Category: Dining

The Back Porch

Good Times With Good Folks

The Austin food scene has exploded in the past decade. Every type of cuisine you can imagine – often at prices you can’t. One thing has been missing though – especially in the North Austin/Cedar Park area – a casual neighborhood restaurant with American cuisine made from scratch that knocks your socks off. When you want delicious food and drinks, visit The Back Porch, located at 12233 FM 620 North, Suite 104 in Austin.

The goal at The Back Porch since day one has been to establish itself as a neighborhood favorite. At the helm are chefs Dan and Suzy Parrott. With a combined experience base of nearly 60 years, they are certain of one thing: food does not have to be fancy but it must always be correct. They bring in the best ingredients and prepare everything – right on down to the ketchup – in-house. “People love that and they can tell the difference,” said Parrott. “We don’t do mixes here. We blend and make everything ourselves.” The passion they have for the food extends to their guests as well. “We love and value sharing people’s time with them. I want them to leave delighted, saying ‘that was time well-spent’.”

Along with their dedication to serving the best food, The Back Porch keeps things simple. Take the burger, for instance – or as Parrott refers to it, “THE burger”. The Back Porch burgers are ground daily from four of the best cuts of Black Angus beef – including two cuts usually reserved for steak. The bun is a French-style brioche baked on-site daily. Their French Fries are made using Kennebec potatoes, triple-blanched in the Belgian style. You’re going to sit down and have one of the best burgers and fries you’ll find anywhere. Other popular items are the various wood-fired pizzas and the fish and chips. “We sell more fish and chips than half of England,” joked Dan. They use only cold-water Icelandic cod and one of their 25 Texas beers available on tap for the batter.

Every day brings a different reason to visit The Back Porch. In addition to daily specials and live music on Friday nights, there’s brunch on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Like them on Facebook at @backporchatx to learn about all the different daily offers and events.

Part of being the neighborhood restaurant is taking an active role in the community. Providing support to local schools and other youth groups is The Back Porch’s favored way of doing so.

When you want good food, personal service and fun times, be sure to visit The Back Porch. They’re open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (512) 428-4047, visit their website at, or like them on Facebook.

12233 N FM 620 Ste. 104

Austin, TX 78750


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