The Porch - Dallas

4.5
97 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 97 people are saying
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4.5
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
34 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.

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AnneS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wasn't bad, but wasn't great either. The bar really had a hard time getting my companions drinks right. I had the Salmon burger, naked (without bun) and it was very dry.
But, two of our party had the Banana pudding for dessert, and both said it was the best they had ever had!

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MarkM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, predictable service, patio service available. Make a reservation for busy nights!

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vipGreatlocalrest
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic creative food - fresh ingredients and super service

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vipjules
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I wanted to love it like I normally do, but on this trip, the patio was super loud, service was slow, and food was just ok. Hoping for a better experience next time.

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PaulA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not an exhaustive menu but everything we tried was good. Steak Frites and chicken fried steak were terrific. Nice casual atmosphere, not stuffy and not so loud that we couldn't have a nice conversation at the table. Servers were attentive and service was quick. Complimentary valet made parking a breeze. Great place for an evening out with friends without breaking the bank.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night. Everything was delicious. Our server & manager was exceptional (I can’t remember their names sadly). I would highly recommend this place. The burger was amazing, the chicken Cobb salad was great! & the drinks were outstanding!

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vipLiveinOC
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for late Easter lunch. Great patio, inside looked nice as well but didn't spend time there. Looks like it'd be cozy in the winter. Nice bar area, too. We had good cold local beer on tap, the burgers. Really good fries as well. Burgers were made with quality meat, and the toppings were as well. If you like it on the pink or rarer side, don't order medium, it seemed their cooked the same (on the well done side). No matter, the flavor was there. Easy going but attentive wait staff. We'll return.

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vipMKT56
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Easter brunch

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vipspringer
Dallas
103 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Elizabeth took care of us today, she was friendly, professional and efficient.

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SissyL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Was a birthday lunch with friends the service was good he was a new waiter and he did a really good job.
Our table had 5 , four of us got our meal about the same time then abt 5 min later our 5th got their food. For dessert we ordered 2 items we got the first one then the second took so long we had to get it to go.
So all in all we had a good time, but the coordination of getting our food and dessert was off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very consistent with their food the wait staff goes over and above to serve you.The noise level can be pretty unbearable. It’s best to sit outside or on the roof where there’s less traffic. Overall it’s a place that I continue to go to since they’ve been open. Fun date night cheers cheers

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with friends from out of town.

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WalterL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, decor, location amazing! Love the Cobb chicken salad!

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vipPaigeS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We did not enjoy our dinner at The Porch. We initially ordered the pimento cheese appetizer, with a glass of wine for myself and a bourbon for my husband. The pimento cheese was OK, it definitely needed to be eaten all together versus in parts because it is not that good unless eaten together. We both received our food, he ordered a chicken fried steak and I ordered the short rib pasta. I would rate the pasta an 8 and would rate the chicken fried steak a 7. We ordered bread pudding for dessert and were very disappointed. The pros were that we were sat immediately the con was that the service was less than great and the food is way overpriced given how mediocre it is. We both agreed that we would rate the full experience a 6.5/10 and likely won’t be back.

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vipChipL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

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bluegirl
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was good but I didn't find anything that I would make a drive for. If you are in the area it would be a good choice but I can't see anything that stands out on the menu.

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vipKristinaH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was okay not great

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vipRand
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Porch is always good. Wish they would go back to the previous version of the Salmon Burger with the sun-dried tomato relish and sweet pickles.

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vippatony
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual!

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Ashara
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This experience with Was atrocious from the beginning. If you are a black person chances are you will not feel welcome.
I will not be back

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vipElisaM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was warm and friendly! Kylie was great!

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vipKimG
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy selections and so fresh and forward thinking options’

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good pandemic protection implemented

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WaverlyW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot! Good food, well-priced, attentive service. Not crowded.

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 97 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.