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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 #28 of 246 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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Henderson, Ky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

OK just back from a trip to the Destin area, and my friend and I ate at The Back Porch. The oysters and the crab cake I had were excellent. The view was wonderful. The restaurant itself looks as if it could use a pressure wash, a back porch that needs a scrubbing. But that is just me, others may... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I like seafood, the oysters here in a shell were great.. and specially the happy hour close to the condo.

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Springfield, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Was truly disappointed after reading fairly good reviews to find that the food was basically tasteless. I had the grouper sandwich (which I was told is very popular) with fries and cole slaw and my mom (not a seafood person) had a twice baked loaded baked potato and house salad. My sandwich was totally flavorless, the fries were just OK... More 

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Alphar
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The servings were generous but our service was not great. The waitstaff seemed to be assigned tables at opposite ends of the restaurant and the hostess looked as if she did not want to be there. My key lime pie had no hint of lime whatsoever.

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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We ate at The Back Porch twice during this vacation and it was great both times. A little cool even inside on these 40 degree nights but the seafood was good and plentiful. Their prices are on par with the other local quality seafood joints. Bar drinks are a little anemic but good. We have developed a routine of our... More 

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Atlanta
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160 reviews 160 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We have he been eating at the back porch for a dozen years. This place is about sitting on the beach, listening to the waves crash on the beach, watching people walk along the beach. It is the quintessential old Florida beach restaurant. If you get to Destin, you need to take at least one meal here. The food is... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This restaurant is literally on the beach front and you can walk right out to the sand from the back door. There is a small play area for children on the beach front and there is plenty of seating for large parties. The food was great and the service was excellent.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This eatery is most visited for folks just walking on the beach. Its convenient because you come as you are! The food has ALWAYS been good, not to say there are better spots. I truly like the idea of not driving while staying at a nearby Condo. You can also carry your beer (Blue Moon on Tap) while you walk... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had the seafood nachos as an appetizer--you could share these and call it a meal. Large portions!! Then I had the fried oysters and my husband had one of the fish dishes. They were both very, very good. Cooked to perfection, tasty, and fresh. Service was also very good (we went at lunch). Crowded, but we didn't have to... More 

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Niceville, FL 32578
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Back Porch has never let me down. I take family and friends there. they are especially accommodating with families of young children. Love it. I always recommend it to tourists who ask me where to go eat lunch. Its on the beach, everyone has a view, dress is casual, and if you have sand on your feet, it is... 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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