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The Back Porch

1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-2022
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“amberjack” (196 reviews)
“corn medley” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (371 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every time we come to the Destin area we always put the Back Porch on the list of go to restaurants! Beach front, open air seating is great but what draws you in is the food! Kids love the crab legs, the adults love the...More

Thank C5414XGbradb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here with the fam and it was excellent. Kids plates are served on frisbees, which made the next day better. My wife and I had the lump crab cakes and the stuffed red snapper, which came with corn medley and green been medley. The...More

Thank Brandon M
Reviewed yesterday

Our server was extremely informative. Lunch was very good and the Gulf view is lovely. We attempted to come for dinner, the wait was extreme.

Thank klqstjohn
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good food,great view, & friendly service. We came with family while in Florida for a week & loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was really good. I had the steak and my husband had steak and crab legs. Great location on the beach too.

Thank Courtney G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food and service was amazing. It just took a very long time to be seated with only 5 people. Prices were pretty steep for what you get also. Crab and calamari were wonderful! Fun to take pictures in the big chair while waiting.

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was ok but not great. The prices were way out of line. We called ahead for a large group. We were told we could sit together but when we got there. They split us up in totally different places in the restaurant. Like...More

Thank pioneermom2011
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is our second time coming to the Back Porch and for us it is a fan favorite! The service is always top notch and the food is exceptional! I bragged on the Back Porch to our friends the whole time coming down here and...More

1  Thank Micjdawg
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed within walking distance so we had several meals here. We ate at the bar each time after our first visit due to the great bar staff. Food was fantastic and quick. Good beer selection as well.

1  Thank jaydhodge49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was really good and lots of it. Seafood nachos were really good. Crab stuffed shrimp - mmmmmm. Back porch oysters were very good appetizer. Great server. Nice T-shirt’s.

Thank Marlene H
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Questions & Answers
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
Shelda W
24 March 2018|
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Response from BPDManagement | Property representative |
Yes, we are open on Easter Sunday. Thanks, Trey Horton GM
27 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)
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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