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Rio City Cafe Restaurant

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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
+1 916-442-8226
10:00 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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Rocklin, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding service and good menu. It is right on the river and atomosphere was great. I ordered something I did not like and the server noticed I wasn't eating it. She alerted the manager who took it off our bill and asked if they could get me something else. Great service. Highly recommend

Thank bill w
Placentia, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was staying in Woodland and took a 15 min drive into city. Had a great, casual dinner. Must get the cheese bread appetizer! I would go again.

Thank David M
Merced, California
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269 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite go to restaurant in Sacramento. My companion and I were seated on the patio with great views of the Sacramento River and Tower Bridge. We had pasta and jambalaya for dinner. Both were excellent. The waitress was friendly and efficient. The Rio City Cafe has never disappointed, so I'll be back!

Thank Cali4niahiker
Redding, California, USA
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is the view of the Sacramento river breathtaking ...the food is incredibly satisfying. The calamari with deep fried lemon slices is to die for. A must try: the mojito.

Thank Denis V
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are spiderwebs all over the place. It's impossible to ignore it since it's right in your sight and near your food. The salad we had was tasting good, but the waitress didn't mention it was a small size, too small to only have this for lunch. The place has potential, but they really should have more attention with maintenance... More 

Thank 0karolines0
Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch today with friends at this restaurant located in Old Sacramento along the riverfront. We were there when it opened at 10, quickly seated, and found the Saturday menu loaded with brunch and lunch items in mid-range pricing. My husband is fond of Monte Cristo sandwiches and was delighted to not only find the dish on the menu,... More 

Thank jah1975
Fair Oaks, California
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360 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our plan was to have a lovely lunch on the river with friends visiting from North Carolina. Our party of six had a reservation and were seated on the patio. So far, so good. Now , the down side...there were tables of celebrating Sacramento State graduates drinking and shouting. There was also a Coast Guard helicopter circling above and the... More 

Thank Maryann L
Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice for lunch, and enjoyed it both times. It's a big restaurant on the river, with lots of outdoor seating, although a bit cramped. Menu choices are basic fare, but very well prepared: our burgers, fish & chips, and salads were all very good. Prices are reasonable. This is a busy restaurant, so it is helpful to... More 

Thank Erik R
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130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant several times and it is worth the hassle of going into the Old Town Sacramento on a sunny day or a hot evening to sit outside along the river. The food is always consistent and good. There is nothing extraordinary here, but it's a fun dining experience.

Thank chat89
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good grilled salmon. Unique and flavorful French fries seasoned with rosemary. Good beer selection with a few West Coast beers on draft offered in addition to a few imports. Plentiful outdoor seating along river. Friendly and efficient service. Of note, the menu posted outside the restaurant is the "weekly/weekday" menu and is slightly different from the menu offered on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: +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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?