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Rio City Cafe

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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food came to 13 of us all at the same time. Nice views. Service was good. Everyone liked their food, except: Santa Fe Chicken Salad needs more substance: more corn, maybe black beans, etc.

Thank mychaddy
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is right by the river in Old Sacramento. They had a seasonal special BBQ menu. The Jerk Chicken was awesome. Try also the peach cobbler- good food and friendly service.

Thank SunNY10018
West Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great outdoor dining overlooking the Sacramento River. Waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. Casual dress is acceptable allowing for a casual dining expexperience.

Thank chucktodd75
West Hollywood, California
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Next to where you board a sightseeing boat, this place has great indoor seating. Staff, and even customers, provide a friendly vibe. Food is very good, as is the service. Decent prices, good views of the Sacramento River and good parking. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank s j
San Jose, California
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The great views, outdoor seating and good food keep bringing us back. Whenever we are in town, we end up here. We love sitting on the deck overlooking the river. And the food and service is very good, so we will be back.

Thank Dean B
Fair Oaks, California
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316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled with gluten free relatives, found super tacos for them, fresh bread and great seafood for us, everyone won!

Thank kcdenman
Merced, California
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247 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had late lunch on the patio. It was over 90 yet there was a breeze going. It felt quite comfortable. We were protected from the sun by large umbrellas. The food was very good. I had fish and chips, my companion had the vegetarian entree, which she stated was delicious. Our server Maria was friendly and attentive. I have dined... More 

Thank Cali4niahiker
Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got home from a wonderful experience at this place.. It's right on the river.. A beautiful view from our outside location. It was a celebration that 30 family members attended. The service was great.. Very attentive! It was brunch and everyone was happy with their choices .. I had the breakfast combo.. Too much food for me, but so... More 

Thank Cshillings
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rio City Restaurant is a favorite of ours on the deck enjoying the summer evenings along with a light meal.

Thank Lagden
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a great buzz about the place with every table occupied. Best to book ahead rather than chance it. The menu was plenty, better than having pages to choose from. The service, value and quality was very good.

Thank DAKManson

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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, Bar, Steakhouse
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
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?