Port Land Grille

4.7
1507 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: If you are fully vaccinated, it is okay not to wear a mask. If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you do wear a mask. Thank 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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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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1507 people are saying
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and professional staff. Excellent service and menu options.

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vipHeidiC
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I'm not sure if they were understaffed but the service was less than par. It took 15 min to be seated for our reservation and then after being sat, no server came to our table. I had to ask someone to please come. The food was really good and the property is lovely. However, the day after, our credit card was over charged by $70 and we had to call and have this fixed. Not sure I would eat here again.

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KellieW
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing seafood dishes, service and outdoor seating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a short school visit with my daughter from Texas. Service, food, and cocktails were very, very good. Began with the crab cake appetizer, Chilean Sea Bass for an entree, coconut cake for dessert, and Queen Anne’sLace for cocktails. All were fantastic. Had a 700 reservation on the patio, because inside tables were unavailable. Was a bit concerned about the heat, but there was a nice breeze and it was an extremely pleasant evening. The only complaint I had was the flies. Constantly having to swat them away made it hard to completely relax and enjoy the meal and conversation. Surely there is something they can do to help with this. At any rate, we will absolutely have dinner here again in the event we revisit the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father's Day. It was yummy and service is on point. Thanks for a great evening experience!

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SusanL
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal, great service

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Knotty
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fabulous. Service was very slow at first but got better.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall a positive experience. However some flaws. It took us 30-40 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation on a Wednesday evening. Took another 10-15 minutes to be seen or offered water. The restaurant did not seem that busy so it was a bit supervising. Not sure if they were just understaffed or not moving at a pace we are used to. The food was very good, that was a plus. The hostess did apologize for the wait and the time it took to be served. Not totally sure we would come back again but it was worth a shot. We were impressed by the main courses.

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MichaelO
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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Jimbo242
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome except for the price of a can of Budlight. $6.00 dollars a can is outrageous. Will probably never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to return. The foie gras was exceptional!

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vipElaineW
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best fish I’ve ever eaten. The preparation is so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff professional, food and beverages exquisite

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CherylN
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening at Port Land Grille. One of the best dinners out we've had in a very long time. Thank you!

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TomQ
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s our favorite restaurant near home. Always a fine experience. The eclectic menu plus great service has us coming back.

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GordonF
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Always a favorite for our family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took our daughter and son in law to Portland Grille to celebrate their marriage the day before. It was a lovely evening! Clyde was our waiter and he was amazing. We had a wonderful evening!

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Ash212
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food! especially considering our large group!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience dining at the Portland Grille. Ask for Bob - outstanding waiter.

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bugjuice
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Apparently because of shortage of kitchen help the service was REALLY slow. The starters came in a timely fashion, but after that it was extremely slow. Twenty plus minutes to get one piece of cake? We were ready to just leave without it. Not the fault of the servers, they were very busy and stopped by often to tell us "it was coming".
They were doing a great business outside but inside was quiet and not crowded. Very busy for what I tought a Wednesday night would be. The food was great, but the options very limited. We had perused the online menu prior and of course what we had intended to order was NOT on the menu for the evening.

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vipLauzon
Charlotte
50 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent when it was served. The timing was terrible with us arriving at 7:00. Appetizer at 7:30 salad at 8:10 and entree at 9:15 with us leaving at 9:40. There was an apology that kitchen was backed up but no offer of a glass of wine or anything.

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vipMichaelM
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service great, but very long wait between courses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing- from the food to the service to the beautiful outdoor patio. Could not have asked for a better experience!

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JeanineH
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to date night place! The food is always outstanding and the service is amazing. Saturday night did not disappoint...started w/cocktails and enjoyed a nice glass of wine with our meals. The NY strip was huge, I took half of my meal home and my husband raved about the halibut, no leftover there. With the restrictions eased we were able to enjoy our spot at the bar. We'll be back next month for our next date night.

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vipMelissa
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought out of town guests here for dinner. Everything from cocktails through dessert was outstanding. 2 days later they are still raving about it

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JulieKelley
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dining experience at Port Land Grille. We sat outside under the market lights. The restaurant next to them had live music, which was perfect for us too. The menu had so many unique delicious choices we started with 2 appetizers! Lump crab & Tuna tartare. Then slit the fried oyster salad and Chilean Sea Bass. Everything was absolutely delicious!! Thank you Emily for taking such good care of us. We will recommend it to anyone we know who is going to Wilmington Beach.
Julie & Stefan

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LeeAnn
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a fun girls night. Love the wine selections and food never disappoints.

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JoeS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calvin was wonderful! They need more bread pudding but I’ll let this one time slide:)

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service....will be back as it was our 1st visit

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bob was exceptional!! we will ask for him again. It was overall amazing

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Sparkle
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Came with friends to try something new. Our experience over all was mediocre. The menu is extensive and that may be their problem. One had to send her food back because it wasn’t hot. I ordered the duck breast which was hard to cut and harder to chew. I did like the risotto which had coconut and nuts. The person with the Scotchish Salmon said it had no flavor. Only the person with the steak was pleased with his order. Food was quite pricey to be so mediocre. They were out of our preferred bottle of wine. We probably wouldn’t choose to go back.

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smith
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Had a lovely seat outdoors near fire. With no exceptions, our waiter was excellent! We have eaten at PG many times and never had bad food. It was another lovely evening. Thank you

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teed
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday. Everything excellent.

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JeffW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughters graduation from college with this wonderful dinner. The staff were so attentive and gave excellent suggestions. The cocktails were very delicious! We had a enjoyable non rushed meal. Highly recommend this restaurant for a celebration or just for an evening out.

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vipfrequentdine
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, the outside eating area for Port Land Grille is magical feeling. There are a number of other restaurants in this compound of businesses and do to this it feels like a series of outside cafes.

We have eaten there before, and as always the food and the service were exemplary.

We had steaks, and they were really really good.

I can't refer this place enough....go there....if you can, sit outside, though sitting inside is lovely as well.

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vipVickiM
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, service, and ambiance

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vipSydneyA
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, eating outside with some friends! Food, service, and atmosphere were great!

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JackieB
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great very friendly and attentive staff. The food was amazing and portions were huge. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Will definitely go back.

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SalvatoreC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have eaten at some of the BEST restaurants in Manhattan and the meal I had here was Absolutely Fantastic!!!! Diver scallops over blue claw crab risotto, my mouth is literally watering just thinking about this meal. My app was also fantastic oysters on the half shell super fresh and tasty and the shrimp were on point. I can’t wait to go again. Great job chef! If I had one complaint just wish the food came out quicker, but you can’t rush perfection!

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Port Land Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 1507 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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