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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

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (33)
Waterfront (32)
Good for a Date (31)
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Scenic View (29)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Casual (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Fun (10)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband had pork chops and I had the chicken - it was ok but just ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food but poor service. They couldn't hold our reservation because of multiple walk-ins.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was excellent

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a lovely time and a good meal, entertaining friends from the other side of the country (Maine). The Delta King is an essential stop, both for food and for a view of the Sacramento River. We were lucky and got a beautiful fall day on the river--but we were also pleasantly surprised to be seated in their big dining room, not the bar on the top floor, for lunch. Our guests had a great view out the windows at the boats plying the river and the fall color on the opposite side, and we were all served a delicious lunch--lamb sliders, ribs, turkey sandwich, and home made beef veggie soup. It was a grand occasion and the Delta King added much to the experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving. The buffet was good. Had everything you would want for Thanksgiving dinner. My husband walks with a cane. Everyone was very accommodating. Very friendly staff. Very attentive. We would definitely go again.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place to relax , have great drinks and delicious comfort food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We came to celebrate our 17 year wedding anniversary. Our server was very knowledgeable, polite & attentive. We were really surprised when he came with a chocolate cake and a lit candle after our meal to celebrate our anniversary. That was a lovely touch that we truly appreciated.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We were seated by the window, by the mens' bathroom upstairs. The door to the bathroom did not close tightly, so we were confronted with sounds and smells that were inappropriate for a meal. The light fixtures by our table had spider webs and the area looked like it hadn't been cleaned for quite a while in general.
The food was certainly not worth the price and we were both highly disappointed. I would not return to this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I could not believe the place was not crowded, we arrived at 11:06 am and half the place was empty. The entire experience was wonderful, prices shockingly LOW and service was excellent.
I'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall a terrible experience. I had made the reservation a week ahead of time, for my husband's birthday. Within my reservation I noted it was for a birthday, and that I had a guest with a handicap that makes it extremely difficult to walk up stairs, if at all. When we got there, my husband was informed that someone was having a private party downstairs, no one could sit there (even though only 1 table of guests were using the entire area /what looked like 8 people), and that we had no reservation. If anyone has been to old town, parking can be a nightmare- so we figured since we are parked and here might as well go with the flow. We were then told we could walk upstairs to the bar area to eat. We were told we could sit anywhere. Once up there the staff argued in front of us about various items including our seating arrangements. It was extremely loud (quieted down within 20/30 min and 1/2 of the people left), got a menu about 10 min into the chaos, another 20 min before our waters came out and waitress took order, another 45 minutes before any food came. Overall it took over 1 hr for us to get our food( 2 salads , fish and chips, and turkey sandwich, plus four beverages) My sandwich was small, dry, and bland. My Father in law added chicken to his salad, which upon arrival asked if any was added; the waitress also didn't see any and after tossing it around a few bites were found and she said " oh yes. See its right there" pointing to the 3/4 small bites. Overall the view and our waitress was nice. My food was bad, staff argued audibly in front of customers, ordering process took far too long, no drink was refilled, we had to ask for our waters two times before they came. The bill was around $80 for lunch & I would not recommend this establishment for dining to anyone.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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