11275 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA | Directions 9574238.607763 -121.266041
Sparkling gem in Sacramento – I am surprised to see any comments with poor service ratings. I have been there multiple times since January for dinner and lunch, bills ranging from $30 - $220. I would bring anyone here, any time. The food is fabulous, the service is wonderful. The bar is a little slow on busy nights but that is how it goes when the bar is as packed as the SHI. The 22oz Porterhouse might be the best steak we have ever had and the Bouliabaise is to die for.
Sheepherders is a great asset to the area – Sheepherders is a great asset to an area that is in sore need of nice restaurants. We have had many business and social lunches and dinners in the past 5 months and have never been disappointed. Judging by the crowds each time I've been there, I am not the only one who has been very satisfied with the service and meals. If I had one (small) criticism it would be the lack of "lite" meals. I always start off thinking I'll "be good" but fall prey to the chowder or the pork sliders. If this was one of 50 restaurants perhaps I would judge Sheepherders a little more critically, but given the competition, I give it 5 stars. Awesome Irish Coffees.
Sorry to hear its been remodeled inside, lost old charm – Its sad to hear the restaurant is not the same. I was so excited when I heard it was reopening. It was my favorite place for years. I loved the charm and sorry to hear they have changed it. I wont be going back there.
It is not the same, it is better!!! – Many years ago, I took my son to this restaurant to celebrate him getting his driver's licence. The food was good and we enjoyed our lunch. I was very sad when it closed. Hearing that it reopened, my son and his family decided to surprise my husband and I with an anniversary dinner at the newly opend restaurant. It was a wonderful meal and the building looked beautiful. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to go back as a family for Thanksgiving. We were lucky to get in as they were booking up fast. Our meals were wonderful, especially the prime rib, which according to my husband is the best he has ever had. I was a little nontraditional and chose the Halibut. It was delicious ( I loved the crispy polenta and the yummy sauce), as far as I am concerned it is the best halibut in town. The Turkey dinners, had by the rest of the family, got rave reviews. It was a wonderful way to spend Thankgiving, no stress, great food and service and of course NO DISHES!! Everyone should do this! This is definately not the same Sheepherder restaurant of yester year, it is better! Thanks to Justin for the delcious Buena Vista and thanks to Ralph for his attentive service. We will be back year after year after year.
Thanksgiving Dinner was AWSOME! – The Sheepherder's Inn was most definitely the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving with my family. The only downside was that the only time available was at 3pm, and it was a bit early for dinner. The renovated building looks like the old Sheep, but once I stepped inside I was so amazed with the beauty of the new place. They have done a great job in keeping the essence of the old place and giving it a nice, clean new look! For dinner we started off with the calamari appetizer which was cooked to perfection. My family had the Turkey Dinner, which was just as good as MY Thanksgiving minus the labor. I personaly had the Prime Rib, which was excellent! Our server was very plesant and attentive, along with the rest of the staff. Our experience was wonderful and we will be back again. No wonder 3:00pm was the only time slot left! I will remember to reserve early next time!
POOR FOOD/SERVICE, ERROR ON BILL, DISMAL INTERIOR DESIGN, LOST ALL CHARACTER – A 10-03-07 meal for $97.96 for two people (after TWO adjustments made on bill). Stingy with cold, tasteless bread. Mediocre shrimp appetizer. Good coffee. Cold meals!!! Undercooked scallops. Porterhouse tender. NO baked potato on menu!!! Waitress (Lisa P.) substituted the twice-baked with a tasty salad. Then she charged for the salad's overage on the bill. Error corrected/credited upon payment. Garlic on food served when requested not. Asked for horseradish THREE times over 50 min. time span. Complained to Manager. He took $20 off the bill. Waitress never checked if meal was satisfactory. Horseradish finally served ---in tacky plastic bottle still sealed! Kept waiting for items and issues to be managed. Two creme brulees seemed more like custard instead of heavy cr/yolks/sugar ingredients....cheated on the real thing!
The meal was a birthday present for my 87-year-old dear friend and it was a flop from beginning to end. I was embarassed to have suggested we dine at the S. Inn. It will be our last time!
Never again.... – Wanting to try the 'new' Sheepherders Inn, my wife and I had dinner there last night. The front desk folks, while young, were very friendly and polite. The menu was varied enough for us and the service was good. However, the 'fresh' bread they brought apparently had been from yesterday as it was so dry my wife would not eat it. And she LOVES bread. I had the smoky bacon clam chowder, Caesar salad, and 8 oz Filet Mignon. The clam chowder was very good, but the filet was covered with some sort of reduction sauce that I found not very appealing. My wife had the Asian chicken salad, and crab cake sliders. She thought the salad was excellent, but the crab cake aoili made the little 'hamburger bun' they were served in quite soggy. Anyway, we finished the meal and and went home. This morning I awoke to the most awful gastrointestinal distress I have had in quite a LONG time. My diet before the Sheepherder meal was very bland through the day, so I know that something in the food at the Sheepherders Inn was responsible. If I had to guess, I would lean toward the reduction sauce on the filet mignon. In any event, we will NOT be eating there anytime soon. I plan to contact the manager and advise him/her of the problem, as well as the county of Sacramento.
A BAD CHANGE FOR THE SHEEPHERDER – We have been going to the sheepherder for years and when they closed to remodel we new it was not going to be the same and it is NOT>...........very disappointed with the look of the inside and the food.........take it back to what it was, why do we as a society want to always change the best things going.
Beverly Castillo.......much disappointed customer/no more :(
She's not the memorable steakhouse she used to be. – The new Sheepherder's Inn:
While the building retains its historical look with a newly refined interior (mixing the old with the new), it is sad to say I can't claim the same about the food. Nothing with this remodel has brought back any of the classic memories of the menu..
Where is the French dip (for lunch), and the multiple choices in steaks for dinner, gone they are, no pepper blackened prime rib, no New York steaks, no T-bone. You can get a $44.00 Porterhouse, or a $22.00 grilled Halibut (ouch), but don't ask for a baked potato, because they don't have them! You'll get some diner rolls (if you ask). I was also surprised that the bar was full (Saturday night) considering a Long Island will set you back $8.25. The highest point of the evening was the smoked claim chowder! A pricey lunch, but well worth it.
The atmosphere has remained; although the new bar (very classy) it doesn't leave the old dining area secluded and can get clamorous; Should have left the bar where it was instead of converting into a banquet room. Dinning room retains its classic high ceilings with new elegant seating but, isn?t fully reminiscent of the warm old school feeling you get when you walk into a historical establishment.
The service was fair. And as much as I may like cute little teeniebops, this middle-aged man still prefers experienced staff. This might come in time but, for such a reputable establishment, experience is a must.
If your looking for some old memories of a time when a prime rib dinner sent you home with some money in your pocket and leftovers (you wouldn't want to give away to your dog), well, they are not here. Tahoe Joe?s may not have the atmosphere but you still get more for your buck?.
Another, historical Sacramento steakhouse lost to commercial upscale wanna be?s..
Great customer servive!!! – Beautiful atmosphere...I hope they make it! I worked at the old Sheepherder Inn for 8 years and i'm so impressed with what they have done with the place!! The menu looks good..haven't eaten there yet, but the wine was good!! As a bartender...that matters!!! Cheers!!!!
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