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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 - 10:00 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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
great people

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
lamb830
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Georgia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Today is cold and rainy with sleet. There wasn't many businesses open today so we thought we would try the oyster bar. Man were we surprised. We had salmon with cucumber cream dressing with trashy rice, my husband had steak with wine sauce & potatoes. They were awesome. So good we ordered take out shrimp & trashy rice cause of... More 

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Blairsville, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

since they move to their new digs, they have lost their purpose. the place is noisy, dinny, hardly the charming ambience of their previous digs. the food is average, servers are not as knowledgeable of the menu as they should be.

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Cleveland, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We just got back from eating here. The food is Outstanding I had the cold water oysters & Sea Scallops Mushroom, Tomato, Green Bean, Truffled Beurre Blanc. My Husband had the fryed fish everything was so good . I thought I was back in St Pete . We moved up here full time last year. And have been looking for... More 

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Atlanta
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37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Stopped by here for a Sunday lunch. The chef prepared a special request of Pan Seared Scallops with Risotto that was fantastic!. Others got the Fish and Chips and the Burger. The Key Lime Pie melts in your mouth. Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Casino were a hit!. Will definitely be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Comfortable casual environment. Too cold for porch sitting last Friday night. Had as knowledgeable a server as I have had anywhere. She knew the menu well and her recommendations were outstanding. The Thai chili calamari and crab dip with flour tortilla chips were a great beginning. All three of us marveled at the simple, yet wonderful home-made soft tortilla chips.... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had a great lunch. Four of us had a bit of everything. Catfish, burger, salad, and oyster sandwich. All were very good. Oysters were fresh and clean. Burger was substantial. Nice filet of catfish. Light breading. The apple and pear salad had a nice dressing and was the best option for a light lunch. Dessert was good blueberry cheesecake. Four... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was our second visit to this restaurant. We celebrated a birthday and the first sunny day in a dreary cold week in GA. Five people and four different meals ordered. Each prepared beyond our expectations and each done to perfection. My wife's Oysters Rockefeller were not only presented expertly they were as good as she had ever had (even... 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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