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Pilot House

142 Decatur St, Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204-1439
609-884-3449
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Ranked #62 of 110 restaurants in Cape May
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Pilot House, Cape May restaurant offers something for everyone.From scrumptious appetizers to mouth watering entrees & delectable desserts; everything from the freshest and finest in seafood, veal, chicken, beef and pork dishes, to mouth watering sandwiches salads, and of course; the most talked about in all of the Cape May restaurants, the Pilot House “gourmet burgers.” Chef Mark is famous for his amazing and creative daily specials (the Tuna Wasabi is so awesome and requested so often we have made it a permanent menu selection). The Pilot House is proud to stand among the very top of Cape May’s restaurants with quality fare, service, and selection, at the same time offering, “affordable family dining”.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Pilot House, Cape May restaurant offers something for everyone.From scrumptious appetizers to mouth watering entrees & delectable desserts; everything from the freshest and finest in seafood, veal, chicken, beef and pork dishes, to mouth watering sandwiches salads, and of course; the most talked about in all of the Cape May restaurants, the Pilot House “gourmet burgers.” Chef Mark is famous for his amazing and creative daily specials (the Tuna Wasabi is so awesome and requested so often we have made it a permanent menu selection). The Pilot House is proud to stand among the very top of Cape May’s restaurants with quality fare, service, and selection, at the same time offering, “affordable family dining”.
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English first
Philadelphia, PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been to the Pilot House in years but decided to visit it again during our recent vacation. Eating out can be tricky for us because my daughter has multiple food allergies, but that was no problem for our server, Ron, and Chef Jeremy. Ron carefully noted all the ingredients to be avoided, and Jeremy custom-created a beautiful, delicious,... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We tried the Pilot House on a whim and were very pleased that we did! The food is interesting and varied, not your average casual-bar food kind of place. It was hard to pick something but we ended up with a variety of dishes to try and they were wonderful! We had some generous drinks. Prices are reasonable. The staff... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you enjoy excellent food at great prices, with world class service, go to the Pilot House. Yes, the Pilot House. The owners of Peter Shields have purchased it, and chef Carl Messick is in the house. I had the tuna tartare and the day boat calamari and the presentation as well as the food was magnificent. I started out... More

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went there for quick lunch and it was great, quick and delicious. Only error was services, a little slow for 2:00pm lunch, never saw a manager and server helping pour water refills got 90% in the glass & the other on the floor. Will return for dinner.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I stopped into the Pilot House for the first time since it is under new ownership. We had heard various comments but we wanted to try it out for ourselves. We were very impressed. Our visit was on Wednesday, July 9th about 7:30 PM and it was just the right time to pop in. We always sit... More

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NJ
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had not been there for years but read it is under new ownership and gave it a try. The menu was a little limited but our entrees were great and service was cordial and attentive. Turns out it is now owned by Peter shields. One of Managers, Cassandra checked on us and thought it was a nice touch. You can... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful experience the other night while vacationing in Cape May, NJ. We ate at the Pilot House. The Pilot House has new owners within the past year and the interior has had a facelift as well. The atmosphere was comfortable and the staff was courteous and friendly to us. We had a brief wait,... More

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United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Food was good but it seems that there was new management. Walked in and I guess a waiter said to us to wait a minute. He proceded to talk to another waiter and being busy can he help out? Seemed very disorganized. The food did not arrive in a timely manner. There was a table of six that were already... More

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Calfon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went in expecting the Happy Hour crowd and free food at 4 pm.. However, the new owners (Peter Shields) has brought in a more sophisticated vibe. The drinks were still much less costly, and the bar food was a great value and delicious too!! The décor has been much improved as well. The staff is pleasant and excited to be... More

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York,Pa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went their for dinner and we had fish and chips and were quite surprised by how much food we got. It was only 2 of us but we got enough food for 2 more... We went back later in the evening for drinks and appetizers and listened to the new and upcoming musical talents of various artists. Very enjoyable... More

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