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The Waterboy

2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95814-4215
(916) 498-9891
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Ranked #4 of 1,754 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Basically, you come here to share great food with friends. I had the seared scallops which were great and there is a good choice of wine by the glass. The staff were attentive and the chef was obviously on top form. Even on a Monday night, the restaurant was buzzing. But don't expect a pretentious Gordon Ramsay style of up-market... More

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have eaten here many times. The food is fresh, well prepared and very good. The servers are personable and attentive. I would and do recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A friend from Sacramento took me to The Waterboy and the food was fantastic. The flavors were interesting and they did a good job putting things together just right. I Fall Minestrone was really amazing and I had a bit of my friend's dessert: pumpkin spice pot de crème - fantastic. Definitely give it a try.

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Dallas, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On the recommendation of a friend I made may way across town while I was in Sacramento on business to The Waterboy for lunch and was not disappointed. Several interesting menu choices, I selected the rockfish, which was delicious and enjoyed an excellent cafe latte. Wish I could have returned to sample some more of their menu....and will make a... More

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North Hills
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293 reviews 293 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My business partner and I decided to visit THE WATERBOY restaurant in Sacramento. It’s a good thing that we made reservations as it was quite crowded. (That’s a hint!) The last time we ate there was about a year and a half ago. This time my business partner ordered the Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce. His entrée... More

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food here is phenomenal and so are the bartenders--where I've always eaten. The bar is small and the fact that there is rarely a seat open is a testament to both the fantastic food and the personalities there. The owner/chef frequently pops out from the kitchen giving it that personal touch--the prices are in line with other similar restaurants... More

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have had several dinners at Waterboy over the last year and have tried so many of their menu choices. Each has been an incredible culinary experience.....delicious and as seasons evolve, so do the dishes. Would highly recommend you experience this wonderful restaurant!

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Earth, Texas
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217 reviews 217 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had dinner at The Waterboy while in town for 3 nights and I am glad we followed the good ratings here at TA. The restaurant is conveniently located in midtown Sacramento on Capitol Avenue. Food and service was outstanding. We had 3 different appetizers, entrees and deserts and everyone in out group agreed that it was excellent. I also... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very popular place. We made reservations for lunch, and ordered mahi mahi. It was the special for the day, and came with a small portion of mashed potato, capers, caramelized onion, bacon, and a few kernels of corn. The whole dish was drenched in a buttery sauce. It was very tasty, but maybe not too healthful. The... More

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Dinner with wife and son visiting from DC. Had an early dinner as my son was still adjusting to the time change; EDT to PDT. Started with drinks. Son had a Primm cup and I had my usual, Kettle One on the rocks. Ordered the deviled egg appetizer; it was delicious. Wife had the beet salad. Son ordered the gazpacho... More

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