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American, Bar
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5871 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95837-9316
+1 916-920-8088
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:30 - 22:00
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Elk Grove, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The waitress was extremely rude! I am very unhappy with the service provided. I asked who are server was and she stated our server wasn't there that she called in so that is why our service was so bad. In other words, we need to sit somewhere else!!!

Thank Renee F
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a fun, cool kind of hang out where everyone is your friend. Tacos are super yummy and unusual since they encrusted the tortillas with parmesan! I had shredded beef and my hubby had grilled shrimp. Beer was cold, music was fun and day near the water beautiful! They did charge a $10 cover fee to enter and their prices... More 

Thank dndsuth
Cape Coral, Florida
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218 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited with a friend for lunch before heading for the airport. It is very close to airport.. Not many people there at that time, and they had been shut down for a couple of months due to the heavy flooding in the area. Casual type place - we had burgers and they were good. Right on the river. Many outdoor... More 

Thank Suzy_Florida08
Sacramento, California
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Swabbies is a great place for a great time. Live music on the weekends at least. Especially fun in the summer with outdoor mini concerts, people pulling up in their boats and just generally having a good time.

Thank Dustin B
Laguna Beach, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016

My friend took me here for a "scenic" lunch by the river. The place is kind of fun and there was live music in the outside area of picnic tables and pirate themed decoration. We arrived about 1:30 and about 1/2 the tables were full. Once seated, a server came and threw menus down on the table. After about 25... More 

1 Thank caw18
Modesto, California
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had an opportunity to eat here today, 10-4-16. The atmosphere is all natural. Almost everything is outside. The view is great, right on the Sacramento River. Check this place out. Especially there music line up during the summer. If you want to wear your shorts, t-shirt, and flip flops your right at home, at the same time business attire is... More 

Thank Ronald A
Sacramento, California
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The place could use a good cleaning, but I guess being on the river has some drawbacks.. on a night like tonight, with cooler tempts and a nice breeze it was fine...I had a house salad and a fish taco.. I liked the crunch of the taco shell..very different.. maybe too much lettuce, but I just took some out..☺️ I... More 

1 Thank Cshillings
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

While this is a great riverside location and the decor is fun and kitchy, the clientele is a bit sketchy. They allow smoking which invites a more biker-like crowd who rely heavily on beer drinking. The Fish tacos were much better the last time I was there. This time, they tasted like fried packaged large fish sticks with over-cooked cheese.... More 

Thank Janis L
Elk Grove, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Chips and salsa for six dollars which was Costco chips with parmesan cheese and season salt sprinkled on them. Salsa was Pace Picante Sauce. Two tacos for $12 with Stale shells. The waitresses probably make way more money getting tips from people who buy beer in the section where the band is playing. Because of this they are absent most... More 

Thank EGresident
Scottsdale, AZ
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fun outdoor venue along the Sacramento River. Lots of shade trees to help keep cooler on those hot summer days. Tacos are their specialty. Beer is cold, even when it's busy. Very laid back atmosphere. Be prepared to pay a cover charge for live entertainment days.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5871 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95837-9316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-920-8088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?