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2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
910-343-0200
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Ranked #73 of 552 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
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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
Cary, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Best meal I've had in a long time! Started with Carolina Bisque which was outstanding: delicious flavor, not too spicy, plenty of seafood and not too thick or thin. The shrimp scampi was the best I've ever had with perfect seasonings, lots of shrimp and scallops served over flavorful linguine. My husband had steam pot which was very similar to... More

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Seafood bisque was thick, creamy and full of seafood. Very good but missing the taste of promised sherry. Crab cakes were excellent with a slightly spicy remoulade. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here.

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Raeford,NC, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Wife's Birthday Dinner was a disaster: Ordered the Rack of Lamb, dinner came out with 3 chops, oversalted and overcooked. Desert was supposed to be served warm with ice cream, came out as cooled as the ice cream. Server did not seem to take the remarks to heart, it was like she did not want to be there.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Have gone to the pilot house for years....cute atmoshere inside, rustic old house on the Cape River...cobble stone streets outside. Other shops and restaurants next door and nearby. Our favorite thing is the Seafood Bisque....absolutely delicious...can't get enough of it, but don't worry, this bowl is packed with all the good stuff....clams, scallops, shrimp in a wonderful tasting, creamy broth....so... More

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The food was excellent. My wife and I had shared a plate of some of the freshest oysters that we’d had in a very long time. The oysters are locally harvested, and were cleaned, shucked and plated by a true professional: They were wonderful. My wife had the Shrimp & Crab Corn Chowder, which she said was absolutely delicious, fresh... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Came here on a beautiful Sunday. I had the fried green tomato panini, it was wonderful... The view is great of the ship... Our waiter was great... Every meal was yummy...

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Falls Church, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was a tourist visiting on The Pilot House for lunch on a recommendation from a friend. I really enjoyed the inviting setting and beautiful view on the waterfront. What a perfect place for a romantic lunch! I ate the catfish with collard greens and could not have been more pleased. The meal was delicious…..I would return just for the... More

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Ocean City, Md
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Everyone in our party enjoyed a wonderful lunch in an amazing setting. The food was delicious and the portions were large. The prices were extremely reasonable. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. The bar area is inviting. We loved the outdoor dining area. Staff members were pleasant and helpful. Great service, delicious food, and outstanding location, guarantee our return.

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Four girlfriends enjoyed delicious lunch outside on Cape Fear River waterfront. Food, wine, and service all very good. Have been here many times and quality is always consistent.

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Elon College, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have eaten here several times and we have always loved sitting outside and enjoying the view. The food is always overshadowed by the view. This last time we had brunch and our food came out barely warm. The only reason I give it three out of five is that the location was still excellent.

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Additional Information about Pilot House

Address: 2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
Phone Number: 910-343-0200
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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