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Back Porch Oyster Bar

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American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-8623
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Back Porch Oyster Bar Restaurant is inspired by coastal North Carolina...
Back Porch Oyster Bar Restaurant is inspired by coastal North Carolina cuisine, our seafood is fine dining in a fun atmosphere. Our menu runs the gamut from simple fried catfish to Ahi tuna tartare, pan seared Chilean Sea Bass in a lemon beurre blanc, and cold water lobster tails. We also have a wide selection of cold water oysters from Northeastern U.S. and Canada. Yes you can find great seafood in the North Georgia Mountains!!
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Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food and service

I am not a big seafood lover, but this place changed my mind. The food is amazing, the service is amazing, the atmosphere is fun and relaxing. Our waiter was Greg and he went above and beyond to make us feel at home. We will for sure go back when we are in town:)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Sherry J
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Horton, Alabama
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Horton, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I am not a big seafood lover, but this place changed my mind. The food is amazing, the service is amazing, the atmosphere is fun and relaxing. Our waiter was Greg and he went above and beyond to make us feel at home. We will for sure go back when we are in town:)

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Douglasville, Ga.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

When you step inside it's like you just left the North Ga mountains ard are on the beach. The atmosphere is great, the service is always good and I've never had a bad meal there. Great little place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My guy and I took a daytrip to Dahlonega. After reading Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to give this place a try for lunch. We were not disappointed. The food was so fresh and absolutely delicious. The environment was great, outdoor view of the downtown square but closed in to eliminate humidity and such. This just may be the best... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Food not good! Fish was greasy. No effort made to correct. Staff was nice but if someone leaves hungry. You have not done a good job.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We love seafood and this is the ONLY place to get it in Dahlonega! Others have tried with no luck. Their seafood is unbeatable so no need to try to outdo them. It's a little pricey but all good seafood places are and it's definitely worth it!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I ate here during a weekend get-away and could not believe how delicious the fish was. The clam appetizer with a thai sauce (don't know what it was, but it was divine) followed by ahi tuna for me and the featured Hawaiian sea bass for him were beyond our expectations. It's an open dining area with fluorescent... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

My mom recently moved to Dahlonega, and she has enjoyed this restaurant several times. Unfortunately, there were some really loud and drunk folks on the patio where we were seated. The server took our beverage, app, and dinner order all at once. It was fine but felt a little rushed unnecessarily. The wine selection was good. The ambiance was pleasant... More 

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Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

owner very friendly -- answered all questions and available to make recommendations. They obviously enjoy this business. All fish flown in daily, ask for the specials.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have been there several times and always the food is the best and all of the servers are so pleasant. Most of them are college students. Just lean back and imagine you are in the keys. Honestly the food is great and the restaurant is clean.

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Newborn, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had dinner there with a group of friends. We ordered several different appetizers, I had the olives and bread, great. I ordered the special of the night and it was $30, but the dinner was good and everyone enjoyed the meal they ordered. They only have beer and wine so be aware of that, but a good selection of both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-864-8623

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Description

Back Porch Oyster Bar Restaurant is inspired by coastal North Carolina cuisine, our seafood is fine dining in a fun atmosphere. Our menu runs the gamut from simple fried catfish to Ahi tuna tartare, pan seared Chilean Sea Bass in a lemon beurre blanc, and cold water lobster tails. We also have a wide selection of cold water oysters from Northeastern U.S. and Canada. Yes you can find great seafood in the North Georgia Mountains!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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