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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought our friends from New York to the Rio City Cafe for lunch. Everyone enjoyed the drinks and food very much.

Thank ginawander
Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

but, in summer, you do Not want to be outside at dinner time, TOO HOT, TOO SUNNY! Stay inside away from the windows or you'll cook. Food is Good, not very daring. A bit pricey.

Thank LoveToTravelSamson
Roseville, California
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friends made reservations for our party of four on a Wednesday evening in July at 5:30 p.m. From out of town, we drove through heavy traffic, detours due to construction, and searched for parking near the restaurant, seeking easy access. We found a space across the street. However, the entrance to the restaurant is across railroad tracks and up an... More 

Thank adley s
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the Rio City Cafe can't be beat! It is located right on the Sacramento River. We sat on the patio and the weather was perfect. We tried the cheese bread which was incredible! We all ordered steaks which were delicious. My husband said it was one of his favorite meals on vacation. I can't wait to return.

Thank 50statestraveler
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We explored the restaurant with a friend, who'd heard it was good. All of three of us thought the food, service, atmosphere were excellent. Special was a seafood fettuccini - fresh pasta cooked perfectly al dente with shrimp, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, all in a white wine, garlic sauce. Incredibly good. Great wine and drink selection. Some of the best... More 

Thank Imacowgirl
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a day to spend in old Sacramento, it was a must to have lunch close to the river. The atmosphere was amazing. We visited on a Tuesday after the holiday weekend and unfortunately we were disappointed. The server told us the cook was off for the day since he worked so hard over the weekend. This should of... More 

Thank Jonelle E
Mission Viejo
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice meal while watching the river flow by. the wait staff was attentive and the food was prepared well. I had the salmon . Even though this is in touristy spot its was still a nice place to eat.

Thank TravlnDad
Lincoln, California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple visited the Rio City Cafe for lunch on a Friday based on a recommendation from a friend. We had just spent the morning in the Railroad Museum (very much worth a visit as well) then did a 10 minute walk to the restaurant. If the weather is good (perfect for us) be sure... More 

Thank Lewis61944
Sacramento, Ca
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took several out-of-town guests to dinner at Rio City Cafe, and they thoroughly enjoyed dinner on the patio overlooking the Sacramento River. It was a large group, and things were handled flawlessly. The staff was careful to ensure that the hot weather and sun were deflected so it was an enjoyable experience for everyone. Our waiter was very helpful... More 

Thank SactoTravels
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to enjoy a nice lunch along the river in Old Sacramento on a very warm Saturday. We called for reservations and were seated right away at a nice table overlooking the Sacramento River. Our waitress Michelle was right there with a nice smile and our menus. She took our drink order and came back with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Valet Parking
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 19164428226
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?