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Port Land Grille

4.7
4.7
1749 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 15 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

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What 1,749 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Special Occasion

  • Wilmington

    Best Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Notable Wine List

  • Wilmington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Wilmington

    Special Occasion

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  1. TW

    TourWithBob

    Wilmington

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 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.
  2. F

    Flinchy

    Charleston

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 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.
  3. 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a perfect experience. Service is extraordinary and food is always perfect. Great ambience.
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. JE

    JohnE

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening : delicious food : very attentive wait person
  8. AG

    AntoineG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Check your bill carefully before leaving. Partner was charged for 2 NY Strips when he ordered 1!
  9. m

    mmcgann1

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant for a special occasion. We went there for our 25th anniversary. Food was wonderful, ambiance is great, service was top notch. Would definitely go again for another special occasion. It is quite pricey.
  10. JA

    JosephA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great, they did not rush you at all, timing of food was excellent. Great cocktails definitely will return again.
  11. MT

    MeghanT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at this restaurant and it was perfect! We celebrated my birthday and by far the best steak ever! It was so delicious and cooked perfectly! Our waiter, Joe was so great and really knowledgeable. He made us feel so comfortable and made really good suggestions. It was a really enjoyable experience.
  12. VM

    VickiM

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, and ambiance! Our favorite.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect everything. Service was excellent. Food was exquisite. Try the steak tartare, it’s fabulous. Of course pork chop and steak were divine as well.
  14. A

    Admiral

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the BEST restaurant in Wilmington! The food, professional service, and ambiance are always exceptional. This restaurant is always a pleasure if you want a great dining experience. From the Starters to the Salads to the Main Course to the desserts, everything tastes great. Our fish was perfectly done and the sauce was delicious. The drinks were out of this world. The professional waiting staff were extremely knowledgeable about the food, very attentive, personable, and fun to talk with. Every table is comfortable and elegant and the rooms are much quieter than most restaurants in the city. If you are looking for a great dining experience then this is the place for you. Port Land Grille is at the top of the food chain in Wilmington. Make it a point to go there for your special occasion or just for a terrific dinner out!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eveything was perfect. Jeff took excellent care of us. Food was outstanding and the chess pie, perfect. Will be back soon. Thank you.
  16. Z

    Zack

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal here! Waitress was perfect! A+
  17. O

    Osccawanalake

    Northern MI

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service (Laura) This is in another league from any restaurant in wilmington. Professional waiters, tablecloths, quiet even when full. No blaring music. You can have a nice conversation. The good quality is fantastic. I had Scottish Salmon , my husband had Flounder. My friend a steak lover said his T bone was to perfection!
  18. WH

    WayneH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was exceptional, the food was outstanding. Very nice atmosphere
  19. L

    Lorenzo

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was friendly and accommodating from the moment we entered. The portions were generous and the food was delicious. We would have given Port Land Grille 5 stars just for that, but they went above and beyond! We had our 10 year old son with us … he has significant food allergies and is very picky and hesitant about everything he eats. The chef heard that our son couldn’t find anything on the menu that he felt comfortable eating so he asked a member of his staff to go to the store and buy what he needed to make our son chicken nuggets and French fries. Our son was thrilled! He ate every nugget and all of us enjoyed the fries. We didn’t get to meet the chef or the gentleman that took care of our son, but we hope they both know how much of a difference they made in our evening and how much we appreciate what they did.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The service was amazing - very attentive, but not too much. We were not thrilled with the food. For price won’t go back.
  21. EJ

    EJC1

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service, and an unbelievable piece of coconut cake. We will definitely return.
  22. C

    Chop

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The weather was perfect for outdoor dining. Service was impeccable and food was perfect.
  23. CH

    CindyH

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time at this restaurant to celebrate birthday. Our waiter Brandon was a delight. Great energy, professional and just awesome. The cocktails were made to perfection thanks to the lady bartender. We all enjoyed our appetizers. The “Red Neck” egg rolls, and lobster roll were a hit.
  24. JH

    JeanineH

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely night celebrating our anniversary with our friends. Dinner was delicious as always and service was outstanding. Love Keith & Emily at the bar! We all enjoyed our steaks, but you can't go wrong with their fish options too!
  25. s

    stmc

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    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.
  26. F

    Flinchy

    Charleston

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 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
  27. 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 ❤️
  28. S

    Stevek

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday get together
  30. 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.
  31. JW

    JimW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. .............................
  32. 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.
  33. L

    Leafpeeper2day

    Wilmington

    96 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    96 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 1749 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 15 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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