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The Pilot House

3532 Perryville Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-8945
573-334-7106
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Herrin, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Pilot House is a local favorite. My wife and I stopped by for lunch and it was amazing. Don't let the looks of the place turn you off. The second you open the door you're greeted by the most wonderful smell of REAL barbecue. Find a seat and prepare yourself for some great food.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We love the Pilot House, especially if you go early..avoiding the smoking crowd! The bar atmosphere along with great food is a popular place for the locals but it's small inside and the cigarette smoke is a big deterrent for more regular visits. Carry out is ok but it's much better while there and hot. Try twice baked potato (the... More 

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Cape Fair, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

From burgers and fries to kabobs and twined baked potatoes - awesome! Perfect bar and grill. A little small, a little crowded, a little smoky, a little noisy but always a good time. Beer is always cold!

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Love this place!! They have some of the best food u can get in cape. All kinds of great sandwiches the Sweet & Special BBQ is my favorite. If u have never been it's off the beaten path and small but that is the charm of the place.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lunch is great, recommend the prime rib sandwich. The weekend menu specials are amazing, kabobs are huge! Famous for their twice baked potatoes and hot bacon salad dressing. They need to have this place on the food network. Only downside is its a smoke filled bar.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Busy, crowded and sometimes smokey. Recently went there after being out of Missouri for two years. Fried catfish is delicious, cole slaw is fresh (we had vinegar based), also had beef BBQ brisket. If you like a fresh salad with lots of vegetables, have the salad with house warm bacon dressing; we had salad split for two, delicious. Wonderful local... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a party of 7 after a day hunting doves. The ambience was perfect for us but a bit basic for several of our wives we thought. (Though they weren't there.). The food was typical southern BBQ and very good. Meaty ribs done just right and pulled pork as good as I have eaten. The sauce was excellent, both... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What's good on the menu? Everything! We eat here all the time and the food and service is great. It doesn't look like much but it's one of the best restaurants in SE Missouri. Just be warned you will smell like smoke when you leave but it's worth it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We love the Pilot House...great food & great drinks. The fried catfish is the best you will find in Southeast Missouri. The restaurant is always smoky, but the food is so worth it!

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Jackson, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you don't want to smell like a kitchen when you leave, stay away - but the food is awesome, service great - always a treat!

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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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