Rio City Cafe

Rio City Cafe

Call first to reserve an outdoor table if you're coming with your dog, then let the seating hostess know you've arrived to be guided to a gate leading to an outdoor deck that qualifies as one of Sacramento's most scenic dining venues. The iconic Tower Bridge is right in your face, and the boat traffic passing by is endlessly entertaining.

Rio City is a popular place for weekend brunch (two seatings on Saturdays and Sundays) as well as for lunch and dinner. If you're in a romantic mode, time your visit to catch the sunset. Locals as well as out-of-towners love the location in the Old Sacramento historic district.