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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

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Visitor rating
  • 683
    Excellent
  • 368
    Very good
  • 119
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Breaky

First day in Miami and found this place, absolutely brilliant, love the food here and the staff are super friendly. Great spot for an omelette. Be back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
23paul
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

First day in Miami and found this place, absolutely brilliant, love the food here and the staff are super friendly. Great spot for an omelette. Be back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

we should have just stayed at this one place. we thought a 'quick' pub crawl would have been fun, but we had more fun at this place by far, compared to any other restaurant. Jamie our waiter was entertaining, but not too much in our face, and was super helpful when he was able to save my legs from mosquitos!

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner here our first night in Miami. It was a nice, quiet, low key place after our long flights. Tho outdoor seating was lovely and service was impeccable. All four of us ordered something different and no one had a single complaint.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Staff and food here can be thoroughly commended, they work their socks off to keep customers happy. Only issue would be some of the tables are very close together and it was a bit gloomy under the canopy even on a day with brilliant sunshine but definitely well worth a visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for brunch and it was delicious. The service was fantastic and the bloody Mary's are a must. It gave us a great opportunity to walk along Ocean Drive and has great spots under the 'front porch' out of the sun. Will definitely go back when we are in town!

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Washington
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170 reviews 170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a good place to start the day. The menu offers a wide selection; the food was good; and the staff was helpful and friendly.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went here for brunch & order the Medjool dates filled with Danish blue cheese wrapped in bacon! THEY WERE AMAZING! I also really liked their French toast

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's the best breakfast on Miami Beach for sure! Friendly service and great food! We loved it! Elizabeth was our server and she was fantastic and very attentive despite a very crowded restaurant. The granola pancakes are outrageously good!

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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for a healthy breakfast/lunch...pancakes are the best (enough for 2 people). Quite busy usually..make a reservation or expect waiting time.

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Diamond Bar , California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went there due to location ( we were staying at the Winterhaven hotel 1400 Ocean) and good reviews for breakfast and indeed the food was very good . The reason I wish to review this place was that in common with many Miami Beach places they add the service charge in already on the check (be warned !) so the... More 

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