The Porch Southern Fare in Wakefield opened recently and is easy to get too. Getting out of there is another story. You order at the counter and then pick up when you name is announced. It was nice and bright inside with just a few tables available. The menu is on the wall with some specials at the counter. On my first visit I went with The Revelator, Meat Loaf Sandwich ($7). "Slab of beef and pork, American Roll, spicy ketchup and pickled sweet peppers". It hard to see in the picture but there is a substantial slab of meatloaf underneath the peppers. The meatloaf was super moist and really tasty. The sweet pickled peppers were also very good, could have been pickled a bit more to get some more acidity in them. The spicy ketchup wasn't. On my second visit, a couple of days later I ordered the Fried Chicken Platter with two small sides ($13). I ordered all dark and got a big drumstick and a gargantuan wing. The brined chicken was perfectly fried with a tasty and crisp outside and a really moist inside. It's hard to see the size of the pieces but they were substantial. The mashed potatoes were nice and buttery but the Collard Greens was the star and was outstandingly good! They might have been a tad too vinegary for me but despite that they got devoured. This is a really nice addition to the local food scene and the people working there are super friendly.
41 Tuttle Street
Currently open Wed- Sun for Lunch and Dinner.