Description of lunch with friends at the Limelight Social Club (previously known as the Limelight Bar & Cafe) in East Sacramento.
Two friends recently asked if I was free to join them that same day at the Limelight Social Club for lunch. They were going to be in the neighborhood and wanted to check it out after reading my recent review. They had been driving past the Limelight for years thinking that it was just a cardroom!
See related blog post: Limelight Bar and Cafe
Prior to meeting them I checked online to see if the new Limelight Social Club website was up and running. Last I checked the new website was in transition, so I was unable to link it to my previous blog post.
That day the website for the Limelight Social Club was live – but there was no menu to be found. The website is currently cardroom-centric. Not much help if you want to, for example, check out the weekend brunch menu. Regardless, I have linked to the new website as I imagine the menu will be added at some point.
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The Limelight Social Club parking lot was nearly full, so I decided to park across the street in the Safeway parking lot. As I found out afterwards, my friends had done the same.
The two of them were already seated and sipping wine when I arrived. I ordered the same (Twisted Chardonnay $5.50) and we chatted while looking over the menu. There were actually two menus – the regular menu I was familiar with, as well as a separate menu listing the “specials” for each day of the week.
When the waitress came to the table to take our order I mentioned to her that there was no online menu on the new website. She was surprised, and said she would mention the issue to the manager.
One friend ordered the Tuna Melt ($11.00) with a bowl of the soup of the day – tomato and basil. The lunch items we ordered included soup, salad or fries – but she was changed an additional $1 for the bowl v. cup of soup.
My second friend ordered the Cheeseburger with fries ($12.25). The burger was $11.50 and the cheddar cheese an additional 75 cents. I have to admit, I could not help thinking about the $6 Limelight Special 60th Anniversary Cheeseburger I had enjoyed during my previous visit.
I ordered the Cheesesteak Sandwich with a side salad ($14.00). Having grown up on the East Coast, I am pretty picky when it comes to cheesesteak sandwiches – but it had been a long time since I last ordered one and I was in the mood.
The tomato and basil soup was said to be delicious. The tuna melt was a very hefty sandwich. My friend made a point in saying that it had just the “right” amount of mayo. If you like Tuna Melt’s you know there is nothing worse than a Tuna Melt drowning in mayo.
The cheeseburger and fries were enjoyed, and my friend still had room enough to order dessert – so he ordered the Brownie Sundae ($5). I tried a spoonful, and it was chocolatey goodness.
I enjoyed my Cheesesteak Sandwich. While not the best I have ever had (I have had many over the years) it was good. The roll was soft, the meat was tender, and the green pepper and onions were cooked just right. The cheese was melted nicely on top – but there definitely needed to be more of it!
The Limelight is a fixture in the neighborhood, and will always just be the “Limelight” – regardless of what the current owners decide to call it!
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Limelight Social Club Snapshot:
- 1014 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816
- (916) 446-2236
- Parking Lot and On Street Parking
- Covered Patio
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