Comfort Inn Suites Downtown - 210 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia, CA 93291 | Tel. (559) 738-1700

Dining

A culinary adventure waits in Visalia

A foodie's ultimate paradise, Visalia has always been a hotspot for fresh, farm-to-fork cuisine. And now, the secret's out! In 2010, the city was named one of America's Best Small Towns for Food by USA Today and RandMcNally. Since then, fine dining chefs, cooks and bartenders across the community have been cookin' up all the finest dishes, and sharing our favorites with you!

From local favorites to sweet treats, creative recipes and concoctions that will literally make your head spin, you'll never find a destination more ready to dish it up!

American

Brewbaker's Brewing Company

219 E. Main St.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-627-2739

The brewers at Brewbakers do beer (and rootbeer) right! Serving more than 6 handcrafted beers on tap, this downtown brewery is committed to incredible taste and an unforgettable dining experience. Meet at Brewbakers for live music on the weekends, and check out the giant fermenters as you dine on sandwiches, pizza, and other house-made favorites.

Cafe 225

225 W. Main St.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-733-2967

Relax with good food, wine, and friends at this California grill that specializes in Mediterrean cuisine and you'll feel like you're traveling abroad! The exhibition kitchen makes for a unique dining experience while comfortable booths provide the perfect place for a business meeting or socializing in a casual and relaxed environment. Try the Hummus Trio to start and enjoy a signature soup, salad and rotisserie entrée, rack of lamb, pizza, or catch of the day! Bon Apetito!

Cafe California

9000 W. Airport Drive
Visalia CA , 93277
559-651-5000

Cafe California serves California-influenced American cuisine favorites daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, made with the freshest of California ingredients. Executive Chef, Kenny Chalabian, formerly of Luxor Las Vegas, creates a delicious "Daily Special" menu in addition to popular offerings. Try the Loaded Potato Skins, Cucumber Shrimp Salad, Gold Rush Burger, or beautifully-prepared Filet Mignon, but don't leave without digging into the Chocolate Lava Cake!

Double LL Steak House

401 E. Center Ave.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-627-1126

Step into this rustic saloon for hearty steak and potatoes. The steakhouse seasons steaks "cowboy style" so saddle up and head to downtown's historic district for manly portions, many friends, and excellent drinks.

Fugazzis Bistro

127 W. Main St.
Visalia CA , 93291
(559) 625-0496

One visit to this Downtown hotspot and you'll feel like family! The award-winning restaurant has recently been honored by the California Restaurant Association for the People's Choice award and is a ten-year consecutive winner of the Taste of Downtown Visalia. Fugazzi's dedicated and passionate staff will make you feel right at home. Choose from over 20 different pasta varieties from Portobello Raviolis to Al Pesto Tortellini. Enjoy one of the many Fugazzis special gourmet pizzas. From Traditional Pepperoni to Garlic Chicken to Cajun, you're sure to find your own personal favorite!

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

215 E. Main St.
Visalia CA , 93291
(559) 732-1200

Stop in for a cool beer and some fantastic tri tip! Visalia's newest restaurant/bar is the talk of the town. Visitors enjoy the sports bar atmosphere in a clean and comfortable space. Sit by the window and watch passersby!

SP's Burgers & Mexican-American Food

100 S. Church St.
Visalia CA , 93291
(559) 627-9777

This curbside burger joint is known for their fantastic, authentic Mexican food! Step up the counter, dine inside or outside, have a burrito, burger, fries or tacos and you can't go wrong. Perfect for a grabbing a bite during the farmers market, quick lunch or an afternoon stroll downtown.

Taylor Bros Hot Dogs

206 E. Encina St.
Visalia CA , 93291
(559) 732-2781

Since 1952, Taylor Brothers Hot Dogs has kept a reputation for simple hot dog perfection. Locals and visitors enjoy the history of this joint, and chow down on a 6-pack of dogs today, the same way our parents did when they were growing up.

The Corner Cafe

1718 E. Mineral King Ave.
Visalia CA , 93292
559-734-4267

This homey café serves up breakfast and lunch classics like no place else. You're sure to find all the locals enjoying a meal on any given morning and you'll feel right at home with their comfy booths and small town atmosphere.

Treat yourself to a breakfast of their signature biscuits and gravy or chicken fried steak!

The Lamp Liter Grill & Bar

3300 West Mineral King
Visalia CA , 93291

Visit the Lamp Liter Grill during your stay at the Lamp Liter Hotel. The Garden Grill is a full service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests of the hotel and visitors passing through.

Enjoy your meals in a congenial atmosphere and relax afterwards with a soothing drink or take a stroll around our lovely grounds.

The Planing Mill

514 E. Main St. Suite A
Visalia CA , 93292
559-713-0818

This artisan pizzeria will leave you stuffed, yet hungry for more! You can't go wrong with one of their hand-crafted pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches, or speciality dishes (you'll have to visit to find out what their specials are...think Italian, with a twist!). What makes this eatery even more of a treat is that it's situated in part of the old Visalia Planing Mill, founded in 1851 and known for their specially crafted wood products. The Planing Mill's unique atmosphere and delicious dishes are sure to please the whole family!

The Southern Pacific Depot

207 E. Oak Ave.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-732-8611

The Southern Pacific Depot serves signature steaks, seafood and innovative specials in one of California's most unique settings: a century-old train depot in downtown Visalia. With two magnificient chandeliers, the former arrivals hall is now a dining room. Follow a locomotive's light to the bar. A collection of historic photos about the town and its trains add to the decor, as do several colorful stained glass windows imported from Italy. Trains still pass by the front door, and you'll know when they do, even if don't hear the whistle. In the dining room and the bar, the staff rings authentic train bells.

Tommy's Restaurant

130 N. Encina St.
Visalia CA , 93291
(559) 627-6077

Meet at Tommy's in Downtown Visalia for the perfect business lunch or upscale dinner. Enjoy everything from chicken lettuce wraps to soups, gourmet salads, mouth-watering entrees and their famous bread pudding.

The bar offers daily specicals that draw business professionals, friends and couples to the stunning restaurant.

Margarita Mondays
$2 margaritas

Taco Tuesdays
Mini Tacos- $6
Coronas $3

Wednesdays- Ladies Night
$3 drink specials for the ladies

Thirsty Thursdays
All domestic draft beers $2

Fridays and Saturdays
Late night happy hour from 10pm to 1 am
$1 off call drinks
$2 off specialty drinks
$2 domestic drafts (pint)
$3 premium drafts (pint)

Vintage Press

216 N. Willis St.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-733-3033

Family owned, the Vintage Press recently celebrated its 45th anniversary of serving an extensive selection of beef, seafood, lamb and specialty dishes. Three dining rooms and its trademark cocktail bar, The Rose Room, make it popular for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Wine Spectator magazine says The Vintage Press "has one of the best restaurant wine lists in the world." Frommer's Travel Guide adds it "...has long been considered the best restaurant in a 100-mile radius..." while the Los Angeles Times website called the restaurant "a bastion of culinary merit..."

Asian

Canton Chinese Restaurant

419 E. Main St.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-732-5716

This restaurant's authentic Cantonese style cuisine has kept it packed for decades. A local favorite, the joint serves heaping lunch combination plates and a fantastic family-style dinner.

Sunday to Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Friday to Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Gozen

1115 W. Caldwell Ave. #A
Visalia CA , 93277
(559) 622-8988

Gozen is the ideal place for an evening of sushi rolls and Saki!

Not a fan of sushi? That's ok! Take a seat at one of their tepanyaki tables and enjoy the show as chefs prepare classic Japanese dishes right before your eyes.

Masaru's Japanese Restaurant-Key West

5131 W. Goshen Ave.
Visalia CA , 93291
(559) 635-4455

Try this quick Japanese restaurant for a bite on the go. Locals rave about the teriyaki rice bowls with beef and chicken, or try the chicken salad with sesame for a healthier alternative!

Masaru's Japanese Restaurant-Mary's Vineyard

1509 E. Noble Ave.
Visalia CA , 93292
(559) 635-4484

Try this quick Japanese restaurant for a bite on the go. Locals rave about the teriyaki rice bowls with beef and chicken, or try the chicken salad with sesame for a healthier alternative!

Thai Basil Restaurant

1423 E. Noble Ave.
Visalia CA , 93292
(559) 732-8881

Founded in 2006 by Somyot Larpthaveesarp, a native of Thailand, the same great receipes have been passed down and are still being used today. Find the freshest vegetables here, which come fresh from the Visalia farmer's market each week.

Italian

Little Italy Italian Restaurant

303 W. Main St.
Visalia CA , 93291
(559) 734-2906

Little Italy Restaurant & Caffe provides Visalians and visitors with an authentic Italian and International dining experience. Enjoy the outdoor terrace dining atmosphere, romantic candlelight dinners, and an extensive wine list for the perfect evening out.

Rosa's Italian Restaurant

314 S. Johnson St.
Visalia CA , 93291
(559) 732-6707

The Cristallo Family personally invites you to come in and enjoy their Traditional Italian recipes and atmosphere at Rosa's Italian Ristorante.

Try one of their dozens of pastas in the restaurant or have it catered to your party or event.

Mexican

Alejandra's Mexican Food

314 W. Main St.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-636-3215

Visit Alejandra's Restaurant for authentic Mexican cuisine in Downtown Visalia. The full menu features tacos, enchiladas, tamals, taquitos, and more. And don't leave without trying the fresh guacamole or indulging in a house-blended margarita. Hint: The margaritas are $3.50 on Mondays!

Amigo's Restaurant

5113 W. Walnut Ave.
Visalia CA , 93277
559-636-6031

Step up to this counter for a build-your-own burrito that will satisfy all your senses! This mondo burrito is a custom creation and built to order, just for you! Burritos not your thing? Try a combination plate, share some taquitos, fajitas, or a tostada!

Hacienda de Amigos welcomes groups of all sizes with a seperate banquet facility. Bring your next party to la Hacienda and choose your own party pack, party tray or Amigo's buffet!

Azul Mexican Grill

1306 N. Demaree St. #A
Visalia CA , 93291
559-733-2985

Any place with homemade corn tortillas is perfect in our book! Visitors enjoy a relaxed, clean and trendy atmosphere at Azul. Dine or drink on the patio, too! You'll begin your meal with complimentary refried beans and cheese, salsa and housemade chips. After that, you can't go wrong!

Henry Salazar's Fresh Mex Grill

123 W. Main St.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-741-7060

Home to the incredible Super Flour Enchilada and Torpedo Burritos, Henry Salazar's is your first stop to exploring the diverse array of Mexican dining choices in Visalia.

With traditional Mexican favorites and a number of trademark dishes that you can only experience at Henry's, there are so many options, you'll definitely be back for seconds!

Steakhouses

Tahoe Joe's

4015 W. Caldwell Ave.
Visalia CA , 93277
(559) 735-9079

Double LL Steak House

401 E. Center Ave.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-627-1126

Step into this rustic saloon for hearty steak and potatoes. The steakhouse seasons steaks "cowboy style" so saddle up and head to downtown's historic district for manly portions, many friends, and excellent drinks.

The Southern Pacific Depot

207 E. Oak Ave.
Visalia CA , 93291
559-732-8611

The Southern Pacific Depot serves signature steaks, seafood and innovative specials in one of California's most unique settings: a century-old train depot in downtown Visalia. With two magnificient chandeliers, the former arrivals hall is now a dining room. Follow a locomotive's light to the bar. A collection of historic photos about the town and its trains add to the decor, as do several colorful stained glass windows imported from Italy. Trains still pass by the front door, and you'll know when they do, even if don't hear the whistle. In the dining room and the bar, the staff rings authentic train bells.

 

 

 

 



 

 


 



 



 

 


 

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