The Porch

2912 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206-6403
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 10:30am-10pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
In the heat of summer, finding places to have a drink that aren't dark and air-conditioned caves becomes a challenge. Enter Henderson Avenue's The Porch, a casual brasserie for those of us with no veranda at home. When the heat comes, fans blow a cooling but oddly humid mist that does its best to keep despair at bay. You could have a few pints here, swilling them down while enjoying a fried-chicken salad. If you'd rather be honest with yourself, you could go with the Stodg burger, named after Dallas lawyer Steve Stodghill. It's packed with tomato, onion, melted cheddar and a fried egg on a bun smeared with foie gras butter. Other stand-out decadent dishes include a baked mac and cheese accented with cubes of smoked ham and crusted in panko, and sliders heaped with brisket and slaw. You wish you had a porch like this at home.

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