Front Porch Cafe
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WE OPEN DAILY AT 8:00 am.
We ONLY take reservations through OpenTable AFTER 6:00 pm.
The story of Ocean Drive is everchanging, but our
neighborhood spot has remained the same
for more than 30 years as a laid back
classic memorable Home- cooked experience.
In the first 5 minutes I’d made up my mind it’d be a disaster. Hostess sat us at a table with water puddles from a leak and suggested I move to the other side of the table when she saw it. I requested we move to another table and we were placed at a dirty table. It seemed that she was fine with that as well so I asked someone for something to clean the crumbs and such with and was given a pack of wipes. Well, I did get what I asked for. But immediately after is when it all changed as we began receiving excellent service. Marcio and another made sure we were well taken care of. My husband had the Filet and I had the chicken Marsala. His filet was cooked to a perfect medium. My dish was good but probably not something I would order again. I would visit the restaurant again!
Our server, Travis was great. Thanks Travis! But we made a reservation for 5 people. When we arrived they said only 4 could sit at a table so we had to split up our group. Not sure why they allowed us to make the reservation if they couldn't accommodate us. The hostess was not pleasant.
Great experience as usual
I went to Miami for my birthday and made reservations at front porch on that Saturday. They had the best customer service I experienced out of all the restaurants I had went to. I wish I could remember my waiters name but he was extremely kind and even gave my cousin and I free shots for my birthday.
Absolutely horrendous service I ordered the most expensive item on the menu the filet mignon and I did not meet my expectations the servers were very rude and I will not be back
The food was really good. I would definitely go back when I’m in town.
We got a great deal on groupon. The impossible veggie burger is the best veggie burger we have ever tasted! The spaghetti was good too. Our server was great! It's a little further down on Ocean drive from all of the action but we were still entertained by the folks walking by - some nearly naked lol
My boyfriend and I went to vacation in Miami for spring break. We were looking around for something nice but casual and we decided to go with this restaurant. I was running late and freaking out that we would lose our table. I quickly called the restaurant and they were so nice and informed me that it was not too crowded and our table is still available inside, which is what I requested. Definitely recommend this place!!
I had a $50 groupon which made this place very reasonable. I had the curry mango chutney chicken breast, veggies and rice which was very good. Others in my party had the chicken tenders and the pesto chicken dish which were all very good. We were seated on the outdoor patio, nice location, good service and great food.
Excellent local restaurant with locally sourced produce and proteins. Great location near the South Beach. Portion size and quality was excellent! Would definitely come back here next time in Miami.
Food was not good at all
Wonderful food (shrimp scampi is delicious) and outstanding service. We had to go back a second to make sure the food and service was really that good and it was!
Lovely atmosphere, delicious food (including vegan options), courteous and kind staff. I would defiantly eat here again and recommend it to others visiting the Miami Beach area.
Everything was amazing from the service to the food.
Our waiter Marcio was excellent. Top notch service. Food was delicious. Could use some improvement and updates in patio area.
Food was okay the drinks took way too long to come out. The server was a cool young guy who was 👍🏻
What a wonderful place! The service was amazing and the food was so good.
I'm a vegan and my husband is a flesh eater. Our waiter, Mario, was incredibly kind and attentive. We were both very happy with our meals. The prices were affordable. The area it's located at is perfect. Beautiful and not noisy and we were sitting outside by the sidewalk (2nd level). We will definitely be back.
Very good burger.
With a quiet " Super Bowl" night the service was super friendly with fast food preparation.
Yes, the Front Porch is VEGAN friendly as it serves the Impossible Burger that was expertly prepared and tasty!
Acomdating staff. Large portions. Inside area way to loud.
Service was excellent and dinner was very good overall. The only reason i gave it a 4 is because dessert was not good at all. Location and ambiance was also excellent. My only recommendation would be to change where desserts are obtained. Would still return and recommend.
We had a nice time, and the food was good! Very pricey though.
The food was average in all respects. The service was friendly and the porch was nice. very reasonable pricing, but I won't be going back.
Had dinner here one night, then breakfast a couple days later. Both meals were very good - food came out fresh and hot, flavors were there but not overpowering. Servers at both meals were great, very attentive and friendly. Mixed drinks at dinner were delicious, vanilla latte at breakfast was very good, but regular coffee was so-so, and if you’re looking for iced tea, they only have fruit flavored. Prices are kind of steep, but if you go into the meal expecting that because of where you are, it’s not such a big deal.
Restaurant is on Ocean Drive, but far enough away from all the noise and commotion of farther south so you can peacefully enjoy the beautiful area in their outdoor seating.
Well....historically, the Front Porch Cafe didn't have much of a dinner scene or menu. But times are changing. The chicken marsala and chicken piccata are excellent and not greatly overpriced. Note: the final bill does includes an automatic tip (many South Beach locations include a tip having many European travelers) , but if you have Marcio as your waiter you will want to tip more. This waiter truly wants you to have an enjoyable experience. The chef even blessed us with his presence to ensure our happiness. The restaurant is on Ocean Drive, but located at one end of the 10-block street which has less tourist type traffic...but is close enough to still want to people watch. The party scene is not wild, but the FPC people do pay attention to your concerns. The portions are large. If you are familar with the restaurant, most would recommend breakfast (which is served all day), but you still have to make sure the potatoes are warm. But with the changing menu and service, dinner time at the Front Porch Cafe deserves another look.
Went to this restaurant because of the reviews. Went ion a quiet Sunday night. A very slow night.
Server was very polite and helpful.
We weren’t very hungry and my wife ordered a salmon salad and I ordered a cilantro lime shrimp salad.
My wife enjoyed her salmon.
My shrimp were cool to warm at best and the salad not particularly tasteful. It’s a salad after all and I didn’t expect it to blow my mind. But for the price point, I would have expected hotter and more tasteful shrimp.
I hear breakfast is good and we might return for that and give things one more shot
Fantastic service and food. As a couple we did breakfast and dinner and it was fab 😀
The food is great, very well presented and tastes really nice. Place doesn't look amazing from outside , but once inside you're really looked after. A bit of change of decor and a new design for menu will be more inviting! Worth dining here overall!
We had eaten here a few years ago and I remember we really liked the food then, so we thought we would try it again. The food was very tasty and we were served adequate proportions. The server was friendly and efficient. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone staying in or near South Beach.
Always a good meal at the Front Porch. Large portions and very tasty food.
Reheated food when we ate a fish dish. Probably better for breakfast
We had a delicious thanksgiving dinner! The service was outstanding!
Always love the Front Porch.
Great spot to sit of an evening with good food.
Service always friendly and happy hour appetisers and drinks are great value.
So many great things on the menus .. have never been disappointed.
Charmant restaurant, très bien servi et l’accueil est irréprochable. Nous avons passé une excellente soirée
A very nice place inside dining or outside. Food was very good and service was quick and responsive to our needs. I highly recommend this for quick bite or dinning destination in SOBE.
Excellent overall experience including service and food was amazing!
Travis was a great server! Food was very good and great value for the price. Enjoyed our meal and service we received.
Birthday celebration for my significant other and myself..
Service was really good. Food portions are generous. 20 percent automatic gratuity on the bill but since the service was good it was fair.
Great waiter great food it’s our go to during he ween
Front Porch Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Front Porch Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.