Published July 21, 2009
Volume 17, Number 7

Hacienda Dining Guide 2009

Many people might not realize that Hacienda has enough dining options to cycle through a different restaurant every workday for more than a month. The list below represents an incredible diversity of cuisines, flavors, and ingredients bound to satisfy any craving. Whether looking for a full breakfast or a quick snack, a delicious lunch or a fancy dinner, or even a venue for a corporate event, you won’t have to leave the park to find what you want.
(Note that all phone numbers are in the 925 area code)

5900 Owens Drive
Mon.-Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Going far beyond its Classic Roast Beef Sandwich, Arby’s offerings today include Roastburgers, Market Fresh sandwiches, and Toasted Subs—not to mention sides like Curly Fries and Mozzarella Sticks and three kinds of chopped fresh salads. With Jamocha, Chocolate Swirl, and Vanilla shakes, enjoy a different flavor with every visit.

Big Apple Bagels
4555 Hopyard Road #13
Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sat. 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sun. 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
More than just fabulous fresh bagels and muffins, Big Apple Bagels’ two-page menu offers a bountiful variety of sandwiches—breakfast, gourmet, specialty, toasted, and triple-decker—along with pizzas and signature salads, seven days a week. Order to go or eat in, or consider the catering menu for gatherings. The store features house-brand  Brewster's Coffee, specialty drinks, and smoothies.

Borders Café
4575 Rosewood Drive
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to10:00 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Open during regular store hours, Borders Café offers up coffee, snacks, and sandwiches for a refreshing break after browsing through the extensive displays of books and related merchandise.

Carl's Jr.
4555 Hopyard Road #25
Daily from 7 a.m.  to  9 p.m.
Offering two dozen varieties of char-broiled Black Angus hamburgers, Carl’s Jr. is the perfect place to satisfy a burger craving with a creative twist, whether the Portobello Mushroom, Teriyaki, or Breakfast burger. Also on the menu are specialty chicken sandwiches, burritos, salads, and fries, along with temptations like fried zucchini and Oreo Cookie shakes.

5877 Owens Drive
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Chevys’ “Fresh Mex experience” pledges food made from scratch, every day, right in the kitchen. The menu offers seven pages of choices, from an assortment of fajitas, quesadillas, and the like to tableside-made guacamole and achiote-seasoned sautéed shrimp.  Lunch specials and build-your-own combos are highlighted Monday through Friday, until 3 p.m. The full bar has a deep line-up of tequilas.

4801 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Fri. 10:45 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10:45 a.m. -11:30 p.m., Sun. 10:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3:00 to 7 p.m.
Specialties this season include new Fire-Grilled Quesadillas, loaded with “kicked-up flavors,” and the “Pepper in Some Flavor” series of signature dishes, from Southwestern Eggrolls to Carne Asada Steak. Chili’s famous baby back ribs are available in half and full racks, and a mix-and-match flavor combo. Guiltless Grill entrées include salmon, tilapia, black bean burger, and chicken. Soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and a full bar round out the menu.

Courtyard by Marriott
5059 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Fri. 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sat-Sun.  7:00 to 10:30 a.m.
The on-site Courtyard Café is open for breakfast daily, offering a full-service buffet as well as separate menu items.

Dream Dinners
5676 Stoneridge Drive
Open Wed.-Sat., hours vary by session.
Dream Dinners is a professional-quality kitchen that offers recipes, ingredients, and clean-up to its customers, who assemble meals from pre-planned seasonal menus for cooking at home. A Fast Lane menu includes a limited selection of dinner classics and desserts that are already assembled and ready-to-go. Visit the web site for menu options.

Eddie Papa’s American Hangout
4889 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. to  9 p.m. Bar closes one hour after restaurant. Sat. and Sun. brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
This casual restaurant pays homage to the gracious hospitality of the founder’s grandfather as its classic regional dishes take you on a road trip across America, from Alaskan Sourdough Pancakes to Nebraska Flat Iron Steak to Wisconsin Sausage and Eggs. Along with great food and service, artisan cocktails, wine, microbrews, 14 flavors of bottled sodas, fountain drinks, and fun desserts make this an inviting place to hang out.

Faz America
5121 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat. and holidays, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m,, 11:30 a.m. to  2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. (brunch), 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; lounge open nightly till 11 p.m.
Set amid water fountains and landscaped gardens, Faz serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch with Mediterranean-Near Eastern accents. Lunch options include yummy starters, salads, kabobs from the wood-burning grill, pasta, and brick-oven pizzas. Equipped with a full bar, the restaurant also offers complete off-site catering packages and on-site facilities for weddings and other special events.

Food and Beverage
5696 Stoneridge Drive
Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sat.-Sun.  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Food and Beverage offers ready-made sandwiches, burritos, pastry, a yogurt bar, sodas, beer and wine, and premium-brand liquors, in addition to conveniences like one-hour photo processing, balloons, and gifts.

Jamba Juice
4555 Hopyard Road #17
Mon.-Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Specializing in healthy-lifestyle food and beverages, Jamba Juice has expanded “beyond its smoothie roots” to become a mealtime destination with the June rollout of Grab and Go dishes, an assortment of ready-made wraps, sandwiches, and salads, along with four different flavors of California flatbread. The extensive menu of fresh fruit drinks, juices, and teas is always refreshing. Pick-up orders and catering are also available.

Kinder’s Meats, Deli and Barbeque
4825 Hopyard Road F-02
Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Originating as a meat market, Kinder’s Meats, Deli and Barbeque now has 15 locations in northern California.  For lunch or dinner, consider Kinder’s Famous Ball Tip Steak sandwich or daily specials like Monday’s Philly cheesteak or Wednesday’s chicken club. Deli sandwiches come in three sizes and are available with a seemingly infinite variety of meat and cheese choices. Kinder’s also sells meats from the smoker and offers catering services.

McDonalds (inside Wal-Mart)
4501 Rosewood Drive
Daily from 7:00 a. m. to 10:30 p.m.
New items on the menu include the Southern Style Chicken Biscuit for breakfast, the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich for lunch, and Snack Wraps with grilled or crispy chicken and sauce for eating anytime. The McSkillet Burrito is a feature of Saturday breakfast, and the coffee is always fresh at the McCafé. Burgers, fries, shakes, and extra value meals are standard fare.

Patio Café
5880 Owens Dr. (inside the State Compensation Fund building)
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Every week Chef Manager Christopher Holt creates an inspired five-day menu with a tasty breakfast grill item and creative lunch choices in five categories--soup, salad, Panini, main course, or luncheon grill.

Red Robin
4503 Rosewood Drive
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Known for fresh, high-quality gourmet burgers with accents like guacamole, bacon, and sautéed mushrooms, Red Robin just rolled out several new menu items, including Steak Sliders and the bottomless Peachy Keen Splash. The casual dining restaurant also offers shrimp, chicken, and pasta dishes, wraps, salads, desserts, and cocktails, beer, and wine. 

Red Smoke Grill
4501 Hopyard Road #2
Mon.-Thurs. and Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy authentic Santa Maria-style barbecue in a casual atmosphere. Tri-tip, rotisserie chicken, and baby back ribs are popular entrée choices. Garlic mashed potatoes, roasted corn salad, and the house specialty Pinquinto Beans are favorite sides. The menu also includes prawns, sandwiches, salads, kids’ plates, and sodas, beer, and wine. Catering and take-out orders are also available.

Round Table Pizza
4855 Hopyard Road #1
847-0750, Delivery 847-0752
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Smokehouse Combo, Gourmet Veggie, and more than half a dozen other varieties of premium pizza top Round Table’s menu, with innumerable create-your-own versions available. Gourmet sandwiches, appetizers, and salads round out the choices to suit every taste. Call ahead for take-out, eat on premises, or have your order delivered.

Sannidi Indian Cuisine
5681 Gibraltar Dr.
Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A lunch buffet is served daily, with the bountiful weekend version including more than 25 items. Order wraps, classic Tandoori dishes, or South Indian specialties from the extensive dinner menu. Take-out, catering, and a 100-seat capacity banquet hall are also available.

Sendo Sushi
4555 Hopyard Road #5
Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Serving traditional Japanese sushi, sashimi, udon, teriyaki, and tempura, the restaurant offers comfortable tables and booths surrounding a large sushi bar. Lunch specials include bento and specialty entrées. Take-out service available.

4555 Hopyard Road #15
Mon.–Fri. 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sat. 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sun., 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
At the end of June, Starbucks rolled out a new food menu “made with real ingredients and more wholesome options,” and removing artificial trans fat in food and beverages. The bakery case now offers  the new Blueberry Oat Bar,  Banana Walnut Bread, and the Marshmallow Dream Bar. Lighter options include a Farmer’s Market Salad with all-natural dressing, and a new flavor smoothie, strawberry banana. All this is in addition to the classic selection of coffee beverages, whole beans by the pound, and WiFi.

4555 Hopyard Road #23
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Subway’s menu lets customers pick the size, filling, bread, veggies, and sauce for its famous Classic and Premium Subs. Also offered are seven Jared’s Favorites sandwiches with six grams of fat or less, plus salads, sides, kids’ meals, beverages, and desserts. A delicious Tuscan Chicken Melt is available as the featured product for a limited time. 

Sugandh Indian Cuisine
4515 Rosewood Drive #700
Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Just reopened under new ownership in July, Sugandh Indian Cuisine offers a bountiful lunch buffet of favorite Indian dishes every day. The menu features a variety of Northern and Southern appetizers and entrées made with chicken, lamb, or vegetables. Wine, beer and sodas are served.

Sweet & Savory Café and Bakery
5685 Gibraltar Drive
Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Almost everything at this bakery café is made on premises, including pastries, cakes, and desserts; freshly roasted meats; and salads, soups, and casseroles. Open for breakfast and lunch, with business catering a specialty. Look for mouth-watering daily specials on the web site.

Sweet Tomatoes
4501 Hopyard Road #1
Mon.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sun. 9:00 a.m. to  9:00 p.m.
This buffet restaurant is known for its wide variety of fresh salads like Won Ton Chicken Happiness, Ranch House BLT with Turkey, and Caesar Salad Asiago. Soups include tomato onion, turkey noodle, and more. Enjoy hot chili, baked potatoes, pizza, muffins, pastas, fruits, desserts, and beverages.

Taqueria El Balazo
4515 Rosewood Drive #600
Daily 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Founded in San Francisco, this small family-owned chain of 10 locations offers authentic Mexican food in all its forms, from tacos and burritos to seafood, specialty platters, and nachos, accompanied by sides of cabbage salad, beans, or rice. Salads, sandwiches, family dinners, and child meals, along with sodas, wine, and beer, are also on the menu.  Dine-in, take-out, and catering services are available.

TCBY Yogurt
4747 Hopyard Road #5
Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Cool off on hot summer days with cold treats from parfaits and shakes to cones and splits. Beriyo Smoothies, made from real dairy frozen yogurt and real fruit and fruit juices, come in a dozen ripe and juicy flavors, or take home a delicious gourmet cake or deep dish pie.
The Cheese Steak Shop
4825 Hopyard Road #20
Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Choices abound here, with 11 different varieties of cheese steak and chicken sandwiches, along with Italian hoagies, vegetarian options, salads, fish and chips, and sides, including batter-fried mushrooms.
Take-out and sit-down service are available. Orders can be placed online using the web site.

The Honey Baked Ham Company
4555 Hopyard Road #11
Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In addition to its famous spiral-sliced hams, this site has a deli café offering sandwiches,  desserts, and drinks throughout the day. Special occasion platters feature turkey, cheese, braided sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, nibblers, veggies, relish, fruit, and bread, or take home a ham, turkey breast, or BBQ rib combo with a salad and cheesecake for the family dinner. 

Ume Sushi
4855 Hopyard Road  #6
Mon.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:30 to 10:00 p.m., Sun. 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Serving authentic Japanese cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, Ume Sushi’s menu includes appetizers, sushi and sashimi, bento and udon offerings, combination meals, and a wide selection of entrées.  Take-out service and party platters available.

For help locating a restaurant, visit www.hacienda.org to view an interactive map of all dining locations within the park. Click on Services, then Service Locator, then Restaurants. By highlighting a dining icon, you can see the location and contact information for each restaurant.


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