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The Pilot House

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3532 Perryville Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-8945
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Farmington, Missouri
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had lunch here several times! Never disappointed! Food is great and the service is top notch! The Reuben, hamburger and French Dip sandwiches are fantastic! My husband and I split a Reuben Sandwich with french fries and it was just the right amount for both of us!

Thank AGCH45
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just one of those old, neat places that's fun to go to. We've been there several times and everything has been very good. It is comfort food pure and simple, nothing gourmet about it. The downside: it's small and unfortunately they still allow smoking and there's no way to get away from it. Staff is super friendly.

1 Thank Edwin G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service from waitress was fine. However at our table we ordered the 2 orders of 1/2 slab of ribs. The variance of portions were significant. Brought attention to waitress she had the manager to come over. The manager came over with an attitude, we tried to explain our dissatisfaction, and his response that is the way it is and walked... More 

1 Thank Clarinda U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a good little bar and grill. The food was really good and the atmosphere is casual. It is a smoking establishment. The wait staff was awesome.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

You can't go wrong here. Some of the best food I've ever had. Their wings are excellent, so are the stuffed mushrooms, and the kabobs are by far my favorite! It does have a smokey atmosphere, so if that's not your style order to go!

1 Thank Rebecca L
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The catfish, and the brisket sandwich are some of the best I've ever tasted. Don't miss the mushrooms for an appetizer....very yummy! We usually get our food to go however because the smoke can be pretty thick in there. But then again, it is a bar. If the smoke wasn't so thick, we would eat there much more often.

1 Thank daveobieone
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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258 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Pilot House is a long-standing one of restaurant well known for BBQ and sandwiches. Were this England it would be called a "pub" because it has a bar whose waiter is also the bartender and serves good comfort food. It is also well outside of town. By no means fancy I do suggest that visitors to Cape Girardeau who... More 

1 Thank SwampeastMike
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a local hangout for golfers & anyone else that likes that smokey old barroom atmosphere. The fish & BBQ is excellent & their prime rib sandwich is to die for. Reasonably priced too. If ur a non smoker, u may come out smelling like one as Cape Girardeau has no law against it in restaurants. There are some... More 

2 Thank Margaret S
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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233 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Love their prime rib sandwich! It comes with french fries. (Service here is super fast, especially if you call ahead for take-out). * I would appreciate your vote.*

1 Thank Butterflydays
Missouri City, Missouri
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Food here is excellent, eat here after gold all the time...only complaint I have is the French fries are not all that good, the rest of it is spot on..COME ON GUYS get some good fries!!!!

1 Thank bigstore69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3532 Perryville Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-8945
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: 573-334-7106

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?