Looking for a good place to eat in Navarre?
TC’s Front Porch is the perfect destination.
The numbers will tell you as much as the popular café-style restaurant at 8552 Navarre Parkway, which is just west of the Navarre Beach Bridge, reached a significant milestone.
“On August 3rd we surpassed $1 million in sales for the year, which is a milestone because, with being an outdoor café, we deal with the weather conditions and seat only 72,” owner Bob Benaquis said.
TC’s has been open for 10 years and the staff takes pride in providing customers with quality and friendly customer service as well as delicious food.
“Our growth has been steadily going up every year. We have a great staff of employees who are loyal and dedicated, and who are all on the same page when it comes to the direction of the community,” Benaquis said.
TC’s is in its 10th year of business and has come a long way in that time, turning an old gas station into a well-known dining destination. It’s one of the top restaurants in Navarre according to various travel sites.
“We are recognized all over the country by people who visit town, and we are proud to hear them say this is the first place they come to when they come to Navarre,” Benaquis said.
There are plenty of great menu options to choose from at a restaurant that is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Breakfast is arguably the most popular time of the day because of options like an EBLT sandwich, tasty biscuits and Jason’s Burrito.
TC’s isn’t a bad place to go for lunch or dinner either. Shrimp baskets, fish baskets, shrimp, fish and chicken tacos, Po-Boys and the always popular Grouper Reuben are the favorites among customers.
Burgers are also on the menu and Benaquis said changes are coming on that front.
“We are starting a burger process that I believe will wow this town. It’s going to be a different style of burger,” Benaquis said.
TC’s is also among the businesses bidding for the contract for the Navarre Beach Pier. He’s teamed up with good friend and financial backer Kenny Cook, who he has known since high school.
He believes is pier proposal is a perfect fit for what the county is looking for in a pier operator.
“We believe we have the best plans laid out,” Benaquis said. “It’s a straightforward plan worthy of the county’s consideration and it’s a plan that would satisfy all the needs of that area.”
Benaquis said ultimately it’s all about helping the community move forward.
“We love this community and being a visionary like I am, we hope we can play an intricate role in its future,” Benaquis said.
He’s also all about making sure customers leave his restaurant with their appetites satisfied and eager to return again for another meal.
“We are dedicated to making sure our customer’s interest is very satisfactory. We want them to enjoy their experience here,” Benaquis said.
TC’s Front Porch
8552 Navarre Parkway
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7 .am. – 10 p.m.
Sat. – Sun. 7 a.m. – Midnight