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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We caught this place serving a nice late lunch menu along with great Happy Hour specials. We had the place pretty much to ourselves and made the best of it. We left happy and beyond full. The Back Porch is right near the entrance to...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came towards the end of happy hours being this time of year places around here are not busy. Our bartender was awesome, told us about various places in the area....he makes good drinks. Their happy hour is pretty good, carb spinach dip...YUM

Thank barb m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good we were put on the patio and the waiter kind of acted like it was a big deal to bring us anything. I realize it is off season but we do tip well!

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are a lit’l high. But, the food was excellent and the staff is friendly. I️ would eat there again.

Thank Kyrph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat with family! Moderately priced, same level pricing as other resturants in the area. Service was ok.

Thank Allen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was just okay as the restaurant was fairly quiet and the serving staff seemed to be the bartender, hostess and busboy! However everyone was so kind and were really trying their best.

Thank rdonner2016
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Stopped in at the Pier Park location for a mid afternoon lunch and had a very nice lunch. Very large location with not too many customers but excellent service and food. Very convenient parking in large rear lot. Service was excellent.

Thank Hobby38
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Went to the Back Porch for lunch on our first visit to Pier Park. The interior was nice and our waiter was great. The price is a bit high but the portions make up for it. The wife enjoyed her amber jack sandwich. Myself I...More

1  Thank artgray44090
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My wife and I visited on our first night in PCB. We decided to visit Pier Park and selected The Back Porch base on some reviews I had read. The meal did not disappoint. The prices were a bit high but being located in a...More

Thank Joe k
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The food was not good at all and it was not worth the price we paid for it. The waiter was great, but the food was horrible.

Thank Jennifer T
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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