Dining on the Delta

by | Aug 16, 2010 | Restaurant Overviews, Travel

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in California is comprised of nearly 1,000 miles of waterways and is a recreational destination for boaters.  Along the shores of some of these waterways are restaurants with docks that allow boaters to dock and dine, and land lubbers to arrive via automobile. Many of these restaurants are not fancy, but most of them have good food, cocktails, and a view.

One of my parent’s favorite restaurants on the Delta is The Point Waterfront Restaurant in Rio Vista. The Point offers a variety of seafood salads, appetizers, and entrees. The non-seafood dishes include burgers, sandwiches, pastas, soups, and salads. The price of the food is commensurate with the quality, although the seafood dishes may be a bit out of line.

My parents recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at The Point with some of the attendants from their wedding and our immediate family. Below are some of the dishes that we ate at The Point. My favorite was the garlic cheese bread. It’s not often anymore that you find a good garlic bread. The tortilla chicken soup was good, but a bit watery.

Tortilla chicken soup

Crab cakes with mild red pepper coulis, endive salad, and cheese bread

Mixed seafood fry

1/2 shrimp louie and an order of garlic cheese bread

The Point has some great views of the Sacramento River and some large rooms to accommodate large parties. They also have some wireless hot spots and tables dedicated to people who need to access the Web.

Sailboats racing to Sacramento

John Travolta once ate at The Point and for our entertainment, the proprietors have captured the moment in a photo display and have immortalized the chair he sat in. I don’t think that this has had any influence over my parent’s desire to dine here.

The John Travolta Dined Here Display

In additon to The Point, there are several other restaurants located along the banks of the waterways of the California Delta. Click here for a list. I hear that Al the Wop’s in Locke is great!