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Rio City Cafe

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American, Southwestern
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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
19164428226
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh California cuisine on the...
We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh California cuisine on the scenic riverfront of Old Sacramento. Casual, fun atmosphere.
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  • 96
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Down by the River

Good service and good food, along with a good choice of adult beverages. In old town Sacramento along the river bank - service was great - wife and I split the special BBQ dinner offering - chicken, brisket, and ribs - serving size was perfect for us to split, prepared well and served hot - good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Lakeville, Minnesota, USA
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Lakeville, Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good service and good food, along with a good choice of adult beverages. In old town Sacramento along the river bank - service was great - wife and I split the special BBQ dinner offering - chicken, brisket, and ribs - serving size was perfect for us to split, prepared well and served hot - good spot to stop and... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've frequented the Rio City Cafe several times and have always been pleased by the quality of food served along with the great service provided by the professional and courteous staff. As an added incentive and the awesome views of the Sacramento river as it slowly meanders its way across Sacramento enroute to its destiny - the Pacific Ocean!!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nestled on the elevated banks of the Sacramento River, adjacent to a historic paddlewheel boat, the Delta Queen, and accessed via the restored Old Sacramento museum, shopping and eating district, this is a high quality, fun, sceanic eatery! Eat inside, or outside on the large deck overlooking the river, with vista views down the channel, of the famous Gold Bridge... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant is moderately priced for the area. Best views of the river. Food was OK. Service a bit slow during a non peak time, that was disappointing. Good option if you want to avoid the noise and long wait next door.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went with a group of 40for a Christmas luncheon. We were able to preorder and the staff was great and got all the orders out together. Brunch is really good and outside seating over the river is nice.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is one of very few Sacramento restaurants on the river and one of our favorites. We often take our out of town guests here to enjoy the water scene and Old Town. Food is consistently good and servers have always been terrific. I had grilled salmon with a mango balsamic glaze recently and it was delist! We also ordered... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great plce to dine indoors or enjoy the evening breeze on the river. Three different settings based on your needs and desire. Casual veranda outdoor riverside dining or convenient indoor setting with personal interaction without a lot of noise and busying activity.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's. Been awhile since I'd been here, we had some out of town visitors and we were looking forward to going back. We went for Sunday brunch. It was apparently just after a seasonal (or some other reason) menu change and a few of our favorites, more specifically ahi nachos, were not available. The brunch menu was not exciting and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I love this place! It's right on the water and the food is great! We happened upon this place because other restaurants close by had a long wait. It is a gem of a find.

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Petaluma, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Sometimes restaurants with a view are not the greatest places to find good food. In this case the food was well above average with cocktails to match. It also was definitely the best of quite a few other eateries in Old Town. Plan dinner there to catch the perfect view of the Tower Bridge at night...quite lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 19164428226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh California cuisine on the scenic riverfront of Old Sacramento. Casual, fun atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?