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“Consistent in quality and service”
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: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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 29 December 2013

In the summer this place is packed so they know how to serve a lot of customers on time and with some consistency.

We stay in Silver Shells resort (wonderful place and alway choose St Croix 506).

Anyway, back to the Back Porch. This is a short beach or street walk from Silver Shells so we avoid driving. We only go in the out of season months and it is a very relaxing and not so crowded other than those having early dinners between 6 and 8.

Drinks are excellent, bottles of wine priced reasonable. The oysters on the half shells are always excellent.

Food is great.

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Thank Adrian H
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Went with family of 4, sat in heated back porch which was lovely - highly recommend. Got onion rings for teens as an appetizer - battered, deep fried, delicious. Also ordered hush puppies. Mediocre at best and would not order again. I had the oyster Po'boy. It was outta-this-world! Done exactly right. I plucked the oysters from the bun and left everything else over, including the fries. The oysters were just so good. Hubby got the amberjack fish sandwich. Was tasty but not exceptional. Son #1 got the angry amberjack, also tasty. Son #2 got a burger and really liked it. Service was prompt. Would go again.

Thank Pton98
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visit this restaurant quite often as its close to our condo. Right on the beach and a great view at dusk. They have great seafood, give the gumbo a try its really good. Go at happy hour and get a deal on drinks and oysters. Overall a must to visit if in the area.

Thank ARK1234
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious. Sat outside and enjoyed the Gulf view. Prices were good and got a lot of food. Sat in the big chair out front for pic before we left.

Thank 868JackieH
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

We've been coming to Destin for over 20 years. Each visit we have lunch or dinner at the Back Porch. Their Amberjack sandwich is a staple of theirs and is a real treat. They have other very good items and our friends thought the oysters were some of the very best. It's friendly, rustic and right on the water. It was a favorite when our kids were growing up and remains one of ours, still. Never disappointed!

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