AB Road Eats: Fresno


Kuppa Joy Coffee House: Cappuccino. I needed one badly and it was a great cup.

Cafe Corazon: The coffee was good, but I won’t lie. They also serve one heck of a cinnamon roll. As someone on my Facebook page said, “Finally, the icing-to-bun ratio is correct.” Exactly.


Batter Up Pancakes: I had just one single, perfect pancake here. I thought that was enough until the owner came over with their newest creation, the cinnamon swirl pancake. That thing is wrong in all the right ways.


The Chicken Pie Shop: When I’m on the road, I’m most grateful for the moments when I get to meet people like Gary. I hung out with Gary who’s been making excellent chicken pies at The Chicken Pie Shop for 60 years.

Dusty Buns: This is what happens when a truck does brick-and-mortar right. My bun was dusty. And you want them to be that way. Nice job, guys.


Dog House Grill: My first stop in Fresno brought me to Dog House for their famous tri-tip sandwich. I can see why the place is so popular.


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    Griddle Me This – Waffle Sandwiches. Makes my tastebuds dance
    Benaddition – Eggs Benedict Sanwiches, and other amazing breakfast foods
    Go to a Food Truck CartHop – Try Meltdown Bistro, Flat Bottom Grills
    For drinks, go to Teazer.
    Desert – Ampersand Ice Cream

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    You need to stop at Schoolhouse Tavern in Sanger. The chef is outstanding and will not disappoint. He uses fresh local ingredients some of which are grown on the restaurant grounds. It’s a must try while your here.

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    All agree wilh all the post Suggesting Schoolhouse tavern in Sanger. The owners are fantastic and hands on. You feel like family and Chef Jackson’s cooking is some of the best I have ever had and I am a self proclaimed and well traveled foodie. It’s a miss if you don’t stop here!

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    Misty Jordan

    Schoolhouse restaurant and tavern in sanger!! Amazing food-locally sourced when possible (they even have their own small garden), very cool atmosphere and outdoor seating as well. Homemade ketchup and sauces, from-scratch beverage mixes, and the list goes on!!!!

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    Shari E

    Here’s the real dish on our diverse city. For Mexican food, you’ve got to get to a Sal’ and try the Fancy Burito.. The original one, where it all started, is in Selma, but there are other locations which might work better into your schedule. Make your way to George’s in the Downtown area or North Fresno. I love to sit at the counter at the Downtown location. Get the Lulu wrap. If Chinese food is what your craving, don’t pass up a chance to meet Karen at Jimy Wen’s. Everything on their menu screams fresh and delicious.

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    Doghouse is such a Fresno move, it’s good, but not the first place I think of to eat for out of town visitors. Again, good, but the Tri Tip is painfully overrated. Benediction for sure is a good spot. If you truly want to experience Fresno County, our roots as an agriculture powerhouse, and the current trend of Farm to table, which isn’t a trendy thing at all around here, it’s everyday life for a lot of us, then hands down the Schoolhouse Restaurant and Tavern in Sanger is the spot. Take the word of myself and everyone else on here when we say the Schoolhouse is ROCKIN’! The Chef and staff is definitely “cutthroat” when it comes to offering the best. Let me know if you put it on the agenda and the first drink is on me!!! Well, on my bill anyway.

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    Penny Nicholas

    I think you should defiantly stop in at the SchoolHouse Restaurant & Tavern, located in Sanger CA. Highway 180 @ Frankwood. It is the best place in town and you must try the meatloaf!!! It is one of my favorites.

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    You have to visit Schoolhouse Restaurant and Tavern
    You can’t go wrong with anything you order…food or drinks! Everything has Fresh ingredients so you can’t go wrong. Their Bloody Mary is the best by far

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    Jon Koobation

    School House Restaurant & Tavern – Chef Ryan Jackson and his culinary team are dedicated professionals in their craft to bring you a memorable dining experience. Front of the house extraordinaire, Michelle Jackson and her staff will not disappoint either. Chef Jackson is a Culinary Rock Star in the valley.

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    Jayne Wright

    You have to stop at The Dog House Grill. Their tri tip sandwhiches and Tacos are The best in town. Everyone that works there is a college student working their way through college. They also have the best onion rings and homemade BBQ sauce, homemade salsa, and homemade ranch dressing. For 8.00 bucks you can get a Tritip Taco and Onion rings. The taco is only 5.00. For triptip that is reasonable. Better than any fastfood place. Hope you check it out and enjoy. God Bless.

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