The Front porch

Exceptional southern food  :: primitive home decor


Located in downtown Powell, Tennessee, The Front Porch is more than a restaurant serving tasty southern food. It's also a local shop offering a wide array of locally crafted furniture, hand poured candles, framed prints, custom crafted wreaths and floral arrangements, handmade natural bath and body selections, and many unique and affordable gifts.

Fresh Southern Meals

Enjoy southern dining with a kick! The fresh, homemade selections at The Front Porch are sure to satisfy the most discriminating guest. Whether you're looking for a light pick-me-up lunch or a full dinner, our menu offers something for everyone.  We invite you to enjoy our freshly baked pastries. Paired with our locally artisan roasted coffee, our pastries provide adelicious ending to any meal.

Handcrafted Decor
Add a touch of southern elegance to any room in your home, no matter your style. Simply visit our quaint shop, where you'll find home and holiday decor that has been handmade by our very own Front Porch artisans. 


Our Story…

In 1910, George and Frona Gill moved from Lenoir City to Powell, TN, with their four oldest children, Grace, Norman, Floyd, and Cleo. They settled on what is now 1509 W Emory Road, constructing their home and opening Gill Lumber Company. With the lumber company came opportunity, employment, and an influx of people who built the foundation of Powell. From the spring house to the lumberyard, Powell began to bustle with activity and vision. In 1911, George and Frona’s youngest daughter, Ruth, was born in the home that is now The Front Porch. Having met and married Kyle Matthew Herrell in 1934, they in turn raised their family in the home where she grew up. In 2013, the historic home was purchased, restored, and later sold to its current owners. It is our hope that you, too, appreciate the rich heritage of this home as you gather here with us to honor its historical significance to the Powell Community. It is our sincere privilege to now open this home to you, our guest.

Bart, Cindy, Anna Grace, and Sunny Day Elkins





(865) 859-9260



1509 W. Emory Road

Powell, Tennessee 37849

GPS Address:

1509 Spring Street

Powell, Tennessee 37849



Tues-Th 11a-8p
F-Sa 11a–9p
Sun & Mon CLOSED

call in and to-go orders are welcomed!






We would be honored to have the opportunity to host your baby shower, bridal shower, birthday party, office event, or any other celebration you can imagine! Contact us today about reserving our space, developing a custom menu, and putting the perfect finishing touches to make your event a day to remember!   

Contact Us

Give us a few details about your event and we will be in contact with you! You can also reach out to us via our social media, by email (, or by phone (865-859-9260).

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