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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
+1 916-442-8226
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a Tuesday evening with a group of business associates. Table of 8 and we had the patio pretty much to ourselves. Took over an hour to get the food and my signature dish of sea bass medallions was not edible. It was so dry and tasteless that I left most of the dinner on the plate. With... More 

Thank bjd352
Santa Clarita, California
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for a quick lunch. Very fast service, attentive waitresses and a comfortable atmosphere. Reasonably priced items (especially for being on the river) & I would highly recommend over the comercialized Crab Shack next door. Try the clam chowder on a cold day-you wont be disappointed!

Thank Stephen S
West Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My son and I came here to eat in October and wanted to sit on the patio. We were a bit disappointed that they had non-transparent plastic up because there had been some rainy weather. I love to watch the river while I eat. There was very little on the menu for people who don't eat meat or fish, but... More 

Thank CaitySue55
Roseville, California
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

There's really only 2 good restaurants on the Sac River, which is a nice place for brunch or lunch or just kicking back looking at the river and boaters. There are several other good restaurants but they are more the boat in, funky kind Think Crawdad's, Joe's Crab Shack,, Pearl (pretty good), The Virgin Sturgeon, and of course Swabbie's. One... More 

Thank Steve R
Carmichael, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Crowded on weekends. I had huevos ranchero's and it was very good. Other family members had brunch and eggs were poor, sausage was poor but pancakes good. Burger not good. Pretty location on the river.

Thank SCB1954
Fair Oaks, California
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235 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Early dinner before an event at Golden One Arena. Party of six that had a variety of entrees. Getting seated was interesting, we had reservations for party of six which they called to confirm and they prepared a table of 8 for us which seemed to throw them for a loop. Everyone enjoyed the meal and had no complaints. River... More 

Thank Susanlynn53
El Dorado Hills, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Assuming the weather is hospitable it is wonderful to sit next to the rail and watch as the various watercraft traverse along side. The food is fine as are the drinks. A wonderful place to take visitors to see a side of Sacramento [Old Town and Railroad museum] they probably don't have a clue exists.

Thank Ray M
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This venue was perfect for my best friend's shower. The brunch and bottomless mimosas were fantastic and the staff so helpful. Stephanie, the event manager, was such a gem and really made the event a success. Set up was easy in our private room and I decorated how I wanted. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a charming shower... More 

Thank cheyrod21
Napa, California
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

It is sad but true, old Sacramento needs a facelift. Many of the storefronts are vacant. But if you want a fun and very reasonable place to eat, try Rio City Cafe. The staff are the highlight, very friendly and personable, they truly enjoy their jobs.

Thank linda123405
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

So the reviews on this place are mixed with good reason. I was part of a business group. We were told the only reservation available was for 7:30 and my part of the group arrived late (7:45). The place was practically empty. Service was ok, not great. Food was less than ok. Had the veal special, which was so over... More 

Thank SOwinemaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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?