Downtown dining near the Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre
Planning on attending an event at the Bob Hope Theatre? Plan on dining out, too!
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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).
A. 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!
Details: 201 E. Weber Ave., Stockton, California 95202, (209) 462-2272
B. 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.
Details: 222 N. El Dorado St., Ste. H, Stockton, California 95202, (209) 469-9450
C. Taps Bar-N-Grill
The newest addition to the Janet Leigh Plaza, Taps Bar N Grill is a unique full sports bar with self serve beer & wine taps! Featuring 70″ TV Screens with full sports package, a courteous and enthusiastic team to serve you, and a menu of all American food.
Details: 222 N. El Dorado St., Ste. J, Stockton, California, 95202, (209) 948-4005
D. 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.
Details: 114 N San Joaquin St Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 227-8585
Does this popular coffee giant need any introduction? If you need a pick-me-up before or after the show, Starbucks has you covered with a wide range of customizable coffees and teas (as well as a selection of caffeine-free drinks). Sandwiches, pastries, and snacks are also available if you’re looking for something to pair with your favorite frappuccino.
Details: 522 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 463-6177
F. Deliberation Room
This new and exciting speakeasy takes you right into the 1920s, this hangout pub is a great place to grab a quick bite and/or drink with the locals. Friendly bartenders are always excited and ready to craft up a signature cocktail and serve tasty bites such as paninis and pizza flatbreads.
Details: 19 N California St Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 910-9477
G. BellaVista Cucina Italiana
Found on the corner of the Janet Leigh Downtown Cinema Plaza (named after legendary screen star who attended college at University of the Pacific), BellaVista Cucina Italiana offers authentic Italian cuisine. Chef Rima Barkett, originally from Tuscany, brings her love of food and family to this beautiful restaurant. Rooftop patio dining is also available (call ahead to check availability) and boasts beautiful waterfront views—perfect for a romantic evening on the town.
Details: 110 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, California 95202, (209) 949-2104
H. Papa Urb’s Grill
New to Downtown, 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.
331 E. Weber Ave., Stockton, California 95202, (209) 227-8144
Need more recommendations throughout Stockton? You can text us 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm at (877) 778-6258 and you'll receive a live response from a member of our team.
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 eight downtown Stockton restaurants listed above as well as hours and parking locations, or give Visit Stockton a call at (209) 938-1555 for more information.