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The Pilot House Restaurant & Lounge

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14 Gallo Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563-1998
15088888889
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Please note that the Pilot House will be closed for the months of January...
Please note that the Pilot House will be closed for the months of January and February. 2016. Thank you.
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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great location, with a very cool outdoor eating section!

We were thrilled that the Pilot House opened! They have a full assortment raw bar, the food is very good, and they have a good sized bar section that is separate from the dining area (no cross-over noise). Inside there is large dining area. There are maybe 6-7 tables that are oceanfront dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
124HomePl
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Boston, Massachusetts
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cape cod
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've enjoyed the Pilot House, on their outdoor dining area and I their dining room, and have had delicious meals every time. I prefer dining outside, as I feel the interior is dated and needs to be renovated. Great location.

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Thank welovecapecod
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were thrilled that the Pilot House opened! They have a full assortment raw bar, the food is very good, and they have a good sized bar section that is separate from the dining area (no cross-over noise). Inside there is large dining area. There are maybe 6-7 tables that are oceanfront dining, the rest of the inside tables have... More 

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1 Thank 124HomePl
Beth F, Manager at The Pilot House Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pilot House Restaurant, we appreciate your time. Please be assured that we do our best to accommodate all our guests seating requests. I would be happy to help you the next time you are in, please ask for me. We look forward to seeing you again in the Spring! More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Two trips here during two separate Cape Cod visits. Upscale, on the channel, super service, great fried scallops and seafood Newburgh.

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Thank connie473
Beth F, Manager at The Pilot House Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate you taking the time! We look forward to seeing you again in the Spring! More 

Sandwich, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

As a local I really wanted to like this restaurant. We were able to get a reservation on a Saturday night with no problem. The bar area was busy but not too many diners. We started with an appetizer of chowder - very bland. I actually couldn't finish it. The server was kind and removed it from the bill. The... More 

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Thank Mariellen S
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Have only ever had lunch at the Pilot House and can't complain about any of the visits. The food was good and sandwiches were generously filled. The waterfront location is very nice but the inside of the the restaurant could use some TLC.

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Thank grammie321
Cape Cod
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Decor is tired, food gets a 3 waitress gets a 1. She was inconvenienced by us being there. when asked what I wanted for starch with my meal ,I asked what do you offer, she said " look at the bottom of the menu it's right there " Wow. Service extremely slow for a mediocre meal. Looked like the local... More 

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Thank boatguy1
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

New owner but food is still the same, plain and bland. Needs a new menu. Needs new decor inside. The view is very nice and the outdoor seating area is really pretty. Service was very, very slow. Best bet, just go for drinks.

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Thank SandyNeck59
Syracuse, NY
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Went there this past summer and in the fall, both times the food was fantastic. Reasonably priced, great service and excellent food. Definitely worth a try.

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Thank Marrc6
Beth F, Manager at The Pilot House Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful dining experience at the Pilot House. We hope to see you again next summer. Sincerely, Beth Furnari More 

York
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The view was great but the food was mediocre at best. Our teenage server was having trouble with three tables of two. I was hoping for more . The Aqua Grille nearby is a better choice.

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1 Thank Daskippah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I give one star because I have to. If cold reubens, raw fish, frozen clams, bad service and skunk beer are your thing than you may love it, we however had one of the worst dinners ever. The entire experience was one of the worst we've ever had around here to date. We are locals who eat out often and... More 

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1 Thank c m
Beth F, Manager at The Pilot House Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear C M, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are very troubled by your comments and I would like to invite you to contact me at 508 888-8889 about your experience. I am interested in learning when you visited us for dinner, what you ordered and who was your server. As a matter of fact,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Gallo Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563-1998
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: 15088888889

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Please note that the Pilot House will be closed for the months of January and February. 2016. Thank you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?