PinPoint

4.8
1042 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 1042 people are saying
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vipRonB
Wilmington
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was very good; acoustics need improvement. It's a long narrow restaurant and the noise level from the bar at the front of the restaurant is easily heard all the way to the rear. Sort of gives it a rowdy feeling dining at a fine restaurant.

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James
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the drinks were equally good, and the servers were very friendly and attentive. We came from out of town and were very impressed by PinPoint. I would highly recommend it.

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AmandaP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devin was our server. He was so enthusiastic that it was very easy to figure out what to order. The oysters and the beef tartar were perfect for us and the focaccia bread that's made in house was delicious! We had a great time, and really enjoyed the experience.

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richardc
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we’ve had in Wilmington. Def check this place out if you are visiting.

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Jeath
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Superb service, great food, good ambiance. would recommend. steaks were top notch and cooked perfectly, pork chop was good, slightly overcooked but presentation on all was amazing.

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DianaL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were seated on time; our server was on top of it all thru the dinner. The wine selection was good. Not much to pick from the dinner menu. Only 1 fish and it was Flounder which I can prepare at home and it's not in season, so it was probably frozen.
I ordered the Duck Tacos. 2 appetizer tacos, 1 very small piece of duck in each. If it were an app., it would have been OK. My husband had a pork chop that was large and delicious, and he shared it with me. We had a Persimmon salad to start, there was 1 very small sliver of Persimmon in it, although the greens were good. Not worth it.
Needless to say, I was disappointed in the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience on all levels. Our server Nikki, was knowledgable and very attentive. We enjoyed every part of our meal and topped it off with the requisite Chateau d’ Yquem. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. The flounder was succulent and flavorful. The beef tartare is delish with homemade onion rings as a bonus. Paired with a brilliant red wine, my husband had the confit chicken. We’re super fans of anything confit and this did not disappoint! If you haven’t had chicken or pork from Changing Ways farm- you are truly missing out.

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vipMissMartinez
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection every time! Ask Luis or Jeff for a wine recommendation, they went let you down!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My downtown go to place for dinner. Never disappoints food is always creative and delicious.

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BillG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cheese plate was of good quality but sparse. Oysters were small and tasty. Chicken dish was very good. Pork chop was excellent as were veggies with both dishes. Ice cream could have been smoother but had good vanilla flavor. Ginger roll needs a little more flavor. Wines were excellent. Service was excellent. Wood chair could use padding. Noise level was rather high.
Compliments to the chef for his ability to combine wonderful flavors and beautiful presentations.

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WilliamO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in the south. A hidden gem of amazing food, great cocktails, and outstanding service. A regular go to for any special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great for New Years Eve

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for New Year’s Eve and there was a fixed price menu. One of the people with us is Vegan, which I pointed out when we made the reservation. They called a week out to tell me that they would accommodate her, and when we got there we found that the chef had created a special menu just for her.

The food was exquisite. The service was phenomenal. Just a fantastic overall experience.

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vipHungryHippo
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down easiest five star to give. Service is always impeccable, fantastic menu, great wine list and the best drinks in town. It’s obvious everyone loves their job and makes us feel like family. We recently visited for their New Years Eve menu and wow…. Certainly the best meal of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years took us on an amazing culinary ride! Just decadent and filthy (meaning happy foodies dance). We make a stop here every time we are in town and feel like it’s hanging with celebrities (I mean the staff is that amazing). Just a dining delight each and every time. We always leave euphoric and eager for the next meal there!

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ChristiC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can never say enough good things about Pinpoint. They deserve a special shout out for their New Year’s Eve tasting menu and wine pairing including the fun of the always amazing staff dressed to the nines. It was an event in the very best way and everything was incredible. My personal fav was the Pork Fat Poached Monkfish over a Blue Polenta Cake. And if you happen to have a GF diner in your party - Pinpoint makes the considerations seamless. You can dine with confidence! Cheers!

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Lindberg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back!

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LindsayF
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints and our meal last night was no exception. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. The menu changes regularly so it’s always a surprise to see what the chef has planned.

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vipaef216
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so happy we spent our last night in Wilmington at this restaurant! The oysters were so fresh and everything was delicious.

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KateG
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server did an excellent job of welcoming us and explaining the menu. Our family was so impressed with the presentation, taste and portion sizes. The menu changes depending on the season and is very creative!

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SusanG
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Amazing service. Can't wait to go back!

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RobinE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time at the Pin Point. We were celebrating a birthday. We were greeted with a happy birthday card on the table and two flutes of sparkling Rose. We knew the menu changed daily and thought that might be a problem. It certainly was not.
We elected to share a salad and a fish dinner. Both were exceptional. The bread was excellent. The service could not have been better. It was a special dinner in every regard. My only regret is we should have saved room for desert, they all sounded delicious. Special thanks to Tim our server. We look forward to a return visit.

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Dishytrishy
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food and service. Drinks and food were slow coming out. We were told they aren’t used to being open on Tuesdays, which didn’t make sense. But a good time was had by our group of 4.

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JoeB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here at least once every time we are anywhere near Wilmington and they have never disappointed us. Cannot recommend highly enough, especially for special occasions.

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vipvetnvild
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome meal here. Possibly the best pork chop I've ever eaten, and my wife's apple curry was to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with depth of flavor. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife’s birthday

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vipGacg
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for the first time and was very impressed with the food and service! Everyone was very friendly and attentive! Our waitress was Taylor and she was spot on! The food was delicious and well presented! We look forward too dining here again in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Holiday dining with family - GREAT ! Outstanding service , wonderful meal from starters to desserts with pairings . We all loved it.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good; but portion size was small for the high price. Service was excellent.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our dinner was very good with fresh ingredients! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Wilmington.

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MichaelM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Noise level was at the brink that it was damaging. Server - think her name was Taylor was excellent. Apple salad was excellent cheese plate was too expensive. Scallops dish did not have much flavor while shrimp dish was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as alway!

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TonyJ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pinpoint is a fun restaurant. The menu is creative and the food well prepared. You will sit close to fellow diners and the ambience is sort of like a sitting at one big table for your meal. The waitstaff is excellent; very friendly and welcoming and you are well taken care of for your dining experience. This is a 'fun' place so if looking for an intimate, romantic environment, I would not suggest this place. We had a wonderful time here and I would definitely recommend the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pinpoint continues to impress. It’s in our top 2 here in Wilmington. The food is high quality with lots of unique and interesting flavors. I can’t recommend it any stronger. Give it a shot and you won’t be disappointed.

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vipPeterJ
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds expectations!

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Cckk
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

PinPoint is rated 4.8 stars by 1042 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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