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Port Land Grille

4.7
4.7
1726 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


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

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What 1,726 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Outdoor Dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Special Occasion

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Notable Wine List

  • Wilmington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Wilmington

    Special Occasion

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  1. s

    stmc

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I initially thought that they were closed because the sign on the door said closed and I didn't see anyone inside. I ordered the steak cooked medium. It was a little under cook and the cut of meat was tougher than I expected. The cocktail was excellent. It was really dark inside. I noticed someone using her flashlight on the phone to read the menu. Overall nice place. I would recommend it.
  2. F

    Flinchy

    Charleston

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calvin was an awesome server. Fried green tomatoes app was the best I’ve ever had. The salmon entree was fabulous and some great accompaniments
  3. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are amazing! Our previous server saw us, even remembered us from last year ❤️
  4. S

    Stevek

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday get together
  6. RM

    RichM

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding every time. This is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants.
  7. JW

    JimW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. .............................
  8. NC

    NCfoodie

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Ribeye steaks were excessively fatty and had no real flavor. One of the ribeyes was ordered medium rare and it came out rare. But usually everything at Port Land is delicious. First bad experience, and the rest of the food, salads, desserts, drinks was excellent.
  9. L

    Leafpeeper2day

    Wilmington

    94 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    So disappointing. We have been coming to Port Land Grille for a number of years. Our food was overcooked - fish and meat. Our food was lukewarm at best. If you reserve on Open Table they seat you in the “back room.” We won’t be returning soon. It’s an expensive dinner for such a unfortunate evening. Also we had out of town foodies with us.
  10. CJ

    CynthiaJoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The dining experience was very good, And disappointing no bread with served but overall We enjoy the dining experience.
  11. J

    Jean

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside and everything was perfect, we love Port Land Grille and are never disappointed!
  12. P

    Packy123

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The tenderloin steak was of a poor cut. The haricot vers were dry and tasteless, as were the potatoes.
  13. FB

    FrankB

    Wilmington

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak meals to celebrate a special occasion for my son, and the beef tartare appetizer is outstanding.
  14. p

    patr

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. I had monkfish which I used to get in Florida. Delicious. My son had chicken. I love foods prepared in unique ways. Will return soon
  15. JS

    JoniaS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great and food wonderful! We would definitely do this again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary and dining at Port Land Grille has been our tradition for many years. It was a perfect night to sit outside, so we did! Our server was Lauren and she was very helpful and attentive. The food was amazing and we enjoyed every bite!
  17. L

    Lindalou

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner - delicious Ambiance - classic Service - Just perfect! Thank you Brandon, you were exceptional! We give you a 10/10
  18. RP

    RileyP

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entire staff is friendly. Food is delicious!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, thank you Anne and team!!
  20. B

    Brunch

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great date night spot.
  21. MW

    MikeW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best overall meals I have had in Wilmington. Crab cakes were delicious, steak was flavorful, while not necessarily the most tender. Coconut Cake was excellent. Our server, Jeff, made the evening a wonderful experience. His recommendations were spot on.
  22. JH

    JeffH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service I highly recommend that you try it
  23. FB

    FrankB

    Wilmington

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An enjoyable place to eat, & we'll definitely be going back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday celebration with excellent food and service.
  25. MA

    MACPPB

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timer - we loved it! Nice wine list, excellent food and fantastic service!!
  26. n

    ncfoodie

    Wilmington

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PG is always a 5 star experience. The servers are true professionals and the menu/quality/presentation are all excellent.
  27. NB

    NormanB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal and the service was great! We consider Port Land Grille one of the very best restaurants in Wilmington!
  28. JS

    JosephS

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice dining experience
  29. g

    goodfood

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great waiter. Very knowledgeable and honest about different entrees. Food was excellent Very happy. Going back to try all the apps!
  30. F

    Foodiecr

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We enjoyed our dinner, perfect amount of energy without being too loud. And we all had the steak and it was tremendous.
  31. J

    Jox2

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Missing the truffle fries from earlier visits... but that won't keep us away.
  32. n

    neilh

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent meal. Such a unique and interesting menu. Delicious. Calvin our waiter was delightful, efficient, and informative
  33. r

    ronaldf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience. We will be back for sure b
  34. KJ

    KarenJ

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like the setting outside, the food, and the servers. The servings are quite generous, the drinks are well mixed and they have a good selection of each type of liquor, and the desserts are excellent too. An all around great place to go for a lovely meal.
  35. E

    Esha

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We have eaten here several times and it was always great. So for our 25th anniversary we decided to return. We had originally planned to eat outside but call to get inside seating and were treated well and got it. Our order was taken by two people and there was a need to clarify our order. A starter item on the menu was not available, no problem we rolled with it. Our starters took a bit of time to arrive but were fine. Waiting for our entrees was tedious. Upon arrival was disappointing. The $52 steak was over cooked. The steak was expected with garlic smashed and was cold fingerlings. The salmon was fine and hot and the risotto base was cold. Not our best Port Land Grill experience. We are willing to consider this a one off and will return. Until we do we will be cautious about recommendations to our friends.
  36. HM

    HaleeMo

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing and the service was fantastic! This was my first time here and I will definitely return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner at the restaurant while in Wilmington celebrating our anniversary. All of our expectations were met - food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Definitely will recommend to others.
  38. BM

    BillM

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am so glad the PLG survived the mess from 2020. I had another incredible dinner experience there last night. Laura was our server. If you go make sure you request her. Food was outstanding. We took a leisurely 2 hours eating, and then my date wanted to go outside for dessert on the patio. Laura’ did not blink an eye and set up a beautiful table for us. We shared a dessert cocktail and coconut cake . Never felt rushed even though they were starting to shut down. The food and experience were both 10 out of 10.
  39. JL

    JohnL

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Only thing missing from a perfect review is that they do not offer bread. Nice restaurants offer bread.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service by Calvin! Food was all perfectly prepared and enjoyed by our party of 7. Recommend this restaurant for upscale dining!

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 4.7 stars by 1726 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


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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