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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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    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
One of my favorite spots!

This place has great food, a great staff and owners, and is on the Dahlonega square. What else could a person ask for when eating out in Dahlonega! There always seems to be something new going on at the Back Porch and the experience is always above average which is why it's one of my family's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
JumpingJacks30533
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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place has great food, a great staff and owners, and is on the Dahlonega square. What else could a person ask for when eating out in Dahlonega! There always seems to be something new going on at the Back Porch and the experience is always above average which is why it's one of my family's favorites in town.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in town for two nights and decided to eat at the back porch oyster bar. The first night was great. Waitress was friendly and directed us to a wonderful meal and the oysters were great. It was so good we decided to come back the second night and try different items. Service from Jay was terrible he did... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Service was excellent and food was fine for the money. I'm not sure the seafood is all that fresh but it was good.

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Macon, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Sullen service, mediocre food, quite overpriced. Eating on the upstairs terrace was pleasant, but it's not worth it. Avoid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Started with 2 dozen oysters harvested in 55 degrees or less water temp. The wine list is very extensive with reds and whites for any tastes. My wife ordered the surf and turf, which is the fillet mignon with lobster claw and I had blacken grouper with a green beans and chunks of potatoes. Everything was fabulous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just heading down town for gasoline we ended up to have a suprising dinner on the porch! Friendly guests, charming sercice! Great atmosphere and food. Coming from South West Germany our expectation abroad are seldom satisfied. Beautiful sensuAl evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Amazing place!!! Great food extremely fresh and amazing service. Our waiters was Gary AMAZING!!!!! Extremely clean and very nice atmosphere

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Buford, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great service and great food. Wait staff were very pleasant and very attentive. The calamari with the Thai sweet sauce was delicious. The portions on both the appetizers and main courses could very easily serve two people. A great place to have lunch or dinner.

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grady,al
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38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were seated upstairs - for a "view of the square." The railing was at eye level or just a little below, and the hard plastic enclosure made the view hazy. Higher chairs and tables would be an improvement, for a good view over the railing. I ordered the she crab soup, and could not eat it. It was VERY... More 

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West Chester, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had lunch on the outside porch and it was lovely. We all ordered the lunch special which consisted of a fresh salad with blackened salmon and strawberries in a lime vingarette dressing. And to make it even better the outside porch is pet friendly.

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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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