Porch

4.7
279 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Located on Daybreak’s SoDa Row (located the southwest corner of Kestrel Rise Road in South Jordan), Porch Restaurant contributes a fresh and unique twist on comfort food in an upscale modern atmosphere. The trendy modern Daybreak development is the perfect location for an incredible patio, Southern-style hospitality, and community camaraderie.

What does one associate when he or she thinks of a porch? Perhaps a laid-back summer evening (quite possibly with a mint julep or sweet iced tea in hand) in the company of friends and comfort food comes to mind…with the high ceilings and open kitchen, the design of Porch allows for something completely unique not only to the south valley but also to the greater Salt Lake area. With Chef Jen Gilroy of Meditrina Small Plates and Wine Bar also serving as the owner and Executive Chef of Porch, she will bring her culinary flair with a big helping of the American South to the table at Porch.
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UTCarrie
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great from start to finish! Staff is always friendly and helpful. Food was even more amazing than last time and prices are very reasonable! The grits are amazing as are the chicken and biscuits! Don’t forget to order the biscuits!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious. It was very expensive and more expensive than advertised

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EricY
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here! Staff were attentive and made recommendations! Love it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just do it. Porch will become your go-to cozy darling eatery with touches of industrial, rustic, live plants excellent food and service!! Server was engaging but not obtrusive, knowledgeable and professional in addition to demonstrating a strong desire to be of service with excellent follow-through. Ice tea was unobtrusively replenished continuously without prompting- delightful dining experience. Solid 3-Diamond listed restaurant.

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DylanH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a reso here by accident instead of Porch in CALGARY, didn't get a call but good job guys

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Wolf
Salt Lake City
35 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate restaurant with a small menu packed with great food. Very good service.

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Burger was super raw, so I just ate long the perimeter. What I ate was good. Wish it had been cooked a slight bit more.

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BrianM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was not open at 6pm! It was a birthday! App allowed reservations to be made

VERY upset

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safa is the best! Amazing food, amazing ambiance!

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BrianM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and staff! We’ve been back 4 times since our first visit.

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vipDougS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. The server did a good job of making sure we had drinks while we waiting for our appetizer. They seemed slow at the time but food was coming out very slow. I think we waited like 45min for our entrees. The steak was over cooked but they made it right. The chef and waitress made sure to put a rush on the replacement dish. Been going here regularly for sometime now and this was the first hiccup we’ve had. The strange part is they just didn’t have many tables there and we were surprised it took so long to get our food.

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SherrieD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place is small but looks nice. Lots of greenery. The ony thing is in the winter it is really cold. The seats are super small and uncomfortable. Would love to see them get new chairs.
The food is really good. The mushroom burger was amazing! The brunch menu is really good!

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vipJulie
Salt Lake City
156 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Holly was a great server, very attentive. However, the cajun Caesar was nothing but green lettuce and parmesan shaved, I had chicken added to it, but that was all it was chicken, lettuce and parmesan cheese, Caesar Salad? It was really a complete waste. My husband ordered the burger and it was good.

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LelaM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great place for a girls brunch. Not too loud and was a fun place

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Teresa
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Would recommend.

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RosieC
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the portion size was good. Our server was amazing. I will definitely return.

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stacier
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food. Possibly the best shrimp and grits I’ll every had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JimJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having just moved back to Salt Lake, we were delighted to find tasty treats from Chef Jen Gilroy still available at Porch, including a couple of old favorites, like Brie and Mushrooms. Tapas were as good as always, and the wine list was a winner. Looking forward to our next visit.

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1jamn
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always an assume experience. Brunch on the patio is great and menu is unique and enjoyable, service was great.

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Igorhawaiian
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always . Thanks!

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Guerraint11
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around!

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Zk801
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst restaurant experience I have ever had in my life from the lying hostess to my reservation time ( still had to wait over 30 minutes to get a seat ) to the food everything was horrible! waitress decided to wait over 20 minutes to let us know that they ran out of the items we ordered. we were there for about two hours and still did not get any food.
I will never return to the porch and I would never recommend them to anybody!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our waitress was great, but it took an hour and 15 minutes to get our two burgers. We were there with our restless 5 month old.. so it wasn’t that great of an experience on our end! We will definitely come back, but hopefully during a time of day where it won’t take over an hour to receive our food.

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Tudie
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Porch always has quality food and drinks. Safa is a wonderful waiter and we always have a good time here. I found out you can BYOB on wine. The wine list is ok but they don’t have any of our favorites so next time we’ll try to remember to take one from our cellar.

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vipSteven
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience and staff at The Porch are outstanding. I can’t speak highly enough about them. Thank you for always making us feel welcome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good as always

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Daveandlindsay
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas Tuesday was amazing. Excellent friendly service. Food was Devine

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Was seated shortly after our reservation time and our waiter was great! Food was terrific, had the corn appetizer and the shrimp and grits and shrimp Mac and cheese. All were outstanding!!

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visited for first time and will easily be heading back for Tapas Tuesday even though any night is good for Tapas at Porch. Wide selection, creative combinations, and so very tasty.

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vipDelicious
Salt Lake City
76 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly on arrival and our server was attentive. The watermelon mojito was refreshing. We also enjoyed the street corn. We had shrimp mac and cheese and the salmon, both which were good. The prices are great for the quality.

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KristelW
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is delicious. This place has a great chef. They have great service as well.

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vipJulie
Salt Lake City
156 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

service was horrible, we all had terrible stomachaches and the waiter Marion forgot to put our whole order in at once

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vipRand124
Salt Lake City
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good as was the service. It was a nice evening out.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . Took a bit for the food to come out for the small portions

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holly was our Server. She delivered excellent service from start to finish. The food was awesome we had salmon and the chicken. Very unique flavoring and delicious

FAQs

Porch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 679-1066.

Porch is rated 4.7 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.