Port City Chop House

4.7
79 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 79 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BillS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
56 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
1 review
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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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
6 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.

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vipStephenS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Conveniently located, great food and great service.

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vipHappyHunger
Atlanta
236 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service from Pam. Food always very good here. Casual, but intimate dining.

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RobertE
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice setting and quiet enough to have conversation with my companion. Service was first rate and we were permitted the luxury of not being rushed.

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vipHappyHunger
Atlanta
236 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. Great service from Stacey. Delicious food.

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Margaretb
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We each had the flat iron steak and it was cooked perfectly. Drinks were perfect, as in not watered down.

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

always excellent food the blue crab bisque is great

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ATAMT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly, server experienced, knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. Appetizers, salads, main course were served at appropriate time. Food was outstanding and dessert was excellent.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was excellent, the food was great, and they made my fiancee's birthday special.

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vipHappyHunger
Atlanta
236 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great experience here ! Excellent service from Kevin. Food is always top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 31st Anniversary and Kevin, our server, was phenomenal! The food and drinks were exceptional! Would highly recommend Port City Chop House and we’ll definitely return!!

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TonyT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 4 entrees served at our table were excellent: rib-eye, ny strip, crab cakes and sea bass. Service was very good.

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AllenP
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent, never a bad meal! Will definitely return.

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GaryZ
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere. Waiter was very experienced, easy going, yet attentive, and made us feel very comfortable. They have a great seafood menu to compliment the beef.

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RussB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day luncheon. Everything was wonderful. My daughter and I had the steak special which was delicious.

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Jonathan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Was seated by the hostess right away. However, the wait was undesirable. My guest and I had soups and salads with an appetizer for a light lunch (The food of course was great). Yet, it took forever to bring the food out. Several people, who arrived when we did, received their entrees (pasta and steaks) before us. I had a great experience years ago but this was disappointing. Especially since it was a mother's day lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was wonderful.

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BransonM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was good, but not great. it is more of a casual restaurant than what i was expecting for the price.

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Mommyof2
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

My son and I got chicken marsala and it was not edible. It tasted as if someone had dumped an entire shaker of salt in it. My husband got salmon and while it was a huge portion, he said it just didn’t have any flavor. He only ate half. Our other guest got a steak and said it was good, but not great. We were celebrating two birthdays, so it kind of stunk that the food wasn’t great. The tables are also very close and during Covid that doesn’t feel safe.

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vipPdid
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall very good place if you want to spend a little more money to get the quality here.

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Taxprofs
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us were in the mood for a "Guys Night Out" partially because my wife was away visiting her grandkids. We chose the Port City Chop House since we were looking for a good steak dinner. We ended up getting a GREAT steak dinner. The steaks that we each had (mine as a 10 oz. filet, another had the NY Strip) were by far the most delicious ones we have had in a very long time. The seasoning and preparation of the steaks as well as the expert cooking provided us with a meal that we will be dreaming of for quite a while.
We were also impressed that the cost of these great steaks was reasonable given the quality of the food, the service and the ambiance. We will definitely be back sooner rather than later.

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MartiG
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't do online reviews - but would recommend Port City Chop House to anyone who asks.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed ourselves. The food and ambience was top! And our server Nick was Amazing! 😃

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vipSydneyA
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though it was crowded, we had a wonderful experience! Noise level was just right and not too loud. Food and service were perfect!

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TomM
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was perfectly done. The flat iron steak was perfectly done (med-rare) and was as tender as some filet mignon I have had. Prices were excellent and service outstanding. Will definitely be returning often. Will be glad when they reopen for lunch!

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vipHappyHunger
Atlanta
236 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top rated for a reason. Kevin provides excellent, professional service. Hostess desk is very friendly and other service providers are a compliment. Food is perfectly prepared and delicious

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JoeH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food!!!! Best steak house in town by far!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was an awesome waiter. Very good attention to every course.

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 4.7 stars by 79 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.