The 10 Best Restaurants In Fresno, California

Eureka's Signature Dishes | Courtsey of Alexia Penna
Eureka's Signature Dishes | Courtsey of Alexia Penna
Photo of Ross Walker
9 February 2017

Fresno’s restaurant scene is surprisingly diverse. From up-market dining to a bargain meal, here’s our guide to top notch food in Fresno, California.

Dog House Grill | © David Prasad/Flickr

Dog House Grill

The Dog House Grill is Fresno’s go to spot for burgers and barbecue: try the ABC, or the ‘Avocado, Bacon, and Jack Cheese.’ Beyond burgers, Dog House serves BBQ classics like tri-tip, pork ribs, and grilled chicken. We recommend trying one of their special sandwiches like the Craggier, a grilled chicken sandwich served with lots of veggies, BBQ sauce, and melted jack cheese.
Address and Phone Number: 2789 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710 (559) 294-9920

Phoenician Garden Mediterranean Bar and Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
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Phoenician Garden is one of the best spots for Mediterranean food in Fresno. The cuisine tends toward Greek, with lots of vegetables and juicy meats. Highlights include the hummus shawarma appetizer, the falafel wrap, and the spicy chicken entree. Deserts are good too: Phoenician Garden serve amazing baklava and other Mediterranean treats.

Hunan Chinese Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian, $$$
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Hunan Chinese Restaurant is said to have such high quality food that the chefs could hold their own with Chinese restaurants in San Francisco and New York. The main difference between Hunan and the restaurants in NYC and SF, though, is the prices are much better in Fresno! Order the Mongolian beef, the jellyfish wasabi salad, and the sweet and sour pork.

Pismo’s Coastal Grill

It’s tough to find seafood in the Central Valley, but Pismo’s Coastal Grill will have you thinking you are right on the coast. Pismo’s styles itself after the Central Coast’s seafood shacks, and it will not disappoint. We recommend ordering a few appetizers for the table, like the fried snapper bites and the seafood ceviche. For your entree, try the lobster tail or the pan seared scallops and crab cake combo.
Address and Phone Number: 7937 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 439-9463

Eureka's Signature Dishes | Courtsey of Alexia Penna

Eureka’s Signature Dishes | Courtsey of Alexia Penna

Eureka! Fresno

Eureka! serves some of the most creative burgers around alongside other remixed American classics. Eureka is one of the places you’ll want to order an appetizer or two, and the standouts are the Golden Ale Mussels and the Osso Buco Riblets. If you’re still hungry enough for a burger, try the Fresno Fig Burger or the Pearl Street Blues Burger.
Address and Phone Number: 7775 N Palm Ave #106, Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 320-1300

Diana's Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, $$$
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Diana's Restaurant, Fresno
Diana's Restaurant, Fresno | © Andres Rodriguez/Flickr
Diana’s Restaurant is a local favorite in Fresno, though its understated name and appearance would suggest it’s nothing special. The restaurant is very small and is located in a shopping center, but it serves some of the best Armenian food in Northern California. We recommend one of the lamb dishes — the meat will fall right off of the bone.