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“A mess...”

Porterhouse Restaurant & Brew Pub
Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Lahaska
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A mess...”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

My spouse and I had dinner there the evening of February 16th and it was a mess. We stopped in for a "quick" and "lite-dinner". We ordered an appetizer and two salads and two drinks (Sodas). From the time we ordered the time we received the appetizer was in excess of 35 minutes. The salads arrived approximately 10-15 minutes after that. Drink refills? Perish the thought. Our wait person was in some sort of stealth mode, as we had great difficulty in fidning her. Further, any explanation beyond - when the appetizer arrived - a curt, "they're backed up in the kitchen" was missing. From watching other diners around us, the kitchen was indeed backed up.

We've been there before and usually it is better but not great by an stretch. They need to get their kitchen problems worked out. Better option may well be Button Wood Grill across 202.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Point Pleasant, PA
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Expecting average...got WOW”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We never go out on Valentines Day, poor service, over priced "romantic" food, kitchen too busy to care, nah, rather stay home. This year since we were going to a concert (Mary Fahl) at the New Hope Winery, we decided to eat out too.
We are locals but never ate here, saw the reviews and figured if we went with no expectations, we would be fine. Called, made reservations, done.
The staff was attentive and flat out awesome. Glasses never empty, plates cleared, even waitresses that were not ours filled our drinks, they truly worked as a team.
We started with the chicken corn fritters, great. We "upgraded" the soup to french onion, also great. My hubby ordered the prime rib, I was going to order the Delmonico because it came topped with "tobacco onions" thin sliced deep fried goodness but the waitress said we could get them on the prime rib so we both got the same thing. When the entrees came out, holy moly we were impressed. The meat was cooked to perfection, looked ALOT bigger than 16oz and under all that meat and fried onions was a big baked potato! I was all in at the first bite, pure heaven. You didn't even really need a knife to cut it, that tender. We didn't finish it, brought it home and never made it to dessert.
It was a great meal to start a great night. We had no expectations and we were blown away by the food, service and the kitchen's ability to keep courses flowing on a VERY busy night.
Be warned though, their parking lot fills up fast so be prepared to park elsewhere and risk life and limb walking on the road to get in.
Can't wait to go back for lunch, the burgers look amazing!
Try them. If your a vegan, limited options, but if you like and beer and steak, this place is for you!

  • Visited February 2014
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Newport, Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here after shopping at Peddler's Village. Started out sharing their signature salad which was crisp and fresh. I had the Black & Bleu burger with sweet potato fries. The burger was done just right. My boyfriend had the pork tenderloin sandwich and he loved it. Our service was top notch, Amy and Crystal took good care of us. We added a couple of beers and the bill was less than $50.00, not too bad. Well definitely go again.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Anita C
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NEW HOPE
Level 6 Contributor
393 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good Burgers”
Reviewed February 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Burgers are tasty and cooked to order, if a little pricy. Other menu items are just average. The wait staff are all friendly and even the younger ones seem like they have been there a long time. Beer and wine selections are good but overpriced.

Visited February 2014
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Thank EDWARD E
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Went for the Burgers!”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Believe it or not, they make great burgers too! They have a varied selection of unique burgers that are mid-priced. The burgers were tasty and high quality.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Weycool
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