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Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

4.2
4.2
1625 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.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 441-4440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Julian Vasquez

  • Catering

    Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 10 guests can be booked through the restaurant. For larger groups please contact the catering department. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party contact

    Crystal Roshmann: (916) 379-5051

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    Front & K Streets

  • Parking details

    Valet - Restaurant Guests (with validation) $8 - Validated city lot parking also available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Scenic View

  • Sacramento

    Scenic View

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  1. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Understaffed. A single, inexperienced and overwhelmed waiter on the floor. The bartender had to assume the waiter’s responsibilities and wait on us. It was support be a special 42nd anniversary dinner. …..disappointing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was bland. Not seasoned well. Couscous was gross. Nothing felt fresh...except the most delicious bread ever. Atmosphere was great. Waiter was great. They need better quality in the kitchen.
  3. AD

    AnthonyD

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This delightful restaurant on the historic Delta King offers excellent food on a small but varied menu. Both the restaurant and bar feature beautiful views, a warm ambience, and leisurely service.
  4. BI

    BenInSF

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A fun place to dine on an old paddle wheel boat with big window views of the Sacramento River. Good menu and food with efficient and friendly service. Suggest you first enjoy a drink upstairs at the bar on the main deck.
  5. JM

    JeffM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience, especially being with a birthday party. Staff was very comforting, and responsive. We love this place wish one day it would move :)
  6. OS

    OldSac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Wouldn’t recommend sadly. Had high hopes and didn’t meet my standards.
  7. a

    arielm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was not happy with the menu they only have about 5 choices of dinner items when I asked the waitress where are the other items she said that the menu hasn’t been updated. I said you mean downgraded cause this choices are a few.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband birthday
  9. LW

    LaWanaB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendship 30 years!
  10. CC

    ChristineC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We go to the Delta King for the fun of it. We don't expect much regarding food from a tourist attraction but the Delta King doesn't disappoint albeit pretty basic entrees like burgers, fish and chips, shrimp salad. The service was excellent and the view/ambiance is always great. Excellent AC on those hot days too.
  11. AM

    AuroraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have adored coming here for years. It’s always had tremendous food. A tad disappointed that there wasn’t crème brûlée this time but overall it’s was a very special dinner with my girlfriend who wanted to treat me to one of my favourite places.
  12. MW

    MikeW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very underwhelming and over priced. The boat is dingy. My food was room temp, not hot. Portions are small and just over all not good quality. There were loud children in the bar area. We could have had a much nicer, better quality dinner, for less, lots of other places. We won’t be back and do not recommend.
  13. JR

    JenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took my boyfriend here for birthday, was an excellent experience! Great food, service and exceptional ambiance out on the patio by the water. Highly recommend!
  14. NH

    NicoleH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience here. The staff was amazing. The food was great and we loved the ambiance. I will be back soon!
  15. RS

    RickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place! We always have a wonderful time and the rooms are just beautiful!
  16. BL

    BarryL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Deck seating on the river side IS in direct sun unless shades are pulled down. Great views, no flies. Mojito was very weak and lacked flavor. No coffee available??? Server said the coffee machine hadn't been washed yet (At 5pm??) Views, Ambience and service are great, food and drinks were average, not worth the price. Overall very enjoyable, FREE parking very closeby.
  17. CC

    CourtneyC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    We went to the pilothouse for our anniversary. We ordered 1 special which was cioppino which had over cooked seafood and seemed to be just a marinara dumped in. We also ordered a New York steak medium rare and it was medium and very dry. The best part was the wine and bread. We usually don’t complain at restaurants even if the food wasn’t good, but when you pay good money you expect good food. Luckily the manager did not charge us for the cioppino since he tried it himself and was not satisfied as well. We will not be going back!
  18. J

    Jane

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Beet salad was disappointing. Salmon was excellent.
  19. RO

    RODRICKB

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great as usual, it was 3rd date night that we have had at The Delta King, and it was wonderful as always!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and nice relaxing time.
  21. CS

    ChrisS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waiter and server was the same person and was fantastic. He literally juggled a room of people and did an outstanding job taking care of everyone’s needs.
  22. MN

    MargaretN

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband’s milestone birthday. Our meal was fabulous. Our server was so very nice as well as attentive. It was such a pleasant evening that we are going back tonight for dinner.
  23. JC

    JackC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Laid back atmosphere. Friendly, patient and professional staff. Excellent food for both breakfast and dinner. A very nice experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Sunday morning brunch here. The service was awesome!! The host was so great he made our day. The food was also really really good. Perfect experience!
  25. DH

    DaveH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the recommended fish and chips and my wife had the salmon. DELICIOUS !!!!!!!! The ambiance was beautiful. The service and staff was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this place.
  26. CW

    ChristineW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The venue is great. Right on the water. Our server wasn’t the best. He just seemed really annoyed to be at work. It was super hot, and they didn’t seem to have the AC on very high, so I would be cranky too, but still. When the average price per plate is $25, your customers shouldn’t know when you’re having a bad day. The food was fine, but not worth the money. It all just seemed to lack flavor. Even the bread they brought us at the start was bland and a little stale. My $45 NY steak was medium well, even tho I asked for medium rare, assuming I’d get medium. Most of their wine only comes by the bottle. Each type of wine only offers one kind by the glass. They sell white claws, but the only flavors on hand were grapefruit and lime. Gross. Overall, I’ve had MUCH worse experiences at other places, but I wouldn’t go back here again. The best part was that it was a 15 second walk from our room. Props for convenience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Food was not good and very overpriced.
  28. KR

    KrisR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great roasted beet salad! Superb fish and chips. BEST bartender ARON.. THANKS for the great service. Hope to be back soon. Kris Ruben and Scott
  29. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. Had Fish and Chips - the fish was fresh and moist with a beer batter. The french fries were really good - could be hand cut. Sat outside on the patio which is great place to see the boats cruise by. It was our lucky day because there was a jazz concert going across the river. Perfect lunch! Good menu choices. Fellow guest near us had salads that were huge. One said the chicken on the Caesar salad was excellent. This restaurant is in Old Sacramento - a fun place to visit. I live a long distance from this restaurant but I will make it my first choice when I return.
  30. SS

    SteveS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, the food was delicious, service was professional and courteous.
  31. SR

    StephenR

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The service was great. The food could have been much better for the price. The outside seating is outdated. For the price of the meals, I would expect a much higher quality dining experience. Additionally, the loud music from the boats going by dampened the mood. I realize this is not the restaurant’s fault, but it was disappointing. Sadly, we won’t be returning.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was nice however I didn’t get the seating I requested for my reservation. But it was nice. Good service and the food was great. Thank you
  33. BD

    BenjaminD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and view was amazing. Really cool place
  34. KN

    KarenN

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service! He was attentive, did quality checks and was very personable. The food was very good. I deducted 1 star for the presentation and plating. I ordered the swordfish which was delicious but it was placed over top of the broccolini and mash, leaving half the plate empty. It makes the entree look small. A bit of wow factor to make it look more appealing is all that's required. I would certainly recommend this place and would return if I visit Sacramento again
  35. YS

    YashwanS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    First of all my favorite starter bread was not given to us and I took my brother & sis in law for their anniversary and it was disappointing. Food and service was not good at all.
  36. PI

    PIOJOE

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was mediocre at best, Burger dry, fries barley warm, fish and chips just ok, again fries lukewarm, chicken sandwich just so so, too much bread. Our sever was sweet, but new, and took forever to get our check.
  37. G

    Grateful

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Setting was very comfortable. Our waiter was helpful in the selections and informative. The relaxed atmosphere and the unrushed dinner was excellent. We spent 3 hours there. The appetizers, Spanish mushrooms, was a very nice blend and went well with our wine. Both of our dinner selections were served with a freshly prepared favor. This was for our 45th anniversary, we will not wait another 45 years to come back.
  38. RC

    RC100

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    The steak was marginal but the noise coming from boats on the river was unacceptable. I really didn't care to hear rap crap at 200 dB cruising up and down the river. I won't be back
  39. TJ

    TerryJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Waitress was very professional. My wife started with a diet coke, it was completely flat. Changed to an ice tea. She sent that back as well and stuck with water. She had the cheese burger and fries. She said the burger was good but the fries were semi warm and portion size was very small. I ordered the fish and chips. Portion size of the three individual fish pieces was pathetic. My fries were also semi warm and portion size was very small as well. I don't think we'll be returning in the future. This is sad because the ambiance was very nice.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and lots of fun eating on the Delta King

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 1625 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

1000 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front & K Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet - Restaurant Guests (with validation) $8 - Validated city lot parking also available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Julian Vasquez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 441-4440

  • Catering

    Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 10 guests can be booked through the restaurant. For larger groups please contact the catering department. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party contact

    Crystal Roshmann: (916) 379-5051

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