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“Really good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Back Porch

The Back Porch
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, 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 and Oyster House has been serving Gulf seafood, raw oysters and ice cold beer since 1974. We were the first to serve chargrilled Amberjack along the Gulf Coast. Stop by The Back Porch for a great meal, fantastic Gulf views and an unpretentious atmosphere that will take you back in time. We hope to see you soon!
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Really good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I shared the Back Porch Oysters which were awesome and the fried grouper sandwich was the best I have had. We plan to eat there again before we leave. Recommend trying.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ddhunley
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English first
Lebanon, Tennessee
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

First the negatives: We love fried crab claws, but they don't cook them right. When you go to eat it, it should come right off the claw, theirs were sticking to it and you weren't able to get much meat. They gladly took this off our bill so we were happy. They have great fried pickles. The best parts for me were the fried oysters. YUMMY! Also they have twin lobster tails to die for. Yes $31.00 is expensive, but it's for two 6 oz lobster tails. They were juicy and FULL of flavor. My husband enjoyed their popcorn chicken and chicken tenders. I highly recommend this place. The environment is nice. They have outdoor dining, inside dining, and upstairs outdoor dining.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dana10277
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Troy AL
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

The Oyster Po-Boy was great and loved the slaw too. The Back Porch Punch was out of this world. Great experience! Will go back!

Visited May 2012
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3 Thank msjan3
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Sarasota, FL
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average experience close to shopping”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

Average food, Corn and shrimp chowder was Southern style which is a matter of taste. Service was ok, our appetizer and dinner came out at the same time. Shrimp and spinach salad was ok. I would characterize this as a great spot to go if you are shopping but skip it if you are looking for great views or great food.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Hello-FL
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Springville, Alabama
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always a favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

Love the food, the service and the atmosphere - we ate outside.

Visited April 2012
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3 Thank Tweezer62
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