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The Waterboy

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2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95814-4215 (20th)
(916) 498-9891
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the Best Hamburgers in Sacramento!

This is a high end restaurant that serves a high end hamburger . . . one of the best in Sacramento. Price tag about $15 but totally worth it :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
2Klecks
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a high end restaurant that serves a high end hamburger . . . one of the best in Sacramento. Price tag about $15 but totally worth it :)

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Consistently good food, nicely presently. A Great place to celebrate special occasions with complementary champagne and very attentive service.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went to Waterboy with my husband and we had such a great meal, we talked about it for weeks after. I have been to Waterboy in years past, but it has been quite a few years since due to a previous so-so experience. The Waterboy is back at the top of our list of places to eat downtown. The... More 

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Sacramento, California
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had lunch with friends. Portions very small and pricey. Had a BLT sandwich and the pork was more fat than meat. The menu said "heirloom tomatoes" and they were barely a little bigger than a cherry tomato. My friend had fish tacos and the fish was tasteless, she had to put a lot of salt to make them edible.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Bread was fresh and memorable. Mixed fried seafood had the most fabulous fried oyster I have had in several years (New Orleans, so don't feel bad). The day boat scallops came with three. Finely done and presented with fresh ingredients: featured three very large scallops. I note it is impossible that these would be Maine day boat scallops, not just... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious .... We ate outside and the service was wonderful ... Nice neighborhood to walk from where we staying...Amber House (B & B)..... Recommend highly....

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Vacaville, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was our first time here. The décor was modern and smart The four of us shared complementary glasses of champagne to celebrate an anniversary. I thought it was a tasteful beginning. For appetizers we enjoyed the Antipasto Plate, and the Bruschetta. The later was my favorite. The Potato-Leek soup was loaded with flavor I wanted more. For the main... More 

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sacramento
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just had a delicious dinner. Filet of sole wrapping pesto sauce, small potatoes, corn purée, delicate slivers of baby peppers.. Beet salad with goat cheese. Pistachio creme brûlée that was so good..

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Florida, US
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stayed one night mid-town in Sacramento, wanting a good meal and saw the TA reviews and appealing menu. No reservations, but was seated in one of several comfortable two-tops. Modern eclectic open decor with many windows to watch street traffic. Although I was initially disappointed with the menu not having all the items I had seen on line, the server... More 

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Modesto, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We met a freind here for dinner on a friday night. Great neighborhood with lots of people walking around. Started off with a Lemon Drop and Deviled eggs. Both very good. Dinner was really great and our server was very knowledgable about the menu and wine. I had the Day Boat Scallops, thery were cooked perfectly and the sweet corn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95814-4215
    (20th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: (916) 498-9891

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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