Porch Kitchen & Bar

4.3
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330 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service at the bar and at a table for brunch the next morning. Enjoyed both the drinks and food.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porch has a lively vibe with a wonderfully-curated menu. The brussel sprouts are to die for as is the corn muffins. The ribs literally were falling off of the bone. This is a great girl's night out, treat for yourself or date night restaurant. The ambiance is lovely. A must visit if you come to Louisville.

J
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch! So many items looked delicious and everyone really enjoyed what they got. Service was great and the ambience was so cute! Looking forward to going back!

EY
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went here for the Backstreet Boys concert so it was packed. The food was great and our server was lovely.

JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, service was a little slow.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in before a concert and had the best experience. No wait, beautiful scenery, great service, and amazing food! Very well priced, too. We loved our visit!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Looking for a nice lunch date. Valet my car for free.. very nice people open view of the street available for people watching or away from the window for more intimate setting.. Really liked this place!!!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. The food was delicious, I’d recommend getting the cornbread as an appetizer!

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great brunch at Porch Kitchen & Bar! It has a fun vibe, with great decor and open air seating. The menu was wonderful and we all enjoyed what we ordered. Service was great too.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

My food was awful. Definitely not what I expect from a restaurant in the Marriot. Service was awesome.

A
Indiana
54 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great downtown restaurant. Open windows make for a fun atmosphere.
Try the Turkey Meatloaf. Excellent.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service superb! Will return when in Louisville.

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish! Great flavor profiles well done!

T
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Cool atmosphere, but the food was hit or miss. Some of us loved it, but some of us were disappointed.

JC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It is a nicely decorated place but the noise level is very high. Food was ok, but I don't recommend the veggie burger. The hush puppies were very good, and the Mac and cheese also. Service was good.

RB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The wait staff was EXTREMELY inattentive, the food was subpar and the place will carry EVERY sound made by any person having a conversation and you can't hear yourself think! We got 3 appetizers, (the smoked salmon, hushpuppies, and brussel sprouts) and only 2 drinks. The smoked salmon was a smoked plank of salmon, which had the best flavor out of the apps, but was served with saltine crackers like you get when you you order a takeout salad or soup that you are given for free. The hushpuppies might as well have been store bought hushpuppies because you don't taste any difference from a standard hushpuppy. The brussel sprout's sauce was awesome! Too bad they were on partially cooked vegetables! We had our drinks brought to our table by what appeared to be a manager after we had to wait a while to even see our waitress and finally get our drink order placed. When she took the drink order she asked "What can I get you to drink besides water?" My wife and I both thought "oh good we won't have to ask for water, she will be bringing it." Oh were we wrong! The manager took our app order never to be seen again. She didn't bring any water so we tried to flag her down MANY times as she flew past our table, almost like she was ignoring us. When the apps finally got delivered she miraculously showed up to ask us if everything tasted ok, and we hadn't even gotten a chance to take a bite, so we finally were able to ask for water. When she came to see if we wanted anything else, I had to take a phone call for work, so my wife told her it would be a second. When I got back we flagged her down and told her we were ready. But what does she do, she brought us our check. By this time we were just done with the place and paid and left. We will not be back anytime soon, if ever!

TL
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On vacation and was looking for a real fried chicken dinner. Found this restaurant that served it. Great choice. It was delicious!

MB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We had received the wrong drinks. When asked for assistance the employee was very rude and walked out mid sentence.

p
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our overall experience at Porch Kitchen & Bar was amazing. The food was delicious and a great representation of Southern Cuisine. Our server was a bit sluggish and inattentive but it did not harm our overall experience (it appears like they had several new people in training). I highly recommend Porch Kitchen & Bar to any travelers who want to try some Southern Cuisine while here in Louisville.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

There is nothing healthy on this menu. I am sure things tasted great but nothing you could feel good about eating

MB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us met up Friday night for dinner and a few drinks. Everything was great! The food was awesome and the vibe in the atmosphere was so cool. I'll definitely be returning. We had a plate returned because we didn't realize the tuna was raw on the salad and the waitress was so great about it!! My friend even booked a room for the night!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great bourbon selection, great service and atmosphere!

BO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 3

The grilled salmon was ordered medium and came out medium well, and the baby back ribs sauce was too spicy. The coleslaw was mediocre.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was good. I wish they had more gluten free and vegetarian options. But the food was very good. The service was excellent. It's a little pricey for what it is but I would go back.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super delicious food and drinks—attentive service—great value

SF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good! I would go again. Bourbon cake was fantastic

S
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and very good food. Prices a little high. Just need to keep the smokers away from the open windows.

N
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Porch. We loved the atmosphere. We had a wonderful server. We started with the half order of pork nachos & hush puppies. Nachos were to die for good! I was a little disappointed with the Mule I ordered. It was pricey and in a very small glass. I envisioned a lively libation in a mule cup but that wasn't the case. We split the seafood dinner and finished off with warm bourbon cake, ice cream & coffee. Delicious!

MR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with another couple. Service was great. Food very tasty and plentiful. Contemporary atmosphere. Was able to carry a conversation easily with our friends. Would recommend and we will go back.

G
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time in Louisville and this was highly recommended. Was NOT disappointed!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome place but I thought the cornbread tasted weird...had chunks of something in it and was weirdly spicy. Maybe just wasn’t my thing. Everything else was wonderful, beautiful restaurant.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Must try the hush puppies and enchiladas, very good. Skip the chicken and waffles and get a second order of hush puppies instead.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger week was a great value!

JE
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We visited Porch Kitchen during Louisville's Burger Week. The burger and fries were outstanding! The double burger was juicy and delicious with tomatoes that tasted fresh from the garden. The fries were also so good. The service was poor. We waited about 30 minutes for our food on a weekday afternoon and they weren't busy. Our waitress had a very flat personality and seemed annoyed to be waiting on us. She also they couldn't accommodate my request of lettuce and tomatoes on the side of one the burgers and she made the comment "I am just the messenger". The restaurant is nice but the music is loud. Many of the walls open to the outside like garage doors so it was actually a bit too warm in the restaurant that day as the temperature outside was over 90 degrees. Overall, I am not sure I would return to this restaurant. Maybe for takeout.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for burger greeters super nice, service was amazing, and the feel of place was so nice i would go back there again.

E
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very cool vibe and great drinks. Very cool place to go hang out and take in the downtown scene.

DB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was very mediocre and the service wasn’t good either.

C
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious food in a very appealing setting with excellent (although almost too attentive) service. A tad loud & not inexpensive, but on the whole one of the best lunch spots in downtown Louisville.

OT
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence fried checken

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails in a great atmosphere. Great for a group

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