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The Pilot House of Kingston

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Downtown Kingston
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Seafood
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Port Stanley, Canada
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Kingston visiting. I read many Trip Advisor reviews saying this was the best fish in Kingston. Decision made! Not so fast. I had cod, he had halibut. Less than ten minutes after ordering two slabs of fish that were obviously frozen ... I mean like frozen fish you buy at the grocery store...appeared. Both fish and coating pre-frozen. It... More 

1 Thank Archangelsgirl
Hamilton, New Zealand
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pilot House looks an attractive place from the outside and the inside is even better. Nice decor and layout on English pub style. Not an overly large place, but it didn't feel crowded at all. Good range of drinks and reasonably priced. Blackboard menu provided a good range of meal options as well. Settled for battered fish and chips... More 

Thank Gazza-16567
Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my parents for lunch. We all enjoyed the fish and chips, good sized portions. They loved the English pub atmosphere.

Thank Connie G
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great comfort food and laid back atmosphere! Our waiter/bartender was very personable and provided great service. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank lglo
Kingston, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I work close by and love popping over for their fish and chips - amazing. Excellent poutine. Friendly service.

Thank Aili07
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

First visit had steak and mushroom pie. Excellent crust filling was delicious. Next visit had the halibut for the halibut! It was everything I hoped. Breading was light fish was moist and flaky. Nice atmosphere. Will go again before I leave!

Thank Glen Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best place for fish and chips or pub grub. Also great selection of beers. Friendly service. Highly recommended.

Thank David N
Sarnia, Canada
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

small pub with outdoor patio at the west-end of downtown. Excellent fish & chips & steak pie with a large beer selection served up by Mathew in a friendly local style--also reasonable prices. Glad we found it!

Thank Wayne H
Kingston, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fish and chips are awesome, with about 5 varieties of fish, but the meat loaf was also really great.

Thank Patricia108
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Went here with another couple, we were hungry. But we were disappointed with portion sizes. Plates are small making it look like you get a lot, but in reality you don't. Add to that and the size of the fish you get, well let me just say , I've seen bigger minoes . Was really disappointed .

1 Thank James P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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