Wine and dine

A taste of Chico

Valerie’s Bakery and Deli moved into the Park Avenue location that had long been claimed by the Busy Bee diner. The restaurant quickly gained a neighborhood following.

Valerie’s Bakery and Deli moved into the Park Avenue location that had long been claimed by the Busy Bee diner. The restaurant quickly gained a neighborhood following.

Photo By Tom Angel

Chico is home to 11 Italian restaurants, 29 Mexican restaurants, 22 Asian restaurants and a host of others.

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131 Broadway, 891-1383. Casual elegance, with beef, seafood and chicken specialties, house-made pasta, desserts, soups and focaccia bread sandwiches. Vegetarian choices. New menu items by Chef Ann Leon. Catering and delivery available. Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm; dinner Monday-Saturday 5:30-9:30pm. $$$ CC

Caffe Malvina
234 West Third St., 895-1614. Italian specialties served. Lunch Tuesday- Friday 11:30am-2pm; dinner Tuesday-Thursday 6-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 6-10pm. Available for private party at any time. $$ CC

California Pasta Productions
118 W. East Ave., 343-6999. Pasta, seafood, chicken, soups and salads. Pasta is made fresh daily. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-8:30pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-9:30pm, Sunday 4-8:30pm. $$ CC

Fifth and Ivy streets, 898-9947 for take-out; 898-9948 for reservations. Sample any of a full line of Italian specialties (including pizza). Open Sunday-Monday 11am-9pm; Tuesday-Saturday 11am-2am. Full bar. $ CC

Gina Marie’s Italian Kitchen
305 Main St., 342-2420. Pasta, pasta, pasta, as well as a variety of sandwiches and the Famous eggplant parmesan. Full bar and nightly specials. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight; Sunday 4-10pm. $ CC

Italian Cottage
2234 The Esplanade, 343-7000; 2525 Dominic Dr., 342-7771. Since 1965, favorite Italian dishes like sandwiches, pasta and salads in an enjoyable atmosphere serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Esplanade restaurant is open daily 6am-11pm. The Skyway restaurant on Dominic Drive is open daily 6am-10pm. $$ CC

Italian Creekside Deli
243 West Ninth St. Specializing in Italian-style sandwiches. Open Monday-Friday 11am-4pm. $$ CC

Olive Garden
2020 Business Lane, 898-8075. Serving pasta and other Italian specialties, including drinks. Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm. $$ CC

142 Broadway, 894-5014. Serving an original menu of specialties from Southern Italy. Open 11am-9pm Monday-Friday; dinner Saturday from 5pm; closed Sunday. $$$ CC

1950 East 20th St. (Chico Mall Food Court), 891-9919. Serving pizza, calzones, rolls and pasta salad. Open Monday-Friday 10am-9pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 11am-6pm. $

Sicilian Cafe
1020 Main St., 345-CAFE. Fine dining since 1983 featuring a variety of fresh seafood, hand-prepared pastas, chicken and veal dishes accompanied by selections from an award-winning wine list. House specialties include calamari, prawn scampi, tiramisu and warm chocolate cake. Seasonal creekside patio dining. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm. $$$ CC


Aca Taco I and II
1000-D W. Sacramento Ave., 343-0909 and 133 Broadway, 894-0191. Daily specials, authentic food from Acapulco, Mexico. Vegetarian dishes made fresh daily. Sacramento Ave.: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-3am; Sunday 11am-9pm. Downtown: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Closed Sunday. $

Amigos de Acapulco
820 Oroville Ave., 898-8488. Mexican favorites including the special enchiladas and chile rellenos. Open 7am-11pm or later every day except Mondays and Wednesdays, when they close at 7pm. $

Bomber’s Baja Grill
973-T East Ave., 343-2247. Gourmet-style burritos, with flavored tortillas, fajitas, burgers, salads, appetizers, kids’ menu. Beer, wine, daily specials and more. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm. $$

Casa Lupe
Park Avenue and Fair Street, Chico, 893-5050; Hwy. 32 and Canal Street, Hamilton City, 828-3543; Chico Mall. Spicy, tasty Mexican food for the whole family. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Sunday 10am-9:30pm (Sunday brunch served 8am- 2pm). Chico Mall daily 10:30am-9pm. $$ CC

Chevys Fresh Mex
201 Broadway, 345-8480. Mexican food made fresh daily including fish fajitas, tortillas from “El Machino,” and award-winning chips and salsa. Casual, festive cantina atmosphere. Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm. $$ CC

El Indio Tortilleria
465 East 20th St., Suite 60, 345-6757. A long-established Chico eatery serving home-style Mexican favorites. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm; Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday 11am-8pm. $

El Patron Taqueria
1354-E East Ave. (Safeway Marketplace) 343-9779. Authentic Mexican food in a casual atmosphere. Open Monday-Friday 10:30am-9pm; Saturday 9am-9pm; Sunday 9am-8pm. $

El Ranchero
407 Walnut, 345-5009. “Autentico Restaurante Mexicano” open daily 11am-9pm. $

El Tamborazo Mexican Restaurant
968 East Ave., 896-0744. Carnitas, camarones al muso de aso (shrimp in garlic sauce) and more served authentic-style. Open Monday-Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-10pm. $$ CC.

La Comida
954 Mangrove Ave., 345-2254. Mexican-style food served in a friendly atmosphere. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm. $

La Familia
1008-H West Sacramento Ave., 898-9029, and 880 East Ave., 892-8963. “Truly Mexican food.” Phone orders are taken. Open daily 11am-10pm. $

La Hacienda
2635 Esplanade, 893-8270. Classic and contemporary Mexican dishes. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday 11am-9pm; breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday-Sunday. $$ CC

Lorenzo’s Express
2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 342-3278 and 2290 The Esplanade, 894-2898. Two locations serving Chico with fast, fresh Mexican food. $

Los Amigos Restaurante
900 Cherry St., 342-9113. Relocated with same authentic food. Open daily 11am-8pm. $$

Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant
1050 Village Lane, 343-7709. Tuesday-Friday lunch and dinner buffet; Saturday dinner buffet. Open Monday-Friday 11am-9pm; dinner Saturday 5pm-9pm. $

Panama Bar and Cafe
177 East Second St., 895-8817. Appetizers and American pub food. Open Monday-Saturday 11:30am-9pm. $ CC

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant
740 Mangrove Ave. 343-3320. A full-service sit-down Mexican restaurant with live mariachi band on weekends. Full bar, large seating capacity, fajitas, seafood, steaks, combos and more. Open 11am-10pm weekdays; 11am-11pm weekends. $$ CC

2365 Esplanade, 895-9607. Mexican delights for every palate. Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-8:30pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm. $$ CC

Speedy Burrito
1031 Nord Ave., 896-0141. Great-tasting, healthfully prepared Mexican cooking. Open daily 10:30am-10pm. Delivery available. $

Taco Bell
450 Broadway, 2398 The Esplanade, 969 East Ave. 1930 E. 20th St. Home of Chico’s No. 1 late-night eats. Fast, filling and affordable Mexican food. $

Tacos de Acapulco
429 Ivy St., 892-8176 and 116 15th St. B, 899-7114. Home of the biggest burrito in Chico according to a News & Review survey. Ivy Street location open 8am-3am, seven days a week. 15th St. location open daily 10am-11pm. $

Tacos Cortes
1110 Dayton Rd., 342-4189. This is the place for inexpensive, authentic and generous amounts of Mexican food. Open Tuesday-Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday 9am-9pm; Sunday 8am-9pm. $

Wok ‘N’ Roll, a Chico favorite for quick Asian dishes, this year opened a second location, where meals are cooked up before your eyes.

Photo By Tom Angel

Tortilla Flats
2601 Esplanade, 345-6053. Patio, full bar, banquet room. Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm. $ CC

Tres Hombres Long Bar and Grill
100 Broadway, 342-0425. Fajitas, seafood tacos, grilled fresh fish and more than 40 premium tequilas served for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Open 11am-10pm; the bar stays open until 1am. $$ CC

Zepeda’s Market
671 Walnut Ave. No. 4, 892-8218. A meat market and grocery store also featuring their famous 16-ounce shrimp cocktails, burritos, tortas, tacos, enchiladas, carnitas, barbacoa and birra (goat). $


Asian Buffet
2804 Esplanade, 342-3727. International inspired menu specializing in high-quality traditional Asian cuisine. All-you-can-eat buffet featuring Chinese food and sushi. Lunch buffet Monday-Friday 11am-4pm; Dinner buffet Monday-Friday 4pm-9:30pm; and Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11am-9:30pm. $$ CC

Blossom Village
2201 Pillsbury Rd. Suite E5, 345-8862. Specializing in Szechuan, Mandarin and Hunan cuisine, located in the Almond Orchard Shopping Center. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-9:30pm; Sunday 4-9pm. $$ CC

Chada Thai Cuisine
117-B W. Second St. (downstairs), 342-7121. Authentic Thai dishes, including a substantial vegetarian menu. Lunch served Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm; dinner Monday-Thursday 5-9pm; Friday-Saturday 5-9:30pm. $$

Chan Pheng’s
1140 Mangrove Ave., 894-6888. Serving Mandarin, Hunan and Szechwan cuisine. Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-8pm; Friday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm; Sunday noon-8:30pm for dinner. $$

Chang Hing House
951 Nord Ave. No. 2, 893-8888. Authentic, affordable Chinese cuisine for dine in or takeout. Open Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm. $ CC

China Wok
1950 E. 20th St., (Chico Mall Food Court), 343-2853. Fried rice, chow mein and other Chinese fare. Open mall hours, Monday-Friday 10am-9pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm. $

Din Ho Chinese Food
2065 Whitman Ave., Suite 4A, 898-1688. Complete menu including hot, spicy dishes and combination plates. Open daily 11am-9pm. $ CC

Dragon Phoenix
2485 Notre Dame Blvd. (Raley’s Skypark Plaza), 891-1800. Specializing in Cantonese-style cuisine. Open daily 11am-9pm. $ CC

Egg Roll King
659 Palmetto Ave., 893-1838. Fast food Chinese-style. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm; Sunday 11am-9pm. $

Gen Kai Restaurant
2201 Pillsbury Rd. (Almond Orchard Shopping Center), 345-7226. Traditional Japanese favorites and all-you-can-eat sushi bar. Banquet, private tatami room and a full bar. Open Monday-Saturday at 5pm. Closed Sunday. $$ CC

Grayatip Thai Cuisine
2574 Esplanade, 899-1055. Thai cuisine, with no MSG. Light, tasty dishes composed of fresh spices and vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood and vegetarian entrees. Open Monday and Wednesday-Friday for lunch 11:30am-2:30pm, and dinner 5-10pm; Saturday and Sunday dinner only 4pm-10pm. $$ CC

Great Wall Restaurant
1008 West Sacramento Ave., 891-6288. Delicious food featuring Cantonese cuisine. Delivery available. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm; Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday noon-10pm. $ CC

Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant
180 Cohasset Road, 893-2574 or 893-5068. Sample a hot plate or a Happy Family dinner. Open Sunday noon-9pm; Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday 11am-9:30pm; Saturday noon-9:30pm. $$ CC

Hula’s Chinese Bar-B-Q
2540 Esplanade, 342-8564 and 1937 E 20th St., 342-6304. All-you-can-eat Mongolian Bar-B-Q with freshest vegetables, noodles and thinly sliced meats-tasty and healthy. Open daily 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday ’til 10. $$ CC

Katsu’s Japanese Restaurant
1008-G W. Sacramento Ave., 899-0644. Serving Japanese delicacies, lunch and dinner, daily happy hours and a sushi bar and Japanese grocery store. Open Wednesday-Monday 11:30am-12am. Happy hour noon-5pm and 9pm-12am. Closed Tuesdays. Store open noon-5pm.

Peter Chu’s Mandarin Cuisine
2424 Cohasset, 894-8276. Tasty Asian food at reasonable prices. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-2pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner; Sunday noon-8pm. $$

Peeking Chinese Restaurant
2nd and Salem streets, 895-3888. Chef Fay Wong from San Francisco prepares lunch specials from $4.50 and family dinners from $7.95 in a unique atmosphere. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm. $ CC

Teriyaki House
2599 Esplanade, 894-6127; 951 Nord Avenue, 894-3040. Japanese fast-food restaurant that’s been called “the best teriyaki ever.” Serving ample amounts of teriyaki beef and chicken, and steamed veggies over rice. Yakitori, sweet-and-sour pork, chicken curry, vegetarian plates and combo plates. Nord Ave. open daily 11am-9pm; Esplanade open Monday-Friday 11am-9pm. $

Turandot North China Gourmet Cuisine
1851 The Esplanade, 893-1156. Beijing and Manchurian cuisine to take out or eat in. Delivers in Chico with $30 purchase. Open Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm; Sunday 12:30pm-9pm. $$ CC

Windy’s Restaurant
1000 W. Sacramento Ave., 343-1788. Serving a large variety of Asian favorites seven days a week. Hours Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm; Friday-Sunday 11am-10pm. $ CC

Wok ‘N’ Roll
1354 East Ave. Suite P, 892-8369; new Wok ‘N’ Roll Chinese Barbecue at 1030 Mangrove Ave., 892-1868. Healthy, fast-food alternative with generous portions for dine in or takeout. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm. $ CC


Cafe Sandino
817 Main St., 894-6515. Vegetarian food from around the world. Many low-fat dishes to choose from. Daily specials for lunch and dinner. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm. $

Karim Restaurant
14066 Highway 99, 343-0593. Offering a variety of Arabian specialties. Open Monday-Saturday 12-8pm. $$

Kumar’s Indian Cuisine
3221 The Esplanade, 343-5555. Authentic Indian cuisine serving Tandoori specialties and curries from the kitchen of India. Beer and wine. $5.95 lunch buffet daily. Open daily for lunch 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm. $$

Sultan’s Bistro
300 Broadway (Phoenix Building), 345-7455 and 244-C Walnut St., 342-8333. Gyros, burger bar, Greek salads, falafel, Turkish specialties, shish kebobs. Belly Dancers every Friday evening. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday noon-5pm. $$


French Gourmet Bakery and Cafe
1910 The Esplanade, 345-2257; and 9408 Midway in Durham, 892-9538. Chico’s only French restaurant, serving fine pastries and lunches, plus specialty coffee and cakes. French gourmet dinners at Chico location. Open Monday-Thursday and Saturday 6am-6pm; Friday 6am-7pm; Sunday 7am-4pm. $

Pub Grub

Cheri’s Pastime Pub
1600 Park Ave., 343-4915. Enjoy Chico’s oldest neighborhood bar. Daily beer specials and happy hours, 99-cent hamburgers, billiards and shuffleboard. $

Corner Pocket at Team Players
319 Main St., 896-9554. Featuring the “Players Club” sandwich, burgers on fresh-baked buns, chili dogs, salads, chicken strips and more. Open Monday-Thursday noon-11pm; Friday and Saturday noon-1am; Sunday brunch 9am-6pm. $ CC

The Graduate
344 W. Eighth St., 343-2790. Try a famous Grad Burger, salad or steak. Serving food daily 11am-10pm. $$ CC

Bidwell Perk, at Mangrove and First avenues, has proven so popular that this year the owners built an entire new building for the coffee shop.

Photo By Tom Angel

392 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-9922. Serving up burgers, salads and more. Full bar. Patio dining available. Wednesday and Sunday 11am-3pm, Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday 11am-8pm. Open daily for drinks until 2am. $ CC

Madison Bear Garden
316 W. Second St., 891-1639. Try their world-famous Bear burgers, buffalo wings or a scrumptious salad. Kitchen hours 11am-10pm daily. $

The Main Event
319 Main St., 342-5733. Great drink specials and live music. Daily 7pm-2am.

The Oasis Bar and Grill
1007 W. First St., 343-4305. Great burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Daily drink specials. Open 11am-2am daily. $

702 W. Fifth St., 343-7459. Full bar. Sporting events on 17 TVs. Burgers and sub sandwiches served daily 11am-6pm. $

Scotty’s Bar & Grill
One mile south of Highway 32 on River Road, 893-2020. Try the River Burger on the deck, or watch one of the 20 TVs. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-2am; Sunday 9am-10pm. $

Team Players
319 Main St., 896-1868. In addition to the pool, billiard and snooker tables, this is a great place for soups, sandwiches and more. Open Monday-Friday 11:30am-5am; Saturday noon-5am; Sunday noon-2am; kitchen closed daily 3pm-4:30pm. $

2010 Park Ave., 893-3500. “Bad boy” bacon cheeseburger, 32-ounce beers, great food and fun for those over 21. 11am-2am. $$

Wine Bars

Creekside Cellars
250 Vallombrosa Ave., Suite 500, 894-7696. Daily wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres (wine and food pairing). Also available for private parties and catering. Store open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm. Tasting room open Tuesday-Friday 4-7pm; Saturday 2-7pm. $ CC

La Rocca Vineyard Tasting Room & Gift Shop
16 miles east of Chico on Hwy 32 in downtown Forest Ranch, 899-WINE (9463). Taste the organic wines of local vintner Phil La Rocca. Hors d’oeuvres served. Open Saturday-Sunday noon-6pm.

Coffee and Desserts

668 Mangrove Ave., 895-0731 and 241 W. East Ave., 891-1131. Scooping up all 31 wonderful ice creams, frozen yogurts and cakes. No-sugar-added and non-fat flavors are available. Open daily 10:30am-11pm. $ CC

Bellachino’s Espresso & Panini Cafe
800 Bruce Rd., Ste. 600, 892-2277

Bidwell Perk
664 East First Ave., 899-1500. “Simply the finest coffee, tea and delectables” in an international cafe-style setting. Open Mon.-Thursday 5:30am-7pm; Friday-Saturday 6am-10pm; Sunday 7am-4pm. $

Brooklyn Bridge Bagel Works
117A W. 2nd St., 345-3443. Twenty-five types of New York-style chewy bagels, 11 flavors of cream cheese, smoothies and espresso coffees. Daily specials and catering trays available. Open daily 6:30am-5pm. $

Café Max
101 Salem St., Ste. 2, 345-6655. Sandwiches, bagels and sweet treats. Try the espresso drinks with white chocolate or soy milk. Open Monday-Thursday 7am-midnight; Friday 7am-6pm; Saturday 8am-6pm; Sunday 8am-midnight. $

Café Mondo
951 Nord Ave., 895-0878. Gourmet espresso and coffee, fresh pastries, healthy lunches and Double Rainbow ice cream. Open 6am-11pm. $$

Café Paulo
642 W. 5th St., 343-0704. European grilled sandwiches, salads and soups. Espresso and baked treats. Open Monday-Friday 6am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 7am-6pm. $

Café Varese
1950 E. 20th St. (Chico Mall), 345-1781. Relaxing atmosphere with full espresso bar, fresh deli sandwiches, fine pastries and desserts. Open Monday-Friday 6am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 7am-6pm. $

Cal Java Coffee Roasters
216B W. East Ave. (Albertsons Center), 891-8935 and 1601 The Esplanade, 894-3534. Serving pastries, teas, espresso drinks and 40 kinds of coffee. Lunches, too, at Esplanade location. Patio dining available. East Avenue open Monday-Saturday 5:30am-7pm; Sunday 7am-5pm; Esplanade open Monday-Friday 5:30am-6pm; Saturday 6am-3pm. $

Cold Stone Creamery
146 Broadway, 891-3331. Ice cream and yogurt made fresh daily. You choose the “mix-ins” of fruit, candy nuts or syrups. They say, “If you can dream it, we can ice cream it.” Open 11am-10pm Sunday-Thursday; Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm. $

The Cookie Shoppe
1600 Mangrove, Suite C, 899-3385. Featuring gourmet cookies and gift items. Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm.

Cory’s Sweet Treats and Gallery
230 W. Third St., 345-2955. Coffees and muffins and breakfast in the morning, sandwiches and soups in the afternoon and art on the walls. Open Tuesday-Saturday 6:30am-3pm; Sunday 8am-2pm with special brunch menu. Jazz music. $$

CR Beans Espresso
1835 Mangrove Ave., 879-1832. Convenient drive-through espresso bar featuring gourmet coffee, tea, smoothies and pastries. Open Monday-Friday 5:30am-7pm; Saturday-Sunday 6:30am-7pm. $

Cuppa Chico
752 East Ave., 892-9270. Gourmet coffee, espresso drinks, pastries, muffins, scones and made-to-order sandwiches. Drive-through service available. Open Monday-Friday 6am-2:30pm; Saturday 7am-2:30pm; Sunday 8am-2:30pm. $

Daily Grind
119 West Second St., 894-2691. Serving gelato, Italian ice cream, Belgian waffles and more. $

Donut Nook
958 East Ave., 342-2118. Donuts, muffins, Danish, scones, cookies and espresso. Open 24 hours. $

Dr. Java
265 Cohasset Road, 343-3420. Espresso and pastry. Open 7am-4:30pm. $

Great Harvest Bread Co.
1223 Mangrove Ave., 899-7273. Fresh-baked, hand-crafted breads, cookies and cinnamon rolls-try a free slice from the breadboard. Now serving sourdough. Open Monday-Friday 6:30am-6pm and Saturday 7am-6pm.

Has Beans Coffee and Tea Co.
501 Main St., 894-3033. Fresh-roasted coffees, teas, pastries, candy, Internet café and galleria. Open 5:30am to midnight every day. $

Helen’s Donut Nook
807 Main St., 343-4031. Fresh donuts and hot coffee. Open daily 4:30am-2pm. $

Higher Ground Coffee House
1288 East 1st Ave., 343-3336. Drive-through espresso drinks, coffee and pastries. Open daily 6am-7pm. $

Island Smoothies
117 Broadway, 899-0981. Fresh-squeezed juices, bagels, sandwiches, gourmet coffee, espresso and delicious fruit smoothies. Open Monday-Friday 8am-9pm; Saturday 8am-9pm; Sunday 9am-7pm. $

Jamba Juice
201 Broadway, 345-5355. Fresh juices and smoothies with vitamin enhancers, plus soups, nutritious breads and wheat grass. Open Monday-Saturday 7:30am-10pm; Sunday 9am-9pm.

Java Detour
East First and Mangrove avenues, 893-2828. Drive-through espresso bar offering coffee drinks, Italian sodas, fruit smoothies and pastries. Open Monday-Thursday 5:30am-9pm; Friday 5:30am-10pm; Saturday 6am-10pm; Sunday 7am-8pm. $ CC

Juice Whirled serves up refreshing, healthful smoothies and such treats as wheat grass and juices from its Mangrove Avenue location.

Photo By Tom Angel

Java Joe
2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 893-2662. Pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches all made fresh daily. Espresso drinks and freezes available. Open Monday-Friday at 5am; Open Saturday 6:30am-1pm; Sunday 6:30am-1pm. $ CC

Jon and Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe
1008-C W. Sacramento Ave., 894-3160, 300 Broadway (the Phoenix Building), 899-0484 and 1722 Mangrove, 899-0484. Delicious frozen yogurt, smoothies, ice cream and Hawaiian Snow. Eight to 10 flavors of yogurt daily. Open daily 11am-midnight. $

Juice Whirled
1722 Mangrove, 893-2169. Treat yourself to a taste adventure of fresh juices and smoothies. High-energy supplements also available. Open Monday-Saturday 7:30am-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm. $

Lot’sa Java
Chico Mall food court on 20th Street, 896-1244. Fresh salads—chef and green. Made-to-order sandwiches. All varieties of hot and cold espresso drinks. Open daily. $

Lovin’ Oven Bagel
1456 Mangrove Ave., 899-9144. Serving bagels, lunches, pastries, espresso drinks and more. Open 7am-4pm daily. $ CC

Master’s Donuts
1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 345-6528. Donuts. Open 4:30am-12:30am. $

Mim’s Bakery
890 Humboldt Ave., 345-3331. Featuring delicious special-order wedding and birthday cakes by appointment only. $

Morning Thunder Café
352 Vallombrosa Ave., 342-9717. Enjoy Chico’s cafe located at the foot of Bidwell Park. Open Monday- Friday 6:30am-2pm; Saturday-Sunday 7am-2pm.

Moxie’s Cafe & Gallery
128 Broadway. 345-0601. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Music five nights a week. Rotating art shows. Daily homemade soups, sandwiches, specialty salads, homemade pastries, bagels, coffee and espresso. Open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8am-10pm. $$

Mrs. Fields Cookies/TCBY
1950 E. 20th St. (Chico Mall Food Court), 896-0738. Cookies, decorated cookies and office meeting trays. Also serving the country’s best yogurt. Open mall hours. $

Nagel’s Bagels
1722 Mangrove Ave., 345-3900. Bagels and coffee drinks. Open 7am-3pm daily. $

Naked Lounge
118 West Second St., 895-0676. Coffee and more in a hip setting. Selections include Naked Coffee, mochachinos, teas and chai. Open 6:30am-midnight. $

Center Court, Chico Mall, 892-0302. These delicious low-fat, low-sugar pretzels are hand-rolled and baked fresh daily. (And the plain pretzel is non-fat!) Open Monday-Friday 10am-9pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm. $

Shubert’s Ice Cream and Candy
178 E. Seventh St., 342-7163. Producing some of Chico’s tastiest ice cream and confections for more than 60 years. Open Monday-Friday 9:30am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-10pm. $

Sin of Cortez
1105 W. Fifth St., 879-9200. A popular hangout for locals. Serves coffee and tea daily 6am-midnight; serves breakfast daily 7am-2pm; and offers evening eats daily 4:30-midnight. Open 365 days a year. $

246 Broadway, 343-8182. Coffee, espresso drinks and baked goods. Monday-Friday 6am-11pm; Saturday 7am-11pm; Sunday 7am-10pm. $

Steam & Bean Espresso
1354 East Ave., Ste. U, 899-2660. Featuring espresso and specialty coffees, pastries and desserts. Open Monday-Saturday 6am-6pm; Sunday 7am-4pm. $ CC

The Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe
130 Main St., 895-3866. Scratch-recipe baked goods, including our trademark cakes. Repeatedly “Best of Chico” winner. Lunch entrees, gourmet delicatessen, homemade soups, espresso, teas and more. Open Monday-Saturday 6:30am-9pm; Sunday 7:30am-4pm. $

Winchell’s Donut House
2404 Esplanade, 895-1809. Baking your favorites fresh daily. Open daily 4:30am-midnight. $

Dinner Houses and Family Restaurants

3312 Esplanade, 345-6037. Steaks, seafood, prime rib, pasta and chicken in a cozy atmosphere. Open Tuesday-Sunday at 5:30pm; closed Mondays. $$$ CC

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar
2030 Business Lane, 343-6888. Famous for their barbecue riblets, tender, juicy grilled steaks and favorites like Oriental chicken salad. Monday-Thursday 11am-midnight; Friday-Saturday 11-1am; Sunday 11am-11pm. $$ CC

Basque Norte
3555 The Esplanade, 891-5204. Serving family-style dinners the Basque way. Open Wednesday-Saturday from 5:30pm; Sunday from 5pm. $$ CC

Black Crow Grill & Taproom
209 Salem St., 892-1391. Contemporary American grill and taproom featuring fresh preparation of local products and pouring premium beers, wines and spirits. Open for lunch at 11:30am Monday-Saturday; dinner until 9pm Sunday-Wednesday; until 10pm Thursday-Saturday. $$$ CC

Brunch House
2201 Pillsbury, Ste. D6 and D7 (Almond Orchard Shopping Center), 891-5210. Known for apple-walnut pancakes, large portions of home-cooked meals, breakfast served all day with sandwiches and hamburgers among juke box music and pedal cars. Banquet room available. Open daily 7am-3pm. $ CC

Chico BrewHouse
250 Cohasset Road, 894-2149. Serving a well-stocked full bar along with fine Californian and pub cuisine for lunch, dinner and Sunday champagne brunch. In the near future, look for small-batch microbrews from their planned in-house brewery and a new banquet room. A casual-but-elegant atmosphere with gorgeous wood- and stonework. $$ CC

Christian Michael’s Ristorante
192 E. 3rd St., 894-4005. A California-style, Mediterranean and Italian menu with fresh grilled seafood, meats, homemade pasta specialty risotto and elegant desserts. Full bar and extensive wine list. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch. Reservations recommended. $$ CC

Country Waffles
690 Rio Lindo, 345-1149. Open daily 6am-3pm for breakfast and lunch. Specializing in waffles. $ CC

Cozy Diner
1695 Mangrove, 895-1195. Economical family dining, including “Just My Size” 99-cent breakfasts, an afternoon value menu, value dinner and salads. Open daily 5am-midnight. $ CC

Denny’s Diner
675 Manzanita Court, 345-1146. Favorite meals served in a family atmosphere. Open all the time. $ CC

5th Street Steakhouse
345 West Fifth St., 891-6328. A full-service steakhouse featuring USDA prime beef, fresh seafood, chops, house-made desserts and an extensive wine list. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 4:30pm. Luncheons and Monday service available for private parties. $$$ CC

Fish & Game Restaurant
East Ave. and Esplanade, 895-3474. Daily lunch and dinner seafood buffet. Fresh seafood specialties and rotisserie entrees in a seacoast cottage atmosphere. Sunday Champagne Brunch. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-9:30pm; Sunday 10am-9pm. $$ CC

The Golden Waffle Restaurant
701 Main St., 891-1940. Country-style breakfast and lunch served daily 6am-2pm. $ CC

Located inside Holiday Inn at 685 Manzanita Ct., 345-2491, ext. 613. Featuring prime rib, pasta and seafood plus an extensive wine list and full bar. Lunch includes salads, burgers and their unique pasta dishes. Sunday champagne brunch from 10am-1:30pm. Open daily 6:30am-1:30pm and 5:30-9:30pm. $$ CC

Hometown Buffet
2201 Whitman Ave., 899-1507. Open Monday- Thursday 11am-8:30pm; Friday- Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 8am-8:30pm. $$ CC

2040 Business Lane, 893-4988. Breakfast served all day, plus lunch and dinner featuring sandwiches, burgers and more. Open daily 6am-10pm. $$ CC

The Kramore Inn on Park Avenue specializes in serving a wide variety of tasty crepes in an intimate, elegantly comfortable setting.

Photo By Tom Angel

Jack’s Family Restaurant
540 Main St., 343-8383. Homemade food at reasonable prices in a family atmosphere. Open 24 hours. $ CC

Jasco’s California Cafe
300 Broadway, upstairs in the Phoenix Building, 899-8075. Famous house-baked foccacia sandwiches, Caesar salads, gourmet pizzas and California cuisine specials. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Open Monday-Saturday 7am-9pm; Sunday 11am-3pm. $$ CC

Kalico Kitchen
2396 The Esplanade, 343-3968. This favorite local restaurant features homemade pies and more in a family atmosphere. Open daily 5am-10pm $ CC

Kramore Inn
1903 Park Ave., 343-3701. Entrees include fresh pasta dishes, spinach cannelloni, Italian roasted chicken and crêpes, plus treats like chocolate mousse and lemon cheesecake. Past “Best of Chico” winner. Banquet room. Open for lunch Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm; brunch Saturday-Sunday 9am-2pm; dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-10pm; Sunday dinner 2-10pm. $$

Marie Callender’s
1910 East 20th St., 345-8800. Restaurant-bakery-full bar. Generous lunch, delicious dinner and fantastic Sunday brunch. Fresh-baked pies-home cooking away from home. Early bird dinner specials $5.99, 3-5pm daily. Open Sunday 9am-10pm; Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm. $$ CC

Nash’s Restaurant
1717 The Esplanade, 896-1147. Fine food and spirits; entertainment. Casual indoor and outdoor dining; reservations accepted. Open daily 11am-10pm. $$ CC

Outback Steakhouse
1990 E. 20th St., 899-8112. Fresh steaks, seafood, lamb and chicken served in a casual Aussie-style restaurant. Open Monday-Thursday 4-10pm; Friday and Saturday 3-11pm; Sunday 3-9:30pm. $$$ CC

Pat ‘n’ Larry’s Steak House
175 East 20th St, 895-3663. Prime rib, steaks, seafood, lamb, chicken, pasta, vegetarian dishes and other specialties. Lunch served Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm; dinner Monday- Saturday 5-10pm, Sunday 4-9pm. $$$ CC

Perko’s Cafe
2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 899-2793. Family, full-service comfortable dining with daily specials and senior and kids’ menus. Open daily 6am-9pm. $ CC

Pelican’s Roost Chowder House,
1354 East Ave., 899-2762. Fresh clam chowder seven days a week. Wide variety of seafood. Seasonal specials at affordable prices.

Red Lobster
2010 Business Lane, 893-5595. Serving a variety of fresh fish, steak, pasta and seafood in a fun, family environment. Open daily 11am-10pm. $$ CC

Red Tavern
1250 Esplanade, 894-DINE, Award-winning Bay Area chef Craig Thomas works wonders with locally grown seasonal produce and artisan ingredients. Full bar and eclectic wine list. Live jazz on Thursdays. $$$ CC

Redwood Forest
121 W. Third St., 343-4315. Hearty soups, healthy salads, quiches, sandwiches plus delicious desserts. Wine tastings offered at the beautiful Redwood Bar or as a meal accompaniment at your table. Open for lunch Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm; dinner served Wednesday-Saturday 5:30-9pm. $$ CC

Russell’s Restaurant
185 Cohasset Rd., 343-5543. Chico’s hot breakfast spot. The pork ribs dinner is a favorite, or try a New York steak sandwich for lunch. Open daily 6am-10pm. $ CC

Sierra Nevada Taproom and Restaurant
1075 E. 20th St., 345-2739. Try some Cajun or bistro-style fare along with award-winning ales and an excellent wine list. Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm; dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm; Friday-Saturday 5-10pm; Sunday lunch 11am-3pm, dinner 5-9pm. Appetizers always available. $$ CC

Stormy’s Off Broadway
132 W. Second St., 891-5065. A delightful Americano menu featuring a scrumptious Caesar salad (with homemade dressing), many vegetarian selections, homemade ravioli and more. Lunch served Tuesday-Friday noon-2pm; dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5-9pm with a Sunday brunch from 9am-noon. (Closed Mondays) Bar open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-2am. $$


Celestino’s N.Y. Style Pizza
101 Salem St., 896-1234. Pizza whole or by the slice, made the way Italians do in Brooklyn. 1999 “Best of Chico” winner. Open daily. $

Chuck E. Cheese
966 East Ave., 894-0400. Pizza and fun, including an arcade, for kids of all ages. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday 10:30am-10pm; Sunday 10:30am-9pm. $$

West Chico, 891-5888. Hot and fresh made-to-order pizzas, salads, breadsticks and buffalo wings delivered. Sunday-Thursday 11am-midnight; Friday-Saturday 11am-1am. $$

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. $$

Little Caesars
118 W. East Ave., 894-5707. Pizza! Pizza! Specials. Great lunch specials. Open daily.

Main Street Pizza
331 Main St., 345-6246. Late-night pizza eats. Open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-3am. $

Marco’s Pizza
130 West East Ave., 891-0255. Open Sunday-Thursday 10am-10pm; Friday-Saturday until midnight. Delivery available after 5pm. $$

Monstro’s Pizza
628 W. Sacramento Ave., 345-7672. Home of the famous slice-and-soda special. Open Monday-Saturday noon-10pm. $

Mountain Mike’s
1722 Mangrove Ave. No. 28, Chico, 893-1923; 6626 Clark Rd., Paradise, 872-1991. Salad bar and sandwiches along with their pizzas. Chico store open Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight; Paradise open 11am-11pm daily. $$

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake
1305 Mangrove Ave., Chico, 345-6403, 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico (Raley’s Skypark Plaza), 898-1560 and 101 E. Walker St., Orland, 865-2168; 1751 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville, 538-8454. Grab some gourmet pizza and take it home for a dinner hot from your own oven. Open Sunday-Thursday 10am-8pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm. $$

Pizza Face
128 W. Second St., 345-FACE. Unique kinds of pizza by the wedge and in special “packages,” with breadsticks and soda. Open Sunday-Wednesday, 11am-midnight; Thursday-Saturday 11am-3am, Sunday 11:30am-9pm. “Great” vegetarian pizza and calzones. Free delivery available. $

Pizza Guys
1947 E. 20th St. Ste. E, 892-9900. Pizza take-out or delivery.Pizza Hut
407 Walnut, 891-1233. Delivery or carry out. Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight. $$

Rico’s Pizza
1600 Mangrove Ave., 891-6777. Fresh pizza, salad and soup bar, pastas and sandwiches. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday 11am-midnight, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-10:30pm. $$

Round Table Pizza
964 Mangrove Ave., 343-4254, and 2201 Pillsbury, 891-1200; 6038 Clark Road, Paradise, 872-2233; 1124 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville, 533-6710. Their famous pizza served in a cozy atmosphere, or have it delivered where available. Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm.

Woodstock’s Pizza
221-1/2 Normal Ave., 893-1500. Great pizza, beer and salad. Free delivery to most of Chico. Sunday-Thursday 11am-1am; Friday-Saturday 11am-2am. $$

Sandwiches and Burgers

Angie’s 15th St. Deli
110 West 15th St., 892-2282. Full-service deli with club sandwiches that are out of this world. Open Sunday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-midnight. $

Raley’s Skypark Plaza, Skyway at Notre Dame, 345-6457. Roast beef and chicken. Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm. $ CC

1924 Mangrove Ave. (part of S & S Produce and Natural Foods), 343-4930. BBQ lunch and dinner items to go or eat there at picnic tables. Open daily 11am-8pm.

Big Al’s drive-in serves up classic burgers, fries, shakes and much more.

Photo By Sara Sipes

Bear Country Market & Deli
13670 Anderson Brothers Drive., 891-5143. Burgers, deli sandwiches, homemade soups and salads. Open Monday-Saturday 5am-7pm. $ CC

Big Al’s Drive-In
1844 Esplanade, 342-2722. Milkshakes are a real treat at this long-time Chico favorite. Open daily 10am-10:30pm. $

Burger Hut
933 Nord Ave., 891-1418; 2541 Forest Ave., 891-1430. A “Best of Chico” Living Legend. Open Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm; Sunday 11am-9pm. $

Burger King
962 East Ave., 891-6291; 1104 W. Second St., 895-3438; 1950 E. 20th St. (Chico Mall Food Court), 343-9506 and on Notre Dame Blvd. by Home Depot, 893-9560. East Avenue open Monday-Thursday 6am-10pm; Friday 6am-11:30pm; Saturday 7am-11:30pm; Sunday 7:30am-10pm Second St. open Monday-Thursday 6am-11:30pm; Friday 6am-midnight; Saturday 7am-midnight; Sunday 7:30am-11:30pm. Chico Mall open Monday-Friday 10am-9pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 11am-6pm. Notre Dame open Monday-Thursday 6am-10:30pm; Friday 6am-11:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 7am-11:30pm. $

Butte Station
Between Plumas and Butte halls, Chico State University campus, 898-5268. Coffee, sodas, juice and quick cold or heated snacks for the rush between classes. Monday-Wednesday 7:30am-8pm; Thursday 7:30am-5pm; Friday 7:30am-3pm. $

Candi’s Deli
2625 Aztec Drive in the Hegan Lane Business Park, 343-8048. Featuring homemade sandwiches and salads, hamburgers, soups, desserts and a 4-6pm happy hour with beer and wine. Catering services available. Open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. $$ CC.

Carl’s Jr.
2516 Esplanade, 893-2908; 1940 E. 20th St., 345-9643. Charbroiled burgers are a specialty. The Esplanade store is open Sunday-Thursday 6am-12:30am; Friday-Saturday 6am-2am. The 20th Street store is open daily 6am-midnight. $

Dairy Queen
2190 Esplanade, 343-2113; Burgers, sundaes, Blizzards and more. Open daily 10am-10pm. $

The Deli
1924 Mangrove Ave. (located inside S & S Produce and Natural Foods), 343-8466. Homemade sandwiches, soup and a salad bar. Open Monday-Saturday 6am-9pm, Sunday 8am-8pm. $

EJ’s Dogs and Subs
672 Mangrove, 342-3456. Wide assortment of hot dogs and deli sandwiches served Monday-Friday 10am-7pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. $

First Street Deli
215 W. First St., 895-8462. Sandwiches, salads, and soda to eat there or take out. Now serving breakfast sandwiches. Delivery available 11am-2pm, Monday-Friday with $15 minimum purchase. Open Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. $ CC

Flight Line Cafe
160 Convair (Chico Airport), 898-1020. Great sandwiches and great service. Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm; Saturday 10am-3pm. $

Fosters Freeze
1955 E. 20th St., 345-5560 and 900 Broadway, 342-7052. Burgers, milkshakes and Fosters Freeze Twisters. 20th Street location open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-9pm; Sunday 11am-9pm. Broadway open daily 11am-9pm. $

In-N-Out Burger
2050 Business Lane, 1-800-786-1000. The popular fries, shakes and burgers—including the Double-Double. Open 10:30am-1am Sunday-Thursday; 10:30am-1:30am Friday and Saturday. $

Jack In The Box
500 Broadway, 893-5198, 2540 Esplanade, 894-6910. Burgers, salads, fish and more. The Broadway store is open Sunday-Wednesday 6am-midnight; Thursday 6am-2am, Friday-Saturday 6am-3am; Esplanade hours are Monday-Thursday 6:30am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 6:30am-1am; Sunday 8am-11pm. $

Jasco’s Take-Out
1361 Longfellow Ave., 895-3475. Pickup or delivery (anywhere in Chico). House-baked focaccia sandwiches, Caesar salad, gourmet pizza and take-and-bake pizzas. Open Monday-Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 4pm-9pm. $$ CC

Kathy’s Deli
671 Walnut, 343-5925. Deli and pizza, specializing in Philly steak sandwiches-to go and delivery. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm.

Kentucky Fried Chicken
1161 Mangrove Ave., Chico, 342-7566; by the Chico Mall on East 20th Street; 1796 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville, 534-1231; 6361 Clark Road, Paradise, 877-1301. The colonel’s special recipe and other treats. Mangrove open daily 11am-9pm, drive-through window open ’til 10pm. $

Kona’s Subs
138 Main St., 893-4344, and 965 Nord Ave. 894-1635. Submarine sandwiches. Open daily 10am-10pm, $

2452 Connors, 895-9740; 655 Palmetto, 895-9900; 2444 Notre Dame Blvd., 899-1285; 2044 Forest Ave. (inside Wal-Mart), 899-8094. Big Macs and Ronald himself. Connors location open daily 6:30am-11pm; Palmetto and Norte Dame locations open daily 7am-11pm; Wal-Mart location open daily 9am-10pm. $<

b>Moe’s To Go
788 East Ave., 895-3600. All types of freshly made submarine sandwiches. Open Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm. $

1444 Park Ave., 342-2285. Their motto is, “Nobody does burgers better than Nobby’s.” Open Tuesday-Friday 10:30am-8pm; Saturday 10:30am-4pm; closed Sundays and Mondays. $

Orange Julius
1950 E. 20th St. (Chico Mall Food Court), 894-8304. Julius drinks, smoothies, pita sandwiches, hot dogs and nachos. Open Monday-Friday 10am-9pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 11am-6pm. $

Original Philadelphia Deli
905 Wall St., 342-2577. Try grilled cheesesteak, Tennessee barbecue or original Philadelphia hoagies. Open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-6pm. $

Pommes Frites
138 Broadway, 893-9622. French fries, polenta, zucchini strips and fish and chips, done up Belgian style and served with a variety of dipping sauces, from cajun to peanut sauce. Open 11am to around 8pm Monday-Saturday. $

Port Of Subs
1354 East Ave. Suite D. (Safeway Marketplace), 899-8312. Submarine sandwiches, desserts, soups, salads; with catering, to-go and delivery-$10 minimum plus delivery charge-available lunch and dinner. $

Ray’s Liquor
Deli and Bakery, 207 Walnut, 343-3249. Deli goodies and baked treats from scones to muffins. Open daily; dining Monday-Friday 11am-2pm. $

Sam’s House of Hof Brau
134 Broadway, 893-5253. Chico’s only Hof Brau featuring sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm. $ CC

Spiteri’s Deli
971 East Ave., 891-4797. Best-kept sandwich secret in Chico. Serving all your favorites along with daily specialty salads and beer and wine. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6:30pm. $

Sub Station
2404 Park Ave. at Meyers St., 343-9178. Sub sandwiches and other deli-style foods. Open weekdays 10:30am-5:30pm; Saturday 11am-3pm. $

Subway Sandwiches
1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 342-9777; 240 W. East Ave., 894-6779; 1398 East Ave., 894-8757; 1947 E. 20th, 343-5803, 148 Main St., 343-4643. Sub sandwiches you can sink your teeth into. Open daily. $

Teodo’s Deli
999 Marauder St. at the airport, 894-0337. Burgers, sandwiches, soups and homemade specials daily. Best known for great burgers. Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm. $

Thelma & Louise Diner & Catering
1002 W. Fifth St., 893-1170 or 892-9810. A varied menu, including burgers, turkey burgers, sandwiches, salads, chow mein, a sweet-sour plate and milkshakes. Their specialties are homestyle cooking, plus catering all types of events. Delivery available with group discount. Breakfast menu includes pastries and egg, potato, T & L McMuffic and omelettes. Open Monday-Friday 8am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-8pm $ CC

32nd St. Subs & Bakery
737 Nord Ave., 343-3032. Friendly staff and some of the best subs in town. Open Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm; Sunday 9am-8pm. $

Togo’s Great Sandwiches
241 W. East Ave., 891-1131. Features sandwiches and salads. Catering available. Open 10:30am-11pm daily. $ CC

Valerie’s Bakery & Deli
1144 Park Ave., 342-3269. Serving breakfast and lunch, with an espresso bar, fresh-baked pastries, soup and sandwiches. Open Monday-Friday 7am-2pm; Saturday 8am-3pm; Closed Sunday. $ CC

2421 Cohasset, 345-8857. Burgers, chicken and salad bar. Open daily 9:30am-midnight. $

Zot’s Hot Dogs & Deli
225 Main St., Suite A (Garden Walk), 345-2820. Steamed hot dogs, deli sandwiches, salad bar and a variety of homemade soups. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-5:30pm. $