Dining Guide

Tank House

  • American

Essential Information

1925 J St.
Sacramento, CA

The fixins are in at Tank House BBQ and Bar, the hip carnivore haven where smoky classics inherit a sweet midtown edge. The husband-and-wife ownership team of Tyler and Melissa Williams cite the styles of both Texas and Kansas City as influences here, while family photos of 19th-century Sacramento give the rustic interior its decidedly local vibe. Tangy standards like brisket and baby back ribs share the menu with decadent highlights like “dirty” mac and cheese, which comes studded with smoked chicken. A pulled pork sandwich comes drowned in chef Tony Brown’s extraordinary house sauce, while the $4 hot links round out a compact, inexpensive list of entrées. Inside the dining room, the bar offers nearly two dozen whiskeys and a tap list of local beers. On the terrace, meanwhile, the owners have transformed this former site of an 1880s-era water tank into a patio ready-made for perfect warm-weather nights. Southern comfort, indeed.

Additional Information

Neighborhood: Midtown

Average Entrée Price: $10-$20


Offering: Outdoor Seating

Website: http://tankhousebbq.com/home