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PinPoint, Wilmington, NC

PinPoint

4.7
4.7
1660 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 769-2972
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Cameron Garvey
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Front St.
  • Parking details
    Across the street from the Market Street parking deck. Your first hour is free. $1 per hour.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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

What 1,660 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Innovative

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Lively

1,660 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday celebration dinner. 10/10! A wilmington staple did not disappoint!

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  2. KasandraE

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was unparalleled. We were offered certain fine touches that made us feel very special and important The food was a perfect hit on every dish and we tried it all! It was my son’s birthday so we were in for the cost but the overall value, between the food and the service made it all well worth it. I highly recommend this restaurant as you will likely not find a place more attune to proper hospitality and genuine delivery of top product than here!

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  3. McKaylaC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Wonderful hostess and waitress. 10/10 would recommend!

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  4. WendieS

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service to match the food. Our server was a perfect mix of attentiveness and no rush for us, so we dined. Our wine was delicious, the starter bread divine, and the meals we chose were wonderful. We enjoyed one each of the simple little $3 desserts, which topped off our meal without making us too full.

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  5. CurtisC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were perfect, the wait staff was great, and the food was phenomenal. I would highly recommend it.

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  6. FrankB

    Wilmington

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food for an enjoyable special occasion. A good scotch selection along with an excellent food selection, and vegetable pairings. We'll be back.

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  7. AnnaM

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    PinPoint is my go-to splurge date night spot. The food is always delicious, there's a great variety for whatever your mood is. The service is always top-notch. Don't forget the dessert!!

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  8. HungryI

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was very slow… we had to search for a waiter just for water. Ambience is lacking. Cocktails were the highlight. The menu is limited in gluten free options, and they were sold out of several options.

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  9. GlennP

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second time to Pinpoint. Food was interesting and delicious. A decent wine list. Service was not as good as previous. We started with a dozen oysters and knowing what we wanted, put our entree order in at the same time. Waiter said he would have them delay prep for time to enjoy the oysters. Entrees came out almost immediately upon finishing the oysters. Preferred to have time before feeling rushed to start the entrees before they cooled. Enjoyed sitting at the bar while waiting for our table (we were early). Bartender’s very professional.

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  10. Glenn

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service as always! I will greatly recommend this to everyone 10/10

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  11. Brock

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We heard outstanding things about PinPoint, but it didn't meet our expectations. Although the quality of the ingredients and the taste of the food is terrific, the portions are too small. If you are hungry, don't expect to leave with a full stomach. My drink (the Cosmonaut) was gone after just five small sips. If you're seeking to spend a lot of money on a nice dinner in downtown Wilmington, you may as well go to Tarantelli's or Manna.

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  12. StevenK

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful Valentine dinner there. The service was impeccable, as well as the food was great.

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  13. MarcusG

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a really good restaurant with tasty food and romantic ambience. Nice for any occasion.

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  14. vetnvild

    Wilmington

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a rewarding experience, and the "black Manhattan" was incredible

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  15. DavidM

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We now understand why friends raved about their dining experience at PinPoint. Wow! This is definitely the place to go for a superb, creative dinner. From cocktails to dessert, this was an evening to remember. PinPoint is now our favorite restaurant in Wilmington, a city with a lot of good restaurants. PinPoint isn't good, it is exceptional!

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  16. George

    Wilmington

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at PinPoint several times. This was the best ever! Everything about the evening was exceptional. The Bakes Oysters were excellent. My wife had the chicken and I had scallops. Wonderful. The apple fritters and Port were great. Drinks were exceptional as well. Our server highlighted a truly wonderful experience.

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  17. ClaudiaJ

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive for very little quality. We had beet salad that was bland. My boyfriend had the beef bolognese which he said was terrible. I had the mushroom steak for $30 and it was ok but there were more potatoes than mushroom. $17 for an old fashioned which was really just a shot with a lot of ice. Usually enjoy farm to table but there goes $140 down the drain.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal at Pinpoint. Great experience for us and our visitors! Matthew and Michael rocked. Thank you for proving to our guests that Wilmington has great restaurants!

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  19. blinkingline

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    While our entrees certainly took a lot longer than we had anticipated, both the pork and the grouper preps were outstanding.

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  20. ChristieC

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable dining experience for work dinner. Menu options for all

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  21. BobJ

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salad, grouper and steak were excellent. Our waiter Steven was outstanding and steered us in the right direction. Winner!

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  22. Lat655

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pinpoint never disappoints! The food is always creative and delicious. The service is top notch.

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  23. JessicaC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Pinpoint and everyone that makes dining there so special!! The food is incredible - Chef Cam crushes it.

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  24. CindyC

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding dinner at Pinpoint. Entrees were perfectly done (most flavorful pork I’ve ever tasted) and the Apple Fritters with a glass of Sauternes was perfect!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner and service was fantastic- loved everything and made my husband a very happy birthday boy!

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  26. Glenn

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    PinPoint has outdone themselves again! They have raised the bar for fine dining in the wilmington area. Definitely my #1 spot! We rave about the baked oysters to everyone and cannot get enough of their apps. We tried the squash hummus and it made our taste dance. Amazing quality food and top tier service. Ill be back!

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  27. dineoutalot

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not cheap, but very, very good and well worth the price.

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  28. danr

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and Sevice! Neat space but could be dressed up a bit to match the high quality of the food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sooo good! Our waiter Stephen was fantastic and everything we had was amazing

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  30. KathyS

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and so was the service. We went with 4 other friends to celebrate milestones in our lives and we could not have picked a better place to enjoy a great meal.

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  31. JanieL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner last night at Pinpoint Fresh grouper and shrimp and grits Very yummy. I accidentally left my coat on the chair when we left and our waiter brought it out to me outside. Highly recommend if you are in ILM Reservation was on time and table was ready

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  32. patr

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time. Server was available and was honest about what was better. I always love that. I had fish. Excellent sauce and vegetables were cooked just right. Son had steak and my husband had pork chops. We will go again. Also it was quiet and could converse

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  33. JulieS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband I celebrated our anniversary here. They made us feel extra special on our special night from the note on the table to the complimentary glasses of champagne. The food and service were outstanding. My husband and I had never been to Pinpoint, so we wanted to try several dishes. Good thing we were hungry, since everything was SO delicious that we ate every single bite. We ordered the beef tartare and hummus as appetizers and they were both delicious. They come with their bread that is AMAZING. I think I ate my weight in their bread alone. Then for entrees I had the fried chicken with rice and my husband had shrimp and grits. We were getting full after the appetizers, but the food was too good not to eat it all, so we did. We were going to pass on dessert since we were super full, but since we were celebrating, we decided to give it a try. We ordered the Apple fritters with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and I’m so glad we did. It was the perfect ending to an AMAZING meal. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Pinpoint to anyone looking for an outstanding dining experience.

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  34. MichaelB

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food preparation was outstanding, our waitress Gladys was attentive, responsive, and pleasant. Always a great food experience

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  35. MissMartinez

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! This is my favorite spot in town. They have the best wine selection and fantastic food.

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  36. JessicaF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first, and definitely not my last, visit. I took my best friend for a little birthday dinner. They were kind enough to leave a note at the table and gave us complimentary rose to toast. We enjoyed the pimento cheese dip, and baked oysters. She had the shrimp & grits and I ahd the chicken dish. All of it was delicious and the vibe was very intimate and chill. I can't wait to go back again, and to share this spot with my hubby!

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  37. Scott

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We are new to Wilmington and trying out some restaurants. Pinpoint came up several times and has very good reviews. We dined there on a Sunday night just after New Year's Day, so there were few patrons. Our server was very friendly and energetic. The ambience was nice, but somewhat rustic for what we expected compared to the price point. My $17 cocktail was quite watered down and sweet for a bourbon drink. I should have sent it back, but didn't. Our appetizer (acorn squash hummus) was delicious. The dinners (pork chop and squash curry) were also delicious. The portions were generous. We would definitely return.

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  38. Szaloky

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant that reliably wows us each time we visit. High quality food and artistic bar tenders.

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  39. melisweet

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service from Steven! Food was amazing. Always a great dinner!

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  40. Wolfpackjack

    Wilmington

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and great service… loud crowd the night we were there

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

PinPoint is rated 4.7 stars by 1660 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for PinPoint

114 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4442

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Front St.
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Across the street from the Market Street parking deck. Your first hour is free. $1 per hour.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cameron Garvey
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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