Restaurants in Laguna

Filipino-Style Meal for Two or Four at Savory Fried Chicken (Up to 44% Off)

Savory Fried Chicken

Elk Grove

Dishes include Filipino-style chicken served unbattered, Java rice, fried pairs, or veggie, pork, or chicken lumpias

$16 $9

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$17 for Four 10-Inch Cheesesteak Sandwiches at Cheese Steak Restaurant ($35.96 Value)

Cheese Steak Restaurant

Elk Grove

30+ varieties of cheesesteak, from classic to chicken philly cheesesteaks crowned with bacon or roasted chili pepper and salsa

$36 $17

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Tea-Time Sampler with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Dori's Tea Cottage (Up to 45% Off)

Dori's Tea Cottage

Groveland

Hearty sampler platters provide plenty of snacks to share while enjoying a pot of tea, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, and cookies

$32.95 $18

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Sandwiches at River City Saloon

River City Saloon

Central Sacramento

Sandwiches such as the Doc Holliday with roast beef, cheddar & cream cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon & mayo, plus “almost famous” garlic hot sauce

$20 $12

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Southern Comfort Food for Dine-In or Catering Pickup at Sandra Dee's BBQ (40% Off)

Sandra Dee's BBQ

Central Sacramento

Barbecue pork loin and fried catfish pair with hush puppies and corn-bread muffins made by a lifelong chef and her family

$25 $15

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Japanese Dinner or Lunch at Nishiki Sushi (Up to 40% Off)

Nishiki Sushi

Midtown

More than three dozen specialty rolls share the menu with classic sashimi and nigiri and Japanese comfort foods

$20 $12

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$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner Show and Mugs for Two from Dinner Detective Sacramento ($161.60 Value)

Dinner Detective Sacramento

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Dinner party descends into wacky madness as an interactive murder mystery unfolds; improv actors play detectives and suspects

$161.60 $85

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Mexican Dinner or Lunch at Vallejo’s (Up to 50% Off)

Vallejo's

Multiple Locations

Mexican cuisine served at the business-casual 11th Street location or in the remodeled early-1920s building of the 4th Street location

$15 $7.49

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$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi at Ju Hachi by Taka

Ju Hachi by Taka

Central Sacramento

Classically trained sushi chef devises beef teriyaki, salmon-skin rolls, albacore sashimi with jalapeño, and ponzu

$20 $10

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$33 for $50 Worth of French Cuisine at Bistro Michel

Bistro Michel

Downtown

Chefs craft elevated cuisine using fresh, local ingredients and French cooking techniques, such as duck liver mousseline and trout almondine

$50 $33

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Two $25 or $50 Gift Cards for Upscale American Meals at Formoli's Bistro (20% Off)

Formoli's Bistro

East Sacramento

Classic American dishes with an upscale twist, such as burgers topped with habanero aioli and savory seafood bisque

$25 $20

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Indian Cuisine at Bombay Bar & Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Bombay Bar & Grill

Midtown

Restaurant rated by Zagat uses an approachable amount of spices to make its seasonal Indian cuisine appealing to a broad range of palates

$20 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Chinese Food at Lotus Fusion

Lotus Fusion

Natomas Corporate Center

20 specialty sushi rolls, such as the super veggie with fried yams, and Chinese entrees that include chow mein and bbq pork fried rice

$20 $11

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Wood-Fired Pizza for Takeout, Dine-In, or Catering at Cafe Napoli (Up to 45% Off). Five Options Available.

Cafe Napoli

Arden - Arcade

Wood-fired ovens bake crispy pizzas with all manner of toppings; other Italian classics include spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parm

$20 $12

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Classic Diner Food at Eggie's Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Eggie's Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

Since 1977, cooks at this downhome diner have been serving up four-egg omelets for breakfast and sandwiches and burgers for lunch

$20 $11

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Sushi Dinner for Two or Karaoke Party Room Rental with Drink Credit at Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill

Downtown

Cocktails complement menu of specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and sushi and fuel karaoke performances in private rooms

$25 $16

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$45 for $75 Worth of Vegetarian Cuisine for Catering or Takeout at Andy Nguyen's Vegetarian Restaurant

Andy Nguyen's Vegetarian Restaurant

Curtis Park

Vegetarian cuisine with Vietnamese and Chinese influences includes a soy “beef” bistro burger and rice-noodle dishes with organic mushrooms

$75 $45

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Pizza and Italian Food During Lunch or Dinner at Strings Pizzeria (Up to 40% Off)

Strings Pizzeria

Rosemont

Casual pizzeria bakes up specialty pies, hearty calzones, and toasty sandwiches

$14 $8.49

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$18 for Two Hours of Pool for Up to 10 People and One Large Pizza at Blue Cue (Up to $36 Value)

Blue Cue

Midtown

Get the pool party started with help from a large thin-crust pizza

$36 $18

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$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine, Valid Sunday–Friday at Mayahuel

Mayahuel

Downtown

The restaurant within a tequila museum showcases classic Mexican cuisine, such as tacos and mole poblano, as well as tequila cocktails

$40 $22

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Japanese Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Jensai Sushi (40% Off)

Jensai Sushi

Central Sacramento

Artfully crafted sushi rolls alongside traditional Japanese dishes

$20 $12

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Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Fins Market & Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Fins Market & Grill

Multiple Locations

Fins Market & Grill flies in fresh seafood such as salmon, mahi-mahi, and live Maine lobsters daily

$51.70 $28

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$109 for a Sushi-Making Lesson with Sake Tasting for Two at Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi ($270 Value)

Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi

Arden - Arcade

One- to two-hour hands-on lesson helmed by expert chef; make traditional and dessert sushi; sake tasting and sushi voucher included

$270 $109

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Habesha Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

Habesha Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

Ethiopian dishes such as beef tips with berbere sauce and vegetarian split-pea stew with garlic and mild herbs

$20 $12

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$13 for One Groupon, Good for $25 Worth of Thai Food at Tuk Tuk Restaurant

Tuk Tuk Restaurant

Raley's Shopping Center

Thai street foods including curry, wok-fried pork with fresh garlic and white pepper, and Thai-style barbecued chicken

$25 $13

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Pizzeria Cuisine at Rico’s Italian Pizza (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Rico's Italian Pizza

Sacramento

Pizzas crowned with fresh cheese, canadian bacon, peppers, olives, and linguiça served alongside hot wings, lasagna, and baked sandwiches

$30 $18

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$11 for $20 Worth of American Cuisine at Starlite Lounge

Starlite Lounge

Midtown

Charmingly kitschy lounge plays host to late-night parties throughout the week, with live DJs and a menu of sharable appetizers

$20 $11

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$22 for $40 Worth of American Cuisine at 3 Fires Lounge

3 Fires Lounge

Downtown

Variety of cuisine includes hummus, pizza, crab salad sandwiches, bbq salad, and fish and chips, all ready to be paired with drinks

$40 $22

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$30 for Two Groupons, Each Good for a $20 Gift Card at The Green Boheme ($40 Value)

The Green Boheme

Old North Sacramento

Enjoy vegan “meatloaf” and other healthy dishes at the cafe, which serves lunch and offers classes and meal plans

$20 $15

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$13 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and American Cuisine at Central Station Grill

Central Station Grill

Rancho Cordova

Comfort food served all day includes breakfast burritos, half-pound burgers, and barbecue such as hot links, pulled pork, and ribs

$20 $13

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Asian Food and Sushi at Samurai Sushi (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Samurai Sushi

Rancho Cordova

Japanese and Korean food such as tempura, bibimbap, and udon noodles; sushi rolls with fried shrimp, snow crab, tobiko, and lobster

$25 $14

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$12 for $20 Worth of Cafe Food and Drinks at Amore Cafe

Amore Cafe

Gold River

In-house recipes serve as the blueprint for breakfast specials, and Mediterranean kabobs and gyros

$20 $12

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Pizzeria Food, or Pizza with Bounce House Party for Eight Kids at Pizza Factory (Up to 78% Off)

Pizza Factory

Ione

Dig into homemade pizza, pasta, and calzones or sign up for a pizza party complete with a bounce house and gifts for the kids

$225 $49

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Russian Cuisine for Two or Four at Firebird Russian Restaurant (50% Off)

Firebird Russian Restaurant & Gallery

Carmichael

Hearty Russian feasts of cheese-stuffed blini, meaty vareniki dumplings, grilled chicken and lamb, and wholesome borsch

$25 $12.50

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Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Steve's Pizza (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Steve's Pizza

Fair Oaks

Founded by Steve Wilkinson in 1978, this California pizza chain serves up hot pies, Italian pastas, and hearty sandwiches

$20 $11

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Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Treats at Java Johnny's (40% Off)

Java Johnny's

Fair Oaks

Drive-thru espresso bar's baristas whip up french vanilla and hazelnut lattes and Ghirardelli dark mochas; treats for pups given out, too

$5 $3

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$19 for Two Burgers and Two Draft Beers or Soft Drinks at The Davis Graduate (Up to $36 Value)

The Davis Graduate

The Davis Graduate at the University Mall

Legendary bar stimulates patrons with juicy burgers, abundant ales, and nightly entertainment such as salsa dancing

$36 $19

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Indian and Nepali Cuisine at Kathmandu Kitchen (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Kathmandu Kitchen

Downtown Core

Free-range tandoori chicken; lamb in a cashew-based curry sauce; housemade cheese with fresh spinach and other Indian specialties

$20 $10

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Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine at ChickPeas (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

ChickPeas

Davis

Eatery featuring chickpeas serves falafel pitas, gyros, shawarma over hummus, salads, and rice with middle eastern beans

$20 $13

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$18 for $35 Worth of Cuisine for Two or More at Enju Sushi

Enju Sushi

Davis

Menu includes rolls with ingredients like spicy tuna, cream cheese, crab salad, and hot Cheetos, as well as bento boxes, udon, and ramen

$35 $18

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Homestyle Cuisine at Annie's Breakfast & Steaks (35% Off)

Annie's Breakfast & Steaks

Orangevale

Old-fashioned omelets and classic steak breakfasts precede later meals of burgers and pork chops in classic American eatery.

$20 $13

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$8 for $15 Towards Two Sandwiches at Deli Delicious

Deli Delicious

Multiple Locations

Contemporary, fast-casual restaurant specializing in premium sandwiches, salads, and lettuce wraps; available for dine-in or takeout

$15 $8

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Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at The Couch (50% Off)

The Couch

Citrus Heights

Slow-roasted barbecue pulled pork, housemade fries, and plates of elevated bar fare served in sports lounge with 9 TVs and projector screens

$20 $10

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$8 for $15 Worth of Sandwiches and Burgers for Two or More at DJ’s Grill and Deli

DJ's Grill and Deli

Multiple Locations

Charbroiled burgers, grilled-chicken sandwiches, and triple-decker clubs served with hot, crispy fries

$15 $8

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Pizza or Sandwiches for Two or Four at Sundance Sandwich (Up to 50% Off)

Sundance Sandwich

Citrus Heights

Sandwiches named after celebrities and historical figures served hot or cold, as well as 12 in. specialty pizzas

$26 $13

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Tapas and Drinks at Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas (Up to 40% Off)

Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas

Lodi

Dine on a sampling of hot and cold tapas, such as paella or Serrano ham with melon, paired with glasses of wine

$30 $19

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Comfort Food and Barbecue at Topwater Cafe (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Topwater Cafe

Lodi

Barbecue meats and comfort foods with gourmet upgrades, such as burgers with house-cured bacon and pesto smoked-salmon sandwiches

$24 $11

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Chinese Cuisine at Lotus 8 (44% Off). Two Options Available.

Lotus 8

Folsom

Dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients maintain authentic flavors with less oil and salt than traditional Chinese cooking

$25 $14

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Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at India House (50% Off)

India House

Broadstone

Butter chicken, lamb curry and okra masala from kitchen lauded by Folsom Living and Folsom Telegraph

$40 $20

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Mexican Food at Felipe's Mexican Restaurant (40% Off)

Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

Folsom Local

Chimichangas, homemade pork tamales, and chile rellanos complement imported beers

$20 $12

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Four-Course Dinner for Two with Optional Champagne and Live Music at Sergio's Steak and Seafood (Up to 43% Off)

Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Folsom

A native of southern Italy, his wife, and a Sicilian chef serve tiger prawns in white wine, chicken with prosciutto, and filet mignon

$113.70 $65

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$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Hot Dogs and Fries at Parker's Hot Dogs ($30 Value)

Parker's Hot Dogs of Santa Cruz

Douglas Blvd.

Old-fashioned all-beef hot dogs topped with bacon, freshly grated cheddar cheese, or chili; 5 lb. chili dog featured on Man v. Food

$6 $3

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Peruvian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at La Huaca Restaurant (Up to 36% Off). Three Options Available.

La Huaca Restaurant

Roseville

Six types of fresh ceviche, duck confit in cilantro sauce, and filet mignon cooked with South American brandy

$25 $15.99

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$13 for $20 Worth of Sushi — Umi Sushi

Umi Sushi

Roseville

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $13

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Hibachi-Grill Fare, Sushi, & Drinks at Susumu Japanese Steakhouse in Roseville (40% Off).

Susumu Japanese Steakhouse

Roseville

Knife-twirling chefs dazzle diners, flipping teriyaki steak and building active onion volcanoes at tableside grills

$30 $18

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$18 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Mexican Food at Taqueria Los Cabos ($32 Value)

Taqueria Los Cabos

Rocklin

Tacos, burritos, sopes, and tortas gain flavor from a stocked salsa bar

$8 $4.50

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Pizza Meal for Two or $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Pizza Factory

Pizza Factory

Loomis

Cooks bake pizzas with housemade dough and 100% mozzarella cheese, and whip up meatball subs and pastas

$20 $10

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Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Cha-Cha's Cocina Mexicana (35% Off)

Cha-Cha's Cocina Mexicana

Rocklin

Grilled chicken covered with oaxacan cheese and tomatillo-serrano salsa, braised pork with rice and beans, classic deep-fried chimichangas

$20 $13

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One Large Signature Pizza for Lunch or $11 for $20 Worth of Lunch at Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Highland Reserve North Village

Eatery serves everything from salads and wraps to burgers and pasta; signature pizzas include The Veghead with tons of veggies and cheese

$20 $11

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria and Italian Food at The Pizza Place

The Pizza Place

Rocklin

Pizzas with toppings such as bacon, pepperoni, fresh vegetables, garlic, and salami delight diners who lounge inside or on the terrace

$20 $10

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$16.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches at Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop Granite Bay ($30 Value)

Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop Granite Bay

Granite Bay

Specialty sandwiches with chicken, bacon, avocado, and melted jack cheese or hot pastrami, cream cheese, and avocado

$10 $5.50

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Cabos Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

Cabos Restaurant

Cabos

Classic Mexican dishes from a veteran chef who particularly specializes in seafood

$25 $14

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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Indian Cuisine for Two or Four at Clay Oven Grill & Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Clay Oven Grill & Bar

Vacaville

Spiced dishes such as racks of lamb and marinated salmon cooked inside the heated clay depths of a clay tandoor oven

$25 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Burgers and Drinks at Squeeze Inn Hamburger in Vacaville

Squeeze Inn Hamburgers Vacaville

Vacaville

Independent California staple famous for the Squeezeburger, whose gooey layer of cheddar hangs out almost two inches off the bun

$20 $12

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$27 for a Family Meal for Four to Six at Bottley's BBQ ($45.76 Value)

Bottley's BBQ

Country Club

Guests dive into plates piled high with succulent barbecue chicken and ribs sided with potato salad, cornbread, beans & peach cobbler

$45.76 $27

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Deli Food and Barbecue at Nena's BBQ & Delights (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Nena's BBQ & Delights

Civic Center

The menu includes Nena’s specialties like her pork loin tacos and mixes things up with smoked meats and pulled pork sandwiches

$20 $11

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Two or Four Dinner Plates with Appetizers at Red Orchids Restaurant (49% Off)

Red Orchids Restaurant

Stockton

Eatery dishes out Filipino cuisine such as lumpia spring rolls, pancit noodles and barbecue pork, and paella

$21.49 $11

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Little Manuel's (50% Off)

Little Manuel's

Antioch

Chefs cook up Mexican, Italian, and American dishes such as from-scratch tamales, housemade menudo soup, and pasta

$20 $10

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Deep-Dish Pizza and Italian-American Meal for Two or Four at Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Up to 48% Off)

UNO Pizzeria & Grill

Antioch

Traditional and inventive pizzas, pasta, burgers, and steak from the Chicago-based restaurant that originated the deep-dish style

$31.79 $17

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$11 for $20 Worth of Food at Strings Italian Cafe

Strings Italian Cafe

North Auburn

Classic Italian dishes like chicken picatta, meat lasagna, and veal parmesan served in a comfortable, casual atmosphere

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Bombay Clay Pit

Bombay Clay Pit

Brentwood

Traditional Indian dishes such a lamb vindaloo, boti kebab, and garlic naan

$30 $15

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Contemporary Fare at CK Grill & Bar ($30 Total Value)

CK Grill & Bar

Lathrop

Dig into a variety of dishes such as shrimp in sweet chili sauce, steak fajitas, fish and chips, and salmon in a teriyaki sauce

$15 $7.50

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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$16 for $32 Worth of Sicilian-Style Pizza, Pasta, and Sandwiches at Happy Pizza

Happy Pizza

Manteca

Sicilian-style pizzas blanketed in house-made marinara or pesto sizzle beside hearty sandwiches & pasta dishes

$16 $8

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$15.99 for $30 Worth of Persian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks at Didar Persian Cuisine

Didar Persian Cuisine

Concord

Kebabs with filet mignon, boneless chicken breast, and other savory meats roast over an open fire

$30 $15.99

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Indian and Nepalese Food at Himalayan Cuisine (Up to 40% Off)

Himalayan Cuisine

Downtown Concord

Chicken tikka masala, samosas, and other traditional dishes from the mountainous South Asian region

$20 $12

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$16 for Pizza with 2-Liter Soda at Papa John's - East Bay (Up to $26.99 Value)

Papa John's - East Bay

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

$26.99 $16

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Mediterranean Cuisine and Drinks at Tarla Grill (Up to 22% Off). Two Options Available.

Tarla Grill

Napa

Often sing local, seasonal, and organic ingredients, chefs create dishes such as lamb kebabs and short ribs with mushroom truffle risotto

$50 $39

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Family-owned Husick's offers gourmet foodstuffs and gift baskets, wines, and periodic dinners in a charming country store. With a seat at a Winemaker's Dinner, you'll join up to 20 guests for a sumptuous, seasonal meal in the heart of the country, complete with an introduction to some regional wines and a chance to play footsy with a devilishly handsome Tule elk. The menu abounds with fresh, local ingredients, starting with crab cakes dressed in red-pepper aioli sauce ($11) and a salad of field greens, delta pears, Cypress Grove chevre and pear vinaigrette ($13). Roasted sage and butternut squash soup comes drizzled with truffle oil ($11) and tastes like autumn in a bowl, without the unpleasantness of dry leaf-bits between your teeth. For the main course, feast on braised short ribs in pinot noir sauce, roasted rosemary-garlic fingerling potatoes, french-cut green beans with prosciutto and mushrooms ($37) and a glass of Spoto cabernet ($21). Crème brûlée served with fresh berries and mint in chocolate cups ($14) provides an elegant companion to Bogle port ($8). Throughout your meal, you'll sample house wines from the likes of Old Vine Zin, James Blake, Tierra Del Ore, and Heringer Estates.

36510 Riverview Drive
Clarksburg,
CA
US

As a high-school student working at a local pizzeria, John Schnatter often pondered how he would do things differently if he owned such a business himself. After graduating from college in 1983, he got his chance, knocking down the broom closet in his father’s tavern to create his own pizza-delivery business. Since then Papa John’s Pizza has grown to 3,500 restaurants in 50 states and 29 countries. At each location, cooks cover the signature hand-tossed crusts, made with high-protein flour and clear, filtered water, with tomato sauce from vine-ripened California tomatoes, then pile on locally sourced ingredients such as green peppers and onions. The emphasis on fresh ingredients extends to the 100% mozzarella cheese, beef, and pork, which are never artificially inflated with fillers or undeserved compliments.

In addition to delivering pizzas, Papa John’s reaches out to the community with charity involvement, including partnering with the Boy Scouts of America and Junior Achievement to teach US students about entrepreneurship and the best method of capturing a wild roma tomato.

9171 Elk Grove Florin Road
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Every day since ?Daddy Dave? Leatherby Sr. and his wife, Sally, opened the first Leatherby?s Family Creamery 30 years ago, the shop has been churning out fresh ice cream layered in sweet sauces straight from the candy kettle. Milk, cream, and sugar form the base of Leatherby?s more than 45 flavors, which range from staples such as chocolate and strawberry to more exotic varieties including mocha almond fudge and spumoni. Inspired by family recipes that date back a half-century, these frosty treats come in cones, shakes, malts, and sodas, as well as in heaping sundaes and banana splits, the largest of which tips the scales at 54 ounces. Leatherby?s menu has expanded over time, and includes savory options such as sandwiches, burgers, soups, and salads.

8238 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Tiled floors, a stool-lined counter, and a jukebox pumping out tunes from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s all combine to drive home the vintage, midcentury vibe of The Original Mike's Diner. The menu echoes this theme with its selection of down-home comfort foods that range from slow-cooked yankee pot roast and housemade meatloaf with gravy to the charbroiled Big Bopper burger with bacon, onion rings, and barbecue sauce. Regardless of the time of day, the chefs cobble together platters with iconic breakfast staples, including housemade corned-beef hash with eggs and stacks of hotcakes with decaffeinated orange juice.

9139 E Stockton Blvd, Ste 3
Elk Grove,
CA
US

The spice specialists at Royal Thai Restaurant flip, season, and sear a variety of vibrant ingredients to craft a vast menu of classic Thai eats. Groups can practice learning to share by distributing an order of crispy spring rolls and, once everyone has gotten a fair lot, celebrate by dousing each other in wonton soup. Each helping of Thai-style barbecue chicken arrives at tables festooned in a pickled-garlic sauce. The conga line of zesty flavors continues with the red-curry chicken, before foursomes are allowed to cool down by noshing the ginger beef with mushrooms and onions or by rubbing their cheeks against a block of ice. Various teas are available for sipping and, following the dinner, Royal Thai Restaurant's selection of chocolate, strawberry, or coconut ice cream act as a sweet reward for tongues.

2745 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Ranked the No. 1 Submarine Sandwich Franchise in the 2011 Franchise 500 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, Subway has graced the globe with nutritious stacks of meat, crisp veggies, flavorful cheeses, and freshly baked breads since 1965. Three friends, relatives, or members of an understaffed barbershop quartet can wrap their paws around thick sandwiches such as the barbecue pulled pork, 12 inches of fresh-baked bread plumped to meaty perfection with 8 ounces of smoked tender pulled pork swathed in Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce. Italian-style meatballs bob in a bath of tangy marinara sauce, bringing a soft, meaty balance to the crunch of crisp veggies in a hot meatball-marinara sandwich, and comforting melted cheese wraps its gooey arms around juicy steak and tucks it into a hot philly cheesesteak. Lettuce, tomatoes, green bell peppers, and onions reminisce about the old days back in the garden, playing kick-the-cantaloupe in the foot-long, yeasty reunion hall of a veggie-delite sub, and white-meat turkey surrounded by its roughneck trio of ham, salami, and bologna picks flavorful fistfights with ornery vegetables, tackling them to the soft, bready floor of a cold-cut combo.

8234 Laguna Blvd
Elk Grove,
CA
US