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“Eclectic Weekend Crowd” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Porterhouse Steakhouse

Porterhouse Steakhouse
217 N Elder St, Moses Lake, WA 98837-1731
509-766-0308
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Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Moses Lake
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Description: Porterhouse Steakhouse is under new ownership, has been turned in a Family driven Steakhouse, no longer has a casino.
Moses Lake, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Eclectic Weekend Crowd”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Ball caps, corsages, velco shoes, and cardigans; all manner of folks wandered through the doors of the Porterhouse on the night we were there. No matter what the attire, all came looking for a good meal at a reasonable price in a place that was comfortable. On our visit, one could check all those boxes. The wait staff did a great job. We're not talking uniformed with an obligatory white apron and the specials of the day, but rather a young lady working her way through school, but totally committed to being helpful and efficient. The menu is a rock solid, family beef and potatoes kind of list. Some meat, some vegetables, a soup or a salad, potatoes one way or another, a menu that my father and grandfather, both long deceased, would have loved. In their honor I even bumped for the Thousand Island dressing. Who knew it was still around?
Okay, here is the drill. This is a good middle of the road restaurant that knows it business, which is putting out a good meal at a reasonable value. No real frills, no real fluff, just a reliable, value meal. The seating accommodates a good number of people and on this evening it was full, with a short wait. The front desk folks worked hard to make sure everyone moved through quickly, but not hurriedly. There was also a high school dance in town that evening, so the crowd was younger and larger than normal. No matter.
The food was well prepared, tasted good, came at the right time, and was as advertised. Nothing to complain about. The waitress did a great job balancing a huge area.
Just a few days before, we went to a high end restaurant, with all the bells and whistles. Very enjoyable, but the value at the Porterhouse was better. Did the meals compare? Actually they did in all areas except cost. Two of us walked out the door of the Porterhouse for less than half the cost of one entree at the high end place.
Would I go back to either? Probably both, depending on the occasion. The Porterhouse might take something as insignificant as 'in a hurry', or 'Friday night', or it 'it was on my way.' The other would take winning the lottery.
So, maybe I fit better with the cadigan, velcro shoe, ball cap crowd. I don't know. I do know it was a good evening spent over dinner with friends. One I'd do again in a heartbeat.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not too bad!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant a a musty/mildew smell which was an instant turn off. The food we had was good, but choices were a little slim. Your steak dinner consisted of a steak and your choice of 1 item (soup, salad, or potato). The salad was literally lettuce with a few croutons -- nothing else. Had better steak, but definitely had worse.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“New and improved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

This resturant had a change of owners for the better. The atmosphere is modern but yet elegant. The cocktails are fantastic and have excellent prices.but you get a lot of food for the money. My favorites are the porterhouse burger and potato skins as an appetizer.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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British Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great meal great service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

After reading the reviews we weren't sure of what to expect so we were pleased we decided to give it a try. We had excellent service and very tasty food. Fair prices and would definitely recommend any traveller like us to go enjoy a meal at this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Tough Grisly Steak! Poor Baked Potato!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very poor quality meat! The baked potatoes had been cooked a long time ahead.... may be the day before. .....inedible. Poor service! Overall rating is poor!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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