Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

4.3
1584 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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. Gluten free items available. Proud participant in the Sacramento Farm to Fork initiative utilizing local seasonal produce when ever it is available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1584 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my anniversary and staff was very polite and food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great time

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JonathanSmith
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy reservation made through open table. Arrived about 15 minutes early to my reservation. They informed me that they were not open yet and to return when they were open. So we waited outside for about another 15 minutes as it seemed they were frantically finishing the preparations for opening. The rough start was a little off putting but once we were seated on the outdoor deck with a view of the river everything was worth it. Our server Jake was absolutely amazing. Jake was courteous, respectful, and provided the best service. He was on point with refills and periodically checking in on us if we needed anything. During our dining we got to witness a Seal catch a Salmon in the river.. was like watching animal planet live with fine dining and 5 star service.

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vipwonderful
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderfull food - well sheltered for outdoor dining - service, atmosphere superb

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating here. Service, food, and overall experience was great! Jacob was our server and he was awesome!

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JoseE
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very limited on the menu, plus when they said it’s free parking but city parking structure charge me $10 and when I went to talk to them they said could help me because I it was a flat rate

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary dinner was very relaxing and enjoyable. Food and staff were excellent and the outside seating was enjoyable.

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Gigi
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were great! The view was terrific, and cleanliness and safety precautions were excellent. Our only issue, and it's not at all the fault of the restaurant, was that there were a couple of really loud boats on the river that were very annoying. Otherwise, absolutely wonderful!

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AnissaE
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Relaxing river view, delicious food, lovely experience.

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Rosabellax
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently had lunch on the deck. Lovely experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy dining at The Delta King and Open Table made my reservation smooth!

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Intlbb
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Delta King to stay dine and just relax !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Probably the best place to go to make the most of COVID-wide “outdoor seating” arrangements! Though the boats do oftentimes play loud music that can be heard for a ways off as they pass by the Delta King. The food is great, the service is always great. The bartender Aaron deserves special mention for his easy-going conversational style and his knowledge of a craft that he obviously loves. It was a great experience the last time we visited, and will continue to be a favorite!

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KajuanaG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pilot house Restaurant is a very place to come for any celebration, especially a graduation! I want thank the person who helped my honeybear stay a wonderful surprise to me!

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RolandB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great change from "normal" venues. You can't get better views than being right on the river. Perfect date.

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vipEVNJr
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food server/bar tender Jacob was terrific. Handled indoor and outdoor diners efficiently while displaying a casual yet friendly demeanor. Will definitely help the hotel and restaurant survive the COVID-19 hardship.

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MarlanaA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great , nice day for outdoor dinner. Would definitely go back

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RD916
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Did not honor reservation and seat my party outside seating next to the river, which was the reason for reservation. Food was definitely not worth the cost, Rice Pilaf was undercooked and crunchy. Service was very inattentive, i had to leave my table to go and ask for napkins and salt and pepper.

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TPL123
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very quaint and nostalgic feel, but with all of the boats on the river the engine noise and music was sometimes annoying. The food was good and the service was great. We would definitely do it again.

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RodainS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location is great, food was excellent and our server, Brian, was outstanding!

Only distraction was loud boaters beyond Pilothouse control.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Food was not cooked had send it back
Good service but food needs work

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena comida , bonito lugar fresco muy bonita vista y la comida de muy buena calidad buen servicio limpio y las mesas buen ubicadas a distancia .

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MicheleJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A memorable evening . Will return. Good food, wonderful service, great views pandemic dining at its best.

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MarquetteW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so yummy. Our server was also the bartender and he was great! Definitely be back!

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LynseyB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We made a reservation and when we arrived we were sat on the side of the ship facing the street. We asked if we could move to a better table that was open to face the water and they said those were reserved. We never saw anyone getting seating the entire time we were there. We decided to not order an entire meal for this reason.

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RhondaA
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was nice

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VeeGee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the perfect setting for a romantic dinner with a great view and delicious food. We very much enjoyed staying at the Delta King hotel and our dinner at Pilothouse. Great location. just a short walk to old Sacramento. We will definitely go back again soon.

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great Service. I like that the Pilothouse is taking extra precautions due to Covid-19. Making reservations was easier online than calling and much needed as they have limited seating.

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Dude
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

A wasp kept flying on our food and threatened to sting us.

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BarbaraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our dinner at the Pilothouse Restaurant was pleasant. The service was great. The food was ok. I was expecting a better quality of food for the price that we spent. I had the rib eye steak and it was prepared well, but the quality of meat was poor. The fingerling potatoes that accompanied my steak were hard. They weren't hard because they weren't cooked enough, they were hard because it seemed like they were in a heated environment for an extended amount of time. My husband's swordfish was prepared well and he seemed like he was happy with his meal. The only complaint I had for the swordfish was how small the serving size was.

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ChristyP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Broken glass on floor, squished and uncomfortable outside seating.
Asked to move to a different table and was told no.
The food was overpriced for what is was.

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JimR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The $37 New York steak was mediocre. It was overcooked (medium when I ordered medium-rare.) I was yearning for a good steak but was disappointed. Sitting outdoors looking over the river was the best part. I will be returning in the future. I just will not order the steak.

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on September 18, 2020

Please accept our apology for your steak being medium rather than medium rare. We provide a high quality certified choice product and know that missing your preferred temperature is disappointing, despite a high quality cut of steak. When advised, we will always re-do an order if the temperature is missed. We are pleased that your Delta King visit was otherwise enjoyable.

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RocioM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The food was delicious, we had the calamari and chicken club.

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DianaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening on the river. The hostess and servers were attentive, but not overly so. The food (seafood linguini and perfectly grilled yellowtail) was exactly what we wanted for the occasion--my husband's birthday. We have had Christmas dinners here twice. Delta King never disappoints.

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DeanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was absolutely terrific. Scenery was Gorgeous. I will be returning

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vipJohnM
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delish. We've had lunch here a few times but this was our fiest dinner. The sea bass was incredible. Scallops were excellent. One of the best ive ever had. Noise level is very high due to water traffic. Its quite hot in the summer but most tables are shaded. Service was good.

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SoniC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just wish the tails on my shrimp in my seafood scampi were cut off- so that I didn’t have to do it manually. Otherwise- everything tasted great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was terrible. The noise, the service and the food was horrendous. Instant mash potatoes. The restaurant is definitely over price, for the type of food you receive and the atmosphere. Would never recommend to anyone.

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GregG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Aron Our waiter was the best he went above and beyond to see that Our needs were met excellent dining We will be back

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DiannaF
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating here. We had a wonderful time. We had a wonderful, fun server. The Rib Eye steak was So delicious it melt in your mouth. The views on the river are beautiful. After dinner we got to walk around the boat and see how beautiful it is. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.