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“Great Homestyle Restaurant”
Review of Front Porch

Front Porch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

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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1  Thank LauraRW
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

On Saturday we saw the Front Porch's outdoor seating on the balcony and decided to eat there. I had a turkey Reuben that ranked very high on my Reuben Quality Scale - the bread was good, toasted and not at all soggy, there was a excellent balance of dressing, kraut and meat. My husband liked his chicken sandwich, although he said the middle was cold. (He didn't ask for it to be heated, however.) The view of Seneca Rocks is terrific! Later, on Monday, we returned to Seneca Rocks again to hike. After hiking up to the rocks and back, we ate again at the Front Porch. Again my turkey Reuben was excellent, and this time my husband ordered hotdogs with chili - he said the chili was great. Next time we go to the Monongahela NF, we'll definitely return to the Front Porch!

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Food was just ok; fun to sit on porch and watch the climbers on the Seneca Rocks cliff face, wait staff very accommodating.

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

The day we were there the fryer and pizza oven were both broken so we could really only have cold sandwiches. The view of Seneca Rocks from the porch was terrific which made up for the small menu. The staff were kind as well and apologized for the issue.

Thank 62special
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Looks like a whole in the wall but the service is great the pizza is actually VERY good. It's a nice place to go especially for being in the middle of no where

Thank Rxman1975
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