PinPoint

4.8
961 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Welcome to PinPoint Restaurant!

Located in Wilmington, NC, PinPoint Restaurant serves food deeply rooted in Southern tradition. Featured in Southern Living's Best Restaurants of 2019. The menu changes daily and features local seasonal offerings from Wilmington’s farmers, fishermen, and oystermen.

Support PinPoint during COVID-19

Offers

  • Half Price Wine and Raw Oysters

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Enjoy 50% off of all wines and raw oysters

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 961 people are saying
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vipSydneyA
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, food and service are fantastic!

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RobertE
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kevin our server was outstanding.

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CorienaW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love that they use local ingredients. Staff has all been really nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a member of my dining group who was a raw vegan. I let Pinpoint know beforehand and they made her a special off the menu appetizer and entree. They were both incredibly delicious. She was thrilled, as were the rest of us with our meal. I would highly recommend this wonderful establishment!

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NurseKat
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful service, outstanding food, delicious cocktails, it was a near perfect dinner. The only downside is it is very loud, making it difficult to even talk to my husband sitting across from me. But overall everything was amazing!

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maa1
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent for the get-go. Half-priced oysters were a pleasant surprise. They were outstanding. The food was fantastic. Look forward to returning soon.

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krider23
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seriously amazing food! We’ve been here 4 or 5 times each time we visit the area and Pinpoint never disappoints. Delicious and creative food with a seasonal menu curated from local farms. My favorite restaurant around! Service was also fantastic! And the cocktails are also incredible.

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viplkjdines
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very unique and well done. Would recommend if choirs looking for something cozy and a little different. Service was also wonderful!

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hhwoo
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a truly amazing meal (cheese plate, pickle plate, butternut squash salad, chicken of the woods mushroom risotto, pan-seared grouper, gluten free French silk pie). The service was wonderful and the food was fresh & delicious. Highly recommend!

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AlexW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pinpoint is unparalleled in Wilmington. The knowledge of the food menu and cooking techniques by the servers and bar tenders, the variety of fresh and seasonal ingredients in the food and cocktails, the execution of wholesome American cuisine and southern staples are all brought into focus when you dine here. The kitchen staff has a knack for taking humble local and southern ingredients and incorporating them into sophisticated and delicious dishes. There is something for everyone on the menu at any given time of the year. Whether it's a carrot hummus appetizer, venison tartare, or any of the freshly shucked raw oyster varieties they serve, there is always a good reason to treat yourself to this downtown gem. The food and the service speak for themselves. (I realize the irony in that last line as I type this review.)

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vipLizzie
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat out a LOT and I can honestly say I've never been to a restaurant that has so many amazing servers working in one place. The people at Pinpoint make you feel like you are the most important customer in the world. Our server, Stephanie, was THE BEST!! The food is also phenomenal!! Highly recommend it!

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MaryD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good was generally quite good. Loved the steak, fried chicken and sweet potato hummus. Ravioli was sold as a main course but should have been described as an appetizer due to small portion.
Place was extremely noisy so it was hard to hear the waiter or have a conversation.

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KevinC
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ordered the fried chicken with the purple sweet potatoes and roasted carrots. Arrived looking like a bowl of Brown-25. Like an oil slick had covered it. Was looking forward to the first fried chicken in a long while and this disappointed bigly. My wife ordered the hogfish which looked a lot better but she was not impressed. The previous evening we are at Circa 1922, which was amazing, so especially disappointing at a similarly ranked restaurant to have such a poor plate. I was reminded of a family excursion long ago when we stopped at a local restaurant in West Virginia with the kids. We each order different dishes and they all arrived as brown bowls. Not sure how the server distinguished them. Or if she did. Pinpoint looked good in the reviews so perhaps I just made a bad choice.

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Charlie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, outstanding service and an extensive wine list!

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JenB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BY FAR the best meal I've had all year! We live just north of NYC and eat out often!
The shaved squash said was the most wonderful and creative salad I've eaten....
The scallops were divine - melt in your mouth, exceptional flavors......
My friend ordered the gingerbread, cookie dessert - I had one taste and ate half of it.
The service EXCEPTIONAL and the meal simply outstanding.
5 stars are not enough!!!!!

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Pinpoint for for several years and always have a great dining experience. The food is excellent. The menu changes frequently and always focus on local sources. The owner and staff make your visit an enjoyable one. You are greeted warmly and the wait staff provides constant attention to your needs.

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vipuppereast
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the place is top notch, from the moment you walk in. Great service, food, drinks - everything.

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Mailgrif
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service! We will definitely go again.

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faddecat
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally scratch from cocktails to dessert...even house made hot sauce. If you are in Wilmington it is a must!

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KimH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. All around enjoyable experience.

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SeanM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and excellent food. We went as two couples and split two meals and with desserts and were more than stuffed. We accidentally caught half-price wine and oyster night and that was a bonus! We will be back.

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MarkyS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly a top notch place to enjoy a fabulous meal with fresh top quality ingredients prepared and presented in a very creative way. The Royster‘s were fresh and excellent the mixed green salad was out of this world delicious and the entrées were tasty and beautiful to enjoy. Our server made good suggestions throughout the meal and also encouraged us to enjoy dessert which was yummy also. This is a place I will return to every time I visit Wilmington. This should be top on the list for anyone looking for a really wonderful dinner in Wilmington

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food took an hour and a half to
Arrive and the food tasted like it had been under a heat lamp for 30 minutes. There is no way a chef looked at our food. It was a bad experience. I’m Embarrassed for them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous. Love the local artists work on the walls. The food was presented as art itself.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance of the restaurant and the service was outstanding. The food and wine selections were just right and my husband and I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One diner had the New York strip and said it was the best steak he had ever eaten.
We ordered the squash Caesar appetizer and loved this unusual item.
The deviled egg appetizer was good, but amount of crackers that came with it was skimpy.
The hog fish was very good. Nice sides with it,

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BethJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Can’t wait to go back!!

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StacyLynn
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about this wonderful establishment, my only complaint is it was my first time there and they’ve been there I might be going to Wilmington for years! Everything from them honoring my Reservations request To sit at the bar, to the friendliness and knowledge of the bar staff, to the food presentation, and just the overall genuineness of the entire staff made it A magnificent evening!. I was dining alone but I didn’t feel alone at all… LOL! I live in Raleigh but I will come back just to eat Here again, can’t wait to bring friends and family with me next time!

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from start to finish. Service was outstanding!

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vipJason
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pinpoint is a very nice, intimate restaurant. The menu focuses on a smaller number of well prepared and very tasty dishes. We sampled the local lettuces, butternut squash Caesar salad, and octopus appetizers. For dinner, we have the fried chicken and the snapper. All excellent choices! We would definitely dine there again.

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KerriD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an early dinner to celebrate my birthday before heading to a concert downtown. The service was wonderful. The staff even took the time to make a handwritten birthday card for the table and served us a complimentary glass of sparkling rose to start. The food was phenomenal, especially the red snapper entree. We also had the oysters on the half shell and the beef carpaccio to start, and finished the meal with a decadent chocolate dessert. All were very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing dinner while visiting Wilmington. From the sommelier who was also our waiter through the menu description in full detail, we felt like we were his only table. The beef carpaccio appetizer was the best I’ve ever had. Our entrees were wonderful, too. Stellar wine. This is a must dine when in Wilmington.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish everything exceeded our expectations. All of the seafood was fresh and prepared in a flavorful meal. The anchovy appetizer was excellent — the best we have had in the States. The service we exceptional. We will definitely come back next time we are in the area.

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CallanT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal start to finish. It felt like we were the only people in the whole restaurant. Jeff, Luis and the whole crew have cultivated a level of sophistication hospitality that make you feel like royalty as soon as you walk through the doors.

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scottied
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been one of our top favorites even before we move here. Inventive cocktails and if you’re looking for an old favorite they will mix it up perfectly. One of the best restaurant experiences in Wilmington!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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vipstevec
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I've had in a while; service excellent/prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most incredible dining experience last night at Pin Point. Not sure why this restaurant has not been on our radar but it is now and if you are a foodie it should be top of your list. Chef menu was spectacular and every dish a wonderful combination of flavor and textures. Equally spectacular was the personalized service we received from Louis our waiter. Unmatched dining experience in Wilmington! Seabirds has nothing on Pin Point folks!

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vipleelee
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding as usual, food and service. We always enjoy the experience there.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The baked oysters were outstanding. Hogfish was amazing as was the fried chicken.

FAQs

PinPoint offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 769-2972.

PinPoint is rated 4.8 stars by 961 OpenTable diners.

PinPoint does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pinpointrestaurant.com.

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.

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