Catfish, JJ’s Fish and Chicken
No drive to south Sacramento is complete without a stop at JJ’s Fish & Chicken. It’s the sort of Southern-fried comfort food that you won’t find on the grid. Based off of the name, you may be tempted to order chicken, but go for the fish combo ($11.99). You can try the red snapper, calamari or fried oysters—all good bets—but the classic order is crispy, deep-fried catfish with fries. Oh, and hot sauce—never forget the hot sauce—and a slice of bread to soak up all that good grease. 3916 Fruitridge Road, www.jjsfishchicken.com.