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“Nice Atmosphere and Good Food”
Review of The Back Porch

The Back Porch
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
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!
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Went to Pier Park for dinner and decided to go to The Back Porch. Wait time was around 40-45 minutes so we snooped in the adjacent shops until they called for us. We sat outside with a candle on the table which was very nice. It took about another 35-40 minutes to get our food once ordered. My wife got an 'Angry Amberjack' sandwich with a spicy sauce, I got the broiled seafood platter, and the kids split a fried seafood platter. The amberjack sandwich was very good but my broiled platter was a little bland. At least they had creole seasoning on the table so it was OK. Also, the fried oysters were a little tasteless until covered with cocktail or tarter sauce.The kids ate all of theirs so I assume it was also good! Overall a nice place with great outdoor seating and nice atmosphere.

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1  Thank BigDaddyB
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

My husband picked this restaurant as it was in walking distance of our condo, we are at the Calypso. Our wait time, for a family of 4, was 7 minutes. Larger parties took longer. Waitress was nice. She did forget a few items we asked for, but walked by our table often so it was easy to remind her. I had the Angry Amberjack sandwich...delish. Portion sizes were large. I tasted my husbands twice baked potato and corn medley....delish as well! Would go back, but we want to eat at other establishments!

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4  Thank LolaN21
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Awesome amberjack and frozen daiquiris! Sit at the bar for little to no wait and great service. Probably the best meal we had in PCB (crab cakes and amberjack). About the same price as most places

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Thank 266travel
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This place is practically the definition of a tourist trap. The food is alright, but over priced for the quality. The restaurant packed with tourists who probably only came here because Margaritaville's waiting time was too long, because they definitely did not come for the "great service". Overall if you're a tourist and you like to overpay for lousy service and the same food you can get right outside of pier park for a lot cheaper, come here!

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Thank Anneonly
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice and loved it. Stuffed shrimp, chargrilled mahi mahi, and fried shrimp were all a big hit. $18 for chicken tenders was a bit much, though. Part of what we loved about the atmosphere was really courtesy of margaritaville next door - the live band. We probably should have gone there!

It is a good choice at Pier Park plus we got a table pretty quickly. Parking at Pier Park= borderline nightmare!

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4  Thank stinkerpotmom
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