Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

4.5
1603 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 1603 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HarryM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have enjoyed dinning on the Delta King in the past and we hand a great time dinning this past Monday night. We are looking forward to having another dinner in the coming weeks.

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Rosanna
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious rib eye dinner with a wonderful river view of west sacramento!

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DIANNAH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sitting out by the water and watching the boats go by was wonderful! The food is good, big portions and friendly servers.

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ShavenaAndChris
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waitress was so sweet. My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and the staff made us feel special. The delta king is now one of our special places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sick I love French people

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Emma
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the view from the bar on the top deck, the short waits for your food/drinks, and the amazing service, I'd recommend this to everyone I know! The price for the quality of food is outstanding, with a great variety of wines and full bar. The staff were kind, patient and accommodating. I would return here a million times if I could!

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Calamari probably the best I've ever had, steak not to shabby, Aaron the guy who serve us is super cool

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SeanG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

All food previously frozen, sea food was chewy, ribeye texture was touch and they overcooked it. Main course took nearly 50 minutes from order time to on table with only a handful of other tables.

Over all, High Price, Low Quality, Not Fresh.

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vipEricO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Would strongly recommend.
Food and environment were great

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RanaMarino
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time having dinner on the Delta King and once again I was completely satisfied with our food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and the service were good, but overall with the value factored in it was great. The ambiance is cool and I would recommend trying this to anyone in the area.

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vipLaurieW
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Great little place. Right on the water. Friendly staff. Lots of history. The waiter was just fine. The bar drinks very good. It was so sad t.hat the food was some of the worst we have ever been served. Steal was charred to rot. Cheeseburger was charred and hard. The swordfish wasn’t warm or tasty. The mashed potatoes would have been warmer if they had been out of the refrigerator. It was all around bad food. Fish and chips greasy and cold. Just real sad. It was clear and announced that they needed help. Just real sad. Terrible food. Hopefully this very nice place can get the food back on track. When I say charred I mean we couldn’t eat it and it stunk of burn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Came for the first time, heard great things. The

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GaryK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was awesome, he was also the bartender. We could not sit inside so the atmosphere was not as quaint as our previous visits but it was still nice. The food was amazing as usual especially the molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream with raspberry sauce.
We will go back again.

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KerrinaC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

They were out of a lot of food. The waiter was nice but the rest of the staff wasn’t very friendly. The vegetables were burnt. I won’t be going again.

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Meeks81
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food was delicious and service was great. The tables, glassware, and restrooms were not clean or maintained.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was awesome. Adam or Aaron???
He took care of us. Seemed like they only had 1 waiter and 1 bartender though. They had an hour wait when we got there so I’m glad we had used open table.

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AndreaG
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was very bland and had no flavor which was a shame because the location was nice.

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NoelG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice manager and waiter. Customer service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great time

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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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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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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
7 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
Palm Springs
2 reviews
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

FAQs

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1603 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.