Fodor's Expert Review Elbow Room

$$$ Fresno American

A classic San Francisco–style steak house and bar, the Elbow Room has been a Fresno social hub since opening in 1955. The steak sandwich, served open face on jalapeño cheese bread, has been a menu staple since the beginning; other classics include deviled eggs and an iceberg wedge with blue cheese. Among the more contemporary dishes are grilled Alaskan salmon and a salad with quinoa, mixed greens, asparagus, and artichoke hearts. The restaurant has indoor seating areas and a covered patio with year-round temperature controls, a boon in summer.

American Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

731 W. San Jose Ave.
Fresno, California  93704, USA


Known For:
  • Traditional American steaks and cocktails
  • Shuttle service available from nearby hotels

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