The Porch - Dallas

4.4
205 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 205 people are saying
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GarynTom
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service. Courteous staff and easy reservations and parking. A real gem.

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PeteF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is good but it's a limited menu. Still overall a great experience.

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter friendly, without being over-bearing. We had the grilled cheese sandwich with charred leek soup(soup of the day) and tomato soup. The Brussel sprouts with bacon and parmesan were especially good. There are lots of windows and the ambiance felt very open and warm. The booth seats were comfortable and clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had the grain bowl salad and it was very bland. I had a grain bowl before that was quite tasty. Was there a hot version before? Either way, I remember it being very good and this was bland and not something that I would order again or would inspire me to return to The Porch.

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Dlewis86
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service and pet friendly. I would come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but other than that it was great!!!

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viptastyreviews
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food was great, but overpriced. Quite an expensive chicken sandwich. I would highly recommend the cornbread! Sitting outside was nice and protected by a tent. Will be back, for drinks especially.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sabercat21
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
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 on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food wasn’t good at all

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Amazing service, food was horrible. I don’t say that lightly, but I spent $130 for a few drinks, an appetizer, 2 entrees, and the food was a 1/10. Must have changed chefs, really disappointed.

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LeanneK
Chicago
5 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
72 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
3 reviews
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
30 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
2 reviews
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
5 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
6 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
32 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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aviK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, will definitely be back.

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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
10 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
65 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Was wonderful… Enjoyed everything.

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 205 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.