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Pilot House

2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
910-343-0200
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Ranked #87 of 520 restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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  • English first
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English first
North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for dinner with our two kids. I have been on the riverfront before but never eaten at this restaurant. It is a great location and nice ambience. I had the fish grouper special and my hubby had grilled fish and both were good. The bread bowl had a a selection of bread which included delicious cornbread. The... More

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Katy, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautiful river view, cozy atmosphere, and even better food. But my favorite part of this visit was our server Lindsey! She was just delightful and really made the evening so special!

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Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant has a great location, especially the tables right on the water. Food was very good, service was friendly and attentive. We prefer this restaurant to the one next door, for food and service.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stopped in for a Saturday night dinner with the kids...drawn to the waterfront location & a table with a view. We were seated in a tall, window side table, in the bar area. The atmosphere is beautiful and the server/bartender was great! So fun & friendly! We ordered grouper entree, which was stellar...fish and chips, also a hit! Kids menu... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Loved this place! Lindsay was our waitress and she set the tone with her friendly,pleasant manner. Food was DELICIOUS and our group ordered different entrees. Everyone agreed that Pilot House is better than Elijah's - hands down. Same wonderful view, same great service but BETTER food and better value for larger portions. We will come again!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I think this is a safe restaurant located right on the waterway and they will accommodate a group. This is a tourist type location for down town wilmington. I did not experience a Fantastic dinner. The scallops were good the tuna was great, but the vegetable medley looked like it was dumped out of a freezer bag. I do not... More

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Northeast Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stopped in with several friends for lunch after walking around old town area of Wilmington. The food was awesome. My brother in law ordered shrimp and grits with greens. He raved about the whole meal. Everyone ate every bite of their meal. The only problem was no one greeted us upon entering the restaurant for several minutes. Service was efficient... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We ate here yesterday for lunch outside. They have a really nice outside dock area that is worth going to if the weather is good. The service and food were very good. Would definitely go back.

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Petersburg, IL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Our first evening in Wilmington - we found the Pilot House wonderful. We sat on the deck - beautiful view - had drinks and appetizer. My mojito was great! Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Decided to stay for dinner. Maybe it was the time of day, or a combinaton of things - but it seemed so relaxing and... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Had a lovely lunch at the Pilot's House Restaurant on this windy Saturday. Enjoyed a pleasant view of the Cape Fear on a day when it was too windy for the Riverwalk. The vegie medley served with the lunch special included a wide variety of vegies and was tasty. The asian cole slaw served with the seared ahi tuna was... More

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