties, and featured local art surrounding the space around you.

Skipolini’s
Italian
6600 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95765
916-789-1818
Known around town for its spectacular hand-tossed pizza creations, and the infamous Preggo Pizza, Skipolini’s is sure to leave you with a good taste in your mouth! They have a versatile menu that features many different dishes such as pasta, sandwiches, salads and kid-friendly options that will have the whole family satisfied. Complete with a playground on the back patio to keep the kids entertained during date night, this fan-favorite also has a good wine and spirits menu to sip on (the Sangria is a must!). The staff is always very friendly and accommodating! Good for larger parties as well as more intimate gatherings.

The Chef’s Table
New American
6843 Lonetree Blvd., Suite 103, Rocklin, CA 95765
916-771-5656
Established in 2009, The Chef’s Table serves up dishes using locally sourced and fresh ingredients that are carefully crafted to satisfy each and every customer. The staff goes out of their way to ensure that all who come through their door are well taken care of and always give great suggestions about their broad menu. With a classic, modern-style atmosphere, they also host a wide variety of beer and spirits to choose from. Start with the stuffed California avocado, and the whole family will be happy.

Olivers Brewhouse and Grill/Antler Steakhouse
Steakhouse * Comedy Clubs, Live Music
645 Fifth St., Lincoln, CA 95648
916-253-9851
Established in 2021 and set in historic, old-western fashion, dated back 175 years, Oliver’s has masterfully created a new look that closely resembles a speakeasy. This is not your regular restaurant — the first floor wines and dines your family with great food selections and premium cocktails while the second floor is home to live entertainment every Friday night. From live cover bands to comedy hours, Oliver’s provides you with a classy and new kind of experience that the whole family will love. PSA: The garlic butter rolls are to die for.

Zest
Vegetarian, Vegan, Live/Raw Foods
2620 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1, Rocklin, CA 95677
916-824-1688
For our vegetarian and vegan friends, Zest is a must! They offer oil-free and light oil menu items as well as non-alcoholic beverages like the “cactus cooler” (otherwise known as the healthy margarita) that is served with raw organic agave nectar and fresh lime juice. The quinoa wrap goes best with the kale salad, in our humble opinion. Come get your health on at this fan favorite!

Casa Ramos
Mexican
925 Hwy. 65, Lincoln, CA 95648
916-409-0766
OLAY! Casa Ramos invites you to come and enjoy dishes from the Ramos family cookbook, serving up the best authentic Mexican plates. Complete with heart-friendly and vegetarian options, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Their ingredients are always fresh and the plates are served up calienté. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Macho Burrito or the Fajita for Two, paired with an ice-cold strawberry lemonade.