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Back Porch Restaurant

7018 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882
865-448-6333
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Ranked #23 of 34 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went there just to try it out since it had new owners. They seemed to be out of a lot of things that was on the menu. I ask for steak but was told the person that was to cut the steak did not show up that day. Ask for something else and was told they was out of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There's a sign in this restaurant that says "Good Food - Slow Service". Well they're half right. The service is slow, but the food could hardly be regarded as good. And perhaps the service should more accurately be described as verrry slow. A perfect date in the Bizzaro World would be taking in the movie "Dumb and Dumber To" and... More 

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Sunset, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had stopped at this restaurant on a previous visit to the Smoky Mountains and ate a delicious country meal! The new owners have tried to turn this into a Cajun seafood restaurant. I ate an appetizer of potato soup. It was not at all a soup...more like potato salad. My husband had fried catfish which was delicious. I also... More 

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Pace, Florida, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had good burgers there twice. Homemade chips. People were very nice, friendly. Owners are from Louisiana I was told. Lots of LA type dishes on menu. Place needs a good cleaning, my only gripe.

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Elizabethtown
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Back Porch was a great little stop on our way to Gatlinburg each year. Now it has become the Back Porch Seafood restaurant. I really miss old place. Restaurant and location beautiful - food fair at best. Lunch menu extremely limited. My fish was a small portion and tasted overly "fishy".

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Maryville, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The only good thing about our visit was the waiter, Brandon. Excellent young fellow. The food is weak. The rice is pasty. Ingredients are used sparingly. Stuffing on my broiled catfish was all bread crumbs, two shrimp, crab was not noticeable. Gumbo was tasty, but again very few shrimp, not a whole lot of andouille. The rice was in good... More 

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Walland, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife, son and I had lunch at the Back Porch a couple days ago; we live in East Tennessee and we're constantly searching for decent local eateries. Unfortunately, the Back Porch didn't make the grade needed for a return visit. We wanted to get a fair taste of their dishes so my son and I ordered a Jambalaya to... More 

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We didn't get to try some of the sides we had picked because they had ran out. We stopped in sunday evening on our way home so they had already been hit pretty hard by travelers headed home as well. We tried for an appetizer the boudin balls or as Louisiana folks call it "boodan". They were pretty good. For... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We arrived about 3 for a late lunch. Greeted warmly by CC and seated. Waited and waited but no waitress. CC and the busser could see we were getting a little steamed so CC said she would take order. That was a good thing as even though a waitress finally showed CC said she'd keep taking care of us. What... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The food wasn't terrible but could have been much better, with Cajun seasoning on the menu we did expect some seasoning but was very bland. We got broiled oysters and it only comes with 9, for the price they should serve a dozen and they were bland as well and not very visually appetizing. It's a small place and had... More 

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Address: 7018 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 865-448-6333
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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