Porch Kitchen & Bar

4.3
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457 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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4.2
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4.4
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vipLovetheoriginals
Louisville
11 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
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks and the corn bread muffins were the highlight.

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LouS
St. Louis
8 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.

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Meagan
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Porch. We make it a point to eat here each time we travel to Louisville. Never had an bad meal! We try different things on the menu, but always get the crab hush puppies.

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MattB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

It was a great time overall. Our sever was not great but that happens from time to time. She was most likely overwhelmed because it was a packed house but really didn’t pay much attention to us.

The food was great as always.

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KylieAnn
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails! The Lump Crab Hushpuppies & Brussels Sprouts were delish! Get the fried chicken! Save room for the Bourbon Butter Cake 😋

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vipRuthS
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the hotel and had seen good reviews. It happened to be Restaurant Week, so we got a great deal with amazing lump crab hush puppies and bourbon butter cake to share along with fried chicken and cheesy chicken enchilada entrees. Everything was delicious! We will definitely return 😋

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vipMichaelD
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was alright, but on two separate occasions, the wait staff slammed our glasses on the table. Every time they set a glass down. So much so that we wondered if that was a “thing” they do there. Spilled water twice. Otherwise, perfectly normal experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good price for Louisville food week

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AltheaT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I can see why this easily my favorite place and you should too. The friends I had with me were not interested in their Louisville restaurant week meal deal, but I convinced one of them because what she was going to order was one of the 2nd entree choices. I loved my Ahi Tuna bowl. Everything was 11 dollars with 5 dollars spread out somewhere and it totaled 36, but it was easily a 100 dollar meal with my friend’s separate turkey meatloaf meal. Additionally, their dessert option was literally melt in your mouth dopeness. It was a Bourbon butter cake, complete with ice cream that I could only say brought me back to my childhood. It was like the scene in Ratatouille when the food critic was transported back to his boyhood days when he ate it. He cried. I almost wanted to. I felt like it was my 6th birthday party in the Philippines. What a way to celebrate a great night

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vipFineDine
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Slow service on a Monday. Drinks were not prepared at the bar properly. For the price, would have expected something more especially in a Marriott brand hotel restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was laid back and accommodating. Drinks were a little slow but it was supper time. Food was awesome. Started the roasted Brussels sprouts and then had fried chicken with chili honey drizzle and hummus platter. Chill soundtrack with occasional 80s in the background.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic! I had the chicken and waffles and my husband had the brisket mash- both delicious

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AlisonR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a solid place to eat if you are downtown with friends or family with varied food tastes as the menu has something for everyone. That's its strength and weakness. It wants to be a foodie destination, but in catering to all people it won't quite make the 5 star mark. Food is good but not particularly inspired. For example, the ribs are decent--kind of dry and chewy but meaty and tasty--but they are served with a butter knife when one really needs a steak knife. The accompanying corn muffin was tasty, but I would have appreciated a pat of butter to soften its dryness. (My husband liked his fried chicken dinner well enough.) These are small things, but they add up. The servers were friendly and efficient on a busy Saturday night. The highlight of our meal was the warm bourbon cake with vanilla ice cream.

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vipMariaB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Louisville gem for sure! Great food, service and overall vibe!!

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Nita502
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The ambiance was amazing. It's a great place to have drinks, appetizers and socialize with friends. Although the entrees sound great, the taste was not. All of us that ordered food were not satisfied. So much so that we left it. It was a waste of money. Oh the salmon appetizer is a small piece of salmon with saltine crackers, not worth the money.

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izzie22ster
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was mediocre. I requested extra ketchup four times and never received it. The music was good, but too loud. We could not hear each other. I am sorry because I had been looking forward to dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, reasonably priced breakfast. The brisket hash was amazing.

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vipAnnE
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was fantastic!!!

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anniversaryspec
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There are so many good places for brunch in Louisville. Based on our experience at Porch for brunch, I would not come back. Service was not good and the food was fine, not great. It is a pretty place and would probably be fine for drinks and appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day at Porch Kitchen & Bar. It was beautiful and delicious! We loved it!

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StephanieV
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Nothing wrong with the food, it was just unremarkable in any way.

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SarahR
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. When we had questions for our server about the food she was able to give us an informed opinion. We will be returning!

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vipAlways
Houston
397 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our waiter Ken was excellent. He gave us a rundown on the special fixed price menu for the evening- no hassle and a good value. Food was creative and well prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT customer service. Everyone was so attentive. Food was great. I already know what I want to eat the next time we go lol.

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MichaelK
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V Day before a concert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. She recommended the mussels and their oysters. Both were excellent.

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megan
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Porch is very unique and delicious. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Mediocre food, poor service. This is clearly a place for tourists and the convention crowd.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Atmosphere is perfect, food is delicious. We enjoy eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Ambience was perfect!

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great at atmosphere, food, and service. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor

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BradM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great, pulled pork nachos were good, brisket sandwich was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, good service, good food, price was right. Pork nachos were amazing. Will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting for girls brunch

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KarenP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a beautiful dining space with a great atmosphere for our party of 6. Our cocktails and foods were delicious and the service was fantastic. We got in and out in time for our orchestra event. The validated parking in the Marriott garage was an easy walk from car to table and was enclosed all the way to the Porch. The only negative was that sometimes we had difficulty hearing each other at our oversized booth, but probably due to our aging ears.

FAQs

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

Porch Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

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