Portland >Delta Cafe
4607 SE Woodstock, Portland, OR | Directions 9720645.47918 -122.615349
M 4pm-11pm, Tu-F 4pm-1am, Sa 9am-2pm, 5pm-1am, Su 9am-2pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Woodstock, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Bland Breakfast – I tried the Delta for breakfast. I loved the laid back environment, the prices weren't too bad, but ultimately the brioche French toast I ordered was only so-so. My husband, who agreed that his biscuits and gravy were bland, insists that their dinner menu is typically tastier. I, however, would only go back for casual drinks with friends.
Next time I'll stiff him! – I was recommended this place by a friend and went in with my wife a few Sunday's back for tasty BBQ and a drink! Everything was fine until the waiter brought my tab and then I pulled my card out to pay. The waiter snapped, "Cash or Check only!" I found their ATM and believe it or not, it was out of service. My wife and I pulled our cash together and came up with $33. Our bill was $30. Granted, not a great tip! The waiter came by to collect the bill and came back promptly with the $3 and said, "Really, 10% tip!" We explained to him that was all the cash we had and the ATM was out of service!My wife and I were stunned! Even as we walked out horrified he was telling his co-worker what a lousy tip we had left......
To say the least, we will never be back!
Loved It! – We celebrated my son's 30th birthday at The Delta at his request. The drinks were reasonable, generous and creative. Had a hard time deciding what to try but settled on the bbq chicken. It was wonderful! Will definitely go back. There was every type of person from families with young kids to people in their 70s. Heads up, they only accept checks and cash.
I had better food at Home Town bufet – I went there last night with my friend, ordered th 5 dollar 40oz pabst. NO problem with that.
I ordered the 3 sampler and i got the buisquits and gravy, 2 sides!!! the busquits were awful, they were hard like so hard i could not break them with the fork. when i complained and said that i was leaving and not paying for the food and i did not want a replacement. the waitress got rude and said "what now we have to trow away 30 $$ worth of food? I replied saying if your food would be worth the 30 bucks she wouldn't have to trow it away!!! she then insisted that we pay for my friends food s"since there wasn't anything wrong". I refused and will never return to that dump!!!
What's happened to Delta? – Delta was once a bastion for good southern cuisine in Portland. Yeah, it was a seedy place but the food was so good you could overlook the grit and grime of the place. Unfortunately, after having returned to Delta after a year or so sabbatical, I am duly under-impressed. The gumbo, once a regular favorite, now tastes more like something that should be rolled into a tamale than the bowl of Creole love it should be and once was. The greens were always delectable and spicy, now they are bland and boring. And what ever happened to all the great side dishes like stewed tomatoes with okra, BBQ beans, and the ethereal cauliflower casserole? They've pared the sides down to crowd pleasers for toddlers. With bland bad food, Latino music blaring (where's the Cajun beats?), and a plethora of flies landing on everything, Delta is now a major disappointment - bad food and seedy, not a good combo! But, hey, you won't have to wait for a table, even on the weekend! I put my money on My Brother's Crawfish - those guys know how to rock-n-roll Creole cuisine.
You either love it or hate it – I can't help but notice from the reviews that people either love this place or hate it. It's the attitude. Be prepared for it - be prepared to wait for your order and just enjoy being with your friends/date. The collard greens kick butt, the ribs are delish and the chicken fried steak... well, if it wasn't so fattening, I could live on it. The drinks are the best in town. I live WAY out on the west side and try to make it to the Delta at least 4 times a year. It isn't the cleanest place - but it has it's own charm.
Love it...Love it...Love it ~Authentic Portland at its BEST – Oh the Delta Cafe let me count the ways I love you. Maybe its the gigantic portions of goodness. Or the house infused drinks that are bigger and cheaper than any other place in Portland.. Perhaps its the well loved atmostphere, totally creative, some what like a voo doo lounge done Portland style. Yes it has off days but what restaurant doesn't....i Go here if your looking for a dining experience like no other, big plates of food - try the fried chicken with the tater tot casserole- OMG... and wash it down with a Bloody that comes with a salad on top..
Tuesday night eat and drink specials.. you can't beat the huge cocktails for $5...
If your a drunk then you'll love this place. – This place is really not for you if you want good food and good service. If you like to drink then this is the place for you. You will notice that all of the positive reviews of this place mention the drinks and all of the other comments are negative and refer to the food and service. If your drunk then the food and service may seem as great as the fancy drinks. Of course they make the most money from the bar so to hell with the food. I am very disappointed as I remember the old Delta Cafe as a great place to eat. (never really very good service though). My main disappointment is with the owner who flat out does not care about mine or others experiences of poor service and bad food. It comes down to money. DON'T GO TO DELTA CAFE
**HANDS DOWN MOST AWFUL DINING EXPERIENCE IN PORTLAND, OR** – **THIS RESTAURANT IS AWFUL** My friend and I went into the Delta Cafe with thoughts of flavorful, spicy creole' food. What we received was quite the opposite. My friend ordered the "special" which was chicken and dumplings. The server dropped the spoon into the soup and didn't even bother to remove it.. but told my friend to "fish" it out. We tried the soup.. The broth was awful. There was no flavor at all and the vegetables didn't even have a taste. It's as if all flavor was cooked out of the soup and dumplings. I got the "Better than your Mama's Chicken" and I have to say, my moms chicken would trump this dish. In fact, I don't fry chicken often and I know for a fact I could do it better than that. I chose red beans and rice and mac & cheese. The only good thing on my plate was the mac and cheese. It is the ONLY thing I ate. When the waitress came to take our plates, she noticed that we barely touched our food and asked if we needed to-go boxes.. we stated no and that we were not impressed with the food. Her response was.. "oh ok".. then she walked away only to return with our bill and no apology. Then, a male waiter comes to our table to ask why we were complaining and wanted us to write the complaint down rather than just correcting the problem. The food and the service are terrible at this restaurant and I wouldn't recommend it.. that is unless you want bland food and poor service.. then this is your place.
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