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The Pilot House Restaurant & Lounge

American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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14 Gallo Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563-1998
(508) 888-8889
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 20
    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
Great canal views

We decided to go to lunch on a sunny Cape Cod day. As a year round resident I was thrilled to find a place I want to go back to! We were seated along what appears to have been a wraparound porch that is now enclosed as part of the dining space. The view out the window was terrific. Even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
CapeCodJudie
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Cape Cod
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Billerica, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Chewy, questionable schrod, baked stuffed shrimp with little stuffing, lobster OK, steamers OK, but all food bland. Service was somewhat slow and it seemed like the server had either a hearing or comprehension problem as she just never understood what we were asking. Good bear and wine selection but that's about it.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place had really good food. I had the swordfish and it was amazing. My husband had the shepherds pie and it was good too. The patio was comfortable and wait staff was pleasant. I would highly recommend it if in the area.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The service was slow, the drinks weak and the food bland. Of the last 3 remaining restaurant criteria (price, atmosphere and quantity) the only thing that hit the mark was quantity. Not worth a return trip!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Travel friend and I tried to get a dinner Thursday night shortly before 21:00 and was told the kitchen just closed after waiting several minutes for assistance. Then the clueless hostess couldn't even recommend anywhere else near by where we could possibly get a quick meal (besides fast food). I get the season rush to earn ALL the tourists money... More 

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Cape Cod
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We decided to go to lunch on a sunny Cape Cod day. As a year round resident I was thrilled to find a place I want to go back to! We were seated along what appears to have been a wraparound porch that is now enclosed as part of the dining space. The view out the window was terrific. Even... More 

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Cape Cod, MA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We wanted to eat local this Easter and made a reservation for the prix fixe at Pilot House (former Aqua Grill). When we arrived, the manager looked and looked for our reservation (made online) and finally found it. We were seating in Mark's area and he was our server, very polite, friendly and welcoming. We ordered wine and, after reviewing... More 

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worcester,ma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We are regulars at the Pilot house sister restaurant , the Quarter Deck, but we had never tried the Pilot house. We happened to be in Sandwich , just down the street and decided to stop in for lunch. It was just as good as the Quarter Deck. I had a delicious goat cheese , pear and duck confit salad,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had dinner with friends for the first time here last week. Not too busy, but it took me getting up and asking the hostess if she could send our waitress over after 25 minutes to get somebody to wait on us. When Lorraine finally arrived 5 minutes later we received no apology. Further, I asked for the crab salad listed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First time at this restaurant. Went with a friend who frequents this restaurant. Best lobster bisque I have ever had...full of lobster!!!

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The clams casino was really good. We just sat at the bar, but the dining room is really pretty. Nice location also. Summer would be a better time to visit here.

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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: (508) 888-8889

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?