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The Porch Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #47 of 2,014 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 18th & K Streets
Citrus Heights, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was a late Sunday afternoon. The four of us started out with one order of Tuscaloosa Fried Green Tomatoes (yummy) followed by a three REAL whiskey sours (the bar list was extensive each drink with named core ingredients). We were inspired! The overall atmosphere on/at The Porch is reminiscent of a grand old southern plantation home complete with white linens covering the tables. Although we were just out exploring, we realized we'd found the right place for our Sunday evening dinner. On to our entrees. Between chicken fried steak, buttermilk fried free range chicken and a beautifully prepared salmon dish we were transported and fully immersed on that old Deep South charm. And, we were so happy with our selections. Perfect! We shared a desert--which was also edxcellent--but for some reason my notes don't tell me what it was. We very much enjoyed ourselves. Excellent service, great food--real southern cooking--and overall a dinner wrapped in good ol' Southern Charm. Highly recommended. Oh, yes: Leave your calorie counting smartphone in the car. Your mouth and sense of well-being will be very happy you did.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mother's Day Breakfast”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent choice for brunch or lunch. Great atmosphere, Southern style cocktails accompanied by delicious food. Especially loved the beignet with homemade jam and the cheesy grits. Will be bringing the other side of the family in the future.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank jam8x2
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Hickman, CA
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good Food Lackluster Service”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the shrimp po' boy and shrimp salad today, but the service was less than desirable. It took 30 minutes for a simple salad and sandwich order. The waiter was kind of argumentative. In summary, really good food, beautiful decor, but slow and crabby service.

Visited April 2014
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Sacramento, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Southern Style”
Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was onky my second visit since The Porch opened two years ago. I didn't think it could improve over it's initial outstanding food & service. I was wrong. It is even better. The southern style food and cocktails are fabulous. Ad, the service is attentive and polished. I will not wait so long for a return visit.

Visited March 2014
Thank Bob M
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Vacaville, California
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great southern comfort foood with a twist”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

They were very busy, which is always a good sign. The noise level is high but we were greeted at the door by a friendly hostess. Our server who was fantastic acknowledged us and said she would be right over. We ordered drinks which took a little while to get. There were 5 of us at the table and each of us ordered something different. My husband had the fried chicken which he liked. I had the flat iron steak, which was very tender and well seasoned. My steak came with a side of the green chili mac and cheese which was beyond good. Dessert was the black and blueberry, lavender and honey crème brulee and the lemon crème tart. All were delicious. Loved this place and will most definitely be returning to try other entrees.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank LGuerrieri
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