Port Land Grille

4.8
1580 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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1580 people are saying
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BrianGGG
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue outside. Great food.

Entrees were A bit pricy but 90% worth it

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GeorgeW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

JP
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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vipSAC1
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time customers. Pleased with food preparation and excellent service.

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Karyn
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal for our anniversary celebration and loved the patio environment. A bit tricky to find with Google map instructions.

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PhilT
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great!! It always is!

KM
vipKimM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and wonderful food! Never disappoints!

KP
KellyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall good. Unfortunately I think they were very busy and short handed. We had reservations and still waited more than 30 minutes. If they are short staffed maybe try taking less reservations?

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AmberH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an immaculate dinner! The food was prepared beautifully and it was cooked perfectly. Calvin was our server and he was so personable and efficient. The whole experience was delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner for a nice evening out! Anne is so accommodating to her guests

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Mark
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has been a stop for my wife and I for half a decade. You just can't go wrong with your order and the wait staff is supremely friendly with great tips for what you can get if you're up for something different. I will say this there are some things on the menu which I was a bit worried about, but I have never had anything come out of the kitchen that wasn't amazingly good. Try something new there, you won't regret it.

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BobY
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very classy restaurant. Everything we had was excellent, and the server was superb. I cannot wait to return to Wilmington.

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here on a Friday night with friends in from Texas. We have dined here on multiple occasions, their first! As always the food was delicious. Our reservation was for 5:45 and we were seated immediately and lingered far too long for a busy Friday night. There was not one dirty look or attempt to encourage us to leave, instead they kept our water glasses full and continued to check on us. We certainly overstayed our welcome but never felt it! We have not seen these friends for several years so it was wonderful to have an environment to talk and catch up in! So thank you Port Land Grille for your hospitality and warmth! And y'all! Don't leave without a piece of coconut cake! I get it every time I am there! Delicious!

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LeeS
Wilmington
77 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining facing a pond and fountain. Ceiling fans provided just the right amount of breeze on a warm night. Joe, our server, was very attentive and professional. He was well versed in the menu and the wines. Fresh trigger fish for me, bone-in pork chop for my husband. Food was delicious. A real treasure for Wilmington.

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LisaJ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere. Great service and the food was excellent. We all enjoyed and plan on returning.

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vipklipbruno
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was very good except the waiter forgot my drink. Otherwise it was an excellent experience!

JP
JenevaP
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love this restaurant so much they are very nice and their food is always amazing

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vipdancemom
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Port Land Grille is our favorite in Wilmington...always outstanding service and food!! And they never rush you thru your meal, letting you linger and enjoy the whole experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime I eat here it’s always special

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Port Land Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 1580 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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