Scott’s Seafood on the River is part of a long legacy of Scott’s Seafood restaurants in the Sacramento region and has earned the title of Best Seafood in Sacramento Magazine every year since opening in 2008. However, this destination restaurant isn’t resting on its laurels. Owners Alan and Sigrid Irvine take pride in looking ahead and doing what they do a little better every day.
Alan has been involved with Scott’s Seafood for 40 years, and his sons Iain and Tristan are preparing to guide the business into the future. Currently, Iain is the restaurant’s manager, and Tristan handles marketing through photography and social media.
“Our longtime favorite dishes bring people from the entire region here, but they can count on us to offer creative new dishes as well.” — Alan Irvine, Owner
“We’re a special-occasion restaurant,” says Alan. “Dining here is a special occasion itself, but we’re very popular for every sort of social event, including weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and for business events as well. We’re also a destination restaurant — guests travel from throughout the Sacramento Valley to dine with us.”
Tucked along the scenic bank of the Sacramento River, the restaurant is an elegant and relaxing getaway spot with lush views of the water and nearby yacht club. Outdoor riverside dining is a delight during warm months. The menu features seafood from around the world, and the Irvines ensure something for everyone, from traditional favorites to creative signature dishes, and even vegan options.
This local, independently owned restaurant has a close relationship with the neighboring The Westin Sacramento hotel, staying open 365 days per year to accommodate hotel guests and to provide room service and catering as well.
“Consistency and creativity are critical in this business,” Alan says. “Guests trust us to offer what they love but also to introduce new dishes. We never take our success for granted and work hard to retain all of our longtime clientele as well as capture the hearts of the newest generations.”