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Rio City Cafe

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American, Californian, Southwestern
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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
916-442-8226
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
A Little Disappointed...

Never got a chance to taste the food here. I had been one time previously for a business lunch and the service was off and the food ok. Our last outing the we waited for a table, got snubbed by the hostess, couldn't get a drink or order taken, 25 minutes later, we got up and left..so the Rio City... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
shanlin916
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Fair Oaks, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fair Oaks, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Never got a chance to taste the food here. I had been one time previously for a business lunch and the service was off and the food ok. Our last outing the we waited for a table, got snubbed by the hostess, couldn't get a drink or order taken, 25 minutes later, we got up and left..so the Rio City... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I've been here a couple of times. The food is good, a little pricey. Great sitting by the water visiting with friends and enjoying good food.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Rio City Cafe is right on the river in Old Sacramento. The service, ambiance, and food are superb. I eat here as often as I can. It is my go-to spit in Old Sacramento.

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Crescent City, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived for a late lunch March 19th at 2pm. The marvelous hostess seated us outdoors on the edge of the balcony with an amazing river view and the river boat hotel docked below. Stella Artois and Corona on draft is COLD and the Calamari appetizer was the best we've ever had. Our lunch was Jambalaya and a Cuban sandwich,... More 

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Aurora, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

On a beautiful spring day in Old Sacramento it seems a shame to lunch indoors ... the Rio City Cafe is the perfect solution ... casual dining with excellent service and interesting good food ... we had the Chicken Salad Sandwich ... not usually my favourite, but this was the best we have ever had ... served on very interesting... More 

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Biggs
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I'm not sure I have anything bad to say about this restaurant. We were a large family party 25+ with several small children. We had reservations & as soon as we got to the restaurant they were ready for us to be seated. We were placed away from the other diners. Immediately our served was getting waters & drink orders.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I read Trip Advisor reviews prior to visiting Old Sacramento and selected Rio City Cafe based on the reviews. I have seldom been disappointed with Trip Advisor reviews, but this time they were off the mark. I read several good reviews about the Kobe burger and fries, so I ordered the burger. My burger was dry and tasteless (in fact... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Good service, great food and a wonderful wine selection. It's located in a trendy area in Old Town Sacramento. There are quite a few resturants in the area but most tend to be very causal. The Rio Cafe is good for eating outside and watching the water as well as having a business meeting

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went for the Chilean Sea Bass for an early Valentines dinner. The $29 price for this entrée made me hesitate but it was well worth it. Crab cake appetizers were great. Wine list has plenty of options. While this was a pricey dinner, you can get a hamburger here and enjoy the River if it is warm enough.

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Annemasse, France
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252 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I enjoyed my Kobe beef burger with perfect fries, cooked rare even thought the menu says they only do medium... Such a sweet waitress, too. Free refills on the espresso, but it was not hot enough..... Nice selection of wines by the glass. And they let you taste it first.

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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: 916-442-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
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

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