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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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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Cute place right on the river. Wasn't too busy on a Monday night, at 6 PM. We were seated right away. We opted to sit inside. We spent the day on a river, and it was nice to have some a/c. We ordered drinks and...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed May 28, 2018

The last few times we come here we have been disappointed with the food. When it comes to wanting the best ambiance for dinner, it is here or Scott's Seafood and it saddens me that both restaurants have been disappointing in the food department. Whether...More

2  Thank Ranchwed
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I would give most restaurants that serve this type of food an average rating -- the food just is too heavy for my taste. Lots of fried items, crab salad loaded in mayo, etc. If that is your favorite though, Rio City is a great...More

Thank GFP32999
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This was an almost perfect experience starting with our waiter, Jarred. He was the perfect waiter for us. He anticipated everything we wanted or needed through out our time there. The first clue was when the iced tea was delivered to our table within a...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant great atmosphere trendy and great food for all ages, gluten-free options available not too many to choose from though, they do have a gluten-free bun for hamburger options but as I walked in I saw their prep kitchen in which all food is...More

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We had a great dinner (Clam chowder, Shrimp/Crab Louie salad, shared Apple Crisp dessert) sitting on the outside deck while the sun was setting. It iwas very nice.

Thank GigiRoss2014
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Enjoyed a delicious birthday lunch with my 2 granddaughters here in March. We were able to sit at a river-view table on the outside deck. This is one of a few eating establishments here in Sacramento with water views of our two converging rivers,,,,,truly a...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Waitress was amazing with spot advice on food selections. All of us were happy, which is hard to do... Good bar service too. Highly recomend

Thank Don P
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I particularly enjoyed meeting my business associates and friends at the bar when Rio City offers fresh oysters. They always have a great appetizers and adult libations.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I was in charge of planning a 60th anniversary party for close friends and, after talking to several restaurants in the Old Sacramento area, I chose the Rio City Café. Stephanie, who is their catering manager, was extremely helpful in the planning of the event...More

Thank Jerrold B
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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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, 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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