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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 #4 of 67 restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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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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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Canton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Pros: The food was really good and fresh! Cons: Upon arrival, the hostess was arguing with a manager (??) about the lack of silverware rolled, menus prepped, and where the guests were being seated. It was also apparent that the entire place needed a GOOD wash down and pressure washing on the back porch. Once we were seated the service... More

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St Martin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My family visiting from the Caribbean spent a month in Dahlonega and ate at most of the restaurants in town more than once. Back Porch Oyster Bar was overall the best and our favorite! Service was awesome, we thank you Gary for your friendly and informative service and arranging an off menu pasta dish for my very picky teen!! Special's... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were celebrating our 28 year anniversary and found Back Porch Oyster Bar. What a delight to dine on the back patio on a gorgeous night with wonderful food and genuinely friendly service. This is definitely a new spot for us as the menu is diverse with many options to come back for. Loved it and thanks... More

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Adams, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Friendly, casual place. We ate dinner there on two consecutive nights, Delicious food at reasonable prices. Owners are very engaged in their business, they seem to truly like what they are doing and it shows.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The place looks like a beach house - and this Gulf Coast girl thought "this is a bad idea," but I was wrong! Delicious cold water oysters and a local trout grilled and served with Asparagus were excellent. The owner spoke with us and he really knows his seafood. Nice server too and one of the better beer lists in... More

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Pickens, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There are many criteria that I use to review a restaurant, but when it comes to a seafood place and especially one that specializes in oysters, there is one criteria that must be number one , two and three. FRESHNESS . Back Porch Oyster Bar not only understands that but they enforce it. My wife and I had several dozen... More

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I last reviewed the Back Porch a few years back, since then it has moved premises to a rather more Front Porch location on Dahlonega's Public Square. It is a little more accessible than the old place, though the main dining area is up a flight of stairs. We have been there regularly over the years, but was recently prompted... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I would highly recommend Back Porch Oyster Bar. We had dinner for the first time even though we live only 35 minutes away. Oysters were delicious but a little pricey. The Scallops were cooked perfect. We will definitely be back.

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Knoxville, TN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped in for lunch during a two-night stay in Dahlonega. Based on previous reviews, we were not disappointed. We both had the oyster po' boy as well as good beer on tap. We ate on the second level, which had a seaside flavor, and our wait-person was prompt and knowledgeable which earned her a nice tip. The restaurant is... More

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Buford, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent Restaurant on a great Location in Down Town Dahlonega. The Menu has a nice selection, a little bit on the pricier side. Service and food is super, very relaxing, you can choose between inside or outside dining

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