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

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

827 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch Daily: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday -5:00pm-9:00pm; Monday-Wednesday- 5:00pm-10:00pm;
Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm.

Cross Street:
MLK

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 643-1240

Website:
http://www.porterssteakhouse.com/

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 Read House Hotel Catering Department. Call us at 423-643-1371.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet for Guests.

Executive Chef:
Bill Thompson

Private Party Facilities:
Our Room's can accommodate groups of up to 30 people.

Private Party Contact:
Melanie Hadaway: (423) 643-1225

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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food5
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List
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food5
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

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food5
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 11, 2017

GREAT food and service. Highly recommend the Steak Caprese!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 30, 2017

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

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great good!!! Great service. Highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
2 people found this review helpful.
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food3
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 19, 2017

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.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on March 28, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 9, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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?

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing!!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Late-night Find
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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.

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 28, 2016

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

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2016

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.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 21, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2016

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Great food and service. Always enjoy a meal at Porter's. We would recommend it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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