(Last UPDATED 12/27/2021) Description and review of Station 16 Seafood Restaurant and Bar located in Midtown Sacramento, CA.
Station 16 Seafood Restaurant and Bar is a fairly new addition to Midtown Sacramento. A friend and I planned to have a bite to eat before we went to the theatre, and as Station 16 is both new and conveniently located near the theatre it was a natural choice.
Station 16 replaces the Sapporo Grill, but only the comfy red booths remain to remind you of that fact. Station 16 is a large modern venue, with high ceilings and lots of natural light. All in all – very attractive.
Station 16 has a full bar, and while I personally am not a big fan of raw oysters I would be remiss if I did not mention that it also boasts a fresh raw oyster bar.
We arrived at Station 16 in time for “happy hour” (M-F 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) much to our delight. To start, we ordered the Sangria ($5). Two types of Sangria were on the happy hour menu – mango and berry. We both agreed that we preferred the Mango Sangria.
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All happy hour small plates are $6. We ordered and enjoyed the Galbi ribs, grilled fish tacos, and the cheesy tots. My friend, who is not a big fan of fish tacos, made a point of saying how much she enjoyed them.
When we left for the short walk to the theatre we vowed to visit Station 16 for happy hour again in the near future.
Station 16 Revisited
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There were three of us, and we all ordered a glass of the house wine ($5). From the Happy Hour menu we ordered the grilled fish tacos, cheesy tots, shrimp cocktail and the wings. This was the first time I had tried the wings and shrimp cocktail. The sweet-chili sauce on the wings was very tasty, and I decided that the cocktail sauce was “almost” as good as mine.
While happy hour is a really good deal, I should mention that the Station 16 menu has a number of shareable small dishes and other entrees. A number of them appealed to me – so I plan to go back for lunch and/or dinner soon.
Both times I have been there I have found the staff of Station 16 friendly and helpful – and the service excellent. Combine that with the menu and Station 16 is sure to become a popular Sacramento dining destination.
(11/17/2018) Station 16 scored the #4 spot on the recently released Hoodline list of Sacramento’s Top 5 Spots to Score Seafood. Hoodline crunched the numbers using Yelp data and their own “secret sauce” to compile the list. Among the menu items mentioned were the lobster mac & cheese and the fresh oyster bar.
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