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.
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
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