The Back Porch

Seafood Restaurant, Dive Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
  • Ranked #5 for seafood restaurants in Destin
  • Shea M.
    "The tuna dip is the best"(3 Tips)
    Gary S.
    "Back porch oysters are awesome"(3 Tips)
    Taunya K.
    "Blackened Mahi is wonderful and so is the corn on the cob."(7 Tips)
    Brittany W.
    "Great service, great view and a great time comes with eating here."(18 Tips)
103 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • scenic views
  • sandwiches
  • crab
  • tuna dip
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  • Zack G.
    Zack Galloway2 weeks ago
    The view is outstanding! But the food is average & overpriced. I got the blackened snapper, Mahi Mahi, & Grouper and there was WAY too much red pepper overpowering the fish. The drinks were awful too.
  • Robert F.
    Robert Freeman3 weeks ago
    Great service and great food. And you can't beat the views of the beach. This is one of our favs, stop by every year.
  • Quin M.
    Shrimp & Crab salad
  • Amber R.
    Amber RayApril 14
    Everything we ordered was delicious!!! I had the shrimp po boy, hubby had shrimp and crab pasta, we had spinach and crab dip and then key lime pie. All of it was WORTH EVERY PENNY!! Will come back!
  • Phillip R.
    Plenty of food for the price. Try the fish and chips. They were great.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MaganaAugust 18, 2016
    Loved the atmosphere and the view. We didn't wait long considering they were busy. I had the Mahi Mahi stuffed crab and it was delicious along with the twice baked potato. Mmmm
  • Jeff O.
    Jeff OakesJuly 17, 2016
    The views and atmosphere are best!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BushJune 29, 2016
    The best grouper sandwich I've ever had..
  • Marie B.
    Marie BishopJune 6, 2016
    One of the best places to eat in Destin
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LandryApril 26, 2016
    Long Island Ice Tea. The best I had in Destin .
  • Hailey T.
    Hailey TschetterApril 10, 2016
    Everything is wonderful!!!
  • Rex G.
    Rex GradyMarch 22, 2016
    Way over priced for average food. Cole slaw was the worst I ever tasted!!!!
  • Brad A.
    Brad AycockMarch 6, 2016
    Order the smoked tuna dip...hands down awesome!!!
  • J R.
    J RodriguezMarch 5, 2016
    😖 overpriced... Food was gross, ocean view was great, would come here for drinks but food was crappy... Actually, no, I will not come back.
  • Dave T.
    Dave TinkerJanuary 4, 2016
    Love love love it! The food is always awesome.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AndrewsDecember 28, 2015
    Shrimp and Scallops broil are delicious!
  • Susan T.
    Susan ThibodeauxNovember 30, 2015
    Good fresh seafood directly on the beach.
  • Gary S.
    Gary Seegers Jr.October 16, 2015
    Back porch oysters are awesome
  • Roly T.
    Roly TorresSeptember 6, 2015
    The fisherman's platter. Come hungry
  • Keith L.
    Keith LaddSeptember 4, 2015
    Good food. Friendly staff. Beautiful view. Pricey.
  • Liz C.
    Liz CurrierAugust 3, 2015
    Awesome food and beach view (:
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonJuly 11, 2015
    Angry amberjack sandwich is a must try. Kids can play on the beach in the back!
  • Seth D.
    Over-rated and over-priced!!
  • Celina H.
    Celina HoodJune 6, 2015
    Crab legs were awesome!!!
  • Brittany W.
    Brittany WorleyMay 28, 2015
    The angry amberjack is PHENOMENAL! I recommend it 100%. Great service, great view and a great time comes with eating here. Prices are great for what you're getting.
  • Morgan G.
    Morgan GrebensApril 16, 2015
    First night in town, and I went with Fish n Chips and a Margarita
  • Will M.
    Will MillerNovember 24, 2014
    The grilled amberjack sandwich was excellent. Great service and view too.
  • Daniel
    DanielSeptember 2, 2014
    I've eaten at The Back Porch many times and have never been disappointed. Their seafood is always fresh and I've never had issues with bad service. This time I got the grouper and it was great!
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FarleyAugust 30, 2014
    The smoked tuna dip is awesome!! Crab cakes were ok, but have light batter on them... But the twice baked potato is also equally amazing!!
  • Tim G.
    Tim GoyetteAugust 16, 2014
    Food was good, service was great and it's right on the beach!
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BAugust 8, 2014
    Great food! If you get MO as a server just know she had been the best that we have ever had there. She did a great job!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MathewsonJuly 13, 2014
    Appetizers are huge! Especially the onion rings so come hungry. Great view. The amberjack sandwich grilled was on point! We had the best service of the entire week. Thank you Mo!
  • Steph I.
    Steph IrwinJuly 7, 2014
    Can't go wrong with the shrimp po boy! Amazing service too!
  • Adam H.
    Adam HenryMay 26, 2014
    i just waited 2 hours for my food. i think the waitress was doing pk's in the bathroom the whole time. they were really daring me to scream
  • Carter B.
    Carter BeachMay 16, 2014
    Amazing view. Great food. Great service. We always send our guests here.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BrockMay 14, 2014
    The best fish we had in Destin, and that's saying something! Amberjack, who knew?!?
  • Debbie C.
    Debbie CarterMay 8, 2014
    Seafood nacho 's are to die for
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ShortMay 4, 2014
    This place is pretty good. The Hush Puppies are awesome! Definitely recommend if your looking for a chill seafood place with good food and awesome drinks
  • Rachel T.
    Rachel TDecember 30, 2013
    One of the best seafood restaurants I've been to. My family members each ordered different things (boiled shrimp, raw oysters, stuffed mahi, stuffed flounder, crab cakes, stuffed shrimp...) ALL delish
  • Ashleigh H.
    Ashleigh HicksOctober 19, 2013
    This place is overpriced for food that sucks
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 25, 2013
    Amberjack sandwich is super tasty :)
  • Ron P.
    Ron PolandAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried crab claws & hush puppies can't be beat
  • Bill B.
    Bill BreedAugust 17, 2013
    Calamari very tasty!
  • Kimmi V.
    Kimmi VoAugust 3, 2013
    The BEST gulf coast seafood on our trip! The kids fish toes were excellent as well; served on a cute frisbee to play with on the beach when done.
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PJuly 26, 2013
    Food and the View is the best in town...
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BuckalewJuly 25, 2013
    Firecracker ship is best appetizer on menu!!!
  • Hammer M.
    Hammer ManJuly 13, 2013
    If you're legal to drink, try the Gulf Coast Sunset!
  • Lesley C.
    Lesley CooperJuly 1, 2013
    Amberjack sandwich is delicious. Tuna dip is amazing.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CliffordJune 30, 2013
    View = awesome. Service and food = Shoneys. I do not recommend.
  • Kirk J.
    Kirk JamesJune 4, 2013
    Order the chargrilled amberjack. It is great
  • Joshua H.
    A favorite when in Destin. The latest addition of the beach porch is the best Great Mahi, grouper destin and fresh fried shrimp. The service however varies. A return visitor more than twice.
  • Signe L.
    Signe LidénApril 29, 2013
    A place where the chefs can be trusted: everything we tried was absolutely delish. The blackened amberjack was top notch. + Friendly service & beachfront location = highly recommended.
  • Adam L.
    Adam LedfordApril 9, 2013
    Great dinner atmosphere. Right on the beach.
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TurnerFebruary 24, 2013
    The Back Porch Oysters are a huge disappointment. Solid concept but horrible execution. The oyster themselves are small, covered with enough crab and cheese to drown out any flavor what so ever.
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RichardsonOctober 5, 2012
    Banana Daiquiri YUM :)
  • Tara
    TaraSeptember 19, 2012
    Got the jumbo shrimp grilled and twice baked potato. Love it! Our whole party loved the food.
  • ismah a.
    ismah ahramagiSeptember 12, 2012
    This place is amazing. Never a disappointment. Always great smiling servers. Delicious food and amazing views. YUMMMY
  • Gunnar T.
    Gunnar ThoresonJuly 24, 2012
    Really enjoyed the blackened Grouped coated with shrimp in a nice sauce, called the Destin Grouper
  • Chris
    ChrisJuly 15, 2012
    Angry amberjack + bacon = incredible
  • Jody J.
    Jody JacksonJune 24, 2012
    The stuffed mahi-mahi and oysters were incredible.
  • Janet S.
    Janet SanfordJune 20, 2012
    Well the wait was too long and the food was just so so Beautiful place. May go back but don't have to.
  • Kt S.
    Kt SegrestJune 2, 2012
    The Angry Amberjack Sandwich is awesome!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SarubbiMay 25, 2012
    This place was packed but they turn the tables very quickly. Awesome ocean/beach view and good food.
  • Russ S.
    Russ StarrMay 17, 2012
    Angry amberjack with a refreshing sweetwater 420 is a good combo.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SmithMay 15, 2012
    Also, lobster stuffed mahi mahi and crab stuffed flounder were both awesome!
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SmithMay 15, 2012
    Try The Back Porch Oysters. The baked ones with lobster and cheese. You won't be sorry!
  • Eric Hanson
    Eric HansonMay 4, 2012
    Shrimp Po-Boy with extra remoulade on the side. Bon appetit!
  • Ben Y.
    Ben YoungbloodApril 28, 2012
    Great fresh food I don't care what any troll says
  • Elizabeth F.
    Elizabeth FranklinApril 4, 2012
    Don't order the mashed potatoes--they taste cheap and instant. I've had better gumbo as well.
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    USarmySFCretMarch 8, 2012
    Did you know that there is also an iSpy mission near here? Play iSpy on your iPhone to solve. @iSpy
  • Taunya K.
    Taunya KingJanuary 23, 2012
    Request a window seat. The breeze feels great coming off the ocean. Blackened Mahi is wonderful and so is the corn on the cob. We stop in every year. Our favorite restaurant in Destin.
  • Bob C.
    Bob CronynJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Josh T is a homo. This place rocks.
  • Lenny F.
    Lenny FontesNovember 26, 2011
    The food was average sadly the price was a bit high. I don't recommend the lobster stuffed mahi-mahi. It was overlooked and overpriced.
  • Shea M.
    Shea MarkwellNovember 24, 2011
    The tuna dip is the best
  • Cody C.
    Cody ClarkNovember 23, 2011
    The bronzed amberjack sandwich was yummy yummy! (Saying this as a local YALL)
  • Keith F.
    Keith Furrow, Realtor viewgulfcoasthomes.comOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Fish Sandwich in Destin
  • Linda Arnold C.
    The fried grouper arrived in a puddle of grease. The BP is all about location-right on the beach-than about service or food quality. :(
  • Sarah
    SarahSeptember 5, 2011
    Grouper Destin was great.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LewinAugust 27, 2011
    Grouper sandwich was delish.. Attitude of servers was like they are over the out of towners. Can't say I don't blame them.. But that is were the paycheck comes from.. So buck up and put a smile on..
  • Warren J.
    Warren JonesAugust 16, 2011
    Tuna and Shrimp salad with cucumber dressing, on the back porch with a roaring summer storm outside is hard to top. My favorite place this week. Read more
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KocourekAugust 10, 2011
    The gulf shrimp is the best!
  • Caroline P.
    Caroline PointerAugust 10, 2011
    The spinach & crab dip appetizer is out of this world.
  • Olivia W.
    Olivia WieseAugust 5, 2011
    Quite possibly the best crab cake sandwich!!
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThompsonJuly 24, 2011
    Amberjack sandwich was great with some corn on the cob. Reasonably priced
  • Katie C.
    Katie CarrothersJuly 24, 2011
    Crab cake sandwich was fantastic.
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SeeJuly 19, 2011
    So far the service has been very poor. Let's hope the meal is better.
  • Tim S.
    Tim StinsonJune 19, 2011
    Blackjack tuna is great If you love tunafish.
  • Vol P.
    Vol ParrotheadJune 16, 2011
    Gulf Coast Duo is amazing!
  • Brooke W.
    Brooke WelchMay 24, 2011
    Lobster stuffed mahi-mahi is deeeeeeeeelicious!!!
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TonerMay 3, 2011
    Order the oysters, they are to die for. Either raw or baked, both are amazing.
  • Dave J.
    Dave JenningsFebruary 19, 2011
    Amazing view of the ocean
  • Jim L.
    Jim LumpkinDecember 29, 2010
    make sure to get the smoked tuna! it's amazing!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HerreraNovember 10, 2010
    For lunch, DO NOT ORDER the Captain Seafood Platter for $23. You are told two can share cuz of all the seafood... Reality it's good for only one person. Dislike!
  • Josh K.
    Josh KerseyOctober 5, 2010
    Meh. Had the Amberjack sandwich. Service and food were okay at best.
  • KJ J.
    KJ JohnsonJune 29, 2010
    Yummy fried oyster po boy!
  • themoderngal
    themoderngalJune 25, 2010
    Cheap oysters for happy hour: 3-5 p.m.
  • Jackson P.
    Jackson PachecoJune 22, 2010
    Amberjack = AMAZING
  • Brad N.
    Brad NixApril 17, 2010
    Probably best to order the fried foods, because you're paying for the view. Beer is good.
  • Rick A.
    Rick AustinApril 17, 2010
    Don't order the peel and eat shrimp. Should be called the peel and throw away shrimp :-( View and beer was good, can't comment on other food. Couldn't get past how bad the shrimp was.
  • Joshua T.
    Joshua TannehillApril 10, 2010
    Went back again and wasn't very impressed for a second time in a row. I'll give it one final chance one day. Read more
  • Jose J.
    Jose JuarezSeptember 10, 2016
    Mmmm delicioso
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