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The Front Porch - Leonardtown, Leonardtown, MD

The Front Porch - Leonardtown

4.6
4.6
719 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
The Front Porch is an intimate restaurant featuring creative Southern Coastal Cuisine located in historic Leonardtown. Set within the Sterling House, we offer casual dining in a cozy atmosphere and our friendly staff delivers gracious service.

We are open for outside, dine-in downstairs and dine-in upstairs seating by reservation only. Outside seating is weather permitting and available in order of booking. Outside seating is only available if you are given the option when you confirm your reservation.. Please call for any party in excess of 8 people. Please call if anyone in your party can not walk upstairs. We do not have an elevator. If you cannot show up for your reservation... Please call and cancel. PLEASE!

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Open Mon-Thurs 11-9pm, Fri & Sat 11-10pm, Sun 10-3pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 997-1009

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Leonardtown

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 719 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. MB

    MattB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing staff. We will be going back again and again to try everything they have.
  2. JH

    JeremyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food!!! Great service! Will definitely be back!!
  3. WR

    WendellR

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS a treat at The Front Porch, brunch, lunch or dinner.
  4. SG

    SydneyG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Waited over an hour with no food and only filled water up one time
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot for a family gathering
  6. SW

    SheilaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service Ate outside on the porch ,nicely shaded and relaxing.
  7. LP

    LindaP

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very tasty lunch . The s salad with salmon and the beef tip appetizer. Both we’re excellent
  8. GR

    GRPDS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been going to the Front Porch for a long time, and in the past year we were concerned that it was not as good as previously. On this visit, however, it was outstanding! The kitchen manager came out to personally discuss my wife's food sensitivities and allergies, and made her a great salad that wasn't just the plain lettuce with oil and vinegar she sometimes ends up with. My Front Porch salad with steak was great, the meat was tender enough to cut with my fork, plus it was cooked as I requested. Our guests' quiche was huge and she was very happy with it. Finally, our waitperson was excellent - she made sure our orders were correct and was attentive without being in the way.
  9. PC

    PrestonC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at The Front Porch and had a very good experience. It is a very charming old home that is now a restaurant. Service from Josh was outstanding. He was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. When he discovered that the wine we had ordered was out of stock he recommended a great replacement. I had the slow cooked pork shank which was excellent and my wife had the chicken alfredo which was OK. One point that was odd after the fact was that we had bread plates on the table but no bread was ever served. We will return if back in town.
  10. CD

    CarolD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Book Club ate here for Sunday Brunch, and the food was great! We shared the crab dip appetizer (plenty for four), and I had a Crab Benedict. All delicious! The service was very good. They checked on us just often enough. We were seated in the bar, which was fine, not too noisy on a Sunday afternoon!
  11. TL

    TraceyL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Front Porch is always outstanding. We were in town for my daughter’s wedding and dined here twice. It is a must when I’m in the area.
  12. EW

    ErinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. Will definitely go back.
  13. PD

    PatD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first lunch there and we enjoyed eating outdoors. We both enjoyed the day's specials and wish they were on regular menu fulltime.
  14. RR

    RoxanneR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Quiche and salad were very tasty, and the crab dip was so good. We dine here for lunch every week. The waitresses are always nice and the service is very good. We love the daily specials.
  15. B

    Blttownsend

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and alcoholic beverages were great. Service was amazing.
  16. CW

    CarolW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have an excellent meal at the Front Porch. The menu has something for everyone and they always have wonderful specials each day. Our waiter Stephen was terrific and very accommodating. So happy to have such a lovely restaurant in Leonardtown
  17. KB

    KatyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was seated upstairs. No elevator. I had difficulty with the stairs.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in a room by ourselves which was awesome. The waitress was great, food was delicious, short waits. 10/10
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Waitress was not very friendly or accommodating, did not even mention the specials for the night. Ordered the burger and there was so much brown sugar in the pork belly or the sauce that it was inedible. Waitress did not even ask if we enjoyed our meal (even though it was obvious we did not since there was 2 bites out of the burger). I usually have a great experience here, but this one will keep me from ever returning which is sad.
  20. D

    Debra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Front Porch used to be my favorite. Haven’t been here in about 4 years and was looking forward to a great meal during our visit to MD. Very disappointed. Menu is now more like a pub instead of fine dining. Had to ask waiter to remove extra glassware and place settings. Cocktails, wine, and dinner arrived almost all at the same time.
  21. JM

    JonMcD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and food. Service was spot on and food was hot when served.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food service atmosphere fantastic as always
  23. MC

    MikitaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would have liked to have more of selection. Overall a great first experience.
  24. t

    terri

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a very nice dinner... but they did cancel the band we came to see
  25. SR

    StefanieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab grilled cheese was amazing! Our waitress was great and the atmosphere was just what we wanted.
  26. RR

    RoxanneR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We had a reservation for 3 and a request to be seated downstairs as we have hip and knee replacements. Usually this has been honored, but not today> We eat here once a week. The Manager had an annoyed look on her face and there was nothing downstairs. We opted to climb the stairs, slowly, and got up there. Our waitress was excellent and very nice. We did not tell her anything of our Manager experience. The food was good, as always, and the bread pudding was excellent. We all had extra pain with climbing the stairs, but will be back because the waitresses are nice, and the food is good.
  27. LP

    LindaP

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner with some friends . Our server was very nice and the food was delicious .
  28. MB

    MatthewB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    My daughter ordered the chicken "alfredo" when it should be called chicken with burnt pene and no sauce. I took it home for leftovers and couldn't even bring myself to eat it that evening. It was terrible. The staff however was wonderful and attentive even though they were about to faint from heat stroke or exhaustion. Either get them poor folks some air conditioning of hire more people so they don't have to run around like chickens with their heads cut off... in a sauna. Fix your chicken alfredo.
  29. AL

    AmberLynnL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came for Sunday Brunch. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was perfect for a Sunday afternoon with the family. I would definitely recommend the biscuits and gravy!
  30. GN

    GaryN

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazingly good. Jameson our waiter was awesome, he checked on us numerous times and was quick and friend
  31. s

    stevent

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Add the scallop an angel hair pasta special. Cesar salad and dessert for fabulous. Always a pleasure to be at the front porch
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, we had crab dip, pecan salmon, soup & salad & a pina colada cheesecake. Everything was good! Our server Ashlynn was amazing. Great atmosphere 10/10.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the audience is great the food is fantastic and our server did a great job always a pleasure to go there for a meal
  34. s

    spier

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved, loved, loved this place! Will definitely return. The portion sizes, the flavors, the price....all amazing!
  35. M

    Melinda

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the BEST time at The Front Porch. Riley, our server, was fantastic and very understanding with our little toddler. The food was delicious and the atmosphere of the old home was special.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda is awesome. Food and drinks are always excellent!!!
  37. KD

    KathyD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Two of the Four in my party ordered the falafel pita sandwich. The falafel balls were dry making the sandwich just okay. The other two dishes ordered were the salmon pita sandwich and the cesear salad with salmon. Both were very tasty. The issue with the Falafel sandwich was mentioned to the waitress and the chef to alert them to this issue. Hopefully, they stop selling them until they can find a replacement for the falafel provider.
  38. SJ

    StephieJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice lunch and good service. Food took a little bit long but it was good. We were there for a small “reunion” of sorts so we lingered and no one tried to get us to move.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’ve been an avid bruncher for awhile now and the Front Porch did not miss ! The food and drinks were great. Our appetizer did take longer than expected and came out cold. Our waitress immediately replaced it and did a round of mimosas on the house . We sat outside under the patio seating it was beautiful and waitresses came outside frequently . My only complaint was the hostess who answered my call, her tone and information seemed like she wanted to discourage me from coming. That’s why the restaurant didn’t get 5 stars instead of 4 stars , overall worth it though . I will suggest that owners make sure all staff is catering to all crowd and guests the same .
  40. RR

    RoxanneR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The server was very attentive and pleasant. The food was good, and a nice selection. I and friends have been several times, and it is always a pleasant dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Front Porch - Leonardtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 997-1009.

The Front Porch - Leonardtown is rated 4.6 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for The Front Porch - Leonardtown

22770 Washington St Leonardtown, MD 20650

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Leonardtown

  • Hours of operation

    Open Mon-Thurs 11-9pm, Fri & Sat 11-10pm, Sun 10-3pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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