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Rio City Cafe

1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
+1 916-442-8226
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 14 February 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 13 February 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
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Validated parking at the big garage across the railroad tracks half a block away. Outside and inside seating -- we chose inside due to wind. Four for lunch at 12:30 on a Saturday. No waiting, seated in a half-moon booth, very comfortable. Water came quickly,...More

Thank DJ F
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is one of my favorite places along the Sacramento River Front. If you are able to get a window seat, the view is fantastic. The food is good, a little pricey so take your credit card, but for a romantic luncheon/dinner it is worth...More

Thank OceanLover68
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We have been coming to Rio City Cafe for a number of years when we stay at The Delta King. Our wait person (from Rumania) was excellent - attentive w/o hovering and so very pleasant. We all three decided on the cheeseburgers as we weren't...More

Thank Ms_Gary
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We were hanging out at home and got the urge to go and sit by the water and have a little wine and something to eat. Our friends drove up from the Bay Area and met us here. Although it was pretty busy, we were...More

Thank Reganjca
Reviewed 8 January 2018

One of the more affordable restaurants in Old Sac and right on the river. They have an enclosed patio so even in winter it's comfortable and a lot less noisy than in the other parts of the restaurant. The portions are very large so you...More

Thank Andy R
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Questions & Answers
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
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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