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The Back Porch

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1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Marysville, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Daily happy hour 3p-5p. Great views and food. The restaurant has direct access to the beach, after lunch my husband and I walked on the beach which was great.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our waitress Erin was delightful. She's fun, efficient and offers just the right amount of attention. The crab-stuffed shrimp is amazing with huge portions. The crab cake appetizer was delicious. We ate out on the back porch and the view of the beautiful sandy beach and emerald water is awesome. We ate at 5:30 p.m. to avoid the crowds, so... More 

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Thank Burton B
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view is amazing. Food was good,I thought it was overpriced. But hey we are on vacation so we didn't mind. We won't try it again there are other places not so pricey and we liked the food better.

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Corolla, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very casual atmosphere situated on the Great of front! Wonderful food, courteous waiters, large portions. Medium price range but portions are large enough to share. Would highly recommend.

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Thank 479lyndam
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The back porch used to be the best place to eat in Destin. Not anymore. I think the food has gone downhill. Not near a good as it used to be, and the prices have increased a lot. Last time we ate there, we heard our name called from the hostess desk, went up to say thats us and the... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has been here a long time, expanded several times along with expanding their prices. Quite expensive for a very casual place but you get a lot of food and it's good. Boiled shrimp are very spicy but fresh. Oyster Po Boy was large and filled with good fried oysters. Slaw is quite tasty. Nice bar area

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Thank AnnaB1952
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Crappy seafood and they push you through like cattle. Way over rated. Only worth it if you can actually sit on the back porch and see the water.

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Thank Tim K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

BEST RESTAURANT IN DESTIN. Great views, great food, and great service. Must go to while in Destin!!!

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Thank Abigail S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

omg can I tell you how delicious the fried oysters and the back porch special cocktails...the wait was not as long as we expected being on a busy holiday weekend . the staff was friendly and efficient. this place is a must visit anytime we go to Destin.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family Restaurant Double sided baked potato was excellent. Crab dip filled with crabmeat. Shrimp Linguini was good. Cheese sticks we average. Fried oysters cooked to perfection!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?