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1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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Ranked #27 of 250 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Effingham, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This has been our first stop for past 20+ years. However, today was our last. After our long travel to Destin we got there around 4pm. Noticed the new construction and looked forward to late lunch and cold beer. It was not busy and plenty of staff on hand. Seated then simply passed over. Finally, a disinterested "hostess" came by... More 

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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86 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a beachy place, very casual with good food and very good service. My wife & I felt that $67.00 before gratuity for dinner (no drinks) was a bit high. Dinner was tasty and the atmosphere attractive. For casual sit down service it is very, very expensive.

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Mountain City, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoy eating here when we are in Destin. Food is well-prepared and tasty. Both of us love the broiled scallops. I ordered the Jubilee this time for the variety and enjoyed everything. Did think that some remoulade or similar sauce would have made the crabcakes even better. We always have good service, too. Beautiful sunset was perfect ending... More 

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Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My family comes to Destin every summer and we make it a priority to eat here every time. We love the crab claws served before the meal. One piece of advice I have for you is to SIT NEAR A WINDOW THAT IS OPEN! Last year we went on a day that they were crowded and were sat in the... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a great place with a nice back patio overlooking the Gulf. The food was top notch as well as the service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Best for lunch. Not overly busy. Great food. Always try to eat here when in town. Beautiful beach and ocean view.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good lunch menu, service was good. Restaurant under renovation but still enjoyed the food and the beach view. Not as pricy as some restaurants but food just as good. Server was friendly.

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New York, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Unfortunately, it was after sundown when we arrived but we were seated at an excellent location to have had a great view if it were still daylight. We almost didn't go due to the extensive construction but I'm glad we did. I had a salad with fresh local white fish, lightly drizzled with honey with a side of wonderfully tasty... More 

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We enjoyed several meals here during a recent visit to Destin. It's a great beachfront place! The shrimp and corn chowder was fabulously delicious! Also enjoyed their Key Lime pie. The service was friendly and very efficient! The restaurant has the old seaside feel to it. Renovations were underway, and we look forward to a return visit!

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Indian Springs, Alabama
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have reviewed this restaurant before and we love The Back Porch - always consistently good food and service. I am reviewing it again because last week, I tried a dish I had wanted to try for a while, the Snapper en crote, and I have to say it is one of the best dishes I have EVER had, ANYWHERE,... More 

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Additional Information about The Back Porch

Address: 1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: +1 850-837-2022
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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