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“Go for the view”
Review of The Back Porch

The Back Porch
Ranked #21 of 308 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Go for the view”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Food was good but over priced. You are, of course, paying for the view. Almost all tables have great view of the gulf and beach. That said, I would suggest going during day or early evening, because once it is dark, it's just another restaurant.

Visited May 2014
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houston texas
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great lunch”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We went for a quick lunch and were seated promptly. We ordered the smoked tuna dip which was yummy. I would definitely recommend. We also had the oysters on a half shell. They were big and nice and smooth. No grit at all.

Visited May 2014
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BPDManagement, Manager at The Back Porch, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to right a review! The Tuna Dip and the Oysters are two of our most popular menu items. We are glad you enjoyed them and we look forward to your next visit!
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Rowlett, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

When arrived there was no wait. Our waiter, Tim, was awesome. Went above and beyond to make sure we got the meal we wanted. I had the crab cakes, which were fantastic! My husband had the steak and scallops, both were cooked to perfection!

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BPDManagement, Manager at The Back Porch, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Kjjsquared,

Thank you for your excellent review of the Back Porch in Destin, FL and your positive feedback regarding Tim. Feel free to ask for him any time you visit with us and if he is working and able to take care of you, then we will do all we can to make that happen. I will make sure to share your thoughts with Tim and our Culinary Team.

Mike Lewis
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Mobile, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Long time favorite!!”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my family's all time favorite restaurants! We never miss going here when we are Destin. We first visited here in 1985 on our honeymoon. Since then we have brought children, then their spouses and in about a year we will start bringing our grandchildren. We love the Back Porch!!!!

Visited May 2014
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BPDManagement, Manager at The Back Porch, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Teresa B.,

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! It is great to hear that we have made such a positive impact and become a family tradition over the years. Congratulations on the grandchildren! We are looking forward to your next visit!

Mike Lewis
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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good experience w/ good views of the ocean.”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Good food, good experience with the wait staff. Food did not disappoint. If you can, wait for a table with a view.

  • Visited May 2014
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