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Pilot House BBQ

3 Porter St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5711
+1 978-283-0131
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
9 Oct 2017
“You need to be Hungry”
8 Apr 2017
“Excellent Ribs”
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
3 Porter St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5711
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the outside appearance. This restaurant serves amazing fresh fish, steaks, chinese and sushi. All cooked to order and served by friendly staff. Thanks to Monique for her recommendations of the local places to visit which were really great. Come here...More

Thank Belle321
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The interior is nothing to write home about but it has a nice local vibe. We order the ribs for take out. They are great and come with 2 sides. The blue cheese dressing is relish. They deliver to Gloucester and Rockport, too.

Thank julie f
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were a party of 7 on Saturday night of President's Day weekend so we tried 5 restaurants in town - all had a minimum of an hour wait. I didn't want to go to the Pilot House because the experience wasn't great three years...More

Thank msamh
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This ordinary looking place had great food and an amazing menu. It has a sushi menu, a menu of local fare, and a Chinese menu. The moo shi shrimp I had was the best moo shi I've has in recent memory. My friend loved her...More

Thank annmlewis
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Walked in and was wowed great food and great prices best pastrami sandwich Husband had haddock lunch ,great selection of food ..check it out you'll be pleasantly surprised and full .

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 27 May 2016

wife ordered the baked haddock, was nice and crispy coated, and moist and succulent inside,,,,,,,,,tasted very nice and fresh.......................i ordered the prime rib, rare, not as thick as i like,but again cooked to perfection and melted in mouth. i also had an order of chicken...More

Thank phantom26
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Good fun place! Karaoke nights are a blast. Family friendly, make memories forever. Easy going - food good.

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were really hungry and the place we had wanted to eat wasn't open yet. Walking in we had some real doubts about this place. Atmosphere is beyond dated but service was good. And the food was terrific! Definitely a decent place to eat!

Thank Derry G
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious, reasonably priced. Great location near the waterfront area. Good casual family atmosphere. We had Chinese food but there is also an American menu.

Thank sybeab
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I love the Pilot House because I can get American or Chinese here. They have two separate kitchens for each cuisine. Great prices, great atmosphere, good drinks, great service!

Thank sroberts2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Porter St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5711
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-0131
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