Dinner at the Shady Lady Saloon


The first time we blogged about the Shady Lady Saloon, we were anticipating it’s opening along with other new businesses on the 14th & R Street Corridor, like Burgers & Brew and Magpie Market & Cafe. Last summer, Sac Foodie Maria blogged about her experience “Taking a Walk on the Shady Side,” and made it sound so good that I had to try the Shady Lady myself.  

Visiting for dinner and drinks with a few friends on a weeknight, we had no trouble getting a table. However, the Shady Lady tends to get very crowded and loud on the weekends, so the best bet for sitting down to eat is probably on a weeknight, or early on a weekend.

We started our meal by sharing an appetizer of crispy pork belly served on top of thinly sliced potatoes, with frisee salad and topped with a fried quail egg – delicious (we ate every last bite)!

Next we tried the Mussels & Beer dish of Prince Edward Island Mussels and chorizo served in a stout-based broth with grilled sourdough – another hit!

Dishes also enjoyed at the table included the caesar salad with chicken and artichoke hearts and the Shady Lady cheeseburger and fries. You definitely won’t go wrong by ordering one of these dishes either!

The Shady Lady also has an excellent selection of drinks available from wines by the glass, to an array of beers on draft and plenty of 30’s style cocktails to choose from. Next time I visit Shady Lady I plan to try the weekend brunch – I hear it’s delish (menu available here if you want to take a peek).

Shady Lady Saloon
1409 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 231-9121

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  • Posty | Feb 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Perfect timing, I am actually going here for dinner tonight. The first dish you had with the quail eggs and pork belly looks amazing! I didn’t see it on the menu unless its the “Bacon & Eggs” small plate – but the description doesn’t really match up to yours. Anyways, looking even more forward to my meal!

  • sacfhoodies | Feb 18, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Uh oh, I hope it’s still on the menu because it was so good!