Wine & Dine

A feast for every palate

Jedidiah’s Neigborhood Grill.

Jedidiah’s Neigborhood Grill.

Key To Symbols
$--Entrees priced under $5
$$--Entrees priced $5–$10
$$$--Entrees priced $10–$15
$$$$--Entrees priced $15 and up
CC--Accepts major credit cards
ATM--Accepts debit cards or has ATM on premises


Annie’s Asian Grill
243 W. Ninth St., 891-9044. Korean and Japanese food in a casual atmosphere. Outdoor patio seating available. Enjoy Korean barbecue, sushi rolls, teriyaki and more. Lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. $$ CC

Chada Thai Cuisine
117 W. Second St. Ste. B (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. Ste. 2, 893-8888. Authentic, affordable Chinese cuisine, dine in or take out. $ CC ATM

Cocodine Thai Cuisine
2485 Notre Dame Blvd., Ste. 250, 891-1800. Fresh authentic Thai food as well as fusion dishes. Lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday. $$ CC ATM

Din-Ho Chinese Fast Food
2065 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Ste. 4A, 898-1688. Complete menu including hot, spicy dishes and combination plates. $ CC

Egg Roll King
659 Palmetto Ave., 893-1838. Chinese-style fast food, drive-through window. $

Gen Kai Restaurant
2201 Pillsbury Rd. Ste. E1 (Almond Orchard Shopping Center), 345-7226. Traditional Japanese favorites. Full bar. Dinner nightly. $$$ CC ATM

Ginger’s Restaurant
2201 Pillsbury Rd. Ste. E5 (Almond Orchard Shopping Center), 345-8862. Specializing in Szechuan, Mandarin and Hunan cuisine. $$ CC ATM

Grayatip Thai Cuisine
2574 Esplanade, 899-1055. Light, tasty Thai cuisine with no MSG. Lunch Monday-Saturday, dinner nightly. $$ CC

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
1008 W. Sacramento Ave. Ste. 2A, 891-6288. Delicious Cantonese cuisine. Dim Sum available. Delivery available. $ CC ATM

Happy Garden Restaurant
180 Cohasset Rd., 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 Ste. 10, 342-8564 and 1937 E. 20th St. Ste B, 342-6304. All-you-can-eat Mongolian barbecue with fresh vegetables, noodles, meats and sauces. Beer and wine available. $$ CC ATM

Katsu’s Japanese Restaurant & Market
1008 W. Sacramento Ave. Ste. G, 899-0644. Japanese delicacies and daily happy hours. Closed Tuesday. $$$ CC ATM

Kwando Restaurant
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, ice cream, appetizers and many other traditional Oriental favorites. $$ CC ATM

New World Buffet
175 E. 20th St., 342-7838. Featuring an all-you-can-eat Asian/American buffet with more than 130 items, including sushi, or order from the menu. Lunch weekdays, dinner nightly and all day on weekends. $$ CC ATM

Peeking Chinese Restaurant
243 W. Second St. Ste. 4 (downstairs), 895-3888. San Francisco chef Ken Zeng presents lunch and dinner specials in a unique atmosphere. Closed Sunday. $$ CC

Peter Chu’s Mandarin Cuisine
2424 Cohasset Rd., 894-8276. Tasty Asian food at reasonable prices. $$ CC

346 Broadway, 897-0626. More than just a sushi bar; also features a full Asian-fusion menu. Closed Sunday. $$$ CC

Rice Bowl
2804 Esplanade, 899-9098. Sit-down restaurant serving Chinese and Japanese cuisine, including sushi bar, beer and wine. Lunch weekdays, dinner daily. $$ CC

Sophia’s Authentic Thai Cuisine
305 Nord Ave., 342-8842 and 7641 Skyway (Paradise), 877-4296. Authentic and delicious thai food served up at reasonable prices. Open for lunch and dinner on weekdays. Dinner only on weekends. $$ CC ATM

Teriyaki House
2599 Esplanade, 894-6127 and 951 Nord Avenue, 894-3040. Japanese fast-food restaurant specializing in teriyaki. Nord location open daily; Esplanade location closed weekends. $

Thai House
121 Broadway, 343-6843. Fresh and healthful Thai cuisine, including soups, curry, noodles and vegetarian dishes. Dinner nightly. $$ CC

Turandot North China Gourmet Cuisine
1851 Esplanade, 893-1156. Manchurian cuisine at reasonable prices in an elegant atmosphere. $$ CC

Windy’s Chinese Restaurant
1000 W. Sacramento Ave. Ste. G, 343-1788. Serving a large variety of Asian favorites, beer and wine. $-$$ CC

Wok In
1354 East Ave. Ste. P, 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
1030 Mangrove 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

Breakfast Nooks

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 coffees. Breakfast and lunch daily. $ CC ATM

Brunch House Restaurant
2201 Pillsbury Rd., Ste. D6 and D7, 891-5210. Known for apple-walnut pancakes, breakfast served all day plus sandwiches and hamburgers. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ CC ATM

Country Waffles
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. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ CC ATM

Morning Thunder Café
352 Vallombrosa Ave., 342-9717. Chico’s popular breakfast cafe 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

Sin of Cortez
2290 Esplanade, 879-9200. Locals love it. Start the day with coffee or tea and enjoy one of the top-rated breakfasts in Chico. Daily ’til 2 p.m. $$

Burgers, Delis & Dogs

Beach Hut Deli
146 W. Second St., 893-0633. A variety of specialty sandwiches served up in a casual, fun atmosphere. $$ CC ATM

Big Al’s Drive In
1844 Esplanade, 342-2722. Milkshakes are a triple-thick treat at this longtime Chico favorite. $$ 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. $$ CC

Burger Hut
933 Nord Ave., 891-1418; 2451 Forest Ave., 891-1430 and 3211 Cohasset Rd., (in La Dolce Piazza) 342-4555. A “Best of Chico” living legend, with a “Build Your Own Burger” bar. $ 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 and Monday. $$ CC ATM

Candi’s Deli
2625 Aztec Dr., 343-8048. Featuring homemade sandwiches and salads, hamburgers, soups, desserts, beer and wine. Catering available. Closed Saturday and Sunday. $$ CC ATM

CJ’s Last Chance Diner
13670 Anderson Brothers Dr., 343-1901. Burgers, deli sandwiches and sodas. $$ CC ATM

The Dog House
1008 W. Sacramento Ave., (in Safeway center parking lot) 894-3641. Serving charcoal-grilled gourmet hotdogs and sausages. $

EJ’s Dogs & Subs
672 Mangrove Ave., 342-3456. Wide assortment of hot dogs and deli sandwiches. $

Great Harvest Bread Co.
1223 Mangrove Ave., 899-7273; 1141 Forest Ave., Ste 60, 345-7155 and 237 W. East Ave., 566-9605. Several fresh-baked breads and pastries served daily. Serving sandwiches, panini, salads and soup. Peet’s Coffee with full espresso bar. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. $$

Kathy’s Deli
671 Walnut St., 343-5925. Specializing in Philly cheesesteak and hot and cold sub sandwiches—dine in or take out. $$ CC ATM

Kinder’s Meats & Deli
221 Normal Ave., 342-3354. Specialty is the marinated ball tip steak sandwich. Catering available. $$ CC ATM

Kona’s Sandwiches
138 Main St., 893-4344 and 965 Nord Ave, 894-1635. Inexpensive and delicious sandwiches and wraps. $ CC ATM

Moe’s to Go
788 East Ave., 895-3600. Featuring pastrami and other meat and cheese sandwiches. Gift shop, too. Closed Sunday. $$ CC

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. $$ CC ATM

1444 Park Ave., 342-2285. Their motto is, “Nobody does burgers better than Nobby’s.” Closed Sunday and Monday. $

The Original Philadelphia Deli
905 Wall St., 342-2577. Try their grilled cheesesteak, Tennessee barbecue or original Philadelphia hoagies. Closed Sunday. $$

The Pita Pit
240 Broadway, 899-2847. From falafels to Philly steak. “Fresh Thinking, Healthy Eating” is their motto. They roll pitas with fresh veggies, cheese and 11 sauces. Open late, delivery available. $$ CC ATM

Port of Subs
1354 East Ave. Ste. D, 899-8312; fax orders: 899-8913. Custom-made fresh sub sandwiches, desserts, soups and salads. Catering. Delivery available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—$10 minimum. $$ CC ATM

Morning Thunder Café

S & S Barbecue & 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. $$ CC ATM

Scotty’s Landing
12609 River Rd., (one mile south of Hwy. 32), 893-2020. Try a River Burger on the deck, or watch one of 20 televisions. $$ CC ATM

Spiteri’s Delicatessen
971 East Ave., 891-4797. Best-kept sandwich secret in Chico. Serving all your favorites along with daily specialty salads and 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

Sub Station
2404 Park Ave., 343-9178 and 160 Convair Ct. (at the Chico Airport), 898-1020. Sub sandwiches and other deli-style foods. $ ATM

A Taste of Philly
1354 East Ave., Ste. U. 894-1900. Serves authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches, along with hoagies, Philly-style burgers, and more. 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 homemade soups. Closed Sunday. $ CC ATM

Cafés & Bistros

Bellachino’s Espresso & Panini Cafe
800 Bruce Rd. Ste. 600, 892-2244. Espresso and coffee, breakfast wraps and sandwiches, soups, wraps, sandwiches, gourmet salads and pastries. Garden patio, on-site bakery and catering. Tuesday-Sunday ’til 4 p.m., Monday ’til 3 p.m. $$ CC ATM

Bidwell Perk
664 E. First Ave., 899-1500. Serving some of the finest coffee, tea and delectables in a cafe-style setting. Daily ’til 6 p.m. $$ CC ATM

Café Coda
265 Humboldt Ave. 566-9476. Enjoy breakfast and lunch, small dinner plates in the evenings, beer and wine, along with nightly live music. Available for private parties. Closed Tuesday. $$ CC

Café Paulo
642 W. Fifth St., 343-0704. European grilled sandwiches, salads and soups. Espresso and baked treats. Daily ’til 6 p.m. $

Cal Java Coffee Roasters
216 W. East Ave. Ste. B, 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

Coco Caffé
1722 Mangrove Ave. Ste. 18, 342-2626. Coffee, tea, espresso drinks, specialty sandwiches, salads and more, served in a European-style coffee house. $ CC

Common Grounds
Bell Memorial Union basement at Chico State University, 898-5516. Espresso drinks, smoothies, freshly baked goods, sandwiches and bagels with specialty cream cheeses. Weekdays. Open late on event nights.

Delightfully Delicious
2954 Hwy. 32 Ste. 200, 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

Euro Café
3217 Cohasset Rd., 895-0390. Natural gelato, delicious baked goods, grilled panini sandwiches, soups, salads, and premium coffees and espresso. Open daily. $$ CC

Hideaway Café
300 Broadway, (on Diamond Alley), 892-9349. Breakfast sandwiches and burritos, soup, specialty salads, gourmet sandwiches, fresh-baked pastries and espresso drinks. $ CC ATM

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, soups and more. Catering is also available. Open daily, Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $$ CC ATM

Matthew’s Cafe
2201 Pillsbury Rd. Ste. C6, 894-9093. Classic coffee shop with sandwiches, salad bar and free wireless Internet. Open weekdays. $ CC

Moxie’s Cafe and Gallery
128 Broadway, 345-0601. Breakfast and lunch, including homemade soups, specialty sandwiches, salads, fresh pastries, coffee, espresso, beer and wine. Poetry and open mic. Internet access and art gallery. Open daily and evenings for special events. $$$ CC ATM

Oh! Cha-Ya
752 East Ave., 892-9270. Gourmet coffee, tea, espresso, pastries, muffins, scones and made-to-order sandwiches and Asian food. Open weekdays, Saturday at Farmers Market. Closed Sunday. $$ CC ATM

Orange Julius
1950 E. 20th St. (inside Chico Mall Food Court), 894-8304. Julius drinks, fruits, smoothies, pita sandwiches, hot dogs and nachos. $

The Roost Café
1144 Park Ave., 892-1281. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. No dinner Monday or Tuesday. Closed Sunday. $$$ CC ATM

Sicilian Market & Café
1196 E. Lassen Ave., Ste. 110 (on the corner of Lassen and Cohasset), 893-CAFE. Serving specialty sandwiches and paninis, salads, pasta, chicken, and seafood in a casual setting. Also featuring wines, gourmet food-to-go, and homemade desserts. Lunch and dinner, closed Sunday. $$ CC

Teaz Me Tea Bar & Fusion Cafe
250 Vallombrosa Ave., Ste. 200, 895-8100. Tea libations and a casual, fresh and flavorful menu. $$ CC ATM

Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe
130 Main St., 895-3866. Baked goods from scratch, lunch entrees, homemade soups, espresso, teas and more. $ CC ATM

California Cuisine

Broadway Heights California Cuisine
300 Broadway (upstairs), 899-8075. House-baked focaccia sandwiches, specialty salads, gourmet pizzas, California-style dinner entrees and fresh homemade desserts. Lunch and dinner daily, lunch only on Sunday. $$ CC

Café Flo
365 E. Sixth St., 892-0356. Local, organic ingredients. Serving espresso drinks, sandwiches, desserts, wine and beer. Closed Sunday. $$

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. Catering services and banquet facilities. Breakfast and lunch daily, except Monday. And dinner Tuesday-Saturday. $$-$$$ CC ATM

Nash’s Restaurant
1717 Esplanade, 896-1147. Casual California fusion, with fresh seafood, choice meats, pasta and local ingredients. Lunch weekdays, dinner nightly (except Sunday). $$ CC

Drinks & Desserts

Augie’s Fine Coffee & Tea
230 Salem St., 894-3764. Serving organic and fair trade coffees and teas, as well as baked goods and smoothies. Closed Sunday. $ CC

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. Ste. 260, 893-9377. Serving the finest quality all-natural ice cream and euphoric concoctions, including cones, shakes, smoothies and sundaes. $ CC ATM

Café Mondo
951 Nord Ave., 895-0878. Gourmet espresso and coffee, fresh pastries and bagels. $$ 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 served as well. $ CC ATM

The Cookie Shoppe
1600 Mangrove Ave. Ste. C, 899-3385. Featuring gourmet cookies and gift items.

CR Beans Drive-Thru Espresso
1835 Mangrove Ave., 879-1832. Convenient drive-through featuring gourmet coffee, tea, smoothies and pastries. $ CC

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

Donut Wheel
2404 Esplanade, 895-1809. Making fresh donuts daily. $

Dutch Bros. Coffee
480 E. Park Ave., 345-5288. Featuring mochas, lattes, smoothies, the “Dutch Freeze” and various baked treats. $

Has Beans Internet Café & Galleria
501 Main St., 894-3033. Fresh-roasted coffees, teas, pastries, candy, wireless Internet cafe and gallery. $ CC ATM

Has Beans Internet Café Creekside
1080 Humboldt Ave., 345-6379. Internet café and bakery.

Helen’s Donut Nook
807 Main St., 343-4031. Fresh donuts and coffee. Daily ’til 2 p.m. $

Higher Ground Coffee House
1288 E. First Ave., 343-3336. Drive-through espresso drinks, coffee and pastries. Closed Sunday. $

Jamba Juice
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

Java Detour
1055 Mangrove Ave., 893-2828 and 2519 Esplanade, 566-9556. Drive-through espresso and coffee drinks, smoothies and Italian sodas. $ CC

Jon and Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe
1008 W. Sacramento Ave. Ste. C, 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

Juice Whirled
1722 Mangrove Ave. (in Kinko’s Shopping Center), 893-2169. Fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, organic wheat grass and more. $$

Master’s Donuts
1008 W. Sacramento Ave. Ste. A1, 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. $

The Naked Lounge
118 W. Second St., 895-0676. Coffee and more in a hip setting. Selections include Naked Coffee, mochachinos, teas and chai. $ CC ATM

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
145 Main St., 894-6716. Coffee, tea, pastries, candy. $ CC ATM

Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy
178 E. Seventh St., 342-7163. Producing Chico’s tastiest ice cream and confections for more than 65 years. $ CC

246 Broadway, 343-8182; 995 Nord Ave. Ste. 100, 343-8586; 1380 East Ave. Ste. 136, 345-7431; 1910 Esplanade, 892-8569 (drive-through); 2009 Forest Ave. Ste. 40, 894-7533 and 2471 Cohasset Rd. Ste 100, 894-1323. Wireless Internet at some locations. $ CC ATM

Steam & Bean Espresso
1354 East Ave. Ste. U, 899-2660. Featuring espresso, specialty coffees, pastries and desserts. $

The Sweet Shoppe
1354 East Ave. Ste. C, 899-0103. Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Sweet Shoppe, featuring Dreyers Ice Cream, Jelly Belly candies and an assortment of yummy new candy. $ CC ATM

Eclectic Eats

Helen’s Donut Nook

Basque Norte
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. Named for the infamous intersection of West Fifth and Ivy streets. The diverse menu includes a variety of breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, fish and chips, international salads, teriyaki bowls, quesadillas and more. Beer and wine available. Enjoy the reggae music, Jimmy Buffet-inspired island motif and array of televisions. $$ CC ATM

Grilla Bites
119 W. Second St., 894-2691 and 196 Cohasset Rd. (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

208 Cedar St., 345-9100. Casual, upscale dining. Serving an eclectic mix of flavorful dishes, including peppercorn-encrusted teriyaki ribeye with bell papers and onions. Full bar. $$-$$$

Kramore Inn
1903 Park Ave., 343-3701. Entrees include fresh pasta dishes and crepes. Closed Monday. $$

Old Town Rootbeer Co.
126 W. Second St., 343-8912. Old-fashioned soda shop with rootbeer on tap, homemade 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

Pommes Frites
138 Broadway, 893-9622. French fries, zucchini strips, chicken, fish and chips, Belgian style. $$

Sharon’s Inn
1228 Dayton Rd., 342-0452. Authentic southern-style cooking at its finest, including barbecue ribs, chicken and fish. Closed Sunday and Monday. $$$ CC ATM

973 East Ave. Ste. T. 899-0432. Specializing in New Orleans- and Mexican-style seafood and a variety of chicken and beef dishes, veggie sandwiches, turkey and shrimp. $$$ CC ATM

Smokin’ Mo’s BBQ
131 Broadway, 891-6677. Enjoy the very best in southern-style barbecue. First-Place winner for Best Pork Ribs at the SLO Rib Cook Off nine years running. $$$ CC ATM

Spice Creek Cafe 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. Served in a cozy atmosphere. The menu includes fresh seafood, steak, breads and desserts baked daily and an exciting wine list. Nightly Wednesday-Saturday. $$$$ CC

Sultan’s Bistro
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. $$ ATM CC Checks accepted.

Fine Dining

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. Open nightly. $$$$ 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

Albatross the Restaurant
3312 Esplanade, 345-6037. Steaks, seafood, prime rib, pasta and chicken in a cozy atmosphere. Lunch weekdays, dinner nightly. 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. Lunch Monday-Saturday, dinner nightly. $$$ 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

Johnnie’s Restaurant
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

Red Tavern
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. Nightly except Sunday. $$$$ CC

Sicilian Café
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. Nightly except Monday. $$$ CC

Sierra Nevada Taproom & Restaurant
1075 E. 20th St., 345-2739. Bistro fare, award-winning ales and an excellent wine list. Lunch and dinner, closed Monday. $$ CC


Cozy Diner
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. $$ CC ATM

The “Inn” Place
685 Manzanita Ct. (inside Holiday Inn), 345-2491, ext. 603. Featuring prime rib and fresh seafood specials. Sunday champagne brunch. $$$ CC ATM

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

Kalico Kitchen
2396 Esplanade, 343-3968. This favorite local restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner, homemade pies and soups in a family atmosphere. $$ CC ATM

Russell’s Family Restaurant
185 Cohasset Rd., 343-5543. Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. Beer and wine. $$ CC ATM


Caffé Malvina
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. $$ CC ATM

Celestino’s Pasta & Pizza
1354 East Ave. 345-7700. Extensive menu featuring New York-style pizza and pasta dishes. Delivery available. $$ CC ATM

Enrico’s Pizza, Pasta & Sandwiches
1141 Forest Ave., 893-1896. Authentic Italian restaurant, serving pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches. $$ CC ATM

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 Dr., 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

Original Pete’s
2495 Carmichael Dr., 891-0611. Serving the same gourmet pizza, pastas and salads made popular by Original Pete’s in Sacramento. Lunch and dinner. $$ CC ATM

Pulcinella Restaurant
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. Ste. 370 (in Raley’s Skypark Plaza), 345-6457. Roast beef, chicken and market-fresh sandwiches. $ CC

Burger King
962 East Ave., 891-6291; 1104 W. 2nd St., 895-3438; 1950 E. 20th St., 343-9506 and 2520 Notre Dame Blvd., 893-9560. $

Carl’s Jr.
2516 Esplanade, 893-2908 and 1940 E. 20th St., 345-9643. Charbroiled burgers are a specialty. Esplanade location open 24 hours. $

Dairy Queen
2190 Esplanade, 343-2113. Burgers, sundaes, Blizzards and more. $$ CC ATM

In-N-Out Burgers
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, fish and more. $

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. $

Taco Bell
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. $


Aca Taco
133 Broadway, 894-0191 and Aca Taco North, 1000 W. Sacramento Ave. Ste. D (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.

Casa Ramos
216 W. East Ave. Ste. C, 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., Ste. 60, 345-6757. A long-established Chico eatery serving homestyle Mexican favorites. $ CC

El Patron Taqueria
1354 East Ave. Ste. E (Safeway Marketplace) 343-9779 and El Patron II, 2454 Notre Dame Blvd, 891-8888. Authentic Mexican food in a casual atmosphere. $

El Ranchero
407 Walnut St., 345-5009. “Auténtico Restaurante Mexicano.” $$

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.

Madison Bear Garden

La Comida
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

La Hacienda
2635 Esplanade, 893-8270. Traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine. $$ CC

788 East Ave., 891-0408. Specializing in handmade corn and flour tortillas, and a variety of delicious Mexican eats. Open daily. $$ ATM

Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant
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

Speedy Burrito
1031 Nord Ave., 896-0141. Great-tasting, healthfully prepared Mexican cooking. Delivery available. $

Tacos Cortes
1110 Dayton Rd., (one block past W. 9th St.-Hwy. 32), 342-4189. Inexpensive, authentic and generous amounts of Mexican food. Closed Sunday and 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. $

Teddy Malibu’s
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

Tortilla Flats
2601 Esplanade, 345-6053. Patio, full bar and banquet room. 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

Zepeda’s Market
671 Walnut St., Ste. 4, 892-8218. A market featuring famous 16-ounce shrimp cocktails, burritos, tortas, tacos, enchiladas, carnitas, barbacoa and birra (goat). $

Names You Know

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

The Cheesesteak Shop
995 Nord Ave., Ste. 110, 345-2565. Offering Philadelphia-style cheesesteak sandwiches made with high quality ribeye steak (or all white-meat chicken) and fresh ingredients. All 12 variations are cooked to order. 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 Avenue, 343-8707. Fast made-to-order gourmet burritos and tacos with “endless” combinations of fillings. $$ CC ATM

Chuck E Cheese’s
966 East Ave., 894-0400. Pizza and fun, with an arcade for kids of all ages. $$$ CC ATM

Denny’s Restaurant
675 Manzanita Ct., 345-1146. Favorite meals served in a retro diner, family atmosphere. Always open. $$ CC

Domino’s Pizza
324 Walnut St., 891-5888. Hot, fresh, made-to-order pizzas, salads, breadsticks and Buffalo wings. Delivery and takeout available. $$ CC

Hometown Buffet
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, 899-1507. $$$ CC ATM

International House of Pancakes
2040 Business Lane, 893-4988. Breakfast served all day, plus lunch and dinner featuring sandwiches, burgers and more. $$ CC

La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill
855 East Ave. Ste. 270, 891-9595. Serving fresh and healthy Mexican food made with the highest quality ingredients and charbroiled meats. Sample their famous fresh salsa bar and enjoy the open-display kitchen. $$ CC

Little Caesars Pizza
118 W. East Ave. Ste. A, 894-5707. “Pizza! Pizza!” specials, great lunch specials. $$

Logan’s Roadhouse
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

Marie Callender’s
1910 E. 20th St., 345-8800. $2.99 breakfast specials Monday-Friday until 11 a.m. Sunday brunch, cocktail bar, fresh-baked pies. $$ CC

Mountain Mike’s Pizza
1722 Mangrove Ave. Ste. 28, 893-1923 and 1105 W. 5th St., 899-9115. Salad bar and sandwiches, plus pizza. $$$$

Outback Steakhouse
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

Olive Garden
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. $$

Pizza Factory
995 Nord Ave., 899-7575. Serving pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches and calzones. Watch the big games on the big screens! $$ CC

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

Quizno’s Subs
2471 Cohasset Rd. Ste. 120, 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

Red Lobster
2010 Business Lane, 893-5595. Fresh fish, steak, pasta and seafood in a fun, family environment. $$$ CC

Round Table Pizza
964 Mangrove Ave., (Mangrove Plaza), 343-4254; 2201 Pillsbury Rd., (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. $

Subway Sandwiches & Salads
148 Main St., 343-4643; 240 W. East Ave. Ste. E, 894-6779; 1000 W. Sacramento Ave. Ste. A, 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. Ste. 10, 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. “Best of Chico” winner 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Delivery available. $$ CC ATM

Gashouse Pizza
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 Rd., Ste. 100, 892-9000. Hand-rolled gourmet pizza, nine flavors of chicken wings, salad bar, beer and wine. Check out their Jazz Nights. $$-$$$ CC ATM

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. $$

Pizza Guys
1947 E. 20th St., Ste. E, 892-9900 and 2471 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 130, 894-8888. Takeout or delivery. $$$ CC ATM

Rico’s Pizza
1600 Mangrove Ave., Ste. E, 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

Uncle Vito’s N.Y. Pizza
3221 Cohasset Rd. Ste. 140. 891-8486 (891-VITO). An authentic New York-style pizzeria serving pizza, salads, strombolis, calzones, pasta, wings and sandwiches. Open late Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. $$ CC

Woodstock’s Pizza
166 E. Second St., 893-1500, 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

Pub Grub

Airport Bar & Grill
999 Marauder Dr., 894-0337. Sports bar and restaurant with a friendly comfortable atmosphere, great food and beer! Monday-Saturday, Sundays during football season. $$ CC

Bella’s Sports Pub
134 Broadway, 893-5253. Great pub food, huge beer selection and sports on big screen, high-definition TVs. $$ CC

The End Zone
250 Cohasset Rd. 345-7330. Serving up more than a dozen appetizers, along with burgers, sandwiches, salads and weekend brunch. Open daily with late hours.

The Graduate
344 W. Eighth St., 343-2790. Try a famous Grad Burger, salad or steak. Serving food ’til 10 p.m. $$ 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 shuffleboard. 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. $$


Creekside Cellars
250 Vallombrosa Ave., Ste. 500, 894-7696. A retail wine store with a cheese counter and outdoor patio seating. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy tastings Thursday-Saturday from 4-7 p.m. $$ CC ATM

Monks Bistro Wine Lounge
128 W. 2nd 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

Vino 100
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