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Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

4.2
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1549 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1549 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnM
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DiannaF
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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vipKingderb
Tahoe
86 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and scenery!

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sean
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! I love taking people there! Staff, food, wines, ambience and location are all outstanding. This is a true gem here in Sacramento. I will always return again and again!

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vipCristinaM
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Casual tables set up on riverside balcony. I had the scallops/risotto which was delicious. Fun to watch the boats go by on the river.

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JordynD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The kitchen is so slow right now — the only reason I didn’t give one star for service was was because the wait staff was awesome. We waited 45 minutes for appetizers before we finally gave up and left. I know it’s COVID season but the kitchen definitely needs to get it together.

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ArtA
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Customer service was really really bad at this please I will never go back

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the river. It was only noisy because of the boats going by with loud music - fun people watching! Our service was great, everyone was very attentive. The food was fabulous. We had brussel sprouts and clam chowder as appetizers - delicious! I had roasted chicken, my guy had steak, both of us were very happy with our meals.

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vipWeEatOutTooMuch
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had both dinner and breakfast at the Pilothouse while spending a nostalgic night in a river view room on the Delta King. The service staff was very nice and attentive. This was during the COVID-19 nonsense so we ate outside only but the weather was nice, the food was good and service was friendly and attentive. We have dined indoors at the Pilothouse and really enjoyed the ambiance of the paddle wheeler.

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MarioN
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a nice evening. We enjoyed our stay and dinner on the king. We will know next time it is an adult atmosphere, even with a teenager.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, son and I had dinner here on July 4th. The entire staff was friendly and accomodating. I had the halibut, my son had the salmon and my husband had the chicken, we started with the green salad. Everything was amazing, clean plates at the end of the meal. They were out of the pinot gris but our server suggested the rose and it was perfect. Will definitely go back next time we are in the area. We also sat out on the deck, on the water, beautiful!

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TonyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed our stay on the Delta King. A big part of our good experience was the great service and the quality of the food. We had planned on visiting some other restaurants while we were in Old Sacramento but instead decided to eat exclusively at the Pilot Restaurant. It was a very good choice for us.
John & Madeline

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vipLeylalovesparis
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Service food, ambiance. One blip with food but it was correctly immediately. The staff makes every effort to make you feel comfortable and at home. I can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so friendly and the food and service were simply amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic ambiance on the river. Great service, food and drinks.

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JulieT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and bartender food was amazing and fast

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vipJebett
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our medium burger was burned. Our poor waitress should be provided a mask that fits her.

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on June 26, 2020

Jebett, thank you for visiting the Delta King and for dining at the Pilothouse Restaurant. We will share your feedback with our Chef and our management team. Please note that we provide cloth, washable masks for all of our employees - These masks can be adjusted by shortening the ear loops. We will make sure to regularly review proper mask protocol with our staff. Thank you.

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MikeL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent table by the river window and the food and the service was excellent! We've visited many times over the years and will again! Highly recommend!

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BiancaL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a client of mines birthday here and the service was outstanding. I will be back again

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your recent visit to the Delta King! Can't wait to have you back again!

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Sam1805
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was early to our reservation and they just finished setting everything up for the night.. but very sweet and let us sit down and the kitchen open up alittle bit early.. thank you Delta king for making our night:) Amazing food and great drinks..

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to the Delta King. Hope to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our evening, from the bar to the restaurant. Really loved the cozy atmosphere and were lucky to get a window seat even though we had said that it wouldn’t even matter where you sat in there. We are considering staying on the boat next time we dined there

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience aboard the Delta King. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Mercedes
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience on the boat and the fish I had was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and ambiance. Excellent service paired with great food!

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We look forward to having you back again!

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SamuelW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Taste bad
Too long time
Expensive
Never go there for the second time

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Garye
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reserved a table for 4, to participate in what has always been a "Sunday Brunch" offering.
I called to confirm my reservation and access to the brunch and received a "good to go" response.
There is no brunch now.
The menus we were provided and food & beverage spilled on them.
Hostess was nice, but clueless and she had only worked there 1 day.
A gentlemen employee stood by and when we reached out to him for some guidance, he stated he had only been employed for 5 days and was unaware there had ever been a brunch.

Restaurant is dirty and there is no assistance when calling.

Last summer we brought friends from Chicago and the service was slow, drinks were poor, staff was borderline rude. We thought we would try again with Sunday Brunch, but had an even worse experience.

This establishment does not deserve to be in existence.

All other restaurants adjoin the Delta King were overflowing with guests...now we know why.

Too bad...because we've been coming to the Delta King off and on for over 12 years and the potential here is massive. However, performance and execution lately, has been horrible.

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DanishaW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

So maybe the waitress and myself weren’t on the same page,but I got charged for a 3 Course meal and only received 2. We do not like fruit in our salads. We asked if they could make a plain salad. She said she didn’t know if they could do that. I said fine well do we have to get the 3 course meal, if we just want the filet mignon steak ? she said no and you can do that and it comes with a desert. So it was not broke down to me that they were going to still charge me for the 3 course meal. Which they did! We ordered 2 sprites that took her 20 mins to get. We had to keep asking and waiting for everything we needed. I asked for a nice view they stuck us right in the middle of the floor. The food quality was no where near the price tag. Everything was so tight and cramped. Will never go back again. They charged a gratuity for two people. Keep in mind parking was not included in this price tag for Valentine’s Day deal that was 80 a person but her tip which she didn’t even come close to deserving was almost 40 dollars. Never again

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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BillW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views outside and the decor inside were top notch. The service was friendly and very attentive and the food was excellent quality yet reasonably priced. If I had to be nitpicky, the seating was a little tight. We were closer to the other patrons than I would have preferred, but this, in no way, took away from a great dinning experience! Highly recommend!

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi Bill! Thank you for the feedback. We will be taking this into consideration for our next big event. Hope to see you back again soon!

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had not been here in years. Brought back some memories. Food (fish & chips) very good.
Not much of a crowd, but noisy.

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi John! So glad that you stopped by the Delta King recently and that it brought back great memories! Looking forward to having you back again!

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MollyX
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend the amazin Delta King. The food was absolutely delicious. Ambience wonderful. I do not have enough words to express my gratitude for the wonderful experience I had on Valentine’s Day

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi Molly! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience aboard the Delta King! We greatly appreciate your kind words, and we cannot wait to have you back again!

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diningwithfriends
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great breakfast at a very good price. The view of the river was lovely. Service and food was excellent.

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for visiting the Delta King recently! We appreciate your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My experience was good, the food was terrific and our waitress was really good. I just wish we were able to eat in the dining area instead of the bar and grill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance decor of the restaurant. It was a very good overall experience.

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Duke
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was very good. Jose did a great job, but food was sub par. Had to return the salmon 2x because it was undercooked. So one person in our party did not eat. There was only one table in the restaurant when we arrived. The bartender upstairs was not very personable. He really needs to learn customer service. If we ever come back to Sacramento, we will not be returning.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We received confirmation, but when we arrived at the Pilot House for our 2:30 reservation, we were told that the restaurant was closed. I think the restaurant needs to contact you so that your records can be updated. Very disappointed as this was part of a Christmas present to my mother.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine dining experience. Great food, service and view.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dumb hostess gave our table away because we went to the restroom.

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Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 1549 OpenTable diners.

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