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The Front Porch - Leonardtown, Leonardtown, MD

The Front Porch - Leonardtown

4.6
4.6
835 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.. Please call for any party in excess of 8 people. Please call if anyone in your party can not walk upstairs. We do not have an elevator. If you cannot show up for your reservation... Please call and cancel. PLEASE!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Open Mon-Thurs 11-9pm, Fri & Sat 11-10pm, Sun 10-3pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 997-1009

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Leonardtown

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Limited Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    We will be serving a Limited Valentine's Day Menu from 4pm to 9pm by reservation only. The menu is $75.00 per person and consists of 4 courses; Appetizer, Soup OR Salad, Entree, and Dessert. This menu is the ONLY option available for the evening. We look forward to creating a romantic experience for you and your special someone!

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What 835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BP

    BobP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance and the service was good, but the food was subpar. Quiche was flavorless and Rueben Sandwich was just OK. Needed more sauerkraut and Russian sauce. The meat was tough and hard to bite.
  2. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Love that Open Table is an option!
  3. ST

    SusanT

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went out to dinner for our Anniversary. As usual, the food at the Front Porch was excellent. I had the Fried Green Tomatoes; my husband had the Salmon Salad. Both meals were superb with the service also outstanding. The Front Porch also offers excellent selection of wines. The acoustics are not great thus sometimes it’s difficult to hear. This is the only negative & it’s certainly not related to the food or service.
  4. ES

    ErikaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was incredible.
  5. M

    Maxine

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends for dinner. Was a great atmosphere, drinks, and food.
  6. TG

    TomG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad special. Choosing the special will never disappoint!!
  7. M

    Mimi314

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great New Years eve dinner! Very nice place to relax have have wonderful food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent New Year’s Eve dinner with friends. Food and service was amazing as we always expect from the Front Porch!
  9. J

    John

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a 3 couples date night. Good food and drinks. We’ll be back for sure.
  10. PT

    PatriciaT

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The service is a little slow, but the atmosphere and food are great.
  11. PG

    PaulG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Wonderful location, beautiful historical property exuding historical ambiance in a relaxed atmosphere, providing an inviting setting for a taste of old St. Mary’s county charm.
  12. m

    michelew

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Had a private room as there were 11 of us. We try to do this every year around the holidays. The Tennessee fried chicken and waffles very spicy and to die for as well as the bread pudding. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
  13. LK

    LarryK

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was good except my second drink arrived very late
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was immaculate. Service was slow and waiter did not know what was on tap. When we asked for a beer list the waiter said rotating on tap and that they didn’t have a beer list. Regardless food was on point. Had the corned beef sandwich with pork belly on top. Brussels sprouts and poke tuna nachos for starters were amazing. Smoked old fashioned was also delicious. Would go again.
  15. CM

    CindyM

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and service
  16. W

    Wildatheartu2

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As usual the Front Porch didn't disappoint. Other than it being a little cold in there the experience was good. The food was great and service was good.
  17. LL

    LeonardtownLocal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent appetizers, main courses, and desserts, great service from the waitress and enjoyed the ambience
  18. R

    Rose

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister birthday. She was pleasantly surprised and impressed, she had never been to the Front Porch before.
  19. SH

    SheilaH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. I’m a fan of the mushroom risotto. Service was also very good—very friendly waitress.
  20. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time!!!!!!!!!! We will be back!!!!!!!!
  21. F

    Feebee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are never disappointed with a meal at the Front Porch.
  22. SP

    SharonP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and fresh. Service was stellar, even though it was busy.
  23. MW

    MichaelW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Front Porch is normally a place we have lunch at the bar. Yesterday we decided to have dinner. We waited a couple of minutes before being escorted to the table. The dining room was warmly lit with only a few tables. Noise level is moderate. The wait staff was prompt and accommodating. We had the pork shank and shrimp and grits. Both were very tasty and meals were portioned well. Recommend the pork shank. Drinks were good. We took desert home. P.S. Bring back the chicken sammy (yum)!
  24. LH

    LisaH

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food here is unique and wonderful! We've been several times and no matter what we choose, it is always tasty. The cocktails are also great and the service is attentive and friendly.
  25. LM

    LindaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Server was either new or overwhelmed. The food was superior and highly recommend the Front Porch.
  26. CL

    ChristmasLunching

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place, had a pre-Christmas lunch with my sisters and mother and everything was perfect. Our server was wonderful and the food was amazing and we were there for a good 2 hours and totally enjoyed our experience!
  27. RR

    RebeccaR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cranberry salad with salmon was excellent; fresh greens, and a perfectly good filet of salmon--at price that would make me come back. Noise level was pretty loud, but each room was holding Christmas parties for big groups. Service was great!
  28. LD

    LorraineD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious. The wait staff was excellent.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing lunch at the Front Porch. Our waitress was very friendly and professional. We asked for some modifications to our meal which were easy to make, and even received some recommendations from our waitress concerning how best to make the changes. Our water glass was never empty and we received our check promptly. The crab dip and Front Porch salad was outstanding.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We arrived, read the specials board, then seated by person who was unkept wearing shorts and sweatshirt just unprofessional. Waitress arrived who also was wearing black sweatpants and sweatshirt. Water arrived to table with plastic cups, not even poured for us, but no big deal. Asked for wine list, that took forever to receive. We order a bottle Grayson Cabernet. Waitress comes back with two wine glasses with taste of different wine as the wine we ordered is not available. We did not like that wine so I ordered a different bottle of Cabernet and waitress comes back again saying the restaurant is completely out of all Cabernets. So we order a bottle of Pinot Noir. Waitress brings to the table but no glasses. We wait another 15 minutes for wine glasses. We then ordered and it takes another 40 minutes for risotto and quiche to arrive. All around us the patrons are complaining of the same thing. What once was a great restaurant has been disappointing my last three visits. And honestly the only reason we still go is because we still have two $100 gift cards I have to use! Otherwise we wouldn’t return
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and entertainment
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Service was so slow. 20 minutes at the table before we were even approached by our server and then over an hour to receive our food, which was only soup and appetizers, and that only happened after we expressed our displeasure.
  33. MU

    MeryU

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are always on point!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It was an anniversary dinner.
  35. PO

    ParentsOutOnTheTown

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious, but the service was a little slow.
  36. NF

    NotasFrequent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and server were great. Took a long time however to actually get our food. Still the best restaurant in the county.
  37. DJ

    DJJL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The food was disappointing, which was surprising because usually it’s delicious.
  38. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Medium rare burger was perfectly cooked. Salad was excellent as it always is. Seafood special was wonderful. Service was perfect.
  39. SH

    SheriH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    This was the 3rd time we have visited the Front Porch, first time for brunch. It was a cold windy day outside and just as cold inside with several patrons keeping there jackets on while eating. We were greeted quickly by our server and ordered our drinks and food. The mimosas were great and the crab dip was hot and delicious. Our brunch food took a rather long time to be brought out and 3 of the 4 plates were barely warm. The eggs were over cooked as my daughter's scrambled eggs looked as it had bacon in it but it was were the edges were burned. My crab benidect had poached eggs that were hard boiled and very limited crabmeat was used. Two of us asked for decaf coffee and it was just above room temperture. I understand with Covid that there are staffing issues, but there were plenty of empty tables and our waitress didn't seem overly stress. Overall for the cost of the meal, we would have been better to go to a breakfast place instead. I'm willing to try Front porch again but not on a Sunday.
  40. BT

    BrandyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite places to go. Our server was amazing and the food as always was perfect.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 835 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Front Porch - Leonardtown

22770 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Leonardtown

  • Hours of operation

    Open Mon-Thurs 11-9pm, Fri & Sat 11-10pm, Sun 10-3pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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