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The Front Porch

22770 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650
+1 301-997-1009
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22770 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650
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Reviewed yesterday

A visit to Leonardtown isn't complete without dinner at The Front Porch. Once the home of a local family, it now continues life as a unique and quaint place to enjoy amazing, upscale cooking. The prices aren't cheap, but you more than pay for what...More

Thank andrewmarp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I go for lunch I really enjoy it. It’s a little expensive but I have never disliked anything I have had. They have a killer toasted vegetable sandwich. Also I loved their steak sandwich and salad.

Thank DebraM1883
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love going to The Front Porch for a nice lunch or a wonderful dinner. We are never disappointed when we eat here. The food Is always fresh, flavorful, and delicious. The ambiance is great and homey. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank ericaaispuroregan
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The front porch is our go to for nights out. The food is delicious, the staff is courteous. Bar always has a new, fun cocktail. Environment is a great balance of old meets new. Prices are fair and as it is located right on Leonardtown...More

Thank mrskaitlynrose
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Haven’t tried all that is on the menu but never have had a bad meal....soup, salad, sandwich, or entree. Last night I had shrimp and grits...omg...the best I have had. And the desserts...are to die for.

Thank Debby M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My friend is a local who is a long time customer. Nice homey decor in this old house, and we chose a table inside. There is plenty of outdoor seating too. Nice variety of choices on the menu and I enjoyed my fancy burger and...More

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed July 21, 2018

This might be my friends' and my favorite "special" restaurant in town. The decor and atmosphere are relaxing. The staff are very pleasant and the food is consistently tasty, for lunch or dinner. I especially enjoy eating on the porch, when the weather is good....More

Thank AmyH3352
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The chef needs to educate himself/herself on the makings of a southern maryland crabcake. It was sorrily lacking spice, i.e. old bay and worstershire sauce, not fried to perfection and rather mushy.

Thank Janny W
Reviewed July 11, 2018

What s spectacular setting, table on the front porch at The Front Porch restaurant. It was idyllic until the food arrived as the flies arrived at the same time. Too bad as they were annoying. My dining partner and I both had the house salad...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Visiting Leonardtown on a very hot July afternoon, we stopped by the Front Porch for lunch. Although the massive porch would have normally been inviting, it was simply too hot! So, we elected to sit inside, in the converted parlor which serves as one of...More

Thank Jeff E
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Response from LisandroVoyager | Reviewed this property |
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They are closed today but call them at 1 301-997-1009.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22770 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Leonardtown
  • Phone Number: +1 301-997-1009
  • E-mail
The Front Porch is an intimate restaurant featuring creative Southern Coastal Cuisine located in historic downtown Leonardtown. Set within the Sterling House, we offer casual dining in a cozy atmosphere and our friendly staff delivers gracious service. We serve as a gathering place for the community where all are welcomed to enjoy fresh, quality ingredients at an affordable price. Our decor' is warm with photography depicting local scenes of St. Mary's County while the "shadow box" on the walls is host to the artifacts found in the house during the renovation. Original hardwood floors, period molding, and fireplaces highlight the natural splendor of the house providing a relaxed dining experience. Our menu includes a broad selection of starters, soups, sandwiches, salads, and entrees. We offer daily specials, feature seasonal ingredients, local produce, and boast an ever changing dessert menu. The "back room" at The Front Porch showcases over 40 varieties of wine, while our bar presents Specialty Drinks, Boutique beer, along with your traditional cocktails. We take great pride in our restaurant, the heritage of this house, and we warmly invite you to enjoy The Front Porch at the Sterling House
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