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Crawdad's River Cantina

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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1375 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833-9735
+1 916-929-2268
11:00 - 22:00
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch, sorted outdoor right along the river with wonderful breeze. A lovely afternoon with fantastic wine selections, fresh seafood and beautiful ambience

Thank Dorothy Y
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Restaurant in a floating "pier" that rises with the river tide, that it faces. Has traditional New Orleans food, that was excellent. You know, gumbo, jambalaya, Étouffée etc. Loved it!!!

Thank charles l
Rohnert Park, California
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were warmly welcomed by "Taryn". So, right away, we're off to a great start. We got seated on the outside deck; on the water front. It was a beautiful night, so the tasty mixed drinks & beer were a bonus. We ordered a bucket of fresh crawdads and it was awesome! It's a lot of work to eat these... More 

Thank Margaret N
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I really enjoyed my meal and beers at Crawdad's. I really couldn't tell how nice this place was by the photos on trip advisor but I can say after visiting it felt up scale. I don't come to Sacramento very much and so I'm not really familiar with spots that sit on the river. It seems most sit up or... More 

Thank Luv2Adventure
Elk Grove, California
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food is very good. View of river is nice. If you are worried about weather, they have tables that are under cover, heat coming out of the floor by tables, and open to the outside. Come at sunset. October is a great month less traffic from boaters stopping by to party. I gave 4 stars because menu is limited.

Thank TravelLynn2015
Papillion, NE
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I few into Sacramento and I found a Groupon for lunch at the restaurant. We arrived at 2p on a week day and found about 15 people eating lunch. The positive was the server we had. She was very attentive and always had a refill at the table prior to needing to ask. The so-so experience was... More 

Thank gisnyder
North Palm Beach, Florida
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had reservations at the larger place in the same complex. We decided to check this place out since the wait was so long at the other. We were fortunate to abandon our reservation and eat here. We ate right at the river's edge. The atmosphere is festive. The service was friendly. The food was very good. Even the prices... More 

Thank Andy W
Modesto, California
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had time to kill before a departing flight from Sacramento so I googled riverfront dining and decided to try Crawdad's. You couldn't get any closer to the river than this place! Our table was on the river's edge. We both started with a cocktail that had vodka, mint, and tea....very refreshing. We shared an Ahi Poke appetizer....LOVED IT! It... More 

Thank soulsisters
Truckee, California
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246 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This place has an awesome patio for drink or lunch and dinner on the river. Very cool decor and always a solid meal. The clam chowder is great and the beers are always cold. Good spot for a lunch meeting or a local nightcap.

Thank TruckeeTroutTraveler
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This restaurant seems as though it is in the middle of some major changes, and if it isn't, it needs to be. I went with a party of 7 for lunch. We had made reservations to be seated outside, but were told that we could not be guaranteed a spot. Instead, we were seated inside at a large table. The... More 

Thank Dani N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1375 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833-9735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-929-2268

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