The Porch - Dallas

4.4
178 Reviews
$30 and under
American
“The Porch” ~“Down home food & uptown cocktails”~ New American, Chef Driven, Comfort Home Style Food, In A Classic Urban Tavern Setting Full Bar with a Focus on Neo-Classic Handcrafted Cocktails and “From Scratch” Mixology. Large assortment of small plates, premium burgers, sandwiches, salads And a broad array of Timeless, Tavernesque Down Home Favorites.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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 178 people are saying
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BonnieS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our server, Eli, was great, but we were disappointed in the food. The salmon was dry and the caesar salad dressing wasn't very good. The flavor was odd. I still like the restaurant, but wouldn't order those items again.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. We got a reservation on OpenTable right away. They have valet parking in the back so that was not an issue. Service was also wonderful, we sat at the high tops near the bar ordered the jalapeño cornbread and Brussel sprouts are a must! Will be going back as we live in the area! Cute brunch spot and /or great spot for football viewers to drink/ snack

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KimA
Jacksonville
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time for breakfast prior to leaving Dallas from Love Field! great food - chicken and biscuits were so good !

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avrielp
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Calamari, and Shrimp appetizer, shrimp was great calamari was horrible overcooked.

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Travel2dine
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Perfect for a casual family get together that includes the little ones. Outstanding server. Very accommodating to the large parties needs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall great.

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vipJenniferR
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great drinks and service. Food was delicious, though I'd love to see more variety on the menu. They were out of onion rings, which seemed odd, but the other items that we ordered were wonderful.

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MatthewA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome team and food always a good time!

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TeresaB
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a cute restaurant! I always order the fried chicken salad.

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vipJaneS
Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always good at the Porch! Delicious salad yesterday. Thanks, guys!

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JasminA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The waitress was very attentive and informative. The food was delicious and hot upon arrival. My whole party had a great time.

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vipBrandon
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Decent food. Drinks were great! Service was great.

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vipChuckinAddison
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Was wonderful… Enjoyed everything.

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vipBrad
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - stroganoff is the best! And ooey gooey butter cake of course! Excellent service. Creative cocktails.

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DennisV
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with great service. I had the chicken fried steak and my wife had the chicken Cobb salad. Both were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Valet lost my keys. Otherwise it was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service the salmon burger was amazing! our waitress was in training but did an excellent job!

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vipDaleR
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had the chicken fried steak and it was good but not great. For the price, I thought it would be outstanding. The service on the other hand was very good. We sat on the patio but the interior of the restaurant is very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was tasty and offered a great atmosphere.

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vipRichardH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor service, average food, wait staff disorganized, poor attention to customers, took our appetizers before we were done. I’ve had some wonderful meals there many times, but menu and wine list were not as shown on website and just an overall poor quality meal. Don’t know if I will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a great dinner with family! Chef special of the day (Patty Melt) was great, as well as the cornbread and the fritto misto! Wife loved the porch salad too (we recommend adding steak)

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Isabella
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, and food came our pretty fast and was DELICIOUS!

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vipJohn
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Very large portion sizes...often can take home and make 2 meals out of it. My buttermilk Chicken Cobb salad was not the best...chicken was over cooked and small bites so it became tough after the frying process.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was great, but the service was just really slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible. Food went seriously downhill. Don’t recommend. Overpriced. There are a million better restaurants near knox henderson or greenville.

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vipjuliec
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food is always good however it always takes a long time to get it.

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vipNikkiH
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We
Loved it.

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Lola
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I liked the ability to make an OUTDOOR patio dining reservation. The Porch has a nicely shaded patio with fans, and the servers wore masks, which feels safer. But it seems like they've been instructed to do so, and are not necessarily choosing to do so, since one server had an ill-fitting mask that regularly came down past the server's nose. We also felt a bit rushed, since the check came before our desert was brought out. We took our time, since we rarely eat out these days, but I think it's the popularity of the restaurant and the wait for eating outdoors that had them trying to turn the tables over. Also, despite fans blowing on the patio, there were quite a few flies that we had to keep shooing away. That's not the restaurant's fault, but it's a bit of a pesky issue we have to deal with if we choose to eat outdoors these days. Personally, I'd take that bit of mood dampener over the risk of eating indoors.

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OGSTB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The quality has dramatically declined both on the bar and the food front. The drinks tasted watered down and the margarita tasted like it came from a mix. Some of the food came out way overcooked or had stale bread. For the prices this place charges they completely missed the mark. Which is a shame because years ago this place had quality, dependable food and drink. The one bright spot was our server. Really nice guy who worked hard.

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Norma
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was extremely slow. I miss the great service of Porch past.

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pdubs
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place with good food and drinks. Our server Riley was great. We were catching up with an old friend and Riley was attentive without being intrusive realizing we had a lot to catch up on.

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vipDemonseW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I used to frequent the Porch quite often but I had not been in a few years. Unfortunately it was not a good experience. Food was mediocre. Service was awful. Not planning to return anytime soon.

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vipOliviaE
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the porch! Chicken fried steak is amazing! I always get the grilled cheese - it’s my favorite. Great deserts and drinks as well! Consistently really good food and great service.

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vipAnnK
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Good food but the service suffered. It wasn’t very busy, lots of empty tables but we couldn’t get our appetizer or drinks without jumping up and down to catch our server. Might not go back for a while. Maybe they are short handed.

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DonG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Waitress was very good, corrected a mistake very quickly. Food has been better on previous visits.

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JK302
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good as always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Porch never disappoints!

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vipSherylK
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All good! Service excellent Food came quickly and was good

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Wonderer
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, but missing the crab cakes from pre-pandemic days. Fries were rather wimpy and just salted, not really seasoned. Music was LOUD, beyond "high energy" level. It was just LOUD. Service was good, but we felt rushed even though we tried to set the pace slower. He tried to give us the check three times even though we said we weren't finished, there was no one waiting to be seated and there other empty tables in his section should other parties arrive so the rushing seemed very unnecessary. I like The Porch and will return, hoping this was an off night.

FAQs

The Porch - Dallas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 828-2916.

The Porch - Dallas is rated 4.4 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

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.