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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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Open Now
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed March 14, 2018

This place used to be very nice. I had many very good meals with equally good service. I returned recently after not dining at Rio City Café for several years. The whole décor and vibe have been taken down a notch (or 5 notches). The...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed March 7, 2018

While in Sacramento for a conference a group of colleagues and myself made reservations for our group at the Rio City Cafe. The waitress was great! She gave us suggestions from the menu that turned out to be wonderful, and she was very prompt and...More

Thank Htown77
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Our bartender was Donell was absolutely amazing. We had the clam chowder in a bread bowl that she recommended and it was by far the best I’ve had in a long time. We will come back for sure. They also validate your parking.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Work group from Seattle, Boise, Salt Lake City, Portland, Spokane and Sacramento all met for dinner. What a great venue. Wait staff was superb and the selection of food was outstanding. A walk through Old Sac was great ahead of time. I would recommend to...More

Thank BothellEnglandLover
Reviewed February 13, 2018

We were looking for a nice place to have dinner in Old Sac. We went to Joe's and it was a 55 minute wait so we walked down to Rio City. We thought it was closed until my husband opened the door. We were seated...More

Thank Patti S
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Lynn W
October 15, 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 9, 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
US$10 - US$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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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