The Front Porch - San Francisco
The Front Porch - San Francisco

The Front Porch - San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefrontporchsf.com/
  • Phone: 4156957800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Monday-Thursday: 5:30 PM-10:30 PM
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30 PM-11 PM
    Sunday: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.






    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Friday & Saturday
    5:30 PM- 11 PM Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Matt Marcus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: For all of you who hate waiting out in the cold for our delicious fried chicken the front porch has just bought you a cozy new neighborhood bar across the street called Rock Bar(as in geological rocks you'll see what I mean) where you can get a great cocktail before dinner & after dessert. Rumor has it there may be a midnight fried chicken window with a get it til it's gone type of supply and demand in the works!Plus there will be some front porch signature snacks to hold you over or up.
    eat.drink.eat
    KEEP ROCKIN
  • Special Events: 9/9/ @ 9 pm The front porch will be having a viewing party for our showcase on food networks diners, drive-ins and dives. Porch concession stand will be available after 9pm and last dinner reservation will be at 7:30.

    9/16/13 The front porch turns lucky number 7. We will be closed for regular dinner service, but 20 bucks gets you a big plate of food and some fun entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Mission and San Jose St.
  • Public Transit: 14 mission 24th street Bart station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Bank of America flat rate parking lot around the corner at 3250 mission st
A word from The Front Porch - San Francisco
Come rock out on the porch and enjoy some southern mission hospitality.
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The Front Porch - San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (88)fit for foodies (61)great for brunch (39)great for outdoor dining (34)hot spot (29)late-night find (25)good for groups (25)special occasion (21)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (16)kid-friendly (14)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • Front Porch, noise pit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2011
    This place is outrageously noisy. Why owners would allow Mexican street musicians to come in and ad to the noise can, I surmise, be attributed to some misplaced sense of concience as opposed to regard for diners. Still, that was just one issue over which they would have some control; most of the noise was generated by loutish diners who shouted their way through dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • refreshing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    We had an exceptional dinner experience. Original menu. Great food. Casual atmosphere. Friendly down to earth staff. Not a drop of pretension here - nobody is trying too hard. And the Cajun menu works. The food is real quality, which is more than I can say for many of the Southern-Soul-Cajun-Comfort food joints in town. The fried chicken is a must. A refreshing antidote to SF dining fatigue.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • funky, fun and flavorful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    Very good food except for gumbo dish. It tasted burnt and the restaurant promptly removed it from our bill. Funky place and fun to go with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tables are just too close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/9/2011
    Tables are just too close together. I felt like I was a part of both of my 'neighbors' conversations and I really didn't like one group of 'neighbors', so it wasn't the best experience. In the past, I've been with a group and was seated at one of the larger corner tables and didn't notice this issue. The food was delicious and the service was very good, but I'm not sure I would go back or at least not without a crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG yumm - E. Not low calorie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/8/2011
    OMG yumm - E. Not low calorie but soooo good. Worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five of us gathered at The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2011
    Five of us gathered at The Front Porch. The atmosphere was pleasant. The service was good & unobtrusive although my friends were not allowed to be seated until everyone arrived. The meal started with a complimentary plate of corn pone, which was quite tasty. We ordered fried green tomatoes & crab fritters as appetizers. The crab fritters got rave reviews, the fried green tomatoes, not so much. The vegan special, green beans, & appetizer salad were delicious, but the fried okra was bland & soggy. The ribs were described as dry by 2 people, while 1 person thought they were delicious. The fish was described as undercooked. We shared the cherry cobbler, beignets, & pecan pie, which were all wonderful. A good time was had by all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • took a long time to be seated
    MJLL
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    took a long time to be seated with the reservation. took a long time to get our food. portions were kind of small for what we paid for still very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were all very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    We were all very disappointed in the food. For a Cajun restaurant the food was mild and not anything special. There was no hot sauce on the table. We were surprised when we asked for hot sauce they brought their own brand. A real missed opportunity for the restaurant to sell their hot sauces by not having them already on the table with a little sign that said "Take a little bit of Cajun home with you. Buy our sauce!" I had the Tri-tip and it was tough.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasant meal though
    MulcaheyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2011
    Very pleasant meal though it became thunderously loud once the place filled up.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally tried the Front Porch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    Finally tried the Front Porch after many recommendations by friends. After one visit, has become a favorite already. Great friendly staff, cool mix of decor from rustic charm to vintage laid back vibe, and the food is just good old home cooking delight. We had the spicy shrimp n grits- the sauce was perfect and sizeable portion, not too spicy. The blue crab fritters are a must try. They are renowned for their fried chicken and it is served up in a popcorn bucket for table sharing. Nice touch. I choose the short ribs and was pleasantly delighted to finish my plate. Come hungry, leave happy! Quaint, neighborhood eatery, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Southern Food/Southern Hospitality
    WeeklyDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    The best "Southern" fried chicken in SF served with a very friendly "Southern" attitude. The fried okra, greens and hush puppies were very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute place, small. Serves
    MsMj
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Cute place, small. Serves good comfort food. My spare ribs were fatty, but the cajun stuffed pork chop was delicious. The southern fried chicken was also a hit. Service was fast and friendly. Parking was a challenge.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious fried chicken and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    Delicious fried chicken and amazing brussel sprouts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute place, good food. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    Cute place, good food. The servers are adequate, but a little more friendliness would be welcomed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hooked on Front Porch
    Paula
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    Amazing chefs, the food is down right southern comfort. I feel like I'm walking in to a New Orleans bar cafe when I enter the Front Porch. Dark lighting, romantic spot to dress down and eat range free fried chicken with their very own hot sauce. I add a side of mac and cheese to mix with greens. Biscuits and gravy for brunch, blue crab benedict! Ice cream with dessert is from Mitchell's, need I say more?? I walk down from Church Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Semi-Southern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2011
    As a Southerner, I often look for authentic southern food. This place is about average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little crowded but overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2011
    A little crowded but overall a nice experience, the credit card machine was down but the gave us some extra wine so all is well. great service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably the best eatery in
    thisVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2011
    Probably the best eatery in this area. Great southern food, great BBQ - great fried chicken, tasty mashed potatoes...collard greens were ok, desserts were fantastic...the beet salad I wouldn't get again, but that was our decision to order it...and the crab fritters were worth getting again. Enjoyed it. Not elite level, but right below.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to find Cajun/Southern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Hard to find Cajun/Southern food in NorCal and this place has it. It's a warm, comfortable restaurant and the food takes you all the way to New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food! Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2011
    Great food! Great service! A lot of fun! The fried okra and the hushpuppies are the bomb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic