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Front Porch Cafe

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183 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
The story of Ocean Drive is everchanging, but our
neighborhood spot has remained the same
for more than 20 years as a laid back
classic & memorable Home- cooked experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM- 6:00PM

Dinner: Daily: 6:00PM- 11:00PM
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Phone number
(305) 531-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
14th
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 183 People Are Saying
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4.0
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We actually purchased a Groupon and the food was amazing!!!! We are so glad we went here. Out of the entire week vacation this was the best place we ate and we literally ate everywhere! Thanks Front Porch Cafe! We got the Shrimp scampi

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and service👍...and the Price is good for Ocean Drive

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A restaurant that has consistent dinners that are casual and fresh. However if you want all day breakfast you can do this at night here.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

All day dining with breakfast options at night make this an easy choice for even dinner amongst friends.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food was ok. Service was horrible. Won't be returning.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

If you need a restaurant with lots of variety where you can eat breakfast for dinner or enjoy a light or heavy meal then go here where everyone can order to their appetite!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great food and seating area outside. The service is always a little slow but friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I had a nice time. The waiter was awesome and food was good.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Prime location on Miami Beach and amazing food!!! Will definitely be visiting again in the near future.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Decevant. Moyen

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

My daughters 18th Bday and this was our last stop before we left Miami. I wish it had been my 1st spot because if so i would have went twice. The atmosphere was perfect we sat outside and it was beautiful.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

This restaurant is on Ocean Drive so I'm sure it gets loud and lively but it helps that its towards the front of the street. We went during the week for dinner and it was nice and quiet. The food was delicious! I've heard great things about their breakfast too. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Love the front porch. The food never disappoints. Staff are friendly and efficient. Location is lovely

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I came for my birthday dinner and the food was ok..most of it was fresh

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My family had dinner at new year and was really nice. There was a special menu and everething was fine. My son had a filet mignon and he said " the most tasteful i eat during my holidays". We loved the food, the ambiance, the dessert. After dinner we walked 5 or 6 blocks and we watched the fireworks. It was a amazing night.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice atmosphere good food and easy walk to the beach

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve dinner had limited special menu that had enough variety for all of us. Fish and beef were ordered. All cooked perfectly. Service was excellent. Prices were on par with similar S. Beach places.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. Menu was very limited. Food was average nothing special. Atmosphere was pretty good too.

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was over cooked and the drinks watered down. The server was nice and we got to sit down right away. Service food, food not. Not happy for amount paid.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere but there were screaming kids a few tables over and the staff didn’t do anything about it.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

This restaurant, on Ocean Drive, was a great place to eat. We ate dinner there on a Monday night and had delicious burgers. The next morning, we returned for breakfast. All of the food we ate was delicious and cooked the way we asked. It has a great covered porch that allows the diner to enjoy people-watching along Ocean Drive. There is also indoor dining available. The service we received during both visits was exceptional; friendly, accurate, efficient, and not over zealous. While the prices are a little high, they are more reasonably priced than other Ocean Drive establishments. Most everything is pricey in that area, so we expected to pay more. I would definitely eat there again, and recommend it to South Beach visitors.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Front Porch is a popular venue morning, noon and evening .. And with good cause. Good venue, with attentive staff and excellent food. We have sampled several breakfast / brunch options and all excellent; and happy hour appetisers are pretty much a meal in their own right .. Fish & shrimp taco options are great. We always enjoy stopping there.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

The food here was amazing! The crab cakes were fresh a DB the corn aoli was good enough to eat on its own. The steak kabobs were seasoned to perfection and a huge portion. I will definitely be going back!

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant is known for Breakfast all Day and, sure, it was available but what a disappointment. Before we even got started (and this was at about 7PM) it was about what they did not have. Not too many items, but still.... I ordered the Crab Cake Benies and the crab cakes were overcooked and had very little crab meat. My son ordered a scramble with ham and peppers and it was okay but presented in a very uninspired way. The weather turned nasty as we were arriving and throughout much of our meal, and that may have contributed to the overall negative impression, but we also noted that the restaurant - and bar - were virtually empty so that may be saying something too... Not sure I would give it another try as there are way too many other choices in SOBE.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

French toast good
Chicken parmigiana excellent
Great people watching

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3.0Dined on October 19, 2017

I ordered eggs my daughter pancakes. Very tasty. Good service.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

What a fantastic place!!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Went here for a dinner on a bachelorette party trip. 5 people with vastly different food tastes and dietary restrictions. There was something for everyone. Food and drinks were delicious. Ambience was very nice (we sat outside ). The wait staff was wonderful too! We are all very pleased that we picked this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Cool atmosphere. Dining was up on a ledge so you were not eating directly next to all the pedestrians walking by. Food was average, could've been better.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2017

We went there on a Tuesday evening.The server was great.She was attentive and the food was fresh and very good.Would recommend!

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Service was slow. Food was ok. Not their fault, but it was a very windy night and the umbrellas were flapping so strong we were afraid they would collapse on us. They add gratuity but do not point that out when presenting the bill

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Food was good and reasonably priced for the location. Nice spot for people watching. Server was attentive. Only complaint is I like my salad before my entree and I got both together. So do you eat your salad and let your meal get cold or ignore the salad and eat your entree or eat them together? I had a few bites of salad but mostly left it. Didn't get dessert.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Location was good, food was decent and tasty however the service was less than expected in this very competitive restaurant area of South Beach.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2017

Nice setting outside. Food was good.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Located in tourist area. We pefer more of a neighborhood restaurant when we travel

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Great service and very reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Vegetables were not fresh on the brie platter. The calamari was delicious though!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Nice place to dine on Miami's famous Ocean Drive. Food and service was very good

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Everything was perfect at a price.
Our local Guests found a parking spot in front with easy access and aid from nanagement.
Miami Beach Cafe dining On busy street along key attractions at it's best!

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