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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
916-442-8226
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Ranked #55 of 1,787 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The clam chowder is delicious. Perfect ambience right on the water. Medium prices. I will return. The chef made a special dip for sweet potato fries. Salmon sandwich unique. The calamari with siracha dip good.

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Lompoc, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great Sunday brunch, delicious food, enthusiastic servers, and the location is unbeatable, right on the river. Easy parking in the Old Town parking structure at the south end. Excellent experience.

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San Francisco, California
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56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took my father for his birthday during Dine Downtown. Booth near the bar was quiet and private. Excellent soup/salad for first course. Mushroom,butternut squash ravioli, salmon and HUGE steak were our entrees. We had to take the steak home there was so much. Both the pineapple upside down cake and creme brûlée were delicious for dessert. Nice leisurely meal,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We ate brunch at Rio City Cafe today after a bike race in old Sacramento. Food was very good, prices were reasonable for a tourist spot. In addition, our server was outstanding. Much better than other options in Old Sacramento.

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Cary, North Carolina
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261 reviews 261 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

One of the bright spots in Old Sacramento. Excellent restaurant right on the river front. We sat outside and enjoyed the pleasant weather. Nice menu with a lot of variety. We had Tostada Chicken, Clam Bowl and Spinach Salad. All were very good. Our server was very friendly and fast. I would go back if we are in Sacramento again.... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family went here for brunch on New Year's eve. We called ahead that morning for reservations. They gave us a wonderful table by the window and we could watch the boats passing by. The waitress was attentive and timely. The menu had many choices and the portions were a good size. The 8 of us all chose different entrees... More 

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Auburn, California
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was our third year celebrating New Year's Eve at Rio City Cafe. Located on the Sacramento River, an exterior deck area is available after dinner for viewing the firework show across the river. The meals are always delicious with a special menu created for the occasion. The service is friendly and supportive of my special dietary needs, and the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've loved Rio City Cafe in Old Town Sacramento for years. Recently, my hubby and I decided to try their weekend brunch, served from 10a - 2 pm (?) What a disappointment!!! The menu is intentionally limited, as Rio City serves a delightful lunch menu starting early in their day as well - but the meal we recently experienced was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Gave them a call and asked if they could accommodate a party of 18 people and was told yes so we decided to give this place a try let me say the waiting staff was great but the food is seriously lacking to say the least. We ordered five steaks medium rare only one steak came medium the other four... More 

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rocklin
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I haven't been here in almost 7 years. It used to be one of my favs; but, not after the other night. A group of colleagues and had dinner after a long day of meetings. Our server was awesome and extremely attentive. The menu is limited if you are not a seafood lover. My chicken was dry and I waft... More 

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Additional Information about Rio City Cafe

Address: 1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
Phone Number: 916-442-8226
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
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 - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Californian

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