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“Excellent Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Front Porch

Front Porch
Queens Highway | Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera
242 - 335 - 0727
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Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

In the 2 weeks we spent in Eleuthera we enjoyed the food at this restaurant the most. They serve fresh, local food with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The stone crabs are amazing and if you go to Eleuthera I recommend that you find this place and order them. We we went for dinner to Front Porch the night we arrived (Thurs) because we had heard so much about it from other Trip Advisor members but we were not able to get in due to a booking by a group. We went back the next day (Fri) for lunch and there was a sign on the door saying "gone fishing, back at 5pm", we went back at 6 and the sign was still up and the restaurant was closed. This went on for Sat, Sun, and Mon. We didn't try to get in on Tues because we were at the other end of the Island that day but we went back on Wed and the doors were opened, but when we went inside the owner informed us that Wed was their day off and the restaurant was closed!!! My goodness! We went back on Thurs and had a fabulous meal and over the following week we ate there another 4 times. What can I say, it's Eleuthera, roll with it :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Mendham, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Family owned and serviced. The seafood sharing plate for $75 was great value and couldn't have been more fresh. The steamed seafood was amazing but the fried fish was some of the best I'd ever had. Enjoy.

Visited April 2013
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Sherborn, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Amazing dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This was the best dinner we had during our vacation. So fresh; well seasoned and excellent home cooking. Very relaxed, but attentive staff.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great home cooked meal and family charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This place is really nice. The owners, Francis and Gina, do it all from catching the fish to cooking to serving to cleaning up and to entertaining. As a result, don't be in a rush. Just relax and enjoy.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kalkaska, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Incredible Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This was, by far, our favorite place to eat on the island. Francis went above and beyond to make our dining experience special. We had fresh stone crab with saffron rice one night - which was fantastic. Another night we had the fresh catch with tuna, stone crab, blue crab, shrimp, and lobster served with a side of rosemary potatoes cooked to perfection. It was a feast!

If you visit Eleuthera, I would strongly recommend that you give the Front Porch a try. You won't be disappointed. It has great food, friendly service, and a beautiful relaxing atmosphere overlooking Hatchet Bay. What else could you ask for?

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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