Planning on attending an event at the Bob Hope Theatre? Plan on dining out, too!
Planning on attending an event at the Bob Hope Theatre in Downtown Stockton? Then also plan on grabbing a cocktail or a bite to eat before or after your show at one of the many nearby restaurants. There are many options for Downtown dining, so we’ve narrowed it down to ten restaurants all within walking distance of nearby parking and the Bob Hope Theatre (we’ve even made a downloadable map, available here, to help you find them).
1. Casa Flores
This local family chain is perfect for families who are looking for a delicious and filling meal in a friendly and casual setting. The Casa Flores Downtown location has an extensive Mexican menu that is sure to please every palate, as is evidenced by the loyal local crowd it attracts. Whether you order one of their specials or create your own combo, you’ll leave Casa Flores full and happy!
2. Moo Moo’s Burger Barn
Sometimes only a good old fashioned burger will do. If that’s the case, Moo Moo’s Burger Barn has everything you want in a family-owned American diner: burgers, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes and malts. Salads and sandwiches are also popular choices at Moo Moo’s if the evening calls for some lighter fare. The whimsical atmosphere, due in large part to the colorful decor and friendly staff, makes this a swell family-friendly choice in the heart of Downtown Stockton.
3. Cast Iron Trading Co.
Cast Iron Trading Company serves seasonal selection of fresh food featuring sliders, soups, and salads. Rotating craft beer and wine as well as pub inspired dishes on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Frequent live music and special events.
4. Empresso Coffeehouse
If you need a pick-me-up before or after the show, Empresso Coffehouse has you covered with a wide range of customizable coffees and teas (as well as a selection of caffeine-free drinks). The coffee shop is equipped with a tasty coffee selection and a solid menu of sandwiches and light bites. While it is not a meal, exactly, it’s definitely enough to hold you over to pair with your favorite frappuccino.
Added savings bonus: Purchase one coffee beverage get the second for FREE when you present the Stockton Savings Pass!
For authentic Mexican food, Xochimilco is the place to go. Don't worry about a late-running show preventing you from getting a good dinner in after, Xochimilco is open late, making it the perfect spot to grab a delicious meal while sharing the favorite parts of the show you just saw. Generous portions and flavors so delicious and authentic, you'd swear it was your own grandmother in the kitchen making your meal.
6. Papa Urb’s Grill
Papa Urb’s boasts an impressive array of Filipino food with a twist. Looking for something small? The sisig fries have already gained an enthusiastic fan club (try them and you’ll see why). Something with rice? Adobo (braised chicken with a garlic-soy marinade) or tocino (caramelized tender pork shoulder cutlets) or even papa’s breakfast (pork sausage with fried egg) are just some of your choices. And a meal isn’t complete without something sweet; try the halo-halo, a delicious mixture of shaved ice, sweet beans, assorted jelly, and evaporated milk, all topped with ube and mango ice cream. Once you try Papa Urb’s, you’ll be back for more.
There are plenty more Downtown dining options and other things to do in the area; we’ve got that covered, too. And don’t forget to check out Stockton’s Miracle Mile, where great restaurants and a thriving nightlife scene are only a short drive away.
Download our map to locate the downtown Stockton restaurants listed above and more as well as hours and parking locations, or give Visit Stockton a call at (209) 938-1555 for more information.
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