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Front Porch Grille

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5924 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-6604
813-237-5511
Today
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Experience

We were there on a Saturday Evening and the food and service were terrific. Our server Julie was attentive and a pleasure to be served by her. My Pork Chop was just perfect!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
CBogart
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Tampa, Florida
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were there on a Saturday Evening and the food and service were terrific. Our server Julie was attentive and a pleasure to be served by her. My Pork Chop was just perfect!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to this restaurant countless times and I've always have had a great experience. The food, drinks, and staff are awesome. The food comes out in large portions and the drinks are good, cheap and strong. The staff are very knowledgable about the menu and are fast when it comes to service. Totally recommend for a weekday or... More 

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Lithia, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We went on a Friday in Feb around 2:00. It wasn't too busy but there was only 1 server for both inside and the porch. Drinks and food took too long. Our server was nice but there should have been more servers working. My flatbread was just ok and only warm. His salad was big but it was also $15.... More 

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Port Richey, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I ordered fish and chips. They came out drenched in grease. My friend had a flatbread pizza which was ok. She asked for a take out box. It came out with a hair on it . When opened there was also a hair in it. So no take home. Now I know why there were only a few people there... More 

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Victoria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited the Front Porch twice while on a recent visit to Tampa. It is a popular spot, which is quite busy with lots of locals visiting. The building is old, and the furniture is a bit ramshackle, as is the whole place, however, the food is decent, and there are a broad range of menu items. The cornbread is... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I had never been here so when friends recommended it we went. I arrived first and sat at the bar. Garret made me a dirty Martini w the home made pepper infused vodka which was intense but delicious & cheap! I had the salmon medallions for dinner. Very tasty. The room was loud but we will sit outside next time.

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Tampa, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you don't like old building's this place is not for you, however this house converted into a restaurant has all the typical old Florida features, right down to the creaking floor boards - it certainly has ambiance. But enough about that - the food, yes the food...it was great. It is not your usual fare, and that's what makes... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has changed some over the years... mostly the menu. We went for a bit of a reunion with friends wanting a place we could relax, talk, and not be rushed. Front Porch Grille was fine. A couple of minor issues: the room where we were was over-filled with tables such that when it got busy, moving around was... More 

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USA
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There is a lot to like about just stopping in for a quick bite to see what creative owners can do with an old house to turn it into a homey restaurant. There are many tables all around the "front porch" as you might imagine, and lots of choices in beers and wines by the glass to go along with... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My dining experience was enhanced by the comfortable ambiance in this rustic home setting and also by the friendly wait staff. The Louisiana gumbo is real true gumbo in a perfect roue with all that goes into making the dish authentic. The embellishment of warm cornbread topped with melted butter is a treat. All of the wait staff is helpful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5924 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-6604
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-237-5511
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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