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Front Porch Cafe

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$$$
American, Family Fare
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1458 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4162 (14th)
305-531-8300
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are currently updating our dinner menu. Please check our website for...
We are currently updating our dinner menu. Please check our website for the latest dinner updates. The story of Ocean Drive is everchanging, but our neighborhood spot has remained the same for more than 20 years as a laid back classic & memorable Home- cooked experience.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 660
    Excellent
  • 352
    Very good
  • 116
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Happy Hour & Good Dinner

We've been to the happy hour (4-7) twice and think it is very good with basically 1/2 price drinks and $5 appetizers. On our 2 visits we tried house chardonnay, black Russian, margarita, a house special drink (no name but very good) and calamari. Everything was very tasty. It is a great place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
UKgrandej
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Louisville, KY
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Louisville, KY
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206 reviews 206 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We've been to the happy hour (4-7) twice and think it is very good with basically 1/2 price drinks and $5 appetizers. On our 2 visits we tried house chardonnay, black Russian, margarita, a house special drink (no name but very good) and calamari. Everything was very tasty. It is a great place to sit and enjoy the breeze. For... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Stefan, our server, was very amicable and professional. The food was excellent and quite a good value for the price, which was not as high as many would expect for the area. My wife and I took advantage of a Groupon offer as part of our St. Valentine's celebration and were not disappointed by any means. We will return with... More 

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Palmetto, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A terrific place for breakfast - very creative menu but "old faithfuls", too. The lox and bagel plate was expensive but abundant in quantity. We'll definitely go back often!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent choice for breakfast in South Beach! After waiting about 15 minutes for a table outdoors we were greeted by a nice and happy waitress. We were starving!! After reading the reviews I had to ordered the french toast. I was not disappointed! Their french toast is made with orange zest on Challah bread and topped w/ cinnamon and powdered... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The breakfast was great the service during busy times can be slow. Overall, I still would eat breakfast there again for sure. I liked the french toast.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Love this place! Come often. The egg dishes are all great! I come here often. Even just for a bloody! They are great. Recommend

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was lovely, the food wonderful, and the service was outstanding. They were very busy, but communicated well about the wait times (which weren't that long), and Elizabeth did a great job of tending to us and her many other tables. I look forward to returning!

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Fairfield, CT
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Breakfast was delightful and we dined at the restaurant in the morning on two occasions. I would highly recommend the white egg omelets and the OJ was fresh squeezed and delicious. Elizabeth, our waitress was amazing and she made our experience at the restaurant memorable with her fantastic enthusiasm, energy and attitude--she must simply be the best waitress in South... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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104 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was highly rated for breakfast and lunch and after experiencing it we know why - simply very good food and excellent service from "Erik". The meals ordered were all a LOT of food and one could easily share. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Ocean drive is full of people begging you to sit down but once you do the service is beyond terrible. Front porch was our only great experience in dining. Great breakfast and lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1458 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4162
    (14th)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: 305-531-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

We are currently updating our dinner menu. Please check our website for the latest dinner updates. The story of Ocean Drive is everchanging, but our neighborhood spot has remained the same for more than 20 years as a laid back classic & memorable Home- cooked experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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