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Port City Club, Cornelius, NC

Port City Club

3.9
3.9
346 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Port City Club by David Burke is a uniquely designed 13,500 sq. ft. waterfront restaurant located on beautiful Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake, known as the "Inland Sea" . It is the largest inner port in the Carolina's and boasts 520 miles of shoreline. Each of the rooms has a view of the Lake and was designed to be bright, cheerful, and reflect a casual yet classy atmosphere.

**Please note, OUTDOOR SEATING is currently first come, first served. We cannot guarantee availability. **



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 765-1565
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charlotte

    Great for scenic views

  • Charlotte

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charlotte

    Great for scenic views

346 Reviews
  1. WarEagle

    Charlotte

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Edgar to try the restaurant again since the new management took over. We sat down around 6:30 and ordered entrees right after the drinks were brought to the table. Our primary complaint was the uninspired menu. It felt expensive for what got. The server was attentive and friendly. The biggest surprise was an almost empty bar on a Saturday evening. I mean nobody was there, which seemed strange.

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  2. JohnO

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    What a disappointment to my husband and myself! Will never return! So sad! I made reservations on Thursday. They put us out on the deck in February. Cold, they setting up tables and slid the chairs across the decking. It was so loud and annoying! We drank our drink paid and left! It set a really bad tone to our evening! Also the menu is very limited!

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  3. AnthonyC

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 20 mins before anyone even came to our table. Super slow service.

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  4. Patty

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was wonderful and made sure our drinks were always full. She checked on us several times to make sure we were happy with our food choices.

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  5. Kathy

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was really good. Service was great. The restaurant itself needs some TLC and a fresh coat of paint inside and out.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu and food was much better before. With so many better restaurants in the area, I don’t see myself planning another dinner here. I must not be the only one who thinks this because the place was dead for a Saturday evening compared to what is used to be. Disappointing.

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  7. Parker

    Charleston

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, large dining area, good food and service. Nothing exceptional, but everything was very good. At 7PM a guy with a guitar set up and played and sung a combination of soulful, bluesy rock tunes. We all enjoyed that too. Tha lamb chops were a little overcooked and the short ribs were excellent. Chocolate moose cake and bacon appetizers were table hits.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was slow, it wasn't busy Never asked if we wanted another drink Slow to take our drink order, slow to take our food order. Wait a very long time for the bill, didn't remove our plates

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  9. Alexk

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good but portions were small. Very pricey.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I asked the manager why we got charge for party of 6 when it was just me and my boyfriend who ate there and we got that automatic gratuity, I didn’t really care because it’s lesser than what I was going to give my server but that is not ethical. Just because we look young and dumb, I dont think servers need to take advantage of that. If it’s valentines day and they just did that automatic gratuity, they could have mentioned that prior ordering or prior taking our orders. I asked the other serve and he said it shouldn’t have happened. I dont know but I dont think Im going back here even though the food is amazing and the location is good. Thank you for the wonderful night but I dont think my friends and I can support unethical service like this.

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  11. Eater

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very overpriced for the experience. Dinner for two on Valentine’s Day was $175, food was mediocre at best. May be good for a drink while gassing up the boat.

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  12. JudyT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out for the evening with friends and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food and drinks were good. Anya (sp) was our server and was very attentive and friendly. I dine at Port City Club at least once a month and have seen big changes since the new ownership. Menu is very limited, and prices have increased. I would love a bigger selection on the menu. Judy T. Cornelius

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  13. DanN

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was very friendly and helpful, although service was slow (probably not her fault as the place was busy). The food was decent, but not great. There was a live musician who was much too loud.

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  14. RheannonR

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was marginal, kids running around screaming, and I’m not sure if she is a manager but the woman that seemed in “charge” was rude to other staff members. Service is as very slow-sat there almost 10 minutes before anyone even came over. $275 bill for a very underwhelming experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Reserved for large party 17 and table had to be split which would not have been an issue if it was stated when made the reservation. They only had one person to serve a part of 17 and ran out of item on the menu. I suggest going but not for a large party.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really nice! We enjoyed our food and the live music and view was perfect!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Please please read this before going. Extremely limited menu and way overpriced. We went at 1:15 PM on a Saturday and all they offered was a brunch menu with maybe 15 items. Not one person in my family of 6 enjoyed their food. Example: the dip trio ($18)… the guac was brown & dark green, the pimento cheese was dry, and the pico was likely from a jar. The flatbreads were floppy and tasted like they were made by a cooking class. My 7 year old nephews scoop of ice cream was $8. The best thing was the side of French fries that came with my brother’s burger. The view is decent, but the food is a disgrace. We left starving and agreed fast food would have been better.

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  18. GinnyF

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was there for a birthday dinner. Anna our waitress was Fantastic.

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  19. RobertG

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, service stellar, prices reasonable, everything cooked perfectly. We will be back

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  20. LKNgirl

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was not that great, especially for the price. $19 cheeseburger was burnt and the chicken I received for my salad was an incredibly small portion. The restaurant and location is beautiful, but the quality of food could definitely improve.

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  21. LWALT

    Charlotte

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great water view table. Delicious salads and entrees. Maple bacon appetizer was great! Service was good. We will be back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was decent but unfortunately our waitress was not very friendly and we felt very rushed when asked questions. We drove 1 hour to this spot because it came recommended but we left disappointed. It was my wife’s birthday and the level of service we received was underwhelming and she did not enjoy her time. Will not recommend to others.

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  23. BobN

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter had too many tables. Food choices sound gourmet but food is terrible. Prices very high but drinks were reasonable. Next time, drinks only.

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  24. KathyB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Andrew, was very skilled and professional. He met our every request with grace and.efficiency. The food was excellent. Our party agreed that it was one of our best experiences at Port city.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was subpar for the price. Service and ambiance was good. They have an opportunity to upgrade the overall experience.

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  26. Parker

    Charleston

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool place the water. Very spacious restaurant, service was good, food was good, pricing was premium and they were out of salmon. Drinks and deserts were excellent. Short ribs were well prepared and a generous portion. It is the nicest restaurant on Lake Norman that have been too.

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  27. AmyW

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food wasn’t good, was disappointed because it use to have great food

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  28. Randy

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and wonderful food! Recommend saving room for dessert too!

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  29. KathyB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spicy pork ragu is very good. The view of the lake is beautiful. The server was attentive to our questions and knew the menu well. I did not give 5 stars because the table was not properly cleaned and was sticky. The music was overly loud and difficult to communicate with others at our table.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Queen’s Feast. The menu was nice. My friends started with the apple salad which they said was delicious. My goat whipped cheese Cheese was very good but it was served with white toast. The pork ragu and salmon was very good. My husbands burger was good but nothing special. Dessert was fair. The food has improved recently but the place really needs a refresh and staff could use some training.

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  31. Cheryl20089

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for queens Feast. The selection was fantastic and service #1!! We appreciate the great experience! We will be back.

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  32. MargaretS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very disappointed in the lobster roll. Not like we had it before. Very dry and no taste. We had invited friends just to have them. Very disappointed!

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  33. JenniferG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but they were out of all different kinds of steaks and fish items by 8pm. Whatever did order was excellent, just surprised the menu got very limited so early on a Saturday night.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and staff were great! The Sunday brunch atmosphere was just what we were looking for… and the view was awesome. 😊

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  35. CliffordM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant, food was very good and service wad excellent

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  36. PattiM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow is all I can say. We went for brunch and it was Fantastic!! The views, service and food was all incredible. We cannot wait to go back in the nice weather and sit outside. Highly recommend!!

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  37. Derrick

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food has took a nose dive compared to previous dining experiences.

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  38. sometimesimpressed

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to Port City Club which is located within a mile of our residence. Our expectations were high after we looked over the menu on-line and saw the wide variety of foods available. But to our dismay the entire experienec was a disaster. We began with a beet salad which was delicious and plentiful. I ordered braised short ribs over polenta. That meal came after it incorrectly sat on an adjacent tbale, but it had not been touched by anyone at that table since they knew they had not ordered that meal. After about 5 minutes, it was brought to me and looked delicious. But the sauce over the meat was ICE cold. The polenta was also cold so I sent the meal back. My wife had ordered shrimp and grits which had been brought while my meal was being reheated. Her grits were also cold and lumpy, so she ate a few of the shrimps. The manager came and took my plate, and did not ask my wife about her meal, so she picked over her meal until my meal was returned...again with cold plenta and a fatty mess of pork. I immediately spoke to the manager and the server. We decided not to eat anything else and seek a meal at another establishment and offered to pay for our salad and cocktails. The server was very apologetic. We paid and left. The manager never came back to the table... Needless to say it was not a pleasant experience and we feel that the manager's actions totaly indicated a lack of concern.

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  39. kazw

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizers were served promptly. Dinner took way too long and when it finally arrived everyone’s main dish was burnt on the outside. We’re not told there was a problem in the kitchen until we asked why it was taking so long to be served.

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  40. reid

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun field experience with great views of the lake. The food was phenomenal and came out in timely manner. 

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FAQs

Port City Club does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Port City Club is rated 3.9 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Port City Club

18665 Harborside Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-8794

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cornelius
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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