Have a Sit on Tallahassee’s New Front Porch

October 17, 2012 | By | Comments (13)
 Have a Sit on Tallahassees New Front Porch

Rendering courtesy of The Front Porch

Sheltered under towering oaks, The Front Porch is Tallahassee’s newest and most scenic fresh fish spot. An exciting addition to the Midtown scene, the restaurant officially opens on October 30. Formerly home to an iconic French café, the 1920s Victorian home underwent a serious facelift. Under the vision of Chopped champion, Chef Joe Rego, the menu of spotlights fresh catch from Florida’s coast just 40 miles away.

 Have a Sit on Tallahassees New Front Porch

Rendering Courtesy of The Front Porch

In addition to just-out-of-the-net fish, Chef Rego brings his Portuguese heritage to the table, infusing his homeland flavors into things like like lobster canneloni with asparagus tips or a Portuguese-style pork and clams with crispy potatoes. Out on the porch, find a raw bar with local oysters (from right down the road in Apalachicola), mussels, and blue crab. Or, spice it up with a ‘make your own ceviche’ option with offerings like fresh tuna, snapper, and salmon.

 Have a Sit on Tallahassees New Front Porch

Rendering Courtesy of The Front Porch

A wraparound porch gives the establishment its name, providing additional space for a total of 300 diners to enjoy the quaint pedestrian-friendly center of Tallahassee’s Midtown neighborhood (We can attest to it’s charm!)

Southern charm abounds, The fish are fresh, and the views are quaint—all the more reason to come sit a spell on this front porch.


  1. Deanna Mims

    Tell us you’ll still be renting upstairs and what was the old ‘red room’ space?

    October 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm
  2. LeAnn Bunton

    Can’t wait – it’s going to be a great addition to Tallahassee!!! A wonderful place to have amazing food and enjoy our beautiful outside weather!!

    October 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm
  3. Lisa Tajdari

    Where do I make my reservations? Everything looks so good on the outside and I can’t wait to see the inside.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm
  4. David Clark

    Beautiful. Very nice work on the remodel. Looking forward to good food and good times on “the porch.” What a great addition to our Midtown neighborhood. Thanks for your vision and investment.

    October 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm
  5. Weezie Jane

    This looks great, but I’m surprised you recommend anyone visit a town that isn’t affiliated with the SEC. Southern Living will probably fire you now.

    October 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm
  6. Deanna Mims

    Long-loved Chez Pierre is, and will continue to be, sorely missed. However, we are so excited and supportive of the innovative group at Hotel Duval, et al for giving us a new sure-to-be favorite chronicler of special times, first dates, engagements, divorce celebrations, birthdays and other memorable events. Can’t wait!

    October 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  7. Serena Sapuppo Moyle

    All of us have been patiently watching the transformation. The ‘front porch’ part of this old house has remained one of our favorite places- under the towering oaks! can’t wait to tasted the food.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm
  8. Allison

    I cannot wait to enjoy some fresh air on the porch with friends! It’s taking shape beautifully.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:12 am
  9. Pat Bowen

    We can’t wait to try it!

    October 19, 2012 at 9:49 am
  10. Lorie Ray

    Very nice write up. Thanks for featuring Tallahasee and one of our amazing new restaurants opening soon.

    October 19, 2012 at 9:29 am
  11. Patricia Norman

    Great work.

    October 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm
  12. PT

    Iconic location in Tallahassee! Like sitting on the front porch, this place sounds like a new Southern tradition to me – can’t wait!

    October 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm
  13. phil1960

    sounds great… hope to dine at the Front Porch very soon.

    October 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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