- Historical a place where beer and porter (and sometimes steaks and chops) are served
Origin of porterhousesaid to be so named from being a specialty at a former New York porterhouse a choice cut of beef from the loin just before the sirloinin full porterhouse steak
- A cut of beef taken from the thick end of the short loin, having a T-bone and a sizable piece of tenderloin. Also called porterhouse steak.
- Archaic An alehouse or chophouse.