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About Porch Cafe

Our food, like the Island itself, is meant to be fun, casual and not over complicated — simple, fresh ingredients served in an imaginative and creative way. Whether our carefully sourced Gulf Coast seafood or our delectable Texas Steaks, our seasonal menus maximize the pleasure that is "a simple life by the sea."

Great food.
Good friends.
Just steps away from the beach.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

1625 East Beach Drive
Galveston, TX 77550
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday: 11:30am-3:00pm ; 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm ; 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm ; 5:00pm-8:00pm

Cross Street:
Seawall Blvd

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(409) 762-0808

Website:
http://www.porchcafe.com/

Catering:
Please visit our website for information about booking your next special event or contact the General Manager at Ryan@porchcafe.com

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Proffitt

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dogs Allowed, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please email Ryan@porchcafe.com to set up your Special Event.

Private Dining

Our private dining areas vary from small parties (10-30 guests) in our private back room to larger events hosted in the entire restaurant, which could potentially serve 120 guests. We have two main dining areas and two porches. Each seat approximately 35.

Porch Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Great for Brunch (8)
Scenic View (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant is nice and quite if you are on a date. The only drawback is that the food quality is poor for the price. They do have some different drinks on there menu. I would recommend this place just be prepared.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food3
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value2

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Must be under new management food quality was mediocre at best. Eggs were over cooked biscuits where out of a can and under cooked. We use to love this cafe for Sunday brunch, we won’t go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We visited the Porch Cafe for a Sunday lunch. We tried several of the Tapas plates, they were all good. The server wasn't very attentive, however. It didn't seem to be that busy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
ambience4
service2
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My sister brought her service dog. There was a dog bowl already set at our table. Great ambiance. Wonderful service and food well presented.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious, service was outstanding and ambience was great. I will definitely return.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Our server was great. We went for restaurant week this time and there seemed to be 3 menus published. That was not a problem our server answered all questions and brought us everything we wanted. The food does not disappoint.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was fairly disappointing. we came for restaurant week offerings and they were quite sad. The brussel sprouts were not cooked. The steak was stringy. The pasta was flavorless and lacked character. The vegetables were good. Not impressed and won't be back

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food2
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

THe Porch Cafe is the best restaurant on the southside of Houston
The Dishes are creative and unique, the menu is limited as this is a small place
but there are always some off the menu specials. IF you get the meal deal the portions are smaller so you can eat all the food. The AVacado Salad is unique and the best

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! We had a quiet dinner with friends and it was perfect. My husband and I have also had dinner here, just the two of us, and it is very romantic and just quiet enough to enjoy.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We really enjoyed the service, food, great cocktails, and atmosphere. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I were visiting Galveston for the weekend and I looked at Yelp for a restaurant recommendation. This place definitely lived up to the great reviews. We had the Filet Mignon, which was cooked perfectly to medium rare. The poblano grits were wonderfully creamy and the Brussels Sprouts that were roasted in a honey dijon sauce were absolutely the best part of the whole plate! We sat on the outside porch area and it had a nice romantic ambiance. Our server was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

They never disappoint. Small menu but executed perfectly every time.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great lunch time!! Food was exquisite and staff was on top of things. Second time here a still amazing

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went here for Saturday brunch. I ordered the crab cake sandwich and my husband the steak Benedicts.
The food looked great when the server brought it to the table. However, my crab cake was mushy and tasteless and my husbands poached eggs were hard. His steak was well done even though he ordered medium rare. Even my ice tea tasted bitter as if they had boiled the tea bag. The fries I had with my sandwich were good.
I had been there one previous time during which I ordered the chicken and waffles. I didn’t order them again this time because they were just ok.
The atmosphere is really Seaside beachy with tall ceilings. It’s too bad the food just isn’t cooked quite right. There was only one other table, so we can’t blame it on a rush.

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food3
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food, beautiful porch with refreshing ocean breezes, but slow service. You must be there to relax because you’re not going to be rushed.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very European ambiance, the menu was great and the service very good. We went for a family diner, really perfect. I am french and I feel like in my own country there (ambiance, light, choice of food).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I went to this secluded restaurant on a Saturday night, and was surprised that there were so few customers. This restaurant has wonderful ambiance, bright warm lights indoors and low candlelight on the porch. The dinner was delicious. I had a three-course dinner of crabcake starter, shrimp and grits entree, and brownie icecream dessert. I attached some images to this review. I was very full from dinner, and so was my partner who had a 4-course meal. My only complaint in this review is that there were no vegetarian entrees :*( and the outdoors area where I sat smelled of kerosene or gas from the heaters. The beach is just a few meters away if you arrive early or want to take a stroll after eating. I had a good dining experience here, and recommend this place, but I think many people would really appreciate a vegetarian dinner choice.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

A hidden gem with fantastic ambience and a cool relaxed atmosphere.
Lots of parking, the beach is s few minutes walk. Surrounded by beautiful homes in classic Galveston "up on stilts" style.
Food was excellent and service unhurried and polite.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Porch Cafe is a wonderful restaurant, and we're so happy it's located on the east end. Normally food and service are great, but last Saturday was an exception. Unfortunately, the restaurant was hosting a wedding party and this distraction made our dining experience unsatisfactory. The kitchen staff and wait staff were so involved with the wedding party that we had to wait nearly an hour for our entrees. By this point, we had lost our appetites and desire to stay. The restaurant offered to comp our meal but we declined because we thought it was unnecessary. Our only message to the Porch Cafe is to consider closing the restaurant on the times when special functions are being held. The restaurant is too small to handle special events and regular dinner patrons.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Extremely expensive; extremely limited menu; poor service; poor ambiance; food was ok

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food3
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place to eat and I would go again; however, my wife does not eat pepper of any kind and everything has pepper in it. The online menu show many more options that they actually offer and I guess most are prepared in advance for they could not leave out pepper for my wife. Since she did not appreciate the food, none in our group will go here with us for this restaurant is off the list. Again, I loved the place but without my wife, cannot do a second visit.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We love this restaurant and wish we lived much closer to it. It's a very pretty, relaxing place, and the food is wonderful! Very creative menu that changes frequently. Great service and great wine selection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Brought friends there and we were disappointed on the delays for the food delivery. Others around us got there food first. Food was OK, but it took over 1.5 hours for brunch??

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

overall, the food, service and ambiance was fine although the menu is very limited, i.e. three dinner selections.

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This place is amazing. My husband and I went for brunch a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. My mother in law was in town last weekend and we decided to bring her here for dinner. We had a lovely time and the food was amazing. We will definitely be coming back in the near future. The atmosphere is relaxing. It is decorated very well and everyone who works there is very nice.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 9, 2017

One of our favorite Galveston restaurants. Crabcake sandwich is flavorful and just as described.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Loved it great service and food. Jackson is a wonderful server.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was my first visit and it was truly enjoyable! My server Jackson was very helpful with the menu options. The hostess Sat me at a table with a great view. I am looking forward to returning.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It's a good date place

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our service was very slow, and our food was cold when it came out.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Waffles were raw and cooked

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

My family has frequently dined at Porch Cafe for both Brunch and weekend dinner. This place has declined significantly. The last two times were questionable and we gave it one more try. This time it was so bad that our friends we brought along, had one of the worst experiences dining out. They are in the wine and restaurant business and regularly dine out in Houston. You can imagine how disappointed they were with our experience. A few of the issues were: slow service, out of most menu items we ordered, poor presentation of dishes, missing items on dishes served. Brunch sangria and mimosas were great.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Super service. Fantastic menu.
I was also impressed that they are pet-friendly. Several tables had their dogs sitting at their table outside. The staff brought water bowls for the dogs. Nice touch.
Our kids absolutely loved their food and were super impressed. We'll definitely come back our next visit to Galveston.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This restaurant has great food and a unique menu. We were greeted with professional and courteous service. The restaurant also has a nice view of He ocean.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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loved the atmosphere, service and exceptional food. Will return every year when we bring the family for vacation.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The wrap around outdoor porch dining experience was very enjoyable - beautiful views, spectacular sunsets and cool ocean breezes in a relaxed island setting.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We never miss dining at The Porch Cafe when we go to Galveston. Love the great, local food, great service, and fabulous location. Also, it's a beautiful restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very limited menu but all entrees are very good. Decent wine list but no mixed drinks. Beer and wine only.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food, great service, beautiful place and location. We will definitely go back

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent service and nice, simple menu with a reasonable number of protein choices. Very accommodating for substitutions. Will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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