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




Breakfast 8-11a

Lunch/Dinner 11a-8p

Sun & Mon CLOSED

call in and to-go orders are welcomed!


 Skillet Scramblers 4.99

Fluffy, Made-to-Order Scrambled Eggs Cooked with Any One Topper of Your Choice and Served with a Biscuit or Toast
Omelette 5.99

Our Delicious Omelette Filled with Any One Topper of Your Choice and Served with a Biscuit or Toast *Egg White Omlette +1.50


Garden Vegetables 1.50

Mushroom & Onion 1.50

Peppers & Onion .99

Tomato .75

Jalapeno .75
Spinach 1.00

Steak Bites 3.50

Shrimp 2.99

Grilled Chicken 2.99

Smoked Sausage 2.50
Sausage Patty 2.50

Cheddar .75

Feta .75

Swiss .75

Habanero Jack .75

Apple, Cranberry & Pecan Oatmeal 6.99

Slow Baked Apple Resting on a Bowl of Hot Fresh Cranberry and Pecan Oatmeal. Served with a Biscuit or Toast

Granny’s House Breakfast 10.99

One Pancake, Two Fried Eggs, and Your Choice of Any Three Sides

The Back Shack Stack 7.99

Two Fluffy Pancakes and Two Eggs, Served with Your Choice of Side

Powell Biscuit & Gravy Train 7.99

Two Hot Buttermilk Biscuits Smothered in Sausage Gravy, Two Eggs, and Your Choice of Side

Bacon, Egg, &  Cheese Croissant 7.99

Flaky Croissant Filled with Egg, Bacon, and Cheese. Served with Your Choice of Side

Fried Momma 6.99

Thick Cut Bologna Fried Just Like Momma Used To and Served with Two Eggs, Biscuit or Toast, and Your Choice of Side

Chocolate Sweet Cakes 7.99

Two Pancakes Drizzled with Chocolate Gravy. Topped with Peanut Butter Chips, Whipped Cream, and Served with a Side of Bacon

The B.O.H. 7.99

A Hearty Breakfast Bowl with Two Biscuits, Topped with Home Fries, Two Eggs, Grilled Onion, Bacon, and Cheddar Cheese All Smothered in Sausage Gravy


Steak &  Eggs 8.99

Tender and Juicy Steak Bites with Our Signature Sriracha Butter Served with Two Eggs and a Biscuit or Toast

Hen House Tacos 9.99

Two Flour Tortillas Filled with Scrambled Eggs and Your Choice of Grilled Shrimp, Steak, Chorizo, or Chicken and Topped with Pico de Gallo, Cheddar Cheese, and Tornado Sauce with Your Choice of Side

Add Extra Shrimp, Steak, Chorizo, or Chicken for 2.99

Pancake 2.99

Smoked Sausage 2.50

Biscuit & Gravy 3.99

Fried Bologna 2.75

Bacon 2.99

Sausage 2.99

Home Fries 2.50

Tomato Slices .75

Two Eggs 3.00                 Biscuit & Chocolate Gravy 3.99


Contact Us

Let us know any questions or special requests you may have, 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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