Whether you’re hunting for antiques, shopping for home décor or looking for a unique lunch spot, plan to spend hours at The Barn and Stable in Lake Alfred.
Owned and operated by the Wales family for more than 43 years,
The Barn and Stable's three stores and The Back Porch Restaurant are the epitome of family tradition. Whether you are hunting for antiques, shopping for home accessories, or looking for a great lunch spot, this place has it all. But right now, we are focusing
on the dining.
The dining experience at The Back Porch
at The Barn in Lake Alfred can be described as Southern
Comfort. Guests are immediately transported to the south after walking through the
doors by the combination of the hand painted tables, wood and the staff’s
You'll be handed a paper menu and granted the liberty to choose your own seat inside, or outside on the porch overlooking a pond.
The process of ordering and delivering is unlike most other
restaurants. After looking over the menu, you'll grab a pencil from
the center of the table and check off the items you fancy.
The Back Porch Restaurant serves soup, salad, sandwich and
dessert all for one low price. The menu contains Wales family recipes, and
traditional favorites that have remained unchanged since their founding in
kids are joining
and are not interested in the traditional menu options, then
the Teddy Bear Picnic (a peanut butter & jelly sandwich or a hot dog with
chips and a cookie) is just the choice for them.
Once you mark your selections, you jot down your table number
and name on the sticky note attached to the top corner of the menu. Then, you take your menu to the counter and
Once you mark your selections, you jot down your table number and
name on the sticky note attached to the top corner of the menu. Then, you take your menu to the counter and
Insider Tip: The flavored teas are a definite do, in our book. And don’t be
shy about sampling the dips at the front of the restaurant while you wait for
your meal. They are delicious.
A Special Delivery
This is our favorite part of the experience. Once your food is prepared, a server delivers
it to you using the information you provided via sticky note in a…drum role,
please, charming wooden picnic basket! It’s the little things in life, folks.
Shop Till You Drop
You're in the perfect location to walk off your meal. Luckily, The
Back Porch is found at The Barn and Stable, which includes shops such as The Barn
Antiques, The Stable Home Decor, The Seasons Gift Shop and The Back Yard Garden Shop.
These are the coolest shops. I especially love The Backyard Garden, which has a
large tree growing right in the center of one of its rooms! Expect to spend a couple of hours on property.
Hours of Operation
|Tuesday - Saturday
||11:00 - 3:00 p.m.