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The Pilot House of Kingston

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Downtown Kingston
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Canadian
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265 King St E, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3B1, Canada
+1 613-542-0222
11:00 - 02:00
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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I visited the Pilot House after seeing/hearing about it on our Haunted Walk. We liked it so much we went twice in one day! Servers were so nice and helpful and QUICK! Food was awesome! We had Halibut, smoked cod, AND perch and enjoyed it all. Batter was a little heavy for the perch - but everything... More 

Thank Karly V
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner - operator knows his taps, and has one or two local crafts, all excellent. Still more impressive: the food is terrific (e.g.. you HAVE to try their coleslaw), the ambiance quiet enough to talk, and overall feel very cozy. In fact, good place for a date.

Thank Gary K
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must if your craving fish and chips. Great food and draft beer. Tiny restaurant that makes you feel like family. Will definitely be back again and again.

Thank McolleenP
brockville ontario
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

VisitIng Kingston and dropped by the Pilot for first time in years. This little spot has been operating for 35 years and the great fish and chips, terrific selection of beer and friendly service, explains why. We had the haddock. Good size and very tasty. Our waitress was as good as they get and she was kind enough to lower... More 

Thank BrockvilleOntarioBob
Kingston, Canada
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can be assured that when you choose to to eat here you won't be disappointed. We have been coming here regularly for fish and chips for many years and have never been disappointed.

Thank williecanuk
Florianopolis, SC
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have been there with three friends to try a typical Kingston food. The customer service was excellent, very friendly. The food was also good. There wasn't a gluten free option for fish, so I tried a chicken and chips and my friends tried fish and chips. They got a beer (which they claimed to be very good) and I... More 

Thank Mariana M
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Not Michelin starred. This is somewhat greasy fish chips with a great selection of beer kind of place.

Thank Paul R
Kingston, Ontario
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610 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Pilot House is a small pub with terrific atmosphere and very friendly service. They play great rock music but not loudly so it's a fun spot to meet up friends. The food, however, is all deep-fried and smothered in tinned gravy. I ordered a Cornish Pastie and it was greasy (as were the fries) and completely buried in gravy... More 

Thank Weerobbie
Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is the only place in town I will take Atlantic Canadians because even they will be impressed with the quality of the fish.

Thank R4564LBmargaretl
Perth, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

our family ate on the patio here in the summer after our pen tour visit. It was an average restaurant visit, the food was okay, nothing to rave about or make you want to go back for

Thank Squidge33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 11
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 King St E, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-542-0222
Situated in the heart of Downtown Kingston, The Pilot House is the ideal place to meet friends, share a pint and enjoy the best fish & chips in town. Our friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere are sure to make you feel right at home. Choose from a wide selection of fresh fish, coated in our Signature recipe batter, and then served upon a heaping portion of hand cut chips. It's no wonder that people return to Kingston again and again to enjoy the most authentic English Fish & Chips this side of the Atlantic. We also offer a wide selection of draught beer on tap. During the summer months, why not relax with friends on our patio. A short stroll from Confederation Basin and Market Square, makes The Pilot House the perfect place to take a break while enjoying all that Downtown Kingston has to offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?