The Porch - Dallas

4.5
123 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 123 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was poor! There was barely anyone in the restaurant and it took almost an hour for us to to get our food. My husband ordered soup and onion rings. I ordered the spicy chicken sandwich minus the bun and a side salad. Not sure why that was so difficult.
The tortilla soup should be called hot sauce soup because it tasted like someone poured an entire bottle of hot sauce in a bowl with chicken and a few chunks of avocado.
Of all the restaurants I’ve dined in since moving to DFW this was by far the worst experience I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We used to go to the Porch during our not so regular visits to Dallas. Not having been there since prior to the pandemic allowed us to see the significant drop off from our previous visit.

Service was horrible. A table near us, that was seated 5 minutes AFTER us received their appetizers before we ever received a menu. A cocktail took 15 minutes to receive. Our server didn’t seem to care. We asked that Brussels sprouts be brought out before our meal as an appetizer, we were assured this would happen. After waiting 30 minutes, we asked about our food and were told he was just going to check. Sprouts were warm but not hot. Then the food was brought out cold. I’m assuming it had all been sitting waiting to be picked up.

Food was OK. There was limited selection on entries. Special of the day was patty melt - meh. Wife ordered Caesar with Salmon. Instead it was with chicken. As mentioned above, food was not hot. All in all, we’ll choose somewhere else in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was okay, the drink I had was great. Staff was very nice

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vipcherieh
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst ever in life

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vipBonnieP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The AC was out and our poor server was drenched in sweat bc he was so warm. Needless to say the service wasn’t great bc he was so miserable, but considering the circumstances I’ll cut him some slack. We’ve had much better experiences there. They should’ve brought in some fans or something! We heard another couple leaving saying they’d never be back.

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TamekaF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every thing we ordered was fantastic! I don't really eat chicken but I ordered their hot chicken and biscuits and my husband had chilaquiles. I have no complaints. They were busy but the servers were attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was just very off. We hadn’t been to The Porch in some time and don’t think we’d be back just isn’t what it once was.

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vipranonymous
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Even with the steady breeze on the patio, the flys were abundant.

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Tammy
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated immediately upon arrival. They were very safety conscious by sitting patrons with a table in between each party. Our waitress server was very attentive. The food came quickly and was tasty. I originally ordered the avocado toast with salmon. After my order was submitted to the kitchen the manager came out to apologize stating they had ran out of salmon. My replacement order was maple pancakes w/eggs, and my meal was comped.

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vipDean
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first time at The Porch but we will certainly return. The food was very good - I had the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and my wife had the Short Rib with pasta. We both thought the Short Rib was particularly good as the pasta was a perfect complement to the dish. Nice setting (we dined inside), although it was a bit loud. Looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and the food was exceptional!

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DianeL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had brunch on the patio and it was great - accept our table slanted... but overall good experience.

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kenm
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was the company I was with that made the experience exceptional

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Jessy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Cocktails were fantastic! However, the Grain bowl wasn't very good.

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MarcoC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Food was delicious!! Get dessert

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We had a wonderful experience.

HJ
HunterJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a great date. The service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service has always been great every time I go.

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vipJimmyY
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn't been in a while and the place seemed a little tired. Not much energy going on. We had an "assumptive close" waiter who had been trained to up-sell which is a little obnoxious.

Food was good and beer was cold...and that always helps!

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vipMsChay84
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was a great waitress - our Sunday Funday outing was perfect, even with the torrential downpour outside LoL! The hostess was super sweet as well, very welcoming.
Food was hot and fresh, brought out in a timely manner and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everythubg was great!!

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hellohellodallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super cute and would definitely recommend! loved the atmosphere but wished the menu was larger

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not too many gluten free options but what they do have is always amazing! I love their Scottish salmon and perfectly garlicky spinach. My friend had the grain bowl and loved it too.

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gh21
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The patio was super loud. The menu and wine list was less than desirable. Wait staff was nice. I won't go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is not the same Porch as before. The menu is similar but signature dishes have changed.

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LaBeardjames
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere ! Make sure to reserve patio ahead of time

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Came here for Mother’s Day for a reservation at 11:15 AM. Right off the bat the waitress was extremely rude. This continued our whole experience. She didn’t wish my mother happy Mother’s Day, she wasn’t friendly, I don’t even think she smiled. She made sure to tell us how many reservations they had throughout the day and that she was busy. The place had more than 16 open tables, it was not busy. I’m not sure how she was a waitress because she had no personality. I may come back solo in the future but it was embarrassing for my wife and my mother to sit through that service.

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vipJuls13
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The porch used to be our go to place. Always good service and good food priced well. Very few people were there. Service was mediocre. Food was good. Just wasn’t the same atmosphere and fun vibe it used to have. I am afraid it isn’t long for this world if they don’t pick up the service and get more people in there. There was a rumor over the summer it was closed for good. Maybe people think that is true. So sad.

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vipJeff
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food and ambiance- our server was one of the worst we’ve had in a long time. He obviously did not want to be working, was very slow and would hardly even stop at our table when we needed a spoon, salt, sweetener, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! Love the Porch. Will be back soon!

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Raphael
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A very condensed menu for brunch. Service is okay, for it not being very busy, service staff seemed to be struggling. Drinks were really tasty and the food we did get was also delicious. As I said, 4 stars based on service and the condensed menu for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Enjoying a date night with my husband if 23 years. We enjoy going out and experiencing different t foods. We don’t have many lectins due to being pescatarian but this was a great option.

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vipBrittany
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow, food was below average. Went for a special occasion and were just disappointed.

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Opossumguts
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was awesome. She was very attentive, engaging, and got answers to our questions. The food was great, and Taylor made it a memorable experience.

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Minerva
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

When reserving a table ask for one that is not under a speaker. The music if a bit too loud and as the floor is a hard surface it tends to increase the volume. Otherwise the food is very good and the service is excellent.

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vipSOCoppell
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a solid spot for a casual lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and the bar is great. I like the lowkey friendly vibe. The burgers and short rib stroganoff are especially good. Definitely one of my favorite spots to meet friends.

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SamB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pickup was exactly what we ordered, cooked nicely, tasty and in good portions. 2nd time this week that I have been to the Porch. Just a couple more Healthy (Keto) sides would be nice.
Thanks.
Sam Boyd

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vipLisa46
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Really enjoyed our meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant in the past and it used to be one of our favorites. After our disappointing experience last night, we will not be back. Food has become bar food, the service was so bad the drinks we ordered did not arrive until after we finished our meal. The lackluster service was icing on the cake.

FAQs

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

The Porch - Dallas is rated 4.5 stars by 123 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.