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Virgin Sturgeon

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1577 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833-9804
(916) 921-2694
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Spring Grove, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't use the old airline tramway if the river is down - it will be a precarious trip up and down but once inside all that is forgotten! Start with the sturgeon appetizer - crispy tender slices of sturgeon with a honey like glaze. Delisth. Black bean soup is a must. I had the fish tacos which were plentiful and... More 

Thank Jo D
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Food here is good - better than you think it will be considering it is a "river rat" dive bar...lots of fresh fish and Mexican dishes. The tamales are good and my husband said the Cuban omelet was fab. They don't have a deep fryer so no fries with burgers but they have good cheesecake desserts. Benedict is very good... More 

Thank CaliforniaFussbudget
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This is such a great venue but it needs some work on the insides and the food. I'm all for classic, nostalgic and rustic but clean it up and keep the food current, tasty and visually pleasing! It's a diamond in the rough.

Thank John T
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Overpriced. Take caution walking down the very steep rail cars entrance to the restaurant entrance. Best part of experience...accidental sea otter (?) show in the river. Food = mediocre for price. Decor = 1970s retro. Sturgeon, smoked appetizer. Meh. Wish we had tried another restaurant for the money.

Thank Kooloomahwinkblink
Medford, Oregon
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

What better way to visit with fiends than to be outside enjoying fish tacos (week of Cinco de Mayo) on the outside patio looking at the Sacramento River - really nice place, nice food, nice ...

Thank GFrib
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for many years. It has a laid back ambiance with excellent food and drinks. A great spot to enjoy a nice casual dinner or beverage and take in the sunset on the river. A unique setting with an excellent staff.

Thank Thomas H
Wheaton, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice setting on the Sacramento River, especially in Spring when the water is up. This place continues to attract regulars with good food and service. Try the catfish!

Thank Jack L
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604 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for well over 20 years. It's actually a barge that sits on the river. It's a funky place with indoor and outdoor seating. During the summer, the boats can tie up to the dock and grab a quick bite. The fish choices are plentiful and this trip we shared the sampler platter with... More 

Thank legsbell
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285 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stopped on our way South for the Winter and returned to this facility after several years. Steep incline to entire, a challenge for 80 year olds. Martini was a little thin but help was friendly. Out of some menu items.

Thank Dick292
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I took my cousin here for brunch on her 60th birthday. If you can walk up and down the long plank with the Sacramento River as low as it is you know you're still young and strong. (Walking up after a couple of drinks is a great core strength test too:) but seriously this river stop is a must. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1577 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833-9804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: (916) 921-2694

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?