Pilot House Natchez

3.9
81 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Pilot House pays homage to its bluff-top views and was inspired by Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi. The restaurant's appeal, much like that of the riverboat captain's quarters, serves as a meeting place where tales are great and long (but don't worry...our service isn't slow.)
What 81 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.6
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RandalC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, awesome service and the view of the river was beautiful.

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

One of the worst meals we've ever had. Everything was horribly overcooked, from our salmon, to the veal, to the angel hair pasta, to the potatoes. A waste of money.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife's birthday. Food and drinks were fantastic. Hospitality was warm and inviting

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vipDonk
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The view is wonderful of the Mississippi but the room/hotel itself is severely lost in the 1970's. And no its not retro-chic.
Lighting was bright, furnishings...well, lets not go there.
That being said the service at the bar and restaurant was very attentive.
They were really working hard.
The food is good......I had the duck and it was very good. The grits...with a touch of what smoked gouda was great. The brussel sprouts needed a few more minutes in the pan.
Its just the atmosphere with that great view could be fixed up and draw some more people.
We'd go again for the service and food.

JP
JamesPhillips
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We made reservations online and arrived at the appointed time. A server passed by us and told us to “sit anywhere”. We found a table and our waiter arrived promptly. He was attentive and provided good service. The appetizer was very bland and the salad was, let’s just say it wasn’t up to the caliber of the appetizer.
The entrees (filet and the duck) were both surprisingly well prepared and tasty.
Overall, the restaurant is suppose to be casual/fine dining and it’s not even close. The service was good and the location offers a lovely view but the food isn’t worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The filet and mashed potatoes were perfectly prepared and very tasty.

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ColbyG
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding. Service was terrible, on every level lol, but that does not discredit the restaurant. The duck breast was fantastic! Filet, great! Pecan Pie with ice cream was the best I have ever had! Ribeye, decent but the rest was wonderful. Even my daughters fries with her chicken had a seasoning on them that made us all continuously steal them from her

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TabithaS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food selection, beautiful view, the kitchen was slow we was there for a birthday dinner half of party was done eating before everyone’s food came out. I would do again just not with a group .

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Dwayne
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We each ordered the fried chicken dinner. The chicken was almost black and it was pink inside. It was like it had been cooked at a very high temperature. The skin/crust was extremely garlicky. I showed the under cooked chicken to our waitress and she said she would let the kitchen know, but no one offered any kind of discount, nor an apology. The waitress was very attentive, but the food was horrible. I would never eat there again.

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vipJayS
Baton Rouge
24 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding brunch including shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. Beautiful view from the dining room. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service is horrible no training and no management

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent went twice food brought us back. Service was horrible people were not train and management was missing

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HWAW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We never even got to sit down. We made reservations for 7pm. We got there at 6:45. There was no hostess. There were 2 bartenders behind the bar who saw us. They never even acknowledged us. Never said hello or we will be right with you. My husband even approached the bar and they totally ignored him !!! We left after 10 min of this and went to a much better restaurant!

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ChristineS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Father’s Day

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Pardonmebut
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

1 Waitress lacked skills. We asked twice for utensils, meal came still no utensils.
2. They were out of filets so requested ribeye if not much fat, otherwise let me know. She did not and nothing but fat. My husband even tried to find SOME lean meat. I sent it back.
3 The entire time the manager complained about another patron who wanted service outside which they provide. Hardly anyone in the place but service was so bad.
4 My husband and I washed our hands after looking at the menu. There were no paper towels in either restroom.
5. Our bill was incorrect and had to be fixed.
6. Took 2 hours of our time for a terrible experience.

The view was the only thing we enjoyed.

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Nancyjean
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great dinner, the noise level was family of six whose parents let their two young boys chase each other around the tables, just weird that the staff nor parents nipped that behavior in the bud!

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michaelv
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Requested window view when making reservation but on arrival it was apparent it was “sit where you like” . Our party disappointed we weren’t able to sit and enjoy the spectacular window view as those tables were taken. Otherwise we enjoyed our visit and would recommend to others .

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The view is breath taking

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LocalT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Solid menu, good food, great views. Service is slow but they are always nice and kind. It’s a great place to go for a quiet dinner.

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SherryF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good the steak was a little overcooked and the prices were a little high but we expected that

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the Mississippi. Very attentive staff. Excellent food. Couldn't believe the restaurant wasn't packed based on our exceptional experience. This would be our favorite, go-to-restaurant, if we lived in Natchez.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was Valentine’s Day and they were slammed. Got seated 30 min after our reservation. Very noisy that just and staff seemed a little lost and chaotic. Food was goo however

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My wife and I did not have a good experience the night that we went. There was a very large party in the lounge area that had most of the staff occupied. Service was incredibly slow. Our food was overcooked and very dry. That said, I would like to believe that it was just the crowd in the lounge that caused our night to be less than stellar.

The view from the restaurant to the Mississippi River would be better during daylight. The lights from the interior of the restaurant reflected on the windows making seeing the river difficult at best. It would be a great view during the day, though.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Lovely place

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KatrinaP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was very noisy in the am from breakfast. Was very clean and the cleaning staff and wonder was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner

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GeraldM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great choice! My wife and I enjoyed this restaurant, it's service, food selection and experience.
Thanks.
Gerald M.

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scg29205
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really good food and reasonably priced. Decent Wine list too.

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MadalineG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Balloon Festival

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BradC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Crab cakes were great, service excellent, beef tips left a little to be desired, view was enjoyable.

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ChasityW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Pilot House! Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the Beautiful view while dining.

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere is casual and relaxing. The views are fantastic. The food is outstanding!! We will definitely be going back.

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TimothyB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The waitstaff were rude and could not provide helpful information about the menu. Each question we asked went unanswered because "they didn't know". We hoped the food would make up for the poor service.. Boy, were we wrong. We ordered a blackend ahi tuna (rare) and a seared ducks breast (rare). The ahi came out with a sprinkling of seasoning, not blackened, and tasteless. The duck was served raw, extremely under seasoned, and was impossible to cut due to its rubberiness. The skin of the duck was not rendered and crispy.. It looked like it never touched the frying pan. This was possibly the Worst resturaunt experience we have ever had. Over the last few days, we have had many individuals tell us they had a similar experience and will never return. My heart hurts that I can not post an exciting review, I was really looking forward to a wonderful evening and the opportunity to brag about this resturaunt, unfortunately that's not the case.. 😔

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BillW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Read in some reviews that the food was not up to standards. That was NOT the case with us. We ordered the grilled pork chop and the duck dishes. They both were outstanding and I was very surprised based on what I had read.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!! Great view, nice ambiance and the food we received was outstanding..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with freinds

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience.! The staff was very professional and hospitable and the food was excellent.

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HilieM
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and view was amazing! Staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The view of the river was magnificent. The food and service were very good. We were expecting a more formal atmosphere but the clientele were mostly hotel guests, dressed in everything from covered-up swimwear to shorts and flops.

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TaylorB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Went for 4th if July, food was okay but the view was really great

FAQs

Pilot House Natchez offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (601) 442-9976.

Pilot House Natchez is rated 3.9 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.