Best of Folsom 2005
Best Breakfast: Gold Miner Cafe
Gold Miner Café doesn’t seem to be losing any steam in this town! For the third year in a row, Gold Miner takes home the honor of being home to the best breakfast in town. Most MyFolsom.com netizens are happy with great food, generous portions, and reasonable process. Who can have a problem with that? Nobody, which is why they are a landslide victor in this category.
426 E Bidwell St Folsom, CA 95630
Best Burgers: Red Robin
It seems easy to find a good burger joint in Folsom, but Red Robin was easily the favorite throughout the community for the second year in a row. Red Robin doesn’t sway far from their signature burger line – it’s what they do best! Many MyFolsom.com netizens were very impressed with the family atmosphere as well as great food.
1018 Riley St Folsom, CA 95630
Best Pizza: Chicago Fire
It’s no wonder Chicago Fire is expanding… business is booming, and word of mouth is officially out. For the second year in a row, Chicago Fire brings home the prize for best pizza in Folsom. Their Chicago-style pizza is always delicious, and as a MyFolsom.com netizen proclaims, “Forget New York-style! Chicago’s where its at!”
614 Sutter St Folsom, CA 95630
Best Chinese Food: China House
If you want a great lunch at a reasonable price, China House is the place to go. Whether you crave Hot & Sour Soup or Sweet & Sour Pork, this is an excellent place to get Chinese any day of the week. MyFolsom.com columnist Mike Volkin proclaims… “I would have the General’s Chicken for breakfast if it was socially acceptable”. Too bad it’s not, because it’s darn tasty!
711 E Bidwell St #5 Folsom, CA 95630
Best Mexican Food: Q’ Bole
A newcomer to Folsom, Q’Bole has instantly attracted a substantial following. What makes them so special? Great food, great margaritas, and a great patio. What else could you want? One MyFolsom.com netizen proclaims that Q’Bole instantly adds that “hip, classy restaurant perfect for dates, clients, or just drinks on the patio. We agree!
705 Gold Lake Drive # 200 Folsom, CA 95630
Best Fresh Mex: Baja Fresh
Ask any Intel employee where “Baja” is, and they probably won’t tell you it’s south of the California border… it’s across the street, at Baja Fresh. Baja Fresh presents a wide variety of healthy choices for lunch, and it’s no wonder why the Intel crowd flocks here at lunch – it’s good and usually good for you!
Honorable Mention: Rubio’s
1870 Prairie City Rd Folsom, CA 95630
Best Cultural Cuisine: Thai Siam
If you have never tasted Thai food, you are in for a treat, because Thai Siam is one of the best Thai restaurants in the valley. Thai Siam on Gold Lake Drive has been well known for a variety of delicious dishes, but if you are a first timer, we recommend the Thai BBQ Chicken or garlic calamari. Yum!
705 Gold Lake Dr Folsom, CA 95630
Best American Food: Bailey’s
Tucked away in a little strip mall on East Bidwell, you’ll walk in to this place and realize it’s a first-class facility. If you are looking for a dry martini, excellent seafood, or a good steak, this place is where to go. If Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra lived in Folsom, this is where they’d hang out. It’s a pretty hip place!
Honorable Mention: BJ’s Restaurant Brewery
312 East Bidwell St. Folsom, CA 95630
Best European Food: Bidwell Street Bistro
“The Bistro”, as many MyFolsomites call it, takes a page out of Paris and creates the ambiance of a classy, yet unassuming restaurant. A repeat winner in the “Best of Folsom”, it’s no wonder you’ll need reservations on the weekends. It’s a nice place, eh? Pardon our poor French accent.
1004 E Bidwell St Folsom, CA 95630
Best Ice Cream: Tasty Time
Tasty Time is perhaps one of the most beloved family businesses in Folsom… whether they are at Thursday Night Market, Folsom Live, or at one of their 2 Folsom locations, there’s no denying why they are so popular. Their ice cream is delicious! Stop by and let them know you heard about them from MyFolsom.com!
Honorable Mention: Snook’s
1870 Prairie City Rd Ste 300 Folsom, CA 95630
Best Lunch Spot: La Bou
Breakfast or Lunch, La Bou is where it’s at! La Bou has been well known for healthy sandwiches, and great soups. It’s no wonder people jam in to both La Bou bakeries in Folsom. Their soup & salad combo is filling and delicious!
13385 Folsom Blvd # 900 Folsom, CA 95630
Best Sushi: Taiko Sushi
This Folsom newcomer did not take long to establish a following! In less than a year in Folsom, Taiko has vaulted to the top of Folsom residents’ lists for good sushi. We recommend their California roll, always popular with sushi aficionados!
2700 East Bidwell Ste. 100 Folsom, CA 95630
Best Sandwiches: Beach Hut Deli
Beach Hut Deli (formerly Beach House) is fast becoming a “must eat” for locals and out-of-towners alike. For the second year in a row, Beach Hut takes top prize for sammiches. Looking for a fat sandwich, something that you’ll end up taking home and eating for dinner as well? May we recommend the Surfer Bird, or the Surfin’ Cow. It’s like, awesome. Totally. 411 Blue Ravine Rd Folsom, CA 95630
Best Coffee Bar: Bella Bru
Bella Bru did it again, scoring its third “Best of Folsom” award in a row. It’s a threepeat! So what makes Bella Bru so special? The friendly staff, yummy pastries, delicious breakfast items, and of course, great coffee. Grab a paper, a cup of joe, and a pastry – Bella Bru will make you want to visit every morning.
1115 E. Bidwell St Folsom, CA 95630
Best French Fries: Red Robin
Also winner of the “Best Burger” in Folsom, Red Robin rounds out the plate with the best fries in town. A few MyFolsom netizens explained that it’s the reason they come to Red Robin – their bottomless fries. It’s almost a shame their burgers are so filling, as the fries are delicious all on their own!
Honorable Mention: McDonald’s
1018 Riley St Folsom, CA 95630
Best Desserts: Ettore’s
For the second year in a row, Ettore’s is home to one of the best dessert shops in town. This says a lot, considering some of the competition! The pastries alone are worth the visit. If you are in the mood to satisfy your sweet tooth, Ettore’s is a must-visit.
Honorable Mention: Tahoe Joe’s
510 Natoma Station Drive Folsom, CA 95630
Best Fast Food: JimBoy’s
“Oh Boy! Jimboy’s!” Jimboys may be very popular because it’s really only around in the Sacramento area. Though they are a local chain, it’s easy to see why they thrive… their food is awesome. MyFolsom netizens recommend the “El Gordo” taco, or a Super Burrito, which is more than enough to feed an army!
708 E. Bidwell St Folsom, CA 95630
Best Chain Restaurant: BJ’s Restaurant Brewery
BJ’s was a smash hit from the day they’ve opened in Folsom. Evenings still command a significant wait to get a table, but the food is so worth it. The pizza is incredible, the desserts are out of this world. In the mood for a dessert that’s worth the extra calories? Order a “Pizzookie”. Trust us!
2730 East Bidwell Street Folsom, CA 95630