The Front Porch - Leonardtown

4.6
393 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
The Front Porch is an intimate restaurant featuring creative Southern Coastal Cuisine located in historic Leonardtown. Set within the Sterling House, we offer casual dining in a cozy atmosphere and our friendly staff delivers gracious service.

We are open for outside, dine-in downstairs and dine-in upstairs seating by reservation only. Outside seating is weather permitting and available in order of booking. Outside seating is only available if you are given the option when you confirm your reservation. We can only seat 6 people to a table unless EVERYONE in your party are in the SAME household. Please call for any party in excess of 6 people. Please call if anyone in your party can not walk upstairs. We do not have an elevator. Masks must be worn in ALL areas unless you are at your table. If you cannot show up for your reservation... Please call and cancel. PLEASE!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 393 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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Sunny
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have always loved dining at the Front Porch but this last visit was disappointing. My quiche was burnt and tasted old .My friends crabcake sandwich wasn't good. The roll was stale and not even toasted. A step down from previous visits. I am hoping it as just a bad day and will improve to be the fine restaurant it always was.

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MaryT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, but portions seemed small and the salad would have been better with more toppings like cucumber, more than two cherry tomatoes, onion, croutons, etc.

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vipheleneg
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exemplary and the food was delicious.
Great place to gather or to have a date night.

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Dawn
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Our waitress must have had too many tables because it took her a while to get back to us between visits. My dining partner's drink did not come until way into the dinner, then it was missing the lemon. The lemon came as were finishing. My dinner came out wrong. Frustrating for the cost.

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JeannetteL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices on menu. Delicious food. Must get the hamburger, which is excellent. Bread pudding is decadent.

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charlieb
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner outside on the porch with a beautiful sunset!

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Richard
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, came out very fast with decent proportions. Near the end of the meal we felt a bit abandoned by our server, but it was 70 and Sunny out so we didn’t suffer too badly. At $130 after tip it felt a bit steep for what we got and the quality of the food

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. My dog, Piper, was treated like a Queen.

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BrennanT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing! Our server was great and so friendly. We weren’t crowded with other people. It was a great anniversary. Still a little bummed that they were out of cheesecake, but the fantastic wine made up for it!

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DandT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had reservations for Sunday Brunch, fairly early enough to beat the crowds. Received no silverware from host, did receive burnt biscuits with Biscuits and Sausage Gravy order, no maple aioli in Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich and both meals came with “Breakfast Potatoes” as written on the menu. Little did we know that what The Front Porch calls “Breakfast Potatoes” the rest of the world calls tater tots! Just like the kind you find the the freezer section of your local grocer and make at home! Our waitress was super nice and friendly...certainly the saving grace of our meal!

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vipKendall
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outside dining for Easter brunch with our toddler. Crab Benedict and chicken and waffles were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience coming to The Front Porch. Really good food, always fresh and great service. Worth the visit if you haven’t been here.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent brunch experience. Our server Bonnie was wonderful and our food was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. Great way to spend a Sunday ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Dinner was great and overall the experience was fantastic, but it was annoying that we specifically made plans to come and sit outside because of the nice weather and they sat us inside with no explanation as to why they couldn’t accommodate our reservation request. It was overly warm inside and our poor waitress was dripping in sweat.

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Skeeve
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Generally disappointing, don’t have the ingredients for the drinks they have advertised. No hostess or instruction on where to go. The hostess seemed to be inside and when we asked her, she said someone else was outside. There was no one else.

They don’t give you crayons for kids outside because they might melt. Okay.

Generally slow and disappointing. COVID distance requirements clearly not in effect. We had folks super close to us. Very uncomfortable.

Food itself was meh. They overcooked my wife’s steak, and I’ve had better gyros at crappy mall stalls.

They remade the wife’s steak which was nice, but overall the food was poor quality, the service was poor quality, and I’m generally sad we stayed after we had so many red flags. I might be willing to come back and give it another shot, if I get a refund first.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere was great, so I'd give it another try; I had the french toast with eggs, sausage, and tater tots. Should not have ordered the cheese on top--thought I'd try it since it was offered, but it didn't work for me. The french toast that was completely cooked tasted good, and the eggs over-easy were great! The sausage patties... don't know how they were seasoned, but they smelled and tasted bad. Couldn't eat them. I'll try something else on the menu next time.

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vipGregoryB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was very good service was quick. Will go back.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Disappointed is an understatement. Watched the young man who was our host clean a table off and then put his fingers down 3 water glasses and put them on the table for a new party. He did not clean his hands in between and I could physically see the finger prints he left on the inside of the glasses from my table. That table drunk from this glasses and could have gotten an infection from him because the cloth used to wipe the tables was filthy. In addition, our food was a joke. Being told there wasn’t fried green tomatoes or breakfast potatoes and being served freezer bag tater tots is not acceptable when you are supposed to be a “nicer” restaurant. Also, thrown off by what clearly was Kraft singles put on our plate for cheese and the joke of a fruit cup makes it very hard for me to come back.

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vipfoodie16
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first brunch at The Front Porch. We went and enjoyed the St. Pat's themed pancakes, the salad w/salmon, the cinnamon french toast sandwich, and the quiche/salad. All the food was spectacular. I was a little disappointed with the service as it took a while to get our check but that was a very minor issue. You could also say that the server left us to relax and not hurry. I think some background music would be nice in the upstairs space. I don't remember hearing any and due to that, we could hear conversations around us. If it had not been such a blustery day, I'd have made a reservation to sit outside as the atmosphere on the porch is much better. The bathrooms needed to be cleaned or spruced up considering it was only 11am. It seemed like they had not been cleaned since the day before perhaps. We will still go back! But, the space and service could use a little "polish."

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BrandiE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I wish I lived closer to come more often.

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Wildatheartu2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As usual, we weren't disappointed. I've eaten there before and always enjoy the food and drinks. This visit was for brunch and it was delicious.

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Tomp
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Maybe to quiet for us but no big deal

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vipClaudiaP
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Cream of f crab soup was thin and tasteless. Flank steak gyro was over cooked. Front porch salad was lackluster v

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Kadie
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and food! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Leeni
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first indoor dining experience since last March. Felt very comfortable. Food is delicious! Chef was willing to make sure my meal was gluten free. Definitely recommend!

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Crystaldines
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the crab dip, scallop risotto, fried green tomatoes. We were seated in a timey manner and our waitress was excellent. We are hoping to go back soon!

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DebbieS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice quiet evening with good food and friends. Very pleasant wait staff

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TerryM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and provided good serve. The food was good. My friend said her turkey was “stringy”. I had salmon and it was salty but very good otherwise. Cooked perfectly.

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cranberry walnut salad with grilled salmon is the Best !!

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kristalm
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful rooms and the brussel sprouts were amazing!! Will definitely go back

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great. Very pleasant atmosphere and staff. One of my favorite eating spots.

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CheriS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful! Thank you for letting us take our time and have a nice chat over a wonderful lunch.

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JohnJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I have been to The Front Porch in a long time and I wasn't disappointed. Everything was great. That may have a lot to do with my companion but still we had a wonderful time.

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JasonA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We went for Valentines Day, thought it was for linner 3 pm to our surprise is was only brunch on Sunday. Oh well no big deal we were happy to be out. Seated right by the fireplace which was great. Limited menu with mimosas that were very good.! I Ordered chicken and waffles with fried green tomatoes that I have had before and I enjoy. Wife got open faced French toast sandwich. The French toast was good and it is topped with sausage and scrambled eggs and cheese. To our surprise and seems really cheap for an upscale place the cheese was two slices of velveta cheese! Can’t charge top dollar for essentially breakfast and put fake cheese on it! Again happy to get out will stick to dinner at the porch from now on.

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RobertS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went there for Valentine’s Day

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vipJuliana
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

More people than I thought would be there were there but not an uncomfortable amount. Delicious soup and salad. It was nice to get out.

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I recently celebrated our 8 year anniversary at The Front Porch and, as always, it was a perfect night. The staff was sweet and it wasn't too busy or crowded so we were able to sit and enjoy the night without feeling rushed. He ordered the steak and I ordered the pork shank, both were perfection; as were the cocktails, the bruschetta, and both the regular and chocolate crème brulee. Very sanitary, very warm and welcoming, and very much worth the price; if you want a nice night out on the town, and aren't afraid to spend a little more than at a chain, the Front Porch is for you. -Nicole

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vipShareeseS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pleasant atmosphere, good service!

FAQs

The Front Porch - Leonardtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 997-1009.

The Front Porch - Leonardtown is rated 4.6 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

The Front Porch - Leonardtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thefrontporchmd.com/gift-certificates.html.

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.