If you travel to Florida and you happen to love raw seafood, then you must try Gulf oysters on the half shell. Thankfully, there are plenty of places throughout Florida’s Panhandle to get this dish; however, some restaurants serve a better product than others. One such spot that brings the bounty of the Gulf is The Back Porch, where seafood is synonymous with freshness. With two locations, one in Panama City Beach and one in Destin, a visit to either restaurant will provide you with a remarkable meal near the white sand beaches.

The Back Porch Kitchen

The kitchen at The Back Porch prepares a wide variety of dishes, from salads, soups, sandwiches and sides to innovative entrees and appetizers. Moreover, The Back Porch also provides desserts, drinks and both a kids’ menu as well as a gluten-free one. To begin, the excellent seafood gumbo or shrimp and corn chowder are two solid samples of Southern cooking that would make the most knowledgeable grandmother proud. A few examples of the seafood dishes include a blackened Gulf red snapper, a stuffed mahi-mahi, a charred grouper and a perfectly seasoned blackjack tuna. In addition to fish dishes, this Destin seafood restaurant also creates masterpieces out of crab legs, shrimp, scallops and much more. Of course, any seafood restaurant worth its salt serves Gulf oysters both fried and on the half shell. Additionally, the barkeeps serve an ample variety of local and domestic beers, crafty cocktails and wine by the glass.

Decades-Old Traditions

In 1974, the owners of The Back Porch established a small fish shack that served simple seafood for locals to eat on the white sands of Destin, Florida. Although the fish shack has now turned into a full-fledged restaurant, the kitchen still prepares all of its seafood daily and the Gulf views are still there. One of the many traditions still held at The Back Porch is the claim to fame involving the creation of the Amberjack Sandwich.

Two Locations

Whether you are visiting the beaches of South Walton County or happen to be on the shores of South Okaloosa County, you will find a location for The Back Porch. The original beachfront eatery is located on 1740 Scenic Highway 98 and the other is in Panama City Beach at 16220 Front Beach Road. Both locations are steps away from the beach; however, the Panama City Beach address provides more parking. Enjoy seafood from this Destin seafood restaurant and much more when you book a Florida getaway through Five Star Properties today!