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

The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theporchsacramento.com/
  • Phone: 9164442423
  • 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: American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)neighborhood gem (65)special occasion (62)great for brunch (55)great for outdoor dining (49)good for groups (41)great for lunch (38)kid-friendly (26)romantic (15)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (8)late-night find (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good food but pricey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Seriously?? $18 for a Wedge Salad?? It's Ice Berg lettuce for goodness sake. The salad was more expensive than my entree. On the flip side, the Mac & Cheese appetizer was FABULOUS as was the biscuit and gravy side order. I may return again someday but i would surely be more selective on what I ordered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was awesome. Never had to ask for anything. Our waitress was friendly and gave great suggestions on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was pretty well presented and very tasty, however the server was extrimily busy, which affected our dinnjng experience, it took a long time to get our drinks and food. The server howeve always had a wonderful smile.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavy food
    Cowgirl12
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The best part was the waiter-I think his name was Jeremy. He was excellent. I think my mistake was choosing this restaurant when I knew the type of food which was heavy and too much. I thought I'd enjoy southern food but I'm too used to lighter California cuisine. A suggestion would be to try Southern food with a lighter hand. The place is extremely noisy. I had a mint julep I didn't like - I've had them before and this wasn't it. Too heavy on the alcohol. The waiter noticed and attempted a fix so 5 stars again to Jeremy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Fun
    happy2go
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was fun and yummy. Southern with a flair. Nice decor, but be prepared for lively sound inside. Service was good. We had 3 different entrees at the table and shared / taste tested all, everyone agreed wonderful flavors. Really nice that they offer some small plate servings. Definitely will return. Homemade ice cream a plus for our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impress Mother in Law enough said!
    Kaidensmom
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great apps with pickled veggies and cornbread. Main course we all had chicken with amazing sides! VegetAble suquotash was legendary. Dessert tasted old and freezer burned. :( ice cream cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood gem
    JuJu
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved the atmosphere, menu and bar! Our table shared fried green tomatoes and cornbread to start, both yummy! Entrees of shrimp and grits (very good!), pork chop (huge and very tender) and two orders of flank steak...that came with an incredible green chili Mac and cheese. We were stuffed but tried the to die for s'more dessert! Can't wait to go back and try the fried chicken next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!
    foodmoney88
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was a very pleasant fresh twist on New Orleans style food. Try the Fried Oysters and Po'Boy Shrimp sandwich! To die for! Clean, fresh, upbeat and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place Overall
    luv2travel
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Overall the food was good. My husband really enjoyed the burger and fries. He said it was the best burger he has had. I had the shrimp and grits. The grits were great. However, I did really care for the sauce over the shrimp. The banana pudding was good (got it to go), but they forgot to include the nilla wafers. The nilla wafers are what makes the banana pudding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noteable Southern Fare
    bobby44
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A relaxed atmosphere on a Sunday evening Very nice selection of Southern dishes and appetizers More noise than expected Will try the outdoor dining when weather appropriate Will return with more friends
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be in a hurry!
    DeeEats
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was fantastic. Our server was great. The rest of the service was terrible. Our toddler got pancakes raw in the middle. The drinks took forever because the bar had to pour them and we didn't have alcohol. Management needs to rethink how they do business
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very noisy and weird priced menu
    MarilynVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed The Porch experience overall. The food tasty and service great. Food was well timed and nice prssentation. Noise level terrible and we were seated next to a loud group in spite of empty tables. biggest problem is that the menu appeared to be priced to the most advantage to the restaurant portions for big that you couldn't get an entree send $20 and decides for each. Orders 6 or 8 dollars and the salad were also large part portion inexpensive you could not get a small dinner salad soup and an entree for example that would come with exercise pricing that was difficultto to figure out with the menu offered if we ever came again we would do what other tables seem to be doing get one salad or one entree and split it
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a reservation for two on a Friday evening which did not seem necessary as it wasn't very busy. The waiter didn't notice us for what seemed like an ususally long time.We had to flag him down. Food was not as wonderful as I remember. The boneless ribs were served like a big chunk of meat. The fried chicken my boyfriend had seemed to lack the flavor I remembered. The drinks were great! All in all I was a little disappointed for the pricetag.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Brunch
    Debekus
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second trip to The Porch and I selected it as my Birthday Brunch destination. The service was EXCELLENT - Laura thank you. They had menus printed with Happy Birthday on them - a nice additive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    Really
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great place, easy access, no waiting. Service was great and the food was great too
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    PB19
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    a wonderful place just outside of the downtown traffic. great food, great atmosphere and great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed it
    Swirlydots
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The waiter we had (Jeremy) was fantastic and really good with our toddler (who was well behaved anyway but still) - he made sure she had crayons and water with a straw etc - little things but they really make a difference. The food was amazing, we really enjoyed it - especially the fried green tomatoes!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would go again
    Sockeye
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and the service were very satisfactory, and the ambiance was quite nice, clean and comfortable. Fried green tomatoes and mac and cheese were very good, tasted authentic southern style. I had fried chicken for entree, which was sok but not great. My companion had the trout and said it was very good. The menu says diners may request Green Tabasco Honey. Do it! It is fantastic, and the biscuits are good too!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Southern Cooking!
    foodcoma
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We LOVED The Porch! We tried as many things as we could handle and shared around the table. The mac and cheese, cornbread, spinach salad, grilled brie...everything was really amazing and we can't wait to go back since the menu changes daily. The punch bowl cocktail was amazing and a must-try. I'm from the south, so really want to try the fried okra, biscuits, grits and fried chicken. The service was great and we really enjoyed our meal. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Brunch
    HighfiveMy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I know that it is bad when the waiter knows my menu choices. I really enjoy this place for brunch and will eat here anytime I can. The Po'Boy Sandwich is my favorite dish along with the fried okra and beignets.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ahhh Southern Comfort
    Paula
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our second time at the Porch, bringing my nephew and his wife, both chefs...The Porch again put out a great brunch starting with the beneits and homemade jam with cloves, and could not change to another entreebecause the chicken and waffles were so good the first time, had to have it again...husband got the chorizo benedict , great hollindaise sauce, but the sausage was too small and not enough. will keep coming back, (even though we live in Santa Cruz) ....great place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    seemed a bit slow but as always food was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • go lighter on the spices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    mac and cheese too spicy...offer unsweetened black tea
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Eat
    like2trynew
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I saw this place on Good Day channel 31 on Sundays and the fried chicken looked so good. My business associate and I like to try new places to eat and since we had a later engagement downtown we decided to try it out. I was not disappointed. The portions are huge so be sure to let your waiter know that you want a half size. I would definitely recommend to all of my family and friends. We will be back to try out the brunch. Chicken and waffles, here I come.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Shawnwayne
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food, great people. They went the extra step. When making reservation, I noted that we were there for a birthday. I recieved a call from the mngr the day of, and he asked for the name of the birthday person and had a customized menu made up for us when we got there. Additionally, they offered an extra discount because we were headed to Music Circus. The fried chicken was excellent, I recommend getting the gravy as one of your sides for a real southern dish. Only go out to dinner in Sac 8-10 times a year as I live up in the foothills, but this place will def. be added to the rotation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lisa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Five people from our office went to The Porch for lunch on 8/20/14, around 12:30pm. The food was flavorful. The time it took to receive our food, however, was quite long, especially considering there were only approximately 8 other people in the entire restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, will come again!
    yumtum
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I had the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp po boy. Both were delicious. I'll definitely be back to try more from the menu. We got a 10% discount since we were on our way to Music Circus, definite plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not return
    wantagooddiningexperience
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Got it together
    jwm1952VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    When the Porch opened we were not impressed. We finally returned to give it a second try. We should have done that sooner. Excellent. Spicing, presentation all excellent. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Southern-style food
    ChefDooneVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I would recommend The Porch to anyone looking for a great meal with Southern Flair! Delicious Low-Country style food, the fried chicken is out of this world delightful! Lots of good bourbon, excellent desserts, the chocolate cream pie is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun birthday dinner
    jeats
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had excellent service, excellent food and delicious drinks at our fun family dinner celebrating our daughter's eighteenth birthday. The drink list was different without being weird. Food was expectedly southern comfort. Atmosphere was fun, interesting and well-decorated. Will definitely go back. Would recommend for couples, groups and families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise!
    Shasta
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Homestyle
    LookingForLutefisk
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but the noise!!!
    Gretcho
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Horribly noisy..almost made me ill. Wish we had been outside but was too hot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • in and out with a bang
    mamtu
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, quiet could use a little soft tone music.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The porch is delicious!
    Somethingsweet
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    Luvfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, great drinks, excellent service, and quaint setting. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delicious at The Porch
    jujutraveler
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.