Fanny Ann’s Saloon


This week, SacFoodies is featuring restaurants and cafes in Old Sacramento—so be sure to visit SacFoodies everyday this week for reviews of great places to eat in Old Sac!

I quickly raised my hand to review Fanny Ann’s Saloon when the SacFoodies decided to dedicate a week to Old Sacramento restaurants. Fellow Chico State grads know why! There’s a very familiar look and menu to one of the most popular burger restaurants and bars that borders the campus in Chico – Madison Bear Garden. Not until my recent trip did I know for sure that they were owned by the same owner, AND the Sac establishment came first! You can also find similar restaurants in Carson City and Reno, and here’s why you should seek them out:

The menu is awesome! At my last visit to the Sac location, I ordered the Cheeseburger Pair-O-Dice (aka Bear Burger in Paradise), which is a classic burger served with lettuce, tomato, pickle and mayo, and your choice of cheese. It’s my go-to burger, but you can definitely be daring with your burgers at Fanny Ann’s with selections like the Jiffy Burger (you guessed it – a burger smothered in peanut butter, topped with bacon and jack cheese, plus onions recommended!), Island Burger, Pastrami Burger, Bravo Avocado, Singing the Blues Burger, and much more!

The perfect pairing to any burger is good fries, and Fanny Ann’s curly fries are the terrific amount of potato, crunch and just plain fun. We also enjoyed a yummy side of Zooks and Shrooms – “breaded deep fried zucchini slices living in perfect harmony with deep fried mushrooms.”

The menu is extensive, including an equally interesting array of sandwiches, salads and dawgs, but I am true to my “Bear” roots and enjoyed the nostalgia of my college days by ordering the classic burger. Unfortunately, this trip didn’t include the nostalgic pitcher of Sierra Nevada as it was a lunch run with my colleagues, fellow SacFoodies Kim Bedwell and Vanessa Smith.

P.S. Looking for a deal? Check out Fanny Ann’s Saloon on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for their Burger Madness deal – burger, fries and a salad all for $4.49!

Fanny Ann’s Saloon
1023 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-3201
(916) 441-0505

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