Port Land Grille

4.8
1588 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Port Land Grille has progressive American regional cuisine masterfully executed by chef owner Shawn Wellersdick and his team in a casually elegant coastal setting since November 2000. We have both indoor and outdoor dining and private rooms are available. Thank you for dining with us!

COVID-19 updates: As of Friday 8/20/21 masks are required to be worn indoors at all times until you are seated and/ or actively eating and drinking. Thank you in advance for your compliance !

We have suspended the ability to bring in outside food or beverage (ex. cakes or wine) while we continue to recover from the devastating affects of COVID-19. Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1588 people are saying
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KarenC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Professional, friendly and knowledgeable waiter! Excellence speed of service and wonderful chef.

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NickS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portland Grille amazing as always!

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DoeDeeR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyable. Fantastic food and supper waiter provided wonderful service

JC
vipJenC
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calvin was a great waiter and very knowledgeable regarding the menu…. Food is amazing. Outdoor seating makes for a beautiful setting. One of our favorites!!!!

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vipKSP1
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal since moving to the area a few months ago. Great menu and everyone enjoyed everything they ordered. And service was also delightful. We will be back!

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bobr
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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murph
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

service and ambiance spectacular. Food very well prepared and served. Might want to cut back on the salt in the apple cobbler.

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vipElandKev
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in a couple of years as we finally moved down here full time last October. Read some recent reviews and was a little concerned but, our dinner was fabulous on all levels. My husband and I shared the "Red Neck" egg rolls and their wedge salad, they were delicious. I had the blackened snapper and Kevin had the chicken, we both loved the selections that we picked with our entrees. Our server Joe was very nice and did a great job. We will not be waiting long until we return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing. The wagyu Beef Meatball appetizer and Tempura Green Bean Appetizers were on point and delicious. For our main courses, we ordered the Bison Ribeye and Halibut. The Bison was dry and chewy, though the flavor was excellent (it was a texture issue). The Halibut was a tail portion and was extremely (visibly) over cooked. Our waiter was kind enough to have the chef prepare another piece, which was cooked perfectly. While waiting for the second piece of Halibut, the hostess came back to our table and commented that I was unsatisfied with the preparation of the Halibut. She commented, “That’s just how it is.”, which we found to be incredibly rude and off-putting, as I am quite familiar with how Halibut should taste and be prepared. Completely unnecessary commentary and we wondered why she came back to our table to (basically) tell us that we didn’t know what we were talking about in the first place, as our waiter was taking care of the situation. Dessert was the cheesecake, which was wonderful. Overall, the menu is simply too large to do each dish at the level of quality they are attempting to achieve. Not worth the prices. We had high hopes, but will not be returning.

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vipDouglasC
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Busy night. However, service was unacceptably slow. Waiter had tables all over the restaurant. You could wait 20+ minutes

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vipSandyc
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and service is friendly and good. One of our favorites!

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Camille
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All a great time and experience at Port Land Grille. We go there for all of our special occasions and are never let disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. But they quit serving bread

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Delicious
Wilmington
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night. Birthday dinner. Food was excellent as usual and Calvin was fantastic!! Already looking forward to our next visit!!

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NickS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The outdoor dining space was excellent. Wait staff was courteous, prompt and kind.

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JeanneW
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was excellent. My Husband and I both had filets. They were cooked perfectly and one of the best I have ever had and were worth the price. Neither of us had the sauces put on the steaks as we prefer prime meat without anything detracting from the great flavor of the beef. The sides were also excellent. The tuna appetizer was super along with the warm chocolate tart for dessert. The service was only fair as we rarely saw our waiter who never came to our table while we were eating the main course. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the noise level is low. We have eaten here many times over the past 20 years and they continue to have high standards. My only negative was the service.

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vipBrianGGG
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue outside. Great food.

Entrees were A bit pricy but 90% worth it

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GeorgeW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, nice selection, ample quantities and nice ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portl Land Grill is one of our favorite restaurants in Wilmington…and we have been going here for 20 years. Consistently great food, service and ambiance. Great from appetizers to entrees and desserts. You won’t be disappointed.

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GregH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a fantastic upscale place to eat. Great food and terrific service.
Menu changes for the seasons, so always a new dish to experience.

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CrazyS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Well seasoned Bass but it was overly dry. Apparently it was a thick cut from a 40 lb catch...chef erred on the side of overcooking unfortunately. Meal overall was tasty...for the ambience and price point, I would've expected perfectly prepared Bass. Steak temp was a bit all over the place...medium in 1/4 of the steak, medium well in the remainder...we ordered medium. No, we didn't send the bass or the steak back...we just wouldn't return for anything more than dessert or drinks. Reservation was promptly honored

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MarkA
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience was excellent from start to finish, from the service to the drinks, food and dessert. This will be one of our favorite restaurants!

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BlueDevil
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had NY strip, Halibut, and Salmon for entrees. The preparations were the ravioli and double baked potato. For dessert, we had the Chocolate Chess Pie and the Coconut cake.Everything was very good. The service was outstanding.

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NelleH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great menu with a variety of choices. We had a table outside in the beautiful courtyard. Food was very slow coming out of the kitchen but waiter/manager was terrific updating us and took care of the first round of drinks. Staff shortages are an issue everywhere so I don’t think it’s fair to ding them on a busy Saturday evening. Will definitely go again.

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JenevaP
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is wonderful best place to eat. Looking to book them for my wedding in the future. I love their food so amazing

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Boston
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very tasty. My steak arrived exactly the way I wanted it - which never happens. I was very pleased.

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vipJason
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely dining experience. We sat outdoors, very comfortable, quiet, romantic setting. Excellent service. Large portions. Definitely would revisit.

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RanceM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One, if not THE BEST places to dine in Wilmongton.

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BobW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent.
We had a nice table outdoors. It was a wonderful experience.

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CalvinL
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best steak (and arguably meal) in town, combined with outdoor seating out back (as opposed to facing the street or parking lot). Great wine selection. Right mix of classy and casual. All well worth the cost for an occasional night out.

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vipFrancine
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and nice sized portions. Wonderful service.

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vipFlinchy
Charleston
64 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a date night dinner. It went great, the food, service and everything was perfect. We are never disappointed when selecting this outstanding restaurant.

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vipRobinB
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were actually quite disappointed in our experience. The staff was wonderful and friendly, but the food was very average. We both ordered fish and we chose a preparation that sounded amazing. What we received, and what we thought we ordered, were very different. The fish was well seasoned and nicely cooked but the risotto had no flavor and it was swimming in a strange, overpowering tomato soup-like sauce. We also ordered dessert and were a bit underwhelmed there as well. The creme brûlée was dense and lumpy. The highlight of our meal was the watermelon salad. It was beautiful and delicious. For a fine dining option, overall this won’t be on our go-to list.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent, as always, and plentiful! Drinks were fantastic. Server was attentive and kind. Area was clean. Ambiance on point.

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vipWonderful
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is soooo amazing at this restaurant and tonight did not disappoint.

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JosephR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. Excellent food and presentation. Service was terrific and outside was delightful! Dessert was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was fantastic but service was sub par. While I understand we Fe

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SuzanneL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service accompanied with exquisite cuisine, YUM!

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KellyP
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, food, service and wine!

KP
KennyP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, large portions, what more can you ask for? Wilmington’s best restaurants. Joe was our waiter, he is excellent

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Port Land Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 1588 OpenTable diners.

Port Land Grille does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=2673a5ef.

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.

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