Chico restaurants

Ice Cream in Chico

Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy

Five generations of Shuberts have produced delicious homemade ice cream, chocolates and confections for more than 75 years at this beloved pastel-colored Chico landmark. The flavors change with the season; consider …
Pub Food in Chico

Sierra Nevada Taproom & Restaurant

What's on tap is the main draw at the on-site restaurant of the Sierra Nevada Brewery Company. This genuine Chico destination is great for downing brews but lacks ambience – the huge, loud dining room is basically a…
Californian in Chico

Leon Bistro

When the most ordinary thing on the menu is a wagyu beef burger with bacon-onion marmalade, you know you're in for something nice. Chef Ann Leon cooked in several fine kitchens before opening her namesake restaurant…
American in Chico

5th Street Steakhouse

This is where college kids take their visiting parents. It features crisp white tablecloths, steaks tender enough to cut with a reproachful look, and occasional live jazz loud enough to drown out any disapproval.
American in Chico

Red Tavern

The Red Tavern is one of Chico’s favorite fine-dining experiences, with a sophisticated menu that uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients. On Sundays, it offers a delicious brunch and family-style dinners.
Cafe in Chico

Sin of Cortez

The service won’t win awards for speed, but this local favorite draws both vegetarian and omnivorous mobs with its burly breakfast plates. Order anything with the soy chorizo.
Mexican in Chico

El Paisa Taco Truck

Debate about which of Chico’s taco trucks is best can quickly lead to fisticuffs, but the smoky carnitas tacos served at this mobile kitchen are a dream.
Market in Chico

Chico Certified Farmers Market

Rain or shine, this excellent open-air market brings in the best from the valley, artisanal baked goods and coffee.
Burgers in Chico


Simply put, the Nobby Burger, topped with a crispy fried blanket of cheese and crispier, thick bacon, is a heart attack. Worth it? Probably. This place is so tiny, you’ll likely have to stand. Cash only.
Pizza in Chico

Celestino’s Live from New York Pizza

A convincing imitation of ‘real’ New York pizza, it serves thin-crust pizzas and playful variations like the meaty Godfather. There's a budget slice-n-a-soda lunch for $4.75.