UPDATE: Porter House is no longer.
Well, not exactly. We went to the Porter House in “let’s get useless in” Eustis, Tuesday night, for its weekly twofer–two dinners for $25, and not only had two fine meals, but also enough leftovers for four more. Seriously. I had the baked, stuffed pork chop, which alone was enough to feed two, never mind the mountain of mashed potatoes and the vegies. Tom had the mussels marinara over pasta; delicious, we polished off those leftovers last night, and we’ll do the same for the pork tonight.
The Porter House survives in its seemingly middle-of-nowhere location because Chef Brian Anderson knows his way around the kitchen. He produces excellent fare at fair prices, on the night we went ranging from $13 for bistro meatloaf to $27 for surf and turf/5 oz filet mignon with whole Maine lobster. Also included is a loaf of fresh bread served with maple butter.
Downstairs in the 1908 house, built by local jeweler Florin Porter, are two dining rooms–the front one is a bit more intimate, the back one has the woodstove–cozy on winter’s night. More seating is available upstairs in the Blue Heron Pub, with bar and lighter menu.
Every Tuesday is Two-for-$25 night, with a choice of a baker’s half-dozen entrees. Thursday and Friday nights, the feature is prime rib. And seasonally there are $9.95 early-bird specials. Kids are welcomed with their own menu. And do save room for dessert. On the night we dined, the folks at the table adjacent to ours wanted to take home the whoppie pies.
Reservations are wise; folks drive over from Sugarloaf (about 20 minutes) up from Rangeley (about 30 to 45 minutes, depending upon road conditions) and down from Canada for this bright spot in the wilderness. In summer, pair it with drive up Eustis Ridge for sunset views.