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2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
910-343-0200
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Ranked #77 of 560 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Coppell, Texas
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We enjoyed a quiet dinner on the beautiful Cape Fear River. Simple, perfectly prepared shrimp cocktail, maple farm duck breast, pork chop.... The best was the bread pudding for dessert, not too heavy or sweet.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I was back at The Pilot House for the first time in three years, and as expected, it was excellent. I was with my young son and we'd just finished a walk down the river pier. We just shared a few appetizers, and a Stella while watching the river and vessels. Everything was well done, crab dip, pimento cheese, service,... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I had New Year's Eve dinner here, having selected the place on strength of various reviews. We did get a nice table on what was clearly a busy night. Our appetizers were quite good, but the entrees were average to disappointing. My stuffed "lobster" featured a mash of something or another, with perhaps a couple of tablespoons... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As far as outdoor dining goes, this place is awesome. I love sitting on the Cape Fear River. My waitress was enjoyable & provided good service. For lunch, I had a salad with grilled tuna. The mixed greens were pretty nice, but the salad was kind of small. The tuna was delicious--cooked to my desired medium. The portion of tuna... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

On December 26th we stopped at The Pilot House after a lengthy stroll of the historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The temperature was a balmy 60 degrees with blue skies picture perfect for outdoor dining overlooking the mythical Cape Fear River. My dining unintentionally mirrored my Polish heritage upbringing. We started off sharing the pimento cheese appetizer a tasty delight... More 

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Columbus, OH
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went on Friday night and it was very crowded, so reservations are a good idea. Beautiful view of the river. Shrimp & grits was good. I had the crab cakes which were good but not great.

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WINCHESTER, MASS
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Mw wife and I found this place while exploring the River Walk and are so happy we did. Great location,, very casual and pleasant atmosphere and the food was really excellent. Best of all was the superior services provided by our waiter Banks. Our very pleasant conversations with him enhanced the entire experience. We highly recommend this place. Bob &... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We arrived in town w/o any reservations. Most places were closed - but when riding around... We found this place. It was warm & inviting. We started w/ soup Butternut Squash Soup & Carolina Bisque were both excellent. Salad was fresh & crispy. Meal included turkey w/ stuffing, yams, potatoes, gr beans. It all tasted great. Pumpkin Pie for dessert... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My wife and I love the lamb chops at this restaurant. We also appreciate being greeted by Garth each time we come. I overheard him telling our server our drink preferences. Service like that is priceless. We are moving to the downtown area and will enjoy walking to this restaurant. The appetizers and bread pudding are awesome as well.

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Battle Creek
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

So many restaraunts were suggested to us in Wilmington and I'm certain you cant go wrong with most of them? The Pilot House was no exception! Great food and atmosphere overlooking the river was a wonderful end to our evening.

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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