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Port Land Grille

4.8
4.8
1782 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: Masks are no longer required to be worn indoors but they are still recommended if you are not vaccinated. Our staff is fully vaccinated and ready to serve you!

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 256-6056

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms perfect for your next business dinner meeting, rehearsal dinner or private party from 15 - 60 guests. Private dining (including total buyouts) available 7 days with certain food and beverage minimums applicable. Visit our website for menu ideas, pricing and other private dining information.

  • Private party contact

    Anne Steketee: (910) 256-6056

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    Military Cutoff Road

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,782 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Best Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Romantic

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

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  1. T

    Trish

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service 5+. Duck breast difficult to cut and chewy. Disappointed in room temp. Wilted Cesar salad. Small, no crunch, 5 cookie tasting croutons??? $14.00 ?? Terrain excellent. Overall, disappointing and $160.00 bill was way out of line for poor food.
  2. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Port Land Grille has been around forever but truly made itself relevant again. The food and atmosphere are exceptional. High praise to the manager.
  3. JK

    JenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best fine dining experience in Wilmington. The food is incredible and the wait staff is top notch. I can’t wait to go back again!
  4. AM

    AdamM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was phenomenal!
  5. AM

    AMFM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Wilmington - great menu; terrific service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The food was good. They do not accommodate any changes on the menu. You don’t like it….sorry. Everything we asked about seem to be an inconvenience to our server. It took a very long time for our food to arrive. There are too many other nice places for the price. We will not return.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time there in a while, and the food and the service was excellent.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    No bread. Not offered at all. Entree very late. No bread, etc. to hold us over. Nada. One size only of beef tenderloin steak - 10 oz. = $60. Most folks should plan on doggie bag. Steak was ordered medium well, delivered medium rare. Good cut but undercooked. Staff was pleasant but handicapped per above.
  9. TQ

    TomQ

    Wilmington

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service! Eclectic menu! Server was very personable and professional. Never rushed. Always a fine place for a fine evening.
  10. SC

    SalvatoreC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love port land grille. Moved from NY. Have been to the best restaurants in NYC and port land grille is right up there.
  11. C

    Christain

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. Laura did a great job tending to our every request. The food was outstanding. Highly recommended!
  12. JC

    JenniferC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food as always! This is a must for anyone!
  13. PH

    PatriciaH

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal!
  14. L

    Lawrence

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a top tier restaurant... an amazing collection of wines, food is extraordinary... and service is attentive without being obtrusive... Laura our waitress was amazing . this has become my favorite restaurant in Wilmingron.. I will definitely be back....
  15. SJ

    SteveJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the server and staff!! Food was outstanding !!! Will definitely go back!!
  16. H

    Hungry1

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    We had reservations at 9 on NYE. We arrived early to have a drink in the bar. They sat us when we got there at 8 and didn’t get our dinner until after 10. They offered a free desert for the wait, but for the money spent, the desert wasn’t enough for the wait we had.
  17. K

    Katie

    Wilmington

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Years Eve dinner. Food was excellent. Only reservation was at 9, however we were attended to quickly. The room could have been a bit brighter however gave ambience. Staff was friendly and attentive. My MahiMahi was unbelievable and my husbands steak very good. Our friends dinners were also delicious. Of course we will be back ❤️
  18. S

    Steve

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The facility was nice and the service was excellent and professional. My steak was a little tough and the potato was a little over done. The other three people at the table had no complaints and were completely satisfied. We would all come back again.
  19. DC

    DCAT

    New Orleans

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding meal on New Year's eve. This was a very pleasant experience and our server Caitlin was excellent. Our appetisers were the lobster roll and the ahi tuna. Both were beautifully cooked and delicious. My new York strip was cooked perfectly to a nice rare while my wife's crab cake was also perfect. After such a full meal we shared a dessert and the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream was a great ending.
  20. NC

    NCILM

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go with the family to celebrate NYE. Redneck egg rolls were exceptional. Variety of entrees. All were delicious. Five desserts including the espresso martini. Bread pudding, chess pie, chocolate torte and bread pudding….all worth every calorie. Service was exceptional as well. Glad we have PLG in ILM.
  21. d

    dancemom

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Port Land Grille is the best in Wilmington! Top notch service and the food is amazing! We've been going there since they opened many years ago and they are consistently the best!
  22. RE

    RitaE

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Our daughter paid for a bottle of wine for us and we never received it. It was a gift for our anniversary.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special way to spend Christmas Eve. Everything delicious, as always. Laura was so gracious. Steak tartare is always superb. Don’t miss this experience.
  24. PA

    PAULB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner was wonderful, food was as always excellent. Wonderful waiter who was very knowledgeable with both the wine and food. Can'i think of a better was to celebrate the holiday
  25. n

    ncfoodie

    Wilmington

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. 5 star food and service.
  26. A

    Anitar

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal and service!
  27. s

    speakingfrankly

    Wilmington

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual for the past 17 years of celebrating special occasions at the PLG, we had a wonderful meal accompanied by excellent service and very good wine and beverages.
  28. DM

    DonnaM

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious everything: wedge salads, lamb shank, short ribs (omg!) pork chops … all of it was perfection. Will be returning again and again. Thank you PortLand Grill!
  29. TS

    TrevieS

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! Service was perfect
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great & Calvin provided terrific service!
  31. DM

    DennisM

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed on my first visit. The restaurant is on the small side, but elegant; a very welcoming atmosphere. The food was excellent. Emily, the bartender, was awesome - she was friendly and attentive and her recommendations were all excellent. From the drinks to the desert this is one place you have to try if you're in the Wilmington area.
  32. RB

    RussB

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my wife. The food was well prepared and was perfectly cooked. The choice of servings was excellent for the fish we both enjoyed. The service was excellent.
  33. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy dining at Port Land Grille. The food is excellent, the service very professional. Whether you are seated inside or outside, the atmosphere is so relaxing. We will be back to PLG soon.
  34. TW

    TourWithBob

    Wilmington

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything you expect from a fine dining restaurant. Exquisite in all regards. Great service, not rushed but always available. Very professional. Food was out of this world. Very nice wine selection. Enjoyable night celebrating a special occasion. Highly recommend.
  35. F

    Flinchy

    Charleston

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food was excellent. The Dry Aged Kansas City Strip was awesome. Our server Calvin does an amazing job of reading our table and allowing us to dine at our pace.
  36. DE

    DENISEO

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was uncomfortable being that it was so cold almost the entire evening.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a perfect experience. Service is extraordinary and food is always perfect. Great ambience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calvin was absolutely the best. Very attentive and personable
  39. w

    winelover4

    Wilmington

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Portland is back. After a few disappointing meals a couple of years ago we stayed away from Portland Grill after being patrons for years. Sadly, their Chef was ill and passed away. We decide to give it a go again last weekend and are happy to report that Portland is back! Great food, bar and service was always good and still is!
  40. JE

    JohnE

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening : delicious food : very attentive wait person

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Port Land Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 1782 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 8 times today
Google Map for Port Land Grille

1908 Eastwood Road, Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Military Cutoff Road

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (910) 256-6056

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms perfect for your next business dinner meeting, rehearsal dinner or private party from 15 - 60 guests. Private dining (including total buyouts) available 7 days with certain food and beverage minimums applicable. Visit our website for menu ideas, pricing and other private dining information.

  • Private party contact

    Anne Steketee: (910) 256-6056

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