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The Front Porch

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Bernal Heights
65A 29th St (at Tiffany Ave), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 349 votes

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    Kemp M.
    "The Stoner Stack was perfect and be sure to get the grits."(6 Tips)
    "Their Vegan plate (Polenta) is amazing!"(4 Tips)
    Christine W.
    "Killer chicken and waffles (the addition of bacon is awesome)."(8 Tips)
    "We had a few starters: beignets, fried okra, & mac 'n cheese."(7 Tips)
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  • fried chicken
  • grits
  • stoner stack
  • mac & cheese
  • vegan plate
  • fried okra
  • biscuits
  • spicy food
  • gumbo
  • fucket
  • fried pickles
  • beignets
  • crab
  • cocktails
  • lively
  • brunch food
  • bacon
  • short ribs
  • chicken fried steak
  • homey atmosphere
  • Emily B.

    Most amazing restaurant in all of San Francisco! So delicious

    Emily B · 5 days ago
  • Pei 👻 W.

    Amazing southern food! Love the pork chop & vegan plate.

    Pei 👻 Wen · October 1
  • Carlos A.

    Fried chicken so far on top of my sf list

    Carlos Andrade · September 25
  • Giuseppe V.

    Always get Bisquets unless you order a Burger.

  • Yen M.

    Best fried chicken in the city!

    Yen M · July 12
  • Ong Andrew b.

    Cozy, comfortable & nice hospitality. ...

    Ong Andrew bc · June 26
  • Ali A.

    Arrive early to grab a seat on the patio! Try the Mac & Cheese skillet as an appetizer.

    Ali Anderson · June 23
  • SFGate

    "New discovery: beignets at Front Porch for brunch. The square fried dough are generously doused with powdered sugar and come in a paper sack with four to share for the table." -Tara Duggan Read more

    SFGate · June 5
  • Mitch L.

    Chicken and waffles are the best in the city!

    Mitch Lopez · April 27
  • Brett L.

    Fucket get a bucket

    Brett Lider · April 14
  • S_J L.

    fucket get a bucket. of fried chicken ;) with popcorn! I love their watter bottle♡ some people say it's bit overrated but I think their fried chicken is oh-so delicious!

    S_J L · April 9
  • Christine W.

    Killer chicken and waffles (the addition of bacon is awesome). I also love the coffee!

    Christine Wu · April 5
  • SFist

    The Front Porch is home to some seriously juicy cornmeal-encrusted friend chicken, piled high and deep in a cardboard bucket and dramatically presented tableside. Read more

    SFist · March 30
  • Sam F.

    Probably the best fried chickens in the city.

    Sam Fung · March 22
  • Stephen W.

    Great Mac & cheese that's about it..... That's all I've got to say about that

    Stephen Winfield · February 6
  • SFGate

    This funky, soulful hole-in-the-wall has become an instant success with its neighborhood. Don't miss their crab and grits. Read more

    SFGate · February 4
  • Joshua H.

    Rocking chairs with blankets? What a great way to recover! Chicken and waffles (with bacon baked in) was a godsend.

    Joshua Haftel · January 27
  • Abhishek K.

    Fried chicken is great

    Abhishek Kona · January 21
  • Hassan K.

    Fried dates w/ bacon

    Hassan Kojai · January 16
  • Aly O.

    The house ketchup is awesome!

    Aly Orady · December 28, 2014
  • Ros H.

    Fried chicken, mashed potato and gravy are the holy trinity here.

    Ros Hodgekiss · November 10, 2014
  • Rem K.

    Fried chicken. fried okra. Fried stuff on biscuits.

    Rem Koning · October 18, 2014
  • Ashley M.

    Farmers Vegan!

    Ashley Mowrey · October 17, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    For brunch today, try The Front Porch. Chef Matt Marcus has done an awesome job revamping the menu. Pro-tip: go for the crab cake Benedict. He has a bomb hollandaise sauce. Read more

    Tasting Table · October 17, 2014
  • Trent

    Fried chicken & Mac n cheese is by far the best on the menu!!

    Trent · October 15, 2014
  • Gabriel G.

    Get the Lovely Day. Does what it says on the tin

    Gabriel Gilder · October 5, 2014
  • Laura G.

    I had the shrimp grits and it was as good as it can get... although I think creole cuisine is not my favourite.

    Laura G. P. · September 29, 2014
  • Jimmy B.

    it starts and ends with the fried chicken. crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside - and deliciously seasoned!

    Jimmy B · September 23, 2014
  • John T.

    Amazing southern cookin! Fried okra, bacon wrapped dates, fried chicken, Mac and cheese make this place a gem in San Francisco.

    John Thrasher · September 23, 2014
  • Karsten M.

    Fried chicken and waffles, stoner's breakfast. Oh and if you like spicy, be sure to ask for extra spicy for the shrimp and grits!

    Karsten McVay · September 8, 2014
  • Tony H.

    They have a heat lamp if you're sitting outside.

    Tony Hue · September 7, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Front Porch as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 3, 2014
  • Jason D.

    Tasty biscuits and eggs Benedict. Poboy bread isn't authentic New Orleans, disappointing.

    Jason Daniel · August 30, 2014
  • Danny Y.

    The fried chicken is perfect - crispy, delicious skin with juicy, moist chicken. Dr pepper braised ribs will melt in your mouth and some.

    Danny Yu · August 29, 2014
  • Shahi H.

    The best corn on the cob of my life!

    Shahi H · August 19, 2014
  • Marcello M.

    Abita's beer on tap and the Stoner stack were really good. I didn't like the fried okra so much, though.

    Marcello Manso · August 18, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    You'll find the classiest bucket of chicken in town at The Front Porch. And while it may be a little fancy, it sure is tasty. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 12, 2014
  • Kathleen N.

    End your meal with the butterscotch cheesecake.

    Kathleen Ngo · August 12, 2014
  • Rob O.

    Fucket, get a bucket! Seriously. The fried chicken is glorious. The fried pickles and okra apps, not so much...

    Rob Owen · August 12, 2014
  • gail.

    We had a few starters: beignets, fried okra, & mac 'n cheese. I had their incredible fried chicken & waffles- the bacon in the waffles takes the dish over the top. Everyone left feeling fat and happy!

    gail. · August 10, 2014
  • Kemp M.

    Amazing brunch. The Stoner Stack was perfect and be sure to get the grits. I'd pass on the Bloody Mary.

    Kemp Mullaney · August 7, 2014
  • Food Network

    Comfort food staples are done right, with everything from melt in your mouth braised short ribs to mac and cheese. It's got a cozy atmosphere, with rocking chairs and a checkered floor. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
  • Alyssa F.

    Bring a boo thang for dinner (start with the bacon wrapped dates), and bring him back in the morning for the chicken and waffles.

    Alyssa Foote · July 27, 2014
  • Adriaan M.

    Get the fuckin' porch chop. Soooo good and sooo juicy.

    Adriaan Moors · April 20, 2014
  • Erin V.

    Stoner stack is possibly the greatest fried chicken sandwich of all time.

    Erin V · April 13, 2014
  • Joseph N.

    The brunch is insane, maybe the best in the city! Fried chicken here can't be beat and they make one hell of a bloody Mary

    Joseph Nagle · March 24, 2014
  • Tyler S.

    Chicken fried steak uber alles. But everything good.

    Tyler S · March 1, 2014
  • Leroy J.

    Mac and cheese, oxtail poutine, and fried chicken.....legit

    Leroy Johnson · February 27, 2014
  • heather

    Dr pepper short ribs are amazing

    heather · January 8, 2014
  • Sarah B.

    If someone offers you a biscuit, gravy, fried chicken, bacon, cheddar with a side of grits, you put on your elastic pants and say yes. (Stoner stack)

    Sarah Bruning Meron · January 1, 2014

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