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Porter's Tavern - CLOSED

2412 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-7248
+1 919-821-2133
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
15 Aug 2013
“good bet close to campus”
20 Jul 2013
“Not at all what we expected!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2412 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-7248
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Everything is made in house. They serve a smallish menu which still presents plenty of options. The salads are quite good and very large. My wife and I split the Bibb salad which comes with grilled onions, heirloom tomatoes, roasted potatoes, gorgonzola and mustard vinaigrette....More

Thank dpuryear
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Wow.... Not a good evening at all! The pork nachos came out cold and the pork was very fatty. The fried green tomatoes were covered in pimento cheese and not appetizing. The service was so slow and our waitress never checked back in. The filets...More

Thank Paigevl
Reviewed 14 July 2013

After touring NC State, my hubby and I settled here for a cold glass of white wine and appetizers. We actually ended up meeting some of the professors and current students. The ambience was nice but, because the school is just up the street, everything...More

Thank KacyVictoria
Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is one of the good dining options in the NC State area. The design is updated and contemporary and so is the food. Everything was very good!

Thank Meg W
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Porter's is very popular with administrators, faculty, and staff from across the street--it's convenient to main campus, the environment is conducive to business conversations, and the food is definitely way better than a standard campus area eatery. I am particularly partial to their salads, although...More

Thank MHerisson
Reviewed 2 May 2013

This was our second visit to Porter's. There are plenty of comfortable seats at upscale wooden tables in an attractive atmosphere. The lighting is soft and cozy, close to romantic but our family felt quite comfortable. The whole restaurant is clean and in good general...More

Thank alfeg87
Reviewed 14 April 2013

So I'm not usually one to write a bad review online (actually I praise great customer service), but this restaurant was SO bad, from server to management that I had to reflect. First of all, we were a group of nine (9), so I don't...More

Thank BrandPVC
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We chose this for a family meal based on reviews, although I had not noticed it before. The parking is a little tough, as it's on Hillsborough Street right across from the university. I was pleasantly surprised with the interior - not what I expected...More

Thank cary075
Reviewed 25 January 2013

A big thanks to Stacey, Kevin, and the helpful staff of Porter's for making my mother-in-law's 70th birthday party a success. The menu got raving compliments all around (from 6 year olds to 85 year olds!) ---especially the truffle portabella raviolis, spanikopita,and sublime shrimp and...More

Thank raleighgal
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I love this place and can't say enough about it . I've been here for brunch and dinner and they have never disappointed me. This place started my love and fascination of hummus(they serve this before your meal). The staff is great and I love...More

Thank Kia28
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-7248
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-821-2133
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