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The Front Porch - Leonardtown

4.6
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197 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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.

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

We are open for outside/dine-in 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. . We can only seat 6 people to a table unless EVERYONE in your party are in the SAME household. Please call for an exception. Masks must be worn in ALL areas unless you are at your table. If you cannot make your reservation... Please call and cancel. PLEASE!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 197 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CeciliaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious lunch with friends. It was nice to be able to sit inside on such a hot day! Waitress was personable and helpful. Nice dining experience! I will be back!

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SharonP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. I had the crab cake and it was full of crab, not bread! Salad was fresh and crisp. We sat on the porch and it was shaded. Our waitress was attentive and prompt. I will return.

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Artiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual. It is always great! Great that we can now dine inside or outside

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NancyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the Sweet Chili Sriracha Shrimp Salad for lunch with friends on the outside porch this week!! My favorite!!!

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grunt46
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner with my wife 👍

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Lynn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

The food was very bland and the server was away for long periods of time.

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SaltyDog
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place. We'll be going back again and again

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Kelly
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

When making our reservation Opentables failed to mention it was a BRUNCH reservation. The finest menu was displayed!!! After quite a drive to dine at the Front Porch we had to go elsewhere. Bad form Opentable!!

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vipToniS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve eaten at the Front Porch many times. The food is always excellent, however what makes the experience exceptional is the staff. They are always accommodating, friendly and professional!

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T123
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful tasting, fresh food. Good service. Quiet atmosphere. This was a great place to go for our anniversary!

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the reservation option and all they are doing to keep customers safe. Add in their great food, service, and atmosphere it’s a win-win!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always

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Rose
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered salads and it took awhile to get them. I am aware they were super busy and all.

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Chum
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff do a fantastic job and met all our expectations, to include seating us a bit earlier than our reservation and meeting a special-event request for a corner table. They have done well in adjusting to the COVID challenges, and made it a comfortable and safe experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening...

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KarenD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful.

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RobinO
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

New menu item was a Ruben sandwich. It was on Texas dry toast and house brined corned beef. We had it taken off the bill. The most pitiful Ruben I’ve ever seen. I make them at home and mine are delicious. Rye bread and grilled not toasted. Crab cake was good and flys were plentiful outside.

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vipmsAnnandale
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed outdoor dining and appreciated the mask-wearing staff (though they need to be diligent in having the mask cover their nose - not just their mouth.) Our dinner was delicious and started with the always wonderful scallop crostini. Enjoyed the lamb chops along with the generous portion of the salmon & crab scampi as our entrees. We will happily return!

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EvelinaB
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was delicious. But service needed a bit more. For example, we inquired about a dish for dietary reasons, to which the waiter replied "I don't know, I'm not the chef." Our table was inside looking out at the back porch where chairs were stacked (not a good view). If you dine here, ask for porch sitting or main dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

My only issue is that we were the table next to the hostess stand outside. Too many people walking by our table. The two seats closest two the hostess had people within a foot or so nonstop. Our waitress was wonderful but her nose was outside of her mask. I hate masks. I get it, but you gotta keep it covered. I’ll be back. The food is delicious! My fav Leonardtown restaurant.

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LukeO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down, the Front Porch is our new local favorite. We have had good service and excellent food every time we've been there, both inside and outside dining. Lunch and dinner are both full of good choices no matter what your taste and the specials are always a pleasant surprise.

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CynthiaD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & atmosphere! Enjoyed my Saturday brunch.

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3redsmom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the look and feel of this place. People are outstanding, friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious! They make the best smoked Old Fashion drink.

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WandaW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Large portions and very reasonably priced.
Overall a good experience.

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KaraF
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I love this restaurant, it’s our favorite in SMC. The service is always amazing and the food never disappoints!

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TerriHel
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The scallop appetizer and lamb dinner were mouthwatering. We loved the older home ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I love coming to the Front Porch. It never disappoints!

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server Faith was amazing. We had 2 appetizers, split 3 entrees between the 2 of us because the menu looked to good just to pick 2 entrees. Our 2 desserts were ordered to go because we were to full but couldn't pass on them. It was our 14year wedding anniversary and the night was amazing.

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DonaS
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it. Service was great, very accomodating. Food was excellent. The Cream of Crab Soup was the best i have had in quite awhile. Please keep it the same :). And, as usual the Front Porch Salad lived up to my expectations.

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CookieD
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love eating out on the porch, furniture is very comfortable. Food is delicious! I highly recommend the Chicken Fried Sammy. And don't forget desert! My new favorite eating place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner was great only complaint is tables in the outside seating could use more leg room

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always good food. Outside seating under the tent was very enjoyable.

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Nada
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Very disappointed in the lack of Vegetarian options. It just so happened the Chef placed our Brussel Sprout appetizer on our table with he comment "it would be better with the bacon", I replied we were Vegetarian. I suggested that they add more Veg. options on the menu and his was reply was "doubtful, look at my pigs tattoos." My wife chimed in an said that is an inappropriate response and took great offense of his "uppity attitude". The other dishes we had were good. The brussel sprouts were dried out/awful. My wife made some suggestions that were basically dismissed. Maybe he was having an off day? My understanding after retiring from running major hospital facilities is "the Customer is always right". Perhaps the Chef could benefit from some Customer Relations/Guest Relations training.

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ShannonT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything came out fresh and waitress was super attentive. Coconut cake was super moist and delicious.

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Bely
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The quiche was a bit too well done. The top was extremely dark.

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Diane
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating here and was delighted with the overall enjoyment and food was excellent

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Lucinda
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten here numerous time and it’s always wonderful. A real treat. I had the Cobb salad and I wasn’t disappointed, my dining companions had various sandwich’s and all were delicious.

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vipStephanieM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my sister to lunch for her birthday, and we had a great experience. We both had the salmon salad and loved it. Fun lunch out on the porch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First breakfast out since the COVID 19. Wonderful meal at a great place!

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NatashaS
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day brunch at the Front Porch, always great food and great service.

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LavendarR
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was AMAZING. The staff was great. We will be eating there more often.

FAQs

The Front Porch - Leonardtown offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 997-1009.

The Front Porch - Leonardtown is rated 4.6 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

The Front Porch - Leonardtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thefrontporchmd.com/gift-certificates.html.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.