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Pilot House

2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
910-343-0200
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Ranked #72 of 546 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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Elon College, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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192 reviews 192 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After visiting the USS North Carolina Battleship, we turned down a side street hoping to find a place to eat and discovered the waterfront and boardwalk area of Wilmington. The Pilot House has seating both inside and out as well as a large bar area inside, all overlooking the waterfront. We sat at the bar and each ordered the fried... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We happened to call in here for a spot of lunch after a river cruise, and were so glad we did. We sat outside by the river in the sun on a lovely day. We both had a different pasta dish, one with lobster and shrimp and the other with shrimp and scallops. The shrimp was plentiful and cooked to... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had the coconut baked shrimp which were excellent, and the worst I ever had were the fried green tomatoes. My husband had a steak cooked to his liking and was delicious with the potatoes and veggies.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have eaten here lots of times. Love the outdoor seating overlooking the Cape Fear River and the Wilmington Board walk. Food is excellent either for lunch or dinner, staff are friendly, plenty of seating both inside and outside. Varied menu - fish is excellent.

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NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We ate here after seeing some good reviews on Trip Advisor. What a disappointment. I chose the grouper smothered in sweet potatoes. It was mediocre with not much flavor. My husband had the pasta primavera and said it seemed like the cook had simply thrown some veggies into the pasta. There was no blending of flavors. The best part of... More

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was so very disappointed in this entre. There were 2 small shrimp, 20 large slices of sausage-over the top strong tasting, & the spinach was over cooked & mushy. My friend enjoyed her salad. Although it wasn't crowded on a Monday night, you would have thought more care would have been put forth. Maybe food IS better prepared by... More

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Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great lunch place with indoor and outdoor seating! Inside has victorian charm like a B&B or inn. Service is friendly and helpful. Crab melt sandwich is tasty although would have been nice to see healthier options on the menu. Right on the river and adjoining river walk on opposite side from the Hilton. Has parking behind the restaurant for patrons.

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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