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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
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Reviewed yesterday

The location the restaurant is at is really nice cause you can cross the street and walk the pier or just walk their and see all the shops. I had crab legs and pineapple rice it was delicious. My husband had fish and chips and...More

Thank SLindsey1225
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was decent here, service was prompt, and location was ideal. I had a burger that was perfectly cooked, but didn't care for appetizer dip (tortilla chips were stale, and dip wasn't warm enough). I would try other restaurants before coming back here

Thank Terri L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of those places where my experience was neither great nor bad; it was all average. Our server was nice enough, the food was alright, but nothing stood out to us and made the experience feel any different than eating at a chain...More

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it has a nice location but that is where the good begins. Food is not fresh food, frozen... served cold/dry (fish sandwich). The server could have not been more disinterested and management was not in the picture. This was the off season, so it...More

Thank Hermon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go here, don't be in a group. The food is good, not great, but above the average in this area. Service by the server was ok, not great. They really broke up the meals served, and messed some up, several were done before...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Multiple families have recommended The Back Porch to us in the past, but the wait has always been too long for us. Tonight, we lucked out and were able to get a table. Stephanie was our server and she was AMAZING! She is by far...More

Thank Whit1210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here in the past and rated them much higher. I think they just had a bad night. Ordered the crab stuffed shrimp. Our waitress brought the wrong order and we sent it back. After a short wait our waitress told us 5 more...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend the grouper pier park. worth the price. we lit the entree and had 1 dozen raw. located in a massive shopping complex. parking was a pretty good distance from restaurant. we could see the gulf from our table. the waiter was really helpful...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good. Tvs to watch sports. In Pier Park close to everything. It's a little pricey. Has a big white rocker chair to take a picture and have menu outside of door so you can see if they have what you like before...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very crowded but the wait went by fast. We were in panama for a week and the first time was so good we went back another night before we left. The blackened grouper and grits is so so so very delicious. The crab claws...More

Thank Alicia M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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