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Pilot House

2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
910-343-0200
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Ranked #73 of 548 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We ate inside and were near unruly little ones which was not pleasant. The food was fine and the service was fine. The crab cake benedict was very good but not outstanding. I think this restaurant is best enjoyed when sitting outside and enjoying the fabulous view and location.

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Columbia Station
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The food was pretty good. I don't like it when potato chips come with my sandwich. It makes me feel like they aren't trying. But that's just my opinion.

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Thomasville, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful dinner at the Pilot House for my step-daughters wedding rehearsal dinner. I ordered the glazed pork chops, and they were amazing. the service was excellent. The view was breathe taken of the Cape Fear River. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and my next visit to the area I will... More

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Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Recently on a day trip to Wilmington on our vacation we ate at the Pilot House on the Cape Fear River. It was excellent seafood and at very reasonable cost. We had been looking at trip advisor prior to our arrival in Wilmington to find a good restaurant and had Pilot House on our list. We were debating on several... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had one of our best meals in Wilmington at the Pilot House! We had dinner on the patio with a beautiful view of Cape Fear. We started with the hot crab dip.....it had jumbo lump crab & cheese blended in a cream, served with toasted baguette slices. It was so delicious! My nieces boyfriend ordered the petit filet which... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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283 reviews 283 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Found on our visit that the meal was almost as good an Elijah's, but not quite. Smaller portions we discovered. Excellent taste and service. View here of the Riverwalk and the Cape Fear river is just a bit better than from the Oyster Bar at Elijahs. The blackened Grouper was very spicy, it took my breath away, happily. My wife... More

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Leland, North Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were here for lunch on a perfect, sunny [but not too hot] afternoon. What a wonderful way to pass a little time, enjoy a nice meal with family or friends, and listen to the occasional waves lapping the shore right underneath you. The outdoor seating is literally right over the river, allowing for great views of the Cape Fear... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went on a Tuesday night. I had the chicken pasta and sweet tea. It was very very good, the most tender chicken I have ever had. We sat on the deck which is directly on the Cape fear river and boardwalk. Again, very nice. Indoors are several super nice dining rooms in an updated mid 1800s building. Wilmington, so... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you do not have a reservation expect to have a rude reception and no option really offered. Cannot tell you about the food or service Never got that far.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had a great meal here with a friend. I had the salmon which was absolutely delicious. The waiter was really friendly and helpful. We ate outside and it was really hot but soon cooled down after the sun went down. I'd recommend to anyone in Wilmington.

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