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Going to ‘Wicked?’ Here’s where you can eat


If you’re going to see “Wicked” — as thousands of Fresnans will each day until April 17 — a common question might be, “Where can we eat downtown?” That’s why The Bee put together this map of nearby downtown eateries that are open for dinner during “Wicked’s” run.

It’s also opening weekend for The Grizzlies (first game is actually Thursday night), so that adds even more potentially hungry people downtown. Here’s a story about how downtown restaurants are trying to lure new customers.

Our map — with the exception of Downtown Bistro, which is on special hours this week — should be helpful all baseball season too.

PDF: Downtown dinner options near Saroyan Theatre

More downtown food eats
Here a few other downtown food suggestions that aren’t exactly in walking distance of the theater, but are worth considering too:

Iron Bird Cafe
What it’s like: A popular (and still pretty new) downtown coffee shop, it also serves sandwiches, salads, wraps and baked goods.
Address: 1915 Fulton St.
Hours: 6-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.
Phone: (559) 412-4534

Tokyo Garden
What it’s like: A long-time traditional Japanese restaurant serving sushi, sukiyaki, cocktails and more.
Address: 1711 Fulton St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday for lunch, and 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday.
Phone: (559) 268-3596

Come & Get It Chicken & Waffles:
What it’s like: Homemade fried chicken and waffles for the late-night crowd, good if you’re looking to eat after a weekend show. It recently moved from Fulton Mall to Chinatown.
Address: 1342 Tulare St.
Hours: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday.
Phone: (559) 485-5422

Richard’s Prime Rib and Seafood
What it’s like: Yep, it’s still open. This longtime local jewel has gone back to original ownership.
Address: 1609 E. Belmont Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday for lunch and 4-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday for dinner. Closed Sundays.
Phone: (559) 266-4077

What it’s like: It’s familiar. DiCicco’s is an institution for Italian food in Fresno. Downtown is its original location.
Address: 144 N. Blackstone Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.
Phone: (559) 237-7054

Responses to "Going to ‘Wicked?’ Here’s where you can eat"

Crystal says:

Thank you so much for posting this, saw it in the paper and it was a great help, my boyfriend and I were wondering what was good downtown and open for dinner before the show, very helpful thanks!!!