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PinPoint, Wilmington, NC

PinPoint

4.7
4.7
1278 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 769-2972

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jacob Carey

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    Front St.

  • Parking details

    Across the street from the Market Street parking deck. Your first hour is free. $1 per hour.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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

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What 1,278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Fit for Foodies

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Special Occasion

  • Wilmington

    Best Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Fit for Foodies

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Hot Spot

  • Wilmington

    Notable Wine List

  • Wilmington

    Special Occasion

  • Wilmington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Wilmington

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  1. T

    Tony

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent farm to table food, fresh and expertly prepared. Only negative was the service felt rushed. Would have been nice to get a bit more time between courses.
  2. N

    Nina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent! Service was a little slow but overall I would highly recommend.
  3. JC

    JaredC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We have been to pinpoint multiple times and this is the only time that we have had a negative experience. We chose Pinpoint because my wife is vegan and we go for a dish that was on the menu when we made the reservation. It was later taken off the menu and she was left with only a melon salad to eat. The melon salad arrived with a large black hair in it. My drink came with a dirty glass. I ordered the seared Mahi and it was under seasoned. The only redeeming factor to our experience was the waitress. She had excellent service that was unfortunately let down by the kitchen. It will be awhile until we try Pinpoint again. Probably stick to True Blue or Dram for our next date night.
  4. PG

    PatG

    Wilmington

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Audra, was simply outstanding. A pleasant smile, very observant and helpful with the menu items. Food was very good even with the unusual flairs and preparation methods. Pricing was a bit steep for the appetizer and entrees we selected but the quality of the food was outstanding. Will definitely come back.
  5. AP

    AudreyP

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have had in a very long time.
  6. CS

    ColShag

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely an incredible farm to table restaurant! Delicious and original food! Mark was a great server! Kudos to PinPoint!
  7. GP

    GlennP

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went out tonight for our 39th anniversary celebratory meal. Since moving from Hampton Roads have sorta questioned fine dining in the Wilmington area. Have dined at Portland Grill, Manna, Catch, Mariposa, and Elijah’s and enjoyed all, but none quite matched some of VB or Norfolk’s experiences. Tonight we ate at Pinpoint… here we discovered that Wilmington does have quality, upscale, innovative food prep. Excellent taste and balance of flavors, local farm to table, small menu so everything is like the chef’s special, and the service was excellent. Wilmington! I’m home!
  8. WC

    WendyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and amazing food! Love the farm-to-table aspect. Servers were top notch and very helpful and friendly! We will return.
  9. JS

    JohnS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food ok ,didn't much care for version of Tartar,quite loud.
  10. KS

    KelseyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. Will definitely be back!
  11. RP

    RyanP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always outstanding and Mondays are half priced raw oysters and bottles of wine!
  12. m

    munsey

    Wilmington

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food as always was excellent. Our server was excellent. She was upbeat and good not be more accomodating. I wish I had gotten her name.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Staff at PinPoint is at The Peak of their Profession .
  14. KU

    KristinaU

    Costa Rica

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We ate there last night and many nights in the past. We continue to come back to the fact that we really enjoy exploring their appetizers and cocktails. The mains are good, but very overpriced....and we LOVE spending money on food! We sat at the bar, and the bartender was great! The overall assessment is it is "good", but not good enough to what is reflected in the bill. We will go back for drinks and apps, but not more. P.S. Bring back the goat curry!!!! Mmmm.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This being my second time dining at this amazing restaurant, all I can say is, what a wonderful place! Devan and Audrey both have gone well above and beyond to make my wife and I feel the most welcome and made our experience fantastic. Behind the bar, Samantha goes out of her way to make sure we're having a phenomenal time and has even come out to our table to say hi and to bring my wife a complimentary glass of champagne as a happy birthday token. It's the little things that go a long way with us. We're very pleased to have found this place and will continue to make it our weekly dinner spot. Most definitely recommend.
  16. KB

    KeithB

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, Great service. Always impressive!
  17. AW

    AmandaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great people, awesome atmosphere! We went for a dinner on a girls trip to the area - a great experience!!!
  18. AB

    AndrewB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great as was server. Highly recommend the pork amongst the best preparation I've ever had. My wife is quite a foodie and really enjoyed the meal.
  19. g

    gregh

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from all the staff. great food & even better attitude!!!
  20. LD

    LeighD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very disappointing experience after having had delightful time last summer. We arrived early for 7:00 pm reservation and despite many empty tables we were told to sit at bar ---which was fine but drinks were not particularly good. Limited menu was difficult for some to find something appealing. Tuna Carpaccio was mediocre and melon salad was a joke: lots of lettuce & 6 cubes of watermelon & four 1/2 figs. Waited 30 minutes for dessert which waiter nicely deleted from bill. not planning to come again.
  21. n

    nancyt

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. Only complaint would be how long it took to get food served - it was delicious and worth the wait but it took a long time to get it. Ordered app and dinner entree at same time, app came in 30 minutes and entree 45 minutes after that.
  22. JF

    JulieF

    Birmingham

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although the menus is small it is VERY creative! The food was excellent And our service was very good! We’ll definitely be back!
  23. VJ

    VinnieJ

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Devin was attentive, enthusiastic, knowledgeable which made our dining experience memorable
  24. O

    Outoftowner

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Beautiful sauces and flavors. Menu looks limited and nothing special, but meal was outstanding . Service was very attentive.
  25. KG

    KellyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here for our first anniversary dinner and it was one of the best meals we've ever had. The service was outstanding, our server was so knowledgeable, very clearly loved his job and was incredibly friendly and helpful. The food was amazing!!! And because I noted that this was our anniversary we were greeted with a note on our table that said "Happy Anniversary" and 2 free glasses of Champagne! Would recommend this restaurant and might make a trip back to Wilmington just to go back!
  26. KS

    KarenS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is phenomenal! Everything is so fresh and creative. This is my favorite restaurant in Wilmington!
  27. TO

    TravisO

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite of ours while in town. Our server was excellent and made our meal enjoyable. Food was outstanding as always.
  28. c

    craigm

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. This guy mike behind the bar assists with the greatness.
  29. R

    Rob7

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great server, great food! Overall very nice.
  30. RN

    2RNS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was excellent and our waiter was fine. The runner kept bringing other people’s orders to the wrong table. My husband watched her try to deliver our dinner to two other tables. Then she brought it back to the kitchen and then back to us. My husbands food was not hot as a result.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals we had in a long time. Everything was delicious, pleasing presentation, and served professionally.
  32. RD

    RichardD

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Devan, was excellent! He provided insight into cocktails and wine and guided us with our food selections. All his recommendations were superb! We had a delightful time.
  33. AO

    AliO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place to go for special occasions The baked oysters were delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful casual, but professional hospitality. Food was regionally sourced and interesting.
  35. TT

    TerrieT

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Farm to table quality was average but over salty. Too many other good options to return. Two appetizers were good entree was mahi-mahi way too much salt. Also know there is a 5.00 split charge which always turns us off as we order appetizers and drinks, just don’t always feel like a full meal. In this case I was glad we did not!
  36. WG

    WesleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service. First time eating here. Very friendly staff and the food was Devine! Will be going back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great menu!
  38. JC

    JessicaC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Pinpoint - the food and service is phenomenal!
  39. AI

    AliceIW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had the Grouper and the dish was outstanding; best meal I've had in Wilmington. My two companions had the lobster ravioli and pork chop and they both said they were quite good. However, the drink department is another story. Apparently they don't have a full stocked bar and focus on specific cocktails they have on their menu. My Moscow Mule had no ginger beer or mint in it. And a drink listed on their website, one of my companions had seen and wanted, they did not have the ingredients for because the website hadn't been updated in a while. They charge for the alcohol shot and separately for any "mixer" that is added. My none Moscow Muel was $11.00. Over all a spectacular meal, but with two drinks, it was overpriced with a 20% tip for a $98 tab for one person.
  40. KR

    KurtR

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with the Heirloom Tomato Salad and Oysters Rockefeller which were both wonderful. For entrees we enjoyed the Pan Seared Grouper and Pan Seared Mahi, both of which were prepared perfectly and plated with great sauces and accompaniments. We finished with the French Silk Pie and the Peaches and Cream (the name of which ignores the outstanding almond cake it was served with. Our server, Brook, was attentive but not intrusive and very pleasant. It was our first time at Pinpoint and we will certainly return!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

PinPoint is rated 4.7 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for PinPoint

114 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4442

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front St.

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Across the street from the Market Street parking deck. Your first hour is free. $1 per hour.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jacob Carey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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