PinPoint

4.8
885 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 885 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Duncan
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PinPoint was recommended to us by several people and it did not disappoint! The food was unique and full of flavor, and our server Devan gave us great tips and was incredibly friendly. We ordered the brownie with tahini caramel ice cream and were still talking about it this morning because it was so so good. We will definitely come visit again the next time we are in Wilmington!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, wonderful and friendly staff. I was told this is THE place in Wilmington not to miss dining at while I was visiting and I’m glad I listened. A truly special meal and extraordinary night.

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vipAnniversary
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and wine. Polite and attentive service. Overall, very good.

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vipcwhite
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made my birthday special.

For the price I did expect more with the oysters. Good, but not worth $27.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks!

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DaniellaL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love places that support and showcase local produce and meats. Great job sourcing product and the staff seem to enjoy working there. Great service and amazing food. Thank you!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Food a little slow, but staff was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Waiter was incredibly attentive and friendly!

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ScottC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Luis was the most informative waiter I have ever met. He the experience worth the price.

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DougR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good in all respects. Nothing negative to say at all, it was fantastic and we'll go back often!

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MelanieM
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! The food was outstanding and the service stellar! Luis our server and manager was actually passionate about their food and more than willing to expound on menu details. I thought the cheese was a little overpriced as an option but that being said I don’t know what they provide with the cheese plates . My only concern was the condition of the air vents at the ceiling and where the condensation was possibly landing but it’s a historic building so what can be done about that is limited and it was amazingly cool in there for a historic venue with high ceilings so I prefer the cool temp even if that means drippy vents 😂 the oxtail was the best preparation I have ever had and my husbands vegan mole was phenomenal. 💯 recommend and will go again.

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StephenO
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Meal / even better waiter ….
All things he recommended were outstanding!

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vipSydneyA
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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MitchL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent from greeter to waiters. Food was delicious but very pricey . Noise level very high but people were enjoying themselves. We enjoyed celebrating my wife’s birthday there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devin is an amazing waiter. Highly recommend this restaurant and sitting at one of his tables. Very knowledgeable about the menu.

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vipFLLReviewer
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding. One of very few restaurants that is firing on all cylinders coming out of COVID. Food, service, wine - everything great!

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TKAGMA
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty food . Warm inviting atmosphere . Very pleasant waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The PinPoint is my favorite restaurant in all of Wilmington. I am a local.

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SandraH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Service was excellent and food was perfect!

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Marsha
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was amazing! Their menu has something for everyone. I highly recommend! Try and sit at a table without the bench seat.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! There was a menu item that was sold out which was disappointing because it was what most of our table really wanted but we understand how demand works in restaurants. Our second choice options were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My husband and I walked out scratching our heads. We had read the reviews and were anticipating a dining experience. Instead, a salad with minimal dressing, a pasta dish that tasted only of salt, and an abysmal pork chop entree. Maybe an off night? Won’t be going back to find out.

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JeanR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Fish cooked to perfection! Staff was attentive and professional. So happy I made this one of the first outings in 15 months. Well worth it and I felt very safe.

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vipAntoinetteF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great “farm to table” dining experience. Everything was fresh and delicious with wonderful wine pairing recommendations. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend PinPoint.

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LisaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous. Our server was attentive but not overbearing and so personable. The food was amazing - we selected baked oysters, grouper, steak, and bolognese - all delicious! Will definitely return!

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seeben
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

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Jas1
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was exquisite however the quality of the food didn’t match up. We got a burnt steak and vegetables. Chicken dish very sloppy.

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JillG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely go back next time we are in town..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional!

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Nancy
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food and service! We will be back for the oysters and tomato salad. Our server helped us pick out a delicious wine as well.

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AustinF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and amazing service. Our waiter was awesome and ran thru the menu with amazing confidence and expertise. Highly suggest you check this place out!

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CynK
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was exceptional and server, Niki was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding place and the service was first rate. Everyone seemed to love working there. The food and drinks were first rate. We will definitely dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The oysters and salad were amazing but the food fell short when it came to the seafood corn dogs (and sauerkraut which was worse than any sauerkraut I’ve ever had) and bolognese pasta.

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GailT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, we’ve been here a few times. Did not disappoint, our server Nickie was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting from out of state, stopped in for dinner while meandering through downtown Wilmington. Saw PinPoint made a few lists, so made a quick rezzie as everywhere was either full or filling up for supper time. Beautiful space! Could tell it was beloved by locals, as there were quite a few regulars engaged with the staff at the bar and at tables. Delicious drinks, one of the best martini-riffs I’ve ever had (Tainted Love), and good wines were also enjoyed. It was a busy night and everyone working was clearly hustling to make sure everyone was taken care of. Food took some time to come out but boy oh boy was it ever worth it. Salads were diving and super fresh/seasonal, and the local fish was beyond reproach. The pork chop was enormous and probably why the food took a bit longer because it was perfectly cooked which was incredible given its size. Fresh bread and delightful desserts; they know their bread and pastries! Service was charming and genuine, with plenty of attention even when they were busy. Amazing experience.

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DavidM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our third visit to Pinpoint. The food is excellent and the wait staff attentive and friendly. Overall a great experience.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! Great service! Best pimento cheese, baked oysters, and venison I've had!

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valeriew
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

1st let me say we had a wonderful overall experience. Restaurant was completely booked and busy. This is a dining experience so can’t be I a hurry or impatient. Service was moderate and not very attentive but staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. I tired to order the Short Rib but they ran out and chef came up with a venison substitute that was prepared identically and was magnificent. The side vegetables were the best I have ever had. The preparation was perfection. My son had the Grouper and enjoyed it as well. Oddly we were given bread plates and saw other tables with bread but never received any and waitress took them away which we questioned amongst ourselves.
This place is pricey but worth it especially if you are a foodie.

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BARBARA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday celebration couldn’t have been better! Staff, management and chefs make a dinner night out so fun!! Food just spectacular! My favorite place to celebrate anytime for anything or just to enjoy. Have never been disappointed!! If I could it would be 10stars for everything! ❤️❤️❤️

FAQs

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

PinPoint is rated 4.8 stars by 885 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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