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Crawdad's River Cantina

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1375 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833-9735
+1 916-929-2268
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
“crawdads” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1375 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833-9735
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch, sorted outdoor right along the river with wonderful breeze. A lovely afternoon with fantastic wine selections, fresh seafood and beautiful ambience

Thank Dorothy Y
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Restaurant in a floating "pier" that rises with the river tide, that it faces. Has traditional New Orleans food, that was excellent. You know, gumbo, jambalaya, Étouffée etc. Loved it!!!

Thank charles l
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were warmly welcomed by "Taryn". So, right away, we're off to a great start. We got seated on the outside deck; on the water front. It was a beautiful night, so the tasty mixed drinks & beer were a bonus. We ordered a bucket...More

Thank Margaret N
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I really enjoyed my meal and beers at Crawdad's. I really couldn't tell how nice this place was by the photos on trip advisor but I can say after visiting it felt up scale. I don't come to Sacramento very much and so I'm not...More

Thank Luv2Adventure
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The food is very good. View of river is nice. If you are worried about weather, they have tables that are under cover, heat coming out of the floor by tables, and open to the outside. Come at sunset. October is a great month less...More

Thank TravelLynn2015
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I few into Sacramento and I found a Groupon for lunch at the restaurant. We arrived at 2p on a week day and found about 15 people eating lunch. The positive was the server we had. She was very attentive and always...More

Thank gisnyder
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We had reservations at the larger place in the same complex. We decided to check this place out since the wait was so long at the other. We were fortunate to abandon our reservation and eat here. We ate right at the river's edge. The...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed September 7, 2016

We had time to kill before a departing flight from Sacramento so I googled riverfront dining and decided to try Crawdad's. You couldn't get any closer to the river than this place! Our table was on the river's edge. We both started with a cocktail...More

Thank soulsisters
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This place has an awesome patio for drink or lunch and dinner on the river. Very cool decor and always a solid meal. The clam chowder is great and the beers are always cold. Good spot for a lunch meeting or a local nightcap.

Thank TruckeeTroutTraveler
Reviewed August 30, 2016

This restaurant seems as though it is in the middle of some major changes, and if it isn't, it needs to be. I went with a party of 7 for lunch. We had made reservations to be seated outside, but were told that we could...More

Thank Dani N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1375 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833-9735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-929-2268
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