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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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4.1

service

4.2

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4.3

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3.9

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Waterfront (31)
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Romantic (27)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fun (11)
Casual (10)
Business Meals (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Delta King never lets me down.... great food, great service, great place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

We dined...as we intended to do. We ordered from the Prefix Menu on the Dine Downtown Sacramento promotion. Our server, Mark, provided excellent service. He alone kept the water poured, dishes picked up and main course served hot, amazingly hot as if it was directly in the frying pan one minute before (that hardly ever happens). It has been a long time since all four of us have had an excellent meal out as we did at the Pilot House.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband here. We were not disappointed, from the service and atmosphere to the delicious food and complimentary birthday cake with candle for my husband at the end of the meal, we can't wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was very tasty and served at a good plate temperature. Service was timely/courteous and atmosphere was very mellow. Jesse was an excellent server and would ask for her in the future.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had dinner reservations here on the 6th of January. Our waiter Jamie was very attentive and a great waiter. We had ordered the crab cakes for an appetizer if it was our choice we wouldn't order again. We both ordered the New York steak dinner, steak med well. The steak was new York, nothing special, Our dinner came with mashed potatoes and brocollini wish were vey good. We will be back and dine at the Pilothouse again but will order something different.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was a vary nice place!! Beautiful view!! Prefect for date night it a little pricey for the service but the food is great!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Delta King Hotel/Restaurant/Bar has been wonderfully restored. Front desk personnel were very helpful, the bartenders friendly and attentive. Dining in The Pilothouse was very pleasurable - both food and service were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Every item we ordered was unique and delicious. The dining room was attractive and staff was friendly!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas Eve dinner with my mom, and 4 and7 year old children. The kids live the fact that we were eating on a "boat". I enjoyed the view. Waitress was very receptive to or needs also.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

we love the Delta King and all its history.
We were disappointed in the Christmas Eve dinner.
The turkey and dressing special was not very good and
displayed very unappealingly on the plate.
The lamb slider appetizers should be taken off the menu.
The cioppino had fresh seafood but the base was very salty
and unremarkable. the prime rib special was wonderful though.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ty, the manager, took outstanding care of us after a reservation mix-up. Can't say enough great things about the venue, service and food.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very disappointed. We had a reservation for 3:30 in the charming dinning room. When we arrived they couldn’t find the reservation and the dining room was closed! We had the option of eating in the noisy sports bar. Not the experience we wanted to share with our family. The food was terrible.
The staff was trying its best to provide use with a nice experience but it was hopeless.
We have enjoyed the Delta King in the past, so this was especially disappointing. Open table should know that the dinng room closes between lunch and dinner.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, Great service, Great atmosphere. The bar is a great place to start for a before dinner cocktail. Recommend a table on the river side of the dining area if possible. Food is excellent with great service. The waiter will gladly recommend the proper wine to go with your meal if you are unsure what to get. It's just a great place to relax and enjoy a great meal with a beautiful setting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Neat setting (on an old boat); good food, but service needs work. Hostess could not tell me (on the phone) the cost of valet. She also should have explained where the valet was located as it is no where near the entrance. I recommend a sign be put up to indicate where to meet the valet. We arrived for our reservation at specified reservation time, restaurant empty, but still waited 10 mins. to be seated. Hostess did not indicate there was a sitting area to wait. We found it. Delay in ordering; waited for quite some time for food and only half of our party (3) were served at first. Desserts were tasty enough, but sloppy presentation. Waitress quite harried and talked quickly while hurriedly placing (almost slamming) plates and drinks.
With some better training of hostess and wait staff this could be a more sophisticated experience. The food is pretty good!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I was expecting brunch not breakfast. Plates were small but filling.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

WE ALL ORDERED NEW YORK AND RIB EYE CUT STEAKS.WE WANTED THE STEAKS COOKED MEDIUM RARE. ALL 3 STEAKS WERE RARE,THE MASHED POTATOES WERE COLD, THE VEGETABLES WERE COLD.WE GOT THE APPETIZER WAY BEFORE WE GOT OUR COCKTAILS.YOUR RESTAURANT WAS NOT BUSY ON DEC.14,2017 AT 6:15 PM.THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR COOKING A DINNER LIKE THIS OR HOW LONG IT TOOK TO GET OUR COCKTAILS.THE PRICE FOR THE DINNERS WERE OVER PRICED FOR HOW IT WAS SERVED. WE WILL NEVER COME BACK AND I WILL TELL EVERYONE I KNOW NOT TO EAT THERE.DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF YOU WERE BUSY

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were staying as guests at the Delta King Hotel for an anniversary trip and wanted an upscale dining experience to go along with the novelty of staying aboard a vintage paddlewheel boat. The food and service were exceptional, and the dining room is beautiful. My husband prefers a more casual setting, but he "suffered" through the amazing dinner and dessert. (The flourless chocolate cake is so delicious!)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for early dinner, 5 of us. Never been there before, every employee we saw kind of looked the other way so we wondered a bit until we figured out where the bar was.
We decided to have a drink while we waited for our reservation. There were lots of tables to sit in the bar.The bartender never acknowledged us, no servers to take our order, it was serve yourself . Our mixed drinks were terrible! The drinks were not properly mixed or balanced.
When we went down to dine and the service was not friendly. It felt like you were in a cafeteria. I ordered a chicken sandwich and it was burnt to a hard crunch, dry, and covered with some heavy spice which was too much to stomach. It came with fries which were ok. Three of us ordered salads with our dinners for which none of us ate due to the lettuce being wilted and the dressing watered down. Two of us ordered fish and chips, the fish was actually good but the fries were cold. We had to ask for tarter, ketchup, more water, bread...not a good experience.
I was personally embarrassed as we took relatives there from out of state for their last meal in California.
The water way between the boat and the dock next to the walkway to the entrance was full of trash which we all know could have been cleaned up before one of your busiest days of the week. You would think the interior of the building would be clean and fresh, it was not.
What a disappointment for such a special place.

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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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vip
 (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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