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.
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.
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.