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All 71 Dahlonega Restaurants

Back Porch Oyster Bar

Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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
Roswell, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I stop in Back Porch anytime I'm visiting downtown Dahlonega and I'm never disappointed in the freshness of the seafood and the flavor. We started with the crab dip which was delicious. My mom had fried oysters and they were tender and juicy. I had the seared Ahi Tuna with Trashy Rice and it was so good! We didn't have... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We've been here once before and it didn't disappoint--neither did this time. Personal favorite in downtown Dahlonega. The crab bisque is heavenly and the oysters are divine. Sit up on the porch with a glass of wine and enjoy laid back small town America at its finest.

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stopped in at the Back Porch Oyster Bar on a recent trip to Ga. We just sort of stumbled on this great little town of Dahlonega. Looking for a place for dinner we found that a number of the restaurants in town were closed on Monday evening. How lucky for us that the Back Porch was not. Some of... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Been to Dahlonega several times in the last few years, but failed to give the backporch a try. that will NOT happen again!! this place is -- EXCELLENT! we rode 2 and a half hours to get here and I would make the trip again tomorrow :) my wife and I, and another couple took advantage of a beautiful day... More 

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I have been coming to the Back Porch since moving to the area 4 years ago. Being a Florida boy, I have a frequent craving for good seafood, and this is the place to satisfy that craving. I can't say enough good things about the food here since everything we have tried is fantastic. The seafood is... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I went here for lunch. The food and service were great. I got the grilled rainbow trout and my wife got the oysters. The only thing negative was it was a little pricey for a lunch menu that didn't provide much on the plate. I guess it was quality over quantity.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our first visit and we are so very impressed! Food is terrific! My usual rule is not to eat seafood further than an hour's drive from the shore. The food here was EXCELLENT! Had the best shrimp and grits ever, and I've eaten them in Charleston, Savannah and North Carolina. One of our party had the tuna and it was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We love the little town of Dahlonega and visit every time we are in the area. There are lots of nice places to eat but this year at Christmas we decided to try a new one. We really were in the mood for oysters and decided to try the Back Porch Oyster Bar. What a pleasant surprise it ended up... More 

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Jasper, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was our first visit, an impulse stop early on New Years eve. They accommodated the seven members of our family without a reservation, and every dish was outstanding. We are foodies who have dined at "fine" restaurants in New York, Paris and San Francisco, and would rate our meal here right up with the best. We live in the... More 

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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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