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The Pilot House of Kingston

265 King St E, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3B1, Canada
+1 613-542-0222
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (31 reviews)
“fries” (23 reviews)
“scotch egg” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
265 King St E, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3B1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We make this a regular stop every time we come down from Ottawa! Ron Easteal has done a great job with his excellent food quality and Micro-brewed beers and ales( Lagers) We had Fish N Chips with a small salad and was to die for!...More

Thank Adrian Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on thanksgiving Monday with a gf to have lunch heard good things from many locals wanted to try it for myself. Cute little place in downtown Kingston small but homey. Our server was great she suggested drinks and was so on top of...More

Thank Petrina D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for fish and chips and plenty of beers on tap to choose from. Lots of different fish available so should cater for Maoist tastes. The large portion is quite big and may be too much for some. There is a full menu, but...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming here off and on for decades, always love a pint and fish and chips. Fish and chips still good, but they discontinued my favorite pint, didnt have a decent red for milady, and then there credit/debit machine broke requiring me to leave the...More

Thank BJ V
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We stopped at the Pilot House after touring the Kingston Penitentiary this past Saturday. My buddy and I had the Haddock and Chips which was suggested by the bartender, who came over to greet us. He was a great guy and even though it was...More

Thank fish14_tdf
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My wife and I visited on Sunday of Labour Day weekend. It was pouring out so we stopped in with the idea of enjoying a drink and snack while riding out the rain. We entered the smallish and somewhat dingy room and, after standing by...More

2  Thank NorthVanDMo
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We loved the fish and chips at The Pilot House. My wife and I had the halibut, which was tender and juicy. The in-house cut fries were delicious. My teenage son enjoyed the seafood platter of shrimp, calamari, fish + chicken fingers. Best of all,...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

After my last Pilot House experience I vowed to never go back, but friends chose it as our weekly dinner out so.... once again, an AWFUL dining experience. Our server was not only rude but actually hostile!? When I asked about the beers on tap...More

3  Thank LBtravelandfood
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Returned to the Pilot House again after a two-year absence. At that time I rated it very good but something has happened since then. Perhaps they are getting complacent because of their past success.We had the halibut which was OK with a side of cole...More

2  Thank roystoys
Reviewed 24 August 2017

My husband and I had read great reviews about the Fish and Chips....well, we were disappointed by what we were served. The fish was frozen and the chips were hard.... We do not understand how they get such rave reviews, the meals were mediocre at...More

2  Thank katrinrogers
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Questions & Answers
15 February 2017|
Response from Tyler P | Property representative |
Unfortunately, no. We specialize in fish & chips as well as homemade British-style pub fare.
Precious B
28 April 2016|
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Response from Tyler P | Property representative |
The Fish Butty at The Pilot House is a 2oz piece of cod on a kaiser with lettuce, tomato & homemade tartar sauce.
Rose F
30 August 2015|
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Response from Ioene D | Reviewed this property |
Port a crib will get you a better night sleep. Bring your own!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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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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