PinPoint

4.7
1002 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.

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 1002 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Cckk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great drinks. The entire wait staff was friendly and made the experience great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

From hostess and wait staff was very pleasant. Food was excellent. The only thing would be the portion size of the sides were really small. I’m tall and slender with a healthy appetite ;) I left hungry.

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AlexeiP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant, very nice staff. Very knowledgeable waiter. Most of the food was very good with the exception of the raw oysters (really small?) and the baked oysters. The baked oysters should be taken off the menu and never put back on. The Scallops and Steak were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and recommendations from our servers.

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were greeted by the happy hostess until we left the restaurant 3 hours later, everything was perfect! The staff all took time to speak to us which added to our overall welcoming experience. The food was fabulous! The drinks were great! And our server, Stephanie, was kind, knowledgeable and perfectly attentive!! This is a new favorite for us!

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vipTransplant2007
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Luis was a wonderful, attentive server who artfully explained the menu to us. Scallops, steak and pork chops all perfectly cooked with creative and tasteful sauces. Only complant...no room for desert. Maybe next time as there will definitely be a next time!

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LucaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the stars are self evident. Michelin level definitely. The value problem though is the cost and Wilmington lacks the competition that controls inflationary pricing like they do in DC and NYC , where you can find fantastic meals for2 under $ 70. Does Pinpoint only want the rich to dine happily ?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service
Great food

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TheSpatalian
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic but they ran out of ham for thanksgiving dinner. Was looking forward to that ham…

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pinpoint is a little loud... and not inexpensive. But the food and service and creativity and drinks are great. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving feast was plentiful & delicious plus the service was 5 STAR!

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AnneC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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Connie
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving luncheon was done very well. The food was excellent and the service was also.

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robp
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Thanksgiving meal at Pinpoint. It was perfect. My kids even loved it. Highly recommend and we would do it again.

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Nicolekal
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience when we go to pinpoint. This is our 2nd year coming here for Thanksgiving and it did not disappoint. The staff is amazing and the food…simply divine!

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DavidT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Great atmosphere, but seating was not terribly comfortable.

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Mesha
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Hummus appetizer was good. The strip steak was very tough. I would not get that again. It was served with kale that was terribly tough. Too tough to eat.

Last time we had the excellent hummus and the pork, which was excellent.

Recommend removing strip from menu unless a better grade can be obtained.

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MoseR
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was very good and the food was excellent. Atmosphere was a little less than expected for a class food restaurant. Also food selection was a little limited. Background music was good.

Overall very nice experience we will return.

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itbt
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful and imaginative menu with a burst of seasonal flavors. Service was very attentive and ambience was fairly intimate.

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vipSushiSpot
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Went on a Saturday night and got the amazing vegan curry dish and beef bolognese (for the non vegan). Sooo good! Service was perfection and we will be going here as many times as we travel to Wilmington, truly a gem. And the cocktails were great too!

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GerardH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A awesome meal in a lovely spot. Our server was a young lady named Nikki.she was about the best server we have ever had . She was vivacious , extremely knowledgeable about the menu and how the food was prepared. We will be back often .

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SusanG
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, from the greeting to the good bye, was wonderful. The food was amazing. The staff was attentive and helpful. A fabulous evening!

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PaulM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but not as great as I was told. The cheese plate appetizer was outrageously overpriced and a miniscule portion.

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JenniferC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service we get at pinpoint is always excellent. We specifically request our usual waitress Stephanie. The food is great and we appreciate a menu that changes seasonally so we don’t get bored with the selections. It’s great for date night!

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DebC
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and Service. The charred octopus was divine and Stephen was a very attentive server.

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vipLauraH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surrounded by friends, new and old, dining at Pinpoint is as much of a social experience as it is culinary. The quality and creativity of the food, the cocktails, the service and attention to detail are simply unsurpassed. Thank you to Jeff and the team for doing what you do so very well!

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vipJAMAC
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PinPoint came highly recommended from reviews and friends and it hit the mark. First, Stephen our server was outstanding - advising, and accommodating but not overbearing. We ordered the pork chop - cooked as requested, medium and substituted greens with brussel sprouts, the vegetarian dish - pumpkin in a curry sauce and two flounders - all exceeding expectations. We loved the homey warm feel of the restaurant - very urban with the brick wall and great lighting. It was like being in Chicago, NYC or DC but we were delighted to be in Wilmington, NC! It's wonderful to know there is a restaurant that delivers high quality food and service in Wilmington like what you get in the big urban cities. I will definitely be back.

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vipJustThinking
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have eaten at PinPoint many times. The service is always excellent. The menu had just changed and for me the selections were not great. Having said that, the food as always was well prepared and good. It was the second time for my brother-in-law having the 1855 Beef Bolognese, and it was excellent! Several of us had the flounder which was good. We love that the menu is always changing and PinPoint never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Wilmington. It never disappoints

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JenG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service for our one year anniversary! Greeted with a small sign and champagne toast! Amazing service, oysters and very innovative dishes! Will be back again!

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vipJuneD
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner we had!! The food was outstanding, and we loved the atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

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CindiW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've ever had. Dessert was FABULOUS (pecan financier). And for the quality of the meal, the price can't be beat.

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CAthyg
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with Pinpoint Restaurant and would highly recommend! First they contacted me via text 10 min prior to our reservation saying our table was ready which was great since we were also ready.
They had plenty of staff and each one was terrific. Our meals were fantastic- 2 got the steak and said it was one of the best steaks they have ever had, and we’ve been to a lot of steak houses! Also, my husband is picky and doesn’t like a lot of the add ons to the steak - his request was granted to perfection, that doesn’t always happen. I got the fried chicken which was by far the best I’ve ever had! It was crispy on the outside yet moist and tender inside. The drinks were great as well - we were too full for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipavocat
Charleston
156 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pinpoint is worth the drive. From far away. The beef tail ravioli with crisp roasted mushrooms was fantastic. The chef included has own garden's paw paws in a delightful and surprising dessert. Wine section was ample and mostly french. Service was flawless.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fried chicken was dry, tasted like it had been cooked earlier in the day and heated back up. My husband had the flounder, it was uneventful. The oysters and butternut squash ceasar salad was good. Been here several times and disappointed in the meals this time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Highly recommend

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CynK
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Server, food & selection of wine. Monday special is great!

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vipawesome
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Thank you to everyone at Pinpoint for making our 22 year anniversary perfect. The food was excellent! Service was excellent! Desert was excellent!! The happy anniversary sign was excellent!

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vipBehmer
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing but what really made it a fabulous overall experience was are waiter Luis. His knowledge of the food and wine was impressive and we loved his positive energy. Next reservation I would request one of his tables.

FAQs

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

PinPoint is rated 4.7 stars by 1002 OpenTable diners.

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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