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The Front Porch

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22770 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650
+1 301-997-1009
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently had lunch here with friends. The atmosphere is very quaint as it is an old house. There are different dining areas and I loved the uniqueness of this restaurant. The food on the other hand was not too enjoyable. I had a fried turkey with green tomato and avocado sandwich. The turkey was so dry. I should have... More 

Thank Lisa M
Leonardtown, Maryland
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Leonardtown home made into dinning. Big front porch with tables looking out to part of the town. Inside many sections (that were rooms in original home) cozy and inviting for dining. Great variety of food choices. Cranberry and walnut salad with honey salmon is my favorite.

Thank lsr4t9
Leonardtown, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manager always updating menu with fresh idea. Much of the food comes from local farmers, including meat and seafood.

Thank NancyS20650
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the best restaurants in South Maryland. Very good food and very nice location . Migliore ristorante nel Maryland, il cibo è ottimo e lo stile del ristorante eccezionale.

Thank Fabiola C
Bryans Road, Maryland
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great day for a drive, heard about this restaurant from friends. Arrived in between lunch and dinner crowds on a Sunday afternoon. First noticed the friendly staff and the unique atmosphere. Really felt like we were just invited into someone's home for dinner. Great menu, seemed like mostly low-country type cuisine. I like the choice of seafood items, good balance... More 

Thank tryto82
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Always love their food and the service is fantastic. Perfect place for a family dinner or a couple's escape.

Thank Sondra R
Grand Rapids Michigan
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154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. Decent food reasonably priced. We went on a busy Friday night. While waiting for our table, we tried to get a drink in the bar. Service there was pretty slow and chaotic. Granted, it was busy, but nonetheless. Once we got our table the service was excellent. Crab cakes were good.

Thank Frequentflyermom
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Ate lunch here in Feb 2017 (3 people). Fried oyster app was very good. The crab dip app was outstanding. We really enjoyed it and would definitely order it again. 1 person ordered the Rockfish sandwich. Liked it fine but wasn't raving about it. 1 person ordered the Scallop Risotto. Scallops were excellent (well, the ONE that was eaten). Risotto... More 

Clements, Maryland
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Love the crab dip and my favorite steak wrap. Waiter Michael was very friendly as was everyone else that we came in contact with.

Thank Anne K
Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent food on a regular basis. Very friendly and helpful servers. Usually go about every 2-3 weeks.

Thank Norm B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 29
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22770 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Leonardtown
  • Phone Number: +1 301-997-1009
The Front Porch is an intimate restaurant featuring creative Southern Coastal Cuisine located in historic downtown Leonardtown. Set within the Sterling House, we offer casual dining in a cozy atmosphere and our friendly staff delivers gracious service. We serve as a gathering place for the community where all are welcomed to enjoy fresh, quality ingredients at an affordable price.

Our decor' is warm with photography depicting local scenes of St. Mary's County while the "shadow box" on the walls is host to the artifacts found in the house during the renovation. Original hardwood floors, period molding, and fireplaces highlight the natural splendor of the house providing a relaxed dining experience.

Our menu includes a broad selection of starters, soups, sandwiches, salads, and entrees. We offer daily specials, feature seasonal ingredients, local produce, and boast an ever changing dessert menu.

The "back room" at The Front Porch showcases over 40 varieties of wine, while our bar presents Specialty Drinks, Boutique beer, along with your traditional cocktails.

We take great pride in our restaurant, the heritage of this house, and we warmly invite you to enjoy The Front Porch at the Sterling House

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?