The Pilothouse Restaurant plates up breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner aboard the Delta King—a completely restored riverboat that was christened in 1927 alongside its beloved bayou sister, the Delta Queen. Long before the restaurant was appeasing the appetites of hungry diners, the Delta King was busy plying American waters. It was drafted as a troop transport during World War II, and in 1982, the boat sank in San Francisco Bay—where it sat idle, playing ironic games of Go Fish with actual fish for 18 months.
Efforts to restore the Delta King began in 1984, and today, the vessel is honored with its own dock on the National Register of Historic Places. Onboard, The Pilothouse Restaurant is joined by Delta Bar and Grill, a hotel, and an assortment of entertainment options—all backdropped by the Delta King's cherry-red paddle wheel and the sparkling tides of the Sacramento River.