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The Back Porch

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“corn medley” (63 reviews)
“seafood” (357 reviews)
“amberjack” (191 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Finally got to hit this place when it wasn’t a packed madhouse! I sat at the bar and enjoyed a few nice cold local brews and a really delicious meal of grilled fresh red snapper, served with their signature corn medley and a side of...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This place had a Great view, atmosphere was great & food was OK. Stop for lunch while walking the beach, food is kind of pricey.

Thank Sylvia F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at The Back Porch! We sat outside oceanfront (it is a covered, open air porch). Great atmosphere and great food. I had the seafood platter, which was blackened Grouper, Yellowfin tuna, and Amberjack, with a twice baked potato, corn/Lima beans,...More

Thank Xsboost71
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great bar, good value for $, and a fantastic beach location. What more could you want?

Thank C W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very friend and attentive staff. Great food (loved the calamari, grilled Amber jack and mashed potatoes) and the back porch punch is so good for those over 21!

Thank Katieekostrz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow. Kudos to the chef. Best grilled fish ever. I had grilled grouper, my son had grilled amberjack, and my husband had bronzed grouper. All of the fish sandwiches were the best we have had in this town in a long time. Watch out Boshamps!

Thank SoniSites
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location right on the beach where you can grab a bite or a drink while seating on the beautiful white sandy beach, even if you are on your swimsuit. However, if you are going for dinner make sure you make reservation ahead because it...More

Thank JayD2006
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Back Porch is a great place to have lunch and enjoy the beach. The crab cakes are amazing and everyone is always friendly.

Thank Jen11111345
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large restaurant and they serve huge numbers of people and they do a great job. Drinks, appetizers and entrees were out in quick order! By all means, order the jalapeno hushpuppies...they are amazing. We were in a group of 6...we were...More

Thank Kae A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mahi Mahi with pineapple rice was really good! There is a happy hour time each day too. It has a fun atmosphere right on the beach with outdoor seating and a short cut from the road to the beach. We will definitely visit again.

Thank melissaduffrin
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Questions & Answers
Shelda W
23 March 2018|
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Response from BPDManagement | Property representative |
Yes, we are open on Easter Sunday. Thanks, Trey Horton GM
26 May 2017|
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Response from Stevenallen K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure either but I did not see any special rooms, It is wide open and not a lot of room on the beach for big parties. Hope this helps . :0)
26 May 2017|
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Response from KFozz | Reviewed this property |
agreed! I think you need to contact the manager.
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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