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The Front Porch

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  • Southern & Soul, Cajun & Creole, Cocktails
  • 65A 29th St, San Francisco CA94110 37.743822 -122.421905
  • (Btwn Mission St & San Jose Ave)
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  • (415) 695-7800
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User Ratings (Based on 7 reviews)

Food 3.5 Value 3.2
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

(415) 695-7800
Visa, MC, AmEx
Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-10:30pm Fri: 5:30pm-11pm Sat: 10am-2:30pm+5:30pm-11pm Sun: 10am-2:30pm
Brunch, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Delivery, Good for Groups, Live Music, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Take Out, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • The Front Porch

    Posted by Alfred Melo on 01/10/2013

    Bacon-wrapped dates

    Bacon-wrapped-goat--cheese fried dates. Also, shrimp and grits. Plus great service and atmosphere. Wish I could do better than 5 stars.

  • The Front Porch

    Posted by j on 07/19/2007

    High end soul food

    A friend and I randomly ran into this place when emmy's was too crowded and i'm really glad we went here. it was delicious and different. and might i add, why would you go to a soul food place, if you don't want fatty salty food? it's good quality ingredients but it's still going to be soul food.

  • The Front Porch

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/17/2007

    Can't understand what the buzz is about

    After reading good reviews, we went for a Sat. evening dinner. Husband had the chicken livers on brioche, which were described as having onion gravy. There were onions, but where was the gravy? The livers were dry and overcooked. The server urged me to order an appetizer, claiming the chicken would take 20 minutes at least to cook. She said the ricotta fritters with tomatoes and greens were very popular. Do you like fried mush balls? If so, you'll like this dish. The fried chicken was juicy, but lacking in flavor. The sides were also very blah, with only the flavor of salt pork coming through in the black-eyed peas. I left most of it on the plate. Same with my appetizer. Did any of the servers notice and ask if anything was wrong? Of course not. They didn't even notice I was in need of silverware after they removed it with the appetizer. Unskilled and oblivious. Plus they charged us for a half-liter of wine and served us a quarter liter. The earsplittingly noisy bar action was so close to the tables that we kept getting bumped. My husband was actually hit in the head with one woman's large purse as she walked by. It's supposed to be a good value. I don't think so. Two appetizers, two chicken dinners, one (rip-off) carafe containing two glasses of wine = more than $60.

  • The Front Porch

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/15/2007

    Poor Soul food

    I wanted to do something a little different for Valentines Day so I read some reviews on the Front Porch. I was a little late on making the arrangments and didn't do too much research. I will Never do that again! The lighting was bad and the music was too loud and quite annoying. The waitresses were nice but when we asked for Sangria they said they had it, then came back 10min later and said they were fresh out. The food was nothing to brag about. I didn't finish my meal and I didn't even want to take it with me =( For desert we wanted the red velvet which we ordered at the beginning of our meal. Towards the end of dinner when we were ready for desert, they let us know that they were fresh out! I would NEVER go back there again. What a dissapointment.

  • The Front Porch

    Posted by feed me now on 12/15/2006

    Good stuff always happens in the mission

    This place rocks.....I only tried a couple dishes but from what Ive seen, this is much bang for the buck.....you gotta get the chicken....great date place....nice local quiet atmosphere

  • The Front Porch

    Posted by bernal diner on 11/26/2006

    Fun, but not tasty

    The Front Porch is a fun place, but its more eclectic features don't make it great. The theme here is Southern Food. The food tends to stay true to the theme - with most of it being too salty, sugary, and fatty for my taste. My wife ordered the Waldorf salad and the dungeness crab and sweet white corn grit porridge. The salad was sweet with a little too much dressing, but either of us would order it again. The crab grits had good quality crab mixed with grits, but overall it was too salty and the grits detracted from the crab. I ordered a steak special with brussel sprouts as a side dish. The steak was overcooked (beyond my medium-rare request) -- it was too salty and flavorless. There was a sauce served with the steak that was not edible (I thought it tasted like fish, my wife thought it tasted metallic). The brussel sprouts had too much sugar with them. The drinks were great -- I highly recommend the peach sangria. If I were to go back there I'd stick with ordering simple items (e.g. the cheeseburger).

  • The Front Porch

    Posted by Sr. Schlicter on 09/08/2006


    I can't say enough good stuff about this place. The food... mmmmm! The atmosphere... the tin roof... great vibe.... sweet and cool people. Fried Chicken from the soul of the Carribean- god it's good! But so were my appetizers... Jeezus black eyed peas and greens! Well, just you wait and see what I mean. I bet you'll agree. Five + stars. * * * * * *

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