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2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
910-343-0200
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Welcome to Wilmington!

What better way to start our stay in the charming downtown of Wilmington than with an absolutely delicious dinner enjoyed with a waterfront view and a beautiful sunset. If only Trip Advisor had 1/2 stars because the Pilot House is definitely worthy of 4 and 1/2. Both our meal and waiter were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
DiFaSuMaHaWa
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ELLICOTT CITY
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, service and food. Sat inside because late day sun , but had lots of great views. Definitely would return.

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Bergen, Norway
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the restaurant for late lunch. All five of us were very satisfied. Waiter ok and helpfull with both menu and to organize a good table at the pier. Good food. Great view. Good prices. We will come back if we return to this beautiful city where its people seems to be extra hospitable and friendly. First to flight. First... More 

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ELLICOTT CITY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What better way to start our stay in the charming downtown of Wilmington than with an absolutely delicious dinner enjoyed with a waterfront view and a beautiful sunset. If only Trip Advisor had 1/2 stars because the Pilot House is definitely worthy of 4 and 1/2. Both our meal and waiter were wonderful - we would just love to find... More 

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raleigh, nc
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We picked this restaurant from the others on the river becuase it had great reviews, but we were a little disappointed. We felt like the meal was just average.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've never given a 5 star review before. We went at 11 am on Sunday for lunch. The food was incredible. Even our picky 2 and 12 year old ate their meals without hesitation. Our waitress was spot on and had us refills on drinks before we even a asked. We sat out on the deck overlooking the beautiful Cape... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a relaxing lunch while enjoying the beautiful weather and views of the Cape Fear. Crispy Pork Sandwich & Grown Up Grilled Cheese (w/ Pimento Cheese added by request) served with tasty House Made Chips were both fabulous.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Although Elijah's and the Pilot House are side by side downtown, one would think that they are sisters and brothers in the food restaurant field!! They work very close together to provide a very family, couple, business atmosphere!!! Lunch - Pilot House!! Dinner - Elijah's!!! Brunch - both!! Depending on your mood, both are interchangeable!! Pilot House is more relaxed... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

nice location right on the water, good service and good quality food. The seafood bisque was very tasty, loved the shrimp and grits and the coconut shrimp. All in all a very good meal

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food was excellent and service was good. Had a party of six and everyone enjoyed their meals! We all had seafood dishes and we ordered from the lunch menu. Quantity of food was very substantial. Breading was light and did not diminish the flavor.

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Pompton Plains, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Delicious sunset dinner on Cape Fear River. Must have Soft Shell Crab appetizer if available, and Shrimp and Lobster Newberg. Warm, friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-343-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?