Sully's Bar and Grill is a neighborhood pub, located at the east end of downtown Rocklin, CA, and has been serving up delicious "pub grub," beer, wine and mixed drinks since 2016.
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Photo: It's a little after 11:00 in the morning, Saturday, August 28, 2021, and I'm parked at Sully's Bar and Grill to "open up" the restaurant, and enjoy an early lunch.
Thanks to the nearby "Caldor Fire" burning in El Dorado County, the sky is smoky-gray and if it wasn't for the August heat, you'd almost mistake the smoke for the December tule fog that the Sacramento Valley is known for. Nearby wildfires never stop me from enjoying a fine meal...
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, the first thing that will grab your attention is the full=service bar, where there are many beers on tap, and on this Saturday morning, there were two friendly ladies to serve you.
Photo: The bar is at the front of the restaurant, and the dining room is GIGANTIC, and is furnished with many tall tables and chairs. The room is sparsely decorated, but there are many television monitors mounted on the wall, and on this late Saturday morning, were tuned to the NFL pre-game between the Buffalo Bills and the Green Bay Packers, where the Bills were leading 13-0 during the time of my visit.
There are also a couple of pool tables for your enjoyment. The kitchen is in the rear of the restaurant, and you can actually look through the order pick-up window to watch the talented chef working his magic.
Photo: I'm standing in the middle of the spacious dining and looking towards the bar, which is located at the front of the restaurant. I love the wood floors and the matching furniture. The furniture is widely spaced, perhaps to allow for "social distancing."
I "opened up" the bar and restaurant, and during the first 15 minutes or so of my visit, the gentleman at the bar and I were the only patrons, but around 11:30, the restaurant started filling up...
Photo; The first page of the menu lists "Appetizers" along with "Salads" and Pitas." Sully's Bar and Grill's menu features two complete pages, and anything listed on the menu is available anytime the restaurant is open
Photo: "Sandwiches," with "Entrees" and "Burgers" make up the second page of the menu.
Photo: The "Draft Beer" menu is posted on the wall, next to the door. The selections frequently change, so the beer is listed on an "old school" black board.
Photo: After placing my order for "Fish and Chips," I left my seat at the bar to explore the restaurant, and I took a peek through the order pick-up window to the kitchen, and caught he talented chef at work. The kitchen is located in the rear of the restaurant, which is quite a distance to the bar.
Photo: As I sat at the bar, watching the football game and waiting for my lunch to arrive, Shannon, one of the two friendly servers working today, chatted with a gentleman, who appeared to be a local, and a frequent customer. Katie tended to the register. Shannon seemed to be mostly bartending and serving duties, as Katie seemed to be wiping tables, straightening things up, and getting the business ready for the day.
Photo: Meet amazingly friendly Shannon, who brought my lunch to me with a smile. Both she and her co-worker, Katie, were extremely friendly, provided great service, and embraced my many questions and photo taking. Great food and great people!
Photo: Thanks, Shannon, for taking my photo, as I get ready enjoy an delicious lunch of "Fish and Chips" at Sully's Bar and Grill, located in Rocklin, CA.
Photo: From the "Entrees" section of the menu, I went with "Fish and Chips" which happens to be one of my all-time favorite meals. The choice was difficult, as everything on the menu looked amazing, and I was hungry!
The menu describes "Fish and Chips" as, "Hand battered cod, deep fried to a golden brown, served with fries, coleslaw and our house tartar sauce." Such a simple description for such an elegant lunch!
The entree included three pieces of seasoned, battered cod, deep fried to a beautiful, golden brown. Each piece of fish had the correct batter-to-fish ratio, which meant there was a lot of fish, and the delicious batter enhanced the fish, rather than overwhelmed it. Each time I took a bite into the fish, I was rewarded by the "crunch" of the batter, which contrasted with tender, white fish inside. Of course each bite of fish was dipped into the "house" tartar sauce, which was on the thick side, tangy, delicious, and helped to make each bite more delicious than the previous bite of fish. The chef at Sully's Bar and Grill knows how to make delicious fish and chips!
You get a "mountain" of fries, which were perfectly deep fried to a light golden brown on the outside, and tender white inside. The fries varied in size, as some were quite long and on the thick side, while others were shorter and thinner. Despite the size of the fries, they were all perfectly cooked and simply delicious. A small cup of ketchup was included for dipping, which always brings the "kid" out in me.
My lunch included a small bowl of very colorful coleslaw, made out of thinly diced red and green cabbage, along with diced carrot. The coleslaw was drizzled in white dressing, and I squeezed lemon wedges onto the coleslaw for added zest. Great coleslaw!
My lunch of "Fish and Chips" was simply amazing, and at the price of $11.99, very reasonably priced. The chef has talent, the food was excellent, the beer was cold, and the service was fast and as friendly as it gets.
Sully's Bar and Grill serves outstanding "pub cuisine" to Rocklin locals! The service is super friendly, the bar and dining room are spacious, the food is delicious, and the beer is always cold. No wonder during the last five years Sully's Bar and Grill has become a favorite food and watering hole of Rocklin locals!
Sully's Bar and Grill
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