Back Porch

★★★★☆
  • 1740 Scenic Highway 98

    Destin, FL 32541

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  • 850-837-2022

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Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm

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This is by far one of my favorite spots in Destin. My family has been vacationing in Destin now for over 10 years and we always make at least 1 trip to the Back Porch. You can't beat the tuna dip, it is delicious, and the blackened amberjack sandwhich is the best!!!! I have never had a bad experience here. We always stop on our way back home and get some tuna dip for the road trip home. A definite must for your stay in Destin!

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★★★★★

This is by far one of my favorite spots in Destin. My family has been vacationing in Destin now for over 10 years and we always make at least 1 trip to the Back Porch. You can't beat the tuna dip, it is delicious, and the blackened amberjack sandwhich is the best!!!! I have never had a bad experience here. We always stop on our way back home and get some tuna dip for the road trip home. A definite must for your stay in Destin!

Pros: Great view, wonderful atmosphere, AWESOME FOOD!

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Eat right over the beach. Love the view and the food. This is family friendly and the seafood is so fresh!
Great place to go when in Destin

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★★★★☆

Eat right over the beach. Love the view and the food. This is family friendly and the seafood is so fresh!
Great place to go when in Destin

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When we vacationed in Destin every afternoon we would walk down the beach to the Backporch. We had the biggest freshest oysters we have ever seen while watching the waves roll in.

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★★★★★

When we vacationed in Destin every afternoon we would walk down the beach to the Backporch. We had the biggest freshest oysters we have ever seen while watching the waves roll in.

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My family use to have a condo in Destin and everytime we went as soon as I got there I wanted to eat the Backporch. The food is awesome especially the crab legs!

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My family use to have a condo in Destin and everytime we went as soon as I got there I wanted to eat the Backporch. The food is awesome especially the crab legs!

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best seafood Ive had. have tried Pomano Joes and Captain Daves to touristy food was just ok. Back porch has great views and all the staff were sweet as they could be!!! The only drawback is peple can dress as they want so you might have to look at some old mans fat hairy belly while you eat

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★★★★★

best seafood Ive had. have tried Pomano Joes and Captain Daves to touristy food was just ok. Back porch has great views and all the staff were sweet as they could be!!! The only drawback is peple can dress as they want so you might have to look at some old mans fat hairy belly while you eat

Pros: great food and staff

Cons: very crowded and old men woth no shirts

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This is a great beachfront restaurant with all the fixins. Try a softshell crab sandwich with fries and finish it off with an ice cold beer or a good salty margarita...

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★★★★★

This is a great beachfront restaurant with all the fixins. Try a softshell crab sandwich with fries and finish it off with an ice cold beer or a good salty margarita...

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If you go to Back Porch, you must check out the gift shop. The top selling item I am sure are the many unique designs of Back Porch T-shirts. They have lots of other items in the shop too - seashell jewelry and beach frames knick knacks that are just too cute. I do a lot of shopping for relatives who wish they could live at the beach like I do!

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★★★★☆

If you go to Back Porch, you must check out the gift shop. The top selling item I am sure are the many unique designs of Back Porch T-shirts. They have lots of other items in the shop too - seashell jewelry and beach frames knick knacks that are just too cute. I do a lot of shopping for relatives who wish they could live at the beach like I do!

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Great view of the Gulf of Mexico along with a great meal. What more can you ask for? Definitely a local favorite that does not hurt your pocketbook. Cooking is done in variety of way such as steam, baked, or fried. Food is delicious and service is good.

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★★★★☆

Great view of the Gulf of Mexico along with a great meal. What more can you ask for? Definitely a local favorite that does not hurt your pocketbook. Cooking is done in variety of way such as steam, baked, or fried. Food is delicious and service is good.

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This place offer's a great view, but the food is just ok. Just another restaurant on the beach that has a great view, but nothing else to add.

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★★★☆☆

This place offer's a great view, but the food is just ok. Just another restaurant on the beach that has a great view, but nothing else to add.

Pros: View

Cons: Average food

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This was by far the worst dining experience I have ever had in Florida, and quite possibly one of the worst anywhere. This place came well-recommended for the food and view, but everyone in my party agreed it was horrible. The wait was ridiculous, the directions given by the staff to the restaurant were poor (and the hostess staff unhelpful when I called to get new directions). The view was fantastic, but it did little to make up for the poor quality of the food, drinks, and service. The mixed drinks were weak, watered down, and overpriced (as was everything else on the menu). We had a party of 8, each of us got something different as well as a couple of appetizers and a bowl of soup for the table and everyone was disappointed. Half of the orders came out wrong, and by the time they got the correct orders back out, the rest of the table was done eating. Should it really take 25 minutes to do a recook on a po-boy? The fish was either undercooked or overcooked, the fried shrimp tasted previously frozen and bland, and the soup tasted extremely fishy. Even the french fries were bad. Worst of all, the server and manager were both completely apathetic to my complaints regarding the poor quality. You got the impression that since they thrive on tourist business, they really don't care one way or the other about your dining experience. I would never eat here again and I would not recommend this to anyone. What a waste of time and money, and what a waste of such a great location.

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This was by far the worst dining experience I have ever had in Florida, and quite possibly one of the worst anywhere. This place came well-recommended for the food and view, but everyone in my party agreed it was horrible. The wait was ridiculous, the directions given by the staff to the restaurant were poor (and the hostess staff unhelpful when I called to get new directions). The view was fantastic, but it did little to make up for the poor quality of the food, drinks, and service. The mixed drinks were weak, watered down, and overpriced (as was everything else on the menu). We had a party of 8, each of us got something different as well as a couple of appetizers and a bowl of soup for the table and everyone was disappointed. Half of the orders came out wrong, and by the time they got the correct orders back out, the rest of the table was done eating. Should it really take 25 minutes to do a recook on a po-boy? The fish was either undercooked or overcooked, the fried shrimp tasted previously frozen and bland, and the soup tasted extremely fishy. Even the french fries were bad. Worst of all, the server and manager were both completely apathetic to my complaints regarding the poor quality. You got the impression that since they thrive on tourist business, they really don't care one way or the other about your dining experience. I would never eat here again and I would not recommend this to anyone. What a waste of time and money, and what a waste of such a great location.

Pros: great view

Cons: poor food quality, over-priced, apathetic staff and management, long waits

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This is really a wonderful place to just sit and watch the waves roll in on the beach. You can feel the breeze and watch the gulls and sunset if you are there in the evening. The food is good too.

5
★★★★★

This is really a wonderful place to just sit and watch the waves roll in on the beach. You can feel the breeze and watch the gulls and sunset if you are there in the evening. The food is good too.

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This is a place where i know most of the locals agree is one of the best places to go after a long day at the beach. It is right on the gulf and a great place to watch the sunset. The food is absolutely delicious.

PROS: Great food and view
CONS: crowded during tourist season

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★★★★☆

This is a place where i know most of the locals agree is one of the best places to go after a long day at the beach. It is right on the gulf and a great place to watch the sunset. The food is absolutely delicious.

PROS: Great food and view
CONS: crowded during tourist season

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We went here after several friends recommended the place and I'm so glad we did. We were a little disappointed to here the wait was 45 minutes but when we saw we could order a drink from the bar and sit down by the beach while we waited we were thrilled. What a great time we had waiting for our table, sipping our drinks and looking out on the ocean with the nice breeze. The hostesses weren't too friendly but our server, Kali was great. My oysters on the 1/2 shell were delicious, as well as my scallops. At first I was taken back by how small they were but the taste and quantity of them made up for that. The portion was HUGE, I could not finish even though I tried really hard. My fiance wasn't crazy about his crab cakes but had a great time anyways.

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★★★★★

We went here after several friends recommended the place and I'm so glad we did. We were a little disappointed to here the wait was 45 minutes but when we saw we could order a drink from the bar and sit down by the beach while we waited we were thrilled. What a great time we had waiting for our table, sipping our drinks and looking out on the ocean with the nice breeze. The hostesses weren't too friendly but our server, Kali was great. My oysters on the 1/2 shell were delicious, as well as my scallops. At first I was taken back by how small they were but the taste and quantity of them made up for that. The portion was HUGE, I could not finish even though I tried really hard. My fiance wasn't crazy about his crab cakes but had a great time anyways.

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This place has it all. Great view, gulf breezes, good food, great service. The atmosphere is laid back perfection. If you're in a hurry, no problem. If you're not in a hurry, no problem. I liked being able to walk in off the beach. We went three times the week we were in Destin. I'm going back for the Grouper Florentine and the crab and spinach dip. Don't change a thing.

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★★★★★

This place has it all. Great view, gulf breezes, good food, great service. The atmosphere is laid back perfection. If you're in a hurry, no problem. If you're not in a hurry, no problem. I liked being able to walk in off the beach. We went three times the week we were in Destin. I'm going back for the Grouper Florentine and the crab and spinach dip. Don't change a thing.

Pros: gulf view, friendly staff, great food

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The Back Porch is a fun cedar-shingled seafood shack, an ideal place to try your first char-grilled amberjack (not always the most gastronomically accessible sportfish). The menu features all the casual, beachside classics, from nachos to…

 

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