Gatsby’s Diner

2598 Alta Arden Expy #3

Sacramento, CA 95825

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Located across from Target in Arden, Gatsby’s Diner serves up a variety of diner food cooked in the center of the restaurant. The restaurant had been featured on Food Network quite a while ago. The server provided good service upon entering and throughout the meal.

Today we ordered the Gatsby burger, Bacon Mushroom Swiss burger, and a chocolate milkshake. The food took more than 20 minutes to cook because there was only one chef and two tables ahead of us. The Gatsby burger was really juicy, but lacked flavor. The burgers either come with chips or fries. The homemade chips were pretty good, but not amazing. The Bacon Mushroom Swiss burger was equally juicy and had more flavor, but I still think In-n-Out burgers had more flavor than either burger. The chocolate shake was made from vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. The milkshake tasted OK, but you can definitely distinguish the chocolate syrup taste.

Overall, Gatsby’s Diner does have some TV fame attached to it, but I feel disappointed. The food took too long to cook and the taste was not there. I admire their creativity with the homemade chips and shake, but I’m sure there is better food elsewhere especially for the price. If you want to give Gatsby’s a try, then you won’t be very disappointed, but you won’t be awestruck either.

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