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1577 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 921-2694
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Ranked #187 of 1,787 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Virgin Sturgeon after having been on flights all day from NJ. We knew we'd be tired and we wanted a local, no-nonsense place for dinner and a few drinks. This small restaurant is a barge on the water. You walk down an old airline gangway to enter. The hostess is also one of two waitresses. I started... More 

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Graz, Austria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After almost 3 years I come back, but still a nice an quiet place for relax, dinner, beer drinking, etc., Enviroment around so close to the river is great, mostly a wind brise happen, siiing outside was fine. Peter

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Seemed like a mix of locals and business. Good service. Reasonable and good food Will definitely go back when in the area..

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I ordered the salmon with a side dish and vegetables and salad. It was a healthy meal, and I had enough salmon for another meal! The view is great- right on the river!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Locals place kind of a hole in the wall. First look at menu and wasn't much that interested me. I ordered shrimp cocktail and cuban salad. Got to say majpr surprise. Shrimp cocktail was fine. The cuban salad managed to blow my socks OFF. It was great. Their salad dressing was uber spicy, just up my alley. I usually take... More 

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Folsom, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Virgin Sturgeon is a funky floating restaurant located north of Sacramento on the Sacramento River. (You access the restaurant using the Garden Highway off I-5.) The Virgin is an iconic VERY casual dining institution, visited both by boaters who tie up at the adjacent dock and by diners who park on the Garden Highway and descend the steep ramp... More 

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's a bit of a walk down the airplane gangway (even harder uphill after a few) but well worth it. The view of the Sac River is great as it's a floating restaurant. It's a fun place to hang out and have a few beers. The food is decent but I would consider it a bar with food. I really... More 

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Livermore, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've seen other reviews that slam the place assorted complaints, but I guess the reviewers are not familiar with boat places. Yes the airline loading ramp slopes. It is going down to the river for God's sake. There are signs indicating that all over the place. The food is very good but not spectacular, lots of fish options Simply prepared,... More 

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Floating on the Sacramento River, this restaurant offers some good views and pretty good seafood at reasonable prices. Nothing fancy here as boats pull up, dock and folks come aboard. Wood tables and chairs with a modest food and wine menu. But the seafood is fresh with simple preparations. I have enjoyed their crab cakes (which is an appetizer but... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The service was slow and the food was average at best. The view however is great, sunset on the river has got to be seen. Plus eating on a river boat is cool to.

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Additional Information about Virgin Sturgeon

Address: 1577 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone Number: (916) 921-2694
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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