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The Back Porch

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1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The food was great and the views were even better. Our server was very friendly. The only down side was the picnic table was in need of a good scrubbing.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An old tradition in Destin. Food was ok, but not worth the hour wait. Staff is friendly, but a little overworked.

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Winnie, Texas
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here because of the good reviews. WOW! This place was terrible! We had the fried oysters, the Back Porch Oysters & the Broiled Shrimp & Scallops. The fried oysters were ok, but the Back Porch Oysters were terrible. Every bite had shells in it and the flavor just wasn't that good. The shrimp & scallops had no flavor.... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location right on the beach with views from almost anywhere in the restaurant. Food was average to above average and the drinks were expensive for what you get. Yet, we loved it because of the beach/vacation vibe.

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Canyon, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved sitting on the deck outside to eat our lunch! It was right on the beach and within walking distance from our hotel! Great food! Good prices. Fun drinks!!!

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Clifton, Tennessee
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fine place to just hangout for an afternoon. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff, and great service!

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Joplin, Missouri
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten here dozens of times. My only complaint is it's so popular it's hard to get in! I have never had a bad experience here and would recommend it to anyone for any type of situation. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I save that for the best food I've ever had sort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a late lunch. Hated that the Crab cakes are made with Mayonnaise since that is a favorite of mine😕unable to eat that dish. Dave is a awesome Server! Way to go Chris 100% Customer Satisfaction! Food is Tongue Tasting Fine!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our table on the back porch! The view of the beach was gorgeous. You really are right on the beach. I had the stuffed Mahi Mahi which was delicious. Seems like a pretty popular place though so be prepared for a crowd during peak season.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the restraunt around 6 PM and had a 15 min wait for a table, so we ordered a drink at the bar. We ordered an appetizer, broiled baby crab legs in butter and garlic. For my entree I ordered fried red snapper and gulf shrimp with a side salad. The food was wonderful, best we had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2022
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?