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The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento

4.2
4.2
2441 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
The Porch offers Sacramento a delicious down-home low country dining experience located right in the heart of Midtown! Featuring over 100 bourbons

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Low Country, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Sat 9:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 444-2423

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Beila

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi private family room seats up to 14. Table is counter height.

  • Private party contact

    Jerry Mitchell: (916) 396-6473

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    18th & K Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for brunch

  • Sacramento

    Great for brunch

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  1. SJ

    SJW8

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great server (Alex), food, experience
  2. AV

    ArmandoV

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was super loud. Service was slow. The portions could have been better.
  3. DH

    DebbieH

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Waited for over an hour after we ordered food, ended up canceling our order and left. Very disappointing we definitely will not be returning.
  4. C

    Chip

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The restaurant was moderately busy and service was slow. They were out of the first appetizer we tried to order. We go the fried beats and they were ok - nice and hot, but nothing special. The sauce they gave us to dip the fairly large mound of beets was tasty but was the size of a thimble. Ordered the fried chicken, a signature dish, with sides of mashed potatoes and collared greens. The chicken was dry, the batter was pretty thin, seemed more like baked chicken, certainly not what I would have expected from a restaurant that specializes in southern fare. The sides were not as good as most could make at home.
  5. MH

    MikeH

    Sacramento

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Porch is unique in Sacramento and serves very good food. Service is attentive and friendly. We were glad to be back since the last time was in 2021 and we did not dine out much in 2022. Our Porch slogan? Come for the biscuits, stay for the fried chicken! My wife and I highly recommend the fried chicken - and the brisket meatloaf - which were both great on this visit. Our only complaints: not enough LOCAL beer selection and we miss the ice cream. (Although the banana pudding was just fine.)
  6. s

    sudalaal

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Having dined at The Porch several times over the past year, I expected their Dine Downtown to be just as good as their best dishes. However, while the BBQ Chicken may have been the best I’ve had in 60 years, I was underwhelmed by the Crayfish Cakes that my wife ordered, as well as the Winter Salad.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Celebrate our 15th anniversary here.
  8. NY

    NYStrip

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went to The Porch for Brunch. I had the Hot Brown and my friend had Eggs Benedict . . . both were delicious . . . the bread and Mornay sauce were outstanding. On the other hand, the Fried Green Tomatoes were very disappointing. I've had FGT before at the Porch and these were not up to standard. The tomatoes were tough . . . difficult to cut and chew. The Porch has tasty food and I recommend it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was just ok, nothing special. It would have been better if we had a better choice of sides
  10. VM

    VictoriaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I had shrimp and grits. The portion was paltry (small shrimp and hardly any grits) and the grits were thick, dry, and were stuck on the plate like glue. They were not at all creamy like grits should be. The food was not hot, just barely warm. It may have been sitting there too long? Or not. Our server was apparently stretched too thin. She had too many tables including one in the back with a large group. After a long time waiting, I had to go find her to get our coffee and water refilled. They were very busy so we waited about 40 minutes before we got the food after we ordered. I guess that's understandable but on second thought maybe they need more people in the kitchen? Luckily we had a reservation because I was told that the wait was an hour and 15 minutes. I'm possibly going to try this place again, maybe, because it's obviously popular. But based on my meal it was a 2 out of 5. I drove all the way from Auburn to eat here. There are several restaurants for breakfast that are MUCH better than The Porch.
  11. BC

    BarbaraC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very attentive staff. The food was good, although I like a little more spice.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was just alright. Friend ordered the chicken & waffles. Waffle was cold and limp, no crunch to it at all, had to send it back. There was a lot of chicken in the plate though. I ordered the mushroom melt and it was ok too. Pretty much nothing to write home about. Sad because we looked forward to brunch here.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful staff, very attentive despite how busy it was for new years
  14. VB

    VinaB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was good. Service could have been better. Our appetizer plates were never collected, so we ate our dinner with them.
  15. ML

    MrsLaws

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I've eaten at the Porch has been delicious and I always look forward to going back. Brunch or dinner, they're both fantastic!
  16. WL

    WeLoveFood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A charming, low-key place with Low Country ambience. Not formal in the least.
  17. UF

    UrbanFoodie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. It’s a cute spot for any occasion. Try everything on the menu but the fried chicken.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicolas was great, the meatloaf was the best ever.
  19. c

    charlottenewbies

    New Orleans

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could have not been happier! The Porch was open. And was our choice for Christmas afternoon. Perfect Fried Chicken and sides. Perfect Chicken and Waffles. We had reserved a table but sat at the bar instead. Ambiance was great. Service was good (considering how busy they were) and the staff was great. We hadn’t visited since we moved out of midtown a few years ago…we’ll be back!
  20. C

    Caleb

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Christmas Menu was a little small but had a good selection. Prices were higher but the portion sizes were surprisingly large, which was good for leftovers. Overall, great, and happy to find a place operating during the holiday. Good vibes.
  21. SB

    SuzyB

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! One of our favorite restaurants in Sac. We’ve never had a bad or even mediocre meal. Great sharable appetizers. Main courses change periodically. Love The Porch!
  22. CD

    CrystalD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Came here Christmas Eve and enjoyed a wonderful evening.
  23. PB

    PaulaB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    the food tasted great, but I ended up spending a lot of time in the restroom after. The service was fantastic.
  24. t

    tregael

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, we waited 1 hour for our food to be serviced…. Not once was there an apology or any compensation for the long wait…. We will not go back…. We walked out with out having having lunch. It was our first time at the pouch.
  25. KS

    KeithS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting here. Will definitely return. Portion sizes were tremendous and Brandon provided excellent service from the time we were seated until we were closing out for the night. My only regret is that I did not have room for dessert.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was excited to come here and try out the menu. The place is really cute and I want to come back and try more of the dishes. My group shared the Brussels sprouts which were delicious. The meals we had were the shrimp poboy sandwich, jambalaya, and meatloaf. All excellent!!! Great wine, beer, cocktail options too.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making my husband’s birthday extra special.
  28. EC

    EsperanzaC

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and plentiful with vegan, vegetarian and meat options. Staff was helpful when we had an additional person who needed to be added to our party.
  29. JG

    JohnG

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and impressive whiskey selection. The brisket meatloaf was southern home style to perfection
  30. N

    Nefralinda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love your restaurant, wonderful southern cuisine, Brandon is always patient and he gave my husband a brownie treat for his Birthday , we always come back and we definitely recommend the Porch to others ,especially going to a show downtown .It is also reasonably priced for the quality of cuisine.
  31. P

    Pamela

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Six friends were at The Porch for breakfast, so it was pretty quiet at 10 in the morning on a Friday. Our server, Skye, was friendly, helpful with suggestions, and didn't mind doing separate checks for everyone or making additions/deletions to orders. Some parking spaces behind the restaurant. We would return!
  32. DS

    DianeS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    shrimp and grits very good. Po boy needed more sauce, barely anything on it. Chicken and waffles had little to no seasoning on chicken. Waiter was nice but I had go in twice to ask for silverware and water. (And not a big deal but Manhattan's should come with cherry:)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good service. Thank you
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1
    It took over an he to get our food. The service was outstanding despite. Felt bad for the sever.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It took about an hour to get our food after we ordered and then they brought me the wrong dish.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place by chance. Delicious! There were 4 of us and each of our meals was so good. Very glad to have found this gem!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner before a holiday concert. Everything was satisfactory.
  38. GG

    GiGi

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our waiter Nick was great. Food was so so. Had the Fried Chicken dinner. It was very dry and had no flavor. Shrimp and Grits were really good, would have that again Chicken sandwich was so so, nothing special. Next time I visit, I would do their brunch, not dinner.
  39. KM

    KMfoodiedoc

    New Orleans

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The food was heavy, but well spiced. Huge portions do not make the food taste any better. Average to below Bloody Mary.
  40. ST

    SacTownFoodie

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience4
    In our booking notes for our Open Table reservation, we ***SPECIFICALLY*** asked not to be seated in the middle of the restaurant nor near the area of the kitchen or bar. The hostess ushered us to the table we didn’t ask for. And, we saw available tables much closer to the front door along the front windows and other tables along the side wall which were open/available. There were servers and front of house staff walking/working in those areas of the restaurant too. Even when I brought this to the same hostess’s attention, she still insisted on seating us where we did not want to be located. This is very rude and poor customer service. Your hostess needs to be retrained on what is real customer service. Your hostess should be able to read and understand (AND NOT IGNORE) reservation notes, notations, and requests. She apparently did not or would not do either very well. Next time, I guess we will take our business elsewhere, since the hostess at The Porch is unable to accommodate and honor specified requests. We’ve never ever had this issue at Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris, Land Ocean, The Kitchen, or Paragary’s. I guess we get what we paid for at The Porch - a party of two totaling a $126.11 bill for rude and bad customer service. It doesn’t matter how delicious the food might be when it is tainted by staff who are severely lacking in training of what is customer service.

FAQs

The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 444-2423.

The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento is rated 4.2 stars by 2441 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 32 times today
Google Map for The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento

1815 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th & K Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Sat 9:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Low Country, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Beila

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 444-2423

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi private family room seats up to 14. Table is counter height.

  • Private party contact

    Jerry Mitchell: (916) 396-6473

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