Tower Café : A Landmark Dining Experience


A Sacramento landmark, the Tower Café  is one of the most popular dining establishments in the city. Located next to the historic Tower Theatre, the restaurant almost always has a line out the door during weekend brunch hours. Living walking distance from the eatery has allowed me the great pleasure of dining there on numerous occasions – in fact, my first meal after I moved here last summer was at Tower Café.  I’ve tried quite a few menu items (including the famous French toast) and have always been happy with the food. My trip for dinner a few weeks ago was no exception – and choosing to go on a Tuesday was no accident either: Tower Café offers $2 draft beers on Tuesday’s.

As anyone who has dined out with me knows, deciding what to order is always a difficult process. However, the decision proved to be pretty easy this time as my dining companion and I decided to split two dishes: The Borracho Burger and the Las Americas Salad with grilled chipotle chicken.

The delicious Borracho Burger was piled high with jack cheese, crispy onions, lettuce, tomato and Firestone Double Barrel Ale BBQ sauce. It came with a side of what I consider some of the best fries in town – thick but still perfectly crispy.

Our slightly healthier choice, the Las Americas Salad, was a crisp mix of greens and vegetables with herb vinaigrette dressing. The salad was piled so high in the bowl we had to ask for another plate – and this was the “small” size!

Needless to say, we had no problem finishing both dishes and our beers, per usual. I know I’ll be back – there are still plenty of menu items I’ve yet to try and I’m looking forward to sitting on the Tower Café’s patio as soon as the sun allows!

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  • Maria | Feb 6, 2009 at 11:01 am

    One of our favorite date nights is grabbing dinner at Tower Cafe and then a movie next door at the Tower Theatre. My favorite is their veggie burger (the Earth Burger) — and I’m no vegetarian! I agree — their fries are delish. And I, too, can’t wait for the sun to shine, so we can enjoy the lush patio.

  • Flug USA | Mar 20, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Hey Liz, since I was new in town I searched for such a nice place. I visited the Tower Cafe last week and was very satisfied. The beer was also tasty 😉