Fanny Ann’s Saloon
The RSB guys were ready for another burger, so we decided to head to Old Sacramento to try the “World Famous Burgers” at Fanny Ann’s Saloon, a unique 5-story old-world style saloon with some very interesting decorations, and also a game room complete with shooting games and pinball machines. Upon entering the saloon at street level, which is actually the 3rd of the 5 stories, you walk to the back, to the kitchen window to place your order from the extensive burger selection. I ordered the Pastrami Burger which was outside the box for me. It was very tasty, a little overcooked but I wasn’t asked how I wanted it cooked either. The other orders included an Island Burger (aka teriyaki burger complete with slice of pineapple), a Big Papa Burger (topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, onion ring and bar-be-que sauce), and last, but not least, our RSB control burger (bacon & cheddar). All burgers turned out to be overcooked, but still very tasty.
After ordering, the next step is to find a place to sit. With a bar on almost every level, there is not really a bad seat in the house, especially since they have many booths and tables located on all 5 levels.
As far as refreshment, they have Sierra Nevada on tap, they also have Black Diamond IPA, and happy hour was $1-off draft beer and $1 you call it shots. Cool deal!
Just a little note, if you’ve never been to Old Sacramento, or it’s been a long time since you were there last, take some quarters with you to pay for parking in the old style meters. I hear parking tickets in Sacramento have gone up quite a bit.