Have you driven through Lehi, Utah in the past 40 years? If so, you have passed by Porters Place. It is pretty nondescript and doesn’t look like much other than an old building in the historic downtown of Lehi.
Several months ago, I got my first glimpse inside Porters Place and was impressed with the warm feel and look. The restaurant is housed in a building that was built in 1915 and was originally heated by two stoves. In 1971, the restaurant opened and I don??ª?t believe they have looked back since.
After my first visit, I have wanted to return when I had time to sit down and enjoy a meal. The time came a few days ago when we were in Utah County for business and a wedding. We had time for a late lunch, so we stopped at Porters Place. It was late enough that we were the only ones in the restaurant at the time. The interior is old, warm (in a good way), and clean.
The choice for me was between the elk burger and the buffalo burger ??ª?? I opted for the buffalo burger and their house special smoked baked beans. I was not disappointed. The burger was moist with a little tomato, lettuce and secret sauce. The burger didn’t need anything else. The beans were something else. The smoky flavor was incredible and I wish I could have had a larger bowl of the beans. They were that good.
The prices for lunch range from about $7 to $10. They also serve dinner at Porters Place with a range of $17 to $40 per person. They do have some lighter meals available with smaller portions (and less money.)
The entrees on the dinner menu looked like they would be an experience. So, if I am in Lehi one evening, I may sneak in for a comfortable meal with some good company.
Porters Place is located at 24 West Main Street, Lehi, Utah (801) 768-8348. (www.PorterRockwellUtah.com)