Delta Cafe

★★★☆☆
  • 4607 SE Woodstock Blvd

    Portland, OR 97206

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  • 503-771-3101

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Food: Good
Cleanliness: Awful
Service: terrible
Price: Not worth it
Ambiance: Good

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★★★★★

Food: Good
Cleanliness: Awful
Service: terrible
Price: Not worth it
Ambiance: Good

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A very funky place with extremely great southern food. Our waiter was a great help and made us laugh. We were there on a Monday evening and it was just great....but I have a feeling this place is hopping on the weekends. I had wonderful

3
★★★★★

A very funky place with extremely great southern food. Our waiter was a great help and made us laugh. We were there on a Monday evening and it was just great....but I have a feeling this place is hopping on the weekends. I had wonderful

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Went to eat dinner on St. Patty's day with my wife and kids.
From the jump the waiter was possibly the lamest person I have ever had serve me...and I have had some winners...he was rude and acted as if we were ruining his day by being

3
★★★★★

Went to eat dinner on St. Patty's day with my wife and kids.
From the jump the waiter was possibly the lamest person I have ever had serve me...and I have had some winners...he was rude and acted as if we were ruining his day by being

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We have been to Delta several times and the food is alright most the time (but not great). However the other night when we are there it sealed the deal on us NEVER GOING BACK...

Long story short: The waiter was rude from the start and

3
★★★★★

We have been to Delta several times and the food is alright most the time (but not great). However the other night when we are there it sealed the deal on us NEVER GOING BACK...

Long story short: The waiter was rude from the start and

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I was waiting and waiting to get in to this joint. Finally got there Saturday 12/11/10.
Cute friendly waitress and customers sitting next to me were helpful.
Ordered pancake combo. Pancake was very over cooked.
Bacon was very over cooked

3
★★★★★

I was waiting and waiting to get in to this joint. Finally got there Saturday 12/11/10.
Cute friendly waitress and customers sitting next to me were helpful.
Ordered pancake combo. Pancake was very over cooked.
Bacon was very over cooked

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The waiter was very rude and short with us. The music was very loud, good music but way to loud for dinner conversation. Food was fair and they do give you a good size plate full. Even if the food was over the top great I would not go back to a place that has rude waiters.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The waiter was very rude and short with us. The music was very loud, good music but way to loud for dinner conversation. Food was fair and they do give you a good size plate full. Even if the food was over the top great I would not go back to a place that has rude waiters.

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My wife likes the food, but the music prevents conversation. Why do you have the music too loud? I will NOT go back!

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife likes the food, but the music prevents conversation. Why do you have the music too loud? I will NOT go back!

Pros: Food good

Cons: Music toooo loud!

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After many, many, suggestions to go to Delta Cafe, my boyfriend and I decided to stop by. We live right up the street, anyway.

It wasn't horrible, so I'm not out to give some nasty review. I just didn't care for the food. I got pulled pork over texas toast with mac n cheese and tater tot casserole for the sides. The sides were good, but the pulled pork wasn't. It was really sloppy (you're probably thinking duh, pulled pork is sloppy) but what I mean is just sloppy and all over the place. Whoever put the plate together didn't care enough to make it on the plate. The pulled pork tasted dirty and fishy, which is understandable considering it's cooked on the same grill that catfish is cooked on. The food just isn't something I prefer - I'm not down with the greasy soul food.

As a disclaimer, I am hardly a "fuddy duddy" but I just don't prefer loud music while I eat, and I especially don't like dim lighting while I eat - doesn't really offer much room to see what you're eating.

1
★★☆☆☆

After many, many, suggestions to go to Delta Cafe, my boyfriend and I decided to stop by. We live right up the street, anyway.

It wasn't horrible, so I'm not out to give some nasty review. I just didn't care for the food. I got pulled pork over texas toast with mac n cheese and tater tot casserole for the sides. The sides were good, but the pulled pork wasn't. It was really sloppy (you're probably thinking duh, pulled pork is sloppy) but what I mean is just sloppy and all over the place. Whoever put the plate together didn't care enough to make it on the plate. The pulled pork tasted dirty and fishy, which is understandable considering it's cooked on the same grill that catfish is cooked on. The food just isn't something I prefer - I'm not down with the greasy soul food.

As a disclaimer, I am hardly a "fuddy duddy" but I just don't prefer loud music while I eat, and I especially don't like dim lighting while I eat - doesn't really offer much room to see what you're eating.

Pros: it was slow, so, friendly waiter.

Cons: too dark

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I too, wish I could rate this a 0 or even -10.

I have been going to Delta Cafe for many years, but NEVER again. Went for dinner with my mother (81 years old), my sister, my niece and her 1 1/2 year old twin girls. I believe there was only one other table taken when we arrived. The server was very short with us and very rude from the get go. We eat our dinner, we were never checked on, never asked how we were doing. Then the RUDE waiter drops off our tab, I look at it and to my surprise they added a 20% gratuity, for 4 adults! I questioned him about this and he said yes, because of the twins. Then he tells me that he lost customers because of them! How can this be? Their music is SO loud and you're going to tell me that 2 little happy girls made customers leave? There was no one in there to leave! It was just a shock.

I will tell everyone I know to never go to Delta Cafe again. It's gone downhill for sure and by reading some of the other comments, I'm not the only one that feels this way.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I too, wish I could rate this a 0 or even -10.

I have been going to Delta Cafe for many years, but NEVER again. Went for dinner with my mother (81 years old), my sister, my niece and her 1 1/2 year old twin girls. I believe there was only one other table taken when we arrived. The server was very short with us and very rude from the get go. We eat our dinner, we were never checked on, never asked how we were doing. Then the RUDE waiter drops off our tab, I look at it and to my surprise they added a 20% gratuity, for 4 adults! I questioned him about this and he said yes, because of the twins. Then he tells me that he lost customers because of them! How can this be? Their music is SO loud and you're going to tell me that 2 little happy girls made customers leave? There was no one in there to leave! It was just a shock.

I will tell everyone I know to never go to Delta Cafe again. It's gone downhill for sure and by reading some of the other comments, I'm not the only one that feels this way.

Cons: Service

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Make that ZERO stars. If you feel like having your drink served to you by a total, rude, wanna-be, stuck-up hipster who treats you like its a chore to serve you, then this is the place for you! And it wasn't even busy! Hey, I don't need to have someone be 'fake nice' to me when I go out, but I also want a moderate level of respect. This was the third time this bitch treated me like this, so I am fairly certain I didn't catch her in a 'bad moment'. Delta, you have a great concept, but your pretentious staff has made this my last visit. There are way too many great restaurants in this town for this type of treatment.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Make that ZERO stars. If you feel like having your drink served to you by a total, rude, wanna-be, stuck-up hipster who treats you like its a chore to serve you, then this is the place for you! And it wasn't even busy! Hey, I don't need to have someone be 'fake nice' to me when I go out, but I also want a moderate level of respect. This was the third time this bitch treated me like this, so I am fairly certain I didn't catch her in a 'bad moment'. Delta, you have a great concept, but your pretentious staff has made this my last visit. There are way too many great restaurants in this town for this type of treatment.

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Cute decor

Cons: The food

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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!

0
★☆☆☆☆

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!

Pros: Mac and Cheese and the Bad Road

Cons: Service and they don't take cards

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Soooo salty!

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★☆☆☆☆

Soooo salty!

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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.

2
★★★★★

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.

Pros: Best drinks in town!

Cons: Depends on what you expect... I didn't have any cons

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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!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

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!!!

Pros: none

Cons: the food the service and the rude attitude of the staff

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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.

1
★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: No wait for table

Cons: Quality has dropped off

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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.

2
★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Man, those drinks! Yum. Never disappointed in the food

Cons: slow, slow service.

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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...

2
★★★★★

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...

Pros: Authentic Portland Vibe

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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

0
★☆☆☆☆

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

Pros: Far from my home.

Cons: Bench seats in lounge very dangerous

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**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.

0
★☆☆☆☆

**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.

Pros: The lighting is awful, so you won't get to see the food before you eat it.

Cons: Other good businesses are closing down while this one stays open.

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What a great spot for New Year's Eve!!! This place has energy, funk and some great mixed drinks while chatting up pals and loved ones. They play great music but it is never too much to have a decent conversation over. I've been hankering for some crawfish e'touffe lately and this place has a good one. My friend's blackened catfish was perfectly cooked and the roumelade(sp?) was to die for. You gotta love the pbr in its own ice bucket as well. This spot is definitely one of our favorites in town as it is consistently great.

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★★★★★

What a great spot for New Year's Eve!!! This place has energy, funk and some great mixed drinks while chatting up pals and loved ones. They play great music but it is never too much to have a decent conversation over. I've been hankering for some crawfish e'touffe lately and this place has a good one. My friend's blackened catfish was perfectly cooked and the roumelade(sp?) was to die for. You gotta love the pbr in its own ice bucket as well. This spot is definitely one of our favorites in town as it is consistently great.

Pros: unpretentious, great food, drinks, music, staff

Cons: Listed as cheap eats and it's not THAT cheap

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I've been going to the delta for years now. It's quintessential Portland: a little funky, eclectic and has attitude. I had a Bloody Mary with cucumber-infused vodka (at the waiter's suggestion), meatloaf with mac-n-cheese and tater-tot casserole last time I was there and it was incredible. The Delta is three times the size it was when it first opened (but the kitchen is about the same) and the food takes a little time. My GF is vegetarian and raves about the Tofu options.
This isn't Appleby's...the wait staff isn't going to bring you a side of rainbows with the Corn-Fritters (which are awesome). Our waiter was very busy, but he still had time to make a joke about the vine-ripened tater-tots being in season. I actually prefer service with personality (as long as it's not at the expense of service). It was super busy and the food took 20 minutes or so, the drinks were almost instant. Have a Mojito and don't be in a hurry. There's an Arby's up the street if you're in a rush.
I always take friends from out of town here. The servers and ambiance are Portland style, the food is Southern, and the drinks are Cosmopolitan.

Apparently, they are going to be serving brunch on the week-ends. If it's as good as dinner i'll be eating there more often than I should.

Tip: If there is a wait list tell them you'll be at the Lutz and they'll call down there when your table is ready.

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★★★★☆

I've been going to the delta for years now. It's quintessential Portland: a little funky, eclectic and has attitude. I had a Bloody Mary with cucumber-infused vodka (at the waiter's suggestion), meatloaf with mac-n-cheese and tater-tot casserole last time I was there and it was incredible. The Delta is three times the size it was when it first opened (but the kitchen is about the same) and the food takes a little time. My GF is vegetarian and raves about the Tofu options.
This isn't Appleby's...the wait staff isn't going to bring you a side of rainbows with the Corn-Fritters (which are awesome). Our waiter was very busy, but he still had time to make a joke about the vine-ripened tater-tots being in season. I actually prefer service with personality (as long as it's not at the expense of service). It was super busy and the food took 20 minutes or so, the drinks were almost instant. Have a Mojito and don't be in a hurry. There's an Arby's up the street if you're in a rush.
I always take friends from out of town here. The servers and ambiance are Portland style, the food is Southern, and the drinks are Cosmopolitan.

Apparently, they are going to be serving brunch on the week-ends. If it's as good as dinner i'll be eating there more often than I should.

Tip: If there is a wait list tell them you'll be at the Lutz and they'll call down there when your table is ready.

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I love this place. They infuse many of their own liquors and make super tasty beverages out of them Like the Duke of Earl. It's Earl Grey infused vodka with vanilla soy milk. Totes souds weird, I know, but it's like drinking a light version of a delicious White Russian. Mmm. Refreshing.

The BBQ Tofu Po' boy is also quite yummy. The sides that these folks serve with their main dishes are seriously fantastic. I mean really, tater tot casserole is nothing short of a miracle to me. The home made mac n' cheese is scrumptious, and even the okra is tasty. That's right. Good okra.

The service there is consistently good. The servers are friendly, fast, and make great recommendations. The atmosphere is pretty rad and there is a weird little shrine in the back room. Go here for a tasty affordable meal, and you will not regret it.

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★★★★★

I love this place. They infuse many of their own liquors and make super tasty beverages out of them Like the Duke of Earl. It's Earl Grey infused vodka with vanilla soy milk. Totes souds weird, I know, but it's like drinking a light version of a delicious White Russian. Mmm. Refreshing.

The BBQ Tofu Po' boy is also quite yummy. The sides that these folks serve with their main dishes are seriously fantastic. I mean really, tater tot casserole is nothing short of a miracle to me. The home made mac n' cheese is scrumptious, and even the okra is tasty. That's right. Good okra.

The service there is consistently good. The servers are friendly, fast, and make great recommendations. The atmosphere is pretty rad and there is a weird little shrine in the back room. Go here for a tasty affordable meal, and you will not regret it.

Pros: Stupendous food for not much moolah.

Cons: Only open after 5.

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I TRIED to have dinner at the Delta Cafe not too long ago. I had never been before and was looking forward to it, I had heard good things. So I get there and order an iced tea, my friend gets a beer....so far so good. Then about an hour and a half passes and we had not been offered new beverages, let alone our FOOD. We tried to get the waiter's attention several times, and were repeatedly ignored while we watched all the tables around us...who were sat AFTER us by at least 20 minutes...get their food. Then when we FINALLY flagged the airhead down, he acted like he couldn't care less. Then he shows up another 20 minutes later and literally throws our food in front of us (i'm saying he physically dropped the food from standing position, a good foot or so, and then walked away). Alas, OUR ORDER WAS WRONG!! After such a wait, and such horrible service, we were so upset that we couldn't even it what we DIDN'T order. It was an awful experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I TRIED to have dinner at the Delta Cafe not too long ago. I had never been before and was looking forward to it, I had heard good things. So I get there and order an iced tea, my friend gets a beer....so far so good. Then about an hour and a half passes and we had not been offered new beverages, let alone our FOOD. We tried to get the waiter's attention several times, and were repeatedly ignored while we watched all the tables around us...who were sat AFTER us by at least 20 minutes...get their food. Then when we FINALLY flagged the airhead down, he acted like he couldn't care less. Then he shows up another 20 minutes later and literally throws our food in front of us (i'm saying he physically dropped the food from standing position, a good foot or so, and then walked away). Alas, OUR ORDER WAS WRONG!! After such a wait, and such horrible service, we were so upset that we couldn't even it what we DIDN'T order. It was an awful experience.

Pros: It's NOT conveniently located near my house

Cons: over-priced, horrible service

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My husband and I live just a few blocks from the Delta. I am from the south and agree that the food is not all that authentic, however I have not found an authentic southern restaurant in Portland ever. The sweet tea and Mac and Cheese is my favorite. But even living so close, we usually vote for another restaurant. If you get a chance, walk past the side door on the outside of the rastaurant that leads to the kitchen, you will probibly gag and turn right around. My husband jokes that the reason for the "mood lighting" is to distract people from the dirt and lack of cleanliness. YUCK!

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I live just a few blocks from the Delta. I am from the south and agree that the food is not all that authentic, however I have not found an authentic southern restaurant in Portland ever. The sweet tea and Mac and Cheese is my favorite. But even living so close, we usually vote for another restaurant. If you get a chance, walk past the side door on the outside of the rastaurant that leads to the kitchen, you will probibly gag and turn right around. My husband jokes that the reason for the "mood lighting" is to distract people from the dirt and lack of cleanliness. YUCK!

Pros: Sweet tea, mac and cheese

Cons: very dirty, slow service, loud

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If you live in SE be sure to check this place out! Great service, great food, cheap beer! Be sure to try the "southern sampler".

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★★★★★

If you live in SE be sure to check this place out! Great service, great food, cheap beer! Be sure to try the "southern sampler".

Pros: cheep beer

Cons: often crowded

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I went to the Delta Cafe based on the other reviews. The food was good, the prices were decent, but it was to atmosphere that really pulled me in. It's obvious that the Delta Cafe is a well-loved neighborhood hang-out. The only problems I had were the SLOOOOOW service (although the waitress said she had been there for several years, our drinks ran out, it took about 30-40 mins for our food to come out, and she walked by constantly without actually checking to see if we needed anything) and the TERRIBLE TOFU. It's obvious that no one in that kitchen knows anything about tofu. Oh well. It's still worth it -- the meatloaf is great.

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★★★★☆

I went to the Delta Cafe based on the other reviews. The food was good, the prices were decent, but it was to atmosphere that really pulled me in. It's obvious that the Delta Cafe is a well-loved neighborhood hang-out. The only problems I had were the SLOOOOOW service (although the waitress said she had been there for several years, our drinks ran out, it took about 30-40 mins for our food to come out, and she walked by constantly without actually checking to see if we needed anything) and the TERRIBLE TOFU. It's obvious that no one in that kitchen knows anything about tofu. Oh well. It's still worth it -- the meatloaf is great.

Pros: Good food, easy to find, great atmosphere

Cons: slow slow slow slow

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Delta Cafe simply rules. If what you're craving is great southern-style comfort food at a reasonable price then you can't go wrong with this Woodstock beauty. They have a dizzying selection of sides including the standards mac-n- cheese, biscuits and gravy and grits - all served to perfection and in copious amounts. I have fallen under the spell of their fried chicken and have had a hard time ordering much else. Lately however the saucy, spicy ribs have knock some sense into me, reminding me there is plenty more on the menu worth knoodlin'. The fearless will appreciate the strong drinks that will put a smile on your face as you admire the down-to-earth hand crafted decorum, devoid of the pretension that plagues many other less worthy bistros. The service has always been prompt, friendly and helpful without being over-eager and never aloof.

I?ve been to the Delta Cafe several times in the past year and the experience just keeps getting better.

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★★★★★

Delta Cafe simply rules. If what you're craving is great southern-style comfort food at a reasonable price then you can't go wrong with this Woodstock beauty. They have a dizzying selection of sides including the standards mac-n- cheese, biscuits and gravy and grits - all served to perfection and in copious amounts. I have fallen under the spell of their fried chicken and have had a hard time ordering much else. Lately however the saucy, spicy ribs have knock some sense into me, reminding me there is plenty more on the menu worth knoodlin'. The fearless will appreciate the strong drinks that will put a smile on your face as you admire the down-to-earth hand crafted decorum, devoid of the pretension that plagues many other less worthy bistros. The service has always been prompt, friendly and helpful without being over-eager and never aloof.

I?ve been to the Delta Cafe several times in the past year and the experience just keeps getting better.

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(first time review) We took my mom there for her BD since she grew up in the south. I loved the decor, we all commented on how much we liked the music playing, the menu was funny and creative and the food was correct and delicious. Our waiter had a great attitude; we asked where the cornbread went and he actually ran to get it for us. I'm eating the leftovers right now for lunch and the smell is intoxicating. I don't think you could really design a resturant like this on purpose - it's just the real Portland character.

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★★★★★

(first time review) We took my mom there for her BD since she grew up in the south. I loved the decor, we all commented on how much we liked the music playing, the menu was funny and creative and the food was correct and delicious. Our waiter had a great attitude; we asked where the cornbread went and he actually ran to get it for us. I'm eating the leftovers right now for lunch and the smell is intoxicating. I don't think you could really design a resturant like this on purpose - it's just the real Portland character.

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I have yet to eat at a southern/soul food place better than Delta Cafe. It is great! We have been to Bernie's and Screen Door and they are overpriced w/no flavor. Delta is the real deal (or as close to it as possible) w/great fried chicken and yummy mac-n-cheese. The portions are great and the price is good, things are homemade but they only take cash!

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★★★★★

I have yet to eat at a southern/soul food place better than Delta Cafe. It is great! We have been to Bernie's and Screen Door and they are overpriced w/no flavor. Delta is the real deal (or as close to it as possible) w/great fried chicken and yummy mac-n-cheese. The portions are great and the price is good, things are homemade but they only take cash!

Pros: Food is great!

Cons: Didn't have A/C during summer, kinda warm in there

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I would really like to eat at the Delta, but somehow each time I try the place, I am hopelessly disappointed. From surly service to cold food to long waits, the Delta just ain't what it used to be. Don't even try to order take-out food - I have been left on hold, had the phone hung up, and been ignored for several minutes. The food also leaves a lot to be desired. The greens are too mushy, the grits to gluey, and the steak over salted. BTW, where did the Chicken and Dumplings go? As for the waiting, it seems that Delta time does not involve customer service. Tables go uncleared while wait staff chat about their dogs at the counter.
Too bad. The neighborhood could use a a good local place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would really like to eat at the Delta, but somehow each time I try the place, I am hopelessly disappointed. From surly service to cold food to long waits, the Delta just ain't what it used to be. Don't even try to order take-out food - I have been left on hold, had the phone hung up, and been ignored for several minutes. The food also leaves a lot to be desired. The greens are too mushy, the grits to gluey, and the steak over salted. BTW, where did the Chicken and Dumplings go? As for the waiting, it seems that Delta time does not involve customer service. Tables go uncleared while wait staff chat about their dogs at the counter.
Too bad. The neighborhood could use a a good local place.

Cons: Poor Service, doesn't take credit cards, mediocre food

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Great food and unique ambiance. The food portions are hugh. I had the catfish, mac and cheese, collared green. YUM. Another had the creol and corn bread. I ate some of it and it was wonderful, large and tasty. Another in the party had fried chicken, more mac and cheese and cornbread. They loved it. The fourth person had the "white trash meatloaf" - funny name, great taste and large portion. Of the four, the smallest portion was the catfish, fortunately the others were not as hungry as I was...I got to taste, finish portions of there dinner. Bummer for them, more time in the gym for me, but worth every bite.

The only down side was the place was very cold due to open doors at opposite ends of the building....fix that and it would be superb.

We found the place on the web and next time we are in town, we shall return, with a warmer coat and a better appetite.

Thanks for the web lead on this place...

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★★★★★

Great food and unique ambiance. The food portions are hugh. I had the catfish, mac and cheese, collared green. YUM. Another had the creol and corn bread. I ate some of it and it was wonderful, large and tasty. Another in the party had fried chicken, more mac and cheese and cornbread. They loved it. The fourth person had the "white trash meatloaf" - funny name, great taste and large portion. Of the four, the smallest portion was the catfish, fortunately the others were not as hungry as I was...I got to taste, finish portions of there dinner. Bummer for them, more time in the gym for me, but worth every bite.

The only down side was the place was very cold due to open doors at opposite ends of the building....fix that and it would be superb.

We found the place on the web and next time we are in town, we shall return, with a warmer coat and a better appetite.

Thanks for the web lead on this place...

Pros: portions, taste, cool setting

Cons: cold and needs a bit more lighting

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have to conceede, dont know all there is to know about soul food, but i'd call this comfy food more than soul.

white trash meatloaf - need we say more. yummy as can be. kitch gone wild, staff and decor - but love it or leave it really fits. bring lots of friends and share.

bbq is good, mac and cheese - especially after a few stiff drink, is a love affair. it isn't haute cuisine, it is happy cusine. have fun, live, let live, enjoy.

loud at times, set expectations to beam me about scotty, set your belt buckle to 'whateva' and have a good time. you'll be fat, happy and smiling. go with that expectation and you'll be glad you're still kicking

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★★★★☆

have to conceede, dont know all there is to know about soul food, but i'd call this comfy food more than soul.

white trash meatloaf - need we say more. yummy as can be. kitch gone wild, staff and decor - but love it or leave it really fits. bring lots of friends and share.

bbq is good, mac and cheese - especially after a few stiff drink, is a love affair. it isn't haute cuisine, it is happy cusine. have fun, live, let live, enjoy.

loud at times, set expectations to beam me about scotty, set your belt buckle to 'whateva' and have a good time. you'll be fat, happy and smiling. go with that expectation and you'll be glad you're still kicking

Pros: just have fun and enjoy

Cons: sometimes tatooed people are bitter about their life choices

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The Delta is all over the board. I must admit I am not a "Soul Food" critic, but here goes...

I lived blocks away from the Delta a few years back. Had the fried chicken and cornbread on a take-out basis a couple of times. Average. Found the cornbread a bit sweet. Had my first dine-in experience in late December of 2007. Rolled in about 6pm with a date. Service was good, food was average. Heard many horror stories about service, can't say for sure, but the tatooed folks roaming about seemed a tad aloof. Joint was slow at the time. Who knows...Greens slightly underdone, beans and rice unremarkable, blackened catfish average, pulled pork sandwich nothing special. Would go back if I was in the old neighborhood, but wouldn't go too far out of my way. 40oz bottles of Pabst are cute and all, but no excuse for a dining experience. As far as price is concerned, not as cheap as one might expect.

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★★★☆☆

The Delta is all over the board. I must admit I am not a "Soul Food" critic, but here goes...

I lived blocks away from the Delta a few years back. Had the fried chicken and cornbread on a take-out basis a couple of times. Average. Found the cornbread a bit sweet. Had my first dine-in experience in late December of 2007. Rolled in about 6pm with a date. Service was good, food was average. Heard many horror stories about service, can't say for sure, but the tatooed folks roaming about seemed a tad aloof. Joint was slow at the time. Who knows...Greens slightly underdone, beans and rice unremarkable, blackened catfish average, pulled pork sandwich nothing special. Would go back if I was in the old neighborhood, but wouldn't go too far out of my way. 40oz bottles of Pabst are cute and all, but no excuse for a dining experience. As far as price is concerned, not as cheap as one might expect.

Pros: Atmosphere, Menu

Cons: Price, Parking, Service

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I love this place. Not only does it have good food, huge portions, stiff drinks, but the staff is friendly and fun. Yeah it gets busy and service is not 4 star but that's not what this place is all about. If your looking ofr a funky atmostphere, some real character, good peopel watching and just plain 'ol good food come here. If your looking to be sucked up too and need a flashy new "contrived" place go to the pearl.

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★★★★★

I love this place. Not only does it have good food, huge portions, stiff drinks, but the staff is friendly and fun. Yeah it gets busy and service is not 4 star but that's not what this place is all about. If your looking ofr a funky atmostphere, some real character, good peopel watching and just plain 'ol good food come here. If your looking to be sucked up too and need a flashy new "contrived" place go to the pearl.

Pros: Fried Chicken and bloody Mary

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Did they change ownership or something. I used to love this place. My girlfriend and I would go there all the time, and would never leave less than completely stuffed. I swear you used to get three sides with an entree, now only 2. Oh, and what happened to the complimentary cornbread. You used to get a basket right away when you sat down, then it changed to only being with the meal, now you have to order it as a side. If you are going to skimp on these things, at least knock the price down a little.

The service is at least still friendly, although I can't say I recognize any of the faces anymore. Maybe I am just getting old, but this place ain't what she used to be.

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★★☆☆☆

Did they change ownership or something. I used to love this place. My girlfriend and I would go there all the time, and would never leave less than completely stuffed. I swear you used to get three sides with an entree, now only 2. Oh, and what happened to the complimentary cornbread. You used to get a basket right away when you sat down, then it changed to only being with the meal, now you have to order it as a side. If you are going to skimp on these things, at least knock the price down a little.

The service is at least still friendly, although I can't say I recognize any of the faces anymore. Maybe I am just getting old, but this place ain't what she used to be.

Pros: Service is good

Cons: You get less for your money than you used to.

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This place is terrible... Were do I begin.

My girlfriend and I moved up here to PDX from New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Occasionally homesick, we tried to find a few places around here to get some southern comfort food.

Unfortunately, this place is the worst excuse for a Southern restaurant I have ever experienced.

Ever heard of Southern Hospitality? They have no concept of it here. When we walked in the door, an employee at the host stand just looked at us, didn't say a word, turned around and walked off to find something else to occupy herself. We waited for about five minutes until the next party walked through the door and promptly wrote their name down on a seating list hidden behind the host stand podium. The silly cap gun holstered, goofy-frame glasses girl at the host stand that left us stranded was obviously too tragically hip to let us know we had to jot our names down on the seating list, so were we were skipped by this other group who, sadly, must have been here before and known the drill. It took us nearly an hour to be seated at a table, and the wait continued still.

The food was trash. I ordered "red beans and rice" only to get a plate of chili beans. Chili beans??!!! When someone orders red beans and rice, don't give them a cup of Wendy's 99 cent chili. My girlfriend ordered a po-boy, and she got a nasty looking slice of bread with a single leaf of romaine lettuce and a couple of oysters. The bread they used was bad enough to ruin a perfectly good sandwich, but to call a sandwich a po-boy when you replace the traditional fluffy mound of shredded crisphead lettuce with a single wet leaf of romaine is an atrocity. If Harry Lee were here, he?d jail you for that.

After waiting over 20 minutes for the bill, we realized the only way to get our check was to leave the table and flag down one of the passing employees pretending to ignore us.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is terrible... Were do I begin.

My girlfriend and I moved up here to PDX from New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Occasionally homesick, we tried to find a few places around here to get some southern comfort food.

Unfortunately, this place is the worst excuse for a Southern restaurant I have ever experienced.

Ever heard of Southern Hospitality? They have no concept of it here. When we walked in the door, an employee at the host stand just looked at us, didn't say a word, turned around and walked off to find something else to occupy herself. We waited for about five minutes until the next party walked through the door and promptly wrote their name down on a seating list hidden behind the host stand podium. The silly cap gun holstered, goofy-frame glasses girl at the host stand that left us stranded was obviously too tragically hip to let us know we had to jot our names down on the seating list, so were we were skipped by this other group who, sadly, must have been here before and known the drill. It took us nearly an hour to be seated at a table, and the wait continued still.

The food was trash. I ordered "red beans and rice" only to get a plate of chili beans. Chili beans??!!! When someone orders red beans and rice, don't give them a cup of Wendy's 99 cent chili. My girlfriend ordered a po-boy, and she got a nasty looking slice of bread with a single leaf of romaine lettuce and a couple of oysters. The bread they used was bad enough to ruin a perfectly good sandwich, but to call a sandwich a po-boy when you replace the traditional fluffy mound of shredded crisphead lettuce with a single wet leaf of romaine is an atrocity. If Harry Lee were here, he?d jail you for that.

After waiting over 20 minutes for the bill, we realized the only way to get our check was to leave the table and flag down one of the passing employees pretending to ignore us.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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Caution, this place will cause cravings.

Among the delectable, reasonably priced menu, the amazing specials and the friendly service, one could easily find a new favorite at the delta cafe. True comfort can be found in the gooey mac and cheese, or the mouth-watering plethora of flavors that unite in the garlic cheese grits.

If you are in the mood for a whole meal, or just some sweet potato fries and a cocktail created from their in-house infused vodkas, gins, and tequilas, Delta always serves it up right.

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★★★★☆

Caution, this place will cause cravings.

Among the delectable, reasonably priced menu, the amazing specials and the friendly service, one could easily find a new favorite at the delta cafe. True comfort can be found in the gooey mac and cheese, or the mouth-watering plethora of flavors that unite in the garlic cheese grits.

If you are in the mood for a whole meal, or just some sweet potato fries and a cocktail created from their in-house infused vodkas, gins, and tequilas, Delta always serves it up right.

Pros: food, bar

Cons: cash or check only

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So the Delta isn't for everyone. I agree. Don't go there if you want your behind kissed. I like it that way. The food is good, and not over priced. I live right down the road, and I'm definately happy that it is there. I've read many of the reviews and most of the negative reviews come from people wanting to be pampered. Get over yourself. Fill up your own water for once in your life. People get busy. I understand that you want to be catered to, but this isn't the place. That to a degree is why I like it. Bottom line is good food. Maybe not cajun authentic, but pretty close. Be warned you might wait, but if you care to have an experience, wait. If your not happy with the service tip accordingly, let them know and they will learn. In conclusion don't go. All of you takers, don't go.

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★★★★☆

So the Delta isn't for everyone. I agree. Don't go there if you want your behind kissed. I like it that way. The food is good, and not over priced. I live right down the road, and I'm definately happy that it is there. I've read many of the reviews and most of the negative reviews come from people wanting to be pampered. Get over yourself. Fill up your own water for once in your life. People get busy. I understand that you want to be catered to, but this isn't the place. That to a degree is why I like it. Bottom line is good food. Maybe not cajun authentic, but pretty close. Be warned you might wait, but if you care to have an experience, wait. If your not happy with the service tip accordingly, let them know and they will learn. In conclusion don't go. All of you takers, don't go.

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Arrived on a recent Friday night. There wasn't a wait list. We asked to sit in the bar and were just handed menus and told to seat ourselves. We headed to the bar to find there were no available seats. We were left standing in the bar with no table. We turned around to find a large group of people now waiting on tables in the restaurant. Within 5 minutes two tables opened up in the bar. One very dark and cold table that a couple had left after already getting menus and waters and a warmer cozier unclean booth. We put our coats on the cozy booth to reserve it while they cleaned the table. A server came by and told us we could either return to the dank table (not even our table) or go sign up on the wait list behind the now huge line. I tried to explain what had just happened and that we were just told to seat ourselves, he refused to listen and was extremely rude. He schooled me that "you just don't sit at an unclean table, you just don't". Hmm, neither of us had actually sat anywhere at that point, and now will NEVER sit in this restaurant again. This restaurant is NOT worth the trouble. By the way, fauxhawks, not that hip.

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★☆☆☆☆

Arrived on a recent Friday night. There wasn't a wait list. We asked to sit in the bar and were just handed menus and told to seat ourselves. We headed to the bar to find there were no available seats. We were left standing in the bar with no table. We turned around to find a large group of people now waiting on tables in the restaurant. Within 5 minutes two tables opened up in the bar. One very dark and cold table that a couple had left after already getting menus and waters and a warmer cozier unclean booth. We put our coats on the cozy booth to reserve it while they cleaned the table. A server came by and told us we could either return to the dank table (not even our table) or go sign up on the wait list behind the now huge line. I tried to explain what had just happened and that we were just told to seat ourselves, he refused to listen and was extremely rude. He schooled me that "you just don't sit at an unclean table, you just don't". Hmm, neither of us had actually sat anywhere at that point, and now will NEVER sit in this restaurant again. This restaurant is NOT worth the trouble. By the way, fauxhawks, not that hip.

Pros: Nearby

Cons: Bad service. Rude staff.

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Indifferent service, rocks in my potatoes, dirty and delapidated building, and the food just didnt' taste good. I have never had worse hushpuppies in my life. We will NEVER go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Indifferent service, rocks in my potatoes, dirty and delapidated building, and the food just didnt' taste good. I have never had worse hushpuppies in my life. We will NEVER go back.

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A 25 minute wait, even though we'd called since we were bringing in a large party(the person who took our reservation 'forgot'). Indifferent service, grit and rocks in both the mashed potatoes and the pot/chz casserole. Led Zep 4 played over and over, dirty and delapidated building AND, the greasey dumpster in the back lot is not the most appetizing thing I can think of. And they have the worst hushpuppies I've ever eaten. The shrimp in the jambalaya was unshelled and the salad had brown chunks of lettuce. We took some friends from out of town and were totally embarassed to have picked such a lame place to eat; especially with so many other great eats in PDX. Maybe this USED to be a good restaurant?

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★★☆☆☆

A 25 minute wait, even though we'd called since we were bringing in a large party(the person who took our reservation 'forgot'). Indifferent service, grit and rocks in both the mashed potatoes and the pot/chz casserole. Led Zep 4 played over and over, dirty and delapidated building AND, the greasey dumpster in the back lot is not the most appetizing thing I can think of. And they have the worst hushpuppies I've ever eaten. The shrimp in the jambalaya was unshelled and the salad had brown chunks of lettuce. We took some friends from out of town and were totally embarassed to have picked such a lame place to eat; especially with so many other great eats in PDX. Maybe this USED to be a good restaurant?

Pros: the blackeyed pea fritters were good

Cons: everything else

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I concur with some of the below posts: food = great, service = pretty damn bad (and believe me, it's tough to admit). If you're in no rush whatsoever, grab some drinks, sit at a table, and shoot the breeze while you wait for your (obviously not very busy) server to bless you with their presence. You're going to want your orders ready when they show up because if you ask for a couple minutes, you're going to get at least 10, eek. That said, the food you can't beat in this part of town. :) NOTE: DELTA DOES NOT TAKE PLASTIC. Carry cash. :)

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★★★★☆

I concur with some of the below posts: food = great, service = pretty damn bad (and believe me, it's tough to admit). If you're in no rush whatsoever, grab some drinks, sit at a table, and shoot the breeze while you wait for your (obviously not very busy) server to bless you with their presence. You're going to want your orders ready when they show up because if you ask for a couple minutes, you're going to get at least 10, eek. That said, the food you can't beat in this part of town. :) NOTE: DELTA DOES NOT TAKE PLASTIC. Carry cash. :)

Pros: Mac 'n' cheese, huge portions, gigantic drinks, funky paint decisions

Cons: Service (over 5 trips in 8 months) is consistently lame.

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You will love this place. We went on a double date to roller skate at Oaks Park. So this was an easy stop for dinner. The place was lively but not too noisy. The service was very attentive and helpful. And the food was so good! Two of us had the blackend catfish. That was so amaing. A huge piece of catfish. The meatloaf was really good. and the collerd greens were so good. Oh and the mashpotatos with gravey!
Over all good time. And a great bloody mary. And a nice price.

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★★★★★

You will love this place. We went on a double date to roller skate at Oaks Park. So this was an easy stop for dinner. The place was lively but not too noisy. The service was very attentive and helpful. And the food was so good! Two of us had the blackend catfish. That was so amaing. A huge piece of catfish. The meatloaf was really good. and the collerd greens were so good. Oh and the mashpotatos with gravey!
Over all good time. And a great bloody mary. And a nice price.

Pros: Food, service, Bloody mary

Cons: The beers are too big.

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yeah, the service is bad, but are you really surprised? us east coast transplants from NY to FLA are accustomed to the staff relying on tips to pay bills because those states skirt min. wage laws and pay $2.12 per hour. out here on the left coast they pay them full minimum wage which is highest in the country besides WA state. good for them, but it does effect their attitude towards delivering good service. the food is great which is why i give it a ten. the fried chicken and catfish are awesome and for the sides the mac n cheese and potato casserole are great. many of my friends swear by the greens but i've never eaten them. cornbread is really good, although biscuits are "eh". but that is art executed almost exclusively by southerners, my husband being a master biscuit maker. as for the service, if there is a problem it is reflected in the tip. they maybe finishing up their masters in super smarty pantsology at reed college, but for now they are at my mercy, bwahahahhahahah.....

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★★★★★

yeah, the service is bad, but are you really surprised? us east coast transplants from NY to FLA are accustomed to the staff relying on tips to pay bills because those states skirt min. wage laws and pay $2.12 per hour. out here on the left coast they pay them full minimum wage which is highest in the country besides WA state. good for them, but it does effect their attitude towards delivering good service. the food is great which is why i give it a ten. the fried chicken and catfish are awesome and for the sides the mac n cheese and potato casserole are great. many of my friends swear by the greens but i've never eaten them. cornbread is really good, although biscuits are "eh". but that is art executed almost exclusively by southerners, my husband being a master biscuit maker. as for the service, if there is a problem it is reflected in the tip. they maybe finishing up their masters in super smarty pantsology at reed college, but for now they are at my mercy, bwahahahhahahah.....

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An absolute cornerstone of the friendly woodstock neighborhood. My family and I live there and dine at the Delta at least every other month. I prefer the ribs in mustard sauce or the selection of po' boy sandwiches, my wife prefers the catfish and my daughter generally goes for the little fishy bites. Any of the enormous sides is a meal in its' own right., The service is great, ecclectic and earthy with a distinct Portland feel. They have a great bar and a good selection of brews, PBR in a ice bucket. When you eat at the Delta you leave with a Smelta.

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★★★☆☆

An absolute cornerstone of the friendly woodstock neighborhood. My family and I live there and dine at the Delta at least every other month. I prefer the ribs in mustard sauce or the selection of po' boy sandwiches, my wife prefers the catfish and my daughter generally goes for the little fishy bites. Any of the enormous sides is a meal in its' own right., The service is great, ecclectic and earthy with a distinct Portland feel. They have a great bar and a good selection of brews, PBR in a ice bucket. When you eat at the Delta you leave with a Smelta.

Pros: food, drinks, ambience

Cons: occasional wait

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Where do I begin with the food! Let me recommend the porkchops, applesauce, sweet potato fries, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, collard greens and hushpuppies. The I will tell you this, the service is alright, thye are a little short staffed and alot dirty!! But, there not that bad, they'll call you honey and darlin'!! Oh......but the food is soooooooo good!! Can we bring back the fried green tomatoes please??

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★★★★★

Where do I begin with the food! Let me recommend the porkchops, applesauce, sweet potato fries, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, collard greens and hushpuppies. The I will tell you this, the service is alright, thye are a little short staffed and alot dirty!! But, there not that bad, they'll call you honey and darlin'!! Oh......but the food is soooooooo good!! Can we bring back the fried green tomatoes please??

Pros: fried chicken collard greens, applesauce, porkchops

Cons: wine selection........or lack of!

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I moved here from the South and make sure I go to the Delta at least once a month. It's the only place in Portland that reminds me of home. Great food, great price. I miss the fried green tomatoes, but their hush puppies have just about taken their spot!

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★★★★★

I moved here from the South and make sure I go to the Delta at least once a month. It's the only place in Portland that reminds me of home. Great food, great price. I miss the fried green tomatoes, but their hush puppies have just about taken their spot!

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If youre looking for good old southern hospitality, then the Delta Cafe is not for you. Appalling is more fitting a word to describe the service at this restaurant; no, no, how about horrendous?! My husband and I have been there several times. Not once have we received remotely good service but weve returned with the hopes that the previous visit might have been a fluke. Just last night, we sat down for at least 15 minutes and the servers paid no mind to us whatsoever. Did I mention about four of them walked by our table several times with absolutely zero acknowledgment? And whats worse, your restaurant wasnt even busy. Let down, once again, we walked out of the restaurant disappointed and completely fed up. Ironically your restaurant has great food; its too bad the service (or lack thereof) is revolting! As a customer and a former server, I might add that our economy is going to take a dive one of these days, and all the poor servers will soon be out of jobs, not to mention restaurants out of business. Good luck to you Delta, you have the food but not the crew. There are plenty of other great restaurants that will gladly accept our business.

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★☆☆☆☆

If youre looking for good old southern hospitality, then the Delta Cafe is not for you. Appalling is more fitting a word to describe the service at this restaurant; no, no, how about horrendous?! My husband and I have been there several times. Not once have we received remotely good service but weve returned with the hopes that the previous visit might have been a fluke. Just last night, we sat down for at least 15 minutes and the servers paid no mind to us whatsoever. Did I mention about four of them walked by our table several times with absolutely zero acknowledgment? And whats worse, your restaurant wasnt even busy. Let down, once again, we walked out of the restaurant disappointed and completely fed up. Ironically your restaurant has great food; its too bad the service (or lack thereof) is revolting! As a customer and a former server, I might add that our economy is going to take a dive one of these days, and all the poor servers will soon be out of jobs, not to mention restaurants out of business. Good luck to you Delta, you have the food but not the crew. There are plenty of other great restaurants that will gladly accept our business.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Service stinks, not worth your time

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Ahhh the Delta! When I want to revisit the south, this is where I come. It's certainly a value leader, always tasty, with an excellent ambiance and friendly service.

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★★★★★

Ahhh the Delta! When I want to revisit the south, this is where I come. It's certainly a value leader, always tasty, with an excellent ambiance and friendly service.

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A longstanding hangout for students and graduates of nearby Reed College, this happy haven of Southern comfort offers hearty home cooking at reasonable prices. The appetizer of corn and black-eyed pea fritters served with a black-eyed pea…

 

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