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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 #25 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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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was by far the best seafood I've ever had. Our family of five enjoyed dinner there in July, 2014. Be prepared to wait, but know there is an outdoor drink station serving while you wait. They accommodate parties of all sizes as we heard a parties as high as 19 being called. My 12 year old ordered the grilled... More

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Ringgold, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Love going here when we are in Destin. The food is average and expensive, service is also average but you are paying for the view and the relaxed, lay back come as you are atmosphere. Very romantic at sunset on the "back porch" watching the waves and the sun going down. Go early or you will have a long wait

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Rockwall, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A couple of friends that traveled to Destin a few weeks before we did recommended we dine at The Back Porch. The food we ordered was all very good. Our female server was also very nice and the wait to be seated (considering the restaurant was very crowded and a lot of people were waiting) was short. We don't have... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Back Porch is another of our favorite eating spots! The food is wonderfully done, and the night we visited, the service was very good considering he was juggling our table of 5 with at least 2 other tables of 10 or more. The Back Porch is a must visit when in Destin. Get your picture taken in the big... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The restaurant overlooks Destin's public beach, so there was a lot to observe while we waited on our food. I do not eat seafood and the menu was somewhat limited as were my options. I ordered a chicken sandwich, which was nothing special. My husband and son ordered seafood; they both said their meals were fresh and tasty. The service... More

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went here for a date night. We went early so no wait. Requested close to beach. The view was great. Service was good. We had the grilled/blackened fish and a broiled seafood plate. Both were higher priced items but both lived up. Food was very good and the evening was great. We enjoyed it very much. Wait was very long... More

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Linton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Love the deck seating looking onto the water. Have eaten here several times and is always good.Good salads and fish.

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Coweta, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We loved the Back Porch!! We were able to get a table on the outside covered porch. The food was excellent, with very big portions. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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