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SACRAMENTO - casual river/water view restaurants, etc.

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SACRAMENTO - casual river/water view restaurants, etc.

esmetutu | Jun 15, 2009 11:34 AM

My husband and I, and 9 year old daughter are driving up to Sacramento from Ventura for our family vacation (6/20). We need a few recs for breakfast and dinner. We are staying in Natomas by the airport, but (obviously) have a car. The weather forecast shows HEAT and lots of it this weekend, so I think that's why I'm having such a hard time coming up w/ places to eat. We'd love to be on the river for one meal, at least. Not sure what time it starts getting warm up there in the morning and cooling off at night... Would like to see/do Old Town but we're not sure what time it officially closes down Sat. night and am feeling it might be too warm Sun. to do much by the time it all opens back up. :( Oh well, at least the Capitol building will have some A/C!

ISO:
Dinner Saturday night - (6pm-ish)
We like -meat, veg, carb- type of meal. No Italian (I'm gluten-intolerant), we aren't big fish eaters, and not much into Asian aside from Thai and Sushi.
Mainly interested in a cool, quiet, relaxed atmosphere for after the long drive. Under $15-20pp w/out drinks. I was looking at Fat City, Rio City Cafe, or Chevy's (a chain, but nice view).

Breakfast Sunday morning - (9am-ish)
It will be Father's Day and while we do have a father on board, it's not our focus to celebrate, but it might be best just to make reservations somewhere to beat the crowds/wait. We like traditional type breakfast. I was thinking Rio City Cafe or Tower Cafe.

I've really searched these boards, and other places, but am having a tough time coming up with much. Just coming to here to see if you 'Hounders had any other ideas!
THANK YOU!

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