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Pilot House

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2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4471
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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Asheville, North Carolina
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I had lunch here recently and truly enjoyed our lunch. I had not been here since my college days, so I was curious if it was still good. I was not disappointed! If it hadn't been so hot when I was visiting we would have sat outside on the dock. We had shrimp and scallop scampi, along... More 

Thank Julie S
Augusta, Georgia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to go to dinner early as we had been in the car all day and just wanted to eat and go back to our room. Pilot House is in a great location looking over the river, with a clean and cheerful dining room. Lots of families with young children were eating, which doesn't bother me at all. Waitress... More 

Thank Dixiegrl60
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here because it's mentioned in the new Nicholas Sparks book and wanted to check it out. I wasn't overly impressed. It very well could have been what I ordered but it just seemed kinda average to me. Pretty moderate pricing...we got an appetizer, two entrees, a cocktail, and a drink for around $35 (even cheaper with the coupon... More 

Thank MelissaClaire93
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the second time we visited Pilot House and we remain thoroughly unimpressed. Although the padded benches along the window provide a cute atmosphere to view the river, the seafood has not been prepared well (overdone) the salad and the entree came at the same time and the server did not ask if we wanted another drink while we... More 

Thank timmader1
Southport, North Carolina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant features a great view of the cape fear river and the battleship North Carolina. The food and the service is excellent!

Thank Ray C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed a lunch meal of fried catfish and a steak & cheese sandwich following a river boat tour of the Cape Fear. Also had the crab dip. Food was tasty. Service was good. Recommended.

Thank Ty B
Bristow, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group went on a Friday evening. Service was excellent as was the food. Being from MD, I asked about the crabcakes - was pleased she gave an honest description (I got the steamed seafood - which I was extremely pleased). Drinks were great & prices were good too.

Thank beach1der
Newcastle, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the Pilot House. The food was great, we enjoyed the oysters and main courses, shrimp and scallops and grouper fish. Server was a bit green, she made some incorrect assumptions about her clients. We sat on the deck in not the most comfortable plastic chairs, but certainly worth it. Walked the board walk after which... More 

Thank NNCharette
Louisville, Kentucky
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us at a waterside table had delicious meals, no complaints about any food. There are 2 outside dining areas. One is much nicer than the other, so you may want to ask before you are seated. I expected better service. Water was brought only to those who asked and not refilled. Our server was surprised when one of... More 

Thank Janet T
Cary, North Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and surroundings are lovely, but the food is only good, not great. We brought our family - adults and kids - for lunch. The server was attentive and organized. The food was only ok. They serve House Chips which our group of 6 decided were "different" and definitely not a hit compared to other house chips at other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 28401-4471
  • 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?