Porch Kitchen & Bar

4.2
492 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

About

LOUISVILLE'S GATHERING PLACE The Porch is more than just a restaurant; it is a destination, and an energized place for locals and visitors to gather & socialize. Our name comes from the cultural significance that the iconic American Porch holds - acting as the neighborhood's living room, a place to pass the time, and a place that connects individuals to the community. When guests come to The Porch, they are made to feel as if they are being welcomed into a neighbor's home. The entire experience is personal & memorable. Serving comfort food with a southern flair and craft cocktails with the freshest herbs and juices. The Porch sets itself apart from other establishments in the area. The atmosphere is warm & inviting with spirited energy that is truly magnetic, drawing people in. The food, design & service are all completely genuine & authentic, creating a cohesive, soulful experience that is down-to-earth and highly enjoyable.
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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! I recommend the butter cake!! Drinks were awesome, especially the spices old fashioned and the mule!! CJ our host gave superb recommendations on everything and was such a pleasure to interact with!!!

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JSC48098
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine at the Porch Kitchen whenever we’re in Louisville, usually twice a year. The menu, food and service are always outstanding. The Porch’s Southern Fried Chicken dinner is the best we’ve had anywhere. We’ll be back.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for your review! We are thankful you visit Porch when you are in town! We will see you later this year!

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MichaelW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but overpriced. Very small menu. One of the few places we could eat on Christmas. Our appetizer came out with dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chris was amazing! It was her first day and would have never known! She was amazing and took amazing care of us!

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for your review! We are so thankful Chris is on our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wes was amazing! The Brussels sprouts and the Bourbon Creme Bundt Cake was out of this world. Best desert ever. The Fried Chicken was good but the spicy honey make it incredible. The large style tables fit our entire family and made the experience perfect for Christmas Eve dinner. We will be back in February when we return to Louisville. Specia night.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for your review! You picked all the best items on our menu. We are thrilled that Wes is on our team. We look forward to seeing you again in February!

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vipLindaK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu was extremely limited, but But they had a prime rib Thanksgiving special that was outstanding

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TLJ0329
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food here. The interior was really cool and our waitress was very nice. All of the staff we interacted with were nice. Great fried chicken and burger!

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AlexanderW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service but prices seemed high for breakfast

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again!

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vipNancyS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious kale salad and hummus appetizer. Wait staff very attentive.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 14, 2021

Nancy, Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Loud bad service good food

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again.

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MichaelW
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our cocktails were well-crafted and delicious. We had hummus and veggies as an appetizer. We shared the southern-fried chicken with honey. It was very tasty. The slaw that came with it was very bland, however. We truly enjoyed dessert, which was a bourbon butter cake with vanilla ice cream.

The interior is up-to-date, though I'm seeing too much rustic/industrial in restaurants, bars and hotels these days.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 9, 2021

Michael, Thank you for your review! We look forward to hosting you again!

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and despite remodeling, they kept everything clean and accessible. Food was great and the portions were more than generous.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 23, 2021

Brian, Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken dinner is awesome!

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are partial to our delicious Southern Fried Chicken! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipCWCL10
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Limited menu but great staff

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your rating! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CatherineM
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a nice place to get a drink and food. Menu is limited but everything we had was great. We ate here twice during our 4 day stay. Our first waitresses was Cheryl and she was just awesome but everyone was super friendly.

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Alec
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food here is quite good. I had the fried chicken, and it was delicious. Just a few quirks on the service. Despite a reservation and requesting standard table, they sat us at a bar table despite the rest of the restaurant being fairly quiet. I wasn’t sure until a bartender served us. She was very slow and our order wasn’t quite right. She would go long periods without checking on us and ignore our empty glasses. However the other bartender would finally check on us, and she was good. Overall, just okay. Not compelled to return.

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food wasn’t worth the value. My salad and steak weren’t very flavorful and left me feeling dissatisfied.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again.

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Trainer
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went early on a Friday night, not that busy. We had CJ as our server. He was excellent. I had fried chicken and my wife had the salmon. Both were excellent!
It started getting busy before we left and people were seated very close on both sides. Didn't bother us too much since we were leaving.
Highly recommend the casual atmosphere, food and service.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We are extremely thankful that CJ is on our team! Also the fried chicken is our favorite! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ChrisI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very cold and drafty where I sat. Limited menu. Pub Steak cooked right but dry.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into this and hope to see you again.

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MikeD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The server did a nice job taking care of us but the food was terrible. Cheeseburgers were burnt and the chicken wings were overcooked to the point the meant was almost gone. Very disappointing…

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into this and hope to see you again.

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BklynDiner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of our party ordered the southern fried chicken. After waiting many minutes (don't remember how long), the manager came to tell us that the kitchen was running behind and they could bring one order (split up into two portions) and then bring the other order split up as well. This was very helpful and showed she took great care in her customers. And the chicken was very, very good!

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are very happy that Callie is on our team!

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vipHighHopes
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very slow service. Waiter seemed to not want to be at work. Food was nothing special and cold.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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HeathM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fried Chicken was amazing! The ambience and open air was spectacular.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We think the fried chicken is the best in the city! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipPaulP
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Disappointing sums it up for me on this visit.

I had to add I ended up back at Porch and it was much more enjoyable.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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deltaboy
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu as they have just recently re-opened after covid.
Large serving size.
The butter cake w/ ice cream to die for.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We may be bias but we think the Bourbon Butter Cake is the best dessert in the city. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time our group visited The Porch in the week! Great service, great food, and great bourbon! On top of their in-house bourbon (that I forget the name of), the bourbon butter cake was my new BFF — highly recommend!

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 4, 2021

The Bourbon Butter Cake is our favorite dessert too! We are so glad you joined us twice. We look forward to seeing you a third time!

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vipKatyAJV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great drink options and excellent service but very limited menu. What we had was good though.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and service! We look forward to seeing you again.

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EllenT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food even tho limited menu. Excellent service. Yummy cocktail.

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and service! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Porch is suffering from a limited menu. It is short to begin with, and they are having problems even keeping those limited items available. The hush puppies are not available which was a big disappointment. The fried chicken is good, and a full 1/2 chicken (breast, thigh, drumstick and wing).

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipGregS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The menu is not huge, but everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. Special bonus was they had Pappy Van Winkle at a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fun watching the game and enjoying a good meal

Porch Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 4, 2021

We are glad you watched the game with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ReneeS
Western KY
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and Salmon was cooked perfectly! I would go back again 😊

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although short staffed, our server CJ was attentive and the food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. The service was excellent. Ask for CJ. He’s an awesome server.

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Lovetheoriginals
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food and service was perfect! Definitely going to visit again.

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Ceci
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so was the service. I had the best chicken and waffles here.

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thomasg
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Friendly service

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vipANGELAK
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks and the corn bread muffins were the highlight.

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LouS
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of dishes with a modern flair to old fashioned cuisine. I was a Bourbon virgin until I arrived there. I have totally changed my opinion of “brown liquor “ because of The Porch.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

While there may have been a weekend menu on the website, I did not see it so the choices were not what was expected. The brunch menu consisted almost entirely of breakfast items and we were there at three in the afternoon. The selections we had were satisfactory but not lunch fare.

FAQs

Porch Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 671-4246.

Porch Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 492 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.