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Port Land Grille

4.5
976 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Port Land Grille has progressive American regional cuisine masterfully executed by chef owner Shawn Wellersdick in a casually elegant coastal setting since November 2000.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm (or until)
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Phone number
(910) 256-6056
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Shawn Wellersdick
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Military Cutoff Road
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Beachbear (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

I ordered a stake and it was not cooked to my request, it was to salty, and it was tough. I will not return to this restaurant, nor will I recommend it to anyone I know.

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GeorgeA (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

A wonderful meal w/ friends. Every dish was exquisite. Can’t recommend the antelope enough — tender, delicious, flavorful w/o gaminess. The branzino was superb — flaky, light, moist, sublime. Tuna was similarly exquisite. Red neck egg rolls always a favorite. The sauce for the shrimp cocktail has just the right punch and true depth of flavor. Found the coconut cake a little dense but use chocolate cheesecake perfect. Service was excellent and the staff responsive to drink requests.

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Nancy (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Never disappoints great night enjoyed Valentines Day

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Datenight (Miami)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is our 4th visit here. We went for Valentine’s Day dinner. The hostess was completely frazzled upon arrival. She never even acknowledged me (my husband was parking the car). Finally I moved really close to her podium and after a minute of standing there she kind of acknowledged me. I just chimed in to and said “hi I booked on open table. After that she made it still seem like a process and so complicated. Then another girl actually took over and sat us. It really wasn’t that busy considering it was Valentine’s Day but I don’t know what all of the confusion seemed to be. So once we sat our server was very nice and polite. Took our drink order yada yada yada. We ordered some appetizers and he finally brought some bread. We Ordered the bang bang style Collie flower which we have had before and it was very good so we opted for that again. However this time many of the pieces were actually called in the middle and we finished about half of it and decided we didn’t want to buy into any more cold pieces so we let him take it. We got another appetizer which was a beef dish which was very good. Then we ordered our dinner and waited. And waited andddd waited. Finally came and only mine came. The server told my husband that somebody in the kitchen took his plate and served it to somebody else. And then he offered him a different kind of fish in place of it and my husband felt obligated to take that one so we could at least eat her dinner together and mine not get cold. So he accepted the offer of the grouper... he was highly disappointed. The waiter did check on us and asked... my husband in around about way told him that he was disappointed. The server didn’t acknowledge it but I guess at this point it was water under the bridge.While there the kitchen was nearby and it’s open and there was a “gentleman” back there constantly screaming & swearing at other staff and getting visibly irate. It happens in kitchens but he was in plain view & earshot. Kind of awkward.

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BillB (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a great evening with friends on Valentine ‘s Day. Everything was fantastic especially our server Gabby. A truly “cannot miss “restaurant .

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DanH (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice place to eat. Elegant and very delicious. Nice to find a quiet place to eat. We both enjoyed it.

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vipspeakingfrankly (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As is the custom, The Port Land Grille did not disappoint. I have always found the food delicious and cooked to perfection. The wine list is unbeatable and the service unmatched. We visit this restaurant for at least two special occasions each years as well as a couple of times in between. It is truly special.

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BruceK (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

First time at the restaurant, won't be the last. Great for special occasions, it was Valentine's Day and my wife's birthday. Our waiter was great, the tempo of the service just right. I had read a review on their coffee rubbed ribeye, so I ordered it and was not disappointed. It was exceptional. As I said, will be back.

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PamK (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Dined on Valentine’s Day...very festive. Food was fresh and delicious even with a huge crowd.

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vipTasty (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

If you want a steak.. make your first stop at Port Land. Aged beef.. melts in your mouth. Ours was cooked perfectly and choice of sides makes each entree deliciously different.

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RandyL (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Hands down the best dining experience my wife and I have had in Wilmington and we eat out often.

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RichM (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Outstanding as always. Best restaurant in the area for date night.

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JohnJ (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Super, as always! We’ve coming here for 15 years and have always had a first-class experience — service, food preparation, ambiance, menu variety — the best in Wilmington! Love it

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CHETW (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE. EVERYTHING FROM APPETISER TO DESERT WAS TOP NOTCH. WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK AS WELL AS RECOMMEND.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

First, the food was excellent. One of the best strip steaks I have had in a long time. Better than the last from Ruth Chris. The steak tartar appetizer was fixed perfectly. My wife enjoyed a crab cake , surrounded by baby lima beans and bacon. Different, and tasty. Her filet was tender, but a bit over done. That is the good.
The "Bad". I made a reservation for our 50th wedding anniversary, noted in the reservation. No one acknowledged this, our waitress or the hostess. We told our waitress as we were paying the bill. Poor management. Young men at the kitchen service counter were yelling, and the hostess said they were playing basket ball??? Our waitress was pleasant but not very attentive, but did give a lot of attention to the table of four next to us whom she knew and took time to chat with.
This is an expensive restaurant , but as the name says, it is a grill. Tables and chairs from any old cafe, and decor was lacking.
I would go back for the food, but it is over priced considering the ambiance and service.

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