Though the majority of Auburn's restaurants and nightlife can be found in the northern part of town, South Auburn
still hides a few unexpected treats. Whether you're looking for international cuisine or home-grown dining, try one of the eateries scattered throughout the southern area of the city.
Try Hop Jack's, a local chain often likened to the television series "Cheers," which serves simple and classic American dishes with a twist. Known for its Angus beef burgers and fish tacos, locals also recommend the prime rib and boneless chicken wings. On the weekend, enjoy a skillet breakfast with bacon, ham and sausage, a breakfast burrito or an omelet.
Fans of Japanese cuisine enjoy Sushi Konami, open for lunch and dinner for fresh sushi. Design your own bento box, try the Konami specialties, including the oyster volcano and the sashimi carpaccio, or try a sushi or teriyaki combo entree served with miso soup.
For Mexican dishes, head to the Rio Blanco Mexican Restaurant. Try a margarita in flavors ranging from blackberry to peach, or celebrate your birthday and get a free Mexican birthday cake. Choose from a comprehensive range of traditional Mexican entrees, including enchiladas, tacos, tostadas and burritos with side orders of guacamole, frijoles, chimichanga or pico de gallo.
Locals head north for entertainment options in the evening, although the Royal Bear Pub & Eatery attracts plenty of attention. Located on West Valley Highway, this pub features pinball and coin-op games as well as a full menu and live music. Star Lake Inn and the Sports Page sports bar also provide nightlife.