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The Front Porch - Leonardtown, Leonardtown, MD

The Front Porch - Leonardtown

4.7
4.7
687 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!

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Booked 36 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters and Add-Ons

  • Braised Pork Nachos*$11.99

    BBQ-Braised Pulled Pork Butt on a bed of Crispy Fried Tortilla Chips topped with Cheddar Cheese, Pickled Onions, Chopped Tomatoes & Crispy Jalapeño Bottle Caps

    • Brussels and Bacon$9.99

      Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts tossed with house-smoked Pork Belly, Goat Cheese & Honey. Served with a Dijon Mustard Sauce

      • Chilled Seared Tuna Wontons$12.99

        Tuna Seared Rare & rolled in Black & White Sesame Seeds served with Wasabi Vinaigrette over Crispy Wontons with Shredded Sesame Slaw

        • Fried Pickles$7.99

          Crispy Breaded Pickle Slices served with Cilantro Sour Cream

          • Scallop Crostini*$13.99

            Pan-Seared Scallops, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Scallions & Garlic sautéed in a White Wine Lemon Butter Sauce on Toasted Garlic Baguette

            • Grilled Flank Steak Bruschetta*$11.99

              Grilled Flank Steak Slices on Toasted Focaccia Bread topped with Sundried Tomato, Basil & Parmesan Cheese

              • The Big Cheese*$13.99

                Assorted Cheeses, Apple Butter, Fig Bacon Jam & Sundried Tomato Herb Butter served with a Toasted Baguette & Dehydrated Seasonal Fruit

                • St. Mary's County Fried Oysters$13.99

                  12 ounces of Saltine Cracker Breaded & Fried Local Oysters served with a Louisiana-Style Remoulade

                  • Crab Dip*$12.99

                    Our perfect blend of Crab, Herbs & Seasonings in a Smooth, Creamy Dip served with Sliced Toasted Bread

                    • Roasted Red Pepper Soup

                      • Bowl$6.99
                      • Cup$4.99
                    • Vegetarian Gluten Free Soup Selection

                      • Bowl$6.99
                      • Cup$4.99
                    • Seasonal Soup Selection

                      • Bowl$7.99
                      • Cup$5.99

                    Sandwiches & Wraps

                    All sandwiches and such are served with one of our delicious seasonal sides. Substitute a Gluten Free Wrap for any Bread! Upgrade a cup of soup or a front porch salad to any Lunch Selection!

                    • Local Grass-Fed Cheeseburger$11.99

                      All Natural, Local, Grass-fed, Hand-formed 8 oz Beef Patty grilled & served with Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato & Sweet Red Onion on Brioche

                      • Fried Haddock$12.99

                        8 oz battered Haddock Filet served on Buttered Texas Toast with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & Louisiana-Style Remoulade Sauce

                        • Fried Turkey BLTA$13.99

                          Fried Turkey Slices, Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Fried Green Tomatoes, Smoked Bacon, Avocado & Swiss Cheese on Texas Toast with Chipotle Mayo Spread

                          • Chicken Melt or Veggie Melt$11.99

                            Your choice of Grilled Buttermilk Chicken or Grilled Portabella Mushroom Caps topped with Spinach, Roasted Tomatoes & Melted Mozzarella served on Focaccia Bread with a Sundried Tomato Aioli. (get both mushrooms and chicken for just $2 more)

                            • Quiche of the Day$11.99

                              A warm slice of fluffy Quiche baked in a golden-brown Puff Pastry. Selections prepared daily. Served with a Small House Salad

                              • Maryland Style Crab Cake

                                Jumbo Lump & Special Crab Meat tossed in Old Bay, Herbs, & our house-made Crab Cake Mix, Pan-Seared & served with a Remoulade Sauce on Grilled Brioche

                                • Market
                              • Flank Steak Gyro$12.99

                                Crisp Romaine Lettuce tossed in Greek Dressing with Marinated Flank Steak, Tzatziki, Chopped Tomatoes & Feta Cheese served in a Warm Pita

                                • The Front Porch Pastrami Sandwich$11.99

                                  Thinly-Sliced Smoked Pastrami topped with Thousand Island Dressing, Melted Baby Swiss Cheese & Creamy House Coleslaw served on Texas Toast

                                  • Fish Taco's$12.99

                                    Blackened Salmon, Granny Smith Apple Coleslaw & Feta Cheese served in Warm Flour Tortillas

                                    Salads

                                    Dressings: Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Buttermilk Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Wasabi Ginger Vinaigrette, Greek

                                    • House Salad$7.99

                                      Fresh Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Diced Tomatoes, Crumbled Feta & Croutons

                                      • Caesar Salad$7.99

                                        Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Shredded Parmesan, Croutons & Classic Caesar Dressing

                                        • The Famous Front Porch Salad$8.99

                                          Fresh Mixed Greens, Spiced Pecans, Applewood Smoked Bacon Bits, Diced Tomatoes & Chopped Hard-Boiled Egg

                                          • Cobb Salad$9.99

                                            Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Diced Tomatoes, Chopped Hard-Boiled Egg, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Sweet Red Onions & Avocado

                                            • Soup & Salad$11.99

                                              Your choice of one of our available seasonal soups served with a fresh house or Caesar salad

                                              • Teres Major Spinach Steak Salad$14.99

                                                Fresh Spinach, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Tomatoes, Pickled Onions & Cucumbers topped with Medium Rare 5 oz Teres Major Steak

                                                • Cranberry Walnut Salad with Honey Maple Glazed Salmon$14.99

                                                  Fresh Mixed Greens, Feta Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Apples & Walnuts topped with Grilled Honey Maple Glazed Salmon

                                                  • Seared Ahi Tuna Over Field Greens Salad$13.99

                                                    Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna on a bed of Field Greens topped with Red Onions, Mandarin Oranges & Sliced Almonds served with house-made Wasabi Ginger Vinaigrette

                                                    • Harvest Chef Salad$13.99

                                                      Fresh Spinach topped with Fried Turkey Breast, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Granny Smith Apples, Dried Cranberries, Maple Pork Belly, Goat Cheese & Roasted Pecans served with a Cranberry Citrus Vinaigrette

                                                      Entrées

                                                      • Fried Chicken & Waffles$15.99

                                                        Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenderloins on a Sweet Cornbread Waffle topped with homemade Savory Pork Sausage Gravy & served with Grilled Green Tomatoes

                                                        • Smoked Pork Shank$21.99

                                                          Bone-In Smoked Pork Shank finished in a BBQ Braise on a bed of Creamy White Cheddar Grits, Pork Belly Red Beans & topped with House Fig Bacon Jam

                                                          • Salmon Crab Scampi$27.99

                                                            Pan-Seared Salmon topped with Jumbo Lump Crab that has been sautéed in a White Wine, Garlic & Butter Scampi Sauce served with Cilantro Lime Rice and Sautéed Baby Spinach

                                                            • Lamb Loin Chops$27.99

                                                              Colorado Grilled Lamb Loin Chops topped with Fig Glaze & served with Truffle Sweet Potatoes & Pork Belly Brussel Sprouts

                                                              • Scallop Risotto$26.99

                                                                Pan-Seared Jumbo Scallops on a bed of Sweet Potato Smoked Gouda Risotto with Maple Pork Belly Brussel Sprouts

                                                                • Teres Major$24.99

                                                                  10 ounces of Cast Iron Skillet Seared Medium Rare Teres Major topped with a Sundried Tomato Garlic Herb Butter served over Truffle Sweet Potatoes & Crispy Pork Belly Brussel Sprouts

                                                                  • Fried Green Tomatoes & Boursin Cheese$16.99

                                                                    5 Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes over Sautéed Spinach with Herbed Boursin, Parmesan, & Garlic Sundried Tomato Concasse

                                                                    • Pan Seared Halibut$28.99

                                                                      Fresh Caught Pan-Seared Halibut topped with Lemon Cream Sauce served over Pork Belly Red Beans and White Rice with Grilled Green Tomatoes

                                                                      • Fried Turkey Pot Pie$18.99

                                                                        Seasonal Vegetables & House Fried Turkey in a Creamy White Gravy topped with Flaky Pie Crust

                                                                        • Crab Cakes

                                                                          Pan-Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes tossed in Old Bay & served with a Cajun Remoulade Sauce, Creamy Coleslaw & Crispy French Fries

                                                                          • Market
                                                                        • Shrimp and Grits$21.99

                                                                          Creamy White Cheddar Grits topped with Andouille Sausage, Jumbo Garlic Butter Shrimp & Spicy Cajun Creole Sauce served with Grilled Green Tomatoes

                                                                          • Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs$15.99

                                                                            Two skewered Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs topped with Lemon Cream Sauce served on a bed of Sautéed Spinach & Cilantro Lime Rice

                                                                            Junior Menu

                                                                            12 & Under

                                                                            • Crispy Chicken Tenders & French Fries$7.99

                                                                              • Hamburger & French Fries$6.99

                                                                                • French Bread Cheese Pizza$6.99

                                                                                  • Grilled Cheese & French Fries$6.99

                                                                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                    What 687 people are saying

                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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

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                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                      Yorkshire

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                      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

                                                                                    3. s

                                                                                      spier

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                    4. M

                                                                                      Melinda

                                                                                      Charleston

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                      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.

                                                                                    5. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Amanda is awesome. Food and drinks are always excellent!!!

                                                                                    6. 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.

                                                                                    7. 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.

                                                                                    8. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      3 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 .

                                                                                    9. MR

                                                                                      MichaelR

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                      Charleston

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Food and service were both great as usual!

                                                                                    11. JL

                                                                                      JeannetteL

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great food. Excellent customer service. I had made reservations and when I arrived we were immediately seated.

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                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Our server was attentive and courteous. The dinning area was clean and comfortable. Our food was delicious.

                                                                                    13. KK

                                                                                      KarlK

                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                      Very comfortable place relaxed Server was great the food was hot and delicious.

                                                                                    14. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                      Mother’s Day

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                                                                                      MichaelR

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We had the crab dip, steak tip taco salad, and Rueben sandwich. All were very tasty. We have eaten here every week for the past month and the food has been very good, and excellent service.

                                                                                    16. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                      Recommend cheese in the cheese grits. There was no cheese in them. Instead, serve the risotto. They taste like the cheese grits are supposed to taste.

                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      One of our favorites

                                                                                    18. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Our waitress was attentive and courteous. The dinning room was clean and comfortable. Our food order was correct and delicious. I highly recommend the Front Porch House salad regardless of the entree you are ordering.

                                                                                    19. FC

                                                                                      FireChief3419

                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Everything was awesome. Good food, Great service.

                                                                                    20. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                      Loved everything about this place although we did wait over a hour for our food, but that won’t stop me from coming back again, off nights happen. We sat outside on the comfy couches, loved watching the sunset.

                                                                                    21. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We had a wonderful family dinner! Great food and service. Menu has a variety of offerings and was very easy to customize orders to preferences and allergies.

                                                                                    22. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Yummy food and great server.

                                                                                    23. P

                                                                                      Picks

                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                      Quiche and salad were good.

                                                                                    24. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Awesome food and service!!

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                                                                                      stevent

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Excellent food, superb service. Always a good stock

                                                                                    26. A

                                                                                      Alees

                                                                                      Adelaide

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                      Strange parking situation but lovely old house. Lots of dining rooms on two levels. Waitperson got 2 of our orders wrong. Obnoxiously presumptuous of the establishment to add 20% gratuity to the bill when its typically 18% for a party of 6. Disappointed but would give it another try with fewer people.

                                                                                    27. JD

                                                                                      JeanneD

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      The food was so delicious, and reasonably priced as well! Great environment!

                                                                                    28. SM

                                                                                      SamanthaM

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                      Food was excellent. The service was great. Definitely recommend making a reservation. I don't recommend sitting on the porch when it's cool and windy. The big heaters made no difference and had a hard time staying lit. Other than that, everything was perfect.

                                                                                    29. KD

                                                                                      KellyD

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Our Server, John was very pleasant and the right about of attentiveness. The food was Amazing, as always.

                                                                                    30. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      The service was top notch and good delish! Really enjoyed our lunch. Server was friendly and prompt.

                                                                                    31. JA

                                                                                      JACB

                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                      The food, when it arrived to our table, was soaked in sauce, lukewarm rather than hot, and incorrect (i.e., not what we ordered). In addition, the floors were dirty, and the bathroom was dirty as well. Finally, the service was extremely slow: eating dinner took two-and-a-half hours (and *not* because my friend and I wanted it to). I know the Front Porch is under new management--and, sadly, the food and the service used to be much better.

                                                                                    32. KO

                                                                                      KayO

                                                                                      New England

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great service amazing food and always a fun time! \

                                                                                    33. JE

                                                                                      JanE

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                                      overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                                                      It has been a while since we’ve been to the Front Porch. Boy have things changed! This used to be a very good place for a meal and some time together. Something precipitated changes in the service, the menu, and the atmosphere.We don’t know what. We were celebrating our 41st Wedding Anniversary and I even made a note in my reservation so the restaurant would know we were celebrating. We were greeted by a young hostess wearing leggings and a little tee shirt. I thought it was a little too casual and somewhat inappropriate as it was all skin tight. We were seated in the front room with a group of diners who were enjoying chatting and catching up. The volume was loud but not riotous, Thus far, no one from the restaurant has even acknowledged our anniversary. The menu was ho hum, noting really stood out. The special of the day was a basket of fried oysters with French fries and coleslaw. Very Ho-Hum. My dish of fried green tomatoes arrived with a side of root veg that looked like it had been cooked to death. All the vegetables were mushy and some were down right burnt. Possible warmed up from Sunday’s service? It was very sad that nothing seemed fresh at all. The menu suggested all the entrees were frozen first then fried up as needed. We had a lovely time together reminiscing, paid the bill and went home. Service was slow and the food was nothing to right home about. It was a very disappointing experience all the way around. Through the entire evening, no one said anything about our anniversary celebration. I don’t think this will be a stop we’ll make again. Things here have really gone down hill.

                                                                                    34. CG

                                                                                      CoraG

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                      There was only one waitress for the porch and the below tables. She did the best she could under the circumstances.

                                                                                    35. D

                                                                                      Duke

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Everything was delicious. Only feedback was that my food upon delivery was not very hot, more like on the verge of cold.

                                                                                    36. M

                                                                                      Michelle

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Wonderful experience! We were five minutes early and were seated immediately thanks to our reservation. The service was perfect, the food delicious, ambiance on point. No music playing which was super super nice because that would have been too much noise going on. As it was, the other guests around us weren’t loud at all, and we didn’t have to raise our voices to talk to each other, unlike some restaurants. All in all, 5/5. Would recommend

                                                                                    37. SC

                                                                                      ScottC

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                      This was the second time I have visited this restaurant. Overall it ok but I was disappointed with my meal. It was the night's special, salmon with pecan crust. The pecan crust was so salty I had to remove it. Salmon was cooked perfectly. The white rice with kale and cranberries was nothing special/not much flavor. We ate upstairs which is a good size room with no ambiance. It was a basic room with well spaced tables and chairs. No soft music and felt like I needed to whisper so not to disturb the other guests. Our server was efficient but I'd suggest a smile - it can go a long way! My first visit to this restaurant was very good. I had the specialty house salad and it was delicious. I sat down stairs and the atmosphere was comfortable. I will recommend to friends to give it a try but to be selective with meal choices.

                                                                                    38. JS

                                                                                      JSP311

                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Went for lunch on a Friday. We had a room to ourselves, our food was fresh and delicious. Our server was attentive and responsive. Would go again anyway.

                                                                                    39. L

                                                                                      Linda

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                      Menu was easy to read, food we ordered was great, would go back again.

                                                                                    40. CG

                                                                                      CatherineG

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Server was friendly and helpful with menu. Foid was great we ordered the Brussel Sprouts appetizer Do not miss out on this its fabulous. Everyone at the table were very pleased with their food choices.

                                                                                    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 4.7 stars by 687 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                    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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