In the four years since Porters became a fixture across the street from Texas A&M, it has solidified its reputation as one of the area’s top steakhouses. Offering phenomenal fare in a tastefully upscale (but not intimidating) environment, the restaurant’s sturdy wood structure and uniquely Texan furnishings set the tone for staples like a grilled ribeye, fried Texas quail, and a Gulf shrimp cocktail. On a recent visit, we happily devoured the thickest pork chop we’ve ever seen (surprisingly juicy throughout, with just a hint of pink inside), as well as a tender, flavorful filet with a side of scrumptious macaroni and cheese. We couldn’t pass up a giant slice of cheesecake for dessert. A head-spinning array of libations is available from the sizable bar.