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The Front Porch

1509 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-5342
+1 865-859-9260
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good14%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“trout” (10 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“prime rib” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1509 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-5342
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the Front Porch in Powell TN tonight. As it was prior to this visit and this visit didn't disappoint. It's so refreshing for a restraunt to actually show how much they appreciate your business. It not only has great food but has...More

1  Thank ClintonMary
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The menu was varied from burgers to shrimp and grits. I had the trout cakes with parmesan sauce over grilled fresh cabbage. It had an interesting blend of flavor and was very rich. I could not eat it all. Two people had shrimp and grits...More

Thank bugandmuscles
Reviewed 10 December 2017

My friend Sandy and I went to the Powell Elementary craft show and we were hungry. I said I would like to go to a Mom and Pop restaurant and this is where we went. She is a regular there and ordered the trout cakes...More

1  Thank michellentn
Reviewed 7 December 2017

If you are looking for something different and tasty, go to a gem of a place in the heart of Powell TN...tasty food and good service add up to a great experience. Upon this occasion, I ordered the Steak and Chips....nice! My companions had the...More

1  Thank rstrick
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate here and it was amazing. I’d have never guessed it was a restaurant unless my wife’s friend hadn’t introduced us to it. We got there right at open and it was empty. The waitress, Bethany, did a great job! We...More

1  Thank VelvetHammer17
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My wife ,son and myself are In town on a visit to UT so we found this gem of a restaurant. First and foremost it is in a historic type house which the wife loved. The food is spot on and staff are warm ,welcoming,...More

1  Thank Knezuh
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Heading home from a church trip, we discovered The Front Porch a highly rated restaurant on Trip Advisor. Decided to take a chance, and we were not disappointed. We tried the steak bites, pimento cheese appetizer, soups and tea. I cannot say enough about what...More

1  Thank Bjknitsalot
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by because of good reviews and was not disappointed! The cozy atmosphere made our family meal a treat and the hospitable owner and staff made the evening special. Pimento cheese dip was outstanding, pork chops and BBQ chicken were cooked perfectly. Hubby ordered the...More

1  Thank Bookworm804
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A group of ladies from church went to the Front Porch on Tuesday night. Most of us had been several times but those that had not said they had been missing out. I got the steak and chips this time with Sriracha butter and it...More

1  Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Charming restaurant located in a 100 year old home. I had the chicken fried chicken and it was wonderful. My husband had the Prime Rib. It was a large cut prepared wonderfully. The owner made a point of visiting with every guest and, along with...More

1  Thank Karen W
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12 September 2015|
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Response from RealisticRomantic | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. All I know about is the restaurant. There is a primitive craft shop upstairs.
Rhonda H
29 June 2015|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
They accomodated us for a group of 17. (4 were small children) a little crowded but we are a close family so it didn't bother us. 8 should be no prob for them, however I would schedule ahead so they can ensure proper... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1509 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-5342
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: +1 865-859-9260
Located in the 1910 Historic Gill/Herrell House, The Front Porch offers unique southern dining in a relaxing atmosphere. Step back in time in this beautifully preserved treasure and enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner, and freshly baked pastries. Gift and home decor shop located upstairs.
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