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“Great Seafood”
Review of The Back Porch

The Back Porch
Ranked #22 of 314 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Our party of 16 plus 2 infants went on Tues 8/8 at 6:20pm. We called ahead to let them know we were coming, but knew we couldn't make reservations. Our wait time was 15 minutes. We were given a table on the 2nd floor against the wall-a bit crowded but doable. Our server, Amy, was quick, efficient, and friendly. We ordered 2 Beach cheeseburgers, 4 Broiled Jubilee Samplers, 2 Shrimp and Crab Linguine, 2 Fried Captains Platter, Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Crab Stuffed Shrimp, and 2 kids Popcorn Shrimp. We also ordered a bottle of red wine, Long Island Iced tea, Coco Cabana, and soft drinks. Our food arrived hot with a little wait and generous portions. We shared bites with each other begrudgingly as the food was so good we didn't want to share. A couple of us brought some leftovers home. The Snow Crab Legs were moist and tender. The Samplers were amazing! The Mahi Mahi was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Even though it was a bit pricey, I would recommend this to anyone wanting a variety of seafood choices.

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Thank MerrymeOhio
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for some drinks and appetizers. Had a great view of the beach and ocean. We ordered drinks and some seafood nachos and firecracker shrimp. My
favorite was the firecracker shrimp. Spicy and crunchy. The nachos were good and a lot of them. I would like to go back sometime for a meal.

Thank SherriV2011
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend the firecracker shrimp for an appetizer. The amberjack, red snapper & mahi magi were great along with the mashed potatoes & cole slaw. I recommend sitting on the back porch to have a great view of the beach & ocean. Our waitress Corey was great. Highly recommend eating here.

Thank Marco S
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Best lunch spot on Destin Beaches. It's great to take a break from the sand and sun and step into a great atmosphere of food and cool beverages

Thank Jimbobillybob C
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

What an experience. I live everything about this place. The decore is great and the views of the water is the icing on the cake. Service is wonderful...they check on you enough to offer great service but they aren't annoying. We got the smoked tuna dip, baked oysters, and their award winning seafood gumbo. Everything was wonderful. This will def be a regular stop when i'm in Destin.

Thank Nellabella2888
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