Railroad Fish & Chips in Old Sacramento offers simple seafood staples on the right side of the tracks near the Sacramento River. As the name suggests, one of their specialty dishes is Fish & Chips. Three flaky fish fillets are hand-dipped and generously coated in a house beer batter, then fried to a crispy brown. Served unceremoniously with basket and tray, they're still sizzling from the kitchen when they slide to the table.
The chips are steak-fry style, equally hot and browned a touch more on the ends, yet soft on the inside. Homemade tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, or both are available at no extra charge to add a little sweetness and tang to the pile. The meal as a whole is lightly seasoned, clean, and understated, matching the ambiance of the affordable establishment.