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The Back Porch

) #17 of 216 Restaurants in Destin $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn medley” (52 reviews)
“seafood” (334 reviews)
“amberjack” (171 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Back Porch is a rustic fun place with lots of character. The food is very good and the service exceptional. It's a regular on our restaurants to visit in Destin,

Thank Judy W
Reviewed yesterday

The staff could have been way more friendly . I think they were very rude and the food is not worth the money you pay at all .

Thank april d
Reviewed yesterday

Our party of 16 plus 2 infants went on Tues 8/8 at 6:20pm. We called ahead to let them know we were coming, but knew we couldn't make reservations. Our wait time was 15 minutes. We were given a table on the 2nd floor against...More

Thank MerrymeOhio
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in for some drinks and appetizers. Had a great view of the beach and ocean. We ordered drinks and some seafood nachos and firecracker shrimp. My favorite was the firecracker shrimp. Spicy and crunchy. The nachos were good and a lot of them....More

Thank SherriV2011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend the firecracker shrimp for an appetizer. The amberjack, red snapper & mahi magi were great along with the mashed potatoes & cole slaw. I recommend sitting on the back porch to have a great view of the beach & ocean. Our waitress...More

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best lunch spot on Destin Beaches. It's great to take a break from the sand and sun and step into a great atmosphere of food and cool beverages

Thank Jimbobillybob C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an experience. I live everything about this place. The decore is great and the views of the water is the icing on the cake. Service is wonderful...they check on you enough to offer great service but they aren't annoying. We got the smoked tuna...More

Thank Nellabella2888
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked to the back porch for a beverage. This was only the tip of the iceberg. This place is always busy and the food is fantastic.

Thank NEAL42
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for great seafood and this place hit the spot. The staff were really nice and the wait was short. We sat right next to the beach on the patio and the view, it just doesn't get any better than this. The food...More

Thank dallen2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came early on a Sunday night and had a table upstairs on the porch. Despite being August, we were very comfortable outside. Our food was served quickly and it was very good. The seafood was fresh and local. We will visit again.

Thank Margar3t
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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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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