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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%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“jambalaya” (27 reviews)
“rosemary fries” (13 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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1 - 10 of 512 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place had a terrace that overlooked the river and old bridge. We had only drinks and I got my cocktail outside the menu. The place was nice but nothing fancy.

Thank Emmaahonen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an early dinner on a Friday, we had reservations, but at 5 pm, probably didn't need them. My husband said the salmon was wonderful, and I liked the Jambalaya. Service was great, and key lime pie delicious.

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eyed this place several times when visiting but always chose another place to eat. Don't do that. The view from here is great, on the river you cant beat that. My wife and I and both had a steak I don't remember the...More

Thank Bobby59
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The sourdough bread with cheese and balsamic appetizer is to die for. Ribs are outstanding. Great servers (Andra and Andrea, twins!). Best bet in Old Sac.

Thank waldowheeler
Reviewed 5 June 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 29 May 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

1  Thank Ranchwed
Reviewed 28 May 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 28 May 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 30 April 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 13 April 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
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Lynn W
15 October 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
9 May 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, Drinks, Brunch
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
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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