PinPoint

4.8
937 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 937 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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,

BJ
BethJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Can’t wait to go back!!

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StacyLynn
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from start to finish. Service was outstanding!

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vipJason
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

CT
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
33 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.

TD
vipTopherD
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience the Caesar salad twist was delicious

JL
JohnL
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Menu is pretty limited. The food items were well prepared.

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Amber
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent in every way! Delicious food, quick and fun service with perfect recommendations, and a great atmosphere.

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Angelab
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of Wilmington’s upscale restaurants downtown. We haven’t been eating out much because of the social distancing issue and we were a bit surprised that the tables are still a bit too close together however we decided to stay so that’s on us. We would not go back unless we knew they had spaced the tables out better. When we arrived they had a birthday sign on the table for my husband which was a surprise in itself. Next they brought us complimentary sparkling rose. Again, this was a nice touch. For an appetizer we had the deconstructed deviled egg dish which was delicious! For dinner my husband had the pork chop...amazing!! We highly recommend this dish if they are offering it. Again, the only issue was we had to wait over 30 minutes for our mains to arrive. The kitchen seemed very slow so make sure you have a snack before you go! My dish was a gnocchi that had way to much star anise and nutmeg in it. It overpowered the dish and it literally tasted like Christmas potpourri. It was not our cup of tea AT ALL.

So the take aways are: Positive- Our waitress was great, did a good job highlighting my husbands birthday, pork chops & apps
Negatives-gnocchi, wait time in between dishes, spacing between diners

Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting, food, and service was incredible. I highly recommend PinPoint to anyone looking for a top notch dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely incredible - every dish I had was fantastic, unique, creative, and packed with flavor. Even the table bread was probably the best bread I’ve ever had! I would come back to Wilmington just for this restaurant!

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John
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancée and I went to PinPoint for a date night and we were thoroughly pleased, best dining experience we’ve had in years. The food and service were outstanding, highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out.

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nc2njgirl
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My spouse and I went to Wilmington for a short beach getaway and ate at PinPoint on a Saturday night (8-21-2021). Food and service was top notch. Menu changes constantly to ensure the best food on any given day.
Raw oysters and charcuterie plate were appetizers. Oysters were some of the freshest and tasty we've had during the pandemic. One cheese on the plate was a little over ripe but everything else was very nice.
We had the Cobia special and the Prime Beef Sugo for our main entrees. Cobia was cooked perfectly and sides complemented it nicely. The Sugo was also excellent.
Wine list had some great choices and the French red picked for us went well with the cheese plate and the Sugo.
Gave 4 stars for ambiance since it was a little loud for the number of people in the restaurant. It would be extremely hard to hear someone at your table if this was pre-pandemic.
Will definitely be going here again.

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RANDY
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because the menu changes regularly due to the availability of FRESH ingredients, it's hard to summarize the dinner choices. The "online" menu was different from the menu we had last evening. However, the 4 of us were EXTREMELY pleased with our choices. I would list them, but they may not be available when you visit. IMHO, it is definitely a "go to" restaurant. We will definitely be going back!

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Msulli10
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to Ponpoint and it won’t be our last. Food is exceptional as well as the service. This is high end cuisine with generous portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The room is extremely noisy. It was difficult to hear the waiter as well as the companions at the table.
There was no green salad option which was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. They keep the temperature at subzero so next time I’ll bring a sweater—brrrr…

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vipMarG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent as always, great ambiance and very friendly but the service was extraordinarily slow. We almost left to go get some wings because we were starving. We were seated at 7:06 and got our main course at 8:53.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, drinks and food. Pinpoint never disappoints!

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MandA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was too esoteric for our tastes. My wife's NY Strip was more like tiny misshapen meatballs buried in several unidentifiable vegetable items that she didn't like. Maybe that was just her. My pan seared flounder was good except for the bed of greens (kale?) that was extremely salty. Portions were a good size, if you are into that. The deviled egg dip was good, but the rye crackers accompanying it were too few and too small to allow us to use up the dip. We had to resort to forks.

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MarkT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant, it was recommended by our bartender. We would also recommend it!

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GaryC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary dinner. We were greeted by complimentary champagne it definitely set the tone for a marvelous experience. Each menu item we chose was simply outstanding as was the service. All things considered, it made for a delightful evening.

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MrsS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive and personable staff, excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Oysters were briny, fresh, delicious. Cooked oysters with bacon and peppers were simply wonderful. My ribeye was sooooo flavorful. The porkchop was double cut and delicious. And the recommended Amarone was superb. Highly recommended and will return!

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Over priced and over rated all I can say about it.

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vipmunsey
Wilmington
60 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have visited multiple times. Food is always excellent. Service is great

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vipScooterDO
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food. Great night and place for an anniversary dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and wine! Our waiter and bartender offered us different rose’ options, the food was outstanding and our server was exceptional! Highly recommend this restaurant! One of the best southern style seafood dishes I’ve ever had. I had the red snapper and my husband had the fried chicken. Atmosphere was fun and hopping on a Friday night!

FAQs

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

PinPoint is rated 4.8 stars by 937 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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