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The Front Porch - Leonardtown, Leonardtown, MD

The Front Porch - Leonardtown

4.6
4.6
780 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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 780 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

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  1. VL

    ValLovesSteak

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I went with my coworkers for dinner and it was just ok. I ordered the chicken and waffles and added the Nashville seasoning. There was WAY too much seasoning added. It was almost inedible. I was able to scrape the skin off and eat half of the order. Also very little of the honey drizzle which may have made it a little better. We were seated upstairs and service was slow so no point in waiting for someone to finally come back up. The drinks were great. However our server got one drink wrong and we were also charged for an extra drink and paid before I realized. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals. Overall I might come back and try something else. But I live in Waldorf and this place also seemed pretty expensive. I expect this pricing in DC or Baltimore and better service/food.
  2. CM

    CassandraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service was great. There were a few flies in the dinning room that were annoying and the curtains and baseboards could use a scrubbing but I would not let me stop going there for the food , drink and enjoyment! A Leonardtown gem for sure!
  3. NA

    NANAJLO

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Delicious quiche and mouth watering Pumpkin crème brûlée
  4. ES

    ErikaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time going to The Front Porch. The food, drinks, and service were amazing! We’ll definitely be back.
  5. RJ

    RayJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, plenty of good food. Will go back again.
  6. D

    Delicious

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was great. Food and service were amazing. Would highly recommend.
  7. o

    othompson

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for Sunday brunch. Pleasant atmosphere, great food!
  8. BJ

    BelyndaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed ourselves very much! Our waiter was extremely professional!
  9. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I always enjoy The Front Porch and this time didn’t disappoint.
  10. K

    Kris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great waitress. Had a really enjoyable night
  11. BD

    BarbaraD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Our food was delicious, but our meal was ruined by a screaming child and sibling that was allowed to jump in circles right behind our table and kept knocking our chairs. I feel this family should have been put in one of the upstairs, private rooms where they couldn’t disturb other guests. The downstairs dining room was completely full. We were told we could move upstairs, but the other one in my party had a knee problem that prevented her from going up stairs.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I ordered the steak tips taco salad. While the greens, avocado were fresh the steak was cold and had no taste. I was disappointed that the cheese wasn’t freshly shredded but appeared to be taken from a package. Expected more than this from an upper scale, local business.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great double date out with friends! Waitress was awesome great drinks and the fried green tomato dish to die for!
  14. LP

    LindaP

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Usually we have a nice lunch at The Front Porch . But today wasn’t a good day . Our reservation was for 11:30 am . We were seated upstairs even though the host clearly saw that my mother was elderly , 83 years old . Then when seated we saw that the room had not been cleaned . There was food on the floor from the night before , I also slipped on the wood floor because of grease or oil of some kind and had to warn my mom to be careful . Our waitress was fine but I think she forgot about us and I had to go down stairs to get the check . When we left there was one group seated down stairs , all the other tables were empty . We eat here pretty regularly and this was the worst experience we’ve had . I’ll wait awhile before I go back , plenty of other restaurants to choose from in Leonardtown .
  15. MK

    MaryK

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. B

    Boomergem

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Noise level LOUD! Even our server loud. Need to provide serving utensils with appetizers(brussel sptouts) not a cooking kitchen spoon,in a better restaurant,bread or rolls should be provided.Food,superb!
  17. GR

    GRPDS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great outdoor dining experience. My wife has numerous food sensitivities and allergies, and they did a very good job accommodating them, although they couldn’t provide chicken or fish because it’s all pre-marinated. There’s always some road traffic, and on this occasion, the sirens from the nearby firehouse went off. Our server was excellent!
  18. JG

    JacG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place NEVER disappoints! I had the Crabcake platter and my husband had the Pork Shank. He said it was so tender and falling off the bone. The Crabcakes were seasoned to perfection and were cooked perfectly!
  19. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is so good! The only issue I had was that the room they sat us in, was very very hot. I was sweating while eating my food which made me uncomfortable. Still will go back regardless!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was amazing as always. I have the sausage gravy biscuits 10/10
  21. W

    Waderick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 10 for a birthday dinner. Our server Jess was amazing. She took care of all our needs even running up and down the stairs. If your going to the Front Porch you need to request Jess.
  22. JR

    JosephR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great meal …server was awesome …she handled the bottom deck Saturday evening all by herself !
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Burgers are better than any I’ve ever had. Kid menu is perfectly matched for them
  24. D

    Donna

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and libations were great. This old house is beautiful. It’s our third time this month to dine here,
  25. SC

    StaceyC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    It was not our normal experience there. The food took forever and when we got it, it was mediocre. They offered a soft shell crab dinner special which one of our party ordered but when his dinner was brought to the table it was crab cakes. The owner (chef?) came out and said they had run out of the soft shell crabs so they substituted the crab cakes. The crab cakes were not cooked well but, more importantly, they never came out to ask what dish he wanted instead of the soft shell crab. Just brought him what they decided. The rest of the food was either overcooked or literally just different ingredients plopped together on the plate. The waitress apologized and comp’d us dessert. Was very disappointed and will probably not return very soon.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent. Ate outside. Very nice
  27. L

    Luvfood

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good but it’s the ambiance that pulls our, dined with my family, experienced down. It was a nice old house turned into a restaurant, but the chairs and tables are outdated. The carpet rugs are old and dirty. The rag and cleaner they used to bus the tables they just leave it on top of fireplace, focal point of the restaurant. I was just expecting that the restaurant is elegant with their menu and outside interior and it just disappointed me when I got inside. The restaurant has a lot of potential especially their food was good, they just have to reassess what’s inside to have that elegant dining experience for their customers.
  28. JG

    JacG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Crab Benedict was phenomenal!! I’ll definitely return just for that! Daughter and son in law had Sausage Biscuits and Gravy and they enjoyed but said they would like to see a little more gravy!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food and service was good. Went on Saturday in August around 1:00 pm. There didn't seem to be enough staff to clear tables because there were dirty dishes on several of the tables where we were seated which was an unpleasant sight that lingered too long. The dining area was too cold with a/c and all fans on above the tables. Server was unable to turn fans off. If you go take a sweater or jacket. We ate and left quickly because it was so cold.
  30. JJ

    JeanetteJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on the porch and it was a wonderful experience. Our server was very professional and gracious, and the food was delicious. We will definitely be going there again.
  31. T

    Tammy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Riley was excellent. Riley was professional, kind and genuine. Her attentiveness was well balanced.
  32. JK

    JessicaK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere is always top notch at The Front Porch. Doesn’t matter if it’s for Sunday brunch, a quick lunch or a date night dinner. You can’t go wrong.
  33. NS

    NotSuperImpressed

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was just ok AND it was pricey, the service was ok, it was hot in there and there were A LOT of flies & that grosses me out.
  34. J

    Jbrews

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always good as is the service. Our server last night Riley was wonderful and attentive. The atmosphere is just stunning as always, really can you get any better than a historic house? We had a wonderful meal and will continue to come back any chance we get.
  35. g

    ginam

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    servers were novices…not experienced. It was 85 degrees in the room we were in …very uncomfortable. The cabbage with the pork tenderloin was mush. Salmon dish was great
  36. D

    Donna

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch in the porch and it was wonderful. This is the second time in a week that we dined there!
  37. PD

    PatD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed in the food and service at the Front Porch. Last night we really had an exceptionally good visit thanks to a delicious Rock Fish special and the most attentive cheerful servers.
  38. BC

    BarbaraC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The quiche and crab dip was outstanding. Our waiter, Stephen was exceptional. This was our third time dining here and we will definitely come back. This may not matter to some but I would like to see a coat of fresh paint on the interior trim and the restroom could be updated. Others have complained about the upstairs being too warm. Our reservations were for downstairs and we were quite comfortable.
  39. MS

    MaureenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the salmon with rice and it was excellent. My husband had the pork tenderloin and was very pleased. My son drove down from Bethesda and loved his pork shank! Definitely no complaints. We would all repeat the experience, next time we are in Leonardtown. Excellent food, good value and ambiance.
  40. m

    mekabstorm

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food subpar. service subpar. Price high. Used to love this place, I can't see myself returning.

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 780 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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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