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“Always our first stop in Destin!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Back Porch

The Back Porch
Ranked #22 of 301 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Panama City Beach, Florida
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335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Always our first stop in Destin!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just south of the airport, this is the perfect place to get some oysters, a great sandwich and try one of the many beers. It is noisy, fun, casual and a perfect welcome to Destin. Watch the beach, check out the airplanes flying overhead and start to chill out.

If there is time, it is also our last stop before heading home, but no beer and it just isn't quite the same!

We will keep coming back!

Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The place is right on the beach and the virw was awesome! I had the shrimp chowder and my daughter had the spinach shrimp salad. So, the kids loved the food & that's an A in my book.

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Mary Esther, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal and service at the Back Porch in Destin. Took our granddaughter and her fiance there for her birthday. Mike, Gino (managers) and Rob (waiter) treated us like royalty. The food was beyond delicious and the service was outstanding. The restaurant was packed due to spring break but our food came out extremely quick and was piping hot. Highly recommend Back Porch for your next meal in Destin!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Crowded, average food, crap service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I would say pick another place. It was way crowded and we waited forever to eat. We sat forever waiting on the server, he came and he was not so good. Good was average at best. I will not return.

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destin
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3 reviews
“Had a great time. The restaurant was very busy but or waiter Rob did an awesome job taking care of us. The food was received qui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Definitely recommend this restaurant to any one.the food was great. The staff was friendly especially John, Gino and Rob were awesome. Thanks for a great experience.

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