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Flaming Grill Cafe

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2319 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, California, 95821-5610
United States

(916) 359-0840 | map
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Added by TheGaddrow on 12-15-2009

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
8
pDev:
9.2%
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of caplone
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Wide selection of different types of burgers (wild boar, ostrich, love beef, alligator, etc.) Their craft beer selection is not vast, but always a solid line up.

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Photo of Beerswag
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Kingsfan916
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Patrick777
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of seagull500
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is one of the hidden treasures of Sacramento. Great beer selection, real people, delicious food (a real carnivore's delight), and personable staff. No Axe-basted meatheads drinking Red Bull and (fill in hard alcohol flavor of the month) here. The vibe is friendly and casual, with a smattering of couples, families, work mates, etc. I had a liter of the Lagunitas IPA...tasty good, as usual, and bbq chicken sandy with garlic fries; both very good. Service was prompt; no complaints. Interestingly no wheat on tap or bottles. I had driven by this place a million times on the way home, but finally stopped in. Why didn't I come here earlier. Since the Sac Brewing Co. shut down a couple years ago, I've been longing for a good neighborhood beer fix. This, my dear, may be the ticket!

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Photo of VegasBill
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This Cafe is not in the best area of Sac. but it is only a few minutes off rte99. The decor, well there is none,it is outside seating under a metal roof and tent like walls with outdoor heaters.
The beer selection was good. 12 taps with mostly west coast micros and a decent bottle selection also. For food burgers rule here with sirloin,bison,yak etc.
Many years ago I was in far northwest China were Yak are common. I wanted to try the meat but I was only there two days and my meals were arranged by my host. I did get to look at one, what a ugly, dirty, stinky animal.
So at the Flaming Grille I tried the Yak burger, it was very tasty, but I was told this of course is domestic raised Yak. I also had the Carne Asada Fries, wow soo good.
For me this will now be a must stop when traveling through Sac.

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Photo of Lothore
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I would trade one of my kidneys for a burger here ... they are that good. They have about 10 taps and a large selection of bottles. I've seen lots of lagunitas, various other local stuff, stone seasonals, etc.. Really unpretentious and unassuming which is something I can't say for many other places with excellent beer. Even if you aren't drinking, the burgers alone warrant a long drive but add the beer to that and you have a deadly combination. Make sure to come hungry because the burgers are huge and the pours are cheap! The owner is really nice and there is one waitress that is there all the time who is extremely attentive.

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Photo of nerow
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Let me begin by saying: This resturant is in a questionable part of town. If you have trouble finding it it's next to a shop called "The Car Czar". Sketchy...

Ambiance reflects this somewhat sketchy neighborhood, it's a small interior counter and kitchen surrounded by aluminum siding and a fabric roof. Not much of a place that you would want to take someone you are trying to impress, but it's suited for the porpose of the resturant; to feed you and to get you beer.

Update: the last time that I went they had Double Bastard and Stone RIS on tap. I asked today and they replaced the Double Bastard with Ruination.

That being said, I love a restaurant where the first thing that they say to you is "Do you want a beer?" There beer selection was good, I noticed about 25-30 different bottles with 4-5 on tap. They carried everything from DFH (90 min and Midas Touch) to Maui Brewing (Coconut Porter), which was pretty impressive.

The food was incredible. Their burgers are simple creations, no pretentious, California style bullshit. About the most complicated thing one can get is a Mushroom-Swiss burger. The draw of this place comes more from the selection of meats, ranging from sirloin to llama and yak. I had a Mushroom-Swiss-Jalapeno yak-burger which was fucking incredible, they used fresh Jalapeno's which was a nice touch. It was probably the best burger I've had in CA recently (which includes Fathers Office). The Carne Asada Fries were mind-blowing.

Go.

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Flaming Grill Cafe in Sacramento, CA
Place rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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