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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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Fantastic Barbque!!

The Pilot House has been a mainstay in Cape Girardeau for years. From the outside, it may look like many "hole-in-the-wall" places, but you WILL NOT be disappointed with the food. From Barbque to fried catfish, I have never had anything but excellent food there. They also do a great job with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Cape Girardeau
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Pilot House has been a mainstay in Cape Girardeau for years. From the outside, it may look like many "hole-in-the-wall" places, but you WILL NOT be disappointed with the food. From Barbque to fried catfish, I have never had anything but excellent food there. They also do a great job with catering. I have used them many times.

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Kansas City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Don't expect much in the way of decor, just good food with generous portions. Smoky place (non-smoking regs haven't reached this place) with sports on their TV's and attentive wait staff. The brisket and ribs were properly prepared with sweet baked beans, mayonnaise potato salad. You have the choice of creamy or vinegar based slaw. The French fries had a... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I really enjoy their catfish platter. The kabobs on Friday night are enough for 2 people. You can't go wrong with the BBQ and I LOVE their house salad! It has an awesome warm bacon dressing that is to die for!!

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you can handle a little smoke and a great portion size, this is the place to visit. We were amazed at the amount of food we received for the prices on the menu. The surprises did not stop there.... we took our first bite and were HOOKED! HINT: You must get the "Tank" ...its the signature sandwich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

By far the best barbecue in the Cape area. We tried the barbecue sandwiches and they were excellent. The seasoned fries are a must. We will definitely go back and try the ribs next time. It's a small place but well worth the trip if your hungry for barbecue

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Coral Springs, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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