Davis, California has gone through amazing growth that has helped create a distinct culinary scene in Yolo County. Today, the University of California at Davis community and lifelong locals can enjoy different settings and flavors at affordable prices. We at the Spoke know how difficult it can be to decide on what restaurant to eat at. That’s why we decided to share our list of the best restaurants in town. The following is a list of the top restaurants to dine out in Davis, California:

Woodstock’s Pizza Davis

Undoubtedly the best pizza restaurant in Davis, Woodstock’s Pizza has much more to offer than just food. This local grub spot features great topping selections, deals, and fun activities and events for customers. Whether you’re stopping by for the pizza or the weekly events (Bingo, Trivia Nights, Live Music, etc.), you’re always going to end up in a family-friendly zone. Every day is a great day to stop by Woodstock’s to enjoy tasty grub and some good company.

Another great quality about Woodstock’s is the continuous community involvement the restaurant has throughout the years. From local charity to special events, the restaurant has continued to show support throughout the years.

Restaurant Style: Pizza

Location: 219 G St, Davis, CA 95616

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Perks

  • Alcoholic Selections
  • Delivery
  • Happy Hour Drinks
  • Happy Hour Food
  • Live Music
  • Vegetarian Options

Local Favorites

  • Chicken Wings
  • Customized Pizza
  • Ham and Pineapple Pizza

Tips and Tricks

If you’re looking to get the most for your buck and have a great time, you should stop by Woodstock’s on a Friday or Saturday night. You’ll be able to enjoy the free music and a great environment in the Davis nightlife. You can also dodge heavy customer traffic by ordering for delivery or stopping by Woodstock’s before 4 p.m. any day.

Sam’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Next off on our list of the best restaurants in Davis is a Greek delight. Sam’s Mediterranean Cuisine is an excellent spot to try out some foreign recipes at at an affordable cost. The Mediterranean is known for having the best Gyro and lamb recipes and this restaurant is not an exception. Sam’s always makes sure the ingredients are fresh and give daily specials for everyone to enjoy. Apart from the good food and service, Sam’s also has great outdoor seating where you can enjoy the perfect meal during the spring.

Restaurant Style: Mediterranean Restaurant

Location: 301 B St, Davis, CA 95616

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Perks

  • Daily Specials
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Selections

Local Favorites

  • Kabobs
  • Shawarma

Tips and Tricks

The busiest time of the day at Sam’s is during lunch. It’s a bit more difficult to get a good seat during that time so try dining in after 3 p.m. if you want a more private setting.

Burgers and Brew

Burgers and Brew is a popular Californian that has brought plenty of good food to Davis. Along with the great tasting food, Burgers and Brew also offers various craft beers. Burgers and Brews’ knowledge in craft beer it even brews some of its own! Another great quality of this restaurant is the great outdoor seating that is perfect for any season. There’s always a great environment that’s popular with the UC Davis community and other locals.

Restaurant Style: Burger Joint

Location: 403 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616

Restaurant Hours

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Perks

  • Alcoholic Selections
  • Happy Hour Drinks
  • Happy Hour Food
  • Organic Selections
  • Outdoor Seating

Local Favorites

  • Gladiator Fries
  • Rootbeer Floats
  • Spicy Guacamole Burger

Tips and Tricks

Dinner time is usually the busiest time of the day, and the best time to make sure you get a good seat is around lunch. You also can’t miss out on trying the Gladiator Fries that go perfectly alongside a milkshake or float.

Taqueria Guadalajara Grill

Head over to any of the two convenient Taqueria Guadalajara Grills if you’re looking for the best Mexican restaurants in Davis. Taqueria Guadalajara serves an extended menu full of traditional Mexican-American dishes. You can challenge yourself and try something spicy or order any of the flavorful dishes on the menu. From tasty mojarra (fish) to Mexican-style nachos, every dish has its own Mexican twist that will surprise your taste buds. Taqueria Guadalajara also prepares great margaritas and other popular Mexican drinks to chase down the food.

Restaurant Style: Mexican Restaurant

Locations

  • 417 Mace Blvd # A, Davis, CA 95618
  • 640 W Covell Blvd. Suite E, Davis, CA 95616

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Perks

  • Alcohol Selections
  • Catering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Selections

Local Favorites

  • Mexican Flavored Meats
  • Mexican Nachos
  • Super Giant Burritos

Tips and Trips

Lunch and dinner times are always the busiest hours of the day at both locations, but every bite is worth the wait. Just don’t be afraid to try something new and you’ll end up having a fun experience at the taqueria.

Paesanos

Paesanos is a great affordable for upscale restaurants. From the back of the house to the front, the service and passion is visible from all angles. This Italian spot prepares gourmet pizzas, pastas, and serves fine wine to perfect your meal. Every meal on the menu is handcrafted to give it the authentic Italian taste everyone loves. The restaurant also has a relaxed environment with dimmed lights that makes it a comfortable setting. Paesanos is a great place to eat during a romantic date or a nice family dinner.

Restaurant Style: Italian Restaurant

Location: 139 G St, Davis, CA 95616

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Perks

  • Happy Hour Drinks
  • Happy Hour Food
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Reservations
  • Vegetarian Options

Local Favorites

  • Fried Ravioli
  • Pizzas
  • Prawn Scampi

Tips and Trips

Paesanos is a fairly popular dinner spot. Try dining in a little earlier or closer to closing time to avoid a longer wait. We highly suggest you visit Paesanos with a small group so you can share the different varieties of great tasting food.

Crepeville

The best breakfast restaurant in Davis is Crepeville. This breakfast spot serves the city’s favorite breakfast recipes in large portions. Crepeville features signature burgers, delicious Crepes, salads, sandwiches, soups, and mouth-watering pasta to satisfy your cravings. Crepeville also serves popular fruit-infused drinks that help provide a healthy alternative to juice and soda. The restaurant conveniently located minutes away from UC Davis and has great specials.

Restaurant Style: Breakfast Restaurant

Location: 330 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Perks

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Selections

Local Favorites

  • French Toast
  • Nutella Crepes
  • Raspberry Blitz

Tips and Trips

Breakfast time at Crepeville can almost always guarantee a longer wait. If you’re looking to dodge some customer traffic, try picking up some food or dining in after lunch time when the restaurant is less busy.

Fish’s Wild Island Grill

This great restaurant in Davis has great modern interpretations of classic dishes and insists on only using high quality ingredients. Fish Wild Island Grill is the perfect spot to enjoy tasty seafood at low prices and quality service. Every serving is served in large portions that will keep anyone happy. The restaurant also has a neatly decorated environment that helps make it a great spot to enjoy a peaceful meal.

Restaurant Style: Seafood Restaurant

Location: 516 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Perks

  • Fireplace
  • Healthy Options
  • Online Ordering

Local Favorites

  • Fried Baskets
  • Steamed Baskets
  • Taco Combos

Tips and Trips

Fish’s Island Grill usually has plenty of daily customer traffic. We highly suggest that you order online and pick up your food if you are in a rush. Otherwise, it is alway a great spot to dine in and enjoy a meal with some company.

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