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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 #27 of 238 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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Bartlett, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a group of 7 and got there at 5:00 and were seated right away. Melissa was our server and was very good and nice. We had a coupon which we got from the visitor center for free tuna dip appetizer. It was really good. We received our food really fast. I would definitely be back again.

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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Came here with my family, there was a huge line of people waiting for tables but we called ahead and when we got there were told it was a 40 minute wait. We went to the bar and got a drink right away. We went and hung out outside on the beach and were seated sooner than 40 minutes. Our... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food and service are great. We got there just in time, on Tuesday night, and only waited about 15 mins. When we left the place was packed. We have small children and the spectacular view from our table kept them people watching while we ate. The portions were huge, we will easily have leftovers.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for great seafood at a very casual and relaxing spot then you must try the Back Porch in Destin, FL. The food is wonderful and the portions are large. Sitting in the open air, enjoying fresh gulf seafood is one of our favorite things to do while at the beach. Service is great if you eat... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic dinner at The Back Porch! The atmosphere was great, and the view was amazing! We had an excellent server also. This is my favorite place to eat when I am in Destin. I love the broiled shrimp and scallops with the twice baked potato! YUM!! I sub hush puppies for the Southern corn medley. We always... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really busy in the evenings, but plenty of seating for smaller parties of 2-4, so put your name in and enjoy a beverage in the back on the beach. There is a bar in the back on the beach that no one used. Excellent food and if you want to wait to be seated on the outside deck you will... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been satisfied every time I've eaten here .I love the crab legs twice baked potatoes and key lime pie.as busy as this place gets they have never compromised on service.I like their t shirts also.this is a must on all my destin trips.

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were unsure about this place at first, but on a whim decided to try this place and we were blown away the second we walked through the entrance. The service was nice, the food was great, and the location and overall atmosphere was amazing! It wasn't crowded much when we came and we were seated in the back right... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch. The restaurant is accessible and the service was great. Back Porch is known for the amberjack fish. Prepared nicely and very flavourful. I had the angry amberjack, a spicier version of the fish that made this place famous. The oysters were great and is a must do appetizer. Add this place to your restaurant vacation... More

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Bloomington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We keep coming back to the back porch every year. They have the best amberjack (blackened or charbroiled) anyway you get it is delicious. My son love the scallops. We will continue to keep coming back.

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