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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 12
    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
Fresh Seafood

The four of use were seated by the window with a nice view of the water and pier. This was a nice clean friendly place, Nice choice for a rehearsal dinner. Service was excellent and friendly. I had the crabs which were full of crab and fresh but had lots of filler. I would return but would just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
mhd423
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Delaware
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Franklin, Virginia
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

First time at this lovely restaurant and it was great.The food and service was above average and the view of river was a great addition to lunch.The menu had a large selection of both seafood and beef

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Lorain, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The outside dinning after dark was just amazing. Our hostess and waiter we very helpful and friendly. The food was amazing, prepared as we asked and you got your monies worth.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Pilot House was very good. They have some $5.00 appetizers before 6:00 pm. We had coconut shrimp and calamity which were both delicious. We then shared rack of lamb and 2 lobster tail dinner. Both were really good. Our waiter, Cameron, deserves two thumbs up. It was very hot out and we had walked several blocks from our hotel. While... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Pilot House is located on the shores of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington. You can choose to dine inside or outside. We were there for the lunch time frame and found a variety of entrees from seafood to beef on the menu. The prices were not overpriced. The food was tasty and prepared well. Service was good.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Made reservations 1 week out of a larger party for dinner on a Saturday night without difficulty. We were able to sit outside on the water and it was beautiful, especially as the sun was setting and with the live music. Our waiter was wonderful, but unfortunately the food was expensive and kind of bland. I think we were hoping... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited this restaurant as part of the Taste Carolina tour, it was one of the first stops and I we convinced it could not get any better! Oh my, the crab cakes (on top of collards) and the bread pudding were the BEST I've ever had and I've eaten a lot of both. The atmosphere was beautiful (a water... More 

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southport, nc
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Two weeks ago we went to the Pilot House and I ordered the Heirloom Tomato Salad. It was the best dish I have had in NC in 5 years. The tomatoes were blood red, sliced paper thin, with avocado (a little skimpy), blue cheese and sliced red onion, very thin. It was fabulous. Filling but light....just wonderful. We went yesterday... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had dinner while on a trip to Wilmington, NC. Once again, I was delighted to dine at The Pilot House Restaurant. As always, I was warmly greeted by the hostess, who gave me a seat at a table overlooking the Cape Fear River. My waiter appeared at my table IMMEDIATELY with a refreshing glass of ice water with lemon... More 

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Delaware
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The four of use were seated by the window with a nice view of the water and pier. This was a nice clean friendly place, Nice choice for a rehearsal dinner. Service was excellent and friendly. I had the crabs which were full of crab and fresh but had lots of filler. I would return but would just make another... More 

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Sudbury, MA
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors, located on the River Walk in Wilmington. We have eaten here several times and have generally been very satisfied, though it should be noted that certain dishes can be hit or miss. During a July visit for dinner we had chilled oysters that were excellent and perfectly presented, fish dishes that... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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