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The Back Porch

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” (60 reviews)
“seafood” (345 reviews)
“amberjack” (185 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll 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

Casual but not too casual. Good service, very good seafood! Plus, there is a gift shop with all things "Back Porch" to grab a few more of your vacation dollars.

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Alex our server was helpful in answering all the questions I had regarding the menu. We enjoyed the overall service and food.

Thank sherlboo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is really good. My favorite is their gumbo. They pour the gumbo in a cup and then add the rice. The rice is not mushy, which I like. The grouper is very tasty Great food. We love eating at local restaurants, not chains.

Thank Verated
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stuffed grouper was delicious. The vegetables were done perfectly. Rice was so so. My husband had grouper sandwich with fries and hush puppies it was good but would get the stuffed grouper over the sandwich. Waiter was very good.

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Back Porch is in walking distance from our condo on this trip. I have been once before with my parents and couldn’t wait to come back. Food is a little pricy and drinks are on the small side— but the food is fresh and...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I ate lunch at The Back Porch in Destin. We both had the lunch fish and fries, which had a combination of several types of fish, which were all wonderful. We had a coupon for a free tuna dip, and it was the...More

Thank Joella B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beach front view and amazing shrimp! Great relaxing experience. The staff was very friendly. Outside seating feels like you are on the ocean.

Thank Niki H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest in Destin, Back Porch is in a great location right on the beach. They cater to walk-ins from the beach and casual dining everywhere else. Good menu selection and tasty food. Drinks are solid, not watered down.

Thank ChefJekyll
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to eat at this place when it was in the middle of nowhere on the beach. It took a bit but we finally tracked this place down last night and ate there for the 1st time in over 30 years. It was just...More

Thank DRMSR2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the food, love the view, and love the drinks! Our service was a little slow, but nothing crazy. Will definitely be back!

Thank kellypP9288WQ
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Questions & Answers
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)
27 May 2017|
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Response from KFozz | Reviewed this property |
agreed! I think you need to contact the manager.
4 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 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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