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Pilot House

2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4587
+1 910-343-0200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Ann St, Ste 3, Wilmington, NC 28401-4587
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a table with a view of the river. Very nice. Our server was Derek, and he was outstanding. Always available if we needed something, he was one of the best. There were lots of choices on the menu, and living near the Chesapeake,...More

Thank igolfCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, my husband and I rarely get the chance to have a date night. We could have chosen any restaurant—. We chose Pilot House.. always perfect! The food is eloquently prepared, service is excellent! The view of the river is “to die for”. We truly...More

Thank Vanessa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to Wilmington once a year and tend to hit up the Pilot House one night. It is an easy drive from hotel and not had a bad meal yet. I tend to stick to the specials - this visit was a blackened grouper...More

Thank BeachinIt28512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a cool February day and sat outside in an plastic enclosed area. The fried chicken sandwich and collards and ham soup were delicious. View of Cape Fear River is wonderful, and Laken our server was very efficient. Just another reason...More

Thank blueaiz1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Pilot House for husbands's 70th. We had a great table by the window. Waitress was great. Very sweet and always there when we needed something. We split stuffed Mushrooms. They were good. I had Crab Cakes. Not the real Maryland crab cakes (had...More

Thank kathshe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice setting on the Riverwalk. Upscale lunch spot with large menu. Good wine list also. I would recommend for sure. I would like to try dinner if return to Wilmington. Service great also. Try the spring rolls !!.

Thank tim e
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We enjoyed dinner with friends here. Food quality was good. Servers are young and try very hard to please. Funny thing when I ordered the bisque but was brought a chowder, I let it slide and found it to be very good so I think...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I had the crab melt sandwich on sourdough...excellent, wife loved the crab cake. Biggest we'd ever seen and had large lumps of crabmeat...definitely not full of dark claw meat. Service was polite and prompt. Beautiful view of the river. Building is old and quaint, check...More

Thank Steve55x
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Two years in a row we have had dinner the night after Christmas at Pilot House. We had reservations for 5:30pm and we were lucky enough to get a seat by the window and see the sun set over Cape Fear River. Meal was fantastic....More

Thank Keke_KC
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Food was not tasty, overcooked.It took them an hour to schuck three dozen oysters.Service was extremely slow.Overpriced and poor quality.

Thank leldeb
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14 March 2017|
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Response from GrannyOakley | Reviewed this property |
Best answer is sort of. The "accessible" parking place is not ADA compliant, but it does exist. Thanks is, if you have a van with a side entry ramp or lift, there will likely not be enough room to deploy. There are... More
3 February 2017|
Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling them directly to get the most accurate information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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: +1 910-343-0200
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