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Pilot House

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2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4587
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First, William, our server, was very prompt, attentive, pleasant and efficient. Our food was excellent. Lump crab cake to die for. Shrimp and grits great. Definitely order the collards...so tasty. Our friends from Canada were impressed with the southern flare.

Thank Beth C
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting the Battleship, the water taxi took us across the way to this restaurant. The structure is beautiful and well kept with a lost Southern charm appeal. The food was hot and fresh. I had the breaded flounder sandwich with fries. I enjoyed it but really would have preferred a fish and chips meal instead. The fish was so... More 

Thank Jamie K
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to stop in after we saw the sign for the appetizers. We split the lobster mac & cheese, fried green tomatoes, and crab stuffed mushrooms. All three starters were excellent, especially the mac and cheese with its ton of cheese and gooey greatness. Our waiter, Justin, was super attentive to our every need. And the seating of course... More 

Thank Strudel73
Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Pilot House with my parents and a friend the first weekend after moving to Wilmington. The dining experience was wonderful! The food was fantastic- I highly recommend the pasta with lobster! The service was wonderful as well. Definitely going back! Also, there's a coupon in the Attractions Book :)

Thank Etjsinger
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was at dinner with 10 colleagues and everyone enjoyed their meal. Appreciated the waitress steering me towards the right dish. I had the catfish and cleaned my plate. Everything was excellent.

Thank QueenCtyChick
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264 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live inland.so that fresh seafood is usually out of the question. I had chilled (=raw) oysters, which were wonderful, and fried shrimp, which were among the best I ever had in 70-odd years of eating.

Thank BornTooLoose
Danville, Virginia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and charming restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Sunset martini was perfect with hint of elderberry. Seafood bisque also delicious. Service from Laken was outstanding. Dessert also heavenly. Location, service, and food all perfect.

Thank Heather S
St. Laurent, Manitoba, Canada
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice riverfront restaurant with the option of indoor or outdoor dining. We came here for supper and decided to have our meals inside as it was quite hot and humid at that time. our server was very friendly and attentive, explaining different dishes, daily specials and checking with us several times to make sure everything was fine and if... More 

Thank Piper C
Chillicothe, Ohio
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch, starting with the Seafood Bisque. It was fantastic. Had a flounder sandwich and a crabmelt. Both were delicious along with the homemade chips it was a great meal. Seating is available on the deck or inside with both giving great views of the riverfront. A must stop if you are at the riverfront.

Thank Robin009
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had a great Manhattan so I had to have two. I had the Flounder sandwich and it was terrific. Other members of our group all raved about their meals as well. Recommend it.

Thank Eric T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4587
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-343-0200

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