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Porters Bar & Grill

#461 of 2,526 Restaurants in Boston
$$ - $$$American, ,
173 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1702
+1 617-742-7678
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (32 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“flat bread” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
173 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick beer whilst in the area. The bar is pleasant enough and the lady who served us was nice. Just lacked the wow factor. Didn’t eat so could not comment.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stacey58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bar is located next to the Kimpton in the West End. I stopped in for drinks one evening, and for dinner after the Bruins game. Opted for a burger, though; I rarely eat them, it was very good. Unpretentious atmosphere with comfortable barstools...plus they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank o2bcre8ive
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First I will start by saying that the staff are very friendly, from guy at the door to the Hostess and server. The menu is not huge but our burger and sandwich were great. They offer a number of craft brews, which is great. Our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bden99
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Porters is a great spot for a pre-game drink and bite. Close to the Garden, Porters is bustling on game night. We got two seats at the bar before a Celtics game and service was friendly, prompt, and very attentive. The calamari and flatbread pizza...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mamacooking
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Waiter was pleasant but man - terrible music and terrible food. Came in for appy’s and we left without finishing. Don’t bother. Walk a little further down Portland St and try your luck elsewhere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adoreway
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Headed to a Celtics or Bruins game this upcoming season? Make porters your pre-game pit stop! Don't overspend on food and drink inside TD- hit up porters beforehand for a delicious burger, fried calimari, and a Sam Adams on tap! It's walking distance to The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nicole B
Scott N, Owner at Porters Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018


Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Came in at 9:45 and the kitchen closes at 10. Megan was our server and hooked us up. Jalapeno burgers and soup and some great drinks. Highly recommended when in Boston for a great burger.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bullet45
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Yesterday I would have given Porter's a "WhooHoo" rating. Their Cubano sandwich IS TO DIE FOR. I like having lunch there, until today. One thing I've noticed about the world we live in today is customer service is close to non existent. I'm usually a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janeene D
Scott N, Owner at Porters Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

This person seems to have lost her mind due to what she perceived was bad telephone customer service when ordering her lunch sandwich. After raising her voice in the restaurant when picking up her sandwich, she spoke to 3 levels of management including the owner...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018

Stopped in Porters two separate days, once at lunch, and once at dinner. The bartenders were always really friendly and personable, the beer variety was nice, and the menu offerings were great. The fried pickles were delicious with the spicy dip, and the BBQ pork...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank o2bcre8ive
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Reasonably priced for good food. Good location. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank flyboi311
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September 22, 2018|
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Response from Scott N | Property representative |
Sorry for the late answer on this. Yes we have plenty for vegetarians. All of our Burgers can be substituted with a veggie burger. We offer plain pizza's and salads and at least one sandwich and 2 appetizers are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
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 - 12:00 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>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • 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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