PinPoint

4.7
329 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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TT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

overall a very nice place, we were visiting from new jersey. the food was fantastic! staff was great! definitely will be coming back!

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TD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, imaginative food. Great service.

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

Pinpoint was amazing! Brought my boyfriend there to celebrate his new job. Chris was an extremely great, responsive server who had ALL of the recommendations! He got the pork chop and I got the snapper, and we started with the calamari/shrimp wraps. SOOO GOOD! Will definitely return!

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T
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was excellent . Great new flavors. However, the hostess was less than welcoming. As we walked in, we commented on how freezing it was in there. She said, in an offhand manner, “It will warm up” . We were seated in the front where all the air vents are located. I put on my jacket and we sat down . About 5-10 minutes later, after we had tried a couple of tables, she moved us to the back where, indeed, it was warmer. Out server was good, very knowledgeable and prompt. I asked if they did anything for birthdays and he said “Maybe”. At the end of the meal , I asked again with the same response. We did not order dessert , just coffee. As it turns out, they don’t do anything for birthdays, but he was going to put a candle in our dessert if we had ordered. Why not say that at the beginning? Not a great feeling as we left the restaurant. It’s a pity, since the food was great. Maybe, I’ll try it on a different night but it was not a wonderful feeling that makes you want to Return.

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j
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food Excellent wait staff great. Sound transmission terrible hard to carry on conversation.

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CP
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, always courteous. We love this place!! The butter bean hummus appetizer is to die for. Staff is always willing to please. There’s a reason we keep coming back!!!

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GH
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. Our favorite place in town to celebrate any occasion.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought a new couple to Wilmington and they were impressed. Monday is a great night with the wine and oyster specials. They love oysters and were not disappointed. The main entrees were great especially the catfish.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food so was delicious! Wished we lived closer so we could go more frequently!

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K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great bartender!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was great, our waiter was super helpful and efficient throughout the meal. The food was delicious, the menu is printed nightly so the dishes can and will be varied. If you have a picky eater this might not be the place, but for people who are foodies like myself everything was delicious!

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RR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , ambiance and our waiter was terrific.
Always enjoy ourselves when we dine at Pinpoint.

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DA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was excellent! Best experience of all the restaurants we tried in Wilmington

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O
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with superb service. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, helping make our dinner very enjoyable.

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time dining at Pinpoint and this meal was as good as the last. Great wine list and
there is something on the menu for everyone. My guest had local oysters and I had the tuna tartare to
start both outstanding. Waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable. Looking forward to returning
to Wilmington in May and taking my family.

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LJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After I heard that Chef Dean left PinPoint, I was concerned about the impact it would have on the quality of the experience. I am happy to say that the quality was not compromised at all. Five of us dined there on Sunday night and there wasn’t a false note in any of our entrees. We had a wonderful dinner and can’t wait to get back there.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience. we went for sunday brunch and it was delicious. We had burgers, catfish and pancakes and everyone was extremely satisfied. The specialty Cocktails - house made bloody mary and blood orange margarita were really good as well.

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very creative dishes but lacked taste . No seasoning on the soft shell crab or catfish both bland. I also ordered an Old fashioned and it wasn’t balanced, mostly bourbon and no taste of meddled orange or cherry. Lastly, bench seating against the wall was uncomfortable no back support. Perhaps a off night ... it happens .

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and terrific service.

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JC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second dinner at PinPoint and both have been great. While we had different wait staff, both were excellent. The food is always fresh (farm to table restaurant) with innovative preparation and presentation.

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p
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
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 on March 23, 2019
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 on March 23, 2019
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 on March 22, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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
22 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
5 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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