Our Favorite Local Restaurants in Lincoln, CA

Citizen Vine

With a tagline like “Pouring for the People”, you expect a shirt-untucked kind of atmosphere, and you get exactly that walking in. Created by restaurateur and 24-year military veteran Paul Jansen, Citizen Vine is the anti-wine-bar wine bar. Its chill vibes and tapas-style menu with daily specials create the perfect setting for the ultimate date night or hang out space for you and your besties. Seating is informal, with long, communal tables and a sofa nook by the fire.

Fourk Kitchen

Executive chef, and 24-year military veteran Paul Jansen, the mastermind behind the anti-wine-bar wine bar Citizen Vine, launched Fourk Kitchen in 2019 to create a uniquely interactive dining experience, starting with a happy hour followed by dinner service complete with a welcome from the executive or sous chef and a tour of the artwork, menu, and a team introduction. The dining area is intimate, seating 24 per night, and at $44 per person for the four-set courses that change monthly, Fourk offers a culinary night out to remember that won’t break the bank.


In 2014, when Lincoln was still evolving from a sleepy town to the burgeoning burbclave it is today, Siino’s was our sit-down-dining mecca. While the area continues to grow and change rapidly, Siino’s remains a reliable destination for great food served up in a bustling, casual atmosphere. The menu nails that comfort food sweet spot, ranging from American cuisine to classic Italian and features locally sourced products. There is an extensive wine and beer menu, including a selection of locally hand-crafted brews, and the year-round patio seating ensures there’s hardly ever a wait to be seated (although lucky you – if you’re kicking it tonight in your PJ’s with the fam, of course, they deliver!). Don’t forget to try one of our favorite vegetarian items on the menu, the Beyond Burger!

Orchid Thai

Thai food must be one of the most delicate cuisines on the planet – do it wrong, and everything on the menu tastes like over-salted red curry. But never fear, the good people of Orchid Thai

have your back, serving Thai cuisine in Lincoln for 10 years. Visit this one of a kind Lincoln cornerstone for lunch or dinner, and you will experience the finest in Thai cuisine served by a friendly staff, surrounded by the authentic art and wood carvings straight from Thailand!

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Old Town Pizza – Lincoln

Old Town Pizza is open daily and available for customers to dine-in, take-out, or have their pizza delivered. The interior, with its old-timey decor, is decked out with an ice cream counter, featuring eight varieties of creamy goodness, and also offers pizza by the slice. 

Kobe Japanese Fusion

A local family favorite Japanese steakhouse, Kobe doubles as both sushi and hibachi-style restaurant. They offer a weekly 1/2 price sushi menu. 

Lincoln Pizza Co.

Lincoln Pizza Co., family-owned and operated since 2001, makes all of their pizzas with fresh dough, house-made marinara (not from concentrate), and quality mozzarella grated in house.  They partner with local companies to provide one of a kind items like Jerk’d chicken pizza and Fookie cookie dough desserts. They offer local craft beer, an assortment of imported British grocery products, and sports TV’s in the bar area.

Dillian’s Bar & Grill

Dillian’s, a hidden gem in downtown Lincoln, is a classic hole in the wall dive with sports bar ambiance and decent pub grub. They offer a nice selection of beers on tap and karaoke most nights of the week. 

Kim’s Country Kitchen

Open for breakfast and brunch, Kim’s Country Kitchen is a homey and cozy local favorite. This is comfort food at its best, with Old West decor and friendly staff to put you in the mood for chowing down!

Double Barrel Smoke House

Located in historic downtown Lincoln, this unique restaurant with its rustic benches made from Chevy and Ford tailgates sports a down-home menu with offerings like armadillo eggs and fried jalapeno poppers wrapped in pork sausage. Get down to the double barrel smokehouse and put some South in your mouth!

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