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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 18
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Good, out of the way spot....

.......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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
JDHoss
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Kingsport, TN.
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Kingsport, TN.
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116 reviews 116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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Herrin, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

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 Girardeau, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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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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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