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“Expensive ocean view”
Review of The Back Porch

The Back Porch
Ranked #22 of 311 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed June 11, 2013

I ate here with my wife and 2 teenagers. We had giant shrimp, crab cakes, hush puppies, peal and eat shrimp, and the kids had the most ridiculously large portions of chicken fingers you have ever seen. Everyone enjoyed their food even if $17 for chicken fingers is a tad on the High side. That is per chicken fingers meal. But for the taste, quality, and view, we didn't complain.

Traveler tip: make sure you get an ocean view window. This place has windows that swing inward and attach to the ceiling. Have your server open your window if it is closed. Rounds out the total experience.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The ocean view is wonderful, the service was quick & pleasant. The tuna dip was wonderful. The stuff crabs cakes were amazing. The mixed drinks were great & refreshing. We loved sitting outside with the ocean view. The keylime pie is the best, not to sweet or tart. Highly recommend you try this place out. This was our second time here & haven't been disappointed. They also have a bar out front if you have to wait for your table.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I'd heard positive reviews about this place from co-workers but was very disappointed. Nice view, beachside, good service, but the food was just bland. I wish I hadn't wasted my money eating here.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

we go here when we visit Destin as a tradition but it's not a must stop otherwise. usually get some kind of seafood sandwich. big glass of good sweet tea. love the remoulade sauce that comes with some of the sandwiches. overpriced and don't usually sway from the usual order so don't know much about the whole menu which is why i stick with the lower priced items. nice to seat outdoors or by the open windows to look out at the ocean while you eat. they have the house cats that roam around outside. big oversized chair fun to take pictures in outside entrance. giftshop. tourist spot but try it-probably about like all the others.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We celebrated our anniversary at The Back Porch. We sat on the patio which was about 15 feet above the beach and 100 yards from the water. I can't imagine a more scenic place to take someone for a special occasion.

The food was reasonably priced and we will definately be back on our next trip to Destin. I recommend to go early. When we left around 7:00, there was a line waiting to get in.

Thank Norris M
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