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2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
910-343-0200
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 36
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view, Good food

We asked to be seated outside to take advantage of the lovely river view. There was a nice breeze so it wasn't too hot. We had lunch. The food was good, not great but the server was attentive. We're locals but most of the dinners appeared to be tourist and liked the idea of sitting outside more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
R D
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Delightful time at the Pilot House this afternoon. The setting was perfect overlooking the CapeFear River. Service was friendly, efficient and fast. The food was fresh, tasty and cooked to perfection. This was a meal and experience that I would Ike to sit down and do all over again.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Near the end of the riverwalk, the restaurant is in an excellent spot. We ate outside (sort of). We seated in an empty side outdoor eating area not in the main outdoor eating area right on the pier when there was some empty seats. We were dressed appropriately, maybe that is where they seat northerners?? It was still a decent... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Being right next to the Cape Fear River in Downtown Wilmington makes the location outstanding. Sitting outside one could almost throw a fishing line into the water. The inside is fresh and clean with plenty of window views. We recently had lunch on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. At 11:15 am we had our pick of a table location inside. Within... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We asked to be seated outside to take advantage of the lovely river view. There was a nice breeze so it wasn't too hot. We had lunch. The food was good, not great but the server was attentive. We're locals but most of the dinners appeared to be tourist and liked the idea of sitting outside more than the reality... More 

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maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice place. Food good. Wonderful atmosphere. We ate in but outside looked very cozy. Too hot the night we were there. Our waiter seemed new, but he did well. I liked the fact we were not rushed and had time to visit with our friends.

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Dover, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had the Scottish Salmon and it was absolutely wonderful. I can't begin to say how good it was. It was presented on a rice pilaf bed and had sauted veggies......it was great. My husband had shrimp and flounder. His was good to, but mine was mouthwatering to the last bite. We had low country cheese cake for dessert --... More 

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Rock Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Dinner at the Pilot House was a excellent experience. The restaurant sits right on the Cape Fear River with both indoor and outdoor seating. The ambiance was casual, the service very efficient, and the food top shelf. Highly recommended when in Wilmington.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Husband and I had lunch here today. First impression....clean, comfortable seating, wall to wall windows overlooking the Cape Fear river. Outside dining available but we opted for indoor. Service was excellent. Menu had much to choose from with fair pricing. Our meal was seafood calabash style. Lightly breaded fresh fish. If it was frozen, they certainly fooled us. The flounder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went on a Wednesday night. Not too busy. They are right on the river. Most items on the menu are over $20. I had the salmon and lobster tail, both were great. It was a great and relaxing time eating outside watching the sun go down.

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Mickleton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

the views from the restaurant are amazing. My girlfriend loves it here and begged me to take her again. seafood is always fresh. I got carolina bisque, the soup was definitely homemade and awesome. I got the steampot, and my girl got the shrimp and lobster newburg, both were out of this world. All the seafood was cooked perfectly. A... More 

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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 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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