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“Good place by land or by lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Back Porch - CLOSED

Back Porch
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Houston
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163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Good place by land or by lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have enjoyed this place, and reviewed it when it was under the previous owner and name. It has maintained most of its staff, its menu, and most importantly its location. The hamburgers I consider to be one of the best around, if you are looking for that kind of thing. Their menu has expanded, and I was pleased with the chicken fried chicken, where most of the competition serve pre-breaded hockey pucks, the Back Porch really prepares them from scratch. Portions are generous, prices are cheap, and the decks and the docks are great, along with good lake views. The waitresses are good looking and friendly, I wish I were a few decades younger.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank captainmcd
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English first
Montgomery, Texas
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good place to eat by the lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

They have a wide variety of food on the menu. The service is fair. The atmosphere is casual. We usually bring out of town guests to eat here.

Visited October 2012
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Thank texansteve
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Montgomery, TX
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“No desire to return”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

The night we went, they weren't too busy so we seated ourself right away. The location of the restaurant gives you a good view of the lake....HOWEVER they were out of a lot of food an it wasn't even 7 pm. I ordered the club sandwich after my 1 st two choices were unavailable, it states that it comes with bacon....yet they have never served it with bacon, so I suggested they fix the menus, not gonna happen! The drinks were watered down and the first beer we ordered was warm. The worst part is the restroom, I don't think they have ever been cleaned.....seriously there was green slime build up in the toilet....gross! I worry about the sanitation of the food. Also, the entire table had a great view of a waitress all over her boyfriend in the kitchen entrance....again worried about the food and if it is clean!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank murraymurray_11
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food and fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

No dislikes. We would definitely make a return trip to the Back Porch. Sunday Night Barbecue was excellent!

Visited April 2012
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Thank 958felix
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Bethesda, Maryland
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704 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Great Lake Location- Food Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

Nice deck to overlook lake- inside smelled of old smoke though. The Cheesesteak was great, as were the wings (very hot is not overwhelmingly hot), but the salad eaters were not impressed.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Sheryl B
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