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Rio City Cafe

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” (46 reviews)
“jambalaya” (28 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

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have met friends there for great omelets in the morning and salads in the afternoon. The bar does some great cocktails including light options of many of your favorites.

Thank Rower_walker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though very busy we were promptly taken care of and wonderful staff Had reservation and were seated promptly at 1 by the fireplace, perfect seating. We were immediately checked on to see if we wanted a drink and brought water. We are very happy...More

Thank connieahaines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last week my husband, son, daughter in law, two grandsons, ages 4 and 8, and I all had dinner at the Rio City Cafe prior to boarding the Polar Express. We were crunched for time! So, having looked on line at their menu, we were...More

Thank cherylyosh
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We enjoyed an early dinner here after seeing a performance at Music Circus. The heat of the afternoon sun yielded to the soft breezes of the river, as we ate outdoors on a covered patio. I love seafood, so had many delectable choices available to...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We were walking around in the Old Town district and wanting a nice lunch! It was hot, so we wanted to get inside, cool down, and enjoy lunch with the family. This was was fantastic! The wait staff, the food, the cleanliness of the restaurant,...More

Thank Camarofan5
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We stopped here for lunch with some friends. The food was good as was the service. A nice day eating outside made it even better.

Thank meyermichael1
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had 3 couples and made reservations with Open Table. We requested and received outside seating. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was very well presented -beautiful! And what is even more important is that it all tasted delicious! I had the pork...More

Thank dndsuth
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This place got very good ratings on tripadvisor. I would not seek this place out as on of the better restaurants in town. I found the Jambalaya to be very god and the prices decent. The place lacked atmosphere which is weird because I went...More

Thank edz34
Reviewed 7 October 2017 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
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Lynn W
14 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
8 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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