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Dawson's Steakhouse

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1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3936 (12th)
+1 916-321-3600
17:30 - 22:00
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Vacaville, California
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419 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We dined at Dawson's last night (8/6/2016). We had Ardy for our server and he made our dining experience probably one of the best we have had in a long time. We love eating at Dawson's whenever we are in Sacramento. They have a great selection of wines, and the dinner menu is quite good. Always ask about the specials.... More 

Thank DennisAtkinson
Los Cabos Baja California Sur
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. The staff made sure to check on us and keep our glasses filled and bread on the table.

Thank Dale & Janet S
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Hyatt is an exceptional location across from the state capitol. Dawson's provides an exceptional meal. The steaks are great and this is an ideal place for a business or personal meal.

Thank LaAbogadaMelinda
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My husband ordered a NY steak which was cooked according to order however it was a bit tough and dry. The baked potato was huge and delicious, enough for 2 people. I ordered a tenderloin which was good but nothing special. My daughter had the Dawson burger which was delicious. I would recommend the burger. My husband and I wished... More 

Thank JoAnn B
Ventura, California
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266 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The GF and I were in the mood for some good beef, and chose Dawson's from it's TA reviews. Were we glad we did! The service provided by our friendly and helpful waiter was impeccable, and the food was outstanding. She had a small filet, while I had a big chunk of prime rib; both were prepared exactly as ordered.... More 

Thank DonaldYokum
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

My son and I liked this place. It has an old world steak house atmosphere. The lobster in his surf and turf was not over cooked, and the wagyu steak was tender. Great place to eat. Hotel is a bit noisy.

Thank STM65
Grass Valley, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Dawson's not only has great food but some awesome servers, unfortunately they move on, so we will have to see this summer when we attend convention in August, these people make you feel special. I like the way Dawson's does muse bouche, like an appetizer, something special the chef makes up for you, couple this with the fact they are... More 

Thank Brad G
Sonora, California
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466 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Unfortunately that and a bottle of champagne is all I can describe! But it was really good and I have eaten there before though years ago and always found it good.

Thank William F
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best steak houses I have ever been to. We came here twice during our stay. The steaks are melt in your mouth tender. I also had the shrimp and grits and my husband had the scallops. Both were beyond delicious. Our waiter, Arny, was so accommodating. Make sure you request him. He is so knowledgeable... More 

Thank bmc8754
San Jose, California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great selection of steaks, and wine! Reasonable prices for a bottle of wine - we found the McMurray Pino Noir - Russian River to be an excellent selection with our meal. Felt like our dinner was customized to what we were looking for. Example, I didn't want a wedge salad but we ordered one and shared as I wanted a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3936
  • Public Transportation: 1 1/2 half block away form the K & 12th Lightrall station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-321-3600
Classic foods prepared in a comfortable and contemporary atmosphere. Step into Dawson’s with its rich mahogany walls, stylish atmosphere and big comfortable chairs and enjoy the creations of Executive Chef Jason Poole and his culinary team. Dawson's is a lively restaurant and bar featuring prime rib, hand cut steaks, hearty side dishes and a creative wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?