Nestled in the heart of California, the city of Davis is a culinary gem that offers a diverse array of dining options. From upscale eateries to cozy cafes, Davis restaurants cater to a variety of palates and preferences. Whether you're a foodie in search of innovative cuisine, a student looking for a quick bite, or a family seeking a comfortable dining spot, Davis has something to offer. With a rich blend of cultures, the city's restaurant scene is a reflection of its vibrant community. This article will take you on a gastronomic journey through Davis, highlighting some of the city's best dining establishments.
Easygoing hangout offering burgers, fries & other typical grill food, plus beer on tap.
We had a great meal here today! I had the California burger with fries, a side salad and a margarita…Sooooo good! My girls had a Ruben with a Cesar salad and a pesto chicken sandwich with fries. Fast service as well. Highly recommended
5 / 5
Normally I would rate Froggy’s with 5 stars as my husband and I are long time patrons and love their food, However, tonight I have to give the place one star for service. After waiting about 10 minutes in line (my husband and I were at the front with no one else in line) I moved a bit closer to the front edge of the counter to catch the attention of the young woman working at the counter tonight. She was taking a phone order - the second I had watched while waiting in the line. She put down the phone and instead of professionally and politely stating something to the effect of “sorry about the wait, I will take your order shortly” she said “step back” and from her body language it was clear she wanted my husband and I to leave. When employees make customers feel unwelcome it makes me sad. Went to a different restaurant. Not sure when we will be back.
1 / 5
Went here with five friends for a friend's bday party. Everyone loved their burger and most of us would considered it the best burger we ever had. In the picture you have the firehouse burger and the chicken BBQ burger. I highly recommend the firehouse burger and Philly style fries.
5 / 5
Pictured: California Chicken Best burger I've ever had. Lightly toasted and so savory, and doesn't sink in the stomach like most burgers do :') Salad was fresh as well. 10/10 would come again
5 / 5
Loved it. The owner was there working hard and very personable. The grilled Ruben was amazing and hit the spot. The Long Islands were excellent. 3 different mixers and they all came out great. My Long Island experience is really what sets the mood. Perfect Long Islands.
5 / 5
Family-friendly restaurant serving traditional Mexican fare in a cheerful, brightly colored space.
Davis, CA. All generations were enjoying the food here tonight. Loved the sweet servers, and ours was the best: Alexia. She was so easygoing and pleasant but sharp eyed, she brought me water without my having to ask for a refill. Fresh, great Californian Mexican food. The refried beans were so fresh and creamy I blinked and my husband had eaten all of his so I didn’t get to try it, just a smidge was left mixed into his lettuce garnish lol. Fresh house made flour tortillas came with my Mexican chicken and rice soup. If you follow me you know that’s what i love to order: Sopa de Pollo. Tres Hermanas’ chicken and rice soup was like what I’ve had elsewhere except the spice level and seasonings were dialed up. It had lots of tender stewed chicken, chicken broth, rice, zucchini, onions, celery, carrots and garlic plus a little tomato base and ground up peppers. Alexia brought me a side of lime wedges and Diablo Sauce. If you like spice try the Diablo Sauce! It took me by the throat and swung me around a couple times. Note that the soup did not have chunks of avocado or fresh onion as a topping but I didn’t miss them here. My husband also had the flautas which were more the size of taquitos. He declined the crema but ate every bit of the guacamole, also the rice. The chips and salsa were also very fresh. The salsa was made with fresh tomatoes blended with cilantro, onion, salt, jalapeños and a bit of raw garlic, very bold. Maybe some lime, maybe not. Really delicious. We’ve been in Florida for 12 years for his job but he grew up in La Habra eating Mexican street food (refried beans in a tortilla cone for 25 cents, etc.) and he’s missed it. Thanks Alexia and Tres Hermanas for a good welcome back visit to California.
5 / 5
I’m giving Tres Hermanos five because they’re a great place in a great location with great food and great people. I do not like junk shrimp. Since they’re a Mexican restaurant, they should have some great Mexican or Gulf of Mexico shrimp. IMHO.
5 / 5
The outdoor patio is comfortable with heaters. Because they are at a corner across from the train station it has a really nice open feeling with lots of space. The service staff of a really friendly and very helpful.
5 / 5
Excellent tasting Mexican food. I especially enjoy the cheese enchiladas with green sauce (a little bit spicy hot). Also great seating outdoors as an added option. Street parking usually within a couple of blocks. Both food and service have been every time I eat here.
5 / 5
Delicious Mexican food and signature cocktails in downtown Davis. They have lots of cool art on the walls, a full bar, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Do yourself a favor and order a margarita:) Cheers!
5 / 5
Casual Middle Eastern cafe offering shawarma, sandwiches & a well-known breakfast burrito.
HONEY ON THE BURRITO???? genius. I just had the veggie breakfast burrito and it was so good. I think it's odd that it costs money for small changes like taking ingredients out, putting it on the side, or for even cutting the burrito in half. However, the price is good for what you get and it is so yummy. I want to try the gyros next.
5 / 5
The breakfast burrito did not disappoint. I love the flavor that comes from the honey and the tapatio. The burrito came out hot and quick. I don’t think the price is bad for the size as it is very filling.
5 / 5
Jessica Ureste (Jess)
I had the breakfast burrito and I liked the taste; adding the honey adds a bit of sweetness that I thought was unique and a good decision. However, for the price of a $10, it is small. I also do like how tightly packed the burrito is, as it keeps the food held together well so I didn't have any fear of making a mess and having stuff fall out. Another gripe I have though is how many surcharges there are online. Getting extra tapatio is going to cost $0.25, getting it cut in half is gonna cost more... the list goes on. What would usually cost nothing at another place needing a quarter more or $0.75 more made the experience feel tacky and pennypinching. The phone number also didn't take me to a real person, as I made a call since I ordered a bit early online by accident and wanted it to be made later in the day, but couldn't have that happen.
3 / 5
One of the best breakfast burritos you can get here in Davis. The online menu is super easy to use so you can customize your burrito anyway you want it. I personally love the touch of honey that they put in their breakfast burrito, something about it really sets off the flavor of it. I would also suggest signing up for their rewards program because after so many burritos you get one free.
5 / 5
The breakfast burritos are so good! If you're on a budget, this place is comparatively cheaper to others and the taste is awesome! If you don't eat egg, try replacing with falafel instead!
5 / 5
The food is extremely presentable and looks phenomenal but is mid at best. The rice was $2 a bowl with no free refills which was a little mind boggling to me. Besides the rice, the prices were not awful. The service was also barely reaching the bare minimum. It did however have a very quiet and calm environment which was nice.
3 / 5
Delicious food, large menu, friendly and attentive staff, and beautiful outdoor seating. My family ordered different plates for family-style dining. My favorite was the stir-fried pork intestines. The cumin flavored lamb was also tasty but too salty for my taste; had to accompany it with lots of rice.
5 / 5
I'm know on Google for my honest reviews, this place has a very nice atmosphere with a lot of windows, the food is a 2 out of 5, its super oily and we got the steak that seems like it was popular and 70% of it was full of fat at literally no meat. I told the person that worked there and he seems like he didn't care and he said its normal. Overall I don't recommend this place but its can be nice for trying it or sharing a food with a friend, cz the atmosphere is very nice.
2 / 5
Last year, we went there every 2 weeks. It has pretty good Chinese food. After summer, we started to live off-campus, so we didn't went there for quite some time. Today we went there, around 7:40PM, and we didn't get our food until 8:20PM. We ordered shrimp beef and 2 dishes of vegetables. There's less than 12 shrimps in that dish; the beef doesn't feel fresh, and it was cold, it feels like it's microwaved; and the vegetables were greasy. Therefore, we decided to not to give tips and we wrote why we didnt want to give tips. We walked out of the restaurant, and the waiter with glasses has the audacity to shout "Don't dine in, just eat take out". Shame on him. Tips is a good way to show gratitude of good service, and I don't appreciate the poor quality of food and service. It's a disappointment and I am never going there again.
1 / 5
First time this location and recommended by one of the local student. Food is cheap and not bad, we ordered three plates and in our opinion the duck and the chicken over rice was the best. The fried noodle have no taste but it was alright. Will give another try in the future but so far, only recommend the rice plate.
4 / 5
Seasonal comfort food with international flavors served in a casual but stylish space.
Super popular café in Davis California. There’s always a lot of people here because their food is excellent and they’re using organic ingredients. Personally I really enjoy their outside dining patio.
5 / 5
Sacramento Real Estate agent Perepelitsa
We are addicted to their salmon salad! The bib lettuce and light vinaigrette is paired with a perfectly prepared salmon filet. You order and pay at the counter, making it easy for a group to pay individually. Dine outside on their patio for a relaxing breeze!
5 / 5
I ordered the Turkey, Bacon, & Avocado sandwich, which came with avocado, bacon, smoked cheddar, Dijonnaise, mixed greens, and roasted red pepper spread on ciabatta bread. The ingredients were all fresh and delicious. I also enjoyed a cup of latte, which was equally satisfying. *One thing to note is that there's always a queue at the order counter. You'll need to line up to place your order and make payment first. Afterward, the staff will assign you a number, and your food will be delivered to your table. If you're dining with someone else, it's a good idea to have one person order the food while the other finds a table in the restaurant.
4 / 5
I came to meet someone here for brunch, and I was very underwhelmed by the food. I'm not sure how basic breakfast can be messed up, but it was. It seemed like they got the cheapest, thinnest bacon they could find. I was very disappointed because I make better bacon at home and the ham was disgusting. You have to pay upfront before getting your food, so I don't think you can get a refund if you dont like something. The only thing that was decent was the waffle. I dont know if I ordered the wrong thing or what, but my associate and I didn't enjoy the food here.
3 / 5
Great spot for brunch and outdoor seating since it stays shady and cool. Food is good but not great and a bit pricey
4 / 5
Chinese eatery & bar serving classic dishes in an unassuming storefront setting.
This place is super authentic and has a ton of spicy dishes. We got the dry pot and it was filled with so many different varieties of meats and veggies. Very salty and spicy though. The wintermelon soup is very homey. Overall, enjoyed it a lot and would like to come back when im craving hunan Chinese food.
5 / 5
I am writing this on behalf of my parents. My parents are in their sixties. They came to visit me from China. This restaurant happened to be the first restaurant they stopped by. Thinking that I was too busy to cook or eat, they ordered a take-out for me. After sitting there for half an hour without being helped, a waiter informed them that the dish they ordered was unavailable, but they could pick another one if they wanted. My parents revised their order and waited for another half an hour. Eventually they got the take-out, but it was lukewarm and oily. No apologies at all. Hope this review would help!
1 / 5
The food I ordered was the Hunan special. I expected it to be fantastic because it came highly recommended but it fell flat. First, there was only one waiter taking all of the orders so he had a hard time taking care of all of the take out and sit down orders. Next, when he brought out my soup it was luke warm. That all is not a good sign. The egg roll was piping hot and decent, but the main dish, chicken and spicy veggies, had no distinctive flavor. I could tell that the food was fresh and healthy, but it was not delicious. So, although it did not meet my expectations, I would definitely go back if I am dying to hacmve Chinese food and there are no other options.
3 / 5
Authentic Hunan cuisine. Two menus, one American and one in Chinese. Different items on each menu. We especially liked the fried rice from the Chinese menu, also the Hot Pot.
5 / 5
It's one of those Chinese restaurants that are best for casual gathering with family and friends. The food comes with decent quality and style. The waitresses are very friendly. I'd be happy to be there again next time I visit UC Davis campus.
4 / 5
Casual, bold-hued restaurant doling out counter-serve Thai food & snacks, plus beer, wine & sake.
A no-frill Thai restaurant. Had to say their happy hour from 4-6pm is really worth it. $5 on all appetizers and $3 for all beer. We only stayed for a quick bite and drink before heading to airport. Taste and ingredients of the dishes were quite authentic.
4 / 5
Quick friendly service. We got the duck fried rice , fried tofu and red curry. Duck was very flavorful and tasty. Tofu wasn’t soft like I’ve had in the past. Had a good texture, the sweet and sour sauce that came with it had a Smokey taste to it. Red curry was good. The portions are HUGE so come here hungry! You will leave happy. Only complaint would be it can get noisy in there especially with the kitchen noise.
5 / 5
The food here is incredible every time I come, I try to convince my cousin to come here every time I visit. This is my favorite Thai place in all of Davis. My favorite things to order here is the yellow curry, the session pumpkin curry, and the pad med mamuang.
5 / 5
Well went in after reading reviews for the first time. Poor veggie options. And ordered Tom YumnTofu soup and fried veggie rice. Taste of Tom yum: 1/10 Taste and amount of rice: no veggies and charged for tofu : 2/10 Free water: 10/10. I am.not coming again... this was not the thai Taste expected in The Downtown of Davis! Lastly the waiter couldn't even say thanks when I left ..only 2 people were dining... Also very expensive with the portion and taste.
1 / 5
Thai Canteen: I ordered the pad khing ($13) and an iced Thai tea ($4) for take-out. There is ample seating indoors (including bar stools around the counter area) as well as outside in the patio area. Relaxing atmosphere and plenty of seating with large tables, great for friend/family gatherings. Staff were attentive and friendly, they recommended rice dishes and personally came outside the restaurant with my order when it was ready (it took
4 / 5