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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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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“amberjack” (48 reviews)
“corn medley” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a private rooftop party on 5/18/18 and the service and food were excellent! Would definitely consider a return visit in the future!!!

Thank Joy_Jay96
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was between this place and Margaritaville (we visit every one we see). This one was a winner. We each had the blackened mahi sandwich with fries and cole slaw, and shared the onion ring appetizer. The mahi was cooked perfectly. It was so big...More

Thank Clay_Vis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to the ocean to eat seafood and this restaurant had a different fish on the menu. My other half wanted to try the Amberjack, only place we saw it offered. We were feeling a little uneasy about eating here with the other reviews...More

Thank Doreen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great. Me and my husband don’t like fried food so we asked our server for advice. He offered us to make appetiser on his choice. It was firecracker shrimp, but broiled! It was very cool! Never tried something like that before. My husband...More

Thank kasiaczabbowski87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We has a long wait to get in and I ordered a hamburger (cooked med) it looked like a hockey puck it was so burnt! Way 2 expensive! The special and a burger was over 50.00!

Thank Mandie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit and we will be going back! My husband loved the shrimp and scallops, I loved my Mahi Mahi sandwich, and we both loved the cole slaw (I’m extremely picky about my coleslaw). Our waitress, Ekaterina, was lovely!

Thank Memily8302
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Matoula was excellent. Happy hour begins at 2. Firecracker shrimp, fried pickles are value item. Bloody Mary s the same. Pick 2 seafood is enough to split, even 3 ways. Family portions. Highly recommend. NOT MILITARY FRIENDLY.

Thank golfgator
Reviewed 11 April 2018

My husband and I just spent a week in PCB, and obviously, ate at many restaurants. Not being from a waterfront town, of course, leads us to seeking the best seafood. We tried a few traditional places, as recommended by the resort staff, and were...More

1  Thank deniseintn2018
Reviewed 6 April 2018

It was early - we arrived at 5:45. It wasn't crowded, though it was noisy. Maybe I was expecting more, given some of the reviews here, but we get better seafood in Gainesville Georgia than I did here. We were seated on the patio, where...More

Thank Bantryb
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This restaurant is in Pier Park. You can see the gulf from the outside dining area. Good place for families. I visit the place for the fried shrimp. I have not found a better place to cook up there little critters. They do a good...More

Thank John N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Description
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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