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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (49 reviews)
“jambalaya” (28 reviews)
“rosemary fries” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 30 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
Reviewed 5 October 2017 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 22 September 2017 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 22 September 2017

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 19 September 2017

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.
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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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