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The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento
The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento

The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theporchsacramento.com
  • Phone: (916) 444-2423
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jonathon Clemmons
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th & K Streets
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento
The Porch offers Sacramento a delicious down-home low country dining experience located right in the heart of Midtown!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Very poor service, very poor representation of low country cooking, very noisy. Only good part of experience was the wine and it was from Germany. Without question we will NOT return!!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Love this restaurant but the noise level is atrocious. Desperately in need of some sound baffles. Shouting at the wait people shouldn't have to be necessary, but it is. Please find a way to tone down the noise a bit."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • " Our party of four had a great time. We were seated promptly, our server was knowledgeable about the menu, and the food was great. All four of us enjoyed our meals very much. Even the simple items, such as a biscuit were very well done. We're more of a hard liquor group, so we cannot speak to the wine list, but they had a well stocked bar."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food came out cold and NO flavor at all it was s waste of $80 for us. We had a party of 6 and all of our food was cold No flavor at all..The best thing was the popcorn."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Horribly noisy..almost made me ill. Wish we had been outside but was too hot"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food, quiet could use a little soft tone music."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food is always delicious! You cannot go wrong! We have been there numerous times for brunch and dinner and are always impressed. The porch goes above and beyond for birthdays. They printed special menus that wished my husband a happy birthday and brought out delicious home made ice cream with a candle."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great po boy and delicious chicken/biscuits. Not so great ribs (I stlll prefer a rub on my ribs). Fried green tomatoes and gouda grits went over well with us. Loved the atmosphere. A bit slow on the service. Overall, we'll come back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great food, great drinks, excellent service, and quaint setting. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistently good with its unique cocktail menu and southern yumminess! There is something for everyone on the menu - fresh salads, shrimp and grits, burgers, fried green tomatoes, etc. Their menu changes regularly with a few favorites that always appear. We have almost always found some sort of delicious pork item on the menu also. Portions are generous and flavors are outstanding. Don't miss the Grilled Brie appetizer."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My family from the Bay Area were up an this a great location for us to meet - and we all love the food usually splitting meals so we can try new things! The food - for being Southern always has a healthy twist."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Good drinks, large food portions, bacon wrapped scallops were tasty, the brisket was great and the BBQ pork sandwich, not that great, wet and lacking flavor"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food at The Porch was wonderful but the service agin was lacking. It took a long time to even get a drink order and many times the waiter could have been more attentive. Many times we had to ask for something twice, including something as easy as a straw. This was our third attempt, so probably will not return to the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Having never experienced fried green tomatoes, our party ordered them out of curiosity, but once we began to eat them, declared them delicious! The adult grilled cheese sandwich my friend had was astounding in size & taste w/apples, the shrimp & grits I enjoyed & the salad were all prepared with fresh ingrdients & complete care. Each of us had a peach mint julep that begged us to have another! The only negative was the slowness in service, particularly since it wasn't a very busy week day, but perhaps the creativity of the chef precluded that."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Good menu choices and portion options. Casual atmosphere with excellent service."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Good place for special occasion, or romantic setting, , has very good unique drinks, excellent starter, and good entree , little costly , but worth it, that food was so excellent , Will go again, going to check out , what its like for lunch, then dinner Stay tuned"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "A group of 7 friends went to celebrate my husbands birthday. I was just so impressed with everything. It was the little things. The menu was dated and was titled happy birthday derek. Our server was friendly and split the bill with no problem. The food was delicious and drinks were great. Cant wait to come back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The place was so loud that it was nearly impossible to hear anyone at our table talking."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We found your restaurant through the brochure printed by ? The portions are very large so we split a salad and main course and it was plenty! We would return when next in Sacramento."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Food was out of this world! Chicken & waffles...to die for! Loved our waiter! The kitschy low-country atmosphere was very cute!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We are glad we found this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and impeccable. We shared an heirloom tomato salad as an appetizer that was wonderful.. I had the BBQ shrimp and grits which was outstanding. My husband went with the chicken fried steak and loved it. We went in a little skeptical given some other reviews, but we were very impressed and intend to put this on our list of regular places to dine when downtown. Only drawback was it is a bit noisy."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We found the Porch to be outstanding and exceed expectations. We had reservations at 5:30 PM with a 7:30 Music Circus, time was a concern, but it shouldn't have been as the service and timeliness of the food was right on, we were done by 6:50 PM. Jason assisted by two "bussers", very attentive and timely, it's nice when the water glass is always full. The food was interesting and prepared perfectly; appetizer; warm brie-perfect. Our mains; pork chop/catfish were outstanding and the sides were also so tasty. The portions are large, so the extra sides of fried okra and Gouda grits were tasty, but we were stuffed and took boxes home. You can't beat the $10 corkage, that alone will keep us coming back, we love to bring our own wines."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Best buttermilk biscuit I've ever eaten in my entire life. Flaky with the right amount of crunch. My son's had HUGE shrimp po'boys that looked amazing. My wife's fried chicken was very good. My crab cakes were good, should have the chicken fried steak. I've had the short rib before and that was tremendous! I look forward to the next meal at The Porch. We plan on taking out-of-town guests here."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a waitress that had on a shirt so filthy that it was no longer white. I'm pretty sure she also lost her hairbrush. She looked like she just got out of bed and threw on a shirt that has never been washed. It was disgusting. The food was mediocre, the green beans were the best thing I had. I was so looking forward to eating at the porch, yet I left disappointed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Ate here for Sunday brunch. In our party of 3, everyone enjoyed their food. Unfortunately, from the time we were seated it took a full hour for the food to arrive. We sat for 15 minutes before the host(not our waitress) finally took our drink order. I read other reviews that service was an issue here, but I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt. I guess the management either doesn't read the online reviews or doesn't care because the restaurant was clearly understaffed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I tried the porch a week after they opened years ago and I was not impressed and had not returned until last week. Having lived and worked in the Midtown Sacramento area for years I eat out 3-4 times per week at many of the mid tier and finer establishments. My experience was pleasant. Service was quick and attentive. The drinks were tasty and the ambience pleasant with many couples out on a Friday night. I was surprised that the Porch seems to have gotten their food game together. My Fried Chicken was tasty and hot with great sides that complimented the dish. Overall I would return to the Porch. My only negative is I feel the pricing on the plates is too high in comparison to similar restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food it really good and interesting. The service is great. We were lucky to have Jason as our server twice, he is very knowledgeable about the drinks and food. Also has a great sense of humor."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were dining at The Porch before attending Music Circus; we all enjoyed our food. However, even though we mentioned we were going to Music Circus, the waiter failed to give us the advertised 10% off of our tab. This was frustrating."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was good, but the fried chicken needs help. It was dry and not much taste. I'm sorry to say, but I make better fried chicken. For a restaurant that is supposed to be southern......they really need to kick it up a notch on their fried chicken. Their salads were the bomb."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Definitely don't go here without an appetite. They have a great menu that changes from day to day. I got the fried chicken and the portions are rather large. They have a fun selection of sodas and cocktails as well. The atmosphere was very comfortable. The Porch lives up to its name."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I love the Porch and look forward to eating there whenever in Sac. Making reservations was frustrating to put it mildly! I called and left a message as I am not real good on the computer and did not want to do it through your website or email address, however, no one ever called back so when my husband got home he went on the computer and made the reservations for us. Very inconvenient for both of us! We are not 20, 30 or 40 something's where all that techie stuff comes natural! We are in our 70's and still like using the phone. Not sure what we will do in the future as there are many wonderful restaurants in Sac. that will take reservations on the phone! Thanks for listening, Sincerely, Karen Katzman"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food is fantastic for those who like a southern flare... Or even for those who don't! Always quality food with generous portions and great ambiance. I recommend sitting outside!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was fabulous. Wonderful menu, knowledgeable staff, and decorated well. Everyone tried something different off the menu and was satisfied with the flavors and the amount of food was very generous. It was to celebrate my daughters birthday and they personalized the menu by adding her name and wishing her a Happy Birthday. Will go back again, and again!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It was not a busy Saturday night. However, we waited a long time before ordering. Our food arrived in a timely manner. The crab cakes were not very tasty; however, the amount of food was sufficient."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I saw Chef Coco on Channel 31 earlier in the week so I chose The Porch for dinner place before Music Circus. The fried chicken was amazing...tender and juicy not greasy...and I am a sweet potatoe fries junkie and these were way at the top of my list. From the pickled watermelon to the fluffy bisquits and a ton of food. Guarenteed doggie bag and 10% discount for MC goers!. Loved it...and Chef Coco is a kick!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The fried green tomatoes were an updated form of an old southern favorite. Very good and a portion that could easily be shared. The portions were large and the food really good. The fried chicken resulted in taking enough home to make chicken salad for two meals for two people. Portions would be great to share."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The fried eggs arrived on a plate floating in grease and who puts applewood smoked bacon in gravy??"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It was wonderful. We had the Bloody Mary punch bowl, and each person ordered something different, and each dish was great! We were having brunch, and I had the biscuits and gravy. Everyone LOVED it, as we all shared bites. The shrimp and grits, fried chicken Benedict, shrimp po'boy( did I spell that right?), it was all great. Totally would recommend."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We came here months ago and had a horrible dinning experience but we decided to give them a second chance. We came for brunch this time. The service was still extremely slow and the food is under seasoned. If there is a next time I'm going to bring my own hot sauce to give the food some flavor."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great place to celebrate a birthday. They personalize the menu for the guest of honor and make you feel very special. Food is outstanding- Po boy shrimp sandwich in particular."
    Dined on 6/27/2014