Description and review of Roc & Sol Diner, an American diner with a retro vibe serving breakfast all day as well as traditional diner fare.
A Bit of Background
Roc & Sol Diner opened in November, 2022. It is the newest venture of the Haines Brothers, Matt and Fred. The Haines Brothers also own Susie Burger and Wildwood Kitchen & Bar. The two were also the owners of the now closed 33rd Street Bistro, an East Sacramento restaurant that was a favorite of mine.
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Roc & Sol is located in the building that had previously been the long-time home of Waffle Square Country Kitchen. The building, situated near the R Street Corridor, has gone through an extensive remodel. Both the exterior and interior of Roc & Sol are covered with colorful and fanciful murals – unlike a traditional diner setting. Flat screen TVs adorn the walls.
I had never dined at the Waffle Square Country Kitchen, but an acquaintance tells me that they kept the original seating (counter and booths).
Additionally, Roc & Sol is home to a gaming room that hosts College E-Sports International (CESI) tournaments.
Of note, Roc and Sol has a parking lot, a rarity in the neighborhood.
Roc & Sol Dinner
A friend and I recently enjoyed an early dinner prior to the theatre at Roc & Sol. As a big fan of the now closed 33rd Street Bistro, I was excited to learn that the long-time chef of 33rd Street Bistro was now heading up the Roc & Sol kitchen.
The Roc & Sol menu offers soups, salads, sandwiches, and a few desserts as well as breakfast all day. “Anytime” menu items include fish & chips, meatloaf, chicken fried steak, chicken pot pie and pot roast.
Roc & Sol has a Kids Menu and also offers Weekly Specials such as “Sunday Prime Rib” and “Wednesday Burger Night”.
It was Tuesday Taco night, so I ordered the Tuesday Taco Special (three tacos (choice of chicken or beef), avocado cream, vera cruz salsa) ($12), along with a glass of Chardonnay ($8).
My friend, who also ordered a glass of wine, ordered the Chop Chop Salad (romaine, smoked turkey, wine salami, Provolone cheese, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, Garbanzo beans, creamy Balsamic vinaigrette) ($14).
Our pleasant and friendly server took very good care of us, bringing us our orders in short order as we had let her know that we were going to the theatre. She also came back and checked on us and refilled our water glasses.
My taco plate consisted of two beef and one chicken taco, as requested. Both meats were flavorful, but the beef, chicken and the tortillas were a bit on the greasy side. The avocado cream, etc. brightened up the dish.
The Chop Chop Salad was said to be tasty, although my friend noted that it seemed to be missing the Provolone cheese. On the negative side, the salad was overdressed, although my friend said she would rather have too much dressing as opposed to too little. My personal preference is just the opposite. Ordering salad dressing on the side would take care of that issue.
To Sum Up
To sum up, one would be hard put not to find something on the menu that appeals to them. I very much liked the vibe at Roc & Sol, and the prices are very reasonable. Both my friend and I agreed that we wanted to return to try some of the other menu items.
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Roc & Sol Diner Snapshot:
- 1825 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
- (916) 848-0040
- Sunday – Thursday (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.); Friday & Saturday (8:00 a.m. to Midnight)
- Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
- 3% Kitchen Gratuity
- Full Bar
- Parking Lot
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