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Porter House Restaurant

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126 Old Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, VA
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
We will go back again.

Food is great but, service is lacking. Maybe it was a bad night for our waiter because he could not remember some of our request for service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Bill R
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Food is great but, service is lacking. Maybe it was a bad night for our waiter because he could not remember some of our request for service.

Thank Bill R
Springfield, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Dinner was delicious. Waitstaff were excellent, friendly and helpful. I had the best steak ever... wasn't too hungry. The 4 oz filet was perfect. Mixed drinks were so good.

Thank chris B
Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

then do not come here. I ordered their rib eye special steak meduim rare. it came cooked through which is understandable given that the steak was 1/2 inch thick at the most. It was supposed to be 10oz, but i doubt that at only about 6X4. Spend your money somewhere else.

Thank joe j
Bedford, Virginia
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Had dinner with friends at Porterhouse Restaurant last evening. This was the first time back since the restaurant changed the name. Service Staff was attentive without being obnoxious and food was perfectly prepared and very tasty.

Thank Earle M
Goochland, Virginia
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198 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

I travel on business almost weekly and had previously dined at Porter House with a most positive experience. I went back this week to have an even better experience. I was quickly seated at the table of my choice and given their dinner menu that offers something for everyone. The atmosphere is quaint, quiet and clean with tablecloths and tables... More 

Thank Terry B
Terre Haute, IN
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Many years ago it became our family tradition to have Thanksgiving dinner at a local restaurant. Our daughter recently moved to Lynchburg, so that was our destination of choice. The great part of the dinner was sharing it with our daughter and her fiance. The lesser part of dinner was the meal. It was lacking in presentation, taste, and service.... More 

Thank Hautean
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Pork Medallions in a slightly too sweet sauce, paired with Broccoli adorned in bready crumbles. Unexceptional, but competently executed. Why the three star rating? The facility itself is starting to look a little dated, and can probably do with a bit of sprucing up. Check it out if you would like a quiet evening out.

Thank AndrewCern
Terre Haute, IN
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I chose this restaurant based on recommendations from others on Trip Advisor....BIG MISTAKE. Thanksgiving dinner had a virtually non-existent salad bar. The buffet was sparse, 2 vegetables, mashed potatoes(no gravy), several entrees, and an 'Angus' beef...I do believe it was flank steak. Desserts consisted of pumpkin pie, a lemon roll, a cheesecake(I think), and an Italian dessert. No cheeses, no... More 

1 Thank redwing67
Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I drove down from Charlottesville and met a friend for the Thanksgiving buffet. The service was excellent and the buffet was superb. This was the first time I had ever eaten at a restaurant for Thanksgiving and I would certainly go back.

1 Thank Allen G
Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We saw the excellent reviews for this restaurant and decided to give it a try our last night in Lynchburg. My husband was looking forward to the Veal Oscar, and what a disappointment. It was not hot, just warm. The veal was tough and the crabmeat was fishy tasting. I ordered the Seafood Cardinal and I was pleased with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Old Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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