Mar 12, 2017

Where To Eat During March Madness Weekend

By Sydney Zuelke

Got a craving? We've got you covered. 

Check out the best Sacramento has to offer when you're in town for March Madness! 

Cafeteria 15L

This eclectic urban restaurant offers American comfort cuisine with a classic flair. Cafeteria 15L features two plush outdoor patios, comfortable lounge space and large areas dedicated to private and semi-private dining in addition to the main dining room. Great for breakfast (where the bottomless mimosas are flowing) or dinner.


  • 1116 15th St.


  • Brunch
    • Saturday - Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Lunch
    • Monday - Friday: 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • Dinner
    • Monday - Thursday: 5 pm 9:30 pm
    • Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm
    • Saturday: 4 pm to 11 pm
    • Sunday: 4 pm to 8 pm

deVere’s Irish Pub

Craving Irish food this March Madness weekend? Try deVere's Irish Pub! They butcher their own meats, brine their Irish bacon, stuff sausages, grind burgers and bake their own Irish Brown bread daily. If you want one of the best Irish Pub experiences possible, filled with great pints, food, whiskeys, laughter and conversation, search no more!


  • 1521 L St.


  • Open
    • Monday - Friday: 11 am
    • Saturday - Sunday: 9 am
  • Closed
    • Sunday - Tuesday: 12 am
    • Wednesday - Saturday: 2 am

Hock Farm Craft and Provisions

A celebration of the Sacramento region’s rich history and bountiful terrain, the restaurant is named after John Sutter’s Hock Farm. From the beginning, Sutter recognized the farming potential of the Sacramento Valley and pursued many agricultural ventures including grain, cattle, orchards and vineyards, foreshadowing Sacramento’s modern day designation as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital".


  • 1415 L St.


  • Lunch

    • Monday - Friday: 11:30 am to 2 pm

  • Dinner

    • Monday - Thursday : 5 pm to 9 pm

    • Friday - Saturday: 5 pm-10 pm

Mikuni: Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Sushi lovers, rejoice! This award-winning establishment decribes itself as "Japanese Cuisine Blending Tradition with American Innovation." With an extensive menu, you'll never be short on options. 


  • 1530 J St.


  • Lunch
    • Monday – Friday: 11:30am to 4 pm
    • Saturday – Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Dinner
    • Monday – Thursday: 4 pm to 10 pm

    • Friday – Saturday: 4 pm to 11 pm

    • Sunday: 4 pm to 9 pm

Squeeze Inn Midtown

Featured on "Diner, Drive Ins, and Dives" on the Food Network, this is not only great food but a great experience.  The exclusive bite spot in Northern California introduced a new way of the "burger".


  • 1630 K St.


  • Monday - Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm

Esquire Grill

The steakhouse offers elegant décor and a seasonal menu. Sip a cocktail in the bar or on the open-air patio. Clever takes on American cuisine are prepared using fresh, local ingredients, making Esquire Grill one of Sacramento's best downtown restaurants.


  • 1213 K St


  • Lunch
    • Monday - Friday: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Happy Hour
    • Monday - Friday: 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Dinner
    • Monday - Saturday: 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Closed on Sundays except during events and shows at the Community Center Theatre.

Sauced BBQ & Spirits

A stone's throw away from Golden 1 Center, Sauced brings authentic Southern food and incredible BBQ to the heart of Sacramento. While Sauced has mastered the art of creating the perfect atmosphere, they’ve also mastered something vastly more important – the food!


  • 1028 7th St.


  • Monday - Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 11 am to 1 am (Kitchen closes at 11 pm)
  • Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

Pizza Rock

This K St. establishment features gourmet pizzas in a variety of styles, hand-crafted artisan cocktails and an extensive beer and wine list; all served up in an artistic and energetic atmosphere. They offer a variety of Italian and American pizza styles including Neapolitan, Classic Italian, Classic American, Sicilian, Roman, and Gluten Free! 


  • 1020 K St.


  • Monday to Wednesday: 11:30 am to 9 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am to 10 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 11:30 am to 3 am
  • Sunday: 10:30 am to 9 pm

Firestone Public House

Got sports on the mind? Featuring 60 beers on tap and a large, American-inspired, creative menu, Firestone Public House at the corner of 16th and L Streets is the premier place to enjoy happy hour, game day entertainment and get-togethers. Featuring 22 flat screens, an unrivaled sound system and two outdoor patios, the restaurant is the ideal sports and entertainment hangout.


  • 1132 16th St.


  • Monday - Tuesday: 11 am to 12 am
  • Wednesday - Friday: 11 am to 2 am
  • Saturday: 9 am to 2 am
  • Sunday: 9 am to 11 pm

Station 16

They've crafted a menu that features fresh seafood and simple raw preparations, with additional local produce and meats. Station 16 specializes in garlic roasted seafood served on sizzling cast iron skillets. Their goal is to create simple but flavorful dishes. Sit at the oyster bar for lunch, grab brunch, happy hour, or dinner! 


  • 1118 16th St.


  • Monday - Fri: 11 am to 2:30 pm (lunch), dinner starts 3 pm
    • Monday Happy Hour: 3 pm to 10 pm
    • Tuesday - Friday Happy Hour: 3 to 6 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm

Petra Greek

Petra Greek embraces the authenticity of Greek culture. The unique wine list and draft beer selection creates an experience to remember. (Plus, they're open until 3 am!) 


  • 1122 16th Street


  • Monday - Tuesday: 11 am to 11 pm
  • Wednesday - Friday: 11 am to 3 am
  • Saturday: 2 pm to 3 am
  • Sunday: Closed