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The Back Porch

1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“corn medley” (62 reviews)
“seafood” (360 reviews)
“amberjack” (191 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was average. My wife got a burger and really enjoyed it. I got grilled tuna and was disappointed with the taste, but I have high ecxpectations when it comes to fish. The atmosphere is what makes this place. It’s located right on the beech...More

Thank Luke H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There were 13 of us. All of our food was incredibly flavorful and plentiful. If you want room for appetizer or dessert, prepare to have leftovers. This restaurant is top of my list in the Destin, FL area.

Thank EdithSie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I don’t know why they think they should try and charge $2.99 for a fountain drink. Absurd. No lunch menu and $30 a plate. You better check the online menu before you go. Food is not worth the cost, floors are dirty and place is...More

Thank linda b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped at the Back Porch about 3:00 and had bloody Mary’s and raw and backed oysters. The menu looked delicious and I would definitely stop there again.

Thank Adrienne H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on a Tuesday. We were lucky enough to sit on the back porch and take in the beautiful view. Our waitress was top notch and even put our 2 year old daughter’s order in first so that...More

Thank Krdavis10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate dinner here on a Saturday night. Place was busy and loud. Erin, our server, was great. Really attentive and good with the kids. Unfortunately, given all the great reviews, we expected more. Maybe we’ll try it again for lunch when we can enjoy the...More

Thank arc1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time here, and I had a broiled combo platter. It was amazing! My wife had the pecan crusted fish (snapper or grouper, I believe). Living not too far from Destin, I can get seafood all the time, and this was one...More

Thank JRA2000TL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 3rd trip to this location in 4 yrs. this has become one of our favorite places to eat when we come to Destin. Shelby was our server and she was very good, professional and friendly. The food here is always good and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for tourist, nice atmosphere with waterfront views. Food was average but prices were a little pricey for what you got. We are in no hurry to return

Thank S5927JMkathyl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Back Porch is a normal stop for us when we’re in Destin or Panama City and as usual we were not disappointed. I had their Grouper Destin, twice baked potato and corn medley. All was absolutely delicious. My wife had a grilled chicken which...More

Thank Bud M
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Questions & Answers
27 May 2017|
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Response from Stevenallen K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure either but I did not see any special rooms, It is wide open and not a lot of room on the beach for big parties. Hope this helps . :0)
27 May 2017|
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Response from KFozz | Reviewed this property |
agreed! I think you need to contact the manager.
4 October 2016|
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Response from BPDManagement | Property representative |
We are open the week of Thanksgiving except for Thanksgiving Day itself.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2022
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.
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