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16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
(850) 233-1750
11:00 - 20:00
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Byron, Illinois
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here a few years back. This time we decided on dinner. I ordered one of the seafood platters (blackened) which included two kinds of tuna fillets and a grouper fillet. They were all a little overcooked and dry. This is not the best for an entree that cost over $30.

Thank Steve W
Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When ever I want fresh seafood this is the place I come to. This one and the one in Gulf Shores AL have to be my favorite seafood spots. The Oysters are always right off the boat fresh and their menu will accommodate even the pickiest eaters. Don't pass this place by when your in PCB you'll regret it.

Thank Chris V
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the food and our waitress was the sweetest. We got to listen to live music and enjoyed walking around after we ate looking at all the stores. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back.

Thank Victoria A
Huntsville, Alabama
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Back Porch in Destin is our favorite, and this was our first visit to the Pier Park location. You park and walk to this restaurant. It's across from the beach and in a lively area. They welcomed our two little dogs, and even brought them some water! We sat outside, of course. The weather was pleasant, and the food... More 

Thank MilitaryFamily
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I ate here last week. The service and food was wonderful. It was the best seafood we had our entire trip! The atmosphere was really fun. It was family friendly, we have two young daughters. It was a little chilly the night we went, so we ate inside. I bet outside when it is warm it would... More 

Thank lhsaintlouis
Panama City
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals, and we never go here because of the prices. My family came in for the car show and suggested it, and we went with hesitation. The food is waaayyyy overpriced for sure. Over 25 bucks per entree. My wife and I decided to order the amberjack sandwiches which were pretty good. I don't mind paying good money... More 

Thank CoachDub
Bloomington, Indiana
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice eatery, I got the chicken strips, they were good. My husband got the salmon salad which he liked. My toddler got the pizza which she didn't eat bc she's a toddler but I ate a piece and it was pretty good. Free frisbee with kids meal. For 3 meals it was close to $50.

Thank fishcups
Huntsville, Alabama
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this year again at one of our favorites in Panama City and the food was excellent as always. The grouper and the snapper were both exceptionally fresh and tasty this year. We loved everything except the hushpuppies were fried too long and hard as bricks on the outside. The cook needs to back off a bit on the... More 

Thank jeff_in_bama
Houston, TX
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

way overpriced tourist trap in my opinion, party of 8, ordering acwide variety.... no one especislly impressed with anything Salmon dry, padta alfredo sauce not creamy or tasty, no yumm factor here.

Thank agendab
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called and asked if their patio was dog-friendly. The host on the phone said that we could bring our dog as long as it wasn't busy. We decided to go since it was early (5pm) and when we drove by it wasn't busy on the patio. They have a huge patio! We parked and lugged 2 small children and... More 

Thank Jennifer T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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: (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?