Scott's Seafood on the River
With the gentle Delta breezes playing on a summer evening, there is no better dining al fresco in Sacramento. The food, the service, the ambiance all make for an unforgettable experience.
From small, intimate meetings all the way up to a riverside wedding for 200, Scott's catering professionals will plan the perfect event, whether social or business. We take care of every detail from beginning to end.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The Seafood Tower
an extravagant selection of hot and cold shellfish
Macadamia Nut Crusted Alaskan Halibut
brown butter / citrus wild rice pilaf / steamed vegetables
Our waiter was very friendly and took great care of us! The food was very fresh and tasted great! I would definitely like to go back and enjoy sitting in the outdoor area!
To celebrate my wife's birthday, I placed a reservation for 7PM. When we arrived, we were told there would be a 15-20 minute wait for indoor seating and approximately 45-50 minutes for outdoor. It was explained that we were reserving the check-in time slot; which I don't understand and they were unable to explain. As my wife and I talked over what we wanted to do, the two employees who initially told us our options talked amongst themselves, appeared to be arguing or in a disagreement with another employee then walked away without saying a word to us or checking us in.
After a moment another employee approached us and asked if we had been helped or checked in. We were completely thrown off guard. The employees were huffing and puffing as if they were in disagreement and their body language with awful. They were not welcoming and gave us the impression that WE were a burden.
We've dined at this location in the past and it was enjoyable. However something about setting a reservation and being told we were to wait, then being ignored by staff at check in rubbed me the wrong way. Especially when we were celebrating a birthday.
Once we got past the check-in process and were seated, everything else was nice. The waitress was great and the food was excellent.
I wish I knew out servers name. The service was personable and efficient. Our server was kind and funny. It was a coworkers and my birthday celebration, and he made it very special. From extra umbrellas to birthday dessert as well as champagne and taking our photo the dining experience was perfect.
Waited one hour and I had a reservation!! Food quality is ok
Best first date ever!! The food was the best I have ever had. The special was pricy, but I would get it again.
Great location and views. Love this place in spring
All the food came out at the same time. I expected the salad to come out first but, was delivered with the rest of the meal. The timing for the service was not good as it took 45 minutes to get the food.
The service was amazing!
It was good except they didn’t put wine in ice bucket until it was nearly gone!
It was ok except windy. Very long wait for food and service.
Good food and value......one of our favorite dining locations.
This is a lovely riverside setting with a large patio area. We felt very comfortable in spite of the pandemic. Tables are well spaced and scrubbed down between parties. Service is friendly without being intrusive. Menu is mostly but not exclusively seafood; something for everyone.
Scott's was consistent in it's service and food as they re-open for business.
Great food! Outside was windy but great views with plenty of heat sources and nice fire pits. Excellent service and friendly staff. Highly recommend... For any occasion.
Very nice waitress. I hadn't been to Scotts in a few years. Therefore, surprised the place hasn't had a makeover. Still pretty dull ambiance.
The shellfish tower was delicious, and definitely a great deal. It really had a bit of everything on it, and that’s very rare to find at a restaurant. Our server Matt was extremely nice and accommodated every request.
I really don’t understand why there some negative reviews on Yelp. Personally, I’ve never had a bad experience at this restaurant.
Our server was very personable and kind. She made my mom's Birthday very special by lighting a candle and allowing us to sing Happy Birthday to her. The food was wonderful and fresh!
So happy that Scott’s is open again. Food and service was excellent. Would have been better if items from pre-pandemic were available (applewood smoked oysters and jerk swordfish). Overall, a great dinner experience as usual
I have been going to Scott’s for years but it continues to get worse and worse. This time my mother-in-law ordered the shrimp and grits. She has had them before. They were horrible. The grits were undercooked and the shrimp seemed boiled. She sent them back and the new shrimp and grits were just as bad. My veggies were boring and without flavor. They seemed boiled and lifeless. Very disappointing!
Nice place for lunch and dinner, especially when you can sit outside.
It was for Easter Brunch.
Everything was great. No complaints whatsoever or even suggestions.
A perfect afternoon
Wonderful Easter Brunch! The service was very accommodating and great!
Our party enjoyed surf & turf and cioppino, both were excellent. Our wait person Miguel was fantastic! It is also a beautiful location and restaurant.
Scott’s Seafood on the River is one of Fav Restaurants. My husband & I celebrated our 7 Year Wedding Anniversary. We had a great time! Our server was excellent! Thank you all so much for our champagne to celebrate our Anniversary 🥰🍾🥂🎉🎊
Scott's Seafood on the River is an excellent place to have a quiet date, or a large family gathering, better yet a company dinner party. The staff is well informed of the menu and can describe dishes in a mouthwatering way. I would recommend Scott's to anyone.
mediocre food and service. Nothing special, would not go back
It was the perfect place to go for a little getaway.
Great scenery. Little noise. Good food and service!
Ate our lunch outside - such a beautiful, peaceful setting. Food and service were great!!
Celebrated my husband’s birthday.
I’m a native to the Bay Area and have frequented Scott’s at Jack London Square. I moved here to Sacramento’s Pocket area 9 years ago. I have dined at the sister location of Scott’s at the River several times. This location pales in comparison in every way to the Oakland location but especially the interior and ambience. Tan and beige with outdated and ugly furnishing and carpet. It’s a sad looking place, that not even the bright garden patio can elevate.
We had pork appetizer in a delicious sauce, fish tacos (well with think there was fish. Not sure because it was so sparse the lettuce and accoutrements outweighed it. Play a shrimp salad. Two glasses of wine. Bull was over $80. Not worth it.
Brighten the place up with some updates to furnishings, textiles, and accessories.
Not likely to dine there again.
I really enjoy this restaurant. Everything is great. I sat outside and the view and heating was great in the evening.
The food was amazing.
Very beautiful setting staff is outstanding and the food was flavorful
This restaurant is awesome & a nice place to eat. Service is perfect and friendly staff.
We are inside but the patio would have great on this beautiful evening. All 4 dinners were delicious. (2 of us had the salmon special, 1had the skirt steak, and 1had the steak and shrimp. Clam chowder soup was also great.)
Service was very good. We made reservations and still had to wait 30 minutes.
drinks were great, service was great, food was good.
As always, Scott's never disappoints! We had amazing service and our food was outstanding. I have tried just about everything on the menu, but today we had Scott's burgers and they were DELICIOUS!!! The potstickers are also a must and a signature cocktail from our favorite bartender Ryan makes the meal perfect!
We sat on the patio and when it got a little cold, the Manager...can’t remember her name..brought a Warmer and sat it right next to us! It made the night so wonderful, thank you!!
Scott's Seafood on the River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 379-5959.
Scott's Seafood on the River is rated 4.7 stars by 4501 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.