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Pilot House BBQ

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3 Porter St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5711
+1 978-283-0131
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior is nothing to write home about but it has a nice local vibe. We order the ribs for take out. They are great and come with 2 sides. The blue cheese dressing is relish. They deliver to Gloucester and Rockport, too.

Thank julie f
Hampton, Connecticut
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were a party of 7 on Saturday night of President's Day weekend so we tried 5 restaurants in town - all had a minimum of an hour wait. I didn't want to go to the Pilot House because the experience wasn't great three years ago when almost the same group of us went. This time was much different and... More 

Thank msamh
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This ordinary looking place had great food and an amazing menu. It has a sushi menu, a menu of local fare, and a Chinese menu. The moo shi shrimp I had was the best moo shi I've has in recent memory. My friend loved her BBQ ribs. Other members of our party enjoyed theie Egg Foo Young, cowboy burger, tempura,... More 

Thank annmlewis
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Walked in and was wowed great food and great prices best pastrami sandwich Husband had haddock lunch ,great selection of food ..check it out you'll be pleasantly surprised and full .

Thank Deb W
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

wife ordered the baked haddock, was nice and crispy coated, and moist and succulent inside,,,,,,,,,tasted very nice and fresh.......................i ordered the prime rib, rare, not as thick as i like,but again cooked to perfection and melted in mouth. i also had an order of chicken wings bare, with no sauce or spices...............these again were very crispy on the outside and... More 

Thank phantom26
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Good fun place! Karaoke nights are a blast. Family friendly, make memories forever. Easy going - food good.

Thank Vicki D
Newbury, Vermont
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were really hungry and the place we had wanted to eat wasn't open yet. Walking in we had some real doubts about this place. Atmosphere is beyond dated but service was good. And the food was terrific! Definitely a decent place to eat!

Thank Derry G
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious, reasonably priced. Great location near the waterfront area. Good casual family atmosphere. We had Chinese food but there is also an American menu.

Thank sybeab
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I love the Pilot House because I can get American or Chinese here. They have two separate kitchens for each cuisine. Great prices, great atmosphere, good drinks, great service!

Thank sroberts2016
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Great for family's on a budget. I like it here because, you get a choice of American food or chinese .

Thank Leah M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Porter St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5711
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-0131

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