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Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.deltaking.com
  • Phone: (916) 441-4440
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 7:00am - 11:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30 - 5:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Julian Vasquez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. 916-441-4440
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to 20 guests can be booked through the restaurant. For larger groups please contact the catering department.
  • Private Party Contact: Bob Smith (916) 379-5051
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment in the Delta Bar & Grill - Thursday through Saturday

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Restaurant Guests $8.00
    Overnight guest parking, $22.00.
    Day parking available at $12.00.
A word from Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
The Pilothouse restaurant aboard the historic Delta King offers river side dining, outstanding cuisine, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list and a great place to meet with friends in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Enjoy Saturday and Sunday Brunch - 7:00 am to 11:30 am. Gluten free items available. Proud participant in the Sacramento Farm to Fork initiative utilizing local seasonal produce when ever it is available.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Very loud. Went on Sunday morning after overnighter dinner theater event the delta king offers. Groups drinking and sharing there experience loudly. Food was mediocre at best and service was slow. Will not be going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I haven't eaten here in years and decided to try it again. The fish was actually pretty good. The place was empty so I couldn't understand why it took so long to bring our food. If it try this place again, I'll try the casual grill upstairs."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The dining room is up high with large windows all around for great views. There are also tables just beyond the glass for al fresco dining in the shade of the upper deck. If it's a nice day, ask to be seated outside. With any luck, you'll have to wait for a table. That'll give you an excuse to have a drink at the beautiful U-shaped bar in the center of it all."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The setting looking out on the river was very relaxing and set the tone for an enjoyable evening. The Rib Eye steak was great although a little Au Ju would have been nice. the flourless chocolate cake was a pleasant option for desert. Leaving the dock you run into Old Sac. which is a fun place to visit. overall it was a good experience."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had dinner for our 40th Anniversary. Dinner was very good. Service was excellent. It was a very relaxing enjoyable evening. Would love to go there again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "the place had good food, good wine, good service and fair proces. what else do you need?"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been here before and seem to find ourselves occasionally returning for the nice atmosphere it offers. However this time the food and service stood out and we both enjoyed it very much. Is it perfect? No. But it should be on everyone's list as a viable option. Cheers!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "took our daughter who is attending sac state and we went up to take her to dinner. we walked the shops because we were a little early but could of gone and enjoyed the boat too. enjoyed out seat, food, and service was great."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had a large family group and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The staff was professional and helpful and our server was excellent. Everyone loved their food. We will come back again for our next visit to Old Town."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "the food was not very good. ordered braised chicken and pork chops. could not finish the chicken due do flat/bad tasting. also waited a long time to receive entrée while the restaurant was less than 10% full."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I took an elderly friend there and we had crabcakes which we both enjoyed. It was such fun being on a boat on the Sacramento that was built in Scotland. The ambience was the best part."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "During our time on the Delta King, we enjoyed both the Pilothouse and Bar and Grill restaurants. We were a party of 6, including two children, one 6-year old and one celebrating a 12th birthday. (The chocolate cake was great!) Every single staff member we encountered was very friendly, and went out of his or her way to do meet our every need. The menus in each restaurant are almost interchangeable, and the food was very good! We look forward to a return visit!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I wish I could remember the name of the waitress; she did such a great job; we were in the very corner of the restaurant, facing the bow, on the port side; my daughter had her 18th birthday dinner there."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed a special St. Patrick Day corn beef and cabbage dinner on the beautifully restored Delta King riverboat dockside in Sacramento's historic Old Town. It was done to perfection, as we suspect the regular menu items would be as well, and very reasonably priced. Noise was a problem due to very low ceilings and lots of glass, exacerbated perhaps by the days festivities."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My friend and I wanted to try something different, and we chose the Delta King because we hadn't been there before. It really was a delightful experience. We both ordered the beet salad, and it was exceptional. I had the special - corned beef and cabbage - and he ordered the short ribs. My portion was more than generous and perfectly cooked. I had one small bite of his short ribs, and they were tender and flavorful. Judging by the emptiness of his plate, I'd say he thoroughly enjoyed his meal. We were very pleased with our choices, and it was so easy to make reservations through Open Table, which was also a first-time experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Delta King's service for both restaurants (Pilothouse & Delta Bar/Grill) were excellent. Very accommodating and flexible even though we pushed our reservation twice to a later time. When we arrived, despite making our reservation for Pilothouse, they offered seating in either restaurant. My husband and I decided to go with the bar/grill upstairs because there was outdoor seating overlooking the water. Our table location was romantic, quiet, and intimate. The weather was perfect for a late evening dinner. The restaurant staff was excellent on all levels. The food was good. The Creme Brulee Expresso was to die for! We wouldn't hesitate to come back here for a meal."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here the night before Valentine's Day. First off, I highly recommend going out the night before to avoid all the rush. We got a table right away (I did have a reservation) which was right next to the window facing the river. This was probably the main thing that made this restaurant the great experience that it was. Having a table away from the window must be a very different experience, though still lovely I'm sure. The waiter was extremely nice, fast and knowledgeable. Though a bit on the expensive side, the food was delicious and well presented on the plate. Unlike other, fancier places, the amount of food was satisfying! No skimping here. All in all a good experience, 10/10 would do again!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "First arrived and was offered to be able to use my reservation to go upstairs where they had live music and a bar. We went up but realized it wasnt for us. So we came back down and were seated at one of the tables near the window with a great view of the Sacramento River at night. This was more quiet and more for us at that time since it was me and my girlfriend's valentines day dinner. Food was great, service was great. I know I will be planning another special occasion dinner here in the future."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Delta King staff were very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was really busy that night, but we still felt generally tended to, just minor snags with bread and beverages in the beginning. Food was delicious and the restaurant had a very romantic feel- they even sent me home with a rose in its own vase."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great place to eat. Food was absolutly wonderful and the waitress was awesome. It was my parents 49th wedding anniversary and they treated us well. Can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "There were five of us there on a mission to reserve a banquet room for a Brunch later in the year. We all stayed and had lunch and we enjoyed it very much. Big thank you to all that served. You are great!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Walking in I felt really warm. Even after taking my jacket off the temperature starting rising! I can't believe how hot it was in there and it was not just me. Just made the whole dinner experience uncomfortable. I felt like I had to eat fast to get out of there so I can breath some fresh air! During my reservation I requested a window seat but I was seated at a random small table. I'm not a big guy but who doesn't enjoy comfort and extra space!? The food was not bad, service was excellent but the comfort level was poor. I would not go back for that reason because I need to feel comfortable to be able to enjoy my food and the time I am having."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and service. Very nice place to spend Valentine's Day. Even though we were seated in the middle of the restaurant, it wasn't noticeable and felt private."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went here for Valentine's Day dinner. We never saw our waitress after she delivered the food! I had to ask a busboy get me my drink. My wifes Filet was not cooked properly and the waitress never bothered coming back to ask. Furthermore, she was making sure to rush back and forth so she could NOT be waved down to help us. We were there at 630pm so it was not even a full diningroom. There was no excuse for the poor service. To top it off they add a $32.00 service charge and THEY add a TIP of 10%! We wont go back there again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took 3 ladies to lunch. One was my 95 year old friend Vivian. She had company, her late friend Jake's daughters Katie and Gretian, both somewhere in there 60's as I am. Katie was from Calgary Canada and Gretian was from Indiana. All three of these ladies are wonderful and they expressed how well they liked the Delta King. Anyway, the ladies all had the Kobe burger, cooked at different temperatures and I had the fish and chips. All dishes were excellent. Our server, Stephen was wonderful as was the manager both shared some history that we were so thankful for. Anyway, all the way around it was a great experience."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My Wife has always wanted to go to the Delta King for Brunch. The Ambience was great, The wait staff was on it.. Very good.. Coffee and orange juice was great. For the a place like this I have expectation of amazing food.. And to be honest it was quite average almost below par. Nothing special, Lacking for the most part. I ordered the Delta Queen with Egg whites and it was ok, It was still watery / runny & cooked in a lot of butter when served. My wife ordered the Delta King bacon with Sausage added to it.. there were only 2 tiny pcs of Sausage added and the when served looked like it was sitting in the order window for a while. Potatoes weren't cooked all the way."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The reservation was for a Thursday before Valentine's Day. Our server Matt took excellent care of us, explaining the dishes and wines for us. We all had fish of some sort, Salmon, Sole and Scallops The scallops are a bit salty for my taste, but they were large and flavorful. We will definitely return! After dinner we went up to the bar to have brandies and there was a band playing Irish and English folk music. I loved every minute of it. The bartender is good with the drinks and you can order food up there as well. Overall - we had a super time. And a great birthday dinner for our friend."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Nice ambience, Good service. Brought my wife here for a day trip. Spend the night at the Deltaking and have dinner without having to go anywhere. All in all a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Great food and service great for a date night or any fine dining experience"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The atmosphere was wonderful! The food was terrific as always. Will definitely keep coming back, thank you!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Thanks to OpenTable offering easy reservations we had a very pleasant night out. The food was great, nice and quiet and very Romantic. I would very much recommend dinning here."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Ehhhh. Was ok. Best part was the mussels appi ordered off the menu- would come back for that alone.. The Prix Fix was just ehh. The creme brulee hadn't set up correctly so it half uncooked lumpy mess. Still, service was excellent. Nice wine flight with menu, which I enjoyed. I would go back for the mussels and make a meal of small plates."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My husband and I had the prime rib dinner on 01/10/14.The waiter was very knowledgeable, and went out of his way to get us the exact dessert that we wanted (amazing salted caramel creme brulee) even though it was not offered. Prime rib was a perfect medium rare. We felt that we were well cared for. The kitchen staff was a bit loud which was sort of distracting, but the food was wonderful. We had breakfast there the next morning which was a lovely meal as well. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Great food, beautiful view."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We can't explain why we hadn't tried the Delta King before. We have dined at most of Sacramento's best restaurants. We were pleased with the service by an adult who was attentive and courteous and not trying to be cute and snarky. The food was great from appetizer to dessert. We will definitely be coming back!!! Very enjoyable to see other diners having a great experience too."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food. It was not spectacular, but the ambiance and romance of being on a ship docked in Old Sacramento was great."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We had booked a table for 8 pm, but found ourselves in the area much earlier. When we asked to come early, they were completely accommodating and gave us a table overlooking the river, just as we had requested. And... the four of us all ordered different things, and each of us loved our dinner."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "There was a wedding scheduled and I was not made aware of this when I made my reservation. Exiting the boat was difficult and my grandchildren who were not noisy upon exiting were shushed by what I assume was a staff member."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Server had to be prompted on several issues that are routine. Missing cranberry sauce only brought it out only after we asked about it and it was brought out late, forgot to bring steak knife after saying she would...my steak got cold as a result. I only got a steak knife when I got up from our table and asked the matradee for one. For the price, I could not recommend the Delta King. The steak had a lot of fat...more than usual. The desserts were super, super small for $7 each. They ran out of Prime rib and we ordered at 5:15pm. I can understand running out of Prime Rib at 7 or 8 o'clock, but at the beginning of dinner??. This is not the high standard I would expect from a restaurant that charged my family $321 for dinner."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "First time dining at the Pilothouse. It was a very nice start to the New Year. The ambiance is wonderful, the food very good, and the service friendly. Would definitely recommend and will dine there again."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner on the Delta King, the food was excellent. The service was great and very friendly. We did have to wait awhile for our food, but were compensated by receiving two free desserts. I would definitely come go there again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/24/2013