Jamie's Bar & Grille
427 Broadway (btwn 3rd & 5th St)
Sacramento, CA 95818
Don't be fooled by the divey exterior: Jamie's Broadway Grille, while shabby in appearance, is one of the best old-school spots in Sacramento for cheap drinks and a solid American dinner. It was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for its braised chuck roast, and its meats, both in-house smoked and braised, are out of this world. Jamie's seafood is also worth a trip -- a daily special board features fresh catches -- and the clam chowder is the self-proclaimed (and critic-approved) best in town.