PinPoint

4.7
309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Welcome to PinPoint Restaurant!

Located in Wilmington, NC, PinPoint Restaurant serves food deeply rooted in Southern tradition. The menu changes daily and features local seasonal offerings from Wilmington’s farmers, fishermen, oystermen, and crabbers as much as possible.
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Miami
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hit the brunch the last two weekends. Limited selection but very good food, as is the case with their dinner menu. We’ve had every item on their menu, including the new Monte Cristo. Try their banana nut bread.

Service was good. Kitchen was on their game. They were busy, but able to accommodate walk-ins. PinPoint is a much better option than several of the other restaurants that have lines out the door.

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RS
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed our anniversary meal at PinPoint! I had a pork chop that was so amazing I can hardly describe it. The veggies that accompanied it were fantastic as well. My husband had a soft-shell crab dinner that he wouldn't give 5 stars but definitely 4. We shared a warm brownie with ice cream that was yummy. SO -- I would give it a 5 star overall ranking.

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LP
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Best part of PinPoint is that you can always count on high quality local ingredients, prepared well. We had the hangar steak & pork chop, as well as salads prepared from fresh lettuces. We also shared a fresh ginger panna cotta, which was fresh & delightful.

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AM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pinpoint is the place to go for locally sourced gourmet Southern food. My husband usually orders steak wherever we go but the magic that goes into every aspect of the veggie plate makes it his go-to every time. Butter bean hummus is a must. If you only order dessert when it’s spectacular- then don’t miss the last course at Pinpoint. From start to finish - fantastic!

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C
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an outstanding experience every single time: from the food to the service (and servers--such great personalities all around) :)

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K
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Everyone gave hummus appetizer 5 stars! Entrees too busy. Nice atmosphere with excellent service!

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty, unique, amazing staff - always love a visit to Pinpoint!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was exceptional!

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p
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent. As usual. Service was slow. We’re not typical Americans that like the courses stacked on top of each other. We like a more European paced service. Last night, however, wasn’t that.

We had apps and drinks at another place before getting here for our 8pm res. By the time the waiter made it to our table we were ready to order. Ordered a nice bottle of chard, the catfish (excellent!), the triggerfish (good), then proceeded to wait almost an hour for our food to get to the table. That’s not well paced, especially give the fact that we only ordered one course.

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P
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh , local food with lots of flavor. Wait staff was very attentive.

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OT
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The space is narrow and windowless. There was nothing really special about the overall ambiance and decor. The food service was a little slow though the quality was very excellent. Also the wine selection by the glass was somewhat limited.

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R
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary of which they did not recognize even though I included it on my reservation. Waiter was good but never told us his name. Sometimes he seemed too busy for this quality of a restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fresh and local.

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RL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise, terrific. Food was excellent and the service good not be better.. we have already let some friends know of our experience... we will be back.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was truly amazing! All of the main dishes were delicious and the appetizers were outstanding! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in a heartbeat.

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KM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great service !

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M
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Monday is best day to go 1/2 price wines and raw oyster.
My grandson ordered the vegetarian plate and the sauces were very bitter so he had to wipe off the potatoes and beets and cauliflower was very dry

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JC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything, from the drinks & food to the employees, was very good! The food, being farm to table, was excellent!

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it! The food, service, and atmosphere.

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NS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the butterbean hummus and shrimp wraps, nice by the glass wine list. Chocolate dessert with dandelion ice cream was divine!

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BA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

nice dining experience - 1/2 off all wines on a Monday a plus! Chicken and Catfish dishes both excellent, and definitely go for the flourless brownie sundae to top things off. Large open space and high ceilings make for a bit more noise than ideal, but not that bad, at least when not filled to capacity.

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B
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is wonderful and innovative. Wait staff was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food and the smoked catfish was wonderful. Interior of the restaurant is pleasant, and we did not find it too loud. We will definitely return!

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WL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very friendly and helpful service. Food was fantastic and the amount was just right.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husbands birthday here with friends for dinner and everything was amazing! Our server was AWESOME and the food was great! Highly recommend the restaurant. We will be back when we are in Wilmington again!

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m
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

we have eaten at pin point several times and usually found everything to be very good.
the menu was very limited and what we ordered was not very good. we both experienced stomach
issues later. service was not great as we had to check on our food since it was taking so long.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great people!

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s
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of our favorite restaurants in Wilmington. Food was excellent, as always. Creative cuisine with beautiful presentation. We had the beef, the catfish over grits (my personal favorite) and the pear salad. Service was superb. The noise level is very high making conversation difficult. It is a hard surface restaurant with no baffling. Conversation with the owner/manager indicated that addressing this problem is on the list which will make dining at Pinpoint more enjoyable.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pinpoint is really great for fresh local cusine with flare. Service is fanominal. Lighting definetly sets the ambiance if the room.

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F
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I thought food was good but overshadowed by seating and table arrangement. Might as well been eating with the neighbors. Noisier as it got later. Chairs unfortable but as I said thought food was decent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, local farmers provide food so you know it’s fresh.

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CT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! Will definitely return.

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CR
Wilmington
41 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Feb 15 dinner was outstanding. Their pork chops are nothing short of special, the seafood special with scallops was excellent, and as usual the service from Don was perfect.

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KW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I were in your restaurant on Friday, Feb 15th, our server was great, food was really good and we enjoyed your restaurant. Thank you!

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & services was outstanding! Perfect date night.

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D
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience!

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KJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. From the Butterbean Hummus (yep, that's right) to the wine (Cab by Eberle), followed by entrees of Flounder and Ricotta gnudi and red beard vegetables (think pillows of cheese with veggies and a fun sauce. Just a really fine meal.
Service was excellent, friendly, professional and not too cloying.
Second time at Pin Point and both times have been good experiences.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food and ambiance

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TE
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dishes. Always a pleasure.

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r
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellence; I don't think I have ever had catfish as delicious as I tasted at PinPoint. The wine list is not overwhelming and has a good selection of whites and reds. I saw a lot of reviews talking about the noise level, but honestly, it didn't seem to be very loud at all. It's not a very large space so on a jam-packed night maybe the noise could be a problem. The service was excellence, and we were seated right away. I would take any friends or family from out of town to PinPoint.

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PM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think their food is simply impeccable. The creativity of ingredients is thoughtful. One of the best restaurants in town.

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