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The Porch

The Porch

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Dallas
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    The experts at Food & Wine and Dallas Observer recommend this place
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    Suma T.
    "The Mac and Cheese and The Stodg Burger were really good as well!"(12 Tips)
    Matthew C.
    "Food was great, and the Gooey Butter Cake was delicious."(10 Tips)
    Dirk R.
    "Everything was great, the short rib stroganoff was amazing."(8 Tips)
    Rico D.
    "Brisket sliders are a must have appetizer."(4 Tips)
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  • Perseus C.heart icon on user image
    Perseus CEOSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is great food...A Great Spin On American Cuisine. Everybody of everything that I have eaten off the menu has melted in my mouth. The menu is seasonal which is always a sign of fresh ingredients
  • Super D.heart icon on user image
    Super DadMarch 11, 2017
    Amazing restaurant!!! Highly recommend any of their specials! Deviled Eggs are yummy! Fish is delicious! Steak is always yum! Tons of good eats here! Great Moscow Mules!!!
  • Tim H.heart icon on user image
    Tim HollandsworthOctober 14, 2016
    One of our favorite spots to go. Always good food, drinks, and service. Never been disappointed here. My wife loves the mac n cheese. I love the steaks, the burgers, and salads. Solid all the way.
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    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)July 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    3 delicious words: "Buttermilk Fried Chicken". They made it a salad with applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese, and avocadosub in their ranch dressing and you have one of my favorite salads!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 4, 2014
    Go with the Stodg burger, named after Dallas lawyer Steve Stodghill. It's packed with tomato, onion, melted cheddar and a fried egg on a bun smeared with foie gras butter. Read more
  • Marisa
    MarisaOctober 3, 2013
    If the wood-fired broccolini is on the menu... ORDER IT!!! Best broccolini I have ever had. Grilled on a wood fire with an intoxicating smokiness and some heat from red pepper flakes. Wow. Ridic.
  • Jack H.heart icon on user image
    Jack HAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for Jeremy, he's super sweet and very detail oriented. If you're a tattoo fan like I am, ask him to pull up his left shirtsleeve and show you his amazing tats!
  • Jonathan K.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan KangMay 30, 2014
    Beef stroganoff is delcious! The Mac and Cheese has a sourish taste from the cream cheese. Not everybody's favorite. Regardless, one of the best overall restaurants in Dallas
  • Patrickheart icon on user image
    PatrickApril 9, 2017
    Grilled Cheese was decent, tomato soup was great, and the Mac and Cheese was amazing. You can get it without the ham!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineMay 12, 2011
    The "Stodge Burger" (topped with aged cheddar cheese, Nueske's bacon, fried egg, lettuce, tomato & onion, in a foie gras–butter–slathered bun) takes its name after Dallas super-lawyer Steve Stodghill.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverFebruary 28, 2014
    The Porch makes good use of Instagram by posting its ever-changing "Big Board" to let potential diners know what's going to be on the rotating menu.
  • Suma T.
    Suma ThomasMarch 27, 2011
    Strawberry Crush (cocktail) was really good! The Mac and Cheese and The Stodg Burger were really good as well! The Gooey Buttery Cake was amazing (that coming from a Chocolate lover)!!
  • Kecia H.
    Kecia HeldJuly 20, 2014
    Moscow mule is fantastic. We wanted to lick the plates after the gooey butter cake. Mac n cheese very good too.
  • Sadey D.
    Sadey DarlingNovember 24, 2012
    The Seared Tuna Niçoise was fresh and delish. A must. The hummus is always on our list too.
  • Matthew C.heart icon on user image
    Matthew CarriganSeptember 2, 2018
    Food was great, and the Gooey Butter Cake was delicious. I would go back just so I could have this cake!
  • Linda R.
    Linda ReyesApril 24, 2011
    Try the Tomato basil soup, caesar salad (will feed two), grilled cheese, club sandwich. If you don't mind your bread a little buttered, you will thoroughly enjoy.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SchaefferJune 4, 2012
    Their soup of the day was Chicken Provono Pepper soup or something like that and it was amazing! Avavado blt is good too
  • Dirk R.heart icon on user image
    Dirk RosquillasJuly 9, 2015
    Everything was great, the short rib stroganoff was amazing.
  • Susanna A.
    Susanna AnJanuary 1, 2014
    Stodg burger is delicious. Can really taste the smoked wood in the meat!!
  • Kimberly G.heart icon on user image
    Kimberly GabrielOctober 5, 2016
    EVERYTHING!!!! Oh my golly gosh it was wonderful!!!
  • Dean E.heart icon on user image
    Dean EricksonSeptember 16, 2014
    Great food and cocktails. Cozy atmosphere. Have to go if you haven't been.
  • Ruby P.
    Ruby PappachenMarch 13, 2011
    The gooey butter cake is beyond amazing!!!! The stodg burger was really good as well. Had pan seared flounder with cream corn omg so good!!
  • Chaka T.
    Chaka TAugust 15, 2011
    The burgers are divine! The gooey butter cake will make you wanna slap your mama and marry the chef. BTW, he is a nice guy.
  • Fawn H.
    Fawn HMarch 24, 2012
    Ask your server about the off-menu brunch selections on Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-3pm. Good stuff!
  • Julie E.
    Julie EdmonsonJune 3, 2012
    Get the mac & cheese. And the fried port cheese. And the butter cake. Holy geez, SO GOOD.
  • Gretchen H.heart icon on user image
    Gretchen HuntAugust 14, 2016
    Beef stroganoff was tender and tasty. Nice atmosphere and great menu selections
  • Amber D.heart icon on user image
    Amber DieboldAugust 16, 2014
    Gotta try to Mac and cheese, along with the spare ribs. Great food!
  • Tammy B.heart icon on user image
    Tammy BrownJune 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The Stodg Burger was messy but delicious!
  • lisa a.
    lisa annJanuary 3, 2016
    the jalapeño corn bread is amazing! so light and fluffy!
  • Brooke H.
    Brooke HawkinsAugust 7, 2014
    The Mac & Cheese should be the first thing EVERYONE orders, it's so delish!!!!
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    AlmostVeggies.comJuly 8, 2012
    Try the smoked red pepper hummus with crumbled feta & grilled flat bread!
  • minnie
    minnieMarch 5, 2013
    try the black and blue martini. perfect balance of sweet and tart.
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PritchardOctober 26, 2014
    The grilled cheese sandwich is good. The tomato soup is good. Together, they are fantastic!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CroninDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can order a "mini mac" version of their famous Mac and cheese if you just ask!!
  • Brittney C.
    Brittney CampbellOctober 3, 2014
    Grapefruit agave gimlet. Do it.
  • Vic S.heart icon on user image
    Vic ScarbMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Brisket "Eggs Benedict" was delish as was the BGE (biscuits, gravy and egg).
  • David J.
    David JohnsonSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't miss the short rib stroganoff or the butter cake for dessert!
  • Debbi G.
    Debbi GranruthApril 10, 2012
    Love the mac and cheese...you can't go wrong if you order that...Yum!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Brian Luscher, chef of The Grape, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chopped brisket sliders. Read more
  • SharLyn T.
    SharLyn TaylorJune 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food.... If you go while the crap cake club is one of their specials get it!!! :-)
  • Tammy B.heart icon on user image
    Tammy BrownJune 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken BLT was very yummy!
  • Lincoln S.
    Lincoln SteffensAugust 10, 2014
    The crab cake salad is awesome and the country Cobb!!
  • John H.heart icon on user image
    John HertenbergerAugust 8, 2014
    Can't go without getting the gooey butter cake
  • PrimeTimeheart icon on user image
    PrimeTimeMarch 11, 2017
    Excellent deviled eggs!!
  • Bill C.heart icon on user image
    Bill CarsonMay 25, 2015
    drinks brunch and dessert =Awsome!
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SmithSeptember 29, 2012
    Awesome food and beer / wine! Brim cash for mandatory valet.
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KimOctober 22, 2010
    I highly recommend the Stodg burger. Fried egg and sharp cheese work wonders in your mouth.
  • Bennett & Michael
    Bennett & MichaelJuly 29, 2012
    Mussels are ok but the roast beef au jus is good as long as u don't get a fatty cut
  • Eric B.heart icon on user image
    Eric BrightApril 4, 2015
    Mac and cheese anything! Get an old fashion at the bar!
  • Carol R.
    Carol ReeseFebruary 27, 2011
    Holy crap... If Biscuits & Brisket is on the board, just do it! I have never been so close to heaven!
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