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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%
Travellers talk about
“corn medley” (68 reviews)
“seafood” (391 reviews)
“amberjack” (199 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 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 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was fine but the portions were huge so a lot was wasted. Our server was great and the view of the beach was not but the speaker system blasted the name of everyone eating throughout our meal and that was awful. They...More

Thank H B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal with reasonable prices and killer view. Great ocean breeze flows through while you enjoy the seafood. Family friendly. Explore the gift shop while you wait. A must-do in Destin.

Thank DanFir72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was just ok. Place needs fans so warm not going back. Seems on organized and not prepared chicken sandwich I had was soggy.

Thank ryropa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The drinks were cold. The back porch was hot. Where we sat there was no breeze. That’s my only complaint. It’s not fun to drip sweat while eating.

Thank Zeigbea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited about 45 minutes at 6 pm on a Tuesday. Literally a hundred people waiting outside. Very crowded. Very touristy. Nice open air view of beach. Food was mediocre and expensive. Blackened Mahi was so spicey and salty it was inedible. Most dishes ranged...More

Thank angela n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know how they do it but the wait was only 30 mins with hundreds of people outside waiting. The food was fresh and prepared to perfection. The open air breeze felt great! Family friendly. Highly recommend! And don’t let the crowd steer ya...More

Thank Slov42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family group of six enjoyed our food. The tuna dip appetizer is very good. The staff is friendly but go early to avoid the wait. The only reason I'm not giving it a five star is the price is pretty expensive but that is...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a little dinner date here at the recommendation of friends. The crab stuff Mahi and twice baked potato was so good! My husband had grouper and liked it as well. I liked the cocktail choices. We sat overlooking the water...More

Thank kh859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times over the years and they consistently deliver a high quality meal. Great seafood.

Thank Bamasouers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on vacation with family and friends, and The Back Porch was walking distance from our condo. We walked to it on the beach and had drinks and appetizers! They have some awesome drink choices! We had the fried oysters and they were good!...More

Thank Linda R
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Questions & Answers
Shela T
3 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
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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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