Front Porch Cafe

4.4
282 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

DURING THE DAY WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS so you can come in at anytime.
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.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

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hannaht
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual

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AdrienneJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JoeT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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

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DiningDiva
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really good. I would definitely go back when I’m in town.

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Riya
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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MelissaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Stewart
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

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JohnR
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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phyllisr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was not good at all

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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HalH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JazmineG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the service to the food.

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viprich
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Marcio was excellent. Top notch service. Food was delicious. Could use some improvement and updates in patio area.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was okay the drinks took way too long to come out. The server was a cool young guy who was 👍🏻

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JoyceF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good burger.

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vipjack
New England
586 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Acomdating staff. Large portions. Inside area way to loud.

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MAT1875
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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runner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a nice time, and the food was good! Very pricey though.

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TomL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipAudraD
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipTemple
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Tay4
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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Annie
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. As a couple we did breakfast and dinner and it was fab 😀

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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misskittyrox
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always a good meal at the Front Porch. Large portions and very tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Reheated food when we ate a fish dish. Probably better for breakfast

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Patrick
Ruhr region
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious thanksgiving dinner! The service was outstanding!

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vipDavidM
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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ouardak
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charmant restaurant, très bien servi et l’accueil est irréprochable. Nous avons passé une excellente soirée

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mminnv
Mobile
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MelanieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience including service and food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Travis was a great server! Food was very good and great value for the price. Enjoyed our meal and service we received.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my significant other and myself..

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was really good. Food portions are generous. 20 percent automatic gratuity on the bill but since the service was good it was fair.

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vippick
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter great food it’s our go to during he ween

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Front Porch Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Front Porch Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.