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Port Land Grille, Wilmington, NC
Port Land Grille, Wilmington, NC
Port Land Grille, Wilmington, NC
Port Land Grille, Wilmington, NC
Port Land Grille, Wilmington, NC

Port Land Grille

4.8
4.8
2000 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Port Land Grille has progressive American regional cuisine masterfully executed 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 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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

What 2,000 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambience

  • Wilmington

    Good for business meals

  • Wilmington

    Innovative

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Romantic

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

2,000 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Calvin is the best we always enjoy our dinner!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, Calvin took outstanding car of our group celebrating my Mom's birthday. Wish Port Land Grille was in Knoxville, would do very well there

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  3. Phil

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with very generous portions. Exceptional service in a quiet and romantic setting.

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  4. gregny

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    First time at Port Land Grille after hearing great things about it. Immediate impression at reception was very positive. We were seated in a room near the entrance that can only be described as drab. Then the place smelled of cooking smoke that only intensified. I inquired about that with our waiter (Mike, who was great) and he said they had some ventilation issues that were being repaired. There is another larger room in the front area of the restaurant that looked a bit nicer. Overall, it would be hard for me to recommend such a higher priced restaurant for the complete experience.

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  5. CathyB

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Mike was phenomenal, informative and attentive. My husband and I had a delayed Valentines celebration dinner- we ordered tuna Napoleon appetizer that was amazing! We both enjoyed the 8oz filet, stuffed potato, mushrooms/spinach. We’ve gone to other high end restaurants in town- we will definitely return to PortLand Grille! Great value for the money all around.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy and enthusiastic people; tasty and well presented food; and a warm, friendly ambiance. Conducive to quiet conversation

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  7. MikeQ

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service as always. Arrived a little early but were seated immediately. Service never over the top but very attentive. The ahi and steak were both well-prepared and tasty. Don't miss the red neck egg rolls!

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  8. ValentineDinnet

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best steak I have ever had!! Overall experience was wonderful! Highly recommend!

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  9. wbeachdan

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting Port Land Grille, and it was impressive in all aspects. Fantastic service, amazing food, and prices comparable to less quality restaurants. Will certainly dine here again.

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  10. KathrynC

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still one of the best steaks in town. Staff is always friendly and accomodating. Been dining here for the last several years. Highly recommended

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  11. KristiB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, staff , cocktails & more! It’s the BESTEST ever!

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  12. LindaL

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating at the Port Land Grille, and we were immediately impressed by the luxurious feeling of the restaurant--the serene colors and the use of soft touches, such as pretty drapes hanging in the entry to our dining room. It set the tone for a nice, relaxing dinner. After seeing several things on the menu that sounded wonderful, we both ordered grilled fish with the fingerling potatoes, corn chowder, and sauteed spinach preparation. Each bite was a burst of flavor and was a joy to experience and savor. The portions were generous. The staff was pleasant and efficient. We will definitely return on our next trip to Wilmington.

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  13. Dinner

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dining experience was excellent. The food was great. The wait staff was attentive, informed, friendly and professional. From the time we walked through the door until we left, it was nothing but a positive experience.

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  14. jojo

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Need to go back to serving bread again with dinner

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  15. Joyce

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this is THE best reataurant in Wilmington. The food is excellent, and it's an elegant restaurant with wonderful servers. Tables are spaced apart so you don't feel crowded, and noise level is quite reasonable. This is fine dining.

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  16. DoubkeDate

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank your for a wonderful meal and evening. Our service and dinners were perfect

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  17. ChristyH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in the Wilmington area. Menu selections are excellent and staff is so gracious.

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  18. Mark

    Wilmington

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dinner from start to finish. Korean short ribs with Udon noodles was superbly seasoned as was the double pork chop. Excellent wine list and very accommodating staff made this a truly delightful meal.

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  19. DanteL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our views are akin to many other reviews. The platters included ingenuous twists on standard entries, from appetizer through entrée. The presentation was delightful. As some others noted, their use of salt is inconsistent with one of sides mashed potatoes, palatable but too salty. Still, we ate every bite of what was on the table. The servers are formal, polite, and genial. We will be back.

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  20. AshleyW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops were incredible and the double cut pork chop was beyond moist and flavorful! Our waiter was knowledgeable about both menu and wine pairing. Personally, I wouldn't have objected to a bit of finishing salt yet both dishes were quite delicious. As for value, there was ample food and though current prices represent the signs of the time, each item was at least 30% overpriced. That said, it's definitely worth another visit.

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  21. DeborahP

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding! The wedge was so tasty and my steak dinner was worth every penny.

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  22. SheilahB

    Baltimore

    69 reviews

    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great and wine recommendation awesome. The food could have been awesome but the steak and salmon were over cooked. The scallops and lamb were too salty. To their defense, when told about the lamb, they did not charge for it. The desserts were good, especially the apple one.

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  23. TomH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food painstakingly prepared by folks who know how.

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  24. RJVA

    Washington DC

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We returned to the PLG after a few years away. The menu concepts here are good, but the execution left something to be desired, especially given the high prices. Caesar salad was meager and a bit limp, fried pickled okra on top didn't really work with the rest of it. The Thai curry treatment I chose for my sea bass was good, especially the coconut cashew rice, but the (very expensive) fish itself was somewhat dry and overcooked. The "illumination" cocktails were very good, and the coconut cake knocked it out of the park. Service was attentive, noise levels manageable. Bottom line, though: Big City prices, Wilmington food.

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  25. DoctorD

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A consistently very good Wrightsville Beach experience.

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  26. AmandaM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were next to a party that was very loud and it appeared our server did not know how to manage other tables and the party table at the same time. It took our server over 10 mins to do much as greet us. And then another 10-15 to get our drinks and we had to stop her to get her to put our food order in. The server was not attentive to us at all. She missed ordering our salads entirely and then when our entrees came out we noted our salads were never brought out, and my husband still wanted his. At the end of the bill the salad was full price and while we were expecting to pay for it from the get go, it seemed as if there should have been some kind of rectification for her mistake. There was not. All in all food was good but we both agreed we wouldn’t go there again.

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  27. LaurieK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Love this place for dinner with friends.

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  28. MaryF

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere were exceptional. I highly recommend Portland Grill.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, both food and service. Our new special occasion restaurant!

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  30. MicheleK

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Far better than we expected. Got an appetizer that we probably didn’t need. Wish we had just stuck to the entree. Took a piece of cake home for the next morning’s breakfast. Delicious! Would go back if we were ever in town again!

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  31. Steven

    Raleigh

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Port Land Grille is one of the best restaurants in Wilmington. I cannot recall having a better steak anywhere in town. They have managed to maintain their high standards, while other high end restaurants in the area have come and gone. The waitstaff at Port Land Grille is clearly the most professional in Wilmington. It is obvious that they really care about the product and service. They consistently go out of their way to ensure that your dining experience is special. My only on-going complaint about the restaurant is the wine list. While it is certainly comprehensive and impressive from a quality point of view, having only American wine on the list is disappointing. I much prefer wines from France, Italy and Spain over California or Washington State. As a result I rarely order wine when I dine at Port Land Grill. I recognize that storage and inventory can be an issue with a more diverse wine list, however just a few options from Europe would be much appreciated and enhance the dining experience for those who do not care for American wines.

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  32. DougB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic dining experience. best restaurant in the Wilmington Area

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  33. EdithB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious food! Derrick was knowledgeable about the menu and timed our courses perfectly. We look forward to going back!

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  34. Arpina

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite go-to restaurant for a special occasion. My husband's steak was cooked to perfection. I had fish dinner that was delicious. Service was outstanding.

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  35. TourWithBob

    Wilmington

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not knowing what to expect with a New Year's Eve dinner, everything was excellent and to the standard that we always enjoy while dining at Port Land Grille. Our favorite for a reason.

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  36. Katie

    Wilmington

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were anxious to have the Oyster appetizer at 7:30, they were out of them ! The steaks were fine. My Mahi Mahi was dry and potatoes overcooked. Side dish combinations were not flexible. For New Years Eve and at these prices, very disappointing. Out of oysters at 7:30 ? Really !!!

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  37. BlackBart

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful atmosphere, excellent food and the service was top notch. You should give it a try.

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  38. Flinchy

    Wilmington

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing New Year’s Eve dinner. Surprised to find that we had the full menu to choose from. Not many places can pull that off on such a busy night. The Tuna Napoleon was a fantastic appetizer. The Sea Bass was prepared perfectly. Glistening with moisture but not undercooked. Caroline was per server and she was very good.

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  39. NCILM

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entrees were cooked to perfection. The three desserts were exceptional. Great service especially for NYE. Always happy to bring guests here for dinner.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place to take people when they visit. It never disappoints

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.8 stars by 2000 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 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Port Land Grille

1908 Eastwood Road, Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Military Cutoff Road
  • Neighbourhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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