PinPoint

4.7
280 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 and foodways. Chef Dean Neff’s menu changes daily and features local seasonal offerings from Wilmington’s farmers, fishermen, oystermen, and crabbers as much as possible.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CT
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! Will definitely return.

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CR
Wilmington
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & services was outstanding! Perfect date night.

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D
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience!

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KJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food and ambiance

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TE
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dishes. Always a pleasure.

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r
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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j
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic. Our server was very helpful. We were very pleased with the wine selection. Highly recommend. The steak and short ribs were fantastic

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HO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great. Service was good. Noise was extremely loud and it was only half full.

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C
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was so noisy! We have been to Pin Point before and always enjoy the food. OMG- It was so noisy that our friends commented on it. We all enjoyed our food and the terrific service. We will return - just not on a Thursday night!

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BA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Glad we tried Pinpoint. The food was really good. Enjoyed and will be back

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JZ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are senior foodies who enjoy good fresh food prepared well and with a different twist. We have never been disappointed and look forward to our next visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

We were disappointed with our greeting by the host. We arrived at 6:52 for our 7pm reservation and were told we had to wait until 7 to be seated. However our table was clean and available when we arrived as were 2 other tables. Thus, we waited 8 minutes for no obvious reason and no explanation except that we arrived 8 minutes early. Fortunately, the food was excellent!

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

Can be very loud on weekends but weekday dinners are relaxed with superb and knowledgeable service, excellent wine, and amazing food. As good as any restaurant in NYC, Boston, Chicago, or LA.

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

I wanted to take my husband out for dinner at a restaurant we hadn’t dined at yet. After looking at the menu and seeing the raw oysters listed I knew it was going to be a great place. The octopus and shrimp wrap appetizer was outstanding.

From start to finish we loved every dish and drink. Our service was fantastic. We can’t wait to return!

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AC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food, great service! terrific vibe and always top shelf.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful evening with great food and an attentive staff. We will definitely dine here again.

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L
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only negative thing to say about our dinner is that is rather noisy due to the openness and high ceiling. Food was delicious from start to finish. We started with the backed oysters, wonderful, and I am not a big oyster fan. The salad was fantastic and the entrees even better. I had the Triggerfish special and my husband the rib and flank steak dinner! Highly recommend, although there is a limited menu!

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MS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pin Point is a nice casual, not fancy, restaurant with excellent food and service. Although the building was a bit musty,which sort of fits its age, it made up for this in food preparation and quality.

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful combinations of flavors. Trigger fish was phenomenal.

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DU
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

HARD WOOD CHAIR SEAT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.
VERY NOISY, SO MUCH THAT IT WAS INTERFERING WITH 2 HOURS OF CONVERSING WITH MY DATE.
GREAT DELICIOUS MEAL
VERY GOOD SERVICE

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MI
Wilmington
35 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IMHO it doesn't get any better! As always, food and service were lovely and continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in the entire area. Our waitress was a gem with a charming personality and attentive without being over-bearing. My wife had the pork shoulder and when she mentioned to owner/host Jeff how much she enjoyed it he gave her a detailed description of how to prepare it at home! We'll be back again and again.

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RD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers, delicious entrees, superior service
We always enjoy dining at Pinpoint

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to PinPoint on a number of occasions and the food is excellent and very creative. Best chicken liver moose I've ever had! The service is always good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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KR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good but not as great as the first time I ate there. That time was “the best food we ever had”. So, I had higher expectations this time. But, it was still really good. I loved the 1/2 price wine night and oysters.

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NW
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pinpoint serves outstanding food - nothing less. Everything is fresh and made to order. Service is impeccable, understated and observant. Our waitress, Jessica, noticed I wasn’t eating the bread that came with the hummus, and offered fresh veg crudités. I was expecting a few carrot sticks, but no, a glorious selection of asparagus, red peppers and fresh peeled baby carrots, tops still attached came forth from the kitchen. All servers seemed willing to help each other out and cooperate. Wilmington is usually balmy, so my only “ding” on atmosphere comes from being seated near the door on a blustery night. Decor is understated and classy, with original art provided by a local gallery and what appears to be original architectural features. This is a phenomenal find!

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have yet to be disappointed every time! I'd highly recommend the catfish

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FE
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Unfortunately we were seated near the front door and exposed to several groups of customers who opened the door and held it open until we asked them to close it. The ambience of our dinner was diminished by the rushes of cold air and the noise of entering and leaving customers. The two front tables could be transformed into a seating area and moved elsewhere. Otherwise a wonderful experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Don was outstanding as was every bite and sip!

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We came from Boston . tried this place and liked it so much we went back the next night!

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a friend's retirement. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The ambiance was great. It was quiet enough that all 7 of us could talk across the table. The menu is very interesting. I love the variety of creative dishes. Everyone loved their food! We will absolutely go back as a group or just my husband and I as a couple. You can't beat the location either.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Have been to PinPoint for brunch and dinner. Best in Wilmington. My favorite restaurant.

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JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch: excellent service

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TD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service was very good. Rustic atmosphere, quite loud the night we were there.

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C
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. All food is local and delicious! Great place for date night or a special occasion.

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PB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance.

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