Cuisine for every occasion
From burgers to crème brulée, find what you’re craving at these Chico eateries
Annie’s Asian Grill
243 W. Ninth St., 891-9044.
Korean and Japanese food in a casual atmosphere. Garden patio seating available. Enjoy Korean barbecue, sushi rolls, teriyaki and more. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday. $$ CC
Chada Thai Cuisine
117 W. Second St. (downstairs), 342-7121.
Authentic Thai dishes, including a vegetarian menu. Lunch Monday-Thursday, dinner Monday-Saturday. $$ CC
Chan Pheng’s Mandarin Cuisine
1140 Mangrove Ave., 894-6888.
Mandarin, Hunan and Szechwan cuisine. Lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. $$ CC ATM
Chang Hing House
951 Nord Ave., 893-8888.
Authentic, affordable Chinese cuisine, dine in or take out. $ CC ATM
Cocodine Thai Cuisine
2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 891-1800.
Fresh, authentic Thai food as well as fusion dishes. Lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday. $$ CC ATM
Din-Ho Chinese Fast Food
2065 Drive Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, 898-1688.
Complete menu, including spicy dishes and combination plates. Closed Sunday. $ CC
Egg Roll King
659 Palmetto Ave., 893-1838.
Chinese-style fast food, drive-through window. $
Gen Kai Restaurant
2201 Pillsbury Road (Almond Orchard Shopping Center), 345-7226.
Try traditional Japanese favorites or the sushi bar. Dinner only, closed Monday. $$$ CC ATM
2201 Pillsbury Road
(Almond Orchard Shopping Center), 345-8862.
Specializing in Szechuan, Mandarin and Hunan cuisine. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
Happy Garden Restaurant
180 Cohasset Road, 893-5068.
Delicious Chinese cuisine with generous portions. Open daily for lunch and dinner. $$ CC
House of Bamboo
163 E. Second St., 893-8811.
A unique fusion of Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Banquet room available. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday. $$ CC
Hula’s Chinese Bar-B-Q
2540 Esplanade, 342-8564 and 1937 E. 20th St., 342-6304.
All-you-can-eat Mongolian barbecue with fresh vegetables, noodles, meats and sauces. Beer and wine available. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
Katsu’s Japanese Restaurant & Market
1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 899-0644.
Japanese delicacies and daily happy hours. Closed Tuesday. $$$ CC ATM
740 Mangrove Ave., 343-6788.
All-you-can-eat buffet, featuring a huge sushi bar, salad bar, carving bar, oysters, shrimp, Dim Sum, soup, fish, desserts and appetizers. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
New World Buffet
175 E. 20th St., 342-7838.
An all-you-can-eat Asian/American buffet with more than 130 items, including sushi, or order from the menu. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
2539 Esplanade, 891-6888.
Japanese, Chinese, Italian and American all-you-can-eat cuisine. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
Peeking Chinese Restaurant
243 W. Second St.
San Francisco chef Ken Zeng presents lunch and dinner specials in a unique atmosphere. Closed Sunday. $$ CC
Peter Chu’s Mandarin Cuisine
2424 Cohasset Road, 894-8276.
Tasty Asian food at reasonable prices. $$ CC
346 Broadway, 897-0626.
Downtown’s hip sushi bar; also features a full Asian-fusion menu. Closed Sunday. $$$ CC
2804 Esplanade, 899-9098.
Sit-down restaurant serving Chinese and Japanese cuisine, including sushi bar, beer and wine. Open daily. $$ CC
Sophia’s Authentic Thai Cuisine
305 Nord Ave., 342-8842
and 7641 Skyway
Authentic and delicious Thai food served up at reasonable prices. Open for lunch and dinner on weekdays. Dinner only on weekends. $$ CC ATM
2599 Esplanade, 894-6127
and 951 Nord Ave., 894-3040.
Japanese fast-food restaurant specializing in teriyaki. Nord location open daily; Esplanade location closed weekends. $
121 Broadway, 343-6843.
Serves healthful Thai lunch and dinner, including soups, curry, noodles and vegetarian dishes. Closed Sunday. $$ CC
Turandot North China Gourmet Cuisine
1851 Esplanade, 893-1156.
Manchurian cuisine at reasonable prices in an elegant atmosphere. Open daily. $$ CC
Windy’s Chinese Restaurant
1000 W. Sacramento Ave., 343-1788.
Serving a large variety of Asian favorites, beer and wine. Open daily. $-$$ CC
1354 East Ave., 892-8369.
Healthful, fast Asian food with generous portions. Dine in or take out. Delivery available. Closed Sunday. $ CC ATM
Wok ’n Roll Chinese Restaurant
1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 892-1868.
Authentic Chinese menu with something for everyone. Delivery, drive-through or sit-down dining in a casual atmosphere. Closed Sunday. $$ CC ATM
208 Cedar St., 343-3444.
Breakfast and lunch served from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. $$ CC
Brooklyn Bridge Bagel Works
117 W. Second St., 345-3443.
Twenty-five types of New York-style bagels, 11 flavors of cream cheese, breakfast bagels, deli sandwiches, smoothies and espresso. Breakfast and lunch daily. $ CC ATM
Brunch House Restaurant
2201 Pillsbury Road, 891-5210.
Known for apple-walnut pancakes, breakfast served all day, plus sandwiches and hamburgers. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ CC ATM
690 Rio Lindo Ave., 345-1149 and 2485 Notre Dame Blvd. (in Raley’s Skypark Plaza), 345-9905.
Specializing in waffles. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ CC
The Golden Waffle Restaurant
701 Main St., 891-1940.
Country-style breakfast and lunch. Closed Tuesday. $$ CC ATM
Morning Thunder Café
352 Vallombrosa Ave., 342-9717.
Chico’s popular breakfast café at the foot of Bidwell Park. Daily ’til 2 p.m. $$ ATM
Nash’s 7th Avenue Omelette House
1717 Esplanade, 896-1147.
Unique omelet selections made with fresh and local ingredients, as well as traditional breakfast fare. Enclosed patio. Meeting and banquet space available. Breakfast weekdays, brunch weekends. $$ CC
Scrambles Grill Bakery Coffee House
880 East. Ave., 892-8963.
Serving up its famous three-egg scrambles, along with a full-service espresso bar. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. $$ CC
Beach Hut Deli
146 W. Second St., 893-0633.
A variety of specialty sandwiches served up in a casual, beach-themed atmosphere. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
Big Al’s Drive In
1844 Esplanade, 342-2722.
Milkshakes are a triple-thick treat at this longtime Chico favorite. Open daily ’til 10 p.m. $$ ATM
Big Chico Burger
1550 East Ave., 891-6100.
Home of the One Pounder! A casual dining restaurant serving fresh chuck patties, hot dogs, sandwiches and salads. Open daily. $$ CC
933 Nord Ave., 891-1418; 2451 Forest Ave., 891-1430
and 3211 Cohasset Road,
(in La Dolce Piazza) 342-4555.
A “Best of Chico” living legend with a “Build Your Own Burger” bar. Open daily. $ CC ATM
Bustolini’s Deli & Coffee House
800 Broadway, 892-1790.
Premium sandwiches, authentic old-world Italian meats and cheeses, antipasti, grocery items, coffee, breakfast items and pastries. Closed Sunday. $$ CC ATM
2625 Aztec Drive, 343-8048.
Featuring homemade sandwiches and salads, hamburgers, soups, desserts, beer and wine. Closed Saturday and Sunday. $$ CC ATM
CJ’s Last Chance Diner
13670 Anderson Brothers Drive, 343-1901.
Burgers, deli sandwiches and sodas. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
The Dog House
1008 W. Sacramento Ave.,
(in Safeway center parking lot) 894-3641.
Serving charcoal-grilled gourmet hotdogs and sausages. Closed Sunday. $
EJ’s Dogs & Subs
672 Mangrove Ave., 342-3456.
Wide assortment of hot dogs and deli sandwiches. Open daily. $
Great Harvest Bread Co.
1223 Mangrove Ave., 899-7273; 1141 Forest Ave., 345-7155
and 237 W. East Ave., 566-9605.
Fresh-baked breads and pastries served daily. Lunches include sandwiches, panini, salads and soup. Peet’s Coffee with full espresso bar. Closed Sunday. $$ CC
Joe’s Famous Deli
555 Flying V St., 345-1956.
Delicious variety of sandwiches, sodas, energy drinks, teas and coffee. Closed Sunday. $$
671 Walnut St., 343-5925.
Specializing in Philly cheesesteak and hot and cold sub sandwiches. Closed Sunday. $$ CC ATM
Kinder’s Meats & Deli
221 Normal Ave., 342-3354.
Specialty is the marinated ball-tip steak sandwich. Catering available. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
138 Main St., 893-4344
and 965 Nord Ave., 894-1635.
Inexpensive and delicious sandwiches and wraps. Open daily. $ CC ATM
905 Wall St., 342-2577.
Try their barbecue, burger, cheesesteak and veggie sandwiches, or some housemade soups and sides. Closed Sunday. $$ CC ATM
Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop
215 W. First St., 892-1329.
Serving up an assortment of specialty sandwiches made with the finest breads, meats and cheeses. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
1444 Park Ave., 342-2285.
Their motto is, “Nobody does burgers better than Nobby’s.” Closed Sunday and Monday. $
The Pita Pit
240 Broadway, 899-2847.
From falafels to Philly steak. “Fresh Thinking, Healthy Eating” is their motto. Pitas rolled with meat, fresh veggies, cheese and sauces. Open late daily, delivery available. $$ CC ATM
S & S Barbeque & Deli
1924 Mangrove Ave.,
(part of S & S Produce and Natural Foods), 343-4930, ext. 11.
Barbecue lunch and dinner items to go, or eat there at the picnic tables. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
12609 River Road,
(one mile south of Hwy. 32), 893-2020.
Try a River Burger on a deck overlooking the Sacramento River, or watch one of 20 televisions. $$ CC ATM
971 East Ave., 891-4797.
Best-kept sandwich secret in Chico. Serving all your favorites, along with daily specialty salads, beer and wine. Closed Sunday. $ CC
Stick ’n Dip
737 Nord Ave., 345-6847.
Serving an array of appetizers, finger foods, burgers and sandwiches with more than 20 dipping sauces. $ CC ATM
2404 Park Ave., 343-9178
and 160 Convair Court
(at the Chico Airport), 898-1020.
Sub sandwiches and other deli-style foods. Park Avenue location open daily. $ ATM
A Taste of Philly
1354 East Ave., 894-1900.
Serves authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches, along with hoagies, Philly-style burgers. Closed Sunday. $ CC
Zot’s Hot Dogs & Deli
225 Main St.
(inside Garden Walk Mall), 345-2820.
Steamed hot dogs, deli sandwiches, salad bar and housemade soups. Closed Sunday. $ CC ATM
Broadway Heights California Cuisine
House-baked focaccia sandwiches, specialty salads, gourmet pizzas, California-style dinner entrees and fresh housemade desserts. Lunch and dinner daily, lunch only on Sunday. $$ CC
Jedidiah’s Neighborhood Grill
817 Main St., 899-1105.
Specializing in “California Confusion,” a collection of California, Mexican and Asian cuisine prepared from scratch with only the freshest ingredients. Breakfast and lunch daily, except Monday. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. $$-$$$ CC ATM
1717 Esplanade, 896-1147.
Casual California fusion, with fresh seafood, choice meats, pasta and local ingredients. Lunch weekdays, dinner nightly (except Sunday). $$ CC
Coffee Shops, Cafés & Bistros
Augie’s Fine Coffee & Tea
230 Salem St., 894-3764.
Serving organic and fair-trade coffees and teas, as well as delicious baked goods and smoothies. Free wireless Internet. Closed Sunday. $ CC
Bellachino’s Espresso & Panini Café
800 Bruce Road, 892-2244.
Espresso and coffee, breakfast wraps and sandwiches, soups, wraps, sandwiches, gourmet salads and pastries. Garden patio, on-site bakery and catering. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
664 E. First Ave., 899-1500.
Serving some of the finest coffee, tea and delectables in a café-style setting. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
265 Humboldt Ave., 566-9476.
Enjoy breakfast or lunch daily, and come back at night for dinner, beer, wine and live music on Thursday through Saturday. Available for private parties. $$ CC ATM
365 E. Sixth St., 892-0356.
Serving espresso drinks, sandwiches, desserts, wine and beer. Closed Sunday. $$
951 Nord Ave., 895-0878.
Gourmet espresso and coffee, fresh pastries and bagels. $$ CC ATM
642 W. Fifth St., 343-0704.
European grilled sandwiches, salads and soups. Espresso and baked treats. Open daily. $
Cal Java Coffee Roasters
216 W. East Ave., 891-8935; 1601 Esplanade, 894-3534
and 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 893-2662.
Serving pastries, teas and espresso drinks. Lunch at Notre Dame and Esplanade locations. $ CC ATM
1722 Mangrove Ave., 342-2626.
Coffee, tea, espresso, specialty sandwiches and salads, served in a European-style coffee house. Open daily. $ CC
Bell Memorial Union basement at Chico State University, 898-5516.
Espressos, smoothies, freshly baked goods, sandwiches and bagels with specialty cream cheeses. Weekdays. Open late on event nights.
CR Beans Drive-Thru Espresso
1835 Mangrove Ave., 879-1832.
Convenient drive-through featuring gourmet coffee, tea, smoothies and pastries. Open daily. $ CC
2954 Hwy. 32, 899-9927.
Offering barbecue tri-tip and meatball sandwiches, as well as other great deli-style sandwiches, pastries and delicious desserts. Open weekdays. $$ CC ATM
Dutch Bros. Coffee
480 E. Park Ave., 345-5288.
Convenient drive-through featuring mochas, lattes, smoothies, the “Dutch Freeze” and various baked treats. $
434 Orange St., 566-4008.
Visit a restored 1940s passenger train car for handcrafted, organic specialty coffees served with maniacal attention to detail. Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. $ CC
3217 Cohasset Road, 895-0390.
Natural gelato, delicious baked goods, grilled panini sandwiches, soups, salads, premium coffees and espresso. Open daily. $$ CC
Has Beans Internet Café & Galleria
501 Main St., 894-3033.
Fresh-roasted coffees, teas, pastries, candy, wireless Internet café and gallery. Open daily. $ CC ATM
Has Beans Internet Café Creekside
1080 Humboldt Ave., 345-6379.
Internet café and bakery.
(on Diamond Alley), 892-9349.
Breakfast sandwiches and burritos, soup, specialty salads, gourmet sandwiches, fresh-baked pastries and espresso drinks. Closed Sunday. $ CC ATM
Higher Ground Coffee House
1288 E. First Ave., 343-3336.
Drive-through espresso drinks, coffee and pastries. Closed Sunday. $
1055 Mangrove Ave., 893-2828
and 2519 Esplanade, 566-9556.
Drive-through espresso and coffee drinks, smoothies and Italian sodas. $ CC
Market Café & Coffee House
1387 E. Eighth St., 892-2332.
An interesting blend of café, coffee house and gift shop, serving a variety of coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches, salads and soups. Open daily, Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $$ CC ATM
The Naked Lounge
118 W. Second St., 895-0676.
Gourmet coffee in a hip setting. Selections include Naked Coffee, mochachinos, teas and chai. Open daily. $ CC ATM
Dixon Ranch Café
752 East Ave., 892-9270.
Coffee, tea, espresso, and a wide a range of pastries, including scones and pies. Housemade soups, sandwiches and salads, too. Open weekdays for breakfast and lunch, Saturday at Farmers Market. $$ CC ATM
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
145 Main St., 894-6716.
Coffee, tea, pastries and candy. Open daily. $ CC ATM
The Roost Café
1144 Park Ave., 892-1281.
Breakfast and lunch daily. Sunday brunch. $$$ CC ATM
Sicilian Market & Café
1196 E. Lassen Ave. (on the corner of Lassen and Cohasset), 893-CAFE.
Serving specialty sandwiches and panini, salads, pasta, chicken, seafood and desserts in a casual setting. Also featuring wines and gourmet food-to-go. Lunch and dinner, closed Sunday. $$ CC
246 Broadway, 343-8182; 995 Nord Ave., 343-8586; 1380 East Ave., 345-7431; 1910 Esplanade, 892-8569 (drive-through); 2009 Forest Ave., 894-7533
and 2471 Cohasset Road, 894-1323.
Wireless Internet at some locations. $ CC ATM
Teaz Me Tea Bar & Fusion Café
250 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-8100.
Tea libations and a casual, fresh and flavorful menu. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
Upper Crust Bakery & Café
130 Main St., 895-3866.
Baked goods from scratch, lunch entrees, homemade soups, espresso and teas. Open daily. $ CC ATM
3355 Esplanade, 891-5204.
Steak, lamb, chicken, barbecued ribs and seafood, served family-style, in a rustic Basque atmosphere. Family owned since 1975. Full bar. Closed Monday and Tuesday. $$$$ CC
Five & Eye
648 W. Fifth St., 343-4555.
The diverse menu includes sandwiches, wraps, burgers, fish-n-chips, salads, teriyaki bowls and quesadillas. Beer and wine available at this island-themed eatery in the heart of the south-campus neighborhood. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
119 W. Second St., 894-2691 and 196 Cohasset Road
(in the Garden Villa), 343-4876.
Organic and natural ingredients used in their grilled sandwiches, soups and salad bar. $$ CC ATM
Guzzetti’s Indian Food
117 W. 14th St., 896-1647.
Serving up delicious Indian cuisine in a casual atmosphere at a tucked-away location. Available for catering. Open 5-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. $$
Holey Smokes BBQ & Catering
1295 E. Eighth St., 520-6954.
Original, family-owned eatery specializing in traditional, 100-percent wood-fired barbecue flavors. Served in a casual setting. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $$ ATM
House of Nature’s Own
117 Broadway, 520-5135.
Try their natural, living cuisine, prepared with elegance in a stylish setting. Menu items are a combination of fruits, veggies, herbs, nuts, seeds and spices. Lunch and dinner served daily. $$ CC ATM
Old Town Rootbeer Co.
126 W. Second St., 343-8912.
Old-fashioned soda shop with rootbeer on tap, housemade calzones, rootbeer barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, floats, freezes and sundaes. Open Monday-Saturday, and Sunday during summer. $ CC ATM
Pelican’s Roost Chowder House
1354 East Ave., 899-2762.
Fresh clam chowder seven days a week. Wide variety of seafood and seasonal specials at affordable prices. $$ CC ATM
138 Broadway, 893-9622.
Mouth-watering french fries, burgers, zucchini strips, chicken, fish-n-chips, and a variety of delicious dipping sauces. $$ CC ATM
Priya Indian Cuisine
2574 Esplanade, 899-1055.
Specializing in northern- and southern-Indian cuisine, served in a comfortable setting. Open daily for lunch and dinner. $$ CC
1228 Dayton Road, 342-0452.
Authentic southern-style cooking at its finest, including barbecue ribs, chicken and fish. Closed Sunday and Monday. $$$ CC ATM
Sin of Cortez
2290 Esplanade, 879-9200.
Enjoy specialty coffees or teas at one of Chico’s favorite breakfast and lunch places. But come back for dinner; the restaurant is now open evenings, serving a variety of savory entrees. Open daily. $$-$$$ ATM
Smokin’ Mo’s BBQ
131 Broadway, 891-6677, www.mosbbq.com.
Enjoy the very best in Southern-style barbecue. First-place winner for Best Pork Ribs at the SLO Rib Cook Off nine years running. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
300 Broadway, 345-7455.
Gyros/pita wraps, shish kebobs, falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, Greek salads, Turkish specialties and burger bar. Large vegetarian selection. Beer and wine. Open daily. Checks accepted. $$ ATM CC
Tacone Flavor Grill
605 Mangrove Ave., 680-0895.
Heathful wraps, grilled sandwiches, smoothies and salads at affordable prices. $$ ATM CC
5th Street Steakhouse
345 W. Fifth St., 891-6328.
Full-service steakhouse featuring USDA prime beef, fresh seafood, house-made desserts. Extensive wine list. Reservations accepted Sunday-Thursday. Dinner served daily, lunch on Friday. $$$$ CC
33 Steaks, Booze & Jazz
305 Main St., 893-1903.
Classic American steakhouse with a wide variety of menu items and a specialty martini bar. Closed Monday. $$-$$$$ CC
Black Crow Grill & Taproom
209 Salem St., 892-1391.
Contemporary California cuisine featuring full premium bar, microbrews, extensive wine selection and the freshest local ingredients. Dinner served daily, lunch Monday-Saturday. $$$ CC
Christian Michael’s Ristorante
192 E. Third St., 894-4005.
Featuring a California-style, Mediterranean and Italian menu, with a full bar and extensive wine list. Happy hour 4-6 p.m. daily. Reservations recommended. Daily for lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch. $$-$$$$ CC
220 W. Fourth St., 895-1515.
Located inside the historic Hotel Diamond, Johnnie’s offers a complete dining experience. Open daily, Sunday brunch. $$-$$$$ CC ATM
1250 Esplanade, 894-3463.
Award-winning chef Craig Thomas works wonders with locally grown produce and artisan ingredients. Full bar, eclectic wine list and bocce ball. Dinner served daily, except Sunday. $$$$ CC
1020 Main St., 345-CAFE.
Fine dining since 1983, featuring a variety of fresh antipasti, salads, seafood, hand-prepared pastas, chicken and veal dishes, decadent desserts and an award-winning wine list. Dinner served daily, except Monday. $$$ CC
1075 E. 20th St., 345-2739.
Bistro fare, award-winning ales and an excellent wine list. Lunch and dinner, closed Monday. $$ CC
Spice Creek Café and Gallery
230 W. Third St.
(across from Diamond Alley), 891-9951.
An exotic food mecca featuring seasonal, local ingredients and spicy, powerful flavors from around the world. The menu includes fresh seafood, steak, breads, fresh desserts and an exciting wine list. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday. $$$$ CC
1695 Mangrove Ave., 895-1195.
Cozy’s famous chicken and choice Black Angus dinners, senior menu, children’s menu, daily specials, espresso bar, and beer and wine. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
The “Inn” Place
685 Manzanita Court
(inside Holiday Inn), 345-2491.
Featuring prime rib and fresh seafood specials. Sunday champagne brunch. Open daily. $$$ CC ATM
Jack’s Family Restaurant
540 Main St., 343-8383.
Home-style food at reasonable prices in a family atmosphere. Open 24 hours. $ CC ATM
2396 Esplanade, 343-3968.
This favorite local restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner, housemade pies and soups in a family atmosphere. $$ CC ATM
Russell’s Family Restaurant
185 Cohasset Road, 343-5543.
Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. Beer and wine. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
234 W. Third St., 895-1614.
Italian specialties served. Also available for private parties. Closed Sunday and Monday. $$$ CC
California Pasta Productions
118 W. East Ave., 343-6999.
Pasta, seafood, chicken, soups and salads. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
Celestino’s Pasta & Pizza
1354 East Ave., 345-7700.
Extensive menu featuring New York-style pizza and pasta dishes. Delivery available. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
Enrico’s Pizza, Pasta & Sandwiches
1141 Forest Ave., 893-1896.
Authentic Italian restaurant, serving pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches. Open daily. $$ CC ATM
1250 East Ave., 343-1205.
Real Italian lunch and dinner dishes, including osso buco, seafood and salads. Dinner only on Sunday. $$-$$$ CC
506 Ivy St., 898-9947
(takeout) and 898-9948
(reservations). Italian specialties, fresh pasta and pizza. Locally owned. Full bar. $$$ CC
Italian Cottage Restaurants
2234 Esplanade, 343-7000
and 2525 Dominic Drive, 342-7771.
Family-owned and -operated since 1965, serving local favorites: sandwiches, pizza, pasta, salads and delicious breakfasts. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch served ’til 1 p.m. $$ CC
2495 Carmichael Drive, 891-0611.
Serving the same gourmet pizza, pastas and salads made popular by Original Pete’s in Sacramento. Lunch and dinner served daily. $$ CC ATM
142 Broadway, 894-5014.
Serving an original menu of specialties from southern Italy. Serving lunch and dinner weekdays, and dinner only on Saturday. Closed Sunday. $$$ CC
Meals on Wheels
2485 Notre Dame Blvd.
(in Raley’s Skypark Plaza), 345-6457.
Roast beef, chicken and market-fresh sandwiches. $ CC
962 East Ave., 891-6291; 1104 W. 2nd St., 895-3438; 1950 E. 20th St., 343-9506
and 2520 Notre Dame Blvd., 893-9560.
Home of the Whopper. $
2516 Esplanade, 893-2908 and 1940 E. 20th St., 345-9643.
Charbroiled burgers are a specialty. Esplanade location open 24 hours. $
2190 Esplanade, 343-2113.
Burgers, sundaes, Blizzards and more. $ CC ATM
2050 Business Lane, 1-800-786-1000.
The popular fries, shakes and burgers, including the Double-Double. $
Jack in the Box
500 Broadway, 893-5198; 2540 Esplanade, 894-6910
and 1955 E. 20th St., 345-8122.
Burgers, salads and fish. $
1161 Mangrove Ave., 342-7566 and 1980 E. 20th St., 342-5181.
The Colonel’s special recipe and other treats. $
2452 Connors Ave., 895-9740; 655 Palmetto, 895-9900
and 2444 Notre Dame Blvd., 899-1285.
Big Macs and Ronald himself. $
450 Broadway; 757 East Ave.; 1930 E. 20th St.
and 2398 Esplanade.
Fast, filling and affordable Mexican food. $ CC ATM
2421 Cohasset, 345-8857.
Burgers, fresh salads, grilled chicken. Daily ’til 10 p.m., drive-through ’til 1 a.m. $
133 Broadway, 894-0191
and 1000 W. Sacramento Ave.
(in Safeway center), 343-0909.
Daily specials, authentic food from Acapulco. Downtown location closed Sunday. $$ ATM
Amigos De Acapulco Restaurant
820 Oroville Ave., 898-8488.
Mexican favorites include the special enchiladas and chile rellenos. $
Arsenio’s Mexican Food
969 East Ave., 893-2767.
Serving up carnitas, burritos and other traditional Mexican cuisine. Lobby open from 7 a.m. to noon. Drive-through open 24 hours. $$ CC ATM.
216 W. East Ave., 894-0119
and 2490 Park Ave., 893-5050.
Specializing in borrego (lamb shank) and fresh fajitas: steak, chicken and shrimp. $$$ CC ATM
El Indio Tortillas
465 E. 20th St., 345-6757.
A long-established Chico eatery serving homestyle Mexican favorites. Closed Sunday. $ CC
El Patron Taqueria
1354 East Ave.
(Safeway Marketplace), 343-9779
and El Patron II, 2454 Notre Dame Blvd, 891-8888.
Authentic Mexican food in a casual atmosphere. $
El Tamborazo Mexican Restaurant
968 East Ave., 896-0744.
Serving authentic Mexican cuisine. Their specialty is El Molcajete, an exotic dish prepared with a delicious combination of shrimp, chicken, steak, pork, bell peppers, onions and cactus in a Mexican sauce. $$$ CC.
954 Mangrove Ave., 345-2254.
Mexican-style food served up fast in a friendly atmosphere. Closed Sunday. $ ATM
La Familia Restaurant
1008 W. Sacramento Ave. (next to Safeway), 898-9029 and 880 East Ave., 892-8963.
“Truly Mexican food.” Phone orders taken. $ CC ATM
2635 Esplanade, 893-8270.
Traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine. Open daily. $$ CC
788 East Ave., 891-0408.
Specializing in handmade corn and flour tortillas, and a variety of delicious Mexican eats. Open daily. $$ ATM
2365 Esplanade, 895-9607.
Specializing in fresh, delicious Mexican food, prepared from scratch in a sparkling-clean kitchen and served in a cozy atmosphere. Open daily. $$ CC
1031 Nord Ave., 896-0141.
Great-tasting, healthfully prepared Mexican cooking. Delivery available. Open daily. $ CC
1110 Dayton Road (one block past W. Ninth St.-Hwy. 32), 342-4189.
Inexpensive, authentic and generous amounts of Mexican food. Closed Monday. $ CC
Tacos de Acapulco
429 Ivy St., 892-8176; 1141 Forest Ave., 343-2935
and 1250 East Ave., 345-9761.
Home of the biggest burrito in Chico. $
1002 W. Fifth St., 894-TACO.
Famous for their fresh grilled fish, chicken and steak tacos, burritos and salads. Also featuring chicken fajitas, carnitas, full salsa bar and $1 Coronitas. $ CC
2601 Esplanade, 345-6053.
Patio, full bar and banquet room. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 3-5 p.m. $$ CC
Tres Hombres Long Bar & Grill
100 Broadway, 342-0425.
Fajitas, seafood tacos, pasta, grilled fresh fish, steaks and more than 100 premium tequilas. Lunch and dinner daily, bar open ’til 1 a.m. $$$ CC
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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar
2030 Business Lane, 343-6888.
Famous for barbecue riblets, grilled steaks and Oriental chicken salad. $$ CC ATM
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
2072 E. 20th St., 896-1077.
Fast, fresh burritos, tacos, taquitos, salads and more. $$ CC ATM
995 Nord Ave., 345-2565.
Offering Philly-style cheesesteak sandwiches made with high-quality ribeye steak (or all white-meat chicken) and fresh ingredients. Proclaimed “Best Cheese Steak West of Philadelphia” by Food & Drink Magazine. $$ CC ATM
1908 E. 20th St., 345-1687.
Chico’s newest restaurant addition, Chili’s offers everything from steaks and margaritas to its famous baby-back ribs. $$ CC ATM
Chipotle Mexican Grill
620 Mangrove Ave., 343-8707.
Fast, made-to-order gourmet burritos and tacos with “endless” combinations of fillings. $$ CC ATM
675 Manzanita Court, 345-1146.
Favorite meals served in a retro diner, family atmosphere. Always open. $$ CC
2021 Drive Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, 899-1507.
When you’re in the mood for comfort food. $$$ CC ATM
International House of Pancakes
2040 Business Lane, 893-4988.
Breakfast served all day, plus lunch and dinner featuring sandwiches and burgers. $$ CC
La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill
855 East Ave., 891-9595.
Serving fresh and healthful Mexican food made with the highest-quality ingredients and charbroiled meats. Sample their famous fresh salsa bar and enjoy the open-display kitchen. $$ CC
1900 E. 20th St.
(behind Chico Mall), 891-1098.
Express lunch menu includes T-bone salad, grilled-shrimp salad, steak sandwich, homemade soups and more. Fresh-cut steaks, full bar, “to-die-for” yeast rolls and peanuts while you wait. (Throw your shells on the floor). $$$ CC
1910 E. 20th St., 345-8800.
$2.99 breakfast specials Monday-Friday until 11 a.m. Sunday brunch, cocktail bar, fresh-baked pies. $$ CC
1990 E. 20th St., 899-8112.
Fresh steaks, seafood, lamb and chicken served Aussie style. Open daily for dinner, Sunday for lunch and dinner. $$$ CC
2020 Business Lane, 898-8075.
Serving pasta and other Italian specialties, including drinks. $$ CC
Papa Murphy’s Take ’n’ Bake Pizza
1305 Mangrove Ave., 345-6403
and 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 898-1560.
Gourmet pizza hot from your own oven. $$
615 Mangrove Ave., 895-9727.
Traditional Chinese favorites and other creations served up fast. Drive-through available. Open ’til 9 p.m. daily. $ CC ATM
201 Main St., 343-0165.
Salad bar with your choice of seven fresh toppings, grilled sandwiches, carved meat and a wide variety of side dishes. $$ CC ATM
2471 Cohasset Road, 891-9500; 2070 E. 20th St., 895-9400
and 722 Mangrove Ave.
(in Park Plaza shopping center), 332-9955.
They take pride in their perfectly toasted subs made with great ingredients. $$ CC ATM
2010 Business Lane, 893-5595.
Fresh fish, steak, pasta and seafood in a fun, family environment. $$$ CC
Subway Sandwiches & Salads
148 Main St., 343-4643; 240 W. East Ave., 894-6779; 1000 W. Sacramento Ave., 342-9777; 1398 East Ave., 894-8757; 1947 E. 20th St., 343-5803
and 1950 E. 20th St.
(inside Chico Mall food court), 894-5470.
Eat fresh! $
Togo’s Great Sandwiches
241 W. East Ave., 891-1131 and 2009 Forest Ave., 345-7331.
Features sandwiches, soups and salads. Catering available. $ CC
Celestino’s Live From New York Pizza & Deli
101 Salem St., 896-1234.
New York-style pizza, whole or by the slice. Seven-time “Best of Chico” winner. Delivery available. $$ CC ATM
Chuck E Cheese’s
966 East Ave., 894-0400.
Pizza and fun, with an arcade for kids of all ages. $$$ CC ATM
324 Walnut St., 891-5888.
Hot, fresh, made-to-order pizzas, salads, breadsticks and Buffalo wings. Delivery and takeout available. $$ CC
1380 East Ave., 892-1122.
Preparing pizza, subs, family and party deals. Pick up and delivery daily ’til 11 p.m. Open ’til midnight on Friday and Saturday. $$-$$$ CC
2359 Esplanade, 345-3621.
A “Best of Chico” living legend. Naturally tasty pizza with fresh ingredients made daily. Dine in, pick up, delivery or take ’n’ bake. Call ahead. $$$ CC
Leftcoast Pizza Co.
800 Bruce Road, 892-9000.
Hand-rolled gourmet pizza, nine flavors of chicken wings, salad bar, beer and wine. Check out their Jazz Nights. $$-$$$ CC ATM
Little Caesars Pizza
118 W. East Ave., 894-5707.
“Pizza! Pizza!” specials, great lunch specials. $$
Main Street Pizza
331 Main St., 345-6246.
Late-night pizza. From 5 p.m., closed Monday. $
Monstros Pizza & Subs
628 W. Sacramento Ave., 342-1111 or 345-7672.
Pizza and subs. From 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. $$
Mountain Mike’s Pizza
1722 Mangrove Ave., 893-1923 and 1105 W. Fifth St., 899-9115.
Salad bar and sandwiches, plus pizza. $$$$ CC
995 Nord Ave., 899-7575.
Serving pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches and calzones. Watch the big games on the big screens! $$ CC
1947 E. 20th St., 892-9900
and 2471 Cohasset Road, 894-8888.
Takeout or delivery. $$$ CC ATM
1600 Mangrove Ave., 891-6777.
Serving a variety of American and Italian foods, including pizza, sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. Also featuring a huge salad bar and several domestic and premium beers on tap. $$ CC
Round Table Pizza
964 Mangrove Ave.
(Mangrove Plaza), 343-4254; 2201 Pillsbury Road
(Almond Orchard Shopping Center), 891-1200
and 2027 Forest Ave.
(Best Buy center), 342-7265.
Famous pizza and salad bar served in a cozy atmosphere, or have it delivered (where available). $$ CC ATM
1950 E. 20th St.
(inside Chico Mall Food Court), 345-7266.
Serving pizza, calzones, rolls and pasta salad. $
Uncle Vito’s N.Y. Pizza
3221 Cohasset Road, 891-VITO (8486).
An authentic New York-style pizzeria serving pizza, salads, strombolis, calzones, pasta, wings and sandwiches. Open late Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. $$ CC
166 E. Second St., 893-1500, www.woodstockschico.com.
Award-winning pizza, cold beer on tap, fresh salads, appetizers, desserts and new sandwiches. Dine-in, takeout and delivery. Free WiFi. Lunch, dinner, late. $$ CC
Airport Bar & Grill
999 Marauder Drive, 894-0337.
Sports bar and restaurant with a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, great food and beer! Monday-Saturday, Sundays during football season. $$ CC
132 W. Second St.
Serves up burgers and a variety of other pub eats. $$
Bella’s Sports Pub
134 Broadway, 893-5253.
Great pub food, huge beer selection and sports on big-screen, high-definition TVs. $$ CC
Dino’s Billiards & Grill
319 Main St.
Serving burgers, fries, spicy wings, salads and other tasty eats. High-definition TVs and darts, too. $$ CC ATM
The End Zone
250 Cohasset Road, 345-7330.
Serving up more than a dozen appetizers, along with burgers, sandwiches, salads and weekend brunch. Open daily with late hours.
344 W. Eighth St., 343-2790.
Try a famous Grad Burger, salad or steak. Serving food ’til 10 p.m. $$ CC ATM
King’s Catch Fish & Chips
2000 Notre Dame Blvd., 891-8883.
Fish-n-chips made to order, prepared from fresh, natural products. Dine in or take out. Open daily for lunch and dinner. $$ CC ATM
Madison Bear Garden
316 W. Second St., 891-1639.
Try their world-famous Bear Burgers, buffalo wings or a scrumptious salad. Serving food ’til 10 p.m. $$ CC ATM
Oasis Bar & Grill
1007 W. First St., 343-4305.
Great burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Pool, pingpong and shuffleboaRoad Daily drink specials. $$ ATM
Panama Bar Café & California Grill
177 E. Second St., 895-8817.
Appetizers and American pub food. Food ’til 9 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, ’til 3 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. $$ CC
702 W. Fifth St., 343-7459.
Full bar. Sporting events on 17 televisions. Burgers and sub sandwiches. Food served ’til 6 p.m. $$ CC ATM
2010 Park Ave., 893-3500.
“Bad boy” bacon cheeseburger, 32-ounce beers, great food and fun for those over 21. $$
Specialty Drinks & Desserts
241 W. East Ave., 891-1131; 668 Mangrove Ave., 895-0731
and 2009 Forest Ave., 345-7331.
Ice cream, smoothies, shakes and cakes. $ CC
Ben & Jerry’s
855 East Ave., 893-9377.
Serving the finest-quality all-natural ice cream and euphoric concoctions, including cones, shakes, smoothies and sundaes. $ CC ATM
Cold Stone Creamery
146 Broadway, 891-3331.
Premium ice cream, sorbet and cakes made fresh daily with your choice of fruit, candy, nuts or syrup “mix-ins.” Shakes, smoothies and banana splits, too. $ CC ATM
1600 Mangrove Ave., 899-3385.
Featuring gourmet cookies and gift items. Open weekdays.
The Donut Nook
958 East Ave., 342-2118.
Donuts, muffins, Danish, scones, cookies and espresso. Open daily. $ CC
Helen’s Donut Nook
807 Main St., 343-4031.
Fresh donuts and coffee. Daily ’til 2 p.m. $
201 Broadway, 345-5355; 855 East Ave., 891-9340
and 2027 Forest Ave., 891-5901.
Fresh juices and smoothies with vitamin enhancers, plus nutritious breads and wheat grass. $ CC ATM
Jon and Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe
1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 894-3160; 300 Broadway, 899-9580
and 1722 Mangrove Ave., 899-0484.
Delicious frozen yogurt, smoothies, ice cream, frozen coffee drinks and Hawaiian snow. $ ATM
1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 345-6528.
Delicious donuts. $ ATM
Mrs. Fields Cookies/TCBY
1950 E. 20th St.
(inside Chico Mall Food Court), 896-0738.
Cookies, decorated cookies and office meeting trays. Also serving delicious yogurt. $
1950 E. 20th St.
(inside Chico Mall Food Court), 894-8304.
Julius drinks, fruits, smoothies, pita sandwiches, hot dogs and nachos. $
Powell’s Sweet Shoppe
121 W. Third St., 332-YUMM (9866).
An old-fashioned candy store with more than 5,000 treats, including gelatos and sorbettos. Open daily. $ CC
Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy
178 E. Seventh St., 342-7163.
Producing Chico’s tastiest ice cream and confections for more than 65 years. Open daily. $ CC
The Sweet Shoppe
1354 East Ave., 899-0103.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Dreyers Ice Cream, Jelly Belly candies and an assortment of yummy new candy. $ CC ATM
250 Vallombrosa Ave., 894-7696.
A retail wine store with a cheese counter and outdoor patio seating. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Enjoy tastings Thursday-Saturday from 4-7 p.m. www.creeksidecellars.com $$ CC ATM
Monks Bistro Wine Lounge
128 W. Second St., 343-3408.
An extensive wine list with more than 100 labels available (more than 50 by the glass). Cheese boards, prawns, soups (cold and hot) and desserts. Menu changes often. Open nightly. $$ CC ATM
704 Mangrove Ave., 898-8466, 898-(VINO).
Specialty retail wine shop with 100 great wines for $25 or less. Store open daily. Tastings begin at 4 p.m. on weekdays, and at noon on weekends. $$ CC ATM