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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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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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
Great food and service

I highly recommend this restaurant for a great choice of food and service (meatloaf & steak kabob were delicious!). It is located on the much nicer end of Ocean Drive, away from all the hustle and bustle at the Z Ocean Hotel (which equally looks lovely). We ended up eating there on our last 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Louise R
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this restaurant for a great choice of food and service (meatloaf & steak kabob were delicious!). It is located on the much nicer end of Ocean Drive, away from all the hustle and bustle at the Z Ocean Hotel (which equally looks lovely). We ended up eating there on our last 2 nights & for breakfast on... More 

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Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had both breakfast and lunch here, and we were very pleased. Nice outdoor seating; we were quickly seated and Elizabeth who served us breakfast was outstanding.

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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We liked the Front Porch Café at their earlier (and much smaller) location. The newer location, still on Ocean Drive continued to be good, specially for breakfast, although it is a bit pricier (isn't everything). Still recommend it, though.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were in South Beach May 7-10, 2015. We were looking for some place to eat that was casual, not too crowded, and close to the hotel. This fit the bill perfectly and we were pleasantly surprised that the food was quite good. We ended up eating there twice for lunch and once for breakfast. Fast, fast service and good... More 

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Brooklin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The title says it all! My wife and I walked in on a Tuesday looking for an amazing breakfast to celebrate my 50th birthday! And we got it! Delicious food and superb service. I had an omelette with sausage, salsa and garlic and my wife had "green eggs" scrambled with pesto. The flavours were superb. Mimosas to celebrate and also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food and coffee was pretty good here (given that it was a hotel-based restaurant). Both indoor and outdoor seating was available. It's near the beach but not on the beach. Our server was a bit frenzied; it was busy, but not that busy, and we were on vacation!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a restaurant that you will find great food, this is the place. This is one of the only great restaurants on Ocean Drive. Many are just tourist traps. But, this is a favorite of the locals.

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Miami, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love eating breakfast here. The view is great for people watching and I love the beachy atmosphere. I have always received good service and enjoy the breakfast items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate here a couple of times during our stay in South Beach. The location was great and the restaurant itself was well presented. You could choose to sit inside or outside on the porch although word of warning this does fill up quickly. We only went here for breakfast but my breakfast burrito was very nice.... More 

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

OMG FRONT PORCH CAFE ... Delicious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails 1st Day Back Home ... Mom and I Already Miss our Breakfast at the Front Porch Cafe

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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?