Port City Chop House

4.2
138 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 138 people are saying
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SteveH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was our waiter and he was fantastic. It was our anniversary and he made it special. The food was lobster and a filet, it was cooked just like we ordered.
We love sitting in the fireplace room. We love going there.

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RANDY
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Will & Gretchen were very knowledgable and attentive servers.

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vipBrianGGG
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good meal with really good service. Overall, quite enjoyable.
No issues whatsoever.

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Alexwilmington
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Restaurant is well appointed and looks great. Service was spot on. Crab dip was delicious came out hot and creamy. My fish - sea bass was cooked nicely but had no seasoning on it. No sauce not even a sprig of parsley. Husband had rib eye which was chewy and hard to cut. Friend had beef tips - 4 of them and they were very small. Her date had ordered tenderloin and wanted it medium well and it came out rare. Sent it back it was corrected. All dishes came with ok masked potatoes and cool to the touch asparagus. Dessert was fine. Creme brûlée covered with their signature red (strawberry) white (chocolate bits) and blue (berries). Also fine but overwhelmed the dessert. It is a pricy restaurant and I expected more. Had been here before 3 or 4 times and was impressed. This time not so much

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robertr
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Oyster Rockefeller had enough spinach on them to serve a family of 6 as a side item and was not washed well.
The filet was charred on the outside and very rare inside to be cooked Medium and was cold when served.
Complimentary Key Lime Pie for our Anniversary. Great we get it to-go. Get home it a Peanut Buttery Cheesecake Tart type dessert.
Cocktails and Bread were they only things we enjoyed at our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Had a 7:15 reservation. Kitchen overwhelmed. We did not get our main course until 9:00pm. Waiter was very apologetic and communication was very good. Manager came bye and offered us a drink to apologize. Then he proceeded to charge us for drinks. I will never go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst food and experience I’ve ever had at Chop
House and we go a lot. So upsetting to me that the quality of food could be this bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hostess seated us near a family with 4 small noisy children. And, my tall husband’s chair was in the middle of a high traffic area. I would suggest the hostess better evaluate what a middle-aged couple might prefer for a restaurant of this calibre and how uncomfortable it is for a tall person to put up with traffic around their seat.

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vipZack
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was pretty good. Service was not very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall good experience. Decor needs updating and a little attention to detail could really enhance the guest experience.

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vipAnutieAnn
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always good but it is even more expensive than before. I am sure it is due to Covid price increases on everything.

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vipKate
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Port City Chop House on New Year's Eve. The place was very busy, but we had the best waiter, Nick. He really seemed to love his job. Very enthusiastic!
We enjoyed oysters Rockefeller and pork chops. All were delish!
Will definitely return.

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NCjim
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner...thank you.

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RichardF
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 great meals, excellent friendly service. will dine again.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Service was it an issue but we were served a crab cake that resembled a hockey puck burned to a crisp on one side than plated to camouflage and severely undercooked steak. If you want a great steak go to Ruth’s Chris. Would not recommend this restaurant

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LEWISW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Worst experience in 15 years of eating at this site. Made early reservation, as frequent guest. Arrived 5 pm…seated in bar..order confused..we have been here many times…unlikely tonreturn

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NicholasS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Always a treat to eat at the Chop House.

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RonR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our FAVORITE restaurant for special occasions! Never disappoints. Excellent!

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and definitely not our last. The food and the service were second to none.

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CindyH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For a Thursday night there was no parking we had to park behind the restaurant in the hotel parking. It seemed the kitchen was backed up as our courses lagged in between however the food was still awesome

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Anonymous
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing dinner and amazing service. We were disappointed to be seated in the bar since we had a reservation for almost a week. It was fine this time but I’d be hesitant to rebook for a special occasion for this reason.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our dining experience ranked high in every regard. Port City Chop House remains a favorite!

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ckelley
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was our first time at this restaurant. Our server was nice. Although we enjoyed the meal, we felt the food was very average for the price we paid. It was also very loud where we were seated since there was a large party (16 people) were also seated in the same room with us.

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GregoryB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, delicious meal from the new menu. The best, most unique house salad I have ever tasted. My filet was cooked to perfection. Our server, Kevin is in a class by himself. Perfect service, immediately at hand if you needed anything. He knows exactly what to do and when to do it. A most wonderful evening at a first-class restaurant.

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RayK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very nice decor. Quiet. Service was a little slow. Bruschetta toast was somewhat burnt, not enough basil. Food is good but overpriced.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a tough time deciding what to choose from the menu. Everything looked delicious. Our choices were extraordinary! A special night out - we’ll be back again soon.

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Kimmie
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a birthday celebration and were able to be put in the back room which was less noisy. The service was excellent and the food was good and reasonably priced! Will definitely go back.

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EugenieP
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and food was amazing and they made a lovely birthday dessert surprise. Always an enjoyable experience!!!

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JACQUEH
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Waiter was super nice too. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of my favorite places. The Cowboy Ribeye was disappointing this time around. Kitchen did all it could to destroy otherwise awesome service. But Ill still go back.

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HLMC
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All fine - except booth seating! Springs are sprung and are most uncomfortable - everyone complains.

Time to retrofit seating - not just wallpaper!

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vipAlisonF
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very disappointing food. We have been going there for years and loved it. Menu changed and quality of food has become very poor.

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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.

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 4.2 stars by 138 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.