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Rio City Cafe Restaurant

1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
+1 916-442-8226
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (51 reviews)
“jambalaya” (26 reviews)
“rosemary fries” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got turned on to the place by my sister in a previous visit, so I brought wifey here. She doesn't normally like cold shrimp, but she tried the shrimp cocktail and loved it, especially the cocktail sauce which she described as approaching a good...More

Thank Mapamagician
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early October and sat at a table on their large patio. The dishes ordered were: Jambalaya (very good) Swordfish (very good),Crab Cake (very good), Clam Chowder (very good) and a hamburger which was dry and chewy(a disappointment). Overall two of the three were...More

Thank Allan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was comercial in nature, although the waitress was very good at her service for this level of restaurant. I was expecting more of an emphasis on food quality but unfortunately it was not found here.

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for lunch in Old Sacramento, and came for the views as it was on the river. The seating outside is comfortable and they have a pretty good sized deck. The interior seemed to have a very nice bar that overlooks some tables,...More

Thank izuj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice dinner here - Organic chicken for me, and a filet for him. Both were well prepared, and delicious. Service was excellent.

Thank snooksinK.C.
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The restaurant can be very crowded so we had our meal in the bar area where there wasn't a wait. The service was great. The Caesar salad was very large and delicious. The salmon BLT was amazing and highly recommend it. Also, the crab cakes...More

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a super place to eat in Sacramento. It's relaxing to dine by the water, they have a good variety of delicious meals - I especially enjoyed the fish tacos. Excellent service and the manager has such a great personality and visits the guests...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Located right on the Sacramento river next to old town. Walking distance to Raley Field, the train excursions, Embassy Suites hotel and all the fun museums and shops in old town. The service is great, seating outside along the water is nice. We sat and...More

Thank Jlbrooks
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by the quality and atmosphere. Amazing!! Had the salmon and filet. Our server was sweet and attentive. Will dine again!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

I've only been to this place for Brunch and once again it did not disappoint. Get a seat on the lovey riverfront deck and order the Bottomless Mimosas (provided you have a driver or Uber/Lyft etc.) The food is good with both breakfast and lunch...More

Thank pamgro
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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, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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