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The Back Porch

) #19 of 229 Restaurants in Destin €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“corn medley” (50 reviews)
“seafood” (331 reviews)
“amberjack” (169 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoy your meal on the deck and watch the sunset! Excellent seafood specialities including a tasty grouper sandwich, grilled amberjack, red snapper and flounder, Great apps like crab dip and fried green tomatoes. Yummy!

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I ate the shrimp and it was wonderful! The place is a bit pricey, but for just 2 it wasn't bad... and definitely worth the money spent!

Thank Haylee D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this restaurant! We started off with the tuna dip, which is amazing! The view of the beach is spectacular! My 4 year old had chicken fingers again on a frisbee plate, which he loves! I had jumbo fried shrimp which is absolutely the...More

Thank Destindentalgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a group of 9 adults + a baby and it took us about an hour to get seated; this was faster than we anticipated given how crowded it was. My husband and I ordered oysters on the half shell, Grouper Destin, Broiled Jubilee...More

Thank JayAR33
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a go to for us when we come to Florida. It's always consistent. We love to do lunch and or happy hour! I've never had a bad waiter or waitress. Reasonable $$. The back porch punch is a killer. The tuna dip is...More

Thank Debk221
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The views from the restaurant are amazing. Food was great. Mostly seafood dishes. Worth every penny.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed everything!!! The wait wasn't long at all. This was my second time visiting them on my vacation to Destin, good every time I visit them. We all enjoyed our orders. I ordered the grilled grouper it was great.

Thank Charline A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have to wait for your table (most likely), then grab a drink (house brew Beach Cat), step toward the beach, watch the waves & sunning tourists. They will seat any size group especially if you keep it under 15 or so. Tip generosity.

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best scallops I have ever had! the service was great, they said it was an hour wait but got in super quickly. We missed the cats this year haha! I love this place!

Thank Bigredd1968
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We could see The Back Porch from our condo several buildings down. We walked down the beach in our swimsuits & coverups to the restaurant. They have a hose next to the stairs to wash off. Our table had a great view of the ocean--as...More

Thank Lkrmom
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Questions & Answers
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.
3 October 2016|
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Response from BPDManagement | Property representative |
We are open the week of Thanksgiving except for Thanksgiving Day itself.
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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