The Porch - Dallas

4.4
196 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 196 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed it. The service was really good. The food was even better

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Sabercat21
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food quality our last couple visits has declined. Bianca, our server, was very nice, friendly, efficient and made the experience better. We ordered the gooey butter cake for dessert which we’ve had before and this was entirely different this time. Weird texture and taste. Bianca took it off of the check without me asking because she knew it was not satisfactory to us—this is a good employee! I ordered the stroganoff and it is was okay from a taste standpoint, but it had very little short rib beef…mostly onions and noodles. My wife got her usual (fried chicken Cobb salad) and she noted the chicken was no longer like chicken strips, but more like little pieces. Again, just okay—none of our items met expectations we had for choosing The Porch for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food wasn’t good at all

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LeanneK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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SamS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! We went on a busy Saturday night, our table was ready for our 7:30 reservation, the servers were very attentive, drinks and food were both fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I love The Porch. Have been coming for years. Today the service from the bar to our waiter was just terrible. The bartender barely spoke to us. The waiter barely said anything as well. I get that service is hard to come by these days but he didn’t seem too busy and was just very dismissive. Odd for someone who makes their money off the service they provide. I’ll still come back but I’ll make sure I don’t have him as a waiter next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was REALLY good!

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vipKayeS
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This food is good but not OMG! good, except the short rib stroganoff which was outstanding.

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vipJYK2018
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Not what it used to be ! It used to be a great place for lunch.

The food was really poor quality, service took a long time.
Everyone was very friendly and nice but it could not make up for an awful lunch experience. I order the salmon burger which looked like a pre-made microwaveable patty from the supermarket.
Finally, next to my window there was 6 dead flies, I guess a good thing that it was not in my food but a big omission from an ambiance and cleanliness perspective.

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Joni
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside, and it made for good people watching. The outdoor dining is very close to the street. The frito misto was delicious, especially the zucchini. Steak frites were okay. The bone in pork was amazing.

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FoodGuru2
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of my favorite spots for years. Love the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Cobb. Decided to visit for a birthday celebration. Solid service as always.

Salad was served differently than in the past and still good, but not quite what I expected. Shocked that the dessert (bread pudding) was served cold, had no caramel or whisky sauce and wasn’t comp’d for the occasion. Most importantly, who serves cold bread pudding?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Recently dined here for casual brunch and ordered their Stodg burger. Not worth $21 had zero flavor, or couldn’t tell with the wafting smells of sewage we had while dining in the bar area. Super quiet for a Sunday brunch. This place used to be so good and is no longer what it was. Staff was friendly was the only upside to the dining experience .

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SaulGoode
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining during this Pandemic. I recommend making a reservation if you want to sit outside.

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Jpdiva
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Eaten here many times in the past and always loved this place. This trip was nothing like my previous experiences. Chips with spinach dip was oily and cold. Took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. I know restaurant business is struggling right now and I have the patience to be sensitive to slower service due to lack of workers but the food quality shouldn’t have to suffer and the food was almost inedible. Cold fries, rock hard bread on the patty melt were terrible. Our waitress was awesome and had to keep apologizing for wait on food. Hope this was just an “off” day and they get back to The Porch that I know and love.

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Lexi
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing!! The environment is very low key. Enjoyed my evening and plan to come back soon.

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AllisonF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The drinks and food took a little longer to come out but other than that, it was good!

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BKenC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have been to The Porch many times. This time I ordered the salad that has shrimp and my wife ordered the Steak Frites. She didn't complain, but I could see her meat was tough and not enjoyable. And a couple of the shrimp in my salad were undercooked. That's a meal-ruiner. I don't know if the cook was having an off night or what. Everything else was as pleasant and enjoyable as usual. But I was disappointed with the pre-packaged feel of the food this time. Sad to say I probably won't be back.

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TuckerH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a great night and I would definitely suggest friends to go here

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BonnieS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
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
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
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 on September 19, 2021
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 on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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Travel2dine
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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.

JS
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
15 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
28 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
6 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!

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 196 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.