Where to Eat in Carmichael: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

Carmichael is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is a suburb in the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area. The population was 61,762 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Carmichael

1. Skip's Kitchen

4717 El Camino Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-4902 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 916-514-0830
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Skip's Kitchen

Skip's Kitchen is a fun, family owned restaurant that opened in 2011. Our goal is to provide a great food in a fun atmosphere for families looking for a neighborhood restaurant. Skip

Reviewed By happy4travel - Northern California

This is an amazing little cafe! Everything was fresh and delicious, seasoned just right and really tasty. The pulled Turkey sandwich was fantastic, as was the burgers. The staff
is friendly and very outgoing, always refilling drinks and engaging with customers.
My sister and I agreed we'd return soon!

2. Il Forno Classico

2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 916-858-0651
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Il Forno Classico

We specialize in fresh made Italian style dishes; Hand Tossed Pizzas, freshly sautéed pasta, fresh seafood-like salmon, halibut, scallops, and shrimp and fresh Angus beef.There is an exhibitionary kitchen in the main dining room, a full bar, a wine shop and private room as well as two outdoor patios.The wine list is a five time Wine Spectator Award Winning List. We feature over fifty wines by the glass; our specialty is west coast Cabernet sauvignon with over 200 selections. All wine is available to purchase to go at standard retail or less. In the restaurant the most it would cost is $14 over retail. The wine shop also doubles as a private dining room that can accommodate up to 30 sit down or 40 as a cocktail party.Two outdoor patios are in front of the restaurant for those who enjoy people watching.

Reviewed By Bill S - San Diego, California

Simply put, a great value for your dollar. This place felt like Italy and the service and hospitality was 5 Owls.

3. The Kitchen Restaurant

2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825-3483 Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 916-568-7171
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 223 reviews

The Kitchen Restaurant

The Kitchen, a Selland Family Restaurant, serves a five-course prix fixe demonstration dinner menu based on a monthly seasonal framework that features the best and freshest ingredients available on a daily basis, mostly procured locally and regionally. Dinner service also includes an interactive intermission featuring chefs’ tasting stations, as well as a finale of fresh herb tea service and artisan coffee served with Dessert. BY RESERVATION ONLY.<br><br>The Kitchen Restaurant has earned every imaginable local and regional award along with an impressive list of national accolades, including the AAA Five Diamond Award five years running, a nod as a semi-finalist for the James Beard “Outstanding Restaurant” Award, the highest Zagat ratings, and honors from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, as well as inclusion in the Yelp Top 100 and the Open Table Top 100.

Reviewed By Tulika_sac - Sacramento, California

Kitchen is not a regular restaurant but a restaurant theater where the food, the chef and the staff are the stars !. The chef is entertaining with good sense of humor and has amazing culinary skills. The staff was attentive, friendly and ready to make the evening spectacular for us.
We were here for about 4 hours but didnt feel it was too long. The food was extensive, in addition to the course menu, the intermission had spread of gourmet food ( Sushi, tacos and other snacks). We were served a platter of dessert along with the dessert course and a take out box to take it home.
On arrival we were encourage to roam the back kitchen and pantry where small plates were offered.
All in all incredible experience watching chef and crew make food in front of us, entertaining talks and amazing food.

4. Rey Azteca Restaurant-Bar

6140 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608-4819 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 916-481-4995
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Rey Azteca Restaurant-Bar

Reviewed By Robin B

Rey Azteca is our favorite go to restaurant. The original restaurant which is small and cozy and our favorite is located at Kenneth and Fair Oaks Blvd. They have opened a larger restaurant just down the street at Palm and Fair Oaks Blvd. with a slightly smaller menu. Very friendly service and fabulous tasty food with a varied and imaginative menu guarantees a fun and delicious dining experience.

5. Brookfield's Restaurant

11135 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6132 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 916-638-2046
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 307 reviews

Brookfield's Restaurant

We serve breakfast,lunch and dinner in a casual,welcoming atmosphere. All of our meals, soups, sauces and baked goods are freshly prepared from family recipes. We have something on our menu for everyone, from Eggs Benedict & Corned Beef Hash to the Best Burger or Salmon Dinner in town! You will enjoy fast, friendly service at a reasonable price. Value and quality delivered with a smile!

Reviewed By RetroFan - Central Coast, California

We dropped in for breakfast and, although it looked busy, we were seated promptly. The menu is extensive and offers some fun choices. I chose a blueberry scone to accompany my omelet which the gal said they make there along with cinnamon rolls, biscuits, etc. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was good. The ambience is pleasantly casual with an emphasis on the family who started the restaurant. This place offers a step up from ordinary fare.

6. Mark & Monica's Family Pizza

4751 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-0839 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 33 +1 916-487-1010
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Mark & Monica's Family Pizza

Reviewed By Maryann L - Fair Oaks, California

The atmosphere is typical pub/sports bar. There are booths, high and low tables, wide screen TVs and game machines. Place an order and your selection is delivered to the table. My friend and I had mini pizzas. Mine was vegetarian with mushrooms, artichokes and olives. The uncooked slices of tomato on top were "out of place" The crust was perfect. My friend had the luncheon special, a mini with two toppings, salad bar and a drink. Beer and wine are also available.

7. El Papagayo

5804 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-4416 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 916-487-7742
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

El Papagayo

Reviewed By Bill P - San Francisco, California

Went here for dinner and while I'm he food was ok the service and the margaritas were below standard. Best thing about the food was the chip , salsa bar. Pork chili verde was good but I've never had white beans served in a Mexican restaurant, very bland
Ordered a Cadillac margarita, here that means cheap well tequila and a fake grand marnier. It was no doubt the worst margarita I've ever had. If it had been a buck I still wouldn't have drank it. I couldn't drink half of this sickly sweet off tasting drink and the server didn't do anything even when I told her it was awful
Save yourself the trouble many better places around

8. Bella BRU Cafe

5925 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608-5200 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 916-485-6567
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Bella BRU Cafe

Reviewed By barongruda - Sacramento, California

We stopped in on the spur of the moment. Nice crew, good coffee. I ordered lox and bagel. Disappointed to be sure. Bagel was good lox not so and a skimpy portion. Capers were good cream cheese in a packet,really? Disappointing.
My wife had waffle with strawberries, very nice. Juicy berries.
My advice to them don't do a dish unless you have it down and can teach it to staff.
Plus, lox is everything on this dish get a better grade and don't be afraid to provide a generous portion. People will return for it if it has quality.

9. Lido Cafe & Bakery

7907 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608-6772 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 916-944-8243
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

Lido Cafe & Bakery

Reviewed By Penny M - Carmichael, California

Since we moved into the neighborhood we have stopped here for everything from breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner to the occasional have ti have a piece of pie to take home for a treat. I have friends who are vegetarians and also some who are gluten free and everybody has left happy, full and satisfied. Great service, great food and dog friendly. who could ask for anything more?

10. River City Brewing Company

6241 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608-4800 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 916-550-5093
Excellent
20%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 107 reviews

River City Brewing Company

Reviewed By Slough B - Sacramento, California

Had a friend in town for just one night and want a quick dinner and show off some of the local brews. Well, Carmichael isn't the epic center of the craft brew scene in the Sacramento region so I mentioned River City that used to be downtown --booted out by greedy developers for the KINGs( hope they are enjoying themselves with out any immediate craft beers near the Golden 1 center). I had been there when they first re-opened in the Milagro Center-but only had a beer or two of their own and another brewer was contract brewing that for them. Because it was near-by it was the best choice. Well they had several of their own brews now on top and all were delicious. The pub burgers that each of us had were cooked perfectly and had great juicy flavor. The Ruben rolls as an appetizer were a hit too. We got right in and sat out outside on a perfect Sacramento night.

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