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The Front Porch - San Francisco
65 A 29th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
$30 and under
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The Front Porch - San Francisco Details
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.
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Creole / Cajun / Southern, American, Comfort Food
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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.
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
Between Mission and San Jose St.
14 mission 24th street Bart station
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.
The menu has some unique offerings
with southern influence - fried okra with jalapeño aioli, celery root purée, bacon wrapped dates, collard greens, dr. Pepper braised short ribs. All were enjoyable. The jalapeño aioli and roasted red pepper risotto were a little flat, but the dates and celery root purée made up for it. The Front Porch is a great neighborhood find within walking distance. We'll definitely be back."
Dined on 1/27/2014
It was my first time at this place
after hearing about it from multiple friends, and it didn't disappoint. We had the oxtail poutine, the vegan jambalaya, the fried chicken, and a side of mac 'n cheese (and lots of leftovers). Everything was really good and hearty, without being greasy. The vegan jambalaya was actually the standout dish - really flavorful and interesting texture, and I loved the vinegary greens."
Dined on 2/23/2014
This gem was a great find! We were
looking for some excellent southern food and found it! We will definitely come back here. By sitting near the open kitchen, we even got an extra appetizer to try out some delicious fried pickles."
Dined on 2/18/2014
SF has loads of good food, but The
Front Porch really offers an interesting homey menu, fun atmosphere and hip with out leaving the rest of us feeling left out. Love!"
Dined on 2/11/2014
This place has great authentic
soul food and is easy to get to via public transit. It has a lived in feel but doesn't feel too kitschy."
Dined on 2/15/2014
This place is a pretty happening
spot. I do not recommend trying to come here on a Friday night without a reservation. Food is awesome here, but I suggest you really pace yourself. They give you really good portions. You can split a bucket between four people, and you will all go home super full. An individual plate of fried chicken will have you going home with leftovers. The date-wrapped in bacon and goat cheese is so delightful! I do love this place, but it is a little more pricier than your usual soul-food joints. Noise level is also on the really loud side. Intimate conversations will be a screaming match, even when you're not angry. Still a good spot for really good food. If you want more than KFC."
Dined on 1/31/2014
The spicy shrimp and grits was a
perfect blend of spices and flavor. My sister got the chicken and waffles, the chicken was crispy and the outside and juicy on the inside. Nit greasy at all. The Bloody Mary was delicious and beer was yummy. I've already recommended The Front Porch to family and friends. Thank you."
Dined on 2/9/2014
The food here was great for our
group of ten. This restaurant is very small so it was a little tight for a group that size. The waitor could have been a little more engaged and friendly."
Dined on 2/7/2014
Enjoyed my specialty cocktail.
Fried pickles were perfectly crisp without greasiness and nice dipping mayo. Shrimp & grits has great flavors and perfectly cooked. Homemade hot sauces rock. All at an amazingly reasonable price. Wish someone at my table ordered the fried chicken but maybe next time."
Dined on 2/4/2014
One of my go to places! Fried
Chicken is obviously great. Short Ribs are some of the best ever. My fiance actually craves their Shrimp and Grits with its red gravy. All around good SF restaurant and we will always come back."
Dined on 2/3/2014
We had a very nice evening at The
Front Porch. Starters and mains where good, but not fantastic. Desserts where outstanding. Unfortunately only one vegetarian/ vegan meal on the menu."
Dined on 1/16/2014
Food was pretty great, if a little
rich. However, the other patrons of the place appeared to have been culled from a Phish show parking lot. Service was swift and nice. But I had mentioned on our reservation request that we were celebrating a wedding anniversary. No mention of the celebration was made by the hostess or waitstaff, and our table was square in the middle of the restaurant where people would whiz by constantly. Again, great food, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you're up for the most casual of dining experiences."
Dined on 2/3/2014
My boyfriend and I try to get to
the Front Porch at least once every couple of months. We love the fried chicken bucket as well as the deviled eggs and fried pickles. The fried chicken is always so tasty and there is always leftovers for the next day which is a plus. I suggest if you have a fried chicken craving or just looking some great southern food, Front Porch is the place to go."
Dined on 2/1/2014
We hadn't been in for quite some
time but I needed some okra and fried chicken. Everything was as wonderful as we remembered it. Consistency is so important to remain alive in San Francisco's dining scene. Our cocktails were great and our daughter (a foodie herself) thought the dessert was the best she had ever had and posted it on Facebook as such. Thanks and it won't be so long before we return."
Dined on 1/31/2014
OMG... The food was excellent..
the mac n cheese was perfection as well!"
Dined on 1/31/2014
The manager was extremely rude
when I asked him why I had to pay gratuity for 2year old that I didn't order food for and he had a rude attitude. I was visiting from out of state and I had a bad experience. I will never visit this place again and the food wasn't even that good."
Dined on 1/30/2014
YES! Get the bucket, you won't
regret it, if you don't finish it, you will absolutely enjoy it tomorrow. Mac and cheese is awesome. I had asparagus one time but I guess they change the menu up occasionally, so I was saddened they didn't have it when I went back. Take your friends, they will thank you! They own the Rock Bar across the street too, if you get to the restaurant early or want to stay up late, you can hang out there, cool vibe, and great bartenders."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Non-greasy soul food....sounds
contridictory BUT they pull it off. Excellant food...recommend everything except the chicken. Too funny....who orders southern and doesn't order the chicken? That's my recommendation. Chicken looks beautiful, but no flavor. Try the duck instead...Wonderful, the greens...the sweet potato gratin, the fried okra, the stuffed dates....ALL Mouth-Watering Wonderful."
Dined on 1/22/2014
Everything was very good.The fried
chicken was great!!.."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Got the bucket of chicken to share
with some friends plus every side. The chicken was not only juicy but super flavorful! All of the sides were also amazing. Also, super friendly service!"
Dined on 1/18/2014
Having grew up in the South I tend
to suspect anyone offering Southern food - not an issue here! I was surprised at the fried okra being whole instead of sliced but it was delicious. The well boiled, salted peanuts took me back home instantly. The pulled pork was rich & tender: serving it in tacos was a fun twist. I found the fried chicken crispy but, I confess, a mite bland. There were sauces that made up for it. The burgers are astounding. Topping it off was excellent all-hands style service from a friendly staff and great cocktails. Madeira for dessert always makes my evening! I've been here twice and it has been tasty. Previously I've also enjoyed the vegan plate (deliciously filling and delightfully smokey) & the fried dates."
Dined on 1/13/2014
Saw the restaurant on diners,
drive-ins and dives and was very excited to try it on our yearly Xmas trip. We tried all the highlighted specialties and expected Wow but got ok on the food although the fried pickles were killer. Ambiance and service were fun but in such a foodie city there are cheaper places with delish food and great vibes."
Dined on 12/27/2013
This was for our anniversary, so
we didn't really care about price, overall it was amazing food, great atmosphere and pretty good service, not too expensive either, would highly recommend the front porch to anyone!"
Dined on 1/8/2014
Food was only OK and service a bit
abrupt. Menu reads well but mostly felt a bit oversalted and bland. The mac and cheese and the fried pickles were excellent but was pretty disappointed in the fried chicken."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Was dying to try and well worth
the wait. Well sort of-ordered the bucket of chicken and were told it Woukd take 20in bc it was a busy night. 40 min later-we say waiting. Our waitor didn't check in-in fact two other waitors checked in on us and were much more pleasant to deal with. When out waitor did make an appearance my boyfriend asked how the chicken was coming along. Our server seemed annoyed by our question (and by us period). He told us "it takes at least 20 min" and walked off. Boo. Once the food was ready we were served by another staff member. I wish I got names! Aside from the wait and the not so happy server, the food is AMAZING! Chicken! Mac n cheese! Yum"
Dined on 1/4/2014
This was a last minute reservation
on New Years Eve and we were pleasantly surprised. Parking wasn't difficult to find and the staff was warm and welcoming. Food was very good and fresh. We will go there again some day for sure."
Dined on 12/31/2013
I LOVE THE FRONT PORCH!! That
night was my birthday, and the restaurant made it special. I brought one of my closest friends who'd never eaten there and he loved it! We had the arugula salad, the dr. pepper beef loin, the cajun risotto meatballs, the fried chicken, red beans and rice with andouille sausage, the mac -n- cheese, and washed it all down with a few Scrimshaw's. We ate like Vikings and LOVED EVERYTHING!! Our waitress Tara, was excellent, and has a very nice personality. The Front Porch is home......."
Dined on 12/30/2013
I ordered the 4 piece chicken
plate. The most moist chicken I have ever had. The greens were also good. The service was attentive & quick. I look forward to returning to try something else on the menu"
Dined on 12/26/2013
We went to The Front Porch on
Christmas Eve, and had a thoroughly enjoyable night. An early reservation was available, thanks in part I believe, to the Holiday season, and we were seated promptly, with a choice of front or back. The drink service is professional, and engaging, yet the recognition that we were also ready to order didn't make for an unnecessary delay. We tried the Deviled eggs, fried chicken and a burger, along w/a Bulliet Rye Manhattan, and loved everything! The cajun, creole theme is infused, yet not overdone, the food is homey not fancy, and still elevated from rustic. Good mix of locals, family, single diners(bar is great seating too), including a patio which was in use even on Christmas eve!"
Dined on 12/24/2013
Wow, fried chicken was great! Meat
was not dry at all! I've been to other resturants, and they're not as great as this one! The temperature in this restuaurant was really warm. Tables were small, so we had to put our winter coats in our cars."
Dined on 12/20/2013
Always a great place. Keep an eye
out for the pork chop, menu changes regularly and if you see it, go for it! Delicious."
Dined on 12/18/2013
The folks here were super helpful
with our reservation for 15 folks (1/2 of them kids) even though the place is small, we were able to work out something for our group. The food was very good, we all liked everything we tried and a few of us had things we had never had before. If you are coming here, bring your appetite, especially if you're getting the chicken & waffles as it's a lot of food but sooooooo yummy! Chicken was perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. I could eat it again and again and again! The only downfall is parking on a weekend is very scarce but worth it!"
Dined on 12/15/2013
There were two parts to our
experience; the disappointing first, when they told us we could not be seated at our reserved time because the people before us were still hanging out and sent us to their bar across the street without suggesting any accomdoation for the inconvenience (even an offer to buy a single drink would have been nice). Then part two, once we were finally seated and our nice waiter moved us smoothly through a good dinner. Reasonable priced for a big dinner too. Wine list needs work though, Sancerre was crummy."
Dined on 12/13/2013
We had a great dinner! Excellent,
friendly service and wonderful food. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a comfortable dinner with great Southern cooking."
Dined on 12/8/2013
In addition to warm and cozy
atmosphere, fab cocktails, and incredibly yummy food, the folks at FP are incredibly friendly and attentive. After probably a dozen or more visits, we had a consistently great time and left tipsy and well fed...thank you!!!!"
Dined on 11/30/2013
THE FOOD WAS AMAZING,THE SERVICE
WAS AMAZING,THE OWNER/MANAGER GAVE HIS TOTAL ATTENTION TO ME A ND MY WIFE.CAN"T WAIT TO COME BACK AGAIN.WILL AND ALREADY RECOMENDED YOU TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY! DON"T CHANGE A THING THERE. MAN THE SHORT RIBS AND MAC AND CHEESE TO DIE FOR......"
Dined on 11/27/2013
A quaint spot with a neighborhood
feel, we found The Front Porch to be comfortable and inviting from the moment we walked in. We started with gumbo and fried okra both were uniquely prepared but big on flavor and big enough to share. I had the most amazing shrimp and grits (seriously, amazing!) I've had probably ever. The grits were truly creamy and delicious all by themselves. Hubby had the 4 piece chicken with collards and mac n cheese. WOW! We couldn't believe how tender, juicy and flavorful it was. Dessert was the apple crumble and pecan pie both were out of this world! Overall our meal was OUTSTANDING and the service matched! Kenny, our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and there when we needed him. Hats off Front Porch, keep it up!"
Dined on 11/27/2013
My dad grew up in the south and
loves Fried Chicken. He was impressed with your fried chicken because it was crispy yet moist and cooked through. He personally would have liked more hammock in his greens."
Dined on 11/24/2013
We came here on a Thursday night
for my wife's bday with our 3 y/o and had a great meal. The ambiance is very cozy, if not a bit dark. Staff is very friendly, attentive and helpful, with that family-feel. The food, mmm, fried okra and pickles were just right, some places have too much batter, these guys do it right. My daughter loved the Mac n cheese which came, sizzling, in a cast iron skillet. We also had collards and mashed potatoes which were both very good. The star of our meal was the bucket of fried chicken we shared. I don't usually like chicken, at all, but the fried chicken at this place is so good, tender and garlicky and crunchy. I hear dessert is good too but we were stuffed. Overall, a solid, tasty place to eat and drink."
Dined on 11/14/2013
Being from GA I am picky about my
southern food. The crawfish hushpuppies were great - probably my favorite thing on the menu that I tried. My husband had the fried chicken and said it was good but he had had better. I had the shrimp and grits which really missed the mark for me. I am more of a tomato based shrimp and grits girl with lots of cheese and sausage. They barely gave me any grits and they were super runny. If someone asked me where the best Southern restaurants were in SF I would steer them towards Brenda's or Hard Water. Don't waste your time going to Front Porch unless you live in the neighborhood."
Dined on 11/9/2013
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