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The Back Porch

16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
+1 850-233-1750
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived around 4p to eat a late lunch. Resturant was not very busy. Promptly seated. Hugh appetizers were ok ! I had fried scallops and mahi mahi which was very bland and the fish was over cooked. French fries were barely warm. Husband had the...More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived about 7:00pm with a party of six. We were seated upstairs. If you can, choose to sit there. It was a bit loud as you are right on the street. But our server was great. The sunset from the rooftop seating is great!...More

Thank BigChuckAllen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love the Back Porch. Been frequenting this business (although the one in destin back then) since I was a teen and came to the area so a good 35 year. Enjoy the food and and the outside seating! Will be back

Thank Crankycrew
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have not visited The Back Porch probably since 2006 and it is just as wonderful as I remember. I got Grouper and fried Oysters with a twice baked potato. My husband got Mai Mai and my kids got Fish and Chips . Our appetizer...More

Thank Melody J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have eaten here a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is very good and the portions are plentiful. The Grilled Mahi Mahi dinner this year was probably the best I have ever had.

Thank Joe Bob E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service. Serving sizes were bigger than most in the area. Great location and view of the beach and pier.

Thank Gainesville57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked like a tourist trap restaurant but it was actually very good. Fish tasted fresh and seasoned well. Staff was decent. If you are in Pier Park give this place a go.

Thank Jake F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a good view, good service, great drinks, and fun atmosphere. The smoked tuna dip and fire shrimp are great

Thank Lezlie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 8 of us and we were seated within 40 minutes. Once our order was placed, our food was ready within 25 minutes. The crab-stuffed shrimp were the best I have ever had! The portion size exceeded my expectation; the plate included 8 stuffed...More

Thank kristyjt9
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Favorite: jalepeno burger (comes with two patties) or seasoned fries Next: soup/sandwich Third: Nachos Staff is friendly, the jalepeno burger is my favorite in PCB, and everything on the menu looks amazing. I'd recommend the jalapeño burger, substitute pepper jack for American, and a side...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-233-1750
The Back Porch Seafood and Oyster House has been serving Gulf seafood, raw oysters and ice cold beer since 1974. We were the first to serve chargrilled Amberjack along the Gulf Coast. Stop by The Back Porch for a great meal, fantastic Gulf views and an unpretentious atmosphere that will take you back in time. We hope to see you soon!
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