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Back Porch Oyster Bar

Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-864-8623
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Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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!!
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English first
Demorest, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

They know how to staff during large events in the area. The staff are courteous and quick to complete requests whether you ask or they simply notice you need something. The food was delicious. I would not call it expensive, but it is certainly not on the cheap side. However the food was great!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic lunch here. Hubby and I both had the shrimp and grits with crab dip as an appetizer. The grits were exceptional. Creamy with a hollandaise sauce on them. My only minor shock/concern was the size of the shrimp - they were tiny - but I fully admit being from Jacksonville, FL and having access to fresh Mayport shrimp may... More

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Have found a great seafood restaurant in the North Georgia mountains have dined there at least 6 times the seafood is fresh and well prepared. The atmosphere is great you can dine on the front porch overlooking the historic downtown square. This is especially nice during the fall and spring of the year. Prices are a little high but still... More

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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was excited to find a seafood restaurant, but it became regret when I saw the prices and the few non-seafood options. My wife and I go to seafood restaurants fairly often at home because she can be reasonably sure that their will be a satisfactory non-seafood option on the menu for her. When I saw that the non-seafood options... More

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Ft. lauderdale, fl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Best she crab soup ever. Tasty and fresh seafood well prepared. Have dined here three times and have been impressed each time.

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Vidalia, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stopped by for dessert and was pleasantly suprised. Good variety, outstanding desserts. The No Flour Chocolate Cake was phenomenal and the Creme Brulee was outstanding. Just get there before they close at 10p

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped at the Oyster Bar to check out their $1 oyster special during happy hour. Oysters in the mountains? Coming from the coast of Florida, we were cautiously optimistic... To our surprise, both dozens were cold and delicious. The staff was super friendly and proud to share that their oysters are from the cold waters of the Northeast. Worked... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

From the moment we stepped on the porch, we were treated so special. We had our dog with us and she was given water and treat first! We loved that. My husband enjoyed the best oysters ever and our son loved the King Crab Legs. I had a shrimp salad with delicious blue cheese dressing. The service could not have... More

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Leesburg, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice staff. Simple, but nice place to have oysters or assorted olives. I would definitely return for the blue point oysters.

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had the best bay scallop and shrimp lunch ever. Not sure how they do it... the restaurant is 300 miles from the nearest salt water!!! Simple, casual place...pub like. Excellent service. good value. On next trip through GA on I-75, we'll be sure to detour for a repeat.

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Additional Information about Back Porch Oyster Bar

Address: Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: 706-864-8623
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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