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Rio City Cafe

1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
+1 916-442-8226
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (49 reviews)
“jambalaya” (28 reviews)
“rosemary fries” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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Reviewed yesterday

Met a friend to visit and wander around "Old Sacramento" attraction. Wanted to stop by here for lunch. Very Good plan. Had lunch on the open patio area with excellent overlooks of the river and Tower Bridge. Impeccable service and a Very Good lunch. Food...More

Thank Jaded-Bird
Reviewed yesterday

We've now used this resturant twice for large parties, most recently my sister's baby shower and in the past for my grandfather's 70th Birthday party. They really handle groups well and are extremely accommodating. I love how they crafted a tailored menu just for us...More

Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called on the way to see if we could bring our puppy. The hostess told us that they had a certain area for dogs. Got there, table was perfect. Great views of the Sacramento River and the Tower Bridge. A complimentary bowl of water for...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a sweltering day of 110F in Sacramento it was good to unwind on the deck of this riverfront cafe. Although there was AC inside, the river provided a breeze that cooled it down to about 80F on the deck with the shades pulled down...More

1  Thank Y880BUpatrickb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is consistently delicious, “tight” but varied menu with something for everyone. We have been bringing out of town guests here for over 18 years. Never disappointed! Our dinner this evening was no exception. And service was a 9.5!!!

Thank AnewMunsterfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to have lunch as right in river. Staff were pleasant and helpful and food was nice they charge $4 to Share a plate

Thank mummydearest1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rio City Cafe has been a favorite of ours for more than 20 years. No matter the season, the food is always excellent. In the summer, when the Delta Breeze is coming up the river, there is nothing like sitting out on the deck,...More

1  Thank kevinandmonicajones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My party of 10 recent dined for dinner. Server was pleasant and provided timely service for our large group. The bread appetizer was great for the first bite or two, The bread ends up soaking up too much oil and then is too soggy to...More

Thank Mitsuko0207
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

The place had a terrace that overlooked the river and old bridge. We had only drinks and I got my cocktail outside the menu. The place was nice but nothing fancy.

Thank Emmaahonen
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We had an early dinner on a Friday, we had reservations, but at 5 pm, probably didn't need them. My husband said the salmon was wonderful, and I liked the Jambalaya. Service was great, and key lime pie delicious.

Thank Alice W
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Lynn W
October 14, 2017|
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Response from CaCoolMike | Reviewed this property |
They have Valet parking but there is plenty of parking lot space across the road. Pricing for the menu I would consider to be moderate for what you get.
Linda E
May 8, 2017|
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Response from MCADAMA | Reviewed this property |
I'm with other commenters...check their website for the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-442-8226
We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh American cuisine with lots of meats and seafood on the scenic riverfront in Old Sacramento. Casual, full bar, kid-friendly, fun atmosphere. Park in the Tower Bridge Garage, bring in your ticket, and we validate for 2 hours.
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