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142 Decatur St, Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204-1439
+1 609-884-3449
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Ranked #68 of 108 Restaurants in Cape May
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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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." 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited the Pilot House on their last day prior to closing for renovation. We ordered burgers and red wine - we figured for other entrees they might be trying to clear out the kitchen, kind of like emptying your refrigerator before going on a long vacation. Our meal was very good, served promptly by friendly staff. It will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Thanks to Ed for a great margarita in New Years Eve Day!!! Right on top ofnour drinks and great attitude. will definitely be back next time we are in town!! Stop in Ladies!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place is under new owner ship and leaves you scratching your head. I had a glass of wine at the bar. The staff looked at me weird - I came right from work. I guess they didn't like my uniform. The staff is very slow- if u even get attention!!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had dinner at Pilot House Restaurant. It is well located in the heart of Cape May. The service was friendly and attentive. I understand they are under new management and are due to close for remodeling soon. However, if they are remaining open prior to renovation, they owe it to the customer to put out the best food they... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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176 reviews 176 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My family went for lunch. We were seated with a sparse crowd. We ordered. The restataurant filled up. The restauranrt emptied. We were still waiting for our food. Two kids meals, four adult meals from the specials of the day - two philly chicken cheese steak wraps, one veggies burger, one steak sandwich. The best part of the meal was... More 

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

First experience left something to be desired. I ordered the Cheese Steak Egg Rolls and my wife ordered the Crispy Cod Tacos. Presentation was nice, but the egg rolls don't really work very well. The egg rolls were too doughy, overpowering the steak and cheese. My wife said her tacos were good, but they arrived with guacamole, pico de gallo,... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Pilot House previous owners have sold and the new management seems to be an upgrade as far as the look of the place, the atmosphere, and the food..

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Pitman, NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped in here after visiting the exposed railroad tracks at Sunset Beach. It was cold and bitter outside and we were greeted with a lite fireplace, the football game on the tv and great service. This is a small restaurant/bar located a few blocks off the main shops. The menu is eclectic. My daughter started with the french onion soup... More 

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New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I went to the Pilot House for an early meal. We were greeted warmly and had a nice table. We both ordered the early bird specials the price was good and it included salad and a desert. We ordered Chicken Parmesan . The chicken was tough and chewy my wife hardly ate any of it. I ate... More 

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wildwood, Nj
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The old Pilot House has a whole new look and the menu is delicious. We have eaten there 2 times and both times the food was great.

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Additional Information about Pilot House

Address: 142 Decatur St, Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204-1439
Phone Number: +1 609-884-3449
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar, Pub

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