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3532 Perryville Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-8945
573-334-7106
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We were new to the area and asked a gas station manager for a recommendation for a great burger. He said we really needed to try the specialty sandwiches at The Pilot House. We are glad we did. Burgers are available but you must get the The Tank before you try anything else. Words cannot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Dena H
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Coral Springs, United States
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Coral Springs, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were new to the area and asked a gas station manager for a recommendation for a great burger. He said we really needed to try the specialty sandwiches at The Pilot House. We are glad we did. Burgers are available but you must get the The Tank before you try anything else. Words cannot describe it. We will return.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Best BBQ in Cape Girardeau!!! However, with that said, we have never ate in. We can't stand to eat when people are smoking. We usually use this place when we have special events that require catering. Their BBQ is very tasty and their baked beans are good. The price is average but seems that you get more bang for your... More 

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Perryville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Food is excellent. Price is right. Worth driving away from the franchise restaurants. Staff is friendly.

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Let me preface by saying, I love neighborhood pubs and BBQ. This place should have been a natural Americana 4th of July experience. I am willing to accept a certain amount of age related dirt and pass it off as local color. Grimy, noisy & lousy food are just too many negatives to accept. Probably the worst BBQ pork sandwich... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

On our way home from Alabama to Iowa we stopped due to good reviews. We were not disappointed. Sandwiches good but the ribs were the best. None of us were thrilled with the beans but fries and potatoe salad good alternatives. Not the easiest to find but worth the time.

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Knob Noster, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We learned about the Pilot House from our son, who was a student at SEMO. Atmosphere and location can best be described as "dive" but that is meant in the best way. We've eaten here several times and had the catfish as well as hamburgers and the BBQ. We've never been disappointed. You can also get the local favorite beer,... More 

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Anna, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had the bbq and seasoned fries. I'm a big fan of seasoned fries and seasoned salt but... wow... and i mean wow! The fries were WAY oversalted. You had to dip each one in ketchup or bbq sauce to tolerate it. They were cooked nicely, but just way salty. Bbq was sliced and came on toast... it was a little... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice remote location. This is a local bar. It was very tight in there. The single stall bathroom is right next to a table. If someone is smoking the whole place smells and it's hard to breathe. There is a small outside eating area that might have been better. We ordered bbq which was dry and flavorless- no smokiness no... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Highly recommended by locals. Had the prime rib sandwich and seasoned fries. Would go back if ever in the area again.

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Kingsport, TN.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

.......going strictly on Tripadvisor recommendations, we used our GPS to find The Pilot House. After some driving and wondering if we were on the right track, we happened up on this little building next to what looked like a golf course/state park. The outside is nothing to write home about, and the parking is tight, but inside this looks like... More 

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Additional Information about The Pilot House

Address: 3532 Perryville Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-8945
Phone Number: 573-334-7106
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3532 Perryville Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-8945
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: 573-334-7106

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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