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Back Porch Restaurant

7018 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882
865-448-6333
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Ranked #18 of 33 Restaurants in Townsend
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Maryville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We have attempted to give this place, under new management (2014) a fair & reasonable chance, but after visit number 4 (one was carry out) our last, and final visit happened when everyone at our table was dissatisfied with their entrees! (rubber shrimp & under cooked meat) Our server was preoccupied with the server social scene and couldn't ask any... More

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Houma, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My family had a great experience on our visit to the Back Porch. The restaurant is run by a family from the bayou country in MS. Their seafood is delivered fresh....as a matter of fact I will order some crawfish to boil for Good Friday next year. We love Townsend in the Spring. I would suggest that the dishes be... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Hungry and looking for lunch, we were attracted by the "fresh seafood" sign on the front porch of a traditional Tenneesee timber building. Tammy greeted us with great warmth, welcome and charm, a true ambassador for the restauarnt and the town. She guided us through the menu. Her picks did not disappoint. The boudin balls appetizer and Po' Boy sandwiches... More

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I live in Maryville Tn. I am not new to this area. I could not wait to try this restaurant. How I wish I had never gone in to eat. There were 3 in our party. We each got something different. We had to ask our waiter for different things, (bread, water, hushpuppies etc...) seem like he didn't know much... More

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Quinton, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The place smelled of beer as soon as you walked in. We left with out ordering.was greeted at the door then didn't see a staff member for over 10mins.

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had high expectations for this restaurant but was a bit disappointed. One of the owners was a chef at Drago's in New Orleans (the best seafood restaurant anywhere) but it didn't show in the food at Back Porch. The seafood was cooked perfectly with regard to time but the taste was bland and greasy. I get they had to tamp... More

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Good food! Good service! Very friendly place. We ate the country fried steak and it was very good! Will definitely go back!

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Maryville, Tennessee
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went there yesterday for the first time. Had been eager to check it out as we Really don't have a seafood place in this Area. My mom ordered the 'stuffed catfish' I ordered the shrimp platter which cost 16 bucks. We waited over a half hour for Our food. My shrimp were 'popcorn size' Which are available on the... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After waiting about 45 minutes for our food they forgot the hush puppy's and the buttered French bread. Food was mediocre and we will not be back...unless we bring a sandwich.

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Jackson, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Decided to try this restaurant again since we had previously sworn not to go back. It is under new management and has a seafood menu now. My husband ordered all you can eat catfish and I had shrimp alfredo. After waiting and waiting and waiting our food finally arrived after 25 or 30 minutes. The shrimp Alfredo was pretty good... More

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