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1577 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 921-2694
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 0
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place to meet and have lunch

The Virgin Stergeon has been a Sacramento fixture for a long time. The food is good, not great, but the real reason it should not be missed is the ambiance of a floating restaurant and the view of the River and the passing boats. It's a great place to meet friends, have a drink, and/ an appetizer.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Lloyd T
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Eureka, California
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Eureka, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The Virgin Stergeon has been a Sacramento fixture for a long time. The food is good, not great, but the real reason it should not be missed is the ambiance of a floating restaurant and the view of the River and the passing boats. It's a great place to meet friends, have a drink, and/ an appetizer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great location along the river. Cafe itself is not fancy...but is clean, with good food and friendly staff. On a nice day ask for outside seating.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Despite being a local, I had never eaten here before. Hubby's cippino was great, and a good sized serving. I had the steak sandwich and it was cooked perfectly and quite tasty. Salad was average. Service was very friendly and attentive. It's a good place for a casual meal on the river, although I would probably avoid on weekends. One... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Friends took us here and it's on the river so it's a somewhat nice setting, but table/chairs felt dirty and sticky. Food was average. We were given diet soda when we ordered regular soda. We had to send it back and get new ones. Entry ramp can be a bit steep depending on river level.

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Ione, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Ate here as it was close to our hotel; a pleasant surprise. Very casual and RIGHT on the river. It was fun to watch the boats, paddleboarders, etc. My husband and I don't have huge appetites so we both ordered off the appetizer menu. He said his crab cakes were excellent; my mac & cheese definitely was. We split a... More 

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Omaha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

it's a very casual slice of life type restaurant. looked like it had a crowd of regulars. I was really disappointed by the lack of selection for vegetarians. But, if you are looking for a casual bar-food type restaurant with a view of the river. This is a fine choice.

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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The sturgeon is located on the Sacramento River along the garden highway. It is easily accessible and has riverside tables and service. Food is plentiful and of good quality along with reasonably priced drinks and wine. They often have excellent seafood and a variety of specials. Prices are reasonable, within 15-25 dollars per person. A reasonably priced evening and low... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have been here twice on business travel for dinner. Go during the day and you get a great view of the river. It is entertaining to enter the restaurant from the very steep gang walkway. (A few too many and the trip back out could get interesting!) Food is excellent and was consistent on both visits. A great little... More 

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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food here is awesome. Catfish and the shrimp are my favs. Love to be right on the water, nice experience. The folks that work here are super nice and make sure you have everything you need.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The place literally rocks. It is a boat and food is great too. This is my second trip to the Sturgeon and breakfast is as good as dinner. The crab omelet was delicious as was the trout and eggs. If you are in Sacramento you have to stop by.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1577 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: (916) 921-2694

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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