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The Back Porch

) #19 of 230 Restaurants in Destin $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
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” (50 reviews)
“seafood” (325 reviews)
“amberjack” (167 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
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1 - 10 of 3,107 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic! I have never been to a place this busy with food this good! Totally worth the reasonable wait!

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We always have dinner here our last vacation night. The seafood is great as is the atmosphere and service. Nice gift shop also. The view is simply amazing!

Thank BeachyBum17
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a good place but busy. Go early or try to call ahead. The food is good. If you are a seafood snob you are going to be disappointed. It's all good but not spectacular. It's a place to go for a good time...More

Thank Aaron T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my dining experience here. We waited approximately 45 minutes. The atmosphere was cool. The restaurant has an upstairs area... all of the restaurant has a good view of the ocean. I ate fried Amberjack and fried shrimp. Great service too!

Thank Marshae B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Danny the bartender made our afternoon at the beach quite wonderful. Super friendly and provided a fun atmosphere for all the beach goers. A+

Thank Brittney D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Back Porch is a casual restaurant with a fancy atmosphere! The views of Destin beach are amazing! You have access to the white sands and turquoise water directly from the restaurant. We ordered the chicken and pineapple rice. It was more than enough to...More

1  Thank VannaB8425
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great time of year to visit Destin. The Back Porch has been a tradition for 23 years. We first ate there on our honeymoon. Always great.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't like seafood so I can't appreciate all they have to offer. My husband gumbo and a grouper fish sandwich and my son had and chips. They both enjoyed their selections. I had the burger which was fine considering it is a seafood place...More

Thank Felkstar5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to Destin several years, but The Back Porch was always one of our favorites. The food was fresh and hot. The sides were very tasty, we tried all of the different seafood, and it was all great.

2  Thank Arturo4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw it advertised a d stumbled upon it while driving around. Was good food, right on the beach and recommend it while in Destin. Good menu.

Thank smaloney8603
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Does The Backporch allow rental for wedding receptions in September? If so, how many people can it hold?
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)
Does The Backporch allow rental for wedding receptions in September? If so, how many people can it hold?
27 May 2017|
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Response from KFozz | Reviewed this property |
agreed! I think you need to contact the manager.
Are they open the week of Thanksgiving?
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
USD 10 - USD 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 1740 Old Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2022
  • E-mail
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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