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Front Porch Cafe

1458 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4162
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Ranked #32 of 885 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $38
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 14th
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.
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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

While walking down Ocean Drive, I fell into this restaurant for lunch. (It was one of the first places along Ocean Drive.) I was totally surprised at how good the Mandarin Garden Salads was for lunch. The ingrediants were fresh, crisp and delicious. Our waiter was totally attentive during lunch despite the fact that it was somewhat busy. I would... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We will be coming back every week because of Eric. :-) i hope all the servers are on top of their jobs like he was.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not a fan of Ocean drive, but my friend suggested we walk on an overcast day to The Front Porch Cafe, located in the Z Ocean Hotel. I'm glad we went - we sat outside (no pigeons) and had the eggs Benedict and the French toast (which was amazing). The French toast is made on challah bread with orange... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this little spot for several reasons: - excellent service!! Erik was our server. He had great recommendations - especially on the cocktails - we were there for almost 1 1/2 hours and never felt rushed, and always attended to. The ambiance on the patio is great! Shaded with big umbrellas and a nice breeze. - Although breakfast menu looked... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

What a difference a year makes. We first visited this restaurant for lunch/brunch in January 2014 and were impressed by the location, service, and food. Unfortunately, our return visit January 18, 2015 was disappointing in the latter two areas. Ordering the exact same food and drink as last year - Mimosas and Crab Cake Eggs Benedict - provided a good... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This was a great breakfast spot right on Ocean Drive. Loved the Pesto Omelette and Breakfast Bonaza...we went there 2 days out of 4! Sit outside for great people watching also.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing lunch at The Front Porch on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. The food was fresh and delicious. Stefan, our server (who was cute!) was so nice, friendly and helpful! Looking forward to going back and we will definitely ask for Stefan!!

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Denver, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I had some really high expectations of this restaurant based on other reviews. I felt like the flavors were off - and I did get the veggie burger which was served in a pita shell. Wasn't very easy to eat. Only one person that I was with really enjoyed her meal and she got the filet mignon. Actually, I take... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Each time we came to Miami Beach we have breakfast at the "Front Porch Cafè". The menu offers all kinds of breakfast and the food is fresh and of good quality. The staff is friendly and fast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

My friends and I went to front porch for brunch. It took a while to get a table but once we sat down our waitress Elizabeth really took care of us. She was friendly and constantly checking in to see if we were okay. The food was great although it took a little while to get to our table. Such... More 

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Additional Information about Front Porch Cafe

Address: 1458 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4162
Phone Number: 305-531-8300
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
Cuisine: American, Family Fare

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