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The Back Porch

1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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Ranked #24 of 237 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House has been a local favorite in Destin since 1974 serving the finest smoked tuna dip, ice-cold oysters and our famous char-grilled Amberjack. Happy Hour 3-5PM daily.
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited the Back Porch on a Monday night. Got there about 6PM and it was already crazy busy. The wait was about 20 min for a family of 10 but well worth it. It has a great atmosphere, great views and excellent food. I did not give it 5 stars as it was crowded and very noisy...but what do you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Every time we go to Destin, we always include a trip or two to The Back Porch. In fact, it's usually, our first meal out, and the feeling is...AAH...We're AT THE BEACH! Thankfully, it's not just the ambiance that keeps us coming back to The Back Porch. They have really good food! The grilled grouper has never failed to satisfy... More

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Fort Walton Bea
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Had dinner with friends. Arrived later than the group did but was taken care of very well. Staff were very polite and attentive.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Food is fresh and portions are large. We always make it a point to come here. It's so nice to look over the water while eating. Stuffed shrimp is a favorite.

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Kansas City, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Amazing view of the beach and very good food with open air seating to enjoy the beach and gulf view while dining.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've been vacationing to Destin for years, the Back Porch was one of my family's favorites. Now it is the typical tourist trap... Long waits, fair to poor service, elevated prices, mediocre food. You are now 'a number', no longer a customer. Too many choices in Destin, too few vacation days...

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Navarre, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Back Porch delivered a great seafood dinner. Their Grouper Destin was topped with over a dozen medium size shrimp along with a berre blanc sauce. Very delicious, as was the Grouper Florentine. Service was very good and we had a view of the beach from the porch. A great meal and a must to revisit. Food was as good... More

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Sat outside with a great ocean view, I had the Parmesan chicken Alfredo & my husband had the cra cake plate. Each portion was so huge the we hardly touched the appetizer of onion rings that we ordered, which was an entire huge basket full! Go hungry and go with a group so you can share your food because there... More

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Northga
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Always visit the the Back Porch. Excellent fish and chips and the service was on her toes every minute. Try it. It's worth the trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Had a great atmosphere.. Food was ok.. Nothing wrong with it.. Just a little bland for my taste.. Service was good too.

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