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Porter's Steakhouse at the Sheraton Read House Hotel
Porter's Steakhouse at the Sheraton Read House Hotel

Porter's Steakhouse at the Sheraton Read House Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.porterssteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (423) 643-1240
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch Daily: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bill Thompson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Porter's Steakhouse can cater functions from 10 to 30 in our Private Dining areas. For larger events, Porter's Culinary Team works with the Sheraton Read House Hotel Catering Department. Call us at 423-643-1371.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Room's can accommodate groups of up to 30 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Hadaway (423) 643-1225

Getting there

  • Cross Street: MLK
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet for Guests.
A word from Porter's Steakhouse at the Sheraton Read House Hotel
Experience Chef Bill Thompson's unique twist on the ordinary, created with a blend of the finest ingredients, contemporary cuisine, and family-style service. Porter's philosophy is to serve simple preparations with the best available ingredients. We offer the best steaks available. Our seafood is of uncompromising quality, and our appetizers and side dishes have been carefully selected to complement our entrées. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Above average food. Service was amazing. The atmosphere was more casual than upscale. Limited menu. Steak wasn't worth $85 very average. Little disappointed."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was exceptional"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We ate here on 8/8 for our Anniversary and I would have to say, it was all fabulous. Great food, great cocktail list, great staff."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went there to celebrate our 27th Wedding Anniversary! The food was superb and talk about mouthwatering! Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the service is over the top!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The new menu is wonderful! Loved the NOLA syle oysters. AMAZING!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We visited Porter's this weekend and were very disappointed to learn (after we received our food) that the house steak sauce was no longer an option. We were told the chef took it with him when he left but instead offered Heinz or A-1. We easily spend $150-$200 every time we visit. The steak was still good, but the house cut is way to spicy without the sauce. I hope they will take a hard look at bringing it back. I would definitely expect a little more from a prime steak house than Heinz 57. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had the wedge salad and it was over the moon fantastic. Very fresh and crispy and the dressing was so tasty."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Porter's in a couple of years and really enjoyed my experience. The food was incredible, so glad I chose the Shrimp Scampi dish. Great atmosphere, made the evening so relaxing."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I brought my family to the Easter Brunch and they all enjoyed the excellent food. I particularly loved the ribeye, which was the most tender I had ever eaten! And the flavor was great! The only drawback is that we were the only people in the room at one point and it seemed kind of weird. I think next year we should begin advertising earlier and perhaps talk to some of the radio stations and try to do some tradeouts for on-air advertising."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The lamb was excellent. My server was great and I love the jazz. Can't wait till mothers day!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was good, but I expected my NY Strip to be special since it was Prime Beef and the price was quite high, but it was just ok. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My husband and I chose this restaurant to help mark our 21st anniversary. It was a wonderful experience from the staff to the food. We were greeted by a waiter with a winning smile and inviting attitude who was very knowledgeable with the restaurant's menu. He was able to answer our questions pertaining to items on their menu. Their French Onion soup was delicious and the Filet Mignon very tasty with no need to add steak sauce for added flavor. The Pork Chops are now a favorite of my husbands. We both shared their asparagus and onion rings and would recommend them as the perfect sides to any menu item. Both of us agree we shall return to Porter's Steakhouse to enjoy their atmosphere and food."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Porter's was a charming restaurant in a charming old hotel. The service was excellent, and we enjoyed our steaks very much (though, ironically, they were out of the porterhouse!). Try the Tobasco Onion Rings with your steak ... they were delicious! My only complaint was the wilty salad. So unnecessary. Overall, we felt the food and drinks were a bit overpriced, but would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We've lived in Chattanooga for nearly 14 years and had never visited Porter's -- the principal reason being: we don't eat "red" meat and were put off by the "Steakhouse" in the name. After looking at the menu and seeing some chicken and seafood dishes we decided to give Porter's a try.We ordered, shared and enjoyed the seafood sampler appetizer -- crabcakes, popcorn shrimp and seared ahi tuna. And, for the entre we both ordered the special: cinnamon-dusted scallops -- quite an interesting and delicious flavor combination. All things considered Porter's offered a very nice dining experience putting it among the best in Chattanooga -- which, of course, isn't saying much."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My seafood was great. Byron was my server and he was excllent! "
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We wanted a great steak and reserved atmosphere for our anniversary dinner, so we chose Porter's. I chose the Signature Pepperloin and it was awesome! My husband said the soup of the day was the best he had ever eaten. Everything was fresh, delicious, and very well presented. Wines were affordable and we chose the House Merlot, which was excellent. If asked why I would come back, however, I would say the CRAB CAKES!!! Byron, our waiter was a perfect mixture of friendliness and efficiency. The entire evening made our anniversary a memorable one and we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Very disappointed in the service the last time I went. It was definately not up to par!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A very nice atmosphere and great food for an evening together with the love of my life. Thanks Porters!!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Our server was a little flustered, and the CO2 was out, so my husband couldn't have the draft beer that he wanted, but he got a bottled choice that he liked. Overall, though, we really enjoyed our meal, and we will be back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I was part of a group of 7. We were in town for a "convention" that was youth based. The manager and staff were all great with us, and other tables, even though (I would bet) half of our party was a lot younger than the "average" customer age. More importantly, the food was fantastic and well presented."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was good but not great enough for the steep price. Service at dinner was excellent. The restaurant noise level was somewhat a damper on the romantic dinner we had planned."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We celebrated a special event with friends at Porters and were not disappointed. Service was always available when needed, but not obtrusive when we were busy visiting among friends. Everyone liked their meal whether steak or seafood. The view of Chattanooga downtown in the rain was an extra bonus knowing we were protected from the rain because of inside valet parking. A very nice evening! Will all return soon."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "My dear wife and I went to Porter's for a first-time New Year's Eve date. The service and food were superb! Food is a bit pricey but Porter's is worth the special occasion price! Highly recommended for a nice dining experience!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is the third time we've been to porters on New Year's Eve And would go again. The bone in rib eye was wonderful! The crab finger appetizer wasn't very good and REALLY made Me miss the crab claws at Old Ebbitt in DC. Those would be A nice addition to the menu."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a large group and they handled us well. Our waiter was great and I had the porterhouse. YUM. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Was very deflating experience. Restaurant had a good Thanksgiving meal but had no Christmas selection at all. The poor staff did not have enough support so it was terribly slow service and the food was very poor in taste and presentation. The staff did the best they could. Would not recommend as a Christmas Lunch alternative in the future. It was very embarassing."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We eat at Porter's when attending downtown events. David provided us very good service and took extra care ensuring food prep/serving needs were met (wife has Celiac and must eat gluten-free). All entrees/sides were very good, except potatoes au gratin were a little overcooked/dry (still acceptable). All but one dessert was good....especially the orange cake (out-of-this world!). The single faux pas pertained to a blueberry cobbler, which came as only blueberry filling and a scoop of ice cream, with no cobbler crust at all. While searching for crust in the bottom, the ice cream melted right away, making dessert basically a warm blueberry soup (should have been comp'd but wasn't). OK overall experience and will go back, due to location."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The Thanksgiving buffet was spectacular. Huge buffets to choose from beautiful decorations. I've got to get the stuffing recipe. the jazz was great too."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This was our first time dining at Porter's. Food was great, but service was slow even though the dining area didn't seem crowded. Liked the free valet parking especially since it was so cold that night."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We made reservations for Porter's this Thanksgiving expecting the same fresh food and festive atmosphere we had there last year. Unfortunately they had a buffet set in a banquet hall instead of the actual restaurant. The atmosphere was very stiff and too quiet. The band was playing elevator music. I even overheard a mother apologize to her teen daughters boyfriend that he had to be there. The food was mediocre. The deserts were lovely to look at but lackluster to taste. Wine was not included in the $49.50 per person charge. The service was oddly worse than when they were slammed the year before and we had to pay a mandatory $22.00 gratuity. Our total bill was $132.00! I felt like the turkey this Thanksgiving."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This is my favorite restaurant. The service was excellent. Good, ad always was perfect."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "It's an excellent restaurant. The shrimp and steaks are great. Excellent service too."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Food was so good. I had salmon, my husband has steak, our guests had pasta. It was all wonderful. We would certainly return."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Excellent food, service and ambiance..although pricey!! Great for a special occasion."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "David provided us with great service, and took extra effort to help us with gluten-free offerings, as my wife has Celiac disease. The lobster bisque was non-traditional, but it was very nice and generous with the lobster. Our two fish entrees were both prepared exactly to specification and fully done, while still juicy and hot through-and-through. The side items were all fine, but the desserts were very good. Over the last couple of years, Porter's had really started to decline, and we considered not giving them any further chances. Fortunately, this time and the previous two were much improved. We have eaten here many times, and this was by far the best entrees they have ever prepared. It is nice to see them improving, and we will return."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The service was excellent. The soup was great. But the bartendar Beth is great!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Food was great...as was the presentation. Wife had steak and lobster (tail a little small)...I had steak Oscar (perfect). Our waiter (David) was very attentive and provided excellent service. We've been wanting to come here for years...well worth the wait. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Appetizer of shrimp cocktail disappointing...........crab cake appetizer was very good....salad good...........wife thought chicken was dry.........loved mash potatoes, my steak was good.............dessert (goat cheese cake) good............waiter (Adam) excellent. Price tag with 20% tip..........$300, good thing it was a special occasion."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "The food was amazing. My husband got the bison and i got the pepperloin. We had friends on from out of time and the loved it too. We will be back."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "My husband and I tool a job candidate here for dinner. The food was outstanding, and the service was perfect. This is a wonderful restaurant for a delicious steak, and the sides are tasty, too. Our server, Byron, was the best!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013