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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 239 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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Galveston, Texas, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We have been here before on a previous trip to Destin and had wonderful memories of great food seated at an open window overlooking Destin's incredible beaches -- a surreal experience. We were happy to see that it was selected for Coastal Living magazine's annual best seafood dives list. Visiting it two days ago we were extremely happy with the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My sister and I ate here for a late lunch on a Friday. Only a short wait, maybe 15 mins. Had a coupon for free smoked tuna dip, and it was good. Kinda like tuna salad with a smoky flavor. I had the grilled amberjack sandwich with fries and hush puppies. I really liked the amberjack. It had a very... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We weren't fortunate to have outdoor seating but we had the next best thing. (We sat at a picnic table on the beach during our short wait for our table.) Our table was just inside with a great open air window to view the beach. This place is colorful with its paint an umbrellas. The food was fabulous! We started... More

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Covington, Louisiana, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We love smoked tuna dip, theirs is THE BEST EVER. Great service and if on beach can come as you are. Great menu, fast service, good prices.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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227 reviews 227 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I am happy to see their menu is adding some dishes that are not fried! If you try to go during the summertime, you need to be prepared to wait. There are better places to go eat, but few compare with the view.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The food was ok, just not something you would say wow! I am coming back here. A little loud. It was a late lunch so service should have been better.

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Destin, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place is right on the beach. Very cool to bring the whole family to eat and enjoy beautiful gulf views.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A lot of times the view can make the food taste better but at The Back Porch the food doesn't need any help. It is always good. Every time we visit Destin this is our go to restaurant when we want a good view and good food. This year we tried the Broiled Jubiliee which consisted of broiled scallops, Mahi... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is an attractive venue with a great location on the beach. The drawback is the wait times and the horrible food. Everything taste old and overcooked. They serve so many people per night they are just conserned with getting out orders and not with the food quality. Expensive and a waste of time. The staff was friendly and we... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Pretty good food. It was fresh and the portions were a very good size. The price was also very reasonable. The service was a bit disappointing and they closed at what I felt was early 10 pm on a Saturday. Overall I would go back... The corn and shrimp chowder was excellent!!

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