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About Scott's Seafood on the River

Sacramento's favorite seafood restaurant is on the Sacramento River at the Westin Sacramento. The gorgeous dining room affords everyone a view of the River. For breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, Scott's has something for everyone.

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.

4800 Riverside Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Captain's Table

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 379-5959

Website:
http://www.scottsseafood.net/

Parking Details:
Valet and self parking are both available.

Public Transit:
Bus service within one block.

Executive Chef:
Bill John

Private Party Facilities:
From an intimate dinner with a few good friends to a formal wedding for 200, Scott's has many options for all occasions, whether for meetings, corporate events, presentations, weddings, rehearsal dinners or celebrations of all kinds.

Private Party Contact:
Celeste Dolan: (916) 290-7223

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Scott's Seafood on the River Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (62)
Special Occasion (58)
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Good for a Date (53)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Romantic (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Business Meals (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Fun (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Cozy (13)
Comfort Food (12)
People Watching (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Sports (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 2 days ago

I have always enjoyed Scott’s and selected this venue because of previous visits. Their facilities were ok and the noise level was reasonable. However this visit was very disappointing. We called and made arrangements for our party the day before and request a quite location in the dinning area. We asked for a 5:30. Seating which was honored however it was initially in a ve4y noisy location close the the bar( happy hour not good), after a pleasant request they moved us to a much quieter section of the dinning room. Our server was assigned to our table 10 minutes after we were seated, which was ok since we wanted to visit with our dear friend. Once the server appeared the service was excellent and very attentive! Our meals were served in a very reasonable timeframe just way to much food. I was disappointed with the presentation and the amount of sauce on the sole... it destroyed the meal... What saved the overall meal was the appetizer ( calamari... outstanding... wine list!) . Will I venture back ... maybe but not a Friday night during Happy Hour... to many other good restaurants and this price point..

Cheers,
Jim Luna

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous! Highly recommend! Ask for Ben, great server!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a regular spot to meet with friends for something special or just because. Always a joy

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best seafood restaurants in Sacramento. Very good seafood in a lovely setting. Good service. Some of the appetizers are overly fussy, such as the wild prawns with grilled pineapple. It was actually six delicious prawns on skewers stuck into a huge slap of pineapple, which kept falling over! But my entree, sea bass with brown butter and macadamia nuts, was excellent. My husband had cioppino which he said was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Lunch was delightful! We always enjoy dinner, so first time for lunch. The menu has a nice variety. Appreciate the wonderful service. Can't wait for our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Always enjoy this place. Foods always special, well prepared and yummy. Was there this time for friends' annual holiday lunch.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food and great staff. Brunch omlette of Dungeness crab, brie, avocados and sweet tomatoes are the best ever. Potatoes perfectly fixed. The shrimp fettuccine were overtop outstanding.
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

So loud there was no social ambiance.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have been eating at the various Scott's for many, many years. It is always an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wife and I celebrated our 5th yr wedding anniversary. She loved it....

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our dining experience was wonderful. It was a great place to celebrate my Sister's Birthday who was visiting from the East Coast. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was okay. Had halibut that was very overdone, but I didn’t want to make a big deal because I was there with my customer. Also the Poke appetizer came with lettuce for wrappers g, but it was wilted. Not very good.

I would have steak next time.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our Server was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday. Lovely meal included complimentary desserts and a bottle of champagne! A very classy touch. Highly recommend for excellent service and delicious food.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and service...our waiter Matt was quite busy, but attended to us with conversation and kept us engaged. Aleays a goid place to enjoy dinner with family and friends. We enjoyed the creative cocktail menu too.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We - as well as most of the people sitting near us – were cold. My dad actually wore his coat all night. Even the servers were cold. Also, the shrimp in two different meals was overcooked. Unfortunately, those two factors outweighed everything that was excellent - including our server and the other menu items.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My family and I have been customers for many years. This was the first time the food quality and presentation was very disappointing.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wonderful food. Our server Ben was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Scott’s Seafood on the River has always been one of our favorites! We feel like family there and always satisfied with the food...I think the bar prices are a bit steep but I would assume you would have to make up for some of the loss on the good food prices..
Taking a walk around the property is such a delight on the water...
Brunch menu is awesome..and Happy Hour and Horadourves are the bomb!! Not to mention nice dinners!!
The waiters are always pleasant and helpful and the buss boy, Dywane is hard working and his dress and manorizims are professional...It would be nice to see him promoted to a waiter or have him train under a waiter...he would be an asset..
We look forward to many more years at Scott’s!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The calamari took less than 5 minutes to come out. I don't understand how you can take the order & pushout foodbthatfast made it seem frozen & way over fried. The Cioppino was meh. Disappointed especially at that price bread was way too cheesy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was fantastic. We had fresh oysters, fried calamari, linguini with prawns and the halibut. Everything was amazing and even though it was a bit pricey , I would come back again for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good overall, the New York steak is not exceptional but the prawns were good. Avoid the dessert!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Have come here to eat several times. Always fantastic no matter what I order.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service was good; The restaurant is outdated and desperately in need of a "make over". It has no class and has a "coffee shop" atmosphere. Some of the staff (especially in the reception area), did not dress in a professional manner so It's not a very good impression when you first walk in. The food is very good (especially the Clam Chowder) however it is overpriced for a place that does not meet any criteria for fine dining except for the prices on the menu. Changes are needed in ambiance and professionalism to justify their current dining prices.

Best part of Scott's Seafood is Happy Hour; excellent prices and great food at happy hour (the battered shrimp are to die for!) and as busy as it was our server was very attentive.
Parking is terrible so unless you pay $10 for valet parking you will need to walk quite a distance.
We will not be returning to Scott's on the River.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My colleague and I enjoyed our first time at this restaurant. Limited vegan options. Lighting a bit too low. I would definitely return, though due to great food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Simply delicious! We were a party of four who all ordered different meals and every plate exceeded expectations. Service was excellent and accommodated special request without hesitation. This was our 3rd visit to Scott's. We will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was Great, my cocktails very good but the food was sub par for the price.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I enjoyed the food service was exceptional . My server was well versed in the menu and understood a combination food to wine made a decent recommendation

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent lunch special with exceptional service from our server, Scott!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The only thing wrong with this location is the parking lot. You have to walk quite a ways to park and then walk back to your car. That is, unless you want to pay $10 for valet and I don't trust valets with my car. I've watched too many 20/20's and 60 Minutes for that!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner to send off my brother who was in town visiting. The food was excellent and the service impeccable and it will be one of our return "tradition" spots whenever he's back in town!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Scott’s knows how to do it up right! Besides the great service, amazing food, and ambiance, a birthday guest indulges in a free dessert and goes home with a complimentary bottle of champagne!
What more could you ask for?

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Amazing restaurant and place to not only gain a meal of excellence and quality, but also an environment/experience that's memorial.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I met my children there for brunch. The atmosphere was very nice but the food was bland and while our server was nice, the service was slow and the servers seem to disappear when needed for something extra. Too expensive for what it was.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and specified that in the reservation. Nothing extra was done for it. The service was very slow and almost felt like we were being rushed.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My friend and I had a girl's, sans Kids and Hubby, breakfast date last weekend and our main reason for choosing Scott's Seafood on the River was so that we could sit outside and see the river and the boats. It was my second visit and it was even better than the first. We shared Creme Brulee French Toast...to die for ❤️ , scrambled eggs and a seasonal berry cup of perfectly riped blueberries with some blackberries and strawberries. A delicious cappuccino rounded it out. Our Server, Scott, made everything even more outstanding. He was just fantastic in all aspects as well as charming and funny. Breakfast at Scott's was just an awesome reason to get up early on a Saturday morning, bundle up and enjoy a beautifully prepared breakfast Al fresco. We caught one of the last weekend to sit outside and we can't wait for April when the patio will be open again for service! Twice now 5 Stars!!

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Birthday and all was enjoyable but I have to say the food was only okay. I had the skirt steak. Ordered med rare and was well done . Portion size was very small for the price. Blue cheese fires. Concept is great but way to powerful .

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was very good and the restraunt looks nice and very clean. However, the service was non existing at most and when our waitress was around you could tell she didnt want to be there. Not my first time there so not going to write off the place becuase of this experinace.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My friends and I are brunch fans. We eat all over town and know what to expect. We happen to not eat pork and I feel like that shouldn’t be such a hurdle when ordering breakfast. I privately asked the server if they had any turkey bacon or chicken sausage. She told me no. Then we look closer at the menu and find a chicken sausage. I was happy she was wrong. We order that dish and then order what looks to be a vegetarian dish called Huevos Rancheros. The server did mention the dish includes chorizo. I’m so thankful for that. Restaurants should be more careful when describing a dish. A menu should include a meat product in its list of ingredients. So my sister tries to order the dish minus the pork and the server made us all feel very uncomfortable for asking. We all felt so uncomfortable we just decided to leave. I’ve never left a restaurant after ordering.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, great service. Took my fiance here (her first time) and had a very pleasant evening. Everything was prepared as requested and had plenty of flavor. Can't ask for much more in the greater Sac area.

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