In May 1978, The Pilot House Restaurant was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wright Jr. as the first dining establishment in the newly restored historic Chandler's Wharf. In our many years of service, we have endeavored to maintain a tradition of Southern regional cuisine. All our dishes are made from scratch using the freshest ingredients, as well as seafood and fowl, indigenous to our area. Our menu ranges from "down home cooking", to Cajun, as well as fused traditional Southern fare with a contemporary twist.
The restaurant has received laudatory press from Southern Living Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fodor's, Mobil Travel Guides, and Frommer's. The Pilot House Restaurant has been Wilmington's preeminent spot for regional fine dining, serving our locals, countless tourists and celebrities for over 25 years.