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About The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento

The Porch offers Sacramento a delicious down-home low country dining experience located right in the heart of Midtown! Featuring over 100 bourbons

1815 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Low Country, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:


Closed Mondays
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday 5:00pm-10:30, Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday 4:00 pm - 9 pm
Brunch: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cross Street:
18th & K Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 444-2423

Website:
http://www.theporchrestaurantandbar.com/

Executive Chef:
Jonathon Clemmons

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (52)
Good for a Date (33)
Casual (32)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Authentic (21)
Fun (21)
Cozy (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Romantic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Vegan (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Seasonal (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Spicy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

I've never been disappointed at The Porch! Always delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

This is NOT the place to come if you are celebrating a birthday. We were a normal party of 3, not a giant group and had one of the worst experiences I've had. Definitely the worst birthday experience. When I made the reservation on OpenTable, we told them it was my birthday and they had special menus printed up wishing me a Happy Birthday. And then they proceeded to seat us with the WORST server in the restaurant. I won't go through everything that went wrong... it's just too much. Some lowlights: I mention after we've been there almost an hour that we have a movie in an hour and she said... oh I'll get your check. No, we'd just like the rest of our food please.... she seemed surprised by this. Then when the food finally started coming out for the main course, it took then 7 minutes to get everything out, so the choices are to be rude and eat or wait and everything is cold. We repeatedly had to remind her that we'd ordered a second round of drinks.... it was at least 15 min from order to delivery. When the manager finally dropped the drinks off he apologized and said he'd take something off the check. When we finally found the waitress again to ask for the check.... nothing was taken off the bill. We mentioned the manager said he was taking something off the bill, she seemed surprised by this and I asked if I could speak with him. She came back with some items comped but the manager never showed.... surprise, surprise. The food was good, not the best I've had but not the worst either. If I wanted crappy service, we could have stayed in Davis.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing. Great food. Fantastic service. And the mint julep champagne drink is sooooooo good. HIGHLY recommend.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

We were immediately seated at a comfortable table away from the bar. The server was skilled & attentive. The food was tasty.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

I had the pork chop. Probably the biggest one I've had. Very good fried green tomatoes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I first ate here on Christmas Day 2012. In the 5 years since the menu and food quality remain constant and delicious! The buttermilk fried chicken is what I notice most people come in for. Why not? It is 3 pieces of plump, juicy chicken that is not even close to greasy. 2 of us got the chicken with different sides. I loved the beets and collards! Also the Gouda grits were amazing. I was not a fan of the mac & cheese fritters, but they did taste good (just too much fried with the chicken). One of my guests came all the way from San Diego to have the chicken! My other guest got the shrimp grits. Plump shrimp and wonderful Gouda grits. Before dinner we had the fried green tomatoes and the grilled brie. Both could be a meal in itself! You have to get there and try them. Excellent local and California beer selection, extensive spirits list and really tasty Old Fashioned! It was a bit chilly or we would have chosen to sit outside. Great view to people watch along K St.!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Valentines Day! The fried chicken was amazing! The grilled Brie was delicious and our server was very attentive.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was very good, and the atmosphere pleasant. Shrimp poboy sandwich was quite tasty, with nicely fried shrimp and avacado. Beef stroganoff was underseasoned, and the partially shredded beef clumped together, making eating a challenge. The spinach-based salad was also so-so, with meat and cheese that didn't add much to the flavor and a bland creamy dressing. If you are looking for Southern food, South is a better bet.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We had the opportunity to sit on the front porch and enjoy the sunshine. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

Tags: Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service, really appreciate the creative vegan options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vegan, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, the Porch did not disappoint. We had family in town and the menu offers lots of options they had not tried before. You have to start with the Fried Green Tomatoes! Every time I leave I swear I am going to get a whole plate for myself next time... Entees are huge, enough to share, which you will want to do if you want dessert. Go hungry - you will be glad you did!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had great service and the food was incredible. Our waitress took extra care to meet all of our needs. My daughter has Celiac disease so requires a gluten free diet. Our waitress made sure to check with the chef for all items ordered. This is rare and made for a very enjoyable dining experience. We will be back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Super good. I like to go to a restaurant where I can get well prepared food that I don't often cook at home. Because I cook at home a lot, that's not easy but this hit the mark. I highly recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our meal at The Porch was one of the best meals I have ever had. It's a southern-style restaurant with entrees like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, etc. I had the fried chicken and it was fantastic. My only regret was that I didn't have room for all three pieces. The candied yams were mouthwatering delicious. We also got the cornbread and fried green tomatoes as appetizers and they were incredible. We also had amazing service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We came to celebrate a friend's birthday and had a great experience! The service very good. We brought a birthday cake and the waiter immediately took it off our hands and kept it in the fridge for us. The server was pleasant and attentive. Our drinks and food came out at a good pace. We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and crab cakes. Everything was delicious...especially the biscuit! We would definitely return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Brunch at the Porch was great! Our server gave us great suggestions for our entrees and cocktails. Celebrated my best friend's birthday and had a wonderful meal, can't wait to go again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic service from Connor! Couldn't have asked for better. Checked on us throughout our brunch just the perfect amount.
Only thing that I was a bit disappointed with was that my breakfast dish was cold.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a great Brunch! Enjoyed everything about The Porch!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and wonderful staff!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Two of us were vegan and we so appreciated having a specific vegan option in each category!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went to celebrate my wife's 66th birthday. They had a menu with her name on it, nice touch. After dinner gave her a little sorbet with candle, great! Will go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Service was warm and professional. Food was outstanding!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always love dining at the Porch! The food is phenomenal and the atmosphere is always lively and fun! The staff know how to make you feel special too, even when it's crowded.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent bar service for very interesting cocktails. Excellent table service from knowledgeable server. Food is very good. What’s not to like?

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The service was great,our server Nick was really friendly and helpful with any questions we had about the menu.The food was excellent and quite filling.The ambience is really cozy and has a rustic chic feel.I would highly recommend to those looking for fresh farm to fork comfort food.My fiancè and I will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Disabled Access, Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love it! Great cocktails. Wonderful food. The portions are huge, so perfect for splitting, that way you can take advantage of the wonderful side dishes.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good service, nice ambiance and location. The food was hit or miss. For example, I ordered the Po'Boy, which was good enough but the fries were over-fried and cold.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good old fashioned southern comfort food for Californians. The food is nothing special, and somewhat overpriced for the quality, but the food is tasty. And it's the only restaurant downtown with that style of food, comfortable atmosphere, great service, and a well-stocked bar.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Decided to get a few friends together and try The Porch's DineDowntown tasting menu. It was a great decision. Other than the long wait (our reservation was for 8:15pm and we were seated closer to 9pm), the restaurant met all of our expectations. The Senor San Juan specialty cocktail is now my favorite drink ever.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Had reservations at 8. Didn’t get seated till 840. They should’ve offered to Comp something from our meal for the wait. Staff not friendly.

Tags: Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Very disappointed with the experience. I booked this reservation as a special date before my partner left town for a week. When we arrived (on time), the hostess asked me if I had just come in a couple min ago to claim my table (I had not). It seemed like our table had been given to someone else. She looked around, but there was no place to seat us. She said it would be about a 10 min wait, so we went to the bar. My drink was good, his was medicore. 20 min later she came by and said there still was no table, and would we want to just eat in the bar. We accepted that since we were getting pretty hungry. Service was really really slow. It took over 2 hours for us to be served appetizers/main course/dessert. I almost just asked for the dessert to go because we were sitting there waiting so long for it. The food was ok, not mind blowing... $140 for a dinner that took twice as long as it should have, no offers to comp any part of it for the table mixup or slow service. I generally don't write bad reviews (I'd rather just let it go), but I felt compelled to this time.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was different than expected. Not bad, just different. They printed the menu with Happy Birthday which was great, but the server never acknowledged it. She was very nice. There was a special that included a 3 course meal. I couldn't eat either of the 3 course meal options so ordered off the main menu. They had some desserts on that menu which sounded awesome but apparently, were not available off the regular menu. That was very disappointing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My husband, a friend and I went to The Porch for Dine Downtown. The food was great and the service was excellent. The portions are large and are great for 2 meals. I would definitely recommend to friends

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Terrific service and a wonderful menu. No matter what you order, be sure to get some cornbread! It changes frequently but is always tasty and worth it!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 2018

we arrived 30 mins early and were seated quickly. waiter greeted us immediately and took our order. waiter had to come back and correct as soup of the day was different than what he stated. food came out in a timely fashion. brussel sprouts, chicken fried pork, and upside down pineapple cake were all delicious from the dine downtown menu. waiter was very friendly and attentive, water glass was never empty!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Porch had been one of our "go to" restaurants. The food has always been outstanding, the staff friendly and congenial. Unfortunately, our experience on January 7, 2018 did not meet our expectations. Mistakes happen and it is unrealistic to expect perfection from a restaurant, its servers and chefs. The issue is how the restaurant responds when a problem becomes apparent. Does the staff listen, or blame the customer? Does the staff attempt to still meet the customer's reasonable expectations to resolve the problem? Unfortunately, the staff at the Porch appeared to be uninterested in resolving the problem, but instead, compounded it when we communicated the problem. Our server Emily was initially congenial and helpful. The problem arose when the dessert was not what she represented. We specifically asked if the pineapple upside down cake came with buttermilk ice cream (as advertised on the Porch's website.) The cake came with vanilla ice cream, not as promised. The cake was cold and dry, somewhat akin to a "Sara Lee" cake. When we raised the "not buttermilk ice cream" issue with Emily, she replied, "You're not happy with your dessert. I'll get the manager." After quite a wait, with us staring at the melting dessert, the manager appeared. We told him "this isn't buttermilk ice cream, as Emily promised." He replied, "We didn't have it today." He promised to bring other desserts, incredibly, without asking us what would make it right. Staff brought birthday cake ice cream and banana pudding. (He did "comp" our wine, which was $12.00) Unfortunately, this chaotic response ruined what otherwise was a very pleasant evening. We loved the Porch. It was one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, we can no longer recommend it to our family or friends.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fun couples night out spot, great service and everyone's enjoyed their meals. Ample servings!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went to The Porch for the pre-fix menu for Dine Downtown. The service was great and the food was yummy! Only complaint is the restaurant was a bit stuffy, but towards the end of the evening it cooled off inside.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A charming setting. Great location in Mid-town. Close to the Community Center. Outstanding food, very authentic southern eats.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Lunch for 3, no cocktails or drinks consisted of 1 appetizer, 3 entrees and 1 side - $87 before $23 tip. That says a lot about the service and food right there. Truly was a bit more than we would spend for a normal lunch however the old saying is true: you get what you pay for.
Fabulous Mac n cheese with brisket - added bacon on top however $2 for less than a tablespoon of bacon seemed a bit steep for the quanity.
The shrimp poor boys were on point. Enough shrimp to satisfy you, up-charge for the slaw IMO was not worth it. The fries were better. Although I will say it was a creative spicy slaw.
The burger was seasonal. I ordered it bc of a picture posted online. No where near the same or as appealing looking but truly was delicious! Worth every penny. Homemade ketchup was tasty but I'll stick to Heinz.
If you want comfort food, this place hits the spot. It will cost ya a bit more than most restaurants in the area but as stated, overall it was worth the price and the service was attentive and very accommodating. I apologize for not knowing her name, she was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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