Porch Cafe

4.7
451 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.
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4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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vipBluesky
Houston
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful... away from the crowds and one minute walk from miles of walkable beach

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MarkF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We were seated promptly and served water and bread. The butter was very salty. The cocktail was fine. The “Cornish hen” was not a Cornish hen but a chicken breast, although it was tasty enough. The shrimp and grits plate was very poor - everything very dry, grits quite tasteless Nd the shrimp overdone. The Brussels sprouts were ok but overdone. It seemed like the whole plate had been reheated and just left too long in the oven - most disappointing. Ambience somewhat lacking, some of the fairy lights not working. All in all, not nearly food enough to justify the pricing. Charged $77 for 2 entrees and a cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They were very accommodating for a guest that had special dietary needs. The service was excellent. The food tasted good. The only downside was that all of the outdoor heat lamps in our seating area could not be turned on, because they were out of fuel. We were offered a seat indoors instead, which we declined.

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BryanKC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for my significant other's birthday.
The food was incredible, very lowkey but nice view, and an adorable restaurant.
Would happily go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Overpriced. Poor service. Terrible management.
We went for lunch on a Saturday and they had 3 sandwiches on the menu and 3 or 4 salads, but they were out of two of the sandwiches and had no substitutions. They said it was due to a wedding the previous night. They didn’t plan for the wedding?

We decided to stay and just have an appetizer. We ordered the baked goat cheese app. It was good but the server forgot to bring small plates to eat from.

$20 for two waters and goat cheese?. I wouldn’t bother a second time.

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VijitaJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit for brunch lovers and anyone who likes a scenic view with their drink!

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vipDavidSenior
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Wedge salad incredible dressing. Crab cake excellent. Creme brûlée very good.

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vipHappygirl66
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s a nice quiet place in Galveston it is over priced but it’s catering to its residents so it is understandable. I’ve been there done that!

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Ruthbelle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to enjoy dinner in an outdoor environment!

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vipgalvdoc
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the porch facing the beautiful sunset and enjoyed our watermelon margaritas before dinner. The drink was delicious! We both ate every morsel of our meal. Wait staff was prompt and friendly without being obsequious.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for our Anniversary. Absolutely wonderful food and service!

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BrettDaxNGTown
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Porch Cafe at Beachtown is a upscale cafe with exquisite gourmet style. Perfect for brunch with friends, celebratory lunches, date nights and dinners for any special event. If you enjoy cafe dining, on a screened in porch among beautiful palm lined promenades and grand homes - the Porch Cafe your new favorite foodie find. The service is always top notch, truly the best I have experienced on the island. Under COVID procedures, dining is currently only available through reservations. Make your reservations - you will not be disappointed.

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JaneM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful!

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vipMarianneG
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I celebrated my birthday here and had a lovely bottle of sancerre along with shrimp/grits and redfish. Beautiful Louisiana wedge salad to start as well. Only restaurant in Beachtown so thank goodness it's worth going back several times during a stay there.

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vipSharonL
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shara, the server. The food is consistently delicious!

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AimeeCoco
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and terrific food and service! Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location of the Porch Cafe is absolutely stunning. Beachtown is beautiful and it has a relaxing feel. The food at the cafe for brunch is delicious, the Bloody Marys are great. I highly recommend but, make a reservation!!!

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vipLovelyEvening
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Just OK. Actually out of shrimp for Saturday lunch. Pretty amazing considering you are in Galveston Tx.

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vipCristinaS
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Food and service were great - we had a lovely Louisiana inspired dinner and our server was attentive and polite. However, we sat outside on the porch (that is screened in) and were attacked by mosquitos midway through the meal. It was enough to ruin the experience completely. We didn't even stay to look at the dessert menu, and tried to eat as quickly as possible to end the meal sooner. We would recommend the restaurant provide mosquito repellent to guests who request it, as well as lighting citronella candles.

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JoHo
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fried Green Tomatoes were delicious. Chicken and waffles very tasty. We sat on the porch. We asked if the fans could be turned on and were informed they were broken. Suggest fixing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We have eaten here for many summers and this may have been the best meal yet.

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firsttimevisitor
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful restaurant in a very pretty area of Galveston. Wonderful food in nice surroundings. Water view from porch.

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vipSharonL
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We feel like family when we go to The Porch.
The food is delicious and the waitstaff is wonderful%!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Fabulous food. The staff seemed rushed and not quite together. They kept turning people away because they said they were full except there was a whole porch with one couple seated in it. There said they were full with reservations but a large table showed up an hour late and was still seated. Again fabulous food but service was lacking

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We usually love this place. Went for lunch for my wife’s birthday with her parents. They had no tea and no sandwiches. How do you have no tea or bread?! Basically stuck getting either breakfast or salad. We got breakfast and the chef could not even cook an egg. My over-easy eggs and my father in law’s over-medium eggs were over cooked and hard. Guess we need to stay away until they fully reopen. Real shame as they used to be very good.

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Hayley
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and the food was good! Highlight was definitely the watermelon margarita. Definitely recommend sitting on the porch, enjoying the sea breeze & cocktail!

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JulieM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh food, peter was a wonderful server. We enjoyed eating there.

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vipCathyC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice and clean restaurant. Easy reservation, greeted. Nice waitstaff. Waitstaff conversation and review of menu and options good. They were out of a few things but what we ordered was still delicious.

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Eugene
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet dinner, especially for the wine pairing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very quaint, cozy restaurant. Nice for a romantic dinner

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ForresttH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was like something out of hawaii...the breeze was wonderful and we had a nice view of the homes and water. The food was fabulous! We had the crab cake, louisiana lettuce wedge, shrimp and grits. etc...the service was 5 star! we loved it so much, we went back the next night!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Petey, our waiter was a consummate professional, and his food recommendations were top notch. I had the crab cake sandwich, my wife had the shrimp poboy, and we got our son the kid's chicken strips. Their portion sizes are huge, and the food was excellent. We'll definitely be back.

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GloriaL
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing was a lady at a table sneezed and she did not cover her mouth and since the fans were on. During this time of covid 19 that is not right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson as always was great, food was awesome atmosphere is beautiful that’s why we always come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We vacationed in Galveston for a long weekend on the East End in the Beachtown development. During COVID, outdoor dining has been our preference. The Porch had recently procured a chef from New Orleans and WOW! Great food, good ambiance of sitting outdoors on a screened in porch, good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Porch Cafe. Excellent food and fun atmosphere.

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VickieF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great from when we arrived until we left. Server was friendly and professional. Food and drinks were delicious.

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viphattrickhockey
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate brunch at Porch Cafe for Father's Day and it was amazing - the service and food were both fantastic. We wanted to try Porch Cafe on our visit to Galveston and brunch was the perfect opportunity - it was a great dining experience, from the wonderful appetizers to the perfectly cooked crab cake on the eggs benedict, everything was a hit - the coffee, some of the very best I've ever had, and the mimosa's were both on point as well. If you're in Galveston, don't miss an opportunity to go to Porch Cafe.

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VickyT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and I’m very madd that open table booked me a reservation. It was a birthday dinner and we got to the restaurant and thy were closed due to renovations!!!! Galveston was very busy so we had no place for that dinner!!!

FAQs

Porch Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 762-0808.

Porch Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 451 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.