Sacramento River Dining


When you visit Sacramento, river front dining is a must. There are some great restaurants and dining traditions in Old Sacramento (Old Sac) and then there’s river dining, including a restaurant ON the Sacramento River at Crawdad’s River Cantina located at Riverbank Marina, where the restaurant floats!

Sacramento River isn’t just a body of water, but a culture with boating, fishing, residential communities near the water, tours and entertainment all set to the backdrop of historical Sacramento, a lush oasis which is the heart & soul of California Gold Country.

When you go, here are a few view Sacramento River restaurants to check out:


  • Joe’s Crab Shack, 1210 Front Street, (916) 553-4249
  • Fat City Bar & Cafe, 1015 Front Street, (916) 446-6768
  • Pilot House Restaurant (Delta King), 1000 Front Street, (916) 441-4440
  • Rio City Cafe, 1110 Front Street, (916) 442-8226


  • Bridges On the River 2125 Garden Hwy (916) 641-2125
  • Chevys Fresh Mex – Riverbank Marina 1369 Garden Highway (916) 649-0390
  • Crawdad’s River Cantina, 1375 Garden Highway,
    California Baja Style grilled menu of fish, steak, chicken, pasta, sandwiches, fresh salads and crawdads!
  • Pearl on the River – Riverbank Marina 1379 Garden Highway, (916) 567-3275
    Northern California Cuisine, ingredients from local farms, all at a reasonable price.
  • Sacramento River Train boards at 341 Industrial Way, Woodland, CA, (800) 866-1690
  • Scott’s Seafood on the River 4800 Riverside Blvd., (916) 379-5959
    Sacramento River at Le Rivage Hotel
  • The Virgin Sturgeon 1577 Garden Highway (916) 921-2694

Do you want more tips on dining in Sacramento? Here are the top 10 choices from the California Travel Insider who lives in Sacramento. And another great choice is Enotria, ranked one of the top 50 wine lists in the U.S.

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