The Squeeze Inn
Address: 7918 Fruitridge Rd, Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: (916) 386-8599
Known For: Squeeze with Cheese Burger
What I had: Squeeze with Cheese Burger & French Fries
Rating: 8 out of 10
This place has become extremely popular and expect tough parking, a long wait to order and a long wait to get your food. I wouldn’t recommend coming here for a quick lunch stop. You can’t miss the building because of it’s strong orange/red exterior. It doesn’t look like an eatery though (which is always a good sign), it looks more like a small house.
There is limited seating inside (about a dozen seats) but more tables located around back. From their online FAQ:
Q: Why is it called “The Squeeze Inn”?
A: The restaurant is very small, and you literally squeeze in to get your food.
If you want to see the show, and how the “Squeeze Burger” is made waddle your way up to the bar. Ordering was a bit of challenge as they were already packed at 11 am and there wasn’t too much of a line or system. I ordered what they are known for, the Squeeze with Cheese Burger and some fries. The burger is described as “1/3 pound of beef with almost as much cheese, all on a fresh bun, and all the fixings.” They do have a few other options on the menu, tacos, hot dogs & steak sandwiches, but that’s obviously not what they’re known for.
It took a good 30 minutes for my burger to come out but it was well worth the wait. As you can see it comes replete with their famous cheese skirt, which is like a crispy, delicious hor ‘dourves to munch on. The burger was great….I would’ve liked a slightly thicker patty but that’s not why you come here, you come for the cheese skirt (which is a created with a fist full of shredded mild cheddar). The meat was fresh, I’m sure it was seasoned well but there was no way to tell as it was of course overpowered by the cheese. The bun was perfect, I loved the softness and the sesame seeds. The fries were just as fries should be, nothing too special but certainly good. They are cut fresh each morning which is a great thing.
Service is spotty but that’s only because they are so extremely busy. They were very friendly and accommodating but they couldn’t do too much as they were running non-stop helping everyone. This is not a bad thing, just don’t expect to be waited on hand and foot.
When in Sacramento be sure to stop by and get a good ol’ Squeeze with Cheese Burger, your stomach will thank you. There is also a newer location in Galt that might be easier to get in and out of.
Aug 24, 2009 @ 11:45