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Pilot House

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2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
910-343-0200
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Almost perfect

I had the veggie ravioli and it was light, full of flavor and delightful. Guest had salmon and said it was terrific except rice was bland. Another guest had chicken prosciutto and said it was great. Another had I think shrimp that was fried- most of it was good but some shrimp was over cooked and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BeachinIt28512
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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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Southport, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overly salty coating on the calamari, chowder had a raw flour flavor, lobster tail so small it could have been a shrimp, flounder and pairing starch/veggies not a match made in heaven.

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Thank Barbara V
Canastota, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was planning to go to another restaurant but they were closed for renovations so went next door to the Pilot House. Had never been there before. Beautiful view of the river. Was seated fairly quickly and ordered. Our order was not complex for 4 people --2 soups, 2 burgers and 2 salads. It took almost an hour to get our... More 

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Thank AnnW562014
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Wilmington. The food is always exquisite, the view magnificent, and the service is polished. I have been visiting this restaurant when I'm in town since it opened many years ago. It is highly recommended.

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Thank Phyllis S
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the ride to Wilmington, SC to eat at The Pilot House, which is situated right at the riverfront. Temperature was 69 degrees so we chose to eat outside, and we were seated right at the railing. Lindsay was an excellent server and we both chose the Carolina Bisque to start, which was very good - filled with different... More 

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Thank Donnamarie L
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the veggie ravioli and it was light, full of flavor and delightful. Guest had salmon and said it was terrific except rice was bland. Another guest had chicken prosciutto and said it was great. Another had I think shrimp that was fried- most of it was good but some shrimp was over cooked and thus the 4 star... More 

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Thank BeachinIt28512
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped for weekday lunch, hardly and wait, service enthusiastically attentive by Monica. food nice prepared, presented and fresh

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Thank Scott W
Rockford, Illinois
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at the Pilot House many times over the years. Great food, staff, and interesting location on the Cape Fear River. Chandlers Warfare is a great place to see with brick street and small shops.

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Thank Ruby B
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view of the Cape Fear River ... options for eating in or out. I just ordered an appetizer - coconut shrimp which were small and sweet - just what I wanted. My husband ordered the petit fillet which was done just right. My brother enjoyed the fried oysters with fries. We were all too full for dessert. River view... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat at the pilot house. We get the flounder, double portion basket, and we're never disappointed! Try the lemon shallot dressing on your salad it's delicious. Nice people, beautiful spot on the river, don't miss it.

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Thank Michael D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very happy we decided to visit here for dinner last night. The service was sensational and so was the food. We ordered a peasant salad with a light lemon dressing to share and two orders of lightly breaded Catfish on top of a healthy serving of grits and collard greens. Another person ordered the flounder with vegetables and they loved... More 

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?