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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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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Description: We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh American cuisine with lots of...
We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh American cuisine with lots of meats and seafood on the scenic riverfront in Old Sacramento. Casual, full bar, kid-friendly, fun atmosphere.
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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
Excellent Service

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Rio City Cafe. We were admittedly early in the evening but we were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The service was truly excellent. Our waiter again greeted us warmly and had a wonderful sense of humor. Our drinks were served promptly. My companion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
LLion
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El Dorado Hills, California
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Virginia City, Nevada
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to dine on the river and decided to try The Rio City Cafe. We opted to sit in the enclosed deck area so we would have a view of the river. All the window tables were full so we were seated at a table in the middle of the deck. We were below the heaters... More 

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Thank Stacy F
Conway, NH
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop in with my family for lunch while visiting Sacramento. The bartender was friendly and engaging, while I waited for them to arrive. She gave us a nice table by the fireplace. Lunch and service were top notch. We are on going back for brunch, before we headed back east. Always a favorite of ours!!!

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Thank tespaulding1
Stoneville, Mississippi
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group went to this restaurant because it was within walking distance of the Embassy Suites. The hostess and waitress was friendly and polite. The service was a little slow but not too bad. We tried several different items on the menu. The clam chowder was excellent and the rest of the food was ok.

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Thank judith7712
Chico, CA
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there 3 hours talking with friends. Staff was wonderful. Kept refilling coffee & bottomless mimosas and didn't make us feel rushed to give up our table. Huevos rancheros was delicious!

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Thank ctunnell
El Dorado Hills, California
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Rio City Cafe. We were admittedly early in the evening but we were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The service was truly excellent. Our waiter again greeted us warmly and had a wonderful sense of humor. Our drinks were served promptly. My companion had tea and I had a nice happy hour priced... More 

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Thank LLion
Concord
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252 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the river! Found seating for us at the river's edge. There were eight of us, so one might expect indifferent service. Thank you, Ross. Ross went out of his way (maybe he always does) to provide attentive service, with a sense of humor. We liked the menu. We liked the beer / wine selections. If you want to sit... More 

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Thank saolsen11
Herndon, Virginia
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently was in Sacramento on business and had dinner with co-workers at Rio City Cafe. This is a very nice restaurant. They have an extensive drink menu with interesting drinks like "The Skinny". The food was very good and the service was excellent. Their bartender makes great drinks. I suggest trying the Prawn Scampi and the Sauteed Spinach side... More 

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Thank Gwendolyn R
Sacramento, California, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy our visits here. Come early and sit by the river! The Mimosas are great, but they make an even better Gin Fizz. After being told repeatedly that the French Toast was terrific, I ordered it. Not such a big fan, especially with so many other tempting things on the menu.

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Thank Margot M
Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Burgers, fish or steak. All perfectly cooked and served beautifully. The bread with vinegar is so amazing. A little pricey but, dinner on the river is a beautiful view and makes a lovely evening.

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Thank Kari C
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to take out of town guests to show them the classy side of old Sacramento. The cuisine is tasty, the service attentive, and the view of the RIverboat is uniquely Sacramento.

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Thank Jladybug

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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 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh American cuisine with lots of meats and seafood on the scenic riverfront in Old Sacramento. Casual, full bar, kid-friendly, fun atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 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?