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Back Porch

1740 Scenic Hwy. 98 (County Rd. 2378) Send to Phone
850-837-2022 | Menu
Even as Destin gets glamorized, this remains the city's original and beloved seafood and oyster hotspot.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Back Porch Restaurant Review

: 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 hamburgers and fried shrimp, but here's better living through science: the local oysters are submitted to a patented Ameripure process that kills potentially harmful bacteria, rendering the sweet bivalves incredibly safe to eat raw. The view from the restaurant and wide patio are luscious---and you won't mind waiting for a table because you can hang out right on the beach while they ready your spot, especially if you're sipping on a potent Back Porch Punch with its blend of three rums and tropical fruit juices. Also, this is a notable surf spot (one of the very few on the whole Gulf Coast), so you can watch surfers paddling out hopefully to the break.



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