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“Say it Bowdeen or Boo-dan, it's darn good!” 4 of 5 stars
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Boudin Sourdough Cafe
Roseville Pkwy & Galleria Bvd, Roseville, CA
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Ranked #16 of 335 Restaurants in Roseville
Cuisines: American
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Northern California, today
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Say it Bowdeen or Boo-dan, it's darn good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Boudin sourdough is an old San Francisco favorite, so when they opened their informal restaurants they became a big hit. Of course, freshly baked on site top notch breads, soups, burgers, sandwiches, indoor and outdoor seating, to go, and the option to order in advance via the 'net. It's on the smallish side and very popular, so one can find SRO conditions at times, but the queue moves quickly and once orders are taken, it's promptly brought to your table.

My favorite is their baguette burger - the beef is antibiotic free, all natural Angus, and as I don't eat beef regularly I like to save beef time for good beef. The sourdough baguette burger here doesn't disappoint, and accompanied by a freshly drawn Anchor Steam beer I can reminisce and visualize myself in The City with the fog creeping in over the Marin hills and through the Golden Gate bridge, reading Herb Caen's column in the Chronicle...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“My favourite place in Roseville!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Caesar salad here is huge with tons of dressing. If you have never had sourdough bread, then you need to come here.

The food is cooked on the spot. The clam chowder is served in a scooped out sourdough bread bowl and is delicious and filling.

If you like air conditioning, then you will be comfortable here. There is also an outside eating area if you like the sunshine.

It is located in a shopping area called The Fountains in Roseville with lots of parking.

Visited March 2013
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Astoria, Oregon, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great bread!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Went here for lunch with my wife had the half sandwich and salad. Both were fresh and great! Ham for me and turkey for my wife with the caesar salad. Water to drink.

Visited April 2013
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Roseville, California
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64 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Reliable and Delicious, but Chowder is Skimpy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Boudin is a favorite in our lives. We've always got some of their sourdough in our kitchen. The whole wheat sandwich loaf is perfect, as are the baguettes. We're lucky to live reasonably close to the Roseville store.

In the restaurant itself, expect quality prep of anything you order. My sole complaint is about the clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl: too little chowder. Otherwise, it's really good. The problem would solved if Boudin simply put another 5 - 8 ounces of chowder into a side cup. The patron could easily pour the cup into the bread bowl. This would a fuller serving. I'd pay an extra buck or two for this.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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bakersfield, ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Love this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you love bread, than you need to go to this restaurant. I had the chowder bowl once and a sandwich and soup the other time I went. It was quick and the food was great!!

Visited February 2013
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