Author: Suzanne Musashe, Director of Property Management
Suzanne tastes The Porch.
February 17th, 2017.
Winter Park has quite a few restaurants to choose from and tonight my husband and I tried The Porch, which is located at 643 North Orange Ave, Winter Park, Florida. If traveling from The Jander Group Greater Orlando Office located in Winter Park, the most direct route is through the beautiful streets of historic Winter Park. Very close to downtown Winter Park, The Porch is open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner and also offers late night options. This restaurant has an open atmosphere feeling with many TV’s (see pictures) playing a variety of sporting channels. It was lively on this Friday evening and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I would say a younger crowd! We didn’t try the appetizers but they looked good with titles like Pretzel poppers and Flower sprouts. My husband and I selected a couple of the “house specialties.” I chose The Porch Boil, which consisted of 1/2 lb. boiled large peel and eat red shrimp, baby potatoes, andouille sausage, and small bites of corn on the cob. Many restaurants often mess up boils by making it overly boiled and soggy, but The Porch Boil was cooked just right. My husband thinks of himself as a fish taco connoisseur and pretty much orders them each time they are on a menu. His order consisted of 3 Fish Tacos made with fresh blackened Mahi. The tacos were topped with slaw, fresh pico de gallo, and cilantro crème in flour tortillas. They were served with a fresh green side salad. He said his meal was very tasty. We were both part of the “clean plate club” so obviously we enjoyed!
Both meals were priced under $15.00 which I felt was very reasonable for fresh ingredients! Of course I couldn’t resist getting dessert. I ordered what they call “fun fries” which is strips of funnel cake and apple pie fries sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar and dipping salted caramel sauce. Served hot and yummy!! On Friday evening there were singles, couples, families with children and all seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Just an FYI The Porch has daily specials:
Tuesday - 1/2 price burgers with $3-5 craft beers
Wednesdays - Kids eat free
Thursdays - all the wings you can eat and half price drinks
Sundays - all you can eat buffet with endless supply of Mimosas!
If this blog post is making you consider renting a home in Winter Park, you can always check our website to see if we have any available. We actually have one available right now! If you have questions about the city, please call our office to discuss with one of our expert leasing agents. We are local and know the area very well. Remember, our Greater Orlando Office is located in Winter Park!