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The Front Porch Restaurant & Pie Shop

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12039 N Florida Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34434-2211
+1 352-489-4708
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for a place we can eat and not have to leave the 2 dogs (a puppy and a small min pin) in the car. We had been here before, the food was ok, and they have a big screened porch as well as an open front porch. We went to sit in the screened porch, which was... More 

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Thank Nancy M
Dunnellon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Front Porch is a friendly place to go, it is unpretentious with home-made comfort food. Breakfast is just what you would expect, all the regular fare, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes etc. Lunch and dinner are also what you would expect, no surprises just good wholesome food, come as you are casual and enjoy good food, good service and friendly atmosphere....

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Thank Pat S
Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cracker Barrel without the store. Food was plentiful, down-home deliciousness. Every table was filled. Server was Karen and she was delightful. Ham steak amazing! Liver and onions like mama used to make. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank jlsdavis
Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a place you just walk into and you want to settle down and just have some good food. The menus is extensive with great specials on a chalkboard daily . Our waitress was fast efficient and friendly. You could find everything you possibly want to sample or have a meal is on the menu. The only drawback might be... More 

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Thank brelda
Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Front Porch has outstanding customer service. If you have a dietary restriction they will do the best they can to help you with it. They will give you options.......the food is always wonderful!

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Thank Sherri9360
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is small, rustic restaurant with old fashioned home style food. I had fish, my partner had turkey with mashed potatoes & gravy. Both choices were excellent. We bought coconut cream pie & blueberry pie to go. They are known for fried chicken & the pies. There is indoor & outdoor seating. This is very, very popular place...at prime meal... More 

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Silver Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard about The Front Porch from others but never had the opportunity to eat there before. Decided to drive over for Sunday Dinner. Took a few minutes to be seated as there was a waiting line, but after about 5 min. we were called in from the front porch. It was just passed breakfast time so we ordered from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food , friendly service , and the pie is a must have ! We saw it had good reviews so we thought we'd give it a try. This gem may not be a very big restaurant but is definitely a favorite of travelers and locals . Even if there is a bit of a wait . We had to... More 

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Thank Kristy S
Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had the 1/2 chicken dinner - it was great, do not remember when we have eaten that much skin - the breading was great. Corn bread, green beans and mashed potatoes were great. Pie was good but not great Service was super fast so throw out the latest comments about that - did not even get time to finish salad... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We come here often. The same problem is a constant….slow fried chicken. We are seated quickly, watered up, ordered up after checking on the wait for the chicken (coming right up we are told) and then 30 to 40 minutes later I get my order of fried chicken. Please strive for accuracy on your estimate, or better yet, get another... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12039 N Florida Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34434-2211
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-489-4708
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?