Portland >Delta Cafe
Price: Not worth it
Funky Southern Fun with Great Food.. 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 Chicken Fried Steak and My husband had the Catfish. Both really great. My mother had the fried chicken and said it was really tasty and juice all enclosed by a tasty outer crust. I am now a huge fan of Collard Greens. It was a great birthday pick.
I almost went to jail because of how rude the waiter was!!!.
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 there to eat. We shrugged it off and figured we just wouldn't tip the clown.
Now here is where I made a mistake...we approach raising our kids in a more...say European manner..and a sip of beer at home with dinner every once in a while..to take the taboo out of the experience is how we choose to deal with trying to help our kids being binge drinkers. So we made the mistake of thinking that since it is LEGAL at home..and yes it is legal is the USA to do so...we have always thought it was legal at a restaurant. Well it is not and if the waiter would of informed us of this we would of gladly apologized ( for me allowing our 14yrs old to sip my wife's drink) and then researched once home and if finding out he was correct never do it again as it is not our intention to get an establishment in trouble with the law.
BUT HIS RESPONSE WAS TO YELL AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS AT OUR TABLE..."No no no...are you kidding me?" Then he came and took my wife's drink away. His tone and movements were not only rude but to my wife they were threatening.
Needless to say this evolved into me having some words with him and almost getting into a fist fight.
The cops were called and no charges were filled against me. Even if I had been charged with harassment..which the waiter has the option to pursue..I would have been fine with it. Yelling at a man's wife and kids? Really?
It wasn't me this time..but I have a feeling if the management at Delta doesn't improve their servers people skills.. somebody else may end up having the cops called on them.
Worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant!!!!!
My best friend..Big Papa R.I.P. started Papa's Soul Food Kitchen in Eugene, Oregon and it is the most successful spot in town...great food...wonderful people..and no hipster attitude. If you want good soul food...make sure it really has some soul!!
This review was written by Elijah Mack, Master Barber and founder of Mos Faded Barbershop in Eugene Oregon. So for the people who know me and how I live my life than you will understand how horrible this place was for me to get this upset. To all my friends...Boycott The Delta Cafe!
The service is ALWAYS lacking.
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 seemed to have no patients with us, and then at one point YELLED AT OUR KIDS FROM ACROSS THE RESTAURANT (we have three boys 14, 10, and 7 month old) which resulted in us leaving before getting our food. The waiter was confrontational upon our leaving. When we asked to talk to the manager there was no one "in charge" on site or available to talk to...
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 and the cottage fries (potatoes cooked in the fryer) were luke warm at best.
The over medium eggs were perfect.
RUDE. 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.
Food good music tooooo loud. My wife likes the food, but the music prevents conversation. Why do you have the music too loud? I will NOT go back!
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.
Rude, Rude, Rude.
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.
Rude, hipster wanna-be bartender. 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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