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The Back Porch
The Back Porch

The Back Porch

9.372 reviews
$$$$
Seafood
Ranked #8 in Destin restaurants
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1740 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
(850) 837-2022
http://www.theback-porch.com/
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The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House got started in a small, A-frame building on the beach. We instantly made a name for ourselves by serving delicious gulf seafood with the best view in Destin. A ... Read more
few years later we invented the Amberjack Sandwich, and the rest is, well, history. Over the years, a few things have changed; the gift shop is now where the kitchen was, and most of our neighbors are now 12-stories tall! But inside The Back Porch, things are pretty much the same as they've always been. We're still the best place in Destin for families and friends to get together and enjoy fresh gulf seafood, and we've still got the best view in town.

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St. Louis, Missouri

Best seafood gumbo in Destin. This is a must stop for us on every trip. A really nice beach just out the back door, where the kids can play & the adults can enjoy a cocktail.

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Good Food. You will have a wait in high season but it has always been worth it.

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Duluth, Minnesota

The atmosphere and dining experience is what draws is here time and time again. The food is always excellent and comes in large portions. Watching the sky change its hues as the sun sets and the day cools while you enjoy your dinner is the best part!

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Columbus, Georgia

Very Convenient to Sterling shores. The blackened Amberjack is awesome. Great atmosphere on the beach.

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Marrero, Louisiana

Great for food and drinks while enjoying the day at the beach or dinner after fun in the sun!

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Local from Destin, Florida

A must, Really great seafood right on the water.
Voted one of the best 10 seafood restaurants in the United States.

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Tilden, Illinois

This was a great place for our family to enjoy a good site down meal with an amazing view of the Gulf while we ate. The atmosphere was upbeat and fun and the food was delicious

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Republic

The best place we ate at our whole stay last year for sure go back this year!

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Local from Tallahassee, Florida

The Back Porch is a beachfront seafood house with great views, good service, and a Captain's Platter that will satisfy a large appetite.

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Burns, Kansas

Food is average, but right on the beach. So ask for a table on the window and sit back, enjoy the ocean breeze, and a relaxing time...

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Demopolis, Alabama

Local staple, a true fish house, awesome fried seafood, great smoked tuna dip (free with amenities card) and oysters. Gulf front, access to the beach and place for the kids to play – a Destin tradition.

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Great food and wonderful view, right on the beach.
30 minute walk from condo to the east.

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Atlanta, Georgia

The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House has been a local favorite since 1974 serving the finest smoked tuna dip, ice-cold oysters and our famous char-grilled Amberjack.
http://www.theback-porch.com

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Newnan, Georgia

Does anyone know if you can walk to The Back Porch from Henderson Beach State park?

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Open air dining right on the beach with many food and cocktail menu options. Amberjack sandwich and seafood nachos are the best in Destin.
Expect a wait during most seasons.

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We rate this one a 5 because of the view. Right on the Gulf. In fact from our condo, one can walk to The Back Porch in 5 minutes. They are not the most gourmet, BUT they are consistent and beach clothes are welcomed. They have a grilled Amberjack salad with Chipolte Honey dressing that is wonderful. I guarantee you'll like it.......sugared almonds all over the top!

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The Back Porch is a great seafood and oyster bar located about 150 feet from Sterling Shores. Great for casual dining on the beach.

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If you are up for a decent walk (over a mile) down the beach you can actually walk to the Back Porch and eat right on the beach. Good fish sandwiches and shrimp!

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Birmingham, Alabama

A destin classic. Try for table on the beach to watch the kids play while you enjoy dinner.

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Olathe, Kansas

Amazing seafood right on the beach! Within walking distance from the resort!

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