Overlooking the waters of Smith Mountain Lake, Portside Grill and Bar magically transports diners to the tropical atmosphere of Key West without ever leaving our charming small town in Virginia. Learn more below about what a meal at Portside Grill and Bar can add to your Smith Mountain Lake vacation!

Key West-Style Flavors and Fun in Smith Mountain Lake

Portside Grill and Bar is a seasonal, open-air restaurant located on Smith Mountain Lake at the Virginia Dare Marina. Here, you and your guests can enjoy a fun, Key West ambiance along the lake, coupled with delicious dishes. The restaurant often hosts live and DJ-spun music, with performance acts like steel drum bands playing visitors as they dine on the best of Smith Mountain Lake’s cuisine. Additionally, restaurant’s prices are more than reasonable, making this restaurant a great choice for those vacationing on a budget.

In particular, Portside Grill and Bar is famous for their Wings of Paradise, chicken wings served up spicy with the restaurant’s “No Name” hot sauce. Mouthwatering cheeseburgers, marinated chicken breasts, barbeque pork sliders, and loaded hotdogs are grilled up just outside of the bar. Succulent peel-and-eat shrimp and authentic Cuban sandwiches give diners a taste of the coast on the lake. The kids’ menu is simple, but solid, with chicken wings, grilled cheese sandwiches, and hot dogs. Kick back with one of the restaurant’s famous margaritas or an ice cold beer. Polish off your meal with a refreshing dessert, like a dreamsicle or root beer float (with or without alcohol), Key Lime pie, or a piña colada ice cream sandwich with pineapple sherbet sandwiched between two coconut cookies.

The only catch about Portside Grill and Bar is making sure that you catch this Smith Mountain Lake restaurant on the water when it’s open! Portside Grill and Bar is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the off-season (post-Labor Day through mid-May) and at the same time on Friday through Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

You’ll find Portside Grill and Bar located at 3619 Airport Rd., Moneta, VA 24121. You can also reach the restaurant by phone at (540) 279-7100 ext. 3.

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