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The Pilot House

3532 Perryville Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-8945
573-334-7106
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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- Jul 4, 2014
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82% Recommend
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Lynchburg, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great food. The twice baked potatoes are huge and covered with cheese sauce. The beef & mushroom soup was unique and good. The outside looks like a plain metal building, but don't let that scare you. Over the bar in the ceiling is a pilot's wheel from a boat. The waitresses were friendly and told us about what there was... More

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

The best fried catfish anywhere! The best twice baked potatoes you will ever eat. The best house salad ever made with the to die for house made hot bacon dressing. We have never had anything that wasn't great in the "hole in the wall" place. The wait staff are awesome! The only problem is they may not have an empty... More

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Mattoon, Illinois
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225 reviews 225 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lunch, on the second day of our time in Cape Girardeau was noteworthy - our second visit to the Pilot House - an out-of-the-way place, having been there for more than fifty years. I recommend you try this place if you find yourself in Cape one day. But, as the Boy Scouts are wont to say, “Be Prepared”. By that... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place was sooooo unexpected! First of all the place was packed but we didn't have to wait for service or our food. The Food is great!!!!! I think the taste is even burnt into the walls. If not the walls then for sure the ceiling!!! Lol

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The BBQ here is absolutely terrible. The 2 times I have ordered sandwiches they have been fatty and dry with zero smoke flavor, or flavor of any kind really. The chili is awesome though. I recommend the loaded.

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Garner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Ask a local how to get here and you'll be glad you did. Yes its buried and hard to find but its well worth it. I've been going here for 15 years. The food is awesome, regardless if you choose a super sandwich or kbobs on the weekends...the food is " to die for". Service is great and the beer... More

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The food is great! If you are looking for a fun local place this is it! It's a friendly with a small town charm. Mushroom Caps are awesome!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

It's a small off the beat'n track place. Older building, with small town charm. Nothing high end. Cozy place to have a decent sandwich. Wait staff was really friendly. I will go back to try more food.

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