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The Back Porch

16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
+1 850-233-1750
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
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Reviewed yesterday

My mother and I went for a late lunch/early evening dinner after a day of shopping. We knew we were in a tourist trap but upward near $30 for fried food is ridiculous, fresh or not. The restaurant was clean, the bathrooms were not. The...More

Thank EmSH2012
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant has good food, but they do not have a lunch menu. So, our lunch was about 30.00 each. That was for a normal plate of grilled shrimp, nothing fancy. We were surprised that no lunch menu was offered.

Thank Smp1981
Reviewed 5 days ago

We tried a variety of items on the menu, all were well prepared. I don't think you can go wrong with any selection. It is a laid back atmosphere, some outside dining options. it is very busy establishment, but we had a relatively short wait.

Thank wildcatfan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate lunch NO waiting for a party of 13! They seated us, took our order, and had drinks to us in a matter of minutes. This was my first time at The Back Porch. The items seemed to be pricey to me, until I...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be prepared for a long wait. The food choices were many. I chose grilled grouper sandwich and my wife chose fried amberjack sandwich. Kind of expensive. Of course, it is a tourist place. It is summer. The place is busy. Still the price shock does...More

Thank AmitSaha
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second time to visit in two years. Food is better than most, but with larger groups you can expect some delays in food delivery and miscues on orders. Still, a good choice for food in the area for small or large groups

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Back Porch is kinda like LJS on the Gulf. I think it’s a little overrated- for a group of 12 they messed up 2 of our orders. They quickly made it right. Longs waits and IMHO not really worth it.

Thank Unhappycamper999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and even better service! Once we were sat we were greeted by our server Jordan right away. She was so friendly and helpful! On her recommendation I tried the stuffed mahi... and it was so tender and flavorful. Great experience all around!

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worst service we have ever experienced at restaurant, hands down! We never figured out who our waiter/waitress was. We just kept flagging down random people to get the next stage taken care of; whether it be our drinks, our food, refills, and finally our check...More

Thank gertrudelouise01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place in the Pier Park area. Waiter was friendly and brought our drinks quickly, but it took a while for our meal to arrive. When it did come, it was hot and delicious. .

Thank DutchLace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-233-1750
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!
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