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The Back Porch Bay, Panama City Beach, FL

The Back Porch Bay

3.6
3.6
72 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Back Porch takes tremendous pride in serving Gulf Seafood to its guests. If it lives in the Gulf, you will most likely find it on our menu. Our seafood is delivered daily and it is handled with great care from the minute it arrives at our door to the time it arrives at your table. Our standards are high and it shows in the presentation and flavor of every seafood dish we serve.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 233-1750
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Panama City Beach - Bay Point
  • Cross street
    We are located on the intersection of Front Beach Road and Pier Park Drive.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Kid-friendly

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for groups

  • Northwest Florida

    Healthy

  • Northwest Florida

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Panama City

    Best Food

  • Panama City

    Best Service

  • Panama City

    Best Ambiance

  • Panama City

    Healthy

  • Panama City

    Neighborhood gem

  • Panama City

    Lively

72 Reviews
  1. WilliamD

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. The portions were huge so my wife and I split an entree. The drinks were good as well.

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  2. PattyC

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Fish wasn’t very good. The waitress forgot my shrimp & just said “well, I’ll just take it off the check. I told her that I wanted my shrimp. Service was not good for the price.

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  3. VickiC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but I would'nt say great! Service was very good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Patrick was incredible! The crabs legs were delicious and so were the fish tacos. Will definitely be back!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Located at Pier Park so in the middle of activity. Food was just OK.

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  6. CraigS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good dining experience at the Back Porch in Panama City Beach, Florida. We were seated right away outside after we arrived at our reservation time. The host and waitress were very friendly and attentive. My wife and I love fresh seafood and there is nothing fresher than seafood coming from the Gulf of Mexico right across the street. The waitress suggested we try the restaurant's specialty, Amberjack. She did day she preferred Grouper over that, but the Amberjack was very good. My wife ordered the blackened Amberjack and I opted for the Seafood Trio, that included Amberjack, Grouper and Yellow Fin Tuna. All were prepared wonderfully and delicious. The only downside to our evening was beyond the restaurant's control. The restaurant is located in Pier Park and there were some muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles that found it necessary to rev up their engines and do burnouts right next to where we were dining. It was VERY loud and made children walking with their parents around this gem of a location cry when they heard these very loud noises. But, it was a beautiful sunset and overall a 5 star evening. I would definitely go back the next time I came to town.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    server was great food was nothing special not a great bang for your buck.

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  8. MichaelP

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter tried to rush us the entire time. Felt pressure to order when we hadn'teven read the menu yet. The food is okay but nothing close to the original in Destin.

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  9. TyrineyJ

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    There wasn’t anything special or exciting about this place. The food was not that good.

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  10. Foodsnob

    Oklahoma City

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They were understaffed. Our server was very nice Food was over priced for the quality.

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FAQs

The Back Porch Bay offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 233-1750.

The Back Porch Bay is rated 3.6 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Back Porch Bay

16220 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located on the intersection of Front Beach Road and Pier Park Drive.
  • Neighborhood
    Panama City Beach - Bay Point
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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