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“Where friends meet” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Porterhouse

Porterhouse
416 W Gates St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3835
360-336-9989
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Ranked #32 of 95 Restaurants in Mount Vernon
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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“Where friends meet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Lots of microbrews on taps. Fantastic pub atmosphere. Dart board. Large screen to watch the game. THE BEST FOOD! Great Happy Hour menu with $2 pints.
Warm cozy atmosphere. And a great place to study too!

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Washington State
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Good food, great beer selection, can be noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Husband and I usually get to the Porterhouse at least once a month. Great selection of all kinds of beer, and food has generally been good--seems better lately than a few months ago. We've especially enjoyed the steamed clams that come with delicious bread for dipping in the broth, and also their burgers(fries are just so-so). Salads and soups have been good.

Service can depend on who you get, one lovely lady has been there for years and she is fantastic! Others have been very hit or miss.

If it is very crowded--Friday evenings can be that way--it can be quite difficult to have a conversation but that has only happened to us on Friday evenings.

NOT a family restaurant--no minors allowed.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Forest Grove, Oregon
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“Nice little pub in downtown Mt Vernon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Good service, good food. Small, but not crowded. I ate here twice in one day, both business meals. First time I was invited, the second I was hosting a visitor right after work, so took her back to the same place I had just had lunch. Menu is not extensive but everything I've had has been good.

Visited March 2012
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Find this place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

We stumbled on Porterhouse while trying to negotiate the one-way streets and no-turn intersections of Mount Vernon's river section of downtown. That became our delight! Great pub food in a delightful atmosphere. A nice variety of local and other craft beers were on tap, available in a smaller glass making it easier to try more than one beer. The staff matched our expectations with efficient, friendly service. We had a truly quality experience at Porterhouse.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington State
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“Unexpectedly fabulous salads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I went with friends for supper. We were happily surprised that they have lots of gluten free options. Several of us ordered salads that were full of yummy and imaginatively presented ingredients. So fresh, and fast, friendly service. Nice atmosphere, too. Definitely recommend!

Visited January 2012
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