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About 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. Gluten free items available. Proud participant in the Sacramento Farm to Fork initiative utilizing local seasonal produce when ever it is available.

1000 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, Steak

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 441-4440

Website:
http://www.deltaking.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment in the Delta Bar & Grill - Thursday through Saturday

Catering:
Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. 916-441-4440

Parking Details:
Restaurant Guests (with validation) - $8.00
Overnight Guests - $22.00
Day Parking - $12.00

Executive Chef:
Julian Vasquez

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Come join the festivities aboard the Historic Riverboat Delta King. Our buffet will run from 12 noon til 6 PM. The buffet will include such items as Turkey and all of the fixings, carved Prime Rib, Oysters on the 1/2 shell, pastries, pumpkin pie, pecan pie all for 38.95 / adults and 15.95 / kids

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.6

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4.2

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (33)
Good for a Date (31)
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Scenic View (31)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Cozy (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The Pilothouse Restaurant was a pleasant surprise. I thought since it was in touristy Old Sacramento that the restaurant might be negatively impacted. This was NOT the case. The old steamship provides an excellent dining experience. Cocktails before dinner were served quickly and were very tasty. My wife had the evenings special, ribeye steak which was perfectly prepared, and I had their signature smoked pork chop with maple bacon chutney and it was superb. We will definitely remember the Pilothouse in our future visits to Sacramento.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

I proposed to my girlfriend and it was so special and romantic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our server (a French guy. I can’t remember his name.) was exceptional. We’ll be back the next time we’re in Sacramento.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place very good food atmosphere conducive to great conversations staff very friendly had breakfast and dinner highly recommend for a quick meal or a special occasion. I never eat free breakfast at hotels this was the exception.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fun and historic environment. Service and food were great. The pork chop was outstanding!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Menu for Delta Bar & Grill showed a lamb shank entree. Called and asked if the menus for the Bar & Grilland the Pilothouse were identical and was assured they were. Got to the Pilothouse and lamb shank was not offered.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

THIS PLACE IS VERY PERSONAL AND A GOOD PLACE TO GO EAT VERY ROMANTIC

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Nice romantic setting on the river just before sunset for a birthday dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was by far the best tasting food from a restaurant I have had in over 10yrs. And I travel and eat at a lot of places.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love the atmosphere of the Pilot House restaurant. What could be better than a Saturday Afternoon lunch overlooking the Sacramento River. The Hamburger I had was delicious. Perhaps it was extra busy due to Halloween traffic, but while the service was friendly but non existent. Two diet cokes were ordered and they were flat. The waitress took them away and did not charge for them but there was no follow up explanation such as we'll try to fix the machine or explaining there was nothing they could do. Once we were done eating our finished plates just sat on the table while we conducted our meeting and finally I asked for them to be cleared.
Staff need better training.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Enjoyed the old river boat charm, great food, and excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Celebrated my girlfriends birthday as it was a very special day for her. The window view was amazing with a beautiful view overlooking the river. The staff and waiter were professional and even had everything organized for my woman's birthday. I would highly recommend for a romantic date, and a birthday dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Especially convenient for Delta King guests but very accessible for all visitors to Old Sacramento. Good choice of meals, large and small.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Best veggie burger we’ve had in a long time. Great view.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overall this was an enjoyable experience. We had our baby with us and the staff was very kind and helpful. The food was decent, maybe slightly overpriced for the quality but the view made up for it. They meal was served with yummy bread.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very relaxing by the river. Enjoyed. Our waiter was great, Florenz.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The view was great. Our food wasn't the greatest. My husband got the chicken sandwich, he liked it, I did not. I ordered a steak, it didn't have much flavor. I'm not sure that I would go here again.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service was slow. Waiter chastised a member of our party for ordering his steak well done.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Ambience was great, reminded me of eating in the dining car of a train with the white table cloths and the shape of the windows, while watching the water. Portions were ample, my husband really enjoyed the calamari. We will definitely return to try other entrees.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fun environment right in Old Sacramento. Try the calamari appetizer!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great place. Wait staff and hostess were the best! Food was to die for!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was horrible! You can totally tell that they use frozen packaged meats/ fish. It was super expensive! Server was nice. The only thing good was the drinks.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Fifth time. Good food, excellent bar & grill, magnificent setting on port side, cool breeze on river, courteous service, well appointed main dining room. Informal or business attire, centrally located for greater Sacramento area. Perfect for RZ with out of towners and multi-modal travellers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Yet another successful birthday bash at the pilot house. Our party of five were greeted by the host promptly and then seated to a well appointed table. Our server took our drinks and appetizer order both arrived quickly along with fresh bread and oil and balsamic drip. All of the main dishes were excellent and large portions. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Tuesdays must be slow nights. Few patrons and fewer servers. Wait times to take order
15 minutes (glad we brought wine from the bar). To get dinner was another 25 minutes without the lemon chicken they told us would be 30 minutes! Two weekends earlier we had a good experience ordering lunch in the bar.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Service was good, food was average.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful experience for our anniversary overall. Food and atmosphere wonderful! We will be going again ..

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had a great time! Good, drink and view was perfect! Will definitely be back when in the area.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Had shrimp tacos and Caesar. Shrimp tacos were pretty good, Caesar was excellent, service was awesome😉

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

My 3rd Son's spaghetti was spoiled. He didn't like it and ate from my other two children. We boxed the pasta and found out at home it was spoiled. Emailed the manager who apologized.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Went here for our anniversary. Got to sit out on the deck overlooking the water. The half chicken with mashed potatoes and broccolini was great! Would recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

The Delta King Pilothouse was close to a perfect experience. The server was knowledgeable and this is kind of weird but I could really relate to him? It was quiet, which was great, but mostly empty. I really hope it was just an off night and that they receive enough business to keep the staff paid and the restaurant open, because it’s greet. My partner and I love staying on the Delta King as a date tradition, but we have never had dinner at the restaurant which I regret. She and I both got the fish of the day, a pan roasted California halibut, which was delicious.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

SERVICE EXCELLENT! Food delicious although only 3 non-seafood/fish entrees. Location is divine.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had a fantastic time, dinner was great the view and atmosphere even better.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and the swordfish he recommended was to die for! He also found me the perfect wine to go with it. My husband's rib eye was cooked just the way he liked it and he savored every bite. Our reservation was at 8pm, so we almost had the place to ourselves, with a romantic table on river side. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Decided to have an afternoon break at their bar on a 1898 stern wheeler while we visited Old Sacramento the day before our dinner reservation. Had excellent service, and seated above the river. We were so impressed we returned the next day to have lunch before our river cruise from a company next door. Returned for our dinner reservation, and wife and I had a window table, as requested in our OpenTable reservation. Did help to reserve for 6:00 pm since the place became filled soon thereafter. Still, was quiet, good food served in a timely manner, with excellent service.
There are several good restaurants along the river here, and if you want the quietest dining place, a little bit more upscale, visit the Pilothouse.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Fun, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Were very happily surprised to find excellent food, drink and wonderful service. Weren't expecting this level of excellence given the touristy spot. Would recommend without hesitation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I celebrated my Birthday and friends treated me to dinner on the King. And at the Pilot House I felt like royalty. Immediately we were seated at a well appointed booth with a fantastic view of the river and surrounding cityscape. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and great at her job. She even paid for my Birthday dessert. So what's not to like about that I recommend this restaurant highly

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Business Meals, Casual, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Quiet dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

An outstanding lunch. Quality food, excellent service, and good ambiance. Whenever we have out-of-town guests, we always choose the Pilothouse for lunch.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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