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2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
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Ranked #77 of 558 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
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
  • French first
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English first
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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Cary, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
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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
42 helpful votes 42 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
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183 reviews 183 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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