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The Back Porch

1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“amberjack” (206 reviews)
“seafood” (395 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, FL 32541
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Reviewed yesterday

Years ago I was pointed to The Back Porch years ago after the end of a long day, and my first introduction was exactly what I needed; Jimmy Buffet on the speakers, cold fresh oysters, and great service. A decade or more has passed since...More

Thank Gerald N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Any time I go to Destin, the family and I always eat at the Back Porch. It is a fun family environment with both indoor and outdoor seating right off the beach. I've never gotten something at the back porch that I didn't love.

Thank Meredith P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an awesome dinner and a fun dining experience with Smoke as our waiter! He took very good care of us with fast and efficient service!

Thank Sightsee54219071735
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Smoke was An awesome waiter. Very friendly, knowledgeable. Made us feel at home. Food was excellent. Fish and chips. Thank you.

Thank Odyssey59803388711
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful lunch at The Back Porch. We were staying at the Hampton Inn which was right across the street and decided we wanted to eat at a place by the sea. We had ventured down the beach and hadn't really found anything...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious! The service was great! She was knowledgeable about the menu and great food choices. When you visit ask for jamie!!!!

Thank Road19970429317
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our first night in Destin. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the scenery & was able to watch the sunset. It was absolutely beautiful. The hubby & I shared the sea food nachos (OMG) and a fried seafood platter with...More

Thank Bhowe78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family spent the day in Destin today (11.11.18), and we decided to eat at The Back Porch for some seafood. Of all the seafood we’ve tried in the Panhandle so far, this has been our favorite. The crab cakes are awesome. Our server Erin...More

Thank kristenb95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to Back Porch on regular basis. We always request Ms. Erin. Couldn’t have a better waitress. If she sees us coming, she has our drinks on the table before we are seated. Best waitress there.

Thank Squeaky1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go every Sunday after church to Back Porch for lunch. We always request Erin to be our waitress. She always knows exactly what we want and sees that it is prepared the way we request. She has become more than a waitress, she is...More

Thank denali1982
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22 July 2018|
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Response from casassa425 | Reviewed this property |
We always try to go around 4:30. It’s a little early but worth it!
Shela T
2 July 2018|
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Response from BPDManagement | Property representative |
We are casual. Come right off the beach in your bathing suit if you like!
JudyScott H
23 May 2018|
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Response from BPDManagement | Property representative |
I'm sorry, but we don't take any reservations. We seat on a first come-first served basis. Thanks, Trey Horton GM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, FL 32541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2022
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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