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Porter's Steakhouse in the Read House Historic Inn & Suites - Permanently Closed

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387 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

Chattanooga's original Prime Steakhouse. Located in the Historic Read House Hotel Inn and Suites, Porters features a varied selection of Prime Beef cuts, along with samplings of other flavors, prepared with care by our culinary staff.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Breakfast

  • Chattanooga Plate$11.00

    Two Eggs the way you like them, Choice of Bacon or Sausage, Red Bliss Home Fries or Traditional Southern Grits, and Toast

    • 3 Egg Omelet$12.00

      Choose Three Toppings: Mushroom, Bacon, Tomato, Bell Pepper, Ham, Onion, Spinach, Cheese, Salsa, served with Red Bliss Home Fries and Toast

      • Porters Omelet$12.00

        Onions, Green Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms, and Cheddar Cheese served with Red Bliss Home Fries and Toast

        • Steak and Eggs$28.00

          6 ounce Petit Filet, 3 eggs, and Toast

          • "The Green Room" Plate$14.00

            Two Pancakes, Two Eggs, Bacon or Sausage

            • "Annalisa's" Omelet$12.00

              Spinach and Feta Cheese served with Red Bliss Home Fries and Toast​

              Sides / A la Carte

              • Two Eggs any Style$4.00

                • Bacon$4.00

                  • Sausage$4.00

                    • Short Stack Pancakes$5.00

                      • Cereal$4.00

                        • Granola$4.00

                          • Fruit and Berries$8.00

                            • Yogurt and Berries$8.00

                              • Toast$2.00

                                • Oatmeal$4.00

                                  • Traditional Southern Grits$4.00

                                    • Red Bliss Potatoes$4.00

                                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                      What 387 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      4.1
                                      4.1 based on all time ratings
                                      • 4.2Food
                                      • 4.1Service
                                      • 4.0Ambience
                                      • 3.8Value

                                      NoiseModerate

                                      84% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                      1. CT

                                        ChristieT

                                        Jackson Hole

                                        4 reviews

                                        1.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on November 2, 2017

                                        overall1food2service1ambience1

                                        Terrible service! Waiter shattered glass all over us-clothes, shoes, etc. He did nothing to rectify the situation. A decent restaurant makes up for ruining your anniversary dinner. This restaurant is not worth your time or money. Food is over seasoned and over priced. We were really disappointed.

                                      2. TM

                                        TomM

                                        Palm Springs

                                        52 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        52 reviews

                                        Dined on October 29, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Delicious meal and great service. Good value and best Manhattan ever!

                                      3. AC

                                        AnneC

                                        Detroit

                                        9 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on October 28, 2017

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        Our meals were excellent - every item was cooked to perfection. The service was friendly, but slow and disorganized — the biggest annoyance was that dishes weren’t cleared in s timely manner. In fact, there were so many dirty dishes on the table next to us that when they tried to make room for dessert on the table some dishes fell off onto the floor and broke. A little more attention to detail on service would have made this a 5 star experience all the way around.

                                      4. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 30, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food and great service. Steaks were cooked perfectly!!

                                      5. MK

                                        MKHoskins

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on September 22, 2017

                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                        OK Restaurant. Nothing special. Better options in Downtown Chattanooga for sure. Service was slow, food was just OK (My . For a "Steak House" it had very limited selection of cuts for meat. I had heard good things about this place and been looking forward to going. While it was a good restaurant, I was ultimately disappointed with the experience.

                                      6. JS

                                        JamesS

                                        Nashville

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on September 16, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful steak. I am looking to our next special occasion to dine there again.

                                      7. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Mexico City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 10, 2017

                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                        la carne es una verdadera delicia. tanto el platillo principal que es in filete con costra de pimienta como el prime rib

                                      8. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Memphis/West TN

                                        47 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        47 reviews

                                        Dined on September 9, 2017

                                        overall4food3service3ambience3

                                        Good dining experience...food was great...as was the service.

                                      9. M

                                        Mike

                                        Miami

                                        76 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        76 reviews

                                        Dined on August 20, 2017

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        The food was very good, but the manager is slipping up as they were out of at least two items: Beef Wellington and Asparagus. When you're out of something, go to the grocery and buy more!

                                      10. OM

                                        OlgaM

                                        Los Angeles

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on August 19, 2017

                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                        Great food in a local landmark. Old-school fine dining. Nothing terribly inventive, but consistently reliable. Closing Oct 1 for a complete remodel (along with the hotel.). Looking forward to what comes next.

                                      11. K

                                        Kaki

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        39 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        39 reviews

                                        Dined on August 11, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        GREAT food and service. Highly recommend the Steak Caprese!

                                      12. j

                                        jdwjrk

                                        Indiana

                                        6 reviews

                                        1.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on July 24, 2017

                                        overall1food1service2ambience1

                                        I am sure at one point this restaurant was great, seen it's better days. We left without eating. Dirty/stained table cloth, dirty/stained napkins and dirty presentation plates upon being seated. Made it difficult to stay and expect the food would be worth the price. Someone needs to begin paying attention to details and cleaning the place up, too many better choices in the Chattanooga market. Went to Rodizio Grill and spent less money and a wonderful dining experience.

                                      13. A

                                        Amber

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on July 1, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Awesome food, have never had a better steak in my life. The calamari and burgundy mushrooms were fantastic as well. Great server. Definitely worth the money for a special occasion.

                                      14. LW

                                        LukeW

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 30, 2017

                                        overall1food1service2ambience2

                                        Overpriced and under delivered. What a disappointing experience. Do not waste your money or time with Porter's.

                                      15. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Louisville

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 27, 2017

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Great good!!! Great service. Highly recommend

                                      16. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Western NC

                                        11 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2017

                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                        A elegantly special restaurant with excellent food. The servers are well trained to take care of their customers. We were celebrating my husbands 61st Birthday and it was a lovely evening.

                                      17. AT

                                        AtmarT

                                        Las Vegas

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Everything was perfect! Great choice for our Mother's Day lunch.

                                      18. B

                                        Braxton

                                        Nashville

                                        7 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on April 21, 2017

                                        overall3food3service5ambience3

                                        Our waiter was fantastic but the food was mediocre at best. The steak marinated in peppercorns was overpowering in pepper. The flavor of the meat was lost in the marinate. We ordered a martini off the menu and they did not have the ingredients to make it. Would not recommend.

                                      19. R

                                        Redfed

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 19, 2017

                                        overall1food2service1ambience3

                                        Wait staff lackadaisical and uninformed about menu items. Another patron paced through the dining room ranting in a loud voice on his cell phone and then conducted a conference call standing behind our table. Management did not address. Service was unprofessional for this type of establishment. Will not return.

                                      20. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 31, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Was all around a great experience. The food was great.

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 31, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was delicious! I ordered the Ribeye with Spinach and Mushrooms. My wife ordered Salmon with Asparagus and Spinach. Both meals were cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. It was a nice restaurant but felt somewhat casual as well. You could wear anything from shorts and a collared shirt to a full suit. The host was very welcoming and the waitress was very friendly and helpful! I look forward to visiting Porter's again soon!

                                      22. MH

                                        MaryH

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 28, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Had dinner before a concert. Chicken Marsala was delicious. Service was prompt and excellent. No difficulty getting to concert on time!

                                      23. t

                                        trell

                                        Nashville

                                        20 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        20 reviews

                                        Dined on March 25, 2017

                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                        Maybe expectations were too high but it was average at best.

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Birmingham

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 9, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Steaks were cooked perfectly. Everything was delicious. The waiter and chef were knowledgable and accommodating regarding my food allergies.

                                      25. KD

                                        KristiferD

                                        Atlanta

                                        6 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on February 18, 2017

                                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                                        This is a traditional steak house with great steaks. Some seafood and an amazing chicken Marsala. Great large sharing sides, good salads, quiet refined atmosphere. Even my pescetarian daughter enjoyed it. I think they accidentally switched mine and my wife's cooking temperatures. Even so, my medium well lamb chops were excellent and she surprisingly enjoyed her medium NY Strip.

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        5 reviews

                                        2.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on February 14, 2017

                                        overall2food1service3ambience4

                                        They completely ruined our order. Then took mine away as I sat and watched my wife eat hers. Terrible experience for a Valentine's. How do you overcook a med rare beef wellington to the point it's totally beyond well done?

                                      27. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 14, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing!!!

                                      28. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Las Vegas

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 14, 2017

                                        overall1food1service3ambience3

                                        Worst food ever. Actually had to spit out the vegetables. It might have been the 3 whole cloves of raw garlic. Beef Wellington was covered in stringy raw dough. Sent back and chef said it would just come out the same so order something else. The "famous" steak, much better at any chain steakhouse. Mushrooms tasted like they were done in an A1 sauce reduction. Frankly I couldn't believe any of it would even end up on a plate. $100 later, left most of the food on the plate and went out for dessert to get the taste out of my mouth. (She Crab soup was very good however). Wow, I heard that place was haunted, it must have been the ghost doing the cooking.

                                      29. c

                                        cesbw

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 14, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        my only complaint was that when I reserved a table the only time available was at either 5:00 pm or 9:00 pm. we got there at 5:00 and left at 7:30 and the reasturant was never fuller than 20 percent. we could not figure that one out. we would had rather gotten a table at 6:30 but could not. there was only 6 couples in the dinning area the whole time we were there.

                                      30. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Savannah

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 14, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful dinner date for Valentine's day for my husband and myself! Our food was great, quick, and tasted delicious. The manager was a very gracious host and treated us like we were someone special. Our service was exceptional and the staff was very kind and conversational. We will definitely be back!

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 13, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of the best steaks I have ever had! Would highly recommend the filet.

                                      32. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 4, 2017

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        My husband and I along with our son had dinner at Porters and it was fantastic. Great service. My order didn't come out right but our waiter went above and beyond to correct the mistake.

                                      33. LG

                                        LauraG

                                        Atlanta

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on January 28, 2017

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Everything was wonderful as always! Porter's is one of our special places!

                                      34. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 30, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        First things first, the food was absolutely exceptional. Just really great flavors, cooked to perfection, very yummy! Our reservation was perfect. We arrive a little bit early even and went right into a table. The servers were super friendly and very attentive. We had a really great evening there.

                                      35. B

                                        Bonnie

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on December 14, 2016

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Went for lunch and we were the only table. 12:30 on a Friday during the holidays. Seemed odd, but the food was great, and it was easy to have conversation for our business lunch.

                                      36. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 28, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely amazing. Great meal, excellent service and fantastic drinks. Such a wonderful experience!!

                                      37. RR

                                        RobertR

                                        New York Area

                                        29 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        29 reviews

                                        Dined on November 25, 2016

                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                        The rolls used to be better (one of the best parts of the meal) and the steak had a bit too much gristle for our taste. The "creamed" spinach wasn't very creamy.

                                      38. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 21, 2016

                                        overall3food5service2ambience5

                                        Food - fantastic. Service - meh. No one came and checked on us after food arrived. Never saw a manager talking to guests. At that price point, I would expect more from management and staff.

                                      39. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 19, 2016

                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                        My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Porter's before going to the Tivoli theater. Service and atmosphere was great.

                                      40. K

                                        Kaki

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        39 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        39 reviews

                                        Dined on November 13, 2016

                                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                                        Service was exceptionally slow. I think this could have possibly been due to short staffing? The wait staff were very nice and personable. Food and wine was good.

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                                      Porter's Steakhouse in the Read House Historic Inn & Suites - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 387 OpenTable diners

                                      Permanently Closed

                                      This restaurant is permanently closed.

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