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10 Must-Try Restaurants In Fresno, CA

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Emilia
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The southern portion of California’s Central Valley has an abundant agriculture activity, resulting in an amazing variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. In combination with the different communities that have made Fresno their home, this creates the perfect scenario for a diverse and vibrant restaurant scene, where the identity of the chefs is reflected in kitchens and the best ingredients are put into play.

In a city where arts and creativity are highlighted along with gorgeous parks and gardens, it is possible to add the impressive gastronomy to the list of reasons why Fresno is worth a visit. Take a look at the best 10 restaurants for you to enjoy great meals and atmosphere in Fresno.

1. Diana's Restaurant

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This is not only the best Persian and Armenian restaurant in Fresno, but also one of the most suitable for family gatherings in town. Diana’s Restaurant, while being a rather small venue and offering quite inexpensive prices, is established as one of the best cuisines of that kind of ethnic food in Northern California. Their hummus might be one of the best you will have in your life, and any lamb dish is not to be missed as well.

Diana's Restaurant

Address: 3050 W Shaw Ave Ste 106, Fresno, California, USA

Facebook page: Diana’s Restaurant

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2. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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Meat lovers will find their paradise in Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a restaurant chain with venues all over the United States. Their Fresno location is on the Fashion Fair Mall and serves aged prime beef cuts that have made a reputation across the nation. In a perfect match with their passion for meat, there is a selection of award-winning wines by the glass and over 80 labels that feature American boutique wines and famous international brands.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Address: 639 East Shaw Avenue, Suite 149, Fresno, California, USA

Website: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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3. Pismo's Coastal Grill

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With an open air feel and a seaside decor and atmosphere, Pismo’s Coastal Grill aims to provide their guests with quality seafood, which can be hard to find in the Californian Central Valley. It can be difficult to pick a dish among the many fresh sea wonders they offer, but the Calamari Steak and the Seafood Ceviche never disappoint.

Pismo's Coastal Grill

Address: 7937 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, California, USA

Website: Pismo’s Coastal Grill

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4. Sal's Mexican Restaurant - Fresno

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With venues also in Selma and Madera, Sal’s Mexican Restaurant has been serving traditional Mexican cuisine in the Central Valley since 1942. A family spirit and a welcoming atmosphere create a nice space to delight in dishes like chimichangas or enchiladas, always prepared with love and a history behind. They have a lovely outdoor patio to enjoy their plates, that can be accompanied by delicious margaritas.

Sal's Mexican Restaurant - Fresno

Address: 7476 N. Fresno St, Fresno, California, USA

Website: Sal’s Mexican Restaurant - Fresno

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5. Dog House Grill

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The ultimate sports bar in Fresno, Dog House Grill specializes in BBQ classics and good vibes. Their menu has great options to savor while watching a game, with different burgers and special sandwiches as the highlights. If you want to try one of the locals’ favorites, you can order the tri-tip steak sandwich, a sliced tri-tip with BBQ sauce on a French roll.

Dog House Grill

Address: 2789 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, California, USA

Website: Dog House Grill

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6. Yosemite Ranch

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As one of the best steak houses in town, Yosemite Ranch has consistently served high quality meat in Fresno for over ten years. They offer a casual space where families and friends can get together to enjoy great steaks at more affordable prices than other traditional venues. Their unique flavor lays on having each steak aged for 21 days and then grilled over coastal red oak. Make sure to check their drinks menu for the perfect companion to your tasty order.

Yosemite Ranch

Address: 1520 E. Champlain Drive, Fresno, California, USA

Website: Yosemite Ranch

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7. Starving Artists Bistro

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If you are in the mood for some live music, Starving Artists Bistro is where to go. They focus on providing a space for Fresno’s artists, musicians, and performers to share their passion with the guests. While doing so, this great restaurant delivers fantastic food that matches perfectly with the creative atmosphere that runs the place. The menu features classics like macaroni and cheese with bacon or tender short ribs and they have a full selection of wine and spirits.

Starving Artists Bistro

Address: 9447 N. Fort Washington, Fresno, California, USA

Website: Starving Artists Bistro

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8. The Annex Kitchen

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The main inspiration in Italian restaurant The Annex Kitchen locally sources seasonal produce from farmers throughout Central California. The result is a rustic and flavorful cuisine that truly reflects the recipes of Italy, like the house made pastas or pizzas baked in a wood burning oven. The wonderfulness of the dishes are matched with an excellent service from the staff and a trendy decor.

The Annex Kitchen

Address: 2257 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, California, USA

Website: The Annex Kitchen

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9. Parma

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Another superb choice for Italian food is Parma, where owner and manager Elena Corsini Mastro aims to provide a special and personalized experience. The traditional cuisine, with homemade pasta and great wine serves as a fantastic scenario for a romantic evening. In addition, the lovely patio is a good option for lunch too.

Parma

Address: 6729 N. Palm, Fresno, California, USA

Website: Parma

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10. Eureka!

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The American classics are reinvented in Eureka!, a place where the nice decor asks for good company to taste the inventive offers in the menu. Their specialty is gourmet burgers, where the bison ones takes the cake. The flavors are all American, filled with spirit, and can be top with the craft beers in the house.

Eureka!

Address: 7775 N Palm Ave Ste 106, Fresno, California, USA

Facebook: Eureka!

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Amazing gastronomy in California's Central Valley

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From the soul of different communities to the classical all-American, Fresno has the best restaurants to be delighted with fantastic service and great food. Have a nice meal!

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When she is not backpacking round the globe, Emilia Lugo works as a Digital Content Specialist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She considers herself a museum geek and loves destinations that can take...Read more

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