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Monday, September 16, 2013

The Back Porch Seafood and Oyster House

During a recent visit to Panama City Beach, we enjoyed a late lunch at Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, located at Pier Park.  Our service was attentive but not overwhelming and the food was delicious and PLENTIFUL. 
Here's the link to the menu.
I started out with a Blue Crush:  Bacardi Limon, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice and sour mix.  Very refreshing!
Next up was an order of Firecracker Shrimp:  Fried popcorn shrimp tossed in a spicy remoulade sauce (available without sauce upon request).  Even though this was happy hour pricing on appetizers, there were FOUR DOZEN shrimp on this plate.  I should have just ordered this as a main course.
Next up crab and spinach dip with tortilla chips.  Full of crabmeat.  Very good.
I chose the amberjack sandwich with a twice baked potato and a nice corn, lima bean and red pepper medley.  The choices for the fish were fried, grilled, blackened or bronzed.  I chose bronzed.  That translated to more than grilled, but less than blackened and without the "blackening spices."  It was grilled perfectly. 
Harold chose the grouper sandwich.  As you all know, if grouper is on the menu, he's going to order that in some shape, form or fashion.  His sides were the twice baked potato and cole slaw.  His fish was bronzed as well.

If you're shopping at Pier Park around happy hour, you can get a great deal on apps and drinks.

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