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Porter & Luke's Restaurant

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1517 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New Orleans
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had such a great time. The dining room is a throwback to an elegant quieter era. Not that it was outdated, it just has a marvelous retro feel to it. The service was attentive. The entree I had Eggplant Parmagiana was fantastic! Perfectly prepared as was the Caesar Salad with a great creamy dressing. My friends who had the grilled... More 

Thank AshtonNewOrleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Ate at this restaurant twice when it first opened and then took a long break. I now remember why it had been so long. While our server was polite, cheerful and our food was served promptly, it was just an average dining experience. The dining area has no personality or ambiance. None. It is just a room filled with white... More 

Thank Parker W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

My wife and I have dined here several times in the past. We had dinner here last night (4/22/16) for the first time in about 6 months. Things have changed and not for the better. Frist, the place was only half full at 7pm on a Friday night, not a good sigh. Second the menu has become stale and rather... More 

Thank Ron B
Metairie, Louisiana
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

There used to be restaurants like this all over the city--locally-owned, with that old school new Orleans vibe. This place recaptures that ambience. Great seafood served in an unpretentious manner. The softshell crab that I had was huge and delicious.

Thank David D
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Experienced good service. I got one of the best Eggplant Parmesan and pasta dishes I've ever had. Seafood dishes are good as well. I would recommend this restaurant to any food lover. I will go back there in a heartbeat. The doberge cake is exceptional.

Thank cynbert1
Fukushima, Japan
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Porter & Luke's is a favorite of the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club (JARC, W5GAD). As an out-of-town visitor, I joined JARC's executive committee for dinner prior to a regularly scheduled club meeting. This was after 5 days in New Orleans to attend a medical conference. A couple nights prior, I paid a lot more for a nice steak elsewhere, but... More 

Thank Ken N
Metairie, Louisiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Tasty items such as fried green tomatoes with fresh shrimp, turtle soup and gumbo as well as special dishes add to the menu, The staff always appears to be friendly and quick to please the customers. Worth a visit!

Thank groundburst
Waveland, Mississippi
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

After a Mardi Gras parade we ducked into Porter & Lukes for a drink and appetizer. Casey waited on us and she is delightful. We had their 3 wedge salad which was divine. They took three small iceberg wedges and put 3 separate toppings - one was fried oysters with blue cheese, second lumb crab meat ravigot, last was boiled... More 

Thank 157mk
New Orleans, LA
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Love the fried eggplant appetizer. The triple wedge salad (which I call the "triple threat") is GREAT. Have been here with local friends and out of town guests. All agree, the food and service is quite good!

Thank GypsywmnNOLA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Excellent service a offerings, been there twice and will likely be back. Oysters barataria are out of this world.

Thank Jay C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: 5048754555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?