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Porters Bar & Grill

#450 of 2,447 Restaurants in Boston
$$ - $$$American, ,
173 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1702
+1 617-742-7678
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (17 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“greek salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Soups
$$ - $$$
173 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Boston for the long weekend and had a fantastic dinner at this restaurant on a Thursday night in February. Service was excellent - waitress from Farmington, CT. Really connected with us since we are from CT. Started with legs/ wings and they...More

Thank Mary W
Scott N, Owner at Porters Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, glad you stopped by during your getaway! Cheers for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Porters, and they keep the taps interesting. This latest visit they had two west coast and one Vermont beers that I didn’t realize had wider distribution; specifically Melvin, Breakside & Fiddlehead. Props to their buyer for keeping things interesting.

Thank Nate B
Scott N, Owner at Porters Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for noticing - we do try!

Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a bite to eat and a drink after a concert. It was quite busy but the service was still good. You can tell this is a favorite among locals.

Reviewed October 15, 2017

We needed to get a quick bite before the concert, every place in the area was packed. We were told even though Porters was packed that we would get a table in 15 minutes ( no exaggeration ) & get our order in & make...More

Thank Jeebo1965
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Dropped in last night before a concert at TD Garden. At 6:00 pm there was a half hour wait, which passed quickly. We decided to go simple in the interest of time, so skipped apps and drinks. My jalapeno burger was a juicy half pound...More

Thank fishlovergirl
Reviewed July 31, 2017

I came here on a Sunday afternoon to watch an international soccer game with my family (husband and 2 kids). The place was practically empty and the manager was more than accommodating to arrange seating for our family, and to change the channel to the...More

Thank Libby S
Scott N, Owner at Porters Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thanks for coming in - Summer Sunday's are not a busy time for us - so we appreciate your business!

Reviewed July 29, 2017

Stopped in while waiting for a commuter rail train which is only a block or so away at North Station. Had a couple hours to kill and needed a meal after a long flight. The staff was very accommodating, the clam chowder was superb and...More

Thank Robb L
Scott N, Owner at Porters Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thanks Robb, hope to you you back next time !

Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We just needed a quick bite after a long day and Porter's was next door to our hotel. The server was very nice and did a great job. The food was pretty good, but the waffle potato chips were excellent. The atmosphere was low-key, which...More

Thank Emily F
Scott N, Owner at Porters Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thanks Emily - glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

The service was great The gentleman at the door was super friendly. Are server was awesome . My daughter and i were visiting from Maine and she was very help full in suggesting things to do and where to go. The food was excellant ....More

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

First it has a real local feel. Christ and Jess are great servers w/ a wonderful sense of humor. "Bostons Best Burger" maybe... great char grille flavor, Greek salad was delish with a ton of olives. Clam chowder was tasty . We had a great...More

Thank greezil428
Scott N, Owner at Porters Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

Thanks very much - we concur on Christie and Jess. And Happy Anniversary !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Soups
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-7678
Casual pub with great food and full service bar. Lots of microbrews and cocktail options. Friendly service. HDTV's showing local sports. Independently owned, not corporate. Winner of Boston's Best Burger (Improper Bostonian), Best Burger and Fries (CitySearch) and Boston's Best Sports Bar (WBZ-TV A-List). Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily. Kitchen open until 1am on Fri+Sat, Bar is open until 2am EVERY NIGHT! Great place for before/after games or concerts at TD Garden.
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