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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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4.5

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 (43)
Good for a Date (30)
Casual (27)
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Great for Brunch (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Seasonal (7)
Vegan (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for the Dine Downtown fixed price menu because it looked like one of the best. The server was a lot of fun while being very professional. The food was plentiful and tasty. it was pretty noisy but in a fun way.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Romantic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Perfect for date night and excellent food :) we had the shrimp and grits, fried chicken salad, and beignets 😝

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

always enjoy my visits to the porch. Food choices are amazing. Service staff very Knowledgeable about food, and always have a good conversation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We made it in for our first brunch of 2018! It was wonderful. Carrot cake chicken & waffles were sweet and veggie scramble was savory. We will be back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best Shrimp and Grits Ever !
Fried Avocado Scramble is delish too !

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was a huge disappointment—horrible service & the Buttermilk Chicken was so salty that my husband & I couldn’t eat it! So bad that we didn’t take ANY of our leftovers. We asked for the 10% Community Center discount. Our server took 18 minutes to bring us or bill (no credit was done). A true disappointment when the chef thinks that covering the entire meal with chunks of salt adds flavor. BLAH

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great little place. Quiet with great service and the food was top-notch.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I have to cede the title of beset Sezerac in town to The Porch. Someone did a better one than The Shady Lady. The bourbon and rye menu exceed expectations! I was once before with my wife and would have given it 2.5 stars at that time. Service has improved immensely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have eaten at the Porch a handful of times now and every time it is fantastic! The fried green tomatoes are a must. We have tried the shrimp & grits, fried chicken, biscuits and beets - all were really tasty. The ambiance is really nice - southern decor and a room in the back for larger parties that is darling. I have typically gone for lunch or dinner with friends, but I think it would be suitable for business lunches and is centrally located if you are downtown attending the theater or a show.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had lunch here once with my husband and then again with a friend. Both visits had friendly service and the food was wonderful! What's nice is that they offer 1/2 sizes on some of their lunch plates since the serving sizes seem to be on the huge side. :) Can't wait to come back and try the Sunday brunch.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was under-seasoned though the portions were huge. The service was mediocre though we left a big tip. We got there at our reservation time of 7:30 though they took forever to take our orders, deliver wine and food then rushed to close up prior to their 9:00 closing time (flipping lights on and off at 8:45 when there are patrons still in the establishment is beyond rude and such a rookie move). I felt sorry for the large family who were still seated in front by the bar when we left a few minutes before 9:00 (with the entire staff just watching and staring at these poor people) - the staring game and light flipping is just wrong.

Porch Employees: If you all want to go home on time (and I understand because it's the holiday and don't fault you for it one bit) then COMMUNICATE with your customers/clients that you're getting ready to close and ASK if there's anything else they need before you close out their account. Leave on a good note and have some dignity and class. It doesn't cost you a thing and you stand to make a big return on that little investment.

My friend and I usually go to Ruth Chris for Christmas and had decided try something different this year. With their professional and friendly staff who never make you feel as though you're wrecking their day - guess where we are going next year?

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a great Christmas dinner at The Porch. Though I can't remember the server's name, he was great. He was very busy with all his tables, but that did not deter him from giving us great service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went there before seeing the play “A Christmas Carol”. My husband and I were running late but my son and his girlfriend were on time. He texted me the menu and I told him what to order. The food was enough for each of us to share an entree and side. The wait staff knew we were not dawdling over dinner so we had our food and we were on our way within the allotted time. I’d read that there were issues with getting your food on time but were pleasantly surprised that that wasn’t the case.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Live Music, Cozy, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The table for four was to small. We had a reservations and they wanted to sit up by the door or the kitchen. The shrimp por boy was all bread and breading. The pulled pork was greasy and so were the fries. they only serve Pepsi products which I won't drink. The girts was good but I didn't like the Barbecue sauce in the grits. Parking was difficult and on the street. we wont' go back. I was disappointed.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food is great, management is very receptive and staff is friendly. On some nights the service can be a bit slow, but not uncomfortably slow.

On my last visit there was a problem with one of the dishes and almost immediately the owner came over to address it and made sure that we are taken care of.

Get the brisket meatloaf if it's on the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our office staff of six had a holiday lunch here in the room in the back. The food was wonderful and our server, Troy, was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This restaurant specializes in southern cuisine for northerners. Real southerners wouldn’t appreciate the excessive amount of Gouda cheese in the shrimp and grits or the unseasoned chicken strips that accompanied my waffle. Plus, the $16 Shrimp and Grits came only four shrimp.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My group enjoyed all our choices - skillet mac n cheese was a favorite. We also had shrimp & grits, the shrimp po boy and country fried steak. The country fried steak came with 2 sides and a biscuit, super filling. The housemade ketchup and jam (for the biscuit) were both outstanding. They were offering a 175ml bottle of sparking moscato, which is only $1 more than most wine selections that were by the glass - it was delicious!

We entered the restaurant to check in and without asking each other instantly knew that we all wanted to sit on the porch. The dining room was WARM, and very loud. I'm not sure if that's the norm but if you are looking for a quiet spot you might request the porch (they had heaters so the cold wasn't a problem).

The price of apps, dinner and drinks makes it sort of a special occasion place rather than a regular spot, but we will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

So happy we found this cozy spot. Wonderful food and environment.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food wasn’t as flavorful as our first visit. Parts of the brisket was hot and other parts cold. Salad dressing was bland...

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

They were out of everything we wanted on the menu. And said for the good stuff come on a different day. Never going back

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time having brunch here and it did not disappoint!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food & attentive service. Were able to squeeze us in before our reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was fantastic and delicious. Service was slower than I expected, but it was a concert night. I had allotted 1 hour and 30 minutes for dinner and it was closer to 2. We were seated immediately as we arrived but waitress had to confirm our drink orders and everything shifted from that. No matter, I’d still return and will just go earlier next time. Happy birthday on menu was a nice touch!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food good service
The Fried Chicken is the best

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant is an authentic southern style Eatery with much flavor and has great customer service. This is a must visit restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The best place ever. You should definitely try this place if you want to impress the girlfriend and her family... for brunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I have been here several times and always order the shrimp and Gouda grits. It may take some time for them to get your orders out esp for brunch. Also thought my pumpkin Creme brûlée and my son's apple pie could have used some whipped cream. Overall enjoy this place but some details were missing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place. Great Food....service outstanding!
Our new favorite place!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Organic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great restaurant for Thanksgiving. Except for the broccoli, all the items were excellent, including the turkey, gravy, stuffing, yams. I wish the noise were dampened, but other than the noise, it was a great dinner, and we will go there again.

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