Port City Chop House

4.3
106 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

Port City Chop House in Wilmington is conveniently located close to Wrightsville Beach, making it a favorable spot for people looking to enjoy a leisurely meal. It is a great place to enjoy a business lunch or dinner with family. It also makes a nice casual meeting spot for friends who want to unwind over appetizers and drinks. When the weather is nice, guests can also enjoy dining on the patio where an outdoor fire place provides a relaxing ambiance. Dedication towards time and quality has helped to make Port City Chop House a popular restaurant in the area.

Drop into Port City Chop House after a day at the beach and fill up on a variety of seafood, chops and steak dishes. Diners can also choose a drink from the restaurant's extensive collection of wines. The management here strives to make dining an exceptional experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 106 people are saying
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4.7
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening with friends. Service was great!

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FrancineK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. This is our favorite restaurant.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been here before and the service and food was excellent. Eric our server was top notch, ask for him.

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BettyHills
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Had to send my lobster back for more cooking. Brought my filet home to cook more. Was way too rare. Had to tell waitress it was a special occasion. I guess they were not informed by my open table reservation that we had a birthday at the table.

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SamJ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite of all the Chop House's I've visited. Wonderful friendly staff.

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vipScottD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were very unimpressed by this dining experience. My tuna so full of membrane thatI could not cut it with a steak knife. Zero flavor. Three out of four meals were simply not good. So many great choices for dinner in the Wrightsville Beach area that I will not be going back. Unfortunate as well since it is so close to our home.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

From the time we walked in till the time we left, nothing but friendly smiling professional staff. Food and service was excellent.

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NCILM
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious and cooked properly. Our server, Will, was kind and attentive. It was a nice meal all around.

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SMiller
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Celebrating our son’s 50th BD. I ordered lamb chops - the others ordered steak. The steaks were very good. Unfortunately my chops were extremely fatty and strings of cartilage. I cut around the first chop but the second one was so tough and uneatable. I told the waiter that I was not happy with my meal. I’m assuming he told his manager- after clearing h dinner plates- he came back with a piece of lime pie for the table. Not the compensation I would have expected from this Restaurant. Especially paying $48.00.

This was our first time at the Chop House, we heard so much good about the restaurant. Unfortunately it was not my experience.

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wendyh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there it was great food place and waiter were on time

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vipDavidG
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in Ilm, and the best steaks. We also enjoyed the lack of annoying, loud music so that we could actually converse.

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Katie
Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary with 2 friends. Large booth was comfortable. Service was excellent. I am not a steak eater but the all bragged how delicious it was as well as me about my lobster tail . I strongly suggest the loaded potato!! Great place, will be back !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Our two crab cake orders and one Salmon order were very good. Our one $45 ribeye steak was very poor! The steak was no more than one half inch thick and overcooked as well as anemic in appearance. It was certainly not what one would expect from a premier steakhouse! We have had a similar experience the last two visits. More emphasis on your steaks please!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating here and my husband's first. Everything was amazing. We we're full before our meal came off of the complimentary bread and butter as well as our lump crab dip which we ordered as the appetizer. Our waitress was amazing as well. She ensured that we we're happy and kept our drinks full.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the tenderloin tips as an appetizer! They're fantastic

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JimH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great spot for dinner. Large portions. Great steaks. Nick, our server, was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. Steaks were cooked perfectly and lobster tail add-on was delicious.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10! My waitress was amazing! Food was outstanding.

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TomM
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chopped salad is outstanding. So was service by Andrew. Salmon was dry and overdone.

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Cbl73
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

After making a reservation to celebrate 48th wedding anniversary, well in advance, being greeted with “now where will I seat you” wasn’t a great start. Server, Will, was an excellent server. He is basically responsible for our positive feedback. Atmosphere was noisy. Some edges of bruschetta for appetizer were burnt . Glad we had a gift card to help pay for our meal. Not in a hurry to return.

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vipElandKev
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner with friends. We all had a wonderful meal and great service by Pam.

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LizC
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a 7:30pm reservation on Open Table, but realized we needed to change it to 8:15pm. I called the restaurant and it was changed with no problem. We came at our booked time, were greeted and promptly seated at a nice booth. Four of us enjoyed appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything was delicious, cooked just right and served by friendly staff. Thank you for another memorable meal.

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JanetM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service all was excellent.

Really enjoyed this dining experience.

MK
vipMichaelK
Wilmington
123 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Like all places because of Covid, wait staff seems to be fewer so service a little slow, but basically the food is like always, pretty good…..

TJ
vipTJCJ
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service as always. Best bar for drinks / pre-dinner drinks.

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vipGMoney
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was just okay for the price. I had tuna supposedly cooked rare, but more like medium. It was basically tasteless. The Caesar salad was very good, and the dessert was middle.of the road. Went there with another couple for a birthday celebration, but the place was nothing special. The service was very good though, which likely swayed me from 2 to 3 stars overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

What I can say about this visit it had marginally adequate quality at a premium price. I’ll look else where for fine dining next time.

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Bluestar
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Ate early so it really was very quiet. Waitress provided excellent service.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I both had Filet Mignon, cooked to perfection, I may never go to Ruth Chris again. Kevin was our server and did a great job, he made the experience all the more enjoyable

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LisaJ
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated special right from the time we walked in until we left. Eric was our waiter and he anticipated our needs, made great suggestions.

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JerryVS
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends. Food was great as well as the service. Highly recommend.

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vipPeteP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipmunsey
Wilmington
60 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered the rib eye, I never mind paying for something if it is worth it. The ribe eye was highly disappointing. At $45 completely overpriced based on its quality. Does not match up to True Blue Steak House. It may have been just a bad evening being a Saturday and busy. I will give a second chance at a later date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday with old friends, this was the perfect place!

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John
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall the food was just ok. Calamari was very very chewy which set the ton for an underwhelming meal. Best part was the skillet cookie for dessert. Our server on the other hand was great which helped.

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PhilipG
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent yellowfin tuna cooked to perfection. Staff were all friendly and professional. A wonderful experience.,

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MikeG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite steak houses. Tonight we had great service, great stakes and a perfectly timed meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dinner with daughter and fiancé, and placed in one of the noisiest and congested sections of the restaurant. Hostess was less than accommodating.

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KathyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place, with great food. They were out of some items on the menu, but there was still plenty to chose from.

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jbcabrio
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I used to always come here on special occasions, but had problems in the way in which the meat was cooked before and now. When you order a 45 dollar steak rare, you should receive it the way it was requested. We didn’t send it back because everyone was digging into their meals and it would have been uncomfortable for my husband to wait for his food.

FAQs

Port City Chop House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 256-4955.

Port City Chop House is rated 4.3 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.