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The Front Porch - Leonardtown, Leonardtown, MD

The Front Porch - Leonardtown

4.6
4.6
802 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 18 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 802 people are saying

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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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It was an anniversary dinner.
  2. PO

    ParentsOutOnTheTown

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious, but the service was a little slow.
  3. NF

    NotasFrequent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and server were great. Took a long time however to actually get our food. Still the best restaurant in the county.
  4. DJ

    DJJL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The food was disappointing, which was surprising because usually it’s delicious.
  5. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Medium rare burger was perfectly cooked. Salad was excellent as it always is. Seafood special was wonderful. Service was perfect.
  6. SH

    SheriH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    This was the 3rd time we have visited the Front Porch, first time for brunch. It was a cold windy day outside and just as cold inside with several patrons keeping there jackets on while eating. We were greeted quickly by our server and ordered our drinks and food. The mimosas were great and the crab dip was hot and delicious. Our brunch food took a rather long time to be brought out and 3 of the 4 plates were barely warm. The eggs were over cooked as my daughter's scrambled eggs looked as it had bacon in it but it was were the edges were burned. My crab benidect had poached eggs that were hard boiled and very limited crabmeat was used. Two of us asked for decaf coffee and it was just above room temperture. I understand with Covid that there are staffing issues, but there were plenty of empty tables and our waitress didn't seem overly stress. Overall for the cost of the meal, we would have been better to go to a breakfast place instead. I'm willing to try Front porch again but not on a Sunday.
  7. BT

    BrandyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite places to go. Our server was amazing and the food as always was perfect.
  8. t

    teresab

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each of us had something different and all entrees were excellent. We had the appetizer of chicken biscuits with the stuffing from a southern Maryland favorite stuffed ham. It was very good.
  9. RW

    RachaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner to celebrate my birthday with my family. Our sever was attentive and kind. We had a wonderful evening.
  10. B

    Brianna

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent location and food. I like the ambiance of The Front Porch - feels like you are visiting a friend's home and tables are spaced out enough that you can have a good conversation without yelling. The food was fabulous -- my husband had the filet special and it was a nice cut and cooked exactly to order (medium rare). I had the mushroom risotto and it tasted great - ate every last bite. Great cocktails and wine selection. If I had any gripe is that like most restaurants, they seemed to be a bit understaffed so the timing of servings was a bit off (still eating my salad and the entree came so difficult to juggle on the small table). Very minor issue though and the server was pleasant and seemed to be doing the best she could with a few too many tables. She knew the menu and was able to give suggestions and we never felt rushed.
  11. PV

    PhyllisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    nice restaurant, reasonable pricing, staff was very courteous....enjoyed the day with my friends.
  12. CB

    CareyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely combination of slightly higher end food and drinks with relaxed atmosphere. Have been twice and will go back. Love the ambiance of the old house.
  13. NA

    NANAJLO

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Delicious food. Best location in Leonardtown.
  14. TG

    TaraG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my daughter's first time dining at The Front Porch. It was Homecoming weekend and after taking pictures I thought this would be the perfect spot, well everyone else did to LOL. The food was Great service was Great Taylor was our waitress and she was very polite and on time with everything. The young ladies were able to grab a quick bite and still make it to HC 22 on time. We will be back real soon there are some entrees on the menu I want to try.
  15. JD

    JessicaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely Saturday afternoon lunch - our server was very attentive and pleasant. Food was very good and we enjoyed dining on the front porch.
  16. LM

    LindaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, great staff and food was great at an excellent value.
  17. DF

    DeborahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had asked for a specific seating and you were very gracious to accommodate our party.
  18. JK

    JaneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food , quick service, very pleasant staff. Enjoyed our time there!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great except the noise even was such that we couldn’t carry on normal conversation
  20. DL

    DorothyL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening
  21. JE

    JohnE

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Love the chicken and waffles! And the Brussels sprouts.! Server was so nice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were great - as usual. Our server, Kaylee, was exceptional. Enjoyed sitting outside before winter gets here!
  23. VL

    ValLovesSteak

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    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.
  24. CM

    CassandraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    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!
  25. NA

    NANAJLO

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

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

    ErikaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

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

    RayJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, plenty of good food. Will go back again.
  28. 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.
  29. 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!
  30. BJ

    BelyndaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed ourselves very much! Our waiter was extremely professional!
  31. 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.
  32. K

    Kris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great waitress. Had a really enjoyable night
  33. 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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.
  35. 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!
  36. LP

    LindaP

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 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 .
  37. MK

    MaryK

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  38. 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!
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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 802 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 18 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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