The Front Porch

Modern Cuisine | Fresh, Locally Sourced Ingredients with a Flair


The Plains serves as America’s front porch to the Shenandoah Valley, vineyards, breweries, fine dining and fun.

About the Front Porch

Centered on Virginia Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) and Virginia Route 245 (Old Tavern Road), leaving the traffic of Interstate 66 behind, the Front Porch and the charming town of The Plains, Virginia offers visitors a quiet retreat, a fine meal and a thick dose of southern hospitality.

The historic railroad house underwent an extensive renovation in 2015 – and was transformed into a restaurant emphasizing an original southern-inspired menu and a lively bar filled with neighbors and friends.



6483 Main Street
The Plains, VA

11am – 9:30pm
TH-Sa 11am-10pm
Su 11am – 8pm

Get in Touch

Telephone: 540.253.2018


Reservations are encouraged for dinner.  To place a reservation, please call 540.253.2018.   A 20% gratuity will automatically be added for parties of 6 or more.  Please arrive on time or let us know if you are running late; otherwise, reserved tables will be released 20 minutes past your reservation time.  No shows will be charged $50 for up to parties of four, $100 for larger parties. 

Please note our menu is limited to pizzas and salads from 3pm-5pm. On occasion, we reserve the right to close from 3pm-5pm to reset our small but busy kitchen (please call ahead if dining during this time). Finally, we love a good time on the Porch, but we cannot tolerate unruly behavior. Those who do not respect our staff, our customers or our desire to offer a pleasant dining experience for all of our guests – will be asked to leave.