Reading through previous reviews, I think the main problem here is expectations.
Those who enjoy the rustic feel of the place, with its quirky décor—including old lumbering implements—should be quite happy here. There is dining out on the front porch, with a beautiful view of Seneca Rocks, and indoor dining, if the weather is not as cooperative.
Those who are hoping for a white tablecloth dining experience should go elsewhere.
This is a small café on top of a General Store that dates back to 1902. (Store, not restaurant.) They have a small menu, but what they serve is very good for a small café.
Our party ordered a pizza, a Rueben, and a Hot Italian Sub. All were served quickly, and every member of our party was pleased with what they got. I have been in many eateries—some with the word “deli” attached to their name, where the concept of a Rueben was misunderstood, or poorly executed. Front Porch delivered an almost perfect Rueben. Just the right amount of sauerkraut and meat, just the right amount of dressing. Bread, thankfully not soggy or greasy.
Pizza is made with “fresh dough” which disappeared with alarming speed.
My only comment for an improvement—the side for both sandwiches was potato chips. It would be a wonderful thing if a homestyle restaurant could produce for a side something homey yet hot. Home fries, a baked potato, sweet potato curls.
After our meal, we moved on to dessert. Two orders of chocolate meringue pie and a freshly made apple dumpling with cinnamon sauce. Really delightful.
The total for our party—three entrees, three drinks (with refills) and three desserts--$35.00.
We would be happy to return.
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