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The Back Porch Restaurant

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(24 Reviews)

114 Speer St, Belle Vernon, PA 15012

(724) 483-4500

Today: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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General Info
Founded in 1975, Back Porch Restaurant is an eatery that offers lunch and dinner solutions in western Pennsylvania. The restaurant serves a variety of appetizers, such as calamari, smoked salmon, tender mussels, tunas, stuffed mushroom caps and baby back ribs. Its menu also includes grilled filet medallions and soups. Back Porch Restaurant hosts group parties. In addition, the restaurant serves house salad that features a choice of creamy garlic, cheese and olive oil. Its menu includes veal-stuffed banana peppers, broiled shrimp, and cheese and egg-battered artichoke hearts. The restaurant additionally features a bistro menu. Back Porch Restaurant accepts on-call reservations.
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American Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: No

Cuisines: American, Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Bike Parking: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Jim T.



Back Porch has the best food, especially the filet portabella herb crust-I wouldn't mind seeing some french onion soup on their menu as well

Nicole R.



I had the Prime Rib and it was excellent. They also have a great atmosphere, very comfortable and welcoming.

Mark L.



The salmon was the best I ever had. I really enjoyed the herb encrusted medallions. They melt in your mouth.

Dan H.



I always have a great experience at The Back Porch Restaurant. I recommend The Back Porch Restaurant to everyone I know.

Jean D.



What really sets The Back Porch Restaurant apart from other restaurants in the area is the quality of the food and the variety the menu has to offer. I've never had a bad meal and there are always new options on the menu that I want to try. It keeps me coming back!

Margaret D.



We always have a great dining experience at Back Porch. You can also have a good lunch there too. Overall it's solid bang for the buck, can't go wrong.

Allen C.



Impressive menu variety that will have you telling the waiter "just another minute, please!" Warm atmosphere as well.

Evan T.



We were celebrating a birthday at Back Porch recently and it went well. They even saved our dessert for us when we couldn't finish it all. Excellent service.

Miles P.



Best place for fine dining in the Mon Valley including Pittsburgh. Great wait staff, atmosphere, and most importantly, food.

Tina Jo


Provided by Citysearch - 
Not good anymore :((

I had been to this restaurant several yrs ago and the food was fantastic bit things have changed! The building is still cute and charming but everything else seemed for lack of a better word grubby. The menus were dirty - they were copies why give guests stained torn dirty menus when you can just just print more??The cup my tea was served in was really old not very clean or appealing. The food was barely edible . I couldnt eat the escalloped potatoes, the veggies were tasteless the salad was wilted the crab cakes were all bread no crab with what tasted like frozen crab and jarred chipotle sauce .I suspect a new chef since my last visit. Dont bother with this place its run like they dont care.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Average food, average service

Visited during holidays with reservation...was seated in the small bar area which was full of patrons, loud and congested. No ambiance, etc. Ordered the special, strip steak, very pedestrian and not cooked to order. Friends enjoyed the ribs and a chicken pasta dish. Whoever compared this to Ruth Chris has not dined at RC. Service: waited to order, then watched our drinks while they sat on the bar and the ice cubes melted ( full 5 minutes). After my steak was delivered did not see server for 20 minutes. The strip steak was pedestrian and for $27.95 was no better than your average chain fare. Value simply no there. Was given a steak of which I consumed 1/2, potatoes were two small things on plate and ended up ordering desert only because I remained hungry. Was thoroughly disappointed!




Outstanding dining. We have eaten here for many years and have never, never, never been disappointed. The food is excellant and consistant. Professional waiters giving excellant service. I Highly recommend this establishment.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Mmm-mmm good!

The chef, Curtis Taylor, prepares some of the finest dishes this area has ever seen. Definitely worth the drive from Pittsburgh, or the North Hills. Beautiful atmosphere. I've had a rehersal dinner and a baby shower there, and would do it again!



Provided by Citysearch - 
First quality food and presentation

Venturing out to the Back Porch from Pittsburgh can be a bit of a drive but it's definitely worth it. I have been there twice, both times getting the filet mignon. The quality is comparable to Morton's and Ruth's Chris but at a slightly more affordable price. It came with yellow squash that was wonderfully prepared. My girlfriend ordered the red snapper and it was the 2nd best fish I have ever had at a restaurant (Cafe Georgio's was 1st). The wine sold by the glass (for about $6) seems to be a higher quality than the wine menus at most other restaurants. The atmosphere is warm and the service is prompt yet not evading- an excellant choice for romantic anniversaries or special occasions. Don't miss out on this secret culinary extraveganza!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Very romantic

My wife and I went to the Back Porch after reading about it on CitySearch, and it was fantastic! The food is expertly prepared, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere is lovely. The patio in back is a great place to relax and eat during the summer months, surrounded by flowers and classical music. The inside is cozy and warmly decorated, no matter what month it is. I highly recommend it.



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Just perfect!

My husband and I were invited to go there for a friend's birthday. We live in Cranberry and I thought to myself ""Why do we have to go that far just to eat dinner?'. But I have to tell you - it was worth the drive! The atmosphere was cozy and warm, we sat by one of their fireplaces. The food was unbelievably tastey; and the presentation and portions were just perfect! It was not as expensive as you might think either. We left there paying $80, including tip. I would definitely make the 66 mile trip again. It's a perfect place for a special occasion! Or, really, any occasion that you want a great dinner!



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soothes my soul

It is a lovely place to go even for a cocktail in the winter. The bar is small but very cozy. Summer is great for sitting out on the patio, listening to classical music in garden surroundings.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worth the drive

Love the restaurant, but what really makes the trip is shopping at the wonderful antique stores set up as victorian houses across the street. The whole area including the Back Porch looks as though you have stepped back in time. The drive is a bit long, but worth the effort. Leave early and allow time to look around.