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16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
(850) 233-1750
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Columbus, Ohio
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in PCB in the 80's and had a fish called Amberjack!! Well we looked for a restaurant that served it and found some at The Back Porch. I ordered it and I was disappointed....I am sure the fish is delicious but it didn't taste like what I remembered. The service was great and so was everything else I... More 

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Thank MarthaColumbusOh
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I both had the crab stuffed shrimp and they were wonderful. The sauce is what makes this dish so good. There is plenty of crab meat in stuffing, too. I would definitely recommend this dish to anyone.

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Thank nancy h
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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377 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Seated right away on a Sunday evening. Had a good waitress who provided great service. We had the mahi mahi and amberjack with signature mashed potatoes. Both were really good. Enjoyed our dinner here.

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Thank GJTravel
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for all you can eat crab legs for late lunch. Two at the table ordered them. Seriously over done, horrible at over 30 dollars a plate sent both back. They did not charge us but worst i have ever had

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Thank Michael L
Greg H, General Manager at The Back Porch, responded to this review

I very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your crab legs on your recent visit. We never want any of our guests to leave unhappy and we would have gladly made you new crab legs or anything else but you declined our offer to do so. We don't want our guests to feel they are not getting a good... More 

Georgia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Across from the pier and the food is good. Free parking and lots of stuff to see! Plenty of shops to buy any beachy stuff needed.

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Thank JustAthens
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to the Back Porch in Destin many times and always enjoy the beach front views, good service and food. The location in Panama City Beach is just average on all counts. The place is across the street from the beach and is mostly of the street traffic. Fine but nothing special and the motorcycles can be quite load... More 

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Thank pauloffice78
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The oysters were great! We love the crab claws broiled and tossed in garlic and oil! The crab cakes are to die for! Pricey and often a wait during the busy seasons but so worth it! One of our go to restaurants every time we visit! Service is always great too

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Thank denise3052017
New Mexico
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Nice outdoor deck. Stop at the information booth across the street to pick up a card for a free appetizer. They have some good lunch specials, good beer selection.

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Thank High-Dry
Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a good seafood restaurant, located in Pier Park development close to the beach. Good ambiance and service. We shared the seafood platter- grouper, lumberjack and tuna. All were chargrilled and excellent. Prices a bit high, but ok considering the quality.

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Thank agrathwol
GRAND RAPIDS
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I've found prices in PCB to be on the high side - but the Back Porch has a good menu and they make sure you're satisfied!!

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Thank CHARLES M

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?