For Barbeque, Sandra Dee’s is the Place to Be
I have a strange relationship with barbeque – some might call it picky, but I prefer to call it refined. While it’s one of my favorite indulgences, I have to be in a very specific “BBQ mood” to enjoy it. I can’t quite explain what that mood is, but when it hits, I know.
So it’s important that I have at least one go-to BBQ restaurant in mind at all times. Now, I’m not talking your average chain restaurant, which I’m sure serves some tasty dishes. I’m talking your cheap, unexpected restaurant on that random street corner where the slow-cooked ribs and homemade macaroni and cheese ensure a full house every night.
Well, that familiar mood hit last night, and I’m happy to announce that I’ve found my go-to for BBQ in Sacramento – Sandra Dee’s Barbeque & Seafood.
When I walked into Sandra Dee’s, I knew right away by the simple, laid-back ambiance that I was about to enjoy the authentic barbeque dinner I was looking for. The menu offers a typical selection of chicken, rib and pork entrées as well as sandwiches and burgers. And you can’t forget the sides, which took me about 10 minutes to decide on alone – choices include hush puppies, BBQ baked beans, sweet & spicy corn and, of course, mac & cheese.
I finally settled on the BBQ pork sandwich with sweet & spicy corn as my side. The sandwich was simple and allowed the focus to be solely on the deliciously cooked pork smothered in spicy BBQ sauce. I also loved the corn, but I must warn any diners with sensitive taste buds out there – when they say spicy, they mean spicy!
My dining partner decided on the half BBQ chicken with the mac & cheese. The chicken was very tasty and the serving size was generous, providing plenty for leftovers. As for the mac & cheese, let’s just say I wouldn’t expect to leave Sandra Dee’s with leftovers of that! It was the creamiest and yummiest mac & cheese I’ve had in a long time, leaving the two of us battling for the last bite.
The verdict is in. Sandra Dee’s is my go-to BBQ spot in Sacramento.
601 15th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814