Best American food near Chico, California, United States

October 5, 2019 Major Galusha

Best American restaurants nearby. Discover the best American food in Chico. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for American restaurants near you.. Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 86,187, reflecting an increase of 26,233 from the 59,954 counted in the 2000 Census. The city is a cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, the country's 26th largest municipal park and the 13th largest municipally-owned park. Bidwell Park makes up over 17% of the city.
Things to do in Chico

10. Christian Michaels Ristorante

192 E 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928-5404 American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 530-894-4005 http://www.chicochristianmichaels.com/
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4 based on 154 reviews

Christian Michaels Ristorante

A unique downtown dining experience. Located on the corner of Third and Wall Streets in downtown Chico, Christian Michaels prepares California Cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian and other seasonal dishes to tempt your palate. Selections include fresh

Reviewed By Craig M

So many places these days fall into the casual dining arena, with TVs on the walls and a hectic pace throughout the restaurant. Christian Michaels is a pleasant return to a fine dining experience. While there are times I want the sports bar experience, there are also times I want a nice dinner, white table cloths, and a quiet enough surrounding that I can visit with my dining partners. I highly recommend it for that special occasion, or when you want to unplug and spend some quality time visiting. And yes -- my favorite dish is the meatloaf. There are several great items on the menu, but none better than the meatloaf.

9. Pour House

855 East Ave Ste 270, Chico, CA 95926-1222 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations 530-893-3000 http://www.chicopourhouse.com/
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4 based on 124 reviews

Pour House

Reviewed By Jaded-Bird

Meet up with some family and friends for a lunch at Pour House. Easily located and found by this "out of towner" Parking was easy in this cluster of strip malls sort of sandwiched together. Choice of indoor or outside seating. Beautiful day so we went for the outside. Very Nice. Service was excellent. Appears to be a very popular place.My classic burger was "branded" with the PH. Neat little touch.

8. Burgers & Brew

201 Broadway St Ste 150, Chico, CA 95928-5364 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 530-879-9100 http://www.burgersbrew.com
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4 based on 139 reviews

Burgers & Brew

Reviewed By adamsrick57

Good food, excellent beer selection, efficient friendly staff -- seriously a giant benefit on a busy Saturday night. I am in Chico after all! The wait outside, drinking beer was great. French fries good, salad, good, burgers fine. overall a 5 for burgers and beer in Chico on a hot Saturday night

7. Smokin' Moe's Barbecue

131 Broadway St, Chico, CA 95928-5317 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol +1 530-891-6677 https://www.facebook.com/SmokinMosBBQChico/
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4 based on 114 reviews

Smokin' Moe's Barbecue

Reviewed By Sherry C

This is an annual stop when we visit Chico. If you can't decide between the Memphis style, "philthy phils" or Carolina style, get the rib sampler, but I'd recommend the two latter kinds. The Brisket sandwich is delectable. All the sides are good: creamy slaw, tasty beans and perfectly crisped fries. This is good BBQ folks. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

6. The Red Tavern

1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329 American Dinner, Brunch Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Live [email protected] +1 530-894-3463 http://redtavern.com/
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4 based on 121 reviews

The Red Tavern

The Red Tavern is where big-city dining meets Chico's amazing pace of life. We are a restaurant oasis based on unique dishes and top-shelf libations, where service is catered to your group, whether that be lively and fun for a celebration or reserved and

Reviewed By 525jamie

This is hands down he best place to eat in chico. Staff is super attentive and knowledgeable . The food is over the top delicious, and consistently great. Im always surprised with how amazing each dish is every time i come there. Would highly recommend this place for any special event, or just a great night out!

5. Morning Thunder Cafe

352 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926-3952 American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 530-342-9717 http://www.morningthundercafe.com/
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4 based on 93 reviews

Morning Thunder Cafe

Morning Thunder is an American Diner and Café known for fresh ingredients, huge portions and fun vibe. For 25 years, we’ve been serving breakfast and lunch to tens of thousands of locals, their friends and family. Home to friendly, fast service, a wide ra

Reviewed By Kattacruz

Great healthy choices for this type of cafe....fresh and delicious and savory, a rare combo. Excellent service, too.

4. Mom's

209 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928-5329 American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 530-893-3447 http://www.momschico.com/
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4 based on 139 reviews

Mom's

Reviewed By jdespain47

Mom's is a MUST visit in Chico for breakfast or brunch. They are always busy and that is a reflection of their service and food. From the sweet breakfasts to the savory, we are never disappointed. Our kids always ask to go because they LOVE the eggs, bacon and pancakes, not to mention the fun goodies for them to play with.

3. Crush

201 Broadway St Ste 200, Chico, CA 95928-5364 Italian, American Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available, Valet Parking +1 530-342-7000 http://www.chicocrush.com/
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4 based on 214 reviews

Crush

Crush Dining Room and Lounge, a restaurant beyond any local experience, offering a unique combination of the traditional and the contemporary. Specializing in traditional Italian Flavors mixed with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients creates a vibrant menu

Reviewed By kevh938

My daughter wanted to take me to her favorite restaurant unfortunately I was not impressed. Small plates grilled vegetables were excellent but the only good thing we ate. Meatball-meatball was dry and not very flavorful, good thing there was sauce. Standard fried calamari nothing special. I was not impressed it wasn’t busy my daughter said her meals before have been good. Hopefully it was a one time experience. Enjoy!!!

2. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Taproom

1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928-6722 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 530-345-2739 http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/california/taproom
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4 based on 740 reviews

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Taproom

At the Sierra Nevada Taproom and Restaurant you’ll find the ultimate counterpart to our award winning ales and lagers. Stop by to sample one of our 19 beers on tap accompanied by artfully prepared gourmet meals and dishes made with local, seasonal, sustai

Reviewed By Jedimasterkush

Whenever I’ve passed thru I always make it a point to stop at Sierra Nevada brewing. Besides having some great beers since the 1980’s their taproom menu has always pleased. I was sorry to see that the 16 sampler tray is not being served anymore so I started with the Estate Grown IPA which was dynamic in flavor. I then did a one of their 4 taster flights just in time for my spinach dip app and my bbq wood fire pizza. Everything was great. I had another Estate grown IPA to finish off my meal. I then walked over to the self guided tour and gift shop to round out my stay. My waitress was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Hard to not love this place and their beers once you’ve come here. The taproom itself is also quite something to see with a nice patio area.

The 10 Best Things to Do in Chico, United States

1. 5th Street Steak House

345 W 5th St, Chico, CA 95928-5505 American, Steakhouse Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 530-891-6328 http://www.5thstreetsteakhouse.com/
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4 based on 356 reviews

5th Street Steak House

We are a locally owned neighborhood restaurant in Downtown Chico. We feature USDA Prime Beef, market fresh seafood, homemade desserts, extensive wine list and full bar. We have a banquet facility available for private events as well as outdoor patio seati

Reviewed By Wildwoodatheart

This place was a very pleasant surprise. The exterior is rather unassuming, but the interior is like an old-fashioned speakeasy. We were warmly welcomed, and our server was attentive and pleasant. This is a pricey place. It is expensive not just by college-town standards, but by any standards. Personally, I think they charge more than what the food is worth. That being said, the food is very, very good. I had a small steak. It was cooked perfectly. I also had the creamy horseradish sauce, which was delightfully spicy! My daughter had the chicken, and she loved it. We also shared a creme brulee for dessert, which was quite good. So........great food, but high prices.

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