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The Back Porch Bay, Panama City Beach, FL

The Back Porch Bay

4.2
4.2
29 Reviews
$30 and under
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

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Contemporary American

  • Phone number

    (850) 233-1750

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Panama City Beach - Bay Point

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Kid Friendly

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for Groups

  • Northwest Florida

    Outdoor Dining

  • Northwest Florida

    Seafood

  • Panama City

    Best Overall

  • Panama City

    Best Food

  • Panama City

    Best Service

  • Panama City

    Best Ambiance

  • Panama City

    Good for Groups

  • Panama City

    Special Occasion

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  1. PS

    PeterS

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good! Our server was super friendly and attentive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Had a pretty big party and they were very accommodating. Fastest service I’ve ever had at a restaurant in Pier Park! The servers were also really kind and personable!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Sat on the rooftop outside and the traffic from the shopping center was constant horns. Otherwise great experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Started off ok drinks came out slow but waitress was on it. However the food came out we we’re missing one meal at our table and he had to wait about 30 minutes for this meal. No apology given for this. From the time we got our drinks to the end of the meal we maybe saw our waitress once. We had people at our table needing condiments and waters but wasn’t worth even asking by the time she came around. Crap dinning experience all around. We’ve been to the one in destin and loved it, sadly this was just not the same.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Waiter was attentive but the food was bland and tasteless. Given the prices, we expected much more. Also, unfortunately a couple of obnoxious and loud vehicles kept circling the block. Very disruptive; PCB ought to consider a noise ordinance if there isn’t one.
  7. LL

    LizL

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good selection
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was not bad just not as good as expected when comparing it to our last experience at the Destin location. Our waitress was nice however when we requested tartare sauce that had not been sitting on a warm Florida outside table she kept trying to tell us how good it was and even though it was warm it didn’t need to be swapped out for some that was chilled. After our second conversation about the sauce she reluctantly brought us some cold sauce.
  9. CK

    CindyK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a group of 7 and received excellent service. The food was very good and we felt like it was a fair price. We would definitely eat there again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and everything was great
  11. R

    Robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent meal with party of 4. Service was super friendly including the trainee. The seating hostess was magnificent. We enjoyed the grilled grouper very much. Very good bar service also.
  12. KM

    KymM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    My dinner was almost inedible. Do not
  13. KP

    KP27

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was fair but the price was insane. I realize it is near the beach but for what we got, it was ridiculous.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are friendly and fun. The food was really good. Overall it was more like a chain restaurant than I expected but the food was great and had good presentation. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. It was quiet while we were there but the restaurant had less than half the tables filled at the time. Entrees were a bit pricier than I expected. Seemed like fine dining prices for a slightly above average food menu.
  15. w

    wheals

    Charleston

    134 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Too loud outdoor dining.
  16. A

    Adam

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Shrimp and scallops meal was amazing. Chicken sandwich not so much. We were served by the bartender and he was great.
  17. ND

    NeilD

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The menu has many selections. The gumbo was tasty but that’s where it stopped. The fried mahi mahi was almost tasteless. The French fries were soggy. The blackjack tuna was chewy and other than the scant amount of sauce was tasteless. The green bean medley was so overcooked it was inedible. I asked for something else and was given the corn, also tasteless. I was told they wouldn’t charge me extra for the corn. Gee thanks! Te waitress was sweet and attentive. This restaurant is SO overpriced for the value and quality served. Would never go back!!
  18. a

    alizah

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service from our server-in-training and other staff. It's a good place for dinner with friends.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and the service was amazing! Highly recommend!
  20. RB

    RichardB

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood choices served in a friendly and efficient manner.
  21. F

    Foodietwo

    Orlando

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I don’t think this is a place we would return to. I first do want to say that our server COURTNEY was the only positive thing about our dinner. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. It was just over priced to start with. We started with some fried calamari and drinks and they were not crispy at all. Instead, rather soggy. I had a grouper entrée, my husband a mahi-mahi entrée, they were both extremely thin cut and over cooked. I had added a stuffed baked potato to mine and it was so dry it was just gross. Around $35 each. The other four people in our party were not very pleased either and just thought things were so so. I’ll also add that I was glad we were able to sit outside because the smell inside is an over powering used cooking oil smell. Floors were slippery with food on them and it just had an unclean feel. Sorry, not sorry. But it’s the truth
  22. R

    Rlevy

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and portions were large. Jessica A was very accommodating and friendly.
  23. j

    joeyw82

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The fisherman trio was excellent. The other items we ordered were good as well. We weren't in a rush, but did feel that it took a little longer to get our dinner though. Our server was very friendly and overall a good experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly bartenders! Good drinks and food
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good and patio was good for people watching!
  26. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Absolutely horrible food. Like a cafeteria. I would rather have eaten at McDonalds and I don’t like McDonald’s. Severely overpriced
  27. MB

    MaggieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food was subpar, reviews made it sound like it was going to be amazing. Only thing worth eating was the twice baked potato, could have ate about 12 of them. The fried pickles, sunset chicken, & stuffed shrimp are the other items we ordered & we were not impressed at all! The stuffed shrimp is $35 & isn’t worth the money. Service was pretty crappy, our waiter rolled his eyes & gave us attitude every time we asked for something.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good meal ! Good service. Nice outdoor spaced seating.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. We felt socially distanced and that made the experience amazing.

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 4.2 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Back Porch Bay

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Panama City Beach - Bay Point

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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