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Rio City Cafe

1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
+1 916-442-8226
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“jambalaya” (28 reviews)
“rosemary fries” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in between a plane flight and a business meeting the day I visited Rio City. Naturally, I went to TripAdvisor to find a good place to eat near my appointment. The Rio City Cafe was at the top of the list, I looked...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rio city cafe is the perfect example that looks can deceive. Doesn’t look like much on the outside, but great patio in the back, with a view over the river. The food vas very good, and the service was fast. Try the jambalaya if you...More

Thank Bent O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad i watched the sunset over the lift bridge. Good food too. I really liked our waitress, too. Recommended.

Thank ttp620
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had brunch here about three years ago that wasn't very good but decided to try dinner on a Saturday night at 6:30 pm. Hostess said there was a 20-minute wait for the patio, so I opted for a table inside. Service by Christina and...More

Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The location of Rio City Cafe along the Sacramento River was lovely on a comfortable summer evening. While the service was friendly, the food was less than satisfactory. We dined with another couple and both of the ladies who shared the crab queso appetizer became...More

2  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I walked to Old Town then decided to try Rio City Cafe mostly so we could sit out on the deck and watch the river traffic. Food was good. I had the salmon BLT...very good ...good size too! Saturday and Sunday they have...More

Thank ltzme
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Always great food and sitting outside by the river tops it off. They have a beautiful bar and I would say this is a perfect spot for dates or friends getting together. Not really a place for kids unless they are well behaved.

Thank Lana F
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Met a friend to visit and wander around "Old Sacramento" attraction. Wanted to stop by here for lunch. Very Good plan. Had lunch on the open patio area with excellent overlooks of the river and Tower Bridge. Impeccable service and a Very Good lunch. Food...More

Thank Jaded-Bird
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We've now used this resturant twice for large parties, most recently my sister's baby shower and in the past for my grandfather's 70th Birthday party. They really handle groups well and are extremely accommodating. I love how they crafted a tailored menu just for us...More

Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Called on the way to see if we could bring our puppy. The hostess told us that they had a certain area for dogs. Got there, table was perfect. Great views of the Sacramento River and the Tower Bridge. A complimentary bowl of water for...More

Thank Andrew S
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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, Drinks, Brunch
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, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, 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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