Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.04mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.11mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.04mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.11mi

About Front Porch Cafe

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.

1458 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

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

Dinner: Daily: 6:00PM- 11:00PM

Cross Street:
14th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 531-8300

Website:
http://www.frontporchoceandrive.com/

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

Front Porch Cafe Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
See All
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sort by
S
158 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

What a fantastic place!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined 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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined 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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quick Bite, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Nice setting outside. Food was good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value2

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great service and very reasonable prices.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined 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!

Tags: Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Authentic, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

It appears that Front Porch Cafe highlights breakfast and not dinner. We went for dinner on New Years's day. The service was adequate, the fare was good but not really impressive and the wine list was weak.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Overpriced food and very small portions. It took them an hour to serve us pasta. How long does it take to cook pasta. Won't be going back ever.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service1
value1

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Great lounge area
food delish as always
French toast is a 10
Pancakes also good

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Went here for my birthday. Nice service but food was average. My Kim chee burger was so soggy I couldn't even eat the bun. I have been here for breakfast before though, and breakfast was really good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We enjoyed the Front Porch twice during our vacation stay. Our waiter, Sebastian, on our first visit was friendly, courteous, and efficient. Food and ambiance were great too on the patio.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Went for a quick family dinner. We sat on the porch-great service and food. Fish tacos, burger, chicken sandwich and regular/sweet potato fries were all great.

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2016

The breakfast is served all day and very much worth it. I had an omelette and french toast for dinner. The cocktails are great also try the watermelon martini it's perfect.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Awesome central location in Miami Beach. Great atmosphere. Quiet enough on most nights so it was easy to converse with friends. Love the huge chess board! Comfort food was pretty darn good. Definitely recommend. Only con: Some waiters had a miserable attitude and seldom returned to the table to check if we needed anything else.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Always good

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 26, 2016

The sesame chicken was good but the breading was a little heavy. The coconut rice exquisite, the Club sandwich very tasty, and the French Fries perfectly cooked. I would definitely come back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Have been here several times and always very pleased with service and meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Not our favorite, service was weird. We hit a slow time during the evening (only a few tables were occupied) but not the end of the night. Took awhile for a server to arrive and didn't get a great feeling from them when they did arrive. Not sure what the issue was, but felt they were bothered they had to serve us. Once we ordered, food was ok, we were never asked if we would like another cocktail or glass of wine and never asked about dessert.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Great fun. Good service from all. Will come
Back !

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Delicious pesto pasta and shrimp scampi. Very nice, casual atmosphere. Excellent service. Great bargain with a Groupon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Great location next to the beach. They came up with yummy watermelon drinks.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2016

The service there was incredible n the food was delicious . I will definitely go back there again in the near future. I really enjoyed myself n my date too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Always delicious and the server, whose name I sadly forgot was exceptional - very helpful for special diet requests and very attentive (but not too attentive!) Thank you!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Food was good but the restaurant looked a bit dilapidated and out-dated...service was okay but not somewhere to go for a special occasion. One plus--parking is usually available right in front of the restaurant as it's at the north end of South beach ..away from the real crowds..

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Loved it!! Helped make our vacation wonderful. The breakfast-brunch menu has so many great choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2016

My daughter and I dined here for dinner. We arrived a few minutes late for our reservation, but I called to inform them. We were seated immediately upon arrival. There was a very loud group at the bar so we opted to sit outside on the patio. It seemed that the hostess wanted to keep everyone in one section of the patio, as a couple that arrived after us were crammed into a small table right next to us despite there being ample seating elsewhere on the patio. We had mixed drinks which were very good--no skimping on the alcohol. We ordered buffalo wings for an appetizer and my main course was shrimp scampi and my daughter ordered the chicken parmesan. After a about 20 minutes had passed, my daughter said "our appetizer is coming out with our meal." I told her that was ludicrous. And sure enough, that's what happened. When the waitress came out with our main courses my daughter reminded her that we didn't even get our appetizer. The waitress blondly replied "yes, it's coming," We told her to send our plates back to the kitchen, as we wanted the appetizer before the meal, as that's the point of ordering an appetizer. She took our plates and went in one door and someone from the kitchen came out of another door with our appetizer. Really? Was this a magic show? Despite this the food was excellent. The wings were crispy and flavorful. My shrimp scampi was just delicious and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her chicken parmesan. The pasta in both dishes was cooked to perfection. The restaurant is situated a few blocks down from the hustle and noise of the main strip on Ocean Drive, so it offered somewhat of a more relaxing dining atmosphere. Of course the patio is good for people watching and enjoying the Miami Beach scene. I'd definitely dine here again. I just hope I receive better service the next time around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service1
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on June 25, 2016

The food was just okay for what was charged. My girlfriend had the pork chop, which was cooked perfectly, however it had no flavor. I had the fish and chips, the portion was tiny and when I asked for cocktail sauce I was told they probably didn't have any. Not sure, but the fish came out with a red type sauce, which was tasty but certainly did not taste like cocktail sauce. Once we told the server we had a groupon, he never came back to find out if we needed anything else. We had to wave the server down in order to even get our check. I would not recommend this place, way over priced for what you get. It is South Beach and in a tourist area, so that would explain the prices.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (Miami)·Dined on June 21, 2016

We found a groupon for value and had a great experience there. There spinach lasagne was awesome. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on June 13, 2016

Really great food! Good service ,I had a group of girlfriends and we all like diff things and we all left happy .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on June 12, 2016

I enjoyed the mini crab cakes and would defiantly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Great mahi mahi sandwich !!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.