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Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

4.3
1240 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 11:30pm
Lunch: Daily 11:30 - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(916) 441-4440
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Julian Vasquez
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Private party facilities
Private parties up to 20 guests can be booked through the restaurant. For larger groups please contact the catering department.
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Private party contact
Bob Smith: (916) 379-5051
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Catering
Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. Contact Sara Smyth at ssmyth@deltaking.com or for wedding inquiries contact Katy Baker at kbaker@deltaking.com. 916-441-4440
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Restaurant Guests (with validation) - $8.00
Overnight Guests - $22.00
Day Parking - $12.00
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment in the Delta Bar & Grill - Thursday through Saturday nights
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day and celebrate Mom with a Champagne Brunch. Adults $54.95 and Children (12 and under) $19.95. Large parties welcome.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1240 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good, ambiance is great with awesome views of the river!

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Friendly staff but food was over priced and awful. Was also way too hot inside and we were all sweating stuck to the seats.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The staff was fun and polite and wanted our comfort and services to be top notch.
We had the steak and it was so tender and tasty.
We were very impressed with the staff

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

To celebrate my sixtieth birthday we spent a night on the Delta King and dined outside on the upper deck. The views on the river side were spectacular! Big sky with interesting cloud formations, view of the Crescent moon and Venus hovered over a pyramid-like building across the river (we aren't from here, so I don't know what it was). The lights on an illuminated golden bridge reflected like golden bead curtains as the dusk deepened. Mallards swooped and an eagle hovered and sea lions played in the river. The servers were very friendly with just the right amount of attention. The food was amazing and presentation was excellent. The river boat and the restaurant were suitable for any occasion from a post shopping dessert and a glass of wine to a wedding or honeymoon. I definitely recommend this delightful accommodation.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Went for a special occasion, and the location and service were great. The food on the other hand was just ok. For the cost of the food, there wasn' t much of it and a couple of the dishes were luke warm.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

An outstanding meal. Beautiful location on the river.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The hostesses are so friendly and accommodating. I arrived late due to a freeway accident... and they made me feel still very welcomed.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The novelty of dinner on a riverboat was entertaining, the food was good, not overpriced. Nice atmosphere in the bar area, and a small band playing gypsy jazz was a plus.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great table, fast service. Incredible food

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was good , very good but the delta king needs work. It is showing the damage for being on the water, it is deteriorating and needs attention.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding. The food could’ve had different choices there could’ve been biscuits and gravy just other different kinds of stuff instead of just scrambled eggs and what you call eggs Benedict I felt like I was paying to eat on a ship not having a brunch with my family on a Special day which was the first time we ever done that and the food was a disappointed if you need to talk to me my phone number is 707318182Thank you I can’t believe I paid so much for nothing

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Expected better food for the price.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were there for lunch. I had made a reservation and was seated in the main dining area. I wasn't given the option of dining outside so I can't really speak to the outdoor ambiance. We were all very happy with our meal selections. My only complaint would be the cost of a single glass of wine and also the tartar sauce that came with my fish and chips was awful. It tasted like Miracle Whip and not much else.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was great. Food was delicious ambience amazing with the sunset river view!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service and food were great!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We wanted to eat dinner somewhere with good service and food. We had a good experience here prior so felt it a good bet. We were even more impressed. The view of the river is outstanding. The food was delicious (sea bass, salmon, clam chowder, lamb sliders...all terrific) The service was excellent. Alice - our waitress - was friendly and attentive without being annoying. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The seating was comfortable and the view of the river was nice. I had the cioppino and it was excellent. Everyone else enjoyed their food and had a good time.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We enjoyed a business lunch. Waiter was helpful to accommodate special diet concerns. The crabcake appetizer was delicious with lots of crab.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Adequate, but service could have been better. While my party was engaged in conversation from the time we sat down the waiter could have managed our experience better. Food was good and would definitely go back. There is quite a bit of construction so leave time to find parking.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I was really looking forward to this restaurant but I was disappointed. Food was passable but not memorable, table settings pretty but unremarkable. Perhaps it was a slow night; cocktails less than stellar. My steak was tasty but rather fatty. My side dishes were lukewarm. Our server tried but seemed distant. Overall the experience didn’t make me want to return.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The restaurant was elegant, the view was beautiful. The food was fantastic and service was excellent. We have a new favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very nice experience. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The staff was very friendly. The dining area was very comfortable. The food was fantastic

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great experience dining out on the river. Good value. The menu worked for us!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We enjoyed the Delta King very much, meeting an old friend and stayed a long, long time talking the old days. We all ate the shrimp Louie salad which was great, good shrimp, asparagus and dressing, and service wa excellent. Waitress with dark hair on early shift took good care of us. Thanks so much.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here a couple of nights ago. All previous compliments still apply but on top of the usual, the service was especially impressive this time. We were a bit rushed because of a 7:00 concert we were attending, and the staff made sure we were served with time to spare so we were able to relax and enjoy the excellent meal. (She had the seafood cioppino, and I had my usual there, the andouille and shrimp.) We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

You went from my wife’s birthday and she had an amazing time the waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive had a great time I will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were there for a Birthday celebration while on vacation.
The restaurant comped us with a birthday dessert for the guest of honor.
Beautiful interior & rich with history.
Wonderful server (Alice) who aptly recommended a great wine that perfectly paired with dinner.
The hostess(Michaela) provided a warm welcome, & Alice added warmth to our dining experience.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

beautiful view, great food and great service, only thing i would have changed is the music because it made the entire ambience a bit off - they were playing pop music (ex: ariana grande)
My boyfriend and i are in our 20's but we still knew it absolutely did not fit the ambience of the boat - they should be playing jazz or classical!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

busy night, food was good but the service was extrememly SLOW. Our cocktail server should have been a waiter in the restaaurant, he was much better than the server we had

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice spot for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great all around service! Dinner was excellent as well.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My stake was burnt. So 38 dollars out for a bad stake. But my wife’s dinner was excellent. It was nice old charming.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was great, service was amazing and you cant beat the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was very good. Service was the best. Very nice place to eat at. Enjoyed the feeling of eating on a Very nice River Boot.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

When ordering a steak, I said, Well Done, No Pink at all please. They brought my steak back red inside. Despite it being VERY SLOW it took a long time for the waiter to make his way back around so I could let him know the issue. It took a long time for the steak to come back, AGAIN it was STILL VERY pink! I had to wait again for the waiter to come back around to state the issue. The waiter make a remark that it was the most resistant steak he'd ever seen... What? Had to wait a long time again for it to come out, like ridiculously, my date felt awkward trying to eat as slow as possible as his food grew cold (I kept telling him to go ahead and eat while it was warm, but he wanted to be polite). Then my food came out again, the steak was finally not pink, but the sides were ice cold from it taking so long, that's a pretty obvious oversight for a kitchen. I didn't want to send my plate back again since we were already there for an hour trying to get my food after the initial order, so I ate the cold veggies and only a little of the mashed potatoes which were poor quality/taste. The steak was good, but my date and I both ended up with stomach aches. He thinks they used too much oil in the salmon & potatoes. I asked that my meal be comped due to the ongoing inconveniences. The waiter came back after talking to the manager and said they'd only comp half of just my meal. I thought that was pretty cheap on their part. ***There was an Irish American Rock Band upstairs in the bar, One Eyed Reilly, that was really great. We stayed after a bit to listen to them.

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Too expensive, 84 bucks for soup, small dish of scallops and a small dessert. you kidding? not a good value for the portion received. food was a bit bland too. I have had better lobster bisque out of a can.

KLeibold

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was great the only thing that bothered me a little was waiting a little after our reservation time other than that it was great

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